lordandrei: (15 months)
Yes, I admit it. I have a lot of pictures of [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman. I'm averaging about 700 a year. Every now and then I try to get artistic. Sometimes... art just happens.

A few weekends ago, we took Aiden to Wild Waves park. He's been eagerly loading himself into the car. On this trip, he got in the car and pressed up against the window for the first time. I was fortunate to have my cell camera ready. I'm actually really happy with how this picture came out.

Main picture behind the cut. )
lordandrei: (kitty play)
Let's start with the relevant icons to explain:

So... we have the new Prius. And it has all the trimmings. Including the ones we couldn't get when we first went shopping for one 3 years ago. Satnav (Atmos can not be disabled!), Bluetooth, 5 disc CD.. and a cassette deck.

Today I purchased a cassette adaptor. I plugged it into my iPhone and fired up the Doctor Who theme for [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman

Playing on the car's really nice sound system...Aiden was giddy. He loves the theme.

Afterwards as usual he babbled a bit at said he requisite, "Doc-Doc?" Which is very good and we encourage him.

Then he blew our minds. After babbling from the back seat we hear him go:

Ooooh Weeee Ooooh.

It took the better part of 5 minutes for us to recover ourselves. The toddler grinning ear to ear at his accomplishment.

This is my boy and I AM a PROUD father.
lordandrei: (15 months)
I absolutely have found find myself needing a sitter for [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman the evening of Thursday,September 25th.

Until I have a babysitter... I really can't explain why. It would only be for a few hours (but it's a school work night)... and we'll be happy to make it worth it the person we can get.

This would be very appreciated.

Comments filtered for privacy.

Thank you.

Edit: Yes... I meant September. :)
Edit: See following post. Resolved.
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More details forthcoming...

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I think we're turning the corner.

Aiden has won himself one more free night's stay in Chez Hospital tonight.

While his breathing is no longer constricted and his treatments have moved from once every two hours to once every 4 hours our primary concern remains the oxygenation of his blood while he sleeps.

From my understanding this is the % of red blood cells carrying oxygen in them. Absolutely healthy is 100%. All your red blood cells are showing oxygenization. If this dips down to 95% that's getting down to the minimum where people start being concerned.

When Aiden has been sleeping the last two nights it has been down as low as 83%. This necessitated Aiden being given Oxygen directly. And let me assure you, putting a nose tube on a two year old is not a walk in the park. You know, it's not even a barefoot walk on hot coals without Yogic treatment.

Also, with regular 2 hr treatments of albuterol, Aiden was really ramped up.

Well, this afternoon at 12:45 we tried to put him down for a nap. (This has been a nightmare the past 2 days)
Within 10 minutes (and a healthy dosage of the requisite "Sirens") he was completely out.

Aiden sleeps and we are still seeing 95% on his O2 levels. The basic hospital policy on pediatrics is not to release a child unless they have gone 24 hours without needing to have O2 administered. So... hopefully this is turning the corner and I'm not tempting fate by pointing it out.

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lordandrei: (15 months)
We went on a day trip today. Our plan was to go to Port Townsend by way of the Mulketeo-Clinton Ferry to Whidbey Island. The Keystone Ferry however had a 2 ferry waiting list. So... we optend to just drive up Whidbey.

A few years ago we drove up there and stumbled onto a carnival at a local park that had a playground. The carnival wasn't there this year. But the park was quite nice. It had some wonderful equiptment for [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman to climb on. It also had two great slides. (See the new pictures in my Aiden 18-24 month LJ gallery)

One of the nice attractions of the park was a small controlled lake area that fed off the sound. It had a water slide, a swimming area, and plastic paddle boats you could rent for $5/ 1/2 hr. All three of us got life jackets and we rode around the lake.

Aiden was in his glee.

Below is probably one of my favourite photos to date of him. He is so full of happiness, life, and intelligence.

I think we're doing a quite fine job with him.

Very happy Aiden in Oak Harbour on a boat
Very happy Aiden in Oak Harbour on a boat
Picture taken on a rented paddleboat on a mini lake in Oak Harbour on 080713
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So, Aiden is 20 months old today. That's 1 2/3 yrs. Wow..

19 months was very difficult. It's causing a bit of a shakeup in my world and the cleanup is underway.

