Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Busy summer.....

I'm sorry I've been the worst blogger lately. Partly because we've been so busy, but mainly because I haven't been good about taking pictures. Here's what our summer has looked like so far (sorry to some of my friends that I had to steal these first few pics from. As I said earlier, I have not been good about getting pictures!).

My OBU girlfriends all met up in Hot Springs one night. It was so fun just hanging out and talking. We had the best time catching up.
That weekend we also had a baby shower for Amber and Anna Beth. She got some wonderful things. And it was fun to see everyone again.
Everyone and the kiddos. Except Bowden, Pierce and Maddox weren't there. My mom brought Aiden and he was trying to eat the jelly beans through the wrapper in this picture. Not a very easy thing to do.
Two weeks later we had Jennifer's wedding in Texas. This is Lauren, me, Dayle and Erin.
This is us at the bridesmaid brunch. Very laid back, but also very fun.
The OBU girls: Amber, Laura, Erin, Jenn, me, Dayle, Lauren and Katie.
Before going over to Texas for the wedding we went to Shreveport to see Ben, Kristen, Isabella and Brooks. We went to Chick-fil-a when we go there and Isabella showed Aiden how to climb up to the top of the playground. He had so much fun.
Aiden and Isabella were holding hands while driving down the road. So sweet. Jonathan and Aiden stayed in Shreveport while I went over for the wedding so I didn't get any more pictures of them, but I know Aiden had so much fun playing with "bebba" and "brooks" (that's how Aiden says their names).
He's moved to the big table (this happened several months ago but I thought I would share). He loves us all sitting together when we eat and we have to pray about 5 times during our dinner. We say "Thank Jesus" and Aiden yells out "AMEN".
He's turned into quite the helper around here. I'm grateful, but I think his daddy is even more grateful. Or maybe he's just glad that something is getting done around here...ha, ha!
This was Aiden and Jonathan on Father's Day. We had a really low key day, but it was nice to all be together. We are so thankful to have Jonathan as the spiritual leader in this house. My favorite part of the day is when Jonathan gets home from work and Aiden gets so excited jumping around and then he takes Jonathan by the hand and wants him to go play right away. So sweet.
We've been spending lots of time at the playground this summer. It's so funny how last summer Aiden could barely get up on the playground and this year he's all over the place and I don't even have to get up there with him. It's so nice.
Since he's been learning his letters he loves this part. He'll yell out all the letters to me.
"Hey Mom!"
And of course he loves the slide.
I promise to get better about posting pictures and taking pictures this summer. I can't believe he will be two next month!!!! He is talking so much now and has just been so much fun. Sometimes it takes awhile to understand what he is saying, but eventually we get it!


Jill said...

OH, he is so cute!!! Can he be Eli's roomate when they go to college? I think they would have so much fun!!!

Rebecca (Sam's wife) said...

he is getting so big!! what a cutie!

The Walkers said...

Yay a new post with lots of pictures! Can't wait to see more soon- since you have that fancy new camera and everything :).

mbl said...

Julie, Aiden is adorable. Thanks for commenting and please add me to your list of blogs. I'll add you to my reader as well. Good to catch up with you and your family. Marla

Slightly Askew Designs said...

Thanks for the compliments on my little guy's monkey bday party. As far as the ideas go, steal away! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?!?!

I tried to get your email address off of your blogger profile to email you details about how I made the banner (and avoid leaving you the worlds longest comment), but unfortunately my Microsoft Outlook doesn't work and so I can't see your email address! If you want to email me (dave-and-andrea@hotmail.com) I'll email you back with details.
Aiden is sure a cutie!
:) andrea