Thursday, August 09, 2007

Leaving Babyhood

Today I took Aiden to get his first hair cut. This was a really hard decision for me because his little curls were just so darn cute to me, but it was really starting to look unkept. SO I took him to Tony's today. Tony is an older man who believes that baby's first haircut is an important thing. He starting cutting and was done before I knew it. The other man in the shop grabbed my camera and just started taking pictures. Tony was very fluent in baby speak and talked to Aiden about Tractors, Dora, and Thomas the Train the whole time he was cutting. He also told us that his grandson's name was also Aiden. When we were done he made Aiden a baby's first haircut certificate, and refused to let me pay or tip. The certificate was a nice touch but after reading it, I got a little choked up. It says: "This is to certify that Aiden Kagy has bravely met all the requirements of receiving his first haircut and has graduated from babyhood (snif, snif), on the 9th day of August in the year of 2007." Graduated from babyhood?! sigh...




Saturday, August 04, 2007


Here we are at the end of our vacation. At the beginning of the week we went to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. The kids loved it. There was plenty to do. We walked through numerous tank areas, and there was even an area outside for the kids to play in water fountains that shot in the air. Aiden ran, and ran, and ran.
Abby and Aiden got along beautifully. They would sit together and play, and then they would walk around and babble to each other. It was very interesting to see the two of them interact.
Abby took her first steps with the entire family watching. We all clapped and cheered.
Aiden loved the beach! He would sit and play in the sand and then he would run straight toward the water. It was quite exhausting! It made me worry about the lack of fear he had toward the water.
We had a great time hanging out with all of Mark and Steve's cousin's and their kids. We are quite a group. There was about 24 of us hanging out together on a regular basis.
Overall we had a good time, but look forward to the comforts of home. We miss our Coletrane and Sunny. They have been off at camp.
Here are a few vacation shots.