Wednesday, July 18, 2012

6 Years Ago Today, He Entered My Life 5 Weeks Early

 Age 1

So I guess in keeping with his tradition of coming early, this morning he entered my room and hour early! Yep, 4:58 a.m. to be exact...YIKES. I know he was so excited to by turning 6...but UMMMM, that's a bit early for even this morning momma:)

It's only 3:30p.m. and we have had such a fun 6th bday thus far. Last night I put up a few decorations for our cake with friends time. This morning I made him breakfast and presented his GF Vegan (HA! but it is amazingly yummy) sausage to him with a candle as his daddy and I sang happy birthday.

We made it to swim class at 8:30 am, then met a couple friends for the movie, RIO, at 10:00 am and back to our house for a little play time, birthday cake and presents. This momma had a great time with friends too!

So I thought I would share a few (or more than a few) pictures of our day so far as the Prince and I take a few moments of silent time before the MOMMY/DADDY/PRINCE festivities this evening! We head out for the Grand Canyon this Friday and we are excited.

OH. By the way, a Prince that wakes up before 5am is liable to have a few meltdowns pictures of that in this post.




Tuesday, July 17, 2012

On the eve of turning 6...

My dearest Aiden. Prince. Pigeon. AidenMan, mommy is so proud of you. It was so cute how excited you were this evening trying to fall asleep as you were filled to the brim with excitement of turning 6, tomorrow.

Please know, I love you more and more each day.

Thank you for obliging your mom tonight by taking pictures with me on your last day of being a 5-year old .

Happy birthday eve!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Multiplication Craftivity

Thanks to Step Into Second Grade for the inspiration.

So the Prince is moving right along thru multiplication; he can fairly quickly answer or find the answer for the 0s, 1s, 2s, 4s, 10s and 11s.

So of course my natural progression is to add a "craftivity" to reinforce the process :)

I whipped up a sample last night and today after returning home from seeing the movie, Chimpanzee, he created his own.

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fourth of July 2012

This year we spent independence day relaxing at home , mainly because hubby hurt his back while doing P90x, and eating festive food.

Bison burgers for the Man
Tofu hotdogs for the Prince and I
Skinny taste potato salad
Baked lays
Cayenne cocoa cake topped with low fat cool whip and fruit for America's independence day of birth

***the cake brand is Simple Organic, which is the best GF cake mix I have found....seriously delicious***

We did venture out for a sky full of fireworks about 8:30pm.

A five, almost six, year old's observation

My dear Prince Aiden. I love you. I am in awe of the way your mind works, but never truly shocked over what comes from your lips as you are such a thinker.

While having lunch today, two fried tofu hotdogs with melted cheese, red onion, ketchup and honey mustard on GF buns, you shared an observation.

Prince: Mom, during the Civil War, Americans were fighting Americans because some of them were against some people in America being free?

Me: Yes.

Prince: Well, that doesn't make any sense because during the Revolutionary War those living in America were fighting the British so that those in America could be free.

Me: Exactly, no sense at all.

After lunch we got in a little multiplication and spelling.

Have a fantastically free weekend ;)

*** okay, an update 2 seconds after I posted and showed the Prince. He said, " and Thomas Jefferson wanted slaves to be free and he had slaves, so how did he want slaves to be free..""?