Now that the little love of my life is growing older (nine years old today!) he is developing a social life of his own. This is all wonderful of course, but our visits now are more 'scheduled' to fit in with the social calendar of a busy little boy.
This past year was filled with lots of wonderful (I hope) memories.
Some of Aidan's favorite things to do were...
|Playing in the fall leaves|
|Making a Snow Angel...|
|...and a Snow Man (of sorts!)|
|And there were swimming lessons|
|And hanging out with Papa|
|And hunting for Easter Eggs|
|Hangin' out at Nana's ...|
|...sharing popsicles with Nana|
A school trip to the pumpkin farm in October...
Christmas 2015 was one for the record books. Usually knee deep in snow and wrapped up for the cold wintry weather, last Christmas Eve was sunny and warm. So much so, we were able to enjoy our tea on the porch...no snow...no coats...just lots of sunshine.
Christmas morning, and 'Santa' made one little boy very happy...
Alas, all good things must come to an end. The snow and cold weather arrived soon after Christmas, as we knew it would. While on Christmas school break, Aidan got to experience his first 'live theatre'. A trip to Toronto, meeting up with 'Nana Carol' and cousin Emmet, to see a Christmas Pantomime!
As a child growing up in England, I have very fond memories of the excitement and anticipation of my trip to the Christmas Pantomime, so it was a lot of fun to be able to introduce Aidan to what I hope will become a new annual tradition for him too.
Aidan's great-nana was Irish, so of course, Aidan loves his mashed potatoes. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we enjoyed a dinner of 'bangers and (green) mashed potatoes...
|Hard to tell, but they really are green!|
|Ready to 'play ball'|
And now summer is here! Today was the last day of school. It's shaping up to be a very busy summer, with two weeks of day camp, more swimming lessons, and a trip to Niagara Falls with 'Nana Carol' and cousin Emmet. The four of us should have a blast getting soaked on the 'boat trip to the falls', as well as the 'walk behind the falls'. Somewhere in the rest of summer, we plan to spend some time at 'Nana Carol's' cottage as well. Making memories!
Today, the little love of my life turned nine years old! Hard to believe how quickly the years go by, but I love being a part of every stage of his life, new interests, new talents and accomplishments, and lots of questions!
|Relaxing on the porch|
|Chocolate Birthday Cake...of course!|
Happy Birthday, my beautiful boy! Here's to the next nine!