Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 67

I'm off to the airport! We are wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and happy new year! (Shannon we got your package.)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 66

Someone had just woken up when I walked in to take his picture haha. Tomorrow is a very exciting day for Aidan, not only does he have early dismissal from school but his uncle Tim is flying in!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 64

And the count down to Christmas begins! Presents are wrapped and I made the first batch of cookies last night!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 63

Aidan had a busy weekend. Saturday he had his riding lesson and then off to do some shopping. Aidan's class is doing a drive for the homeless and is looking for hats and gloves and sample sized incidentals. They showed the kids a video on homelessness in school on Friday and it really upset him. Well, as much as we bought it made him feel a little better knowing how much we were helping. On Sunday Aidan had a wrestling match and he did really well. He didn't win but he lasted all 3 rounds and put up a great fight. Even the other teams coach came over to me and said that he has a lot of potential. And then Sunday night he had his Christmas party at the riding club where they had a horseless horse show haha. All the kids were out in the arena jumping the jumps while the adults ate in the nice warm area with the fireplace. Aidan met 3 other boys who ride there, including his instructor's son who is the same age. Today I was able to let Aidan sleep in a little since I was driving him to school in order to bring all the donations and boy did he need that little extra sleep.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 62

Today is guitar day at school so he gets a ride to and from school today. After school he has an orthodontist appointment.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 61

Someone is very excited about his uncle flying in today!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 58

Big week for Aidan, his uncle mark is coming and it's holiday shop time at school where he get to pick out gifts for everyone himself.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Aidan had a very busy weekend with wrestling.  Both days were more of a jamboree style, no points no win/lose.  He wrestled 3 times each day. The picture is from saturday the video is from sunday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 57

Aidan has a big weekend ahead. Tomorrow he has his riding lesson and a wrestling match and sunday he has CCD and another wrestling match.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 56

Found the missing peanut butter

Day 55

oh my gosh I just realized I never posted this. I was in NYC today at a taping of the Dr. Oz show and forgot about it!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas concert time!

Day 54

Today is Aidan's holiday concert at school. He is very excited, he was practicing his songs at the bus stop. His favorite one is called "hot chocolate".

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 53

Aidan had fun at his wrestling match yesterday. He wrestled twice, lost both times but learned from it. His first match he was pinned pretty quickly. His second match he lasted all three rounds and lost by points.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 52

Aidan has his first wrestling match this weekend. I have to work so I will miss it. It's bitter sweet in that the first gymnastics meet was also this weekend.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 50

Sorry for the delay, I forgot to take a picture. Nothing to report.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 49

Wrestling practice is held at the high school I went to. It's very weird being back in here.

Picture later

The picture will be later tonight when I finally get to see him wrestle!

Karen Casey

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 48

Aidan had a nice homework free break! He went to an optional extra wrestling practice on Friday and he had his riding lesson on Saturday. This week is just more of the same.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 47

Aidan so excited for tomorrow! I don't think he knows yet but the town is making thanksgiving break a homework free break! My parent teacher conference went great yesterday as expected. Aidan just needs to work on his confidence but all his academic stuff is excellent.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 46

Aidan is still loving wrestling! I really am surprised, I didn't think he would like it. Yesterday he got to impress the coaches when they were doing pull ups. They asked the boys to try and do 5. Most of the boys were struggling to do their first one when Aidan did not 5 but 6 easily. He told me he did six because he felt like it. In gymnastics he was used to doing 10. Tonight is my parent teacher conference which I know will go well. I just have a few questions about his report card and I will also get the results of a standardized test he took in the beginning of the school year.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 45

Sorry this is so late, his bus was early this morning. He has wrestling practice tonight and is excited. At his riding lesson Saturday he jumped his horse! He wasn't supposed to, luckily his horse knew what to do, he was trotting his horse when he jumped it instead of going around the jump. His instructor Jamie said that that is normally lesson 7 not 3 lol, but he did look good!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 44

Aidan got his report card yesterday, of course it was excellent! He had one A in math and everything else was a B. He was disappointed in the B's so I explained to him that B's are still fantastic and now he knows where he stands and where he can improve. Early dismissal today because parent teacher conferences start today, mine is next week.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 42

Aidan liked wrestling last night and wants to continue so we will have to figure out a schedule for that.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 41

Tonight Aidan is going to check out wrestling.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 40

