So we made it through the "camping" experience. I'm referring to it as "camping" because the whole fam was divided into 3 CABINS WITH AC. I literally felt like I was in a hotel.
Ryan, AJ, and I got there at about 2:15 on Tuesday. we immediately changed and went to the pool. It was SO hot. Aden just spent a few hours walking around the baby pool acting like he was going to run in, and pointing to the birds saying "dat? BA!" Things got a little wild when he started chasing the wasps around yelling "ba! ba!" No sweetie, I'm sorry. Those are not birds.
Since Wednesday is technically Ryan's day, he got to get up early at 6:30 when Aden woke up :) They went directly outside after eating a banana and milk. We again went to the pool- but had to leave because we heard thunder- and again he ran around scaring the jeepers out of everyone. We were about 2 hours south of columbus and none of the rain and other terrible weather hit us. It was great!
While there, Aden of course found something completely random to play with.
Crazy looking right? Well it's supposed to be a stroller that you set an infant car seat in and then you have the basket down at the bottom. Aden decided he just liked sitting in the basket. He literally spent so much time in there. He fell asleep in it on multiple occasions. When he wasn't riding in it, he was pushing the stroller himself. Forget all those toys I brought... this was so much better!
So by now I bet you're wondering... where's the good story? Well no worries because here it comes. AND it's the best kind... a poop story!
While Ryan was taking a shower, I was getting changed in the bedroom where Aden's pack n play was. Aden was just minding his own business and talking to himself when all of a sudden, mid-blabber, I hear this GIANT burst of air come out my little boy. You know how you can tell by the sound if it's juicy or not? (Ok, I know.. so gross) Well it was a juicy one. While my shirt was over my head I yelled "DUDE are you serious?!" before I could even see anything. Luckily for me, it was somehow all contained in his diaper. We almost had to evacuate the cabin though. Aden can be one smelly boy.
Overall, We had a fantastic time as a family. It is so much more fun and so much easier to have Ryan there too. You could tell Aden was ecstatic to have both of us to show off to. If he got bored with me, he'd go to Ryan.
Last night, Ryan, Aden, and I met up with Pippa, Preston, and Adriana at the Dublin Irish Festival. We got there at about 6:30 and stayed until 9:15... way past AJ's bedtime (7-8) but we had so much fun. Aden stared at the Irish step dancers forever. He had no idea what was going on. By the time we got home (about 10) AJ still wasn't asleep. One thing that's been rough on us lately is the sleeping. He goes to bed fine at night.. usually about 8 and wakes up between 6 and 7. The problem is, he hasn't been taking any naps. He gets overly grumpy and when I put him in bed, it'll take about an hour for him to fall asleep and then will take a 30 minute to an hour nap. Well yesterday before the festival he woke up at 6:30am, took a nap from 8:45-11:30, then took ANOTHER nap from 2:45-4:00pm. It. was. amazing. I figured since he slept so much that he wouldn't sleep in or take naps. I was so wrong. I WOKE UP BEFORE ADEN DID. At 8:00. I can't even remember the last time that happened. I know for a fact it hasn't happened once during summer. He woke up happy too! He left about 10:30 to have his "dad" day and I guess he fell asleep at Noon and woke up at 2:40.
Could it be that now that he is 17 months (Exactly as of today) he has grown out of the fussy no nap stage? Maybe a growth spurt? I can only hope. I have no idea how I will get any homework done if he doesn't take ANY naps during the day.
Speaking of school, I have had so much paperwork to fill out to be in the vet tech program. On Thursday I went to get my required TB test and my Tetanus Booster... Tdap. (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis).. um apparently I forgot how much the booster sucks. I got it done and was completely fine until that night when I couldn't even sleep on my right side because it ached so bad! I even took ibuprofen (if you know me you KNOW I hate taking any kind of medicine. After Aden was born I took advil for 2,3 days and that was it) I feel like a giant wuss.
Anyways, I'm about to send all of the paperwork in and then after my mandatory "learn how to get yourself out of a kennel in case you get locked in" session on Sept 18, I'll be ret to go! Looking at my textbooks, I started to get kind of freaked out and to be honest, a little grossed out, but I'm definitely one of those people who once they see something once, it's completely normal. I dissected HUMAN cadavers. I can totally do this... bring on the dog intestines.
And yes, I will be working with rats, snakes, rabbits, cats, dogs...you name it.
But guess what? That's totally okay because I, Mama Ellyn, am on the Dean's list for Spring 2010. Take THAT human physiology.