Thursday, July 28, 2011

My little boy is two!

My little boy is two years old. I can NOT believe it! Time literally seems to be flying by and I wish I could hit pause. Watching Aidan grow blows my mind. He does alot of naughty stuff but it's definitely out weighed by the AMAZING things he says and the charm he puts on me. One minute I find myself on my last bit of patience and the next I'm cracking up laughing at the faces Aidan makes or in awww over the kisses he's planting on me. He has truly been a blessing in my life.
Because I am such a slacker and I'm just now catching up on my blog for the last 2 months this is the picture that you get of him. He's stuffing his face with pizza for his birthday lunch. Have no worries, I will be taking two year old portraits of him soon to post:)

I love you Aidan Cole. Happy 2nd Birthday!

Ethan 3.5yr old

As you know kids will be kids. I feel bad because I look back at my blog or in my digital photo album and I will notice I go in spurts of taking pics of one kid and not the other. I just wanted to put it out there that I do NOT favor one more then the other. It actually just turns out to be that I take pictures of whomever will look at me,lol. It seems like they have been surprisingly been taking turns. Lately, Ethan seems to be the least camera shy. Infact he kind of will give me an awkward tilt of the head and say "cheeessseee"! At this point....I'll take ANYTHING.

Ethan enjoying his FAVORITE meal.
He's even adorable as he chews his food,lol!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Aidan's 2nd Birthday Gathering

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I'm not a firm believer in having birthday parties every year but I do believe in making each birthday special. I decided to invite some of Aidan's chums last minute to join us for an impromptu 2nd birthday celebration at good ole' germ infested Chuckie Cheese. I must say it turned out much better then expected. The kids seem to love it!

I guess I should write this down in my list of things I thought I'd never do as a parent that turned out well.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Aidan being Aidan

For those of you who have been around my WILD 23 month old you wouldn't expect anything less. I was trying to get ready to go somewhere and had been blow drying my hair. I turned around to find this little monkey covered in baby powder. Got to love him!

Our little Dennis the Menace....
is certainly cute!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Our BIG announcement

We would love to announce our BIG news! I think you will figure it out as you see the pictures below. The boys had a cute, creative way with sharing their exciting news to friends and family!

A quick pose before.......

he shared his news:)

We are all super excited to announce that the boys will be BIG brothers!!

I just had a gut feeling that I was pregnant so I went to the store and bought the boys shirts, and iron on paper. I had used one of my favorite graphics and created these shirts the night before I got my BFP. When I woke up and took the test I was so excited I had to keep my mouth shut from screaming. I whipped out the shirts I made from the night before and put them on the boys quickly before Roger got out of the shower.

I wanted a special way to share our exciting news with the boys and Roger. It took Roger a couple seconds to grasp what the shirts said. I must say that it was a memorable moment. We even got Ethan to say that Mommy was having a baby!

Ethan is such a GREAT big brother and I know Aidan will be too.

**I had back posted this since we didn't want to share the news until closer to 12 weeks(8/7). I was only 3weeks and 1 day when we found out. What a hard secret to keep:) **

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Break 2011

We started summer break off strong with visiting the parks often. I must say that unless we went at 9am I had a hard time getting the boys out the door (on my behalf). The summer heat is crazy let alone the humidity. I don't know how these boys have so much energy is this weather,lol.

Ethan always is bringing his "selected" animals with him every where he goes. He went a good week with this horse.
Never puts it down. I think he's afraid the other kids will take it,lol!

Aidan making sure the coast is clear.

Love the FACES.

