Jen, as always, is keeping me honest about updating the blog. She sent me an e-mail last night busting me for not updating.
So, Aidan starting walking a little over a month ago right as he turned 9 months old. He is now everywhere and into everything. At his 9 month check up, he weighed in at 21 pounds, 7 ounces, was 29 1/2 inches long, and his head in still in the 95% percentile. That means that right now, he is getting longer faster than he is gaining weight. If you look at his father, this makes perfect sense.
To give you an idea of a day with Aidan, already this morning (it is only 9 am), he has turned over the bowl of dog water, gotten into the cat food (2x), dug up a potted plant, and has tried to go up and down the stairs about 10 times. I am already exhausted and I have not even had the chance to take a shower yet!
Aidan just went down for a nap (please let it last at least 30 minutes), so I have time to do a quick update and upload a video before it starts all over again.
Aidan also started waving hello and goodbye this week. I am pretty sure that he also now knows how to use his sign language at dinner time to tell us that he wants "more food." Pretty adorable and he is super excited when it works. He plays hard, sleeps hard, destroys the house hard, and eats hard too. He will eat pretty much anything that you put in front of him from green beans to avocado, squash to mango. I hope it stays this way - however, it seems that many toddlers decide at some point that they only eat things that are white, fried or cheesy.
I am going to upload a video of Aidan walking through the living room directly from picasa to the blog. Enjoy and as the dutch say, tot de volgende keer! (until next time....)
christina, jan-mendelt, & aidan