This month Aiden spent the good portion of a day in daycare. (6 hrs) This was very difficult on me even though I don't spend that time with him anyway due to work. The upside is that it worked out very well for all concerned. [livejournal.com profile] shimmeringjemmy had a day of personal work, recuperation, and gardening. (Oh, happy Cancer)

Aiden is undeniably a toddler. An independent and "WILLFUL" personality has emerged. He is more and more amazingly interactive. Yesterday, when we got home after work I retrieved the garbage pails from the curb while H & a unloaded from the car. About halfway down the driveway I bent down and opened my arms for a hug. Aiden tore into a (toddler) sprint and jumped up into my arms. It was beyond adorable.

The word, "Hi" is his mainstay. I'm pretty sure he knows what it means. Though everything is a greeting to him. Even getting attention. I think he equates it to also mean, "Excuse me." With "Hi" has also come waving. He definitely has different hand motions for "hi" and "bye"... And whenever we say, "Say 'bye-bye'" he does is farewell wave.
more details and infinitely cuter pictures )
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This almost didn't get posted this morning. Once taken, the ball of chaos started tearing apart the clean pile of laundry. Wheeeee

Aiden Self Portrait, 19 months Aiden Self Portrait, 19 months
Aiden has become adept at clicking the shutter on the camera. This picture was taken pretty much by himself. 9:03 a.m. April 6, 2008

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lordandrei: (15 months)
You want sound on this one ;)

lordandrei: (15 months)
First. You need to start by reading the post by [livejournal.com profile] shimmeringjemmy

After that there are other things... )
lordandrei: (daddy)

Aiden at 18 months
Aiden at 18 months
[livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman discovers the glory of a swing.
Picture... too...cute.
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Edit: Picture by [livejournal.com profile] stardragan
lordandrei: (Default)
I woke up this morning sick as a dog. Which is odd, because I really haven't seen many dogs with a head cold.

I am congested all the way down below my toes into Burma.

[livejournal.com profile] shimmeringjemmy will be taking over my role as Deacon today.
(grumble, been looking forward to Deaconing for a while)

We watched Idiocracy with (mumbles) Wilson. (I really can't tell them apart)

Humourous while at the same time... a little painful to watch.

After the movie [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman grabbed the phone receiver away from me.

He took a few steps and pushed the volume button. It rang.

He put it against his hear and went, "Ah-ooooohhhhhh"

Three cheers for more milestones.

Last night he brought me something I asked for. Communication begins
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Thank you [livejournal.com profile] mlerules for the awesome picts.

Click the picture for a bigger view.

Aiden at New Years 07->08
Aiden at New Years 07->08
Aiden just creeping up on 16 months on 07-12-31. In his tiger picture being far.. far too cute.

lordandrei: (Default)
This link may or may not work for an unbelievably cute dose of [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman

Otherwise the image is bow below the cut.
Picture now added )
lordandrei: (daddy)
[livejournal.com profile] shimmeringjemmy has put it quite well.

See her post.
lordandrei: (Default)
Happy 14th month, [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman

See also:
lordandrei: (Default)
I posted last year at the end of September (with [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman barely a month old) about how many people had told me that Aiden and I looked alike.

I have to admit.. I didn't see it that well. Maybe a hint here or there.

Well, in the comparison, I had to mirror and tilt an image of a 25 day old baby and place it against the picture of a child that was roughly 18 months.

It's a year later. Aiden is on the verge of 14 months. He has hair and eyebrows now. His eyes are now a deep, dark brown. He's growing into his face.

So let's take a look at a more recent picture in comparison:

Old pictures are behind this link
New pictures are behind the cut )
lordandrei: (Default)
So, a few people told me this weekend that I haven't been posting as much YouTube(tm) as I had been.

Said people, said .. I should post more.

Today was [livejournal.com profile] aiden_freeman's first birthday. You may have seen a picture .

A full length video is forthcoming. (I need to edit out the excess)...

Well, below the cut is a teaser video.

This is a boy... and his cake.

YUMMMM..... )
lordandrei: (daddy)
I am fighting off a cold. I guess it's Noto-ConCold as I've heard several others have picked it up.

I was 98.8 two evenings ago and 99 last evening.

Add to this the recent entertainment and I'm feeling kinda beaten.

Just a check in...

Excels*kaff kaff*... um... ior

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