Fantastic Weekend

We have slowed down on the events during the weekends and it is really nice. This weekend we found a new place to go hiking, tried a different time during the day to go out on our excursion and geocached for the first time in years.

The weather was perfect for hiking with low humidity in the upper 70s. The hikes were great and Aiden did very well going up the mountain carefully. He loved being the leader and making sure we were on the correct path. We did this in the late afternoon after Alina’s nap, which worked out beautifully and they went to bed without any issue. Aiden also got a kick out of “finding treasure” with the geocache. I’m sure it will be no time before he is using the GPS on his own! All in all, we had a wonderful weekend and hope that there are many more like it in the future.

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One year ago today at this very moment I was prepped and getting ready to be wheeled into the room where the most wonderful and scary thing happened. The baby I had been carrying for almost 9 months was about to be born. I was scared because I had never had a c-section before and up until this point had been crying everyday after I finding out I needed to have one. On the other hand, I was about to learn who this precious little bundle was. I was so happy that Chris was there with me and that Aiden was being cared for by Chris’s mom and her husband. One year ago today was a very special day that I will not soon forget.

The pregnancy up until this point had been very different than my first one. I was crying everyday, I was not sure how I could love two kids and petrified that I would not be able to handle it if the baby was a girl. One year later it turns out that I am doing just fine and the kids get along great (so far!). Happy Birthday to my very special and incredibly loved little girl!

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Too Much Computer Perhaps?

Today we went to Island Beach State Park, our favorite place to spend time at the shore. We gave Aiden a choice of places we could go on our “adventure” and he chose a hike, but we convinced him that we could do a hike tomorrow as today would be a better day to visit the beach (holiday weekend and all). It was warm, but super windy. We set up the cabana and a great time was had by the four of us. Aiden voluntarily put his feet in the water (which was super cold by the way) and we were very proud parents as he was afraid of the water up until now. Alina played in the sand and it was a wonderful family day. Pizza Mike’s supplied dinner accommodations and the waitress recognized us from last season, so that was special too.

On our way home Aiden was complaining that it was taking too long to get to our house. We were actually about 10 minutes away from home, so I told him we were getting closer. His response, “We are still zoomed out and don’t tell me when we are zoomed in, I will tell you.”

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Hard to Believe…

My big boy is turning 4 today. I still remember the moment that I was sent to the hospital and the momentous birth of this most spectacular little being. This morning I told him (the abridged version) of how he came to be in this world and how happy we were to have him in our lives. He is trying to be independent and sometimes tests us by using his lovely vocabulary to let us know he is growing up, but all in all I am so very proud of my little man.

Sunday we had a wonderful birthday party at the park with both friends and family. It was chilly at the start, but the kids decorated kites and it wind was perfect for flying them. Yesterday he had his 4-year-old check up and was told he is one healthy kid. Today we went to the farm and met up with some friends. The kids had a great time chasing the geese (which he would never do in the past). It’s nice to be able to watch him grow up.

Happy 4th Birthday Aiden. We love you so very much!

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Moving Right Along

My dad and his wife visited today. We banned the guys to the basement and headed out to go shopping. Unfortunately, Aiden fell asleep on the way to the first outlet store and cried the entire time we shopped there. He eventually perked up and we were able to salvage the outing. All in all it was a nice day with my stepmom, whom I don’t usually spend one on one time with.

The basement is coming along and I think we all can’t wait until it is complete. The drop ceiling is going up soon and I am hoping to call the inspectors in the next week or so. I am tired of the house looking a wreck and want to move on to Aiden’s new room (which has all the computers in it that will go in the basement) and turn Aiden’s current room back into the nursery. It will happen, right?

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