All the wrapped presents!
After his haircut
Before his haircut
Toys in the closetOn November 29, Aden had his very first haircut. It was getting really long, especially over the ears. I swear, when Ryan was finished, Aden looked like a little boy, not like a baby. I was taking SO many pictures until Ryan finally told me to cut it out. It was just so sad. He is almost 9 months old.
Christmas shopping is finally done! I started in early November and just picked up what was on sale if I went out. I may have gone a bit overboard on Aden but it's his very first christmas and he IS my first baby! AND it was all on sale. AND he hardly has any toys to play with now. I'm not kidding. He plays with chewed up plastic blocks (the dumb dog chewed them, and yes I have thoroughly cleaned them) a baby elmo toy, and a plastic cup. I think by this time next month, the entire basement is going to be baby land....
Aden's Christmas Gifts (that I know of already)
- Playskool busy ball choo choo
- Playskool ball popper
-Playskool step start walk and ride
- Dunk 'n cheer basketball
- Alphabet Peek-a-blocks
- The Story of Christmas (He will get this one christmas eve)
- Trucks (a book)
- Poppity Pop Train
- My Pal Scout
- Pink Floyd T-shirt
- 2 pairs of jeans
- Disney's greatest cd
- Baby Einstein cd
- Peek-a-boo choo choo
- Peek-a-boo frog
- Happy dump truck
- Fisher-Price Polar Coaster
-"Where the Wild Things Are" stuffed animal
- one onesie and two pairs of pajamas (one set he will open christmas eve)
-V-tech move and crawl ball
- Touch and feel animal book
-"Love you Forever" (it's a classic)
See what I mean? The polar coaster alone is 4 feet long. the Sillytown is probably another 4 feet... I think I could invite an entire daycare over for a day and successfully entertain them all. So, who wants to have a baby party?!
I finally finished wrapping all gifts! Let me tell you, online shopping is the best. I didn't even have to do the whole black friday thing because by then, all I needed was 3 things that I could get any day, anytime and they'd still be the same price. I was so exhausted Thursday night, I couldn't imagine waking up at 2 a.m to just go shopping.
Speaking of Thursday, we had a GREAT turkey day! It started off at noon, going over to Charla Rae to eat with my family (it was my dad's birthday). We left at 2:45 and headed 45 minutes down to Lancaster. There we played games and hung out with Ryan's dad's side of the family. We left at 5:30 to go to Ryan's mom's side to eat thanksgiving dinner again. It was so much fun. We got back at about 10 that night. So much family, so much love!
I think I have finally recovered from Thursday, It was really exhausting. I think we'll have to come up with a more laid back schedule when it comes to Christmas! Ryan and I really have learned to relax and just go with the flow. We know that nothing will be perfect and to just take things a little at a time. We come up with a general schedule and then just adjust it as we go.
Aden now has 6 teeth. 4 on the bottom (the 4th JUST popped through) and two big beavers on the top! He is getting so old! He can sit up really well now and is trying so hard to crawl. I can't wait until his 9 month appointment to see how tall he is and how much he weighs! When i weighed him a couple weeks ago, he weighed about 20. He's GOT to weigh more now. My arm is so sore from carrying him around.
School for me is going well. I have finals next week and am a little nervous. I still have 3 chemistry tests to take by december 5. Just a LITTLE freaked out by that. I just finished all of my medical terminology tests and worksheets. 17 worksheets ranging from 1-2.5 hours each. So glad that is over.
I think I am missing something, if I remember it, I'll write tomorrow. It's 12:09 a.m and I have no idea what I am doing up. Nice one Ellyn.