Thursday, February 16, 2017

Party Time!

We were so excited to host Aldous's party at a local pizza place.  We have quite a large family and with the cold weather, there's just not enough room at our house to host.  I love having it someone else too though because the mess stays there are well! :)
After a rough week of Eliel and I being sick, we were all ready to party.  Aldo is always ready to party.  He had a blast playing with his cousins and enjoyed eating cake for the second time in his life.  (The first was on his real birthday!)    Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we were so thankful that so many people gave up their evening to celebrate with us. The best part of the night was seeing Aldo smile as he looked out at everyone singing him happy birthday.  It was just about then that I had to start holding back the tears!

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Big O.N.E.

Our little man is one year old already!  Time sure flies way faster with the second little guy than it seemed to with Eliel.  In some instances his birth seems like such a long time ago and in other instances, it seems like just yesterday.
Aldo is without a doubt a happy little guy.  The only time he really seems to get upset is when he's hungry or tired (kind of sounds like Daddy! ;) He is such a sweetheart and loves to cuddle and snuggle.  Aldo also enjoys playing with his brother and it seems like Eliel is starting to like playing with him too now that Aldo can walk.  I think they're going to have a ball this summer!
Aldo is an eating machine.  He eats WAY more than Eliel does in any given sitting and for awhile was eating just about anything we put on his plate.  Recently, he has gotten more picky about food and is refusing to eat most meat just like his brother (which is fine but we just have to be careful about him getting enough iron from other foods).  It's definitely a texture thing because if I can disguise the texture of the meat, he will eat it.  Some of his favorite things to eat are spinach gnocci, noodles, and any kind of fruit.  He used to love green beans and carrots but now it's hit or miss.  He did love his first taste of birthday cake though!
Aldous is a great walker now and he goes anywhere and everywhere Eliel goes.  He loves to move toys from one room to another and he especially loves to play in Eliel's room with all the big boy toys.  Aldo can say dada, mama, papa, duck, cheese, ball and E (Eliel).  He loves to communicate and also signs more, help, play, dog, milk, water, eat and diaper.  I'm sure in the next few months he's going to add more words too!
We have not gone to the pediatrician yet as I'm waiting until after Eliel's birthday so I can take them both at the same time.  They're both going to get shots so it's going to be a rough visit!  I will update weight and height for both boys when we go.  I can tell you that Aldo was the EXACT same height as Eliel was at one year old according to our very scientific measuring instruments of making a mark on the pillar in the basement! :P

Can't wait for all the fun our new one year old will bring us!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Work it out...

As I try and get back into shape after having Aldo, I've been trying out new workout videos on Hoopla.  Eliel took to one today and watched it about 4 times. Aldo joined in on the fun after dinner as well!  

Friday, January 27, 2017

It's been a while

It's been awhile since I've posted and that's mainly because little Aldo baby has exhausted me!  He's on the go constantly and has found that there is a whole new world to explore inside the house.  He is a curious little guy and loves to go through cabinets, boxes and anything else he can get his hands on.
Besides that, there's not much else to share.  With the weather being crummy, we've been doing a lot of playing at home lately.  It's fun but not much to blog about.  So, here's some pictures to keep you happy! ;)

At least he laughs about it!

Aldo's happy, cousin Jacob isn't

Fun in the tent with Jacob

Both boys love playing with Eliel's marble run from Santa

Eliel built downtown Chicago where Uncle Brian works

Daddy built Eliel a space shuttle

Aldo loves to eat!

And now to leave you with a laughing Aldo.  Because who doesn't like listening to a baby laugh!