Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas

Aidan enjoyed celebrating his first Christmas with his cousins.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Beef and Peas

Watch this exciting new movie starring Aidan! See Aidan eat some peas!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Aidan meets Joe Biden

Joe Biden paid us a visit today in Albia. Here's a photo of the Senator from Delaware with Aidan and Steva.

Here are a couple more photos that were sent to me today:
Sen. Biden holding Aidan.

Another shot of Sen. Biden holding Aidan. That's me on the far left.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Watch Out World, Here I Come...

Aidan is 6 months old tomorrow. He hasn't started crawling yet, but he will start any day now.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Aunt Pat's Blanket

My Aunt Pat hand made a blanket for Aidan.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

First Tooth

Aidan is now 5 months old. His first tooth is in front on the bottom.


Grandma Patty brought back a yukata for Aidan from Japan.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Aidan Voices His Concerns

Today at the Albia Capitol for a Day event, Aidan took advantage of the opportunity to voice his concerns to Gov. Chet Culver.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Standing Tall

Aidan has liked to stand on our laps for a couple of months. Now he is testing it out on the floor. Mom or Dad's hand stays close by.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Big Smiles

Aidan is enjoying hanging out with his Dad.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Home Again Jigity-Jig

Mom went back to work this week for a couple of days. She sure is glad she can ease into it. Look at my precious boy...

Cousins Rock

Thanks to Aidan's cousins, and their parents, Aidan experienced a couple of new toys last night. He is borrowing them from Catie and Anne. I think he will get hours of fun from both.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tummy Time

Aidan playing on his tummy.

Mr. Blue Eyes

Aidan is 12 weeks old today and his eyes are still a beautiful shade of blue. These pictures make his hair look red, but it is more of a light brown color. His favorite pass-times include smiling and sticking his fingers in his mouth.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hard Day of Play

Aidan has worn himself out by hanging out with Mom and playing all day.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

What's up Doc?

Aidan had his two month check-up this week. We learned that he is in the 95 percentile for length and height for his age. He now weighs 14 lbs 8 1/2 oz. and is 25 inches long. It won't be long before he is as tall as his Dad.

His eyes are still blue and he enjoys standing while being supported. We have noticed that he watches Ariel (the puppy) more and he loves to look out the window. Aidan is also holding toys longer and putting them in his mouth. Oh the joys of watching him grow.....

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Aidan & Dien are playing with the bunny. Aidan is 10 weeks old today. One of his Grandmas is coming to babysit him tonight so Mom & Dad can go out to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lazy Days

We all enjoyed having our friends visit this past weekend. Today we are just playing and being lazy....

Friday, July 6, 2007


Aidan is "cooing" up a storm. When he speaks he uses a soft voice and he is playing with combining different sounds, most of which are inaudible. He has been saying "ao", which means blue in Japanese. "Ah-goo" is quickly coming in as the 2nd most popular sound heard from Aidan. I have also heard some "u" and "wo" but no "e" sounds yet.

Japanese trivia: Japanese refer to the green light on traffic lights as "ao". Some dictionaries state that "ao" means blue or green but "midori" is used for green in all other situations.

Walking Shorts

Papa seemed to really like Aidan's "walking shorts", so this picture is for him. This outfit is a gift from Stafford and his family.

Palmer Comes to Play

What could be more exciting than having a new friend come over to play? Palmer was born just about a month or two before Aidan. His parents are Big Howie and Ashley. They brought Palmer and his big sister Daily all the way from Mississippi to come see us. (and Howie's parents) Too bad they don't live a little closer so the boys could play more often.

7 Weeks and Counting

Here are some pictures taken when Aidan was around 7 weeks old or younger. The final photo is Aidan helping his dad in the garden. Saturday Aidan is 9 weeks old.

Family photo

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Cuteness Abounds

No shortage of cuteness around here. These two almost act like they're trying to out-cute each other.

Aidan hams it up for the camera, practically oozing cuteness.

Ariel tries hard to not be outdone. She has the puppy dog eyes thing down pat.