Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Aiden!

Aiden turned 3 on November 29. Aiden has always been a good sleeper, and on his birthday he slept in until nearly 11am. Since I don't usually wake up until he does, he and I (and Daddy) all got to sleep in that day. After we all got up and got ready we went out for a late breakfast/lunch.

Afterwards we asked him what he wanted to do next, and he said he wanted a balloon. So his Daddy and I took him to Kroger to pick out a balloon. The balloon Aiden chose was a Wow Wow Wubzy balloon. Aiden played with the balloon the whole way to the cash register where we were going to pay for the balloon. As soon as I had scanned it (we went through self checkout) and completed the purchase I turned around only to find that the balloon now had a hole in the side of it and it was quickly falling towards the ground. At first Aiden didn't really understand why his balloon wasn't floating. Once he realized that there was a hole in the balloon and it wasn't something his Daddy or I could fix, the meltdown started. We went back to where the balloons are to try and get him another, but apparently that balloon was the last Wow Wow Wubzy balloon in the store. Aiden wasn't thrilled at first, but once he realized they also had Batman balloons, he was fine.

Later that evening, we went with my parents to take Aiden out to dinner. We took him to TGIFridays. I didn't bring my camera so I had to use my phone instead. It was pretty dark in there so the lighting wasn't great for picture taking.


The servers we singing happy birthday to him in this picture.

Happy birthday, Aiden! We love you!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Cards!

One of the things I look forward to during the Christmas season are all of the Christmas cards I send and receive.

I'm using Tiny Prints to design our cards this year. They offer a large selection of holiday cards, it was difficult to pick a favorite design! Here are a few of my favorites:

I love the polka-dots in this one and the option to have more than one picture.

I love the colors in this one!

I love the idea of a round card like this! This would be great to display on a Christmas tree.

This is my first time using Tiny Prints, but I love all of the different card designs and options. If you haven't already ordered your Christmas cards yet, try Tiny Prints!

*I received 50 free holiday cards from Tiny Prints as compensation for this post, though, all opinions in this post are mine.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pictures with Santa 2011

Jaime and I took the kids to the mall last night to have their picture made with Santa. Aiden told Santa that he wants "the biggest Power Ranger he has ever seen in the whole wide world". Haha! I know I'm biased, but Aiden is the funniest kid I know!

Here is their picture from this year... (Aiden is almost 3 and Jenny is 6)

Picture from 2010 (Aiden had just turned 2 and Jenny was 5)

2009 (Aiden was 1 and Jenny was 4)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago, we had some pictures made of the kids. We have never had their pictures taken professionally before (other than the ones that Jenny has made at school). I was very surprised at how well Aiden and Jenny (especially Aiden) behaved! There is no way I could have gotten Aiden to pose and do so well if I were the one taking the pictures.

Our photographer, Lizzie Lemoine Photography, was amazing! She was so patient with the kids, and really knew how to keep them interested in having their pictures made. I am really impressed with how well they turned out!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Card Giveaway

Looking for Christmas cards? Head on over to Whitney's review blog, Glamorous Life of a Housewife, to enter in her giveaway! She will be giving away 25 cards to 3 people! Don't miss it, she'll be announcing a winner tomorrow (Friday)!

Thankful Thursday

Keeping with what I started last year, I am going to do a "Thankful Thursday" everyday in the month of November. You can read last year's Thankful posts here, here, here, and here.

I am thankful for...

1. This blog. How it enables me to express my thoughts, and share our stories with you all. I am also thankful that years from now, I will have a place where I can look back and see what our lives looked like.

2. Our apartment. Even though it is smaller than I'd like, and I would prefer a house, I am still thankful that we have a roof over our heads.

3. Mornings with Aiden. I love spending time with Aiden early in the morning when we first get up. I love the time we spend with him sitting in my lap while we both wake up and get ready to start our day.

4.  The car rider line. I am thankful for the time that I get to spend with Jenny when we are in the car together on our way to or from school. Most of the time, it is just her and I in the car so it gives us extra time to talk about her day.

5. Technology. I am thankful for how it helps me to stay connected to my friends and family.

6. Baking with Aiden and Jenny. We don't bake as often as we did before, but when we do, it is so much fun!

7. Waking up beside the best man on earth every single morning.

8. Strong friendships old and new.

9. God's Word and the promises that He brings.

10. Health. For me and for my family.

11. Aiden and Jenny. I love the joy and laughter they bring into my life!

12. The little baby girl who will be joining our family in April. A true blessing from God!

13. A wonderful family who loves me unconditionally.

14. Good music. My favorite right now is Adele!

15. Twenty-four years worth of incredible memories!

To be continued.

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