Saturday, March 28, 2009

A-B-C's of Aiden's World

(I just realized I never posted this! This is from last weekend! OOPS!)

A = Aquarium
Last weekend we took a trip to the Baltimore Aquarium to explore the wonderful sounds it has to offer. The place is amazing and Aiden loved every minute of it! His sister wasn't as excited about the whole trip, since she had just been there with her class, and his older brother decided he wasn't "into fish"went to hang at a friend's house instead.

The highlight of our tour was when we were walking through the rainforest, a bird screeched out so loud that we all jumped, including Aiden. The look on his face was priceless, but even better - he pointed right to his ear!

B = Birthday
On March 17th, our little man turned ONE YEAR! I can't believe he's one! We went to Ohio the weekend before his birthday to sing the birthday song with family. We never got to do this in Texas, so it was just wonderful sharing in our babies big day with all of his aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma's and even his great-aunts!! My mom even drove in from Wisconsin! It was so good to see her and have her there with us! The best part of it all was singing happy birthday to Aiden as he wore his CI. No crazy reactions (the whole day was overwhelming for him and he was just 5 days post activation), but just the thought that he was hearing something, brought tears to my eyes. What a year this kid has had. (video montage on it's way).

"hmmm ... I think I'm going to like this!"

Aiden with just a few of his cousins cheering him on!

... and the end result.

Here is Aiden with us, his grandma, and his great-aunts who have been so wonderful keeping up with his story and saying so many prayers for him and our family!

C = Curiosity
The kid is like George ... Curious and into everything! Like I've said in previous posts, Aiden is one determined little boy. He'd rather do everything that he shouldn't. He's definitely my handful out of all three of my kids. I'm glad he's like this and we just love his outgoing, mischievous self ... or so I say that now.

He wanted to look out the window with the cat!

All within a matter of seconds!


leah said...

What a cool aquarium! And Aiden definitely resembles Curious George- I think you're in for it, lol!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I just got "caught up" with you. How quickly we forget how BUSY they are at that age!

I would imagine that all the new sound he's hearing is somewhat overwhelming to him. (Remembering Tate's adjustment period to his HA's, at age 3 1/2.) We had to work our way up to wearing them all the time. Eventually, he didn't want them OUT.

I'm so excited for you (all!) and Aiden's journey. Do you know when the NG article will be published?


Danielle said...

beautiful story. everyday i check to see if you update blogs. Its very nice to hear hes doing great..... Smile*

Lucas'Mommy said...

I love your ABC post! How original!