Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tractor Boy

Aaron, as most little boys, has developed a deep and steadfast love for tractors. They have become pretty much the center of his universe, and it's hilarious to hear him say words like "bulldozer, backhoe, excavator" and to know the difference between them all!

It makes this former farm girl quite proud to watch her boy in this mode.

And just for fun - Aaron and Brynn being completely silly and crazy. They are always cracking us up..... "Set.....Go!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

update and other stuff

Haven't taken the time to post lately, but wanted to let you all know that the microphone stand came quickly from Papa Bob's garage of creations and it is a big hit.

Of course, it is adjustable and very realistic. Here is some action on video - Aaron is still mastering singing and playing at the same time... =)

Aaron is also loving a new big boy bike with training wheels that a friend handed down to us. He's been going fast enough to even fall once or twice, so we decided it was time for a helmet....

More action:

By the way, we had to break the habit early of wanting to wear the helmet ALL the time....

An Aqua Tots here in Mesa offered free swimming lessons last week, and we jumped all over the chance to be in the pool each day. Aaron had a good time and learned a few news thing in a short time, one being how to climb out of the pool on his own. And it was esp. fun when Cousin Brynn joined us!

Also, we have been tackling potty-training hard core for the past 3-4 weeks. This has certainly not been my favorite stage to parent in. BUT, I must say that Aaron is doing superb with the pee pee part (my mom says I need to be very grateful for that!) Accidents are scarce and he even wakes up dry sometimes after naps. The poo poo, however, not so much...... GRRRRR..... Hopefully we'll get there sooner than later - at least he asks for a diaper when he has to go so there's no mess. Except when I tried the tactic of telling him there were no diapers left - he proceeded to poop in the backyard. It was like owning a dog for a short moment.... Baby steps right? At least he didn't poop in a diaper! So..... to be continued..... =)