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Monday, September 29, 2008

Aiden: 6 months old


Aiden was 6 months old on Friday and his dr appointment today. He is now 27 1/4 inches long and weighs 17 lb and 12 oz. He is in the 50th percentile which actually makes him the smallest Dolezal baby I think ever in history of Dolezal babies. I need to get out Damon's and Xavier's books to see where they were at this point. But since they were always off the charts, he has to be a tad smaller then them atleast.

He is now sitting up fairly well. He loves to stand with support and is still a good eater. The only thing he doesn't seem to like is peas. Since none of us like them either, I guess that means he fits in. He is a chatty little boy and will hum himself to sleep (which by the way is the cutest thing ever!) He sleeps about 10-13 hours a night. Jealous? He sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night but being the good parents that we are, we ignore him. He is very grabby and is starting to scoot around. So D and X need to start picking up their choking hazard toys!


This is cute pic of Xavier and Aiden. Just so you know, Xavier was wearing underwear, Aiden is not his black box censor!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Getting Ready to Crawl



My Two Adams

Actually it was my three Adams but I'm not that into Adam Duritz.

Friday Night...Adam and I went to Kansas City for the Maroon 5/Counting Crows concert. The best concert ever! First concert I have been to where all the acts are awesome. And we were just 9 rows back from the stage...how cool are we!?!

Augustana
Augustana opened. They were really good. They are pretty new. Adam had heard of a couple of their songs. However, I was totally clueless. But they were good.

Counting Crows
Counting Crows were up next. They were really good. I realized that I know very very few Counting Crows songs (like 2)! The lead singer, Adam, was really good at interacting with the audience. He would talk about their songs and why they were written, things like that.

The coolest thing was his relationship with Augustana. The guitar player for Augustana played with Counting Crows the whole time because their guy was out. And for quite a few songs he had Augustana out to sing along with them. He also introduced Augustana when they first came out.

Another cool thing that the Counting Crows did was talk about how we can all make a difference in the world, our country, and our communites. He talked about the charity they support in Africa. Also, in every town they tour they find a couple of organizations to come in and set up at the concert to give information out to concert goers. Then he also talked about voting and how it is our responsibility to make a difference in our country. You can even register to vote from their website.

At the end of the concert he said, "This is the time when we go off to the dark part of the stage and wait for you to clap and scream and bring us back out. Well, we don't have time for that. We are having too much fun and I want to play as much music as we can." (FYI, I cleaned that statement up...Adam Duritz has a potty mouth.)

Maroon 5
And then my Adam (the HOT one in white!) and the rest of Maroon 5 came out. Now I have been to a lot of concerts...but this one was so unbelieveable. In most concerts they start out with a bang and end with a bang and the middle is just them playing. Not Maroon 5! The whole concert was a bang, a big one! Lights. Lasers. Smoke. Jumping in the air. Craziness. The only complaint, it was too short. I needed more Maroon 5. They played in St Louis Saturday night and I couldn't talk Adam, as in husband, into taking me.

One thing that they did. Adam, my boyfriend, talked about how in the 70s, 80s, and 90s you would have your lighter out at the concert. But since smoking is illegal in public places and not healthy then we can do the next best thing. So he asked everyone to pull out their cell phones. Then he said, "Look around, Look at what we did together." And the whole audience was lit up with cell phone light.

Last song he threw his guitar up and it came crashing down and broke. So he gave it to someone in the audience. Not me. I didn't pay for the super expensive seats just the somewhat expensive seats.


I love them. I'm a total Maroon 5 junkie. I need more...a lot more!

Seriously, I've got it bad!






Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Tongue



Aiden's new trick...he is always sticking out his tongue. He has been doing it for awhile now. It started a little over a week ago when I noticed he had two teeth coming in (I forgot to post that earlier, by the way, Aiden is getting two teeth. He's such a big boy!) . I thought he just liked the feeling of the tongue on his gums where the teeth were popping up. But he has been consistently doing this and now does it alllll the time when he laughs and smiles as well. I think it is just his thing. He loves his tongue.

Tired Baby

Wednesday I was feeding Aiden and Xavier needed some help upstairs. When I came back down to finish feeding A I found this very tired baby...

He woke up about 15 minutes later to finish his dinner. He was very happy after that. You can see the little red mark on his forehead from the high chair.


Is he not the cutest?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

OK

this is just funny

check it out

http://www.zefrank.com/punc/

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Xavier is growing up.

