Thursday, May 31, 2007
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/31/2007 03:37:00 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/30/2007 10:31:00 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This past Friday, though, Amy broke out her awesome inflatable swimming pool and invited us over for a pool playdate! This thing is so awesome - it even has a water spout! Landon dove right in but Aaron? Yeah, not so much. I was hoping that he would have gotten over his fear of the cold hose water but he ended up just walking concentric circles around the thing, playing with the water toys outside of the pool. I think he will learn to love it with time, though, especially when it's up in the 100's around here!!
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/22/2007 01:11:00 PM
Monday, May 21, 2007
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Sunday, May 20, 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Side Note: Here are our jackhole husbands striking the same pose, with their skinniness and whatnot. What-evah!
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/16/2007 11:01:00 PM
Monday, May 14, 2007
- Boy, therefore parents, sleeps in until 8:45 a.m.
- Receive hand-painted Mother's Day present with totally cute picture of the boy inside.
- Boy, Daddy, Mommy and Reagan play together all morning with no temper tantrums.
- Daddy makes awesome breakfast scramble but Mommy is strong enough to only try one bite while her Lean Cuisine warms up.
- Put boy down for nap, which he does complaint-free.
- Have the couch all to herself (well, except for the puppy who likes to snuggle) while watching her movie that came in the mail, Walk the Line. Cry for the first time in a long time during a movie. You must see it.
- Spend the rest of the day cleaning up, doing laundry and other odds and ends that never seem to get done during the week.
- MOST IMPORTANT - NEVER CHANGE OUT OF PAJAMAS. Heck, yeah!!!!
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/14/2007 02:06:00 AM
So why am I awake now? I've had an epiphany. I think his second molars are coming in. Babycenter.com says that all of his baby teeth should be in by his second birthday, which is in about a month. Here are the symptoms they said he may develop due to the second molars coming in:
- Gum swelling and sensitivity (I think I actually see some puffiness.)
- Irritability or fussiness (absolutely!)
- Biting behavior (yup!)
- Refusing food (always!)
- Sleep problems (um, hello!?! The reason for the late night post!)
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/14/2007 01:31:00 AM
Friday, May 11, 2007
Excuse me while I go fetal.
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/11/2007 10:07:00 PM
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/11/2007 01:16:00 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2007
My kid's a brat.
I take sole responsibility for this. I really do. For those of you who know me, you know that I've never been the most strong-willed person on the planet. I just like to make people happy, including my son. Well, it's starting to bite me in the butt. After wondering for several weeks when exactly my son's soul was possessed by the devil, today finally made me realize that something pretty drastic needs to happen. Right before lunch, Aaron was starting to display his typical behavior when he's angry, tired, frustrated, etc. He lashes out. Biting, throwing things, pulling hair, throwing himself on the ground. First, he pulled a little girl's pigtails at the playground. Then, we met Daddy at the BX for lunch and ended up eating with some friends who were already there. Apparently this was not where he wanted to be, so he showed us by not sitting in his highchair, tossing anything within his reach (including my lunch - good catch, Landon's Daddy), and screaming his head off. Needless to say, after we left, it was straight to his bed for naps - do not pass go, do not collect $200.
Any ideas? I still refuse to all-out spank. Sometimes he just makes me so mad that I whop him on his diapered butt, but therein lies the dilemma. The only reason I smack him is because I'm frustrated. Not to teach him a lesson. Time-outs are at least a small temporary fix now because he will actually stay sitting in one spot and we can tell he doesn't like to do that. But as far as the destructive behavior and the not-wanting-to-sit-still-for-five-minutes-so-Mommy-and-Daddy-can-enjoy-one-meal-in-peace stuff? That's my thorn for the long-term. We haven't been to Mass since Easter because of this very problem. And that makes me very sad.
So, any good books? Any experts? Any advice would be helpful because I really do like going out in public with him. He's pretty cute!
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/10/2007 03:16:00 PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
...bobbly, bobbly, bobbly...
And for me - a shirt to proclaim my love for a certain someone:
Yeah, baby! Thanks, Big Bry!
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/09/2007 03:20:00 PM
By the way, aren't those the cutest shorts you've ever seen? Thanks, Grandma Q! I got him this navy polo to wear with them as well as a white polo. He's so fashionable!
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/09/2007 02:32:00 PM
Now, take a look at this picture:
It's a good thing she's pretty.
Posted by Double A's Mom at 5/09/2007 02:11:00 PM