Sunday, June 28, 2009

New England Aquarium

Today we took Aidan to the Aquarium in Boston, and he really enjoyed watching all the different fish. He loves getting to go out and explore new things! Afterwards we walked around Faneuil Hall and got some dinner with the other Dancy clan.




Practicing his walking skills with his mommy.





And, a few photos of the animals!








Saturday, June 27, 2009

Babbling Boy

This week AJ has been talking non-stop; it's so funny hearing him say "ba-ba-ba" all the time!


He's learning new skills every day now, like pulling out drawers, unplugging stuff from the wall, drinking from sippy cups, and walking along the couch.

Unfortunately, he hasn't quite figured out his limits when he's standing - we've gotten 4 accident reports at school in the last couple of weeks! They have to report everything, so we see "Aidan reached for a toy and lost his balance and fell into __" such as the door, the bookshelf, the wall. Eventually he'll learn!

Kiddie Kandids

While I was at Babies R Us yesterday I decided to see what it was like to get some portraits done - mostly to see how they really do it and if it was worth it to get more in the future. While I do love the photos, I think I can do the same if I get some black velour for the back and bottom! Here are the online preview versions:














Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Isaac's enjoying his first Father's Day with AJ - here are a couple of cute photos of them from last night.



Baby Proofing

With AJ crawling so fast and pulling up on everything, we finally had to buy some gates for the apartment. It's already fairly baby proof since there are no stairs and not that much stuff, but he always wants to get into the few things that we don't want him to - of course.


He seemed to like the kitchen one at first since it helped him stand - until he realized he was stuck on that side!



Saturday, June 20, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

So Smiley!

AJ has been all smiles lately! He had a really fun weekend seeing family, and we had a great time dancing and playing tonight.


He's got his dad's eyelashes!




New AJ shirt!






Playing "sandwich" with Daddy.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jacob's Graduation

Dancy #9 has graduated from MHS!


Dancy #5.1 had some fun in his stroller, but then channeled his inner escape artist.


Mom and baby.


Jacob on the post-graduate perp walk.


Mom and Dad with Dancys #5 and #9.


Grandpa cleaned up Daddy's old toy for Aidan to try!


The "Crazy [C]oupe" has now serviced two generations. Not sure it'll survive another 25 years.


Kristen stopped by to see Aidan, whose mid-night/2am/4am snacking has finally led to a little midsection bulge...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Aidan @ Eight Months

Two-thirds of a year already! I couldn't let today go by without posting an update.


At 8 months, AJ:
- Crawls around well on his hands and knees
- Pulls himself up on everything he can
- Seems to recognize his own name, or at least that someone is trying to get his attention
- Loves taking a bath in the big tub
- Presses buttons and opens/closes doors on his house to hear the music
- Likes reading touchy-feely books with me
- Loves going in the jogger with me and in the big stroller at school
- Feeds himself puffs and cheerios
- Smiles for the camera
- Kicks his legs happily when he's excited
- Weighs about 16.5 pounds (he's pretty little for 8 months!)


Mid-crawl.


He can't actually use the walker yet, but I help him try it out.


Ding-dong! Pushing the doorbell.


Checking out the lion's fluffy tail in "That's Not My Lion".

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Today the pool was finally warm enough that AJ was able try out his new float. He had a great time in the water, and happily stayed in for ages. Rachel and Abram came swimming with us, then afterwards we met Leigh and went out for ice cream.






He doesn't look too thrilled in this picture, but he looked so cute dressed up! I realized he matched me! He's wearing his shoes we recently got him - I bought the 6-9 months but they were too big, so these are 3-6 months. And he's almost 8 months...


This weekend he started playing with his walker from GB and Ol' Pa. For now he was mostly exploring all the gadgets, but it won't be long till he's really cruising with it.

Party Boy

Yesterday we went to a cook-out for all the babies and parents at school, and AJ had a blast. He was happy to see all his friends, but he really liked being outside and exploring the grass and riding in the swing. We had a great time talking to all the other parents, it's a really nice group of people. Hopefully we can find a house with a nice patio and backyard like what they had yesterday.


Hold on!


Flying through the air!


He giggled and giggled and giggled like a little school, uh, boy.








We wanted to get a picture of Aidan and Evan together, but they were more excited to look at each other.

On Friday we went to Nico's high school graduation party. It was pretty late for AJ so we took his pajamas and travel crib. Before bed he got to play some Mario Kart Wii with the girls!


He loved Nico's long hair!