Monday, December 31, 2007

Cows are scary

Josh was reading to Aiden a book with animal noises. He looks happy here but...Whenever Josh would make the cow noise, (very similar to a real cow, not the "mooo" most parents do, Aiden would get real sad eyes, pop out his lower lip and start to cry. Us being the great parents that we are, tried it multiple times, with varying factors in between but the result remained. Aiden is very frightened of cow noises. I wish I had a picture of the sad face but I was too surprised to make it a Kodak moment.

Grandchildren Nativity

I orchestrated a Nativity pictures with all the Grandkids in my family. I did this once before when Bella was a baby. This time I made half the costumes and trained the goats.

The Goats could not stop eating the costumes.
From above

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Name Change

NO we are not changing Aiden's name again. Although I have contemplated it. Finding out his name was the most popular baby boys name for 2007. What the crap. I hate being trendy. I had never heard of it when I read it from the name list.
Back to the reason I wrote this post. I noticed at the top of this blog it says "Josh & Em". Then looking at almost all the posts in the last year, I am thinking we should call it, "Our world revolves around Aiden".

Again I love the pics....

Where are you?

What? Nobody's blogging? I just went to every single one of our friends blogs and NO updates! Where are you all? Then I realized it had been over a week for me so here I am.

First, I had a wonderful Birthday (The 21st). Josh surprised me and took Aiden and I to St. George for the weekend. I love hotels! (well nice hotels) The beds are super comfy and somebody cleans up after you. Fun fun.

199 to go! I have started working out with a personal trainer. Coleson is his name. Making me hurt is his game. I got a deal if I paid for the entire year up front. SO 199 to go...

I love posts with pictures so....
Aiden and his best friend loungin' in the sac

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Baby Jesus

Here is another picture we received from the Live Nativity. Ohhhhhh...

Speaking of baby Jesus. My nephew, Parker, when closing his prayers, says "baby Jesus Amen". If you think about it "in the name of Jesus" said quickly does sound a bit like "baby Jesus" Ohhhhh....

Friday, December 14, 2007

Free to Good Home

Wife and Baby - Free to good home.
Cooks and cleans, won't do dishes. Wants somebody to spend evenings with. Occasional diaper changes a must. Don't respond if you are currently or plan to be enrolled in school.

AL2223W Monitor and G4 Mac Mini

A while ago I found a thread after this review of an AL2223W discussing the problems encountered using it with the DVI connection on a Mac Mini. No on else had solved the problem so I decided to down clock the monitors refresh rate, but had to use SwitchResX to do it because the slower refresh rates were grayed out. It worked. (I don't recommend using SwitchResX to create custom monitor profiles unless you know what you are doing, which is why I didn't post this info sooner, though it does do some other interesting stuff). So on to the fix. [I am not liable for any damage to anything that comes from following these steps].
  • Download this file.
  • Open Terminal and change to your root directory
  • type
    • cd /
    • sudo unzip /path/to/
  • reboot
  • Open Preferences panel and select displays (I do this over VNC/remote desktop with the monitor connected by DVI and is currently dark)
  • Select the new 58Hz refresh rate.
You're monitor should be working now using the DVI link. If you have any questions post a comment here and I'll do what I can to help out.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Parties Galore

This last Saturday we had 3 Christmas parties to attend. What a bust day!

Our first party was the Anne Hanks Family Christmas Party. Aiden got lots of yummy treats.
And some money

The next Party was in Copperton. It was the Ray Family Party. Aiden was very happy to sit on Santa's lap.

At our final party for our ward, Aiden got to sit on Santa's lap again.

"Santa, Did you do something different with your hair"
More candy, that I don't get to eat. Yippee!

That face says it all....

Zoo Lights

We went to Zoo lights. It was pretty neat and there was bunches of light exhibits. Not many animals to see though. Aiden was most excited about the mugs we got our hot chocolate in. They had blinky lights in them. He stared at that all night. Extremely cold. I thought I was going to freeze my britches off.

Rachael, Parker and Isabella joined Aiden and I for some freezing fun at the zoo.

The kids had to be bundled up tight.

Aiden was thinkin "What the heck are ya doin' to me mom."

Mommy and Aiden

It was finally over. Aiden in the car with rosy cheeks and a runny nose.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Baby Jesus

Tonight Baby Aiden made his theatrical debut as Baby Jesus in the Live Nativity. He did very well at first. Then we had a fussy period where Daddy had to pick him up and bounce him. Then he got really tired. The pictures are from the end when he was tired. We are so proud of him and super happy that we got to participate in this.

PS: That there chicken above me...It pooped on me! Right at the start and I didn't know. Josh had to keep from laughing the entire time as he stared at me and my poopy chicken.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Aiden's 5 month birthday

To celebrate Em made up some baby cereal and we made a little home movie for Gmas and Gpas.

After eating he got a major case of the hick ups :)