Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Return to "Normalcy"

The three week Christmas vacation was a great time for me.  I really enjoyed all of the extra time I was able to have with Aaron.  I miss him now that I have had to return to teaching for the new semester.  Here are just a few pictures from our last outing of the holiday.

"Oh don't you see, there's a bird on me."
Aaron LOVES trains!
We planned on swimming in the water park, but it was closed, so we played on the obstacle course instead:
It was a lot of fun.  I can't believe that he is almost three years old already.  He has grown so fast, and every day he gets to be more and more fun!
 Love to you all, hope your January has been splendid!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Tis the Season

We've celebrated many Christmases.  This was one of our favorites!!  Aaron was so much more involved in everything this year.  He helped to decorate the house, hang the ornaments, and even put presents under the Christmas tree.  Daddy showed Aaron one of his favorite things to do before the tree got full of presents.  When Daddy was a kid, he would crawl under the empty tree and look up at all the twinkling lights. 

Aaron's favorite part of Christmas day was the unwrapping.  Only he called it wrapping.  So, here he is "wrapping" a couple of gifts.

He was very meticulous about handing us each scrap of paper to put in the trash.  No mess to clean up when he was done!


This was one of Aaron's stocking stuffers.  He really likes Thomas and Friends.  He would use stickers of Harvey that his Gigi (Betsy's Mom) sent to help his toy trains to get back onto their track.  Now he has a real Harvey the crane to do the job! 


This was truly a memorable Christmas.  We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!