Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All About Aaron Junior

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All About...
He wrote his name in the snow... with a stick of course.

Aaron has been hilarious lately.
He has been such a silly boy and has kept me laughing...

He has also been extremely sweet, tender, loving, always aware of my feelings.
AND, he got injured recently. Up until now, the most major injury he has had was a broken humerus bone (upper arm bone)... which was such a fluke.

This is a posting about his silliness, his sweetness, and his injury.

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I'll begin with his injury...
we were walking to our car and one of Aaron's cousins was with us and she and Aaron were racing back to the car. Aaron tried to stop himself before hitting the car and ended up twisting his ankle and falling... he doesn't cry very often from regular bumps and scrapes kids get, but this time... he cried and it hurt him the rest of the day.
It took a few hours for it to swell...

Can you tell which one is swollen? :) (May 5)

Here it is again.
These photos were taken that night, several hours after it happened.

So I took him to the doctor the next day. They took X-rays and it was not broken, but it was sprained. They said that it is more difficult for a child to sprain their ankle than to break it... so I guess he must have really tweaked it. Here he is getting his ankle wrapped at the doctor's office.
Poor thing.

Here is his ankle five days later. (May 10) Bruising.

And again, six days after that. (May 16)

He was so good to let me ice it and wrap it and keep it elevated.
He is now running around on it and doing normal things, but once in a while, he will do something that will help him realize that he is still healing. It still hurts to touch it as well... but he is doing most of his normal stuff. So, of course we are grateful it was not more serious.

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Now, in no particular order...
here are some of the things that have made me laugh lately...

Aaron making his own popsicle by putting snow on a stick.

Paper airplanes that he drew flames on... which of course makes them faster.

Oops... this one isn't funny. This is the day I took him to Kindergarten Roundup for all of the kids going into Kindergarten this next year. This is not funny at all... it actually breaks my heart a little bit. School is coming way too soon.

He did say something funny that day though...
When I told him we needed to leave so we were not late to Kindergarten Roundup,
he asked if there would be vegetables there?
I told him no and asked why there would be vegetables there...
and he said, 'because its a kinder GARDEN'.

So funny.

REALLY big hair. LOVE it.

And a haircut. :)

This is a mask he made with tape, paper, and a pair of scissors... all by himself.

Another day, he made this hat all by himself. He saw one like it on Curious George, I think.
Anyhow... it is pretty inventive... the photos below show why...

He made a pocket in it... then put carrots in the pocket. So, here he is taking a carrot out, showing me the carrot, then eating the carrot. It was so funny.
Again, tape, paper, and a pair of scissors. :)

Aaron decided one day to be silly and tell me he was all dressed, so when I went to see... he was standing there with pants on his arms and his shirt on his legs.
What on earth? Where did he come from? :) Love it.

Not necessarily funny, but he wanted to play catch for the first time ever with a baseball and mitts. These are the mitts Aaron bought for us the last Christmas before he died. Aaron also bought himself one that year and it is being saved for Aaron Jr. Aaron Jr kept calling them baseball mittens. Kids are great.

THIS day, Aaron was in the bedroom for a while and I just heard him giggling, then he runs out laughing SO hard to show me THIS. He put on EVERY pair of briefs in his drawer... even the ones that he wore when he was first being potty trained... which are too small for him.
He probably has on more than 15 pairs of briefs. NO joke. HA!

A couple of friends of mine called me one morning last week to see if I would take some emergency engagement photos of their brother and his fiance... I NEVER take photos of people in a professional way, so I wanted to say no, but I wanted to help out my friends, so I reluctantly said yes. :) I brought Aaron with me and we stayed after to get a few more shots of the Bountiful Temple... here are a few of Aaron Jr with the umbrella.
He was having SO much fun posing... he kept saying, 'ok now take a photos of this', then he would strike a pose.
How could I NOT take all of these photos?

I will put some of the engagements in my Random May posting.

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Here is a flower Aaron picked for me recently...
this will take us right into the part of this posting about him being sweet, tender, and loving...
and aware of my feelings...

Here is a note Aaron Jr wrote for me. When I asked him what it says, he said:
The left page says: 'I love you, Mama.'
The right page says: '
Sorry you miss Daddy, Mama. Its good I'm here with you.'

This was out of the blue... I hadn't even been having an emotional day or anything.

This is a picture he drew for me that same night, I think.
He said that the top says: 'Mama and Aaron. Love.'
Then it is a picture he drew of me and him.

Why am I so blessed to have him?

In a prayer a couple of days ago:
Aaron Jr: Bless I can grow slow... very slow.
Me: Why did you ask in your prayer to grow slow?
Aaron Jr: Because I want to stay a kid so I can play with my friends...
and I don't want to be a dad or a grandpa yet.

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Here are a couple of conversations from last week:

Aaron Jr: I want to stay with you for a long time.
Me: What do you mean?
Aaron Jr: When I get married, can I still stay with you?
When I'm a dad, can I still be with you?
When I'm a grandpa, can I still be with you?
Me: Yes. (what am I supposed to say? he is worried.)
Aaron Jr: (a smile and a look of relief)
Aaron Jr: Will I still be like myself?
Me: What do you mean?
Aaron Jr: Will I still have yellow hair?
Me: Yes. You will still have yellow hair.
Aaron Jr: (HUGE SMILE and a look of relief)
Me: Don't worry, okay?
Aaron Jr: Okay.

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Aaron was asking his cousin one day who she is going to marry... so I asked Aaron who he is going to marry. He said that he is going to marry Lily or Stella (cousins his age). He often asks if he can still live with me when he gets married. This particular day, he said that if he gets married, then I will be alone, so he hopes I have more kids so that I am not alone when he gets married.

This kid is precious to me. He worries about himself being alone and he worries about me being alone.
He wants brothers and sisters so badly. He asks about me having more babies. I want him to have siblings... he deserves to have siblings. He deserves so much... so much.

He is my little ray of sunshine even on a wet, cold, rainy day.

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Okay, I hope these work.
I recently took a few videos of him with my point and shoot camera and I just love them.
So, here is Aaron Jr in video form. Some of them are him making up songs while he drums.
He's so great. He makes me laugh... and I just love him to pieces.

Pause my music in the right column so you can hear these videos.

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Chris and Kristy said...

The picture and message Aaron Jr gave you are heavenly! I love how you adore him and cherish every day together. It's no coincidence that we are sent the children that are just right for us. In my Gospel Principles class Sunday, this quote hit me with so much power. "Our Father in Heaven knows who we are and what we did before we came here. He has chosen the time and place for each of us to be born so we can learn the lessons we personally need and do the most good with our individual talents and personalities." Our children are such blessings!

Lisa said...

cute posting. he is quite the character! i'm glad you have him. adorable new header pic. gus will take some of those undies off your hands.