Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Advanced reading material

Aidan loves to read. He is always getting books down and either reading them to himself or asking one of us to read to him. I found him sprawled out on the floor with a book one day, and I couldn`t help but be amused (and proud) when I saw what he was reading.

**For those of you who are not Mormon, that is a Book of Mormon. It is another testament of Jesus Christ.

Five minutes peace

This past school year, my nephew Colton(who is 8 months older than Aidan) stayed with us for 4 days a week. Four or five times a day Aidan and Colton would stop being destructive long enough to watch about five minutes of a movie before they would be at it again. Here`s one of their rare quiet moments.

They`re so cute.

He does everything his Daddy does....

Aidan has known for awhile now that if he opens Bryan`s bottom dresser drawer and stands on it, he can reach whatever is on the dresser. He does this frequently, and this is always the first thing he does:

Random silliness

Aidan is really good at coming up with silly things. He entertains himself and others quite well. I`m not sure why he thought wearing this hat over his eyes was so funny, but he laughed for like five minutes at it.

Playing catch up

Bryan`s parents came for a visit in January while the temple was closed for two weeks. They stayed a few different places, visiting various family and came and spent about five days with us. We were so happy they came for a visit, especially Aidan.

Day 20-A talent of mine

I originally was going to go with my ability to do any kind of voice when reading to kids. My nieces and nephews love it. But I wanted to include a picture of me reading to them, and I couldn`t find one. So I decided to go with me being to strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, about anything. Bryan reminded me yesterday that he considers this to be a serious talent of mine because I always do it and it`s not something that just anyone can do. I`m always striking up conversations with someone in the same aisle at the grocery store as me, or the person behind me in line at the drugstore who is eyeing my coupon binder, or the woman with Edward Cullen on her tshirt or purse; I can always find something to talk about with anyone. Working for years with the public definitely helped me with this, but it stems from the fact that I`m my daddy`s daughter. If you know my daddy, then you know what I mean.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011