Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas pics

I promise to try and get Christmas pics loaded later today or this weekend. With sick kids, sick mommy and other things going on in the house we haven't had time to do to much of anything lately.

Favorite Foto Friday

My FFF is of the two men in my life...maybe I should of said kids...LOL. I love you both to the moon and back and infinity times two.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Two years ago.

Merry Christmas to everyone.
Two years ago on this day, Jody and I sat on the couch watching movies and wondering what our other children were doing since they were spending this Christmas Eve with their other parent. All was quiet except for the sound of the movie when the door bell rang. When we opened the front door there wasn't a person there but an envelope from FedEx with our names on it. We weren't expecting anything, and being the goofy people we are we didn't think to look to see who it was from, so what a HUGE surprise it was to open it and see the first picture of our son. We set with tears in our eyes as we looked through our referral packet and oooohed and ahhhhed at our tiny, beautiful son. What a Christmas present we received that year and it just keeps on giving.
Our referral picture. At 4 days old he weighed
5 lbs and was 18 inches long. When we received
his referral package he was a day shy of being a
month old.
Here is our beautiful baby today. He is the
light of our lives and brings so much joy
to our family. Thanks for bringing so
much happiness and adventure into our
family sweet boy.

We hope everyone has a safe and

happy Christmas season.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hoopin it up in my shirt my girl Sophia gave me.

Aiden's girl Sophia got him a Cleveland jersey for Christmas and he thought it would be the perfect time to show her his basketball skills. Do you really wanna take me in basketball?
guess I better do some exercises
before I play this game

contemplating the play

going up for the shot
and he makes it.

check out my muscles Sophia my sweet

I am one hot baby...ssssssss

struttin my stuff

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

Shhhhhhh baby sleeping. In the time of hustle and bustle of the Christmas season what better then to post a picture of one of the most peaceful times of the day for FFF. Hugs, kisses and sweet dreams little one.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thought of the day

After doing a million loads of laundry today
I have decided that the world should become
a nudist colony. I am going on strike from this

Harper and the first Christmas get together of the year

Harper came over to play today while her mommy was at the doctor and Aiden didn't seem to think it was to cool to have to share his toys. I knew this was gonna be a rough few hours because these two fight like cats and dogs whenever they are together but once Aiden figured out he had to share they had a good ole time together.

We also had the first Christmas get together with daddy's family last night.
Harper making her house
Aiden throwing his fit because he didn't want to share

Sitting back and taking it all in.

I guess its not so bad to share my toys..but she's
not taking any of them home mom.

Aiden holding cousin Lennon

Megan seems to be you think we will
get in trouble if we push Lennon out of his chair

Auntie Lisa concentrating on playing the video

Cory being goofy

God only knows what these three were up too.

Some of the gang opening presents

Lennon's first Christmas present

Friday, December 14, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

Since this is the time of year for families and friends to gather together I thought what better time then now to use this picture of my kiddos from last Christmas. This was Aiden's first Christmas home(2006) and it was the best Christmas we all had had in a very long time. We hope everyone is having a joyous holiday season so far. Our trees are up, shoppings done, Christmas cards mailed and the gifts are wrapped and under the trees. We have even mailed out the gifts that had to be mailed. We have our first Christmas get together with Jody's family on the 18th and then have our Christmas with my family on the 24th at mom's and then Christmas at my brother's on Christmas day. Then we have New Years and hope to be in Ohio celebrating with the best of friends. Happy Holidays everyone.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Little boys and their toys

Aiden got a belated birthday gift from my ex inlaws...yes they still come around. They were so happy that "they" finally had a grandchild that was a boy in the family. I guess its nice to still be considered family after being divorced from their son for 10 yrs now. Anyway, you would of thought they hung the moon the way Aiden ooooheeed and ahhhhhed over this race car set. Him and daddy played with this for at least an hour building different tracks and ramps. If I would of known it would keep him quiet and content that long I would of invested in one a long time ago.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Naughty or Nice

We took Aiden to get his picture taken with Santa today expecting to have a screaming kid. I was all ready for telling them to just take the have to have one crying picture with every kid...LOL.
Daddy decided to also get some pictures of him while mommy was getting ready. Why is it that daddy can always get half way decent pictures but when mommy takes them they suck. Oh well here ya go.

Do you think Santa will buy that I have been good
if I am looking like this?