Today Xavier started wearing his underwear correctly. He has always worn them backwards. He would always say they were more comfortable. Which was funny because his little butt cheeks would be hanging out.

Whenever I would ask him he would say, "This is how you wear them when you are two, when I'm three I will wear them the other way. Then when he turned three, "This is how you wear them when you are three..."

I guess at 5 1/2 you wear them correctly.

I was kinda hoping he would keep it up through high school.

First Soccer Game



Well its a new season and Damon had his first game. They won 2 - 0. Damon almost scored a goal. But he did great passing and being open.

Adam's Birthday

Adam's birthday was last Wedneday. We went to Coco Bolos and Coldstone for dinner and dessert.

Presents...actually more like present.


Adam and the boys. (You can tell who Damon loves.)




We got him three pairs of his fancy running socks and his little running belt he is showing off above. I think it came in handy with his last run on Saturday to Ogden. Yeah thats right, my crazy husband ran from one town to another...that's certifiable right?


Friday night we went out with the rest of the family to Texas Star and had yummy DQ ice cream cake at the parents' house.

New Haircut

Last week Adam gave the boys haircuts. After, he put them to bed and cut his own hair. The next day when Adam came home from work, Xavier started laughing at him and said, "Daddy, your haircut is so funny!"


Adam said back to him, "Son, you better check in the mirror."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Celebrities and Politics

First off, I'm really not a political person...however this current Presidential race we are in has kinda got me fired up. Honestly, I think most of it is because Obama scares the pooh out of me and I REALLY do not want him as my president. In fact, I want this shirt...

Anyway....occasionally I read this website. http://politicalderby.com/

I loved this post about celebrities and politics. I really don't care too much about celebrities talking about politics (Although I absolutely lose my mind when they do commercials or whatever for charities trying to get me to donate money...donate your own money...leave my cash flow alone! I don't need millionaires telling me to contribute money.)

Anyway, here it is. My favorite parts are in red.

Hollywood Idiots Posted on September 13th, 2008 at 4:04 pm by Kristen

Red State Eddio and Cordeiro beat me to the punch with their brilliant posts knocking a certain Hollywood A-lister for his thoughts on Sarah Palin. I had read quotes from some of these Hollywood Elite earlier this week and a post began swarming in my head. And not that I want to beat the Hollywood horse to death, the actions and words of these stars merit some attention.
Politics seems to be the new fad for Tinseltown. They all seem to be taking up some ‘save the planet’ cause to fill their otherwise vacuous lives. Perhaps if they save some trees and promote a liberal guy this will somehow make up for their denigrating movies and music (and not to mention personal lives).
Many recently took stabs at McCain’s choice in Vice President:
Annette Bening at the premiere of her new movie commented “I think it’s exciting to see a woman chosen to be on a major ticket…….but the idea that people, who voted for Hillary, who tend to be Democrats, would change and vote for McCain because of Sarah Palin seems to me bizarre,” she said. Why did Bening find it odd? Because “Sarah Palin’s politics are to the right of McCain’s,” she explained.
Meanwhile Candace Bergen gave her assessment of Palin’s nomination acceptance speech, saying, “I heard her (RNC)speech, and it’s scary.”
Jamie Lee Curtis wrote in The Huffington Post, “The scariest thing I hear about the Palin nomination was that she would appeal to voters because they would be able to relate to her and she to them.” Curtis admitted, “I couldn’t hold my own for one minute in a debate on any issue with someone like a Barack Obama or Joseph Biden and neither can Sarah Palin.
Alec Baldwin blogged, “Palin is Bush.” Still fixated, Baldwin compared Bush’s foreign policy experience as a governor with Barack Obama’s, and claimed that Obama’s experience in being a senator running for office was somehow superior. (And this coming from a guy who screamed expletives on his daughter’s voice mail.)
Perhaps the cake goes to our friend Matt Damon, who claimed that Palin was a bad Disney movie.
I’m still waiting for Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and Sean Penn to publicly denounce McCain and Palin. Perhaps they’re waiting for their next red carpet appearance with a dozen mics in front of them. Do we think Barbra Streisand will threaten to leave the country if Obama’s not elected? (I say: Good Riddance).
I love how these people who make a living playing somebody they’re not reading scripts written by others, have so much to say in the political arena. Most have no formal college education. I think what bugs me the most is that they use their status, popularity, and Hollywood platform to spout their gibberish. They act as though their fame and fortune give them some credibility as to how to run this country. And since the media is their ally, their words get splattered all over the press. Anyone with half a brain can tune them out; but there are half-wits in this nation that hang on their every word. We are a celebrity-obsessed culture that gives too much air time and magazine space to these self-absorbed prima donnas. As a citizen in this country, they have every right to an opinion; but don’t use places like the Oscars, the Golden Globes, interviews, and red carpet appearances to share your ignorant views. You don’t see many political pundits giving their opinions on the latest movies and music.
Gone are the days when people like Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable put their acting careers aside enlisting and serving their country during WWII. Stewart flew numerous missions against the Germans, and Gable worked his way up to captain. He flew air raids with the 351st and the 91st Bomb Groups. Could you see someone like Leonardo Dicrapio putting life aside and joining the military? I didn’t think so.
Unfortunately those who do lean conservative in Hollywood are sometimes blacklisted and alienated. Many are afraid to speak up. John Voight however has no shame appearing on the Hannity and Colmes Show in support of John McCain, and producer David Zucker is making a pro-American film set to be released this October……just weeks before Oliver Stones’ anti-Bush garbage. A few other actors who are not swayed into liberal thought include Tom Selleck, Gary Sinise, Ben Stein, Jon Cryer, and Clint Eastwood. And can you believe that Adam Sandler contributed to Rudy Giuliani’s campaign?
Me personally, I just alienate certain stars who have gone over the deep end in politics. Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell have zero credibility in my book; I haven’t seen a Dicaprio movie in I don’t know how long (I’m proud to say I never say ‘Titanic’…..was out of the country when it came out, never got around to seeing it, and haven’t looked back); I don’t swoon over George Clooney, and Brad Pitt has lost some of his attractiveness. It is hard to stay away from the Jason Bourne movies……consider that my guilty pleasure.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Aiden flipped over The Flip