Hmmm I wonder why this didn't post before? Oh well. Aidan had a great weekend. He did another riding lesson on Saturday and did very well. My friend who we watched do her horse show that got him interested in riding came which excited him.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Horseback riding

As expected Aidan loved horseback riding! He picked everything up pretty fast and surprised the instructor by being ready to trot on the first lesson. The pony he was riding had a pretty rough trot so his next lesson, tomorrow, he will ride a different one. He wants to go once a week, so Saturday mornings will be our regular day. After his lesson Thursday we went and bought him riding boots, half chaps, and a riding helmet. He was so excited he wore the boots home. The pony didn't really take him seriously with his rubber soled shoes but Aidan was still able to get that stubborn thing going. Only once did Jamie (who is actually also the owner and a really nice man) have to go over and help him out. Today he was practicing putting the half chaps on by himself.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 39

Aidan doesn't have school Thursday or Friday. Tomorrow he is going to try out horseback riding, he is very excited!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 38

Aidan has a habit of leaving his dirty clothes on his bed. He also has a habit of leaving them there and then sleeping on top of them as illustrated by the jeans in this picture.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 37

Only three school days this week. It was a nice boring weekend also.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 36

Today is finally the costume parade at school and trick or treating! But of course I have to work today, first time ever I have had to miss these things :(

Aidan is very excited to get to finally wear his costume, he is going as a ghost buster.

Aidan also had his end of year party for soccer last night. The season unfortunately had to end early because there is still snow on the ground so they can't play soccer tomorrow. He got two trophies last night! One from the town and one from the coaches for being undefeated this year!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 35

Hooray Aidan finally has school today! There is a two hour delay and they has to move some bus stops but they have school! The high school only got back power late yesterday.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Still no school

We finally have our power back and came home today. Two nights in the hotel was driving me crazy! Yesterday I took Aidan sledding and he had a great time! There was nearly two feet of snow on the mountain! I took him back today and it was all nearly melted away.
School was cancelled for today and again for tomorrow. Parts of town still do not have power and there are still roads closed due to downed trees and power lines. Because of this, the town, and nearly every surrounding town, has postponed trick or treating until friday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snow in October!?

Well, soccer was canceled for today...

We hurried to the mall before the roads got too bad to get Aidan new snow pants and snow boots.  A lot of stores didn't have them in stock yet.  We first had went to a sporting goods store but about 10 minutes after we got there they lost power so couldn't buy anything.  So we went to the mall which was right next to it and found snow pants in Macy's and boots in payless.

When we got home, we had no power...
I heard it could be a few days until we get it back...

So I started calling around looking for a hotel.  They either didn't answer or were already full.  I finally found a Hilton about 30 minutes away with rooms but there reservation system was down and it was first come first serve.  I have never packed an overnight bag so fast in my life!

When we got here there were no rooms left with two beds so we had to get the single king bed suite to get the pull out couch, but we got a room!

Aidan was excited to be able to go swimming!

Seriously, what is up with New Jersey this year??? First a hurricane, then an earthquake, now a blizzard in october??

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 34

SNOW!? Yes there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow so we will see if he actually has a soccer game tomorrow.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 33

Aidan was done with his homework by 6pm last night and was more than excited! I loving that I have my old Aidan back and the stressed out worried one is gone!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 32

Aidan had soccer practice last night so I was expecting him to still be doing homework when I got home. To my surprise he was done and apparently finished in record time! He just had this smile in his eyes that I recognized right away...he was stress free! Just knowing that he has more time now has made him feel so much better.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 31

Looks like someone got into the oreos after everyone went to bed last night...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 30

For some reason the picture I took this morning didn't save to my phone and I didn't realize until after he was on the bus. I was going to take a picture when he got home but I had to bring a friend to labor and delivery (she and the babies are okay). So here is a picture from now.

Aidan made the decision to quit gymnastics because he is so stressed with all of his school work. It was a very hard decision for him but he is okay with it. Tonight was his last practice. He is going to check out wrestling and if he doesn't like it we will figure something else out

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 29

We were hoping the braces might have been removed today. It alas, probably 3 more months. That's ok because he got Halloween colors today and will get Christmas colors in December.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saw this at school today

We picked up a friend after school today to bring to soccer practice. When we walked by Aidan's classroom I saw this hanging on the wall. Aidan is so good at describing himself.