This morning while I watched Aden play, I realized that he does the CUTEST things and I never want to forget them. What's the best way to remember? Write. It. Down.
1. Aunt Lizzie takes the rings from the rock-a-stack and puts them on Aden's head and has done this since Aden was 3 months old. Well now Aden apparently thinks that EVERYTHING goes on his head and everyone else's head too. Just recently, he was sitting in the hallway with the toilet paper roll tearing off pieces of toilet paper, licking it, and sticking it on his head. He puts my sunglasses on his head, his blanket on his head, and anything else that he feels would look good there.
2. If you looked up "boy" in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Aden. He is SUCH a stereotypical boy.
-He loves trucks, boats, cars... anything with wheels.. and he knows what to do with them. He takes them to the hardwood floor and crawls while he pushes them along.
-He eats and eats and eats. When he isn't on a hunger strike, he will eat for as long as you allow it. He isn't picky with food.. in fact, the only thing I've found he really doesn't care for are scrambled and hard boiled eggs. Trust me, I have tried multiple times and he is just not diggin them.
-He gets disgustingly dirty. Bath time is every night but sometimes I don't think that's often enough. Luckily, the child loves baths, otherwise it'd be a nightmare. It takes at least 2-3 scrubs to get the 8 layers of dirt off of his feet and hands. For example, it's only 9am (bath time is at night because let's face it, who wants to go to bed sweaty and dirty) and Aden already has globs of syrup in his hair from breakfast.
- He can "hit the rock"
-When we ride in the cozy coupe, Aden rests his left
arm on the side of the car. S-T-U-D.
- He can throw a ball like nobody's business. Seriously, this kid has an arm. If he gets above 5'2" he might be able to play baseball or football. That's a big if though.
- He seems to have some kind of fascination with the carbon monoxide detector and the wine cabinet...
3. He loves to be outside. He cries to be out there and cries when he has to come back in. Now I just leave the door open so he walks inside himself when he is ready. He doesn't care if it's raining or sizzling hot outside- he just wants to be outside.
4. I have never seen him as happy as he is at the pool. Not the baby pool- a real pool. He sticks his face in the water, he jumps up and down, and he gives tons and tons of kisses. During rest period, he loves walking around the pool visiting everyone and touching people's feet (yes I know, so gross and VERY awkward)
5. Aden has become super cuddly. That started about 2 months ago. He will come up randomly and hug me or give me a kiss and then just run away. He will cling to me if he is sad (he used to just push me away and could only be calmed down by sitting on the floor by himself just looking at me)
6. Aden loves being the center of attention. It became obvious at his 1st birthday party when there were 30+ people and he was just showing off. We call it "performing". It usually consists of some screaming (happy screaming when his little vein in the side of his neck pops out), running back and forth, fake falling, fake laughing, and then laying down on the floor.
7. He's a talker. Even though he only knows how to say a few words- baby, doggie, kitty, mama, dada, ball, bye - he babbles ALL day long and has a "conversation" with whoever listens. Yeah, he's a Peterson.
8. Speaking of "Doggie", that is Aden's favorite word... probably because he pronounces it so clearly that everyone can understand what he's saying. If no one is responding to his babbles, he just throws out a doggie and listens to everyone "ooh" and "ahh" about it.
I think one of the best things I have ever seen him do was last week at the pool. We were at the pool and I decided to give him a little treat and got him an orange sherbert push up pop..