Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday afternoon we went to a BBQ restaurant with lots of outdoor seating. A few friends met us out. Sadly, we had to leave when the band started. It was too loud for Aiden. He didn't cry, but I could tell it was bothering him.
Sunday was another take it easy kind of day. Aiden rode Callaway...
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Auntie Ariel decided she wants to learn what it takes to care for her nephew. Step one? Feeding.
I am pretty sure I will never have my old body again, but it sure would be nice to get some semblence of it back. UGH.
And here's Travis SCARING THE CRAP OUT OF MOMMY.
Dinner was delicious. I left with a very full tummy. Aiden did pretty good the whole time, but I could tell he was a little uncomfortable in the heat. Funny thing is he seems to fall asleep easier in the heat than in the AC.
We sat on the water for dinner, the harbor side of the island. It always amazes me how big the oil platforms are. There was one "in the shop" right across the water from the restaurant that was a MONSTER. When I say it was in the shop, there is a oil rig repair warehouse on Pelican Island. I always see workers welding crap over there.
Another amazing thing to see is when the cruise ships whip a U-turn in the tiny Galveston harbor. That driver better get a nice check. The training required to do that maneuver has got to be intense. I can't image cruise ships come equipped with a rear view mirror.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Some owners have taken matters into their own hands and protested that the tree removal is murder. I'm not sure what I think, as there are important points to both sides. It looks like some of the trees may be replaced if the funds are raised. The Live Oaks really do give Galveston Island it's personality. Not to mention that they disguise some of the less attractive parts of town.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Though, it was a bittersweet moment. It was the last remnant of "us". Lately I have been battling with the idea that Aiden is going to grow up. I know, I know. DUH. The other day, Aiden was holding Travis' finger. Travis' tanned, scarred and scraped up finger. I love his hands, don't get me wrong. They are the hands of a hard working man. But it was so strange to see such a stark contrast between Travis' labored hands and Aiden's pale, unscathed, baby soft hands.
I realized that Aiden is going to grow up and have to go through some hard times. He is going to fall down and scrape his knee. He is going to deal with mean, name-calling, little kids. He is going to have to deal with peer pressure. He is going to live through heartbreak. He is going to go through the stresses of college, getting a job and buying a house. And there will be nothing I can do to stop it or make it easier on him. Life will ravage us all. That's just the fact of life and I need to accept it. My little man IS going to grow up. I suppose that is why we brought him into this world, right?
First sandals (thank you Sara!)
First outdoor grilled dinner (yay for no mosquitoes!)
And just the cutest hands I've ever seen - untouched by the ravages of life.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
SO! A couple benefits of not being pregnant that I realized recently: no more Charlie Horses every single time I stretch out my legs and less frequent trips to the restroom. I have actually found myself holding it longer than I should. I have to remind myself to go to the restroom now. LOL!
Aiden is a pro at holding his head up now. When I hold him upright on my shoulder, he can hold his head up all on his own, no problem. When he's on the floor for tummy time, he can hold his head up for a minute or so before it starts to fall. I love it!
Guess what? Shannon stopped by this past weekend! She got to meet Aiden finally. Hooray!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Aiden has been growing developmentally also. He can hold up his held 90% of the time. I need to break out the Bumbo so he can start taking advantage of that. Every morning he talks to me and smiles a bunch. I LOVE IT. I had to sit Travis down last week so he could see how well Aiden can talk and interact. When I get ready in the morning, I prop him up on a pillow on the bed. He follows me as I walk around the room. He also loves to stare at the ceiling fan. Ha! Aiden and Dad's first conversation:
This past Saturday we went to get our photos taken professionally, partially courtesy of Alexa (thank you!). I could not believe how many prints we got for the price we paid. And the pictures are amazing. Here's a taste...