Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Aiden's Birthday in pictures

It is so hard for me to believe that my little guy is already 3 years old. I look back at when we got his referral on that cold Christmas Eve in 2005 and its just hard to believe that he has grown to be 3 already...where did the time go?

He had a very busy day with school, lunch with friends, dinner with family and opening gifts. He was so excited when I picked him up from school yesterday because they sang happy birthday to him. We auntie Kelly and Harper for lunch and hung out for a while and then we came home and waited for the girls and daddy to get home from school and work (Kels was also at work), so that we could go out and enjoy Aiden's birthday dinner and come home and eat cake and icecream and open Aiden's gifts. OHHHH, my mommy and daddy even went to dinner with us.

I have to say that at 11, the time Aiden was born that I had this sudden feeling of happiness and sadness come over me. Happy that I am so blessed to be this precious babys mommy and sad because I wondered if Aiden's birthmom was thinking of him at that moment too. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart Angelica for this precious, beautiful gift that you have given us the privilege of raising and being in our lives. I hope you know that not a day goes by that we aren't forever greatful for and love him so much.

Onto the pictures.

Aiden's big present this year was

having his room redone and getting

a big boy bed. He LOVES it.

just the other side of his room

Aiden started his day out with his normal
cartoon watching.

All dressed and ready for school

Auntie Kelly and Harper at lunch.

These two are soooo funny when they are

Aiden playing hide and seek with daddy.
He has discovered this little door under
his bed and loves to play in there

Singing happy birthday to "our" baby....oops
big boy.

Aiden and cousin Josh....Aiden idolizes him.

Aiden trying to patiently wait for
his presents to open. He looks like
he is ready to pounce....LOL.

Look at the excitement on that sweet baby's face.
He got some really neat gifts and didn't know what
to play with first.

The 3 sistwerps...this picture cracks me up.

His train set that he is in love with. I have to say
I went out with the mindset to buy a Thomas
track and OMG those are outrageous.

Good night my sweet baby. We love you to the
moon and back.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday

UPDATE: Promise to post the pictures tomorrow. We had a busy day and I am one beat momma.

Guess whose birthday is today? Mr. Aiden has turned the big 3 years old today and has plannned his big day out. Promise to post pics later.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday

This weeks theme for FFF is "for crying out loud." I often say if Aiden was a girl we would be in sooo much trouble because he can be quite the drama king...LOL. We don't take to many pictures of the whiney Aiden so I had to go back and look through pictures to find these.All out fit here.

I am pretty sure this was an "I am not gettng what
I want cry"

Hope everyone has had a good week and has a good weekend. I have been quite the slacker and haven't bought our turkey day food yet so me and Aiden are off to do that today and find him some black dress shoes for his Christmas outfit. Who would of ever thought it would be so hard to find cute black dress shoes for him. Hugs my friends.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Missing my friends and family...BLAH!!!

Not sure if its just being stuck in the house and not getting out as much because of it being cold, the holiday season when your suppossed to be with loved ones or what the heck it is, but I am really missing my friends and family lately. The holidays are suppossed to be a fun and joyous time but without these people it just doesn't seem that way this year.

In the past, holidays were spent with family and I have had the three grandparents I have lost on my mind alot lately. I used to spend Christmas Eve with my mom's side of the family and I have lost both her mother and father. I lost my granny when Kelsey was 6 months old and my grandpa in 2001....these are the grandparents I was close to and until their passing we would see them every weekend. I sooo wish my grandma would of gotten to meet Clara and Aiden and that my grandpa would of gotten to see Aiden. They would of loved them sooo much and my grandfather would of taught my children so much about the ways of the world. Christmas Eve just isn't the same...something is definitely missing.

I lost my dad's mom in 1995 to pancreatic cancer and in a sense have also lost my grandpa on this side of the family too. He has alzeheimer's and doesn't even know his own children, much less his grandchildren and great grandchildren. We used to spend Christmas day with dad's side of the family and since my grandma passed away we rarely see that side of the family. I guess it was grandma that held the family together and my dad and his siblings just aren't close. I still try to do my part and invite them for get togethers and send them holiday cards but it seems as if they are all in their own world and we just don't see or hear from them.

I really, really miss my mom. She used to be the type that was never home and always had something to do and now she does nothing and never leaves the house. Over the pass few years she has had many surgeries on her knees and ankles and refused to do the exercises the physical therapist wanted her to do at home because they "hurt" now she is unable to walk without support and basically has given up and does nothing at all but sit at home and watch TV. She doesn't even come to the kids birthday get togethers anymore. I want my mom back. I wanna be able to call her and go shopping with her, go to lunch with her and just call and have a normal conversation with her about something other then her hurts. I pray that she has enough energy to join my brother and our families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Can I say it again? I WANT MY MOM BACK.

I miss spending time with and talking with my friends as much as I used to. I have friends that I see on a weekly basis and I thank God for them and then I also have some friends that I haven't seen in a year or more and I miss seeing them and talking with them about daily things. I wanna be able to call and say meet me at Target and while we shop we can drink our Starbucks. I wanna know whats going on with their lives like I used to when we were close. How they are and their kiddos. I want to be able to support them in things going on in their lives, to cry and laugh with them. Friend's are what makes my world go round.

I know I have said it over and over but I miss "my" Kelsey. I am VERY proud of her for attempting to move away and go to school and for having the courage to admit it wasn't the right thing, and I am very proud of her for moving back home and getting her own place, a full time job and going back to school when the next semester starts back up BUT, I miss seeing her beautiful, smiling face every day. I miss going in her room and waking her up in the morning and telling her good night......text messages just aren't the same. I miss my oldest baby.

Sorry for rambling BUT, my friends and family are what is important to my life and I miss those of you that I don't see anymore or often enough.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Posting early since me and Aiden have the ick and not sure if I will feel like doing it in the morning.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday

FFF theme this week is "blowing kisses" and we have quite a few kissy pictures to share. Kissy pictures are some of my all time favorites because he is actually being sweet for a minute...LOL. Enjoy.
Aiden's first kiss from his first girlfriend.
Mommy kisses.

more mommy kisses

mommy and Aiden blowing daddy kisses

Aiden getting a double whammy from
Kelsey and mommy.

Aiden blowing kisses with his cute little puffy lips.

Kisses from my sweet baby are the ABSOLUTE best. I love you to the moon and back Aiden. I am sooo glad I have the privilege of being your mommy.
Have a good weekend my friends.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday

Theme for FFF is "family" and I couldn't just pick one so I picked some of my all time faves. Our trip to Gatlinburg in March of 2008.
Wow, Clara's hair was short.

Me and my 3 kiddos.

The grandkids on my side of the family minus Felecia...
not real sure what Ben is doing.

My hubby and his brothers.

One of many trips to IL when Kels was there.
Clara's missing in this one and YEAHHH
Kels is back now.

Hope everyone has had a good week and has a nice relaxing weekend. Hugs my friends.