Friday, October 9, 2009

Park Day

Here's a few pictures from our day at the park. It doesn't look like it, but it was COLD!!! Fall has certainly arrived!

What Does a Train Say?

We Need YOUR Help!

Today I entered AJ in the Gap Casting Call :) I seriously think he could win, he's so darn cute! So, I'm asking for your help. If you think he's as cute as I do, will you vote for him??? He could be the fan favorite!

To do so, all you have to do is click this link :

You can vote once a day.

If AJ wins the contest, he will win a $1000 gift card to Gap Kids, a professional photo shoot and his pictures will be ALL OVER the Gap stores. How fun would that be??

We don't find out who wins until February 2010, but I'll keep you posted! THANKS!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This is a FUN age!

I am really enjoying AJ these days. He's at such a fun age where he's learning a ton and able to really understand what I'm saying. He also is getting really good at imitating.

Today he learned what a train says. I will say "chug a chug a" and he'll sing "choo choo". Well, it doesn't really sound like that, it's more of a high pitched "hee hee" but he gets it. He also loves to listen to music. He dances and tries to sing himself.

Here's a list of some other things he can do:

He says, "Cat, Truck, and Tractor along with all the other things he's been saying.

He can point out MANY things in books. He knows the bike, truck, tractor, cat, dog, horse, bunny, flower, balloon, and ball. I'm sure there's more, but I can't remember.

The only problem with this age is....he is starting to throw little TANTRUMS! Oh yes, if he doesn't get his way, he is MAD! For example, every morning I feed Buster. And Buster eats outside. Well, it's about 35 degrees here in the mornings now and AJ wants to go outside and play! I don't think so! So, he gets very mad at me when I grab his arm and drag him inside. He gets over it pretty quickly though.

He's also testing us- BIG TIME! Last night at dinner, we were at the table and he was in his highchair and he was just being a pill! He didn't want to eat, so he threw everything on the floor- something that just URKS me big time. He has this attitude and look on his face that just screams trouble. Sometimes I want to laugh at him because it's so cute, but I know that if I laugh, he'll think it's ok and keep it up. Most of the time, I don't think it's all that cute.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I decided to sign AJ up for MyGym classes again. We did this once before when he was maybe 6 or 7 months old and he was just too young. He couldn't enjoy it or do much and so we quit. Well, now that he's 15 months old, he is having a BLAST there. We started back up today. It's for an hour, once a week.

MyGym is a children's gym that has classes with other kids AJ's age. There are about 10 kids in his class. We go for an hour and sing songs, learn our body parts, clap and most importantly PLAY. It's wonderful to watch AJ interact with other kids his age. They are still trying to figure each other out and starting to learn to share.

He is able to jump in a ball pit, climb up stairs and then go down the slide, jump on the trampoline, swing and run around and be free. They also focus on stretching and doing a little bit of gymnastics. Today there focus was walking the plank.

Next Tuesday I'll bring my camera- you've gotta see how happy he is while he's there!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Videos of the Week

Here are a few videos from our time in California:

This is of AJ & Pop going to get the newspaper in the morning.

And here is AJ picking tomatoes :)