Of course he posed for a picture.....he stole my smoothie:)
Aidan playing music

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ethan Potato Head

Most Mom's yell at their kids to "NOT PUT THINGS IN THEIR EARS" well.....I walked into the playroom and this is how I found Ethan. I had to run for the camera. He was actively playing with the Mr.Potato head but I guess he felt he needed an extra set of ears. Got to love it!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter 2011

This year I decided to order the boys ties off of etsy. Change up the collared shirts and plaid short routine from last year. Well, I must say that they were super CUTE, but boy did they hate having extra stuff around their neck and being in long sleeves in FL. I think maybe next year we are going to go back to "simple"?
I do believe getting a family picture of the four of us is simply impossible. Either 1/4 is having a meltdown, running away, ripping off things or I'm not really sure. To be honest, I'm over it! Is it too much to ask to have the 3 males is my life to suck it up and pose with me. I want pictures to look back on to see how happy, young, etc. we were.
Now that my temper tantrum is over with, I'd like to share with you our Easter!

Aidan's Easter Basket
Ethan's Easter Basket

Ethan and Roger....and the DINOSAUR!

Aidan was sleeping

Ethan and I

Hmmm.....not a good look

His tie is all jacked up. He is so cute tho!

Aidan is so innocent when he is sleeping, awwww!

Ethan a little excited about his baskets from his Nana's. He was so excited he got into Aidan's. You snooze you lose,lol!

Do I want a lollipop or a bunny cookie on a stick?
I wish that was the hardest thing I had to decide these days:)

Geez, now to decide on which egg to open,lol!

"Grape" Nana showing Ethan how to use the toy. I think he really just wants her to open it up for the candy!

He sat still for a little while during brunch. Good boy Aidan!
Probably because he LOVED eating the feast that the spa had.

I think he likes the bunny? To bad Ethan and Mommy missed it:(

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Park Time

Aidan is 20 Months old here and playing at Millenia Park.

He LOVES to swing!

Look at that look....and those eyes!

Same park, different day

LOVE that smile:)

I feel like I post more picture of Aidan then I do of Ethan. I think it's because Aidan poses more then Ethan does and because Ethan is at school for the first half of the day when the camera seems to be out more. Regardless, I am just making it clear for when my kids read my printed blog that I DO NOT favor one over the other and I do love them both the same (unlike their Nana, Grammy, Auntie A and Uncle Mike who pick favorites) so messed up right?

Who would have thought that two brothers could be as different as Ethan and Aidan are? They both come from the same mother and father, only 20 months apart and raised the exact same way. It's amazing that they are basically polar opposites but yet......I LOVE them with all of my heart! With Mother's Day coming up I wanted to catch up on my blog. I am in hopes of Roger taking some cute pics of me with my boys (incase Roger doesn't read this please feel free to pass the word on).

Friday, April 1, 2011

Aidan's 20 months old

Aidan is 20 months old and time is just flying by. I now understand why my Mom still calls my youngest brother Quintin her baby and he's 19. I find myself babying Aidan when he shouldn't be babied. He is a toddler and it's still so hard for me to think of him that way. He is a strong little boy with a cute smiley, yet mischievous personality! When Aidan's quiet you know there is trouble to be found. I will walk into the playroom and find him climbing up on tables, jumping off of toy grocery cards and throwing books, cars and anything he can find with a smile on his face.
We just went and purchased a BIG boy bed for Aidan. Times were getting a little too tough for me. I had converted his crib into a toddler bed but had found that I was cranky everyday and had a neck ache. Aidan wasn't sleeping thru the night and I would go in and lay on that little bed with him to keep him quiet so he wouldn't wake his brother and daddy. When his doctor heard this story he gave me a hard time and said I had to do us both some good and let him cry it out. Well, it's a work in progress and he's certainly doing better then he was and he loves his new comfortable bed. As for me...I'm not so crabby since I'm getting more sleep and when I do lay with my boy it's nice to share his space:) As my BFF Melissa always says, "this too shall pass," I have to remind myself this daily:) Hands in mouth....I think someone's working on his 2 yr. old molars!

He hates the flash! Does he not look like a Johnny BAD ASS here?
This is the face he makes when he finds himself stuck in the bushes
Yuck....playing in dirty water will do that to you,lol!
Running in wet grass
Sitting on a little bench waiting for his brother:)
He loves pushing the handicapped button to open the door.