Life has settled nicely into a routine. Aiden loves daycare and his daycare family. It sure puts these parents' minds at ease when we tell Aiden in the morning he has to hurry and get ready because we have to go to Andrea's and see the kids, and he actually seems happy to get ready to go. Still, we are looking forward to summer (which is approaching remarkably FAST) when we can spend some extra, quality time with our little guy. It will be an interesting / challenging summer, though. We will have to be fiscally creative since, for all intents and purposes, I will not be receiving a paycheck; the reality of those unpaid-leave days are about on us. Oh well. They were WELL worth it; that time with Aiden was precious and absolutely necessary to his adjustment and well-being.
Easter this year was wonderful. Aiden adored coloring Easter eggs. He was more than a little miffed when all 18 eggs were done. :) Easter vigil Mass was a bit of a challenge. It was beautiful and the sermon was inspiring, but it was over two hours long and started at about the same time as Aiden's usual bedtime. He was actually very well behaved - most of the time. We did have to take a couple of breaks out in the hallway. Aiden is a very active almost-three-year-old!
Easter day was gorgeous, and we spent a lovely day up in DeSmet with the grandparents. Thanks to Grandma JoAnn and Grandpa Dean having great neighbors (The Hollands), who let Aiden play on their gym and in their rocks / gravel, Aiden had a blast. The fun outside and the special time spent with family even made up for the grueling 1 1/2 hour trip up -- and back. It turns out, Aiden is not the ideal traveller. (This could prove interesting this summer since we're supposed to head out to the Hills not once but twice.)
We had a beautful, blessed Easter. We hope everybody else did, too! Until next time...
Aiden playing with his golf clubs from Grandma Jan
Sliding with Grandma JoAnn and Cousin Cory
Easter egg hunting
Ready for church :)
Coloring Easter eggs -- LOVED it!