Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Many Faces of Sydney

The Many Faces of Ayden

Friday, February 19, 2010


Dear Kiddo,

Today, while mom was sleeping you woke up, got yourself breakfast and used this "convenient" alone time to log right onto moms computer, without asking - without supervision, ALL so that mom could sleep in a little bit longer.

Thank you for that

Today when I tried to catch up on that show I really like, you only interrupted 62 times. You helped me enjoy that show so much longer than I normally do.

Thank you for that.

Today when I asked you to stop seeing how fast you could run from the kitchen to the living room, over and over and over, you stopped immediately- after asking three times and just as soon as I made that face you hate.

Thank you for that.

Today when I told you that you needed to brush your teeth you did NOT say "Oh, what, you think I stink, mom?!"

Thank you for that.

I love you, Kiddo.


Under the Weather

Ayden caught a bug. A gross bug. A bug that made him sick for 2 days. A bug that made me almost sick. But not because I was catching it, but because I don't do so well with the expulsion of bodily fluids and the like.

When this kid gets sick he is so good. He's not whiny or sad. He just lays there and tells people how much he loves them and that he hopes he doesn't give them his sickness. He just lays there and asks for things like "quiet" and "hugs" and "coffee". He means tea, I promise.

Friday, February 12, 2010

His First Forgery

I pulled out Ayden's books and sign off sheet last night to check off his reading. Strangely, it had already been signed. But not by me.

I have to say, I'm quite impressed with his work.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The truth about Santa Claus? Or not.

Yesterday as I drove Ayden to school he mentioned something about santa, I not thinking he really believed in Santa said "Well, yeah, but Santa isn't real." I wasn't prepared for his audible gasp followed by a very upset "Santa isn't real!?!" Eeek.. "Um, we'll talk about this after you get home from school." So later I tried to tell him the story of St. Nicholas, and that a long time ago he brought toys to needy children but that he died, but that people still like to remember him so they keep talking about Santa Claus and pretend that he still brings presents, but its really just moms and dads. All I got back was "Whatever. Whatever. Nice joke mom."

So... I guess we believe in Santa for a little longer.

Friday, January 22, 2010


When I was in kindergarten I read for foil star stickers. Now kids get pizza's. All it took was one Book It coupon to get Ayden to voraciously read with out ever having to be reminded or asked to keep going for a couple more minutes. He's already well past his required reading amounts for the month of January.