Last night A got up and was just being too cute it was hard to put him back to bed. We were playing peek-a-boo and he was laughing so hard, I wanted to try and capture it. However, the guy was more interested in the camera then me. So if you were ever curious what a baby looks like from the perspective of a toy, here you go.

video


I think I'm going to need this for Christmas!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Texas Trip

We spent Labor Day weekend in Texas. This is our 3rd annual trip to Dallas for Labor day weekend. We stayed with Ben and Kelly but we were also able to see other family as well, which worked out great!

Friday we spent most of the day in Allen shopping. I loved it! I don't know why but shopping makes me the happiest girl ever. Friday night we drove up to Sherman to watch nephew Ross play football. If I knew anything about it I would tell you why he did so awesome, but I just know that he did awesome and thats it.

Saturday, Adam and I were able to go to the Temple. Its always nice to go to the Dallas temple. Its not the prettiest one in the world but since we were married there it makes it more special.

Later we went to Dealey Plaza where John F. Kennedy was shot. Honestly, I don't know that much about JFK but my mom dearly loved him which is why I wanted to go to Dealey Plaza. We wanted to go to the museum that they made out of the Book Depository but either they think very highly of their museum or I'm cheap...we thought the price was way too high to drag three kids through so we passed that up and spent a little bit of time in the gift shop.

After we stopped by the fountain place which supposedly is a place where the kids can run through the fountains but it turns out that is not true...since the security guard came out and spoke to us three times, I think she was happy for us to leave.

After naps we went to Salt Grass to visit one of Adam's brothers, Marty and his family. It was fun to see Jessica's baby belly. And our first time to meet Amanda and Travis baby, Emma. Plus, Janna and I love to gossip and that is always great fun!

Sunday after church we had Brooke (another niece) and Ryan over for dinner.


Monday morning, Adam and Ben ran a 5k. It wasn't the best running experience for them but they still did pretty good. They finished 2nd and 3rd for their age bracket.

Later that day we did some shopping at Ikea and The Container Store. After eating at the Cheesecake Factory we went to ride the trolleys. The boys love the trolleys. We go almost everytime we are in Dallas, its free which makes it even more awesome. The best part of the trolley ride...the boys like to sit in their own seats instead of sharing a bench. Xavier was on the bench infront of Adam and I, Damon was on the bench infront of Ben and Kelly. At one stop a strange man got on and sat down right beside Xavier. Xavier turned around and gave us such a shocked, terrified look, I wish we had a picture of it. He then gets up, without looking anyone in the eye and walks across the aisle to sit by Damon. When the man got off at the next stop, Xavier moved back to his seat. His face was priceless.