I promise I didn't have my hand
around my camels neck

I love this picture

Aiden is not to sure about the Christmas tree
in his room and any time he is in there he
always keeps an eye on it.
Yes auntie Lisa, I did put my sweetie Sophia
in the picture with me.
Now to the Santa picture.
He wasn't to sure about this guy either but
at least he set there.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

Trying to get in the festive, holiday mood and thought what an opportunity to look at pictures from last Christmas...Aiden's first Christmas home. On Christmas 2006 he was 13 months old and the best present anyone of us could of gotten that year. We love you little guy. Mom's favorite present of all.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Aiden's first gingerbread house

We decided to let Aiden attempt his first gingerbread house with a little assistance from daddy and Clara. He was real interested in it but had trouble understanding the concept of putting the candy on the house. Naked gingerbread house

WOW, look at all that candy.

Eating the icing after we made it.

You want me to do what with my candy?

You didn't just see me eat that piece daddy

OH MY GOSH daddy don't waste all that

candy on that house.

If I have to help I guess I will spit a

piece of candy on there

Maybe I will just crush this house

so I don't have to put anymore

candy on it.

The finished product.

It was funny to watch him do this but he sure didn't want to give his candy up. I wish I would of taken a picture of the table after they did was covered in icing and candy was all over the floor.

Monday, December 3, 2007

My elves

I had to do this to see what my monkeys looked like as elves. We all laughed so much we were crying.

Hey, I just made a total elf of myself. Check it out by clicking the link below.

My first gift

A fellow blogging mommy has given me and a few other mommies this as a Christmas gift from her and her family. It is absolutely precious and brought tears to my eyes before I even saw that me and Aiden were in it. Thanks again Angel for this beautiful gift. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

Angel wrote:

My hero is not a star in Hollywood. My hero is not a politician or a member of the royal family. Many of you reading this today are my heroes. You are world changers. You see what you want the world to be and you decide to BE the change. You aren't content to close your eyes to it. I am so deeply grateful to be a part of such a dynamic group of people. Today I have a Christmas gift for you. This is especially dedicated to all the mommas out there opening their hearts and homes to little ones who have no greater wish than to have a family. It WILL be a merry Christmas for so many little ones this year because of you. YOU are my hero.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

This FFF is for both Aiden and his big sis, Kelsey. Kelsey and Domo are by far Aiden's most favorite people to hang out with and right now things aren't going well for his two favorite people. Aiden wants his big sis and Dip- uh- dee to know we love them and everything will work out as long as you keep fighting for what you really want. Keep your head up guys.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How can I get mad?

You know those days when if you hear your child be selfish one more time you will pull your hair out? Aiden's favorite word right now is "my" which is his version of mine. He will get mad at his sisters for touching one of his toys and look at them and scream "my"or he will get mad at the cat for laying on his blanket and scream "my". Well I was getting him dressed today and when I stood him up to pull up his pants he put his little arms around my neck and kissed me and said "my mommy". How can I get mad at that?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Aiden

I know this is suppossed to be a post about Aiden's birtday but mommy is having a sad day accepting that her babies are getting older and her youngest baby is now two. Where does the time go? My oldest daughter is a senior in highschool and will be graduating and heading off to college next fall, my stepdaughter will be getting her license any day now and my youngest daughter is into stealing "my" makeup and shoes, and then we have little Aiden who I want to put in a box so he can't get any bigger. I don't want my kiddos getting older and growing up.

I have also had Aiden's birthmother on my mind all day today....wondering how she is feeling today knowing that the baby she placed for adoption to give a better life, is now a toddler and she won't get to watch him grow up and become a man. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Angelica for choosing life for "our" precious son. We love him more and more every day. He is the joy of so many people's lives and "you" Angelica are just as special and loved by all of us as "our" Aiden.

Ok guys, sorry for being so down on such a great day as Aiden's birthday. I have said my piece and will now move onto the pictures we were able to get today.

Aiden in his birthday suit

This is a hideous picture but I thought it

was funy with all of us in the different

hats that Aiden put on us.

You can't tell in this picture but his shirt says

"Birthday Boy' and the truck is carrying

birthday candles

We had a very early lunch dinner thing at

Olive Garden with some of our family and then

headed home for cake and ice cream

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to

Aiden and cousin Joshua playing

Aiden got the biggest kick out of his cake and

blowing the candles out over and over again.

He would blow them out and then we had to

relight them probably 5 more times.

We never did get through singing all of Happy

Birthday before he would have them blown out.

Aiden sitting in the middle of the island opening

his presents