Saturday, April 11, 2009

Aidan the Barber

Okay...this is never good! How Aidan managed to cut out this chunk of hair and NOT do it in a conspicuous place is a testimony to his barbering skills. :)

Ice Skating with the Youth

Ian's a part of the Youth Group at Trinity now. This year they went to Greenville to go ice skating. The kids had a blast. Our pictures of this event didn't come out very good, but here's a few shots at least:

Trinity's fearless ice skating team.

Okay...they had these PVC pipe things to help the kids learn how to skate at the Skate Center. Watching Aidan put this thing to the test was comedic! You should have seen him scurrying all over the ring! I'm laughing as I write this!

The lighting wasn't very good for photos, plus we had to shoot from behind Plexiglas; so this was the best we could do in sharing the Aidan madness with you. :)

Ian taking a break.

We never did get a good shot of Mia skating, but we did get a good one of her eating. :)

This was a fun trip! All the kids want to do it again soon. Thanks to Andrew and Jennifer for putting the trip together.

Aidan's Birthday 2009

Aidan had a great birthday this year! His Grandparents came and he got to talk to Aunt Ginger, Uncle Chris and his cousin Tekoa for a few minutes. We communicate with them by Skype because they live in Brazil. Here's a few pictures of the Birthday Bash:

Give Aidan a set of Star Wars Legos and you'll have a happy kid, guaranteed!

Doesn't matter the size or theme, Aidan loves all Legos.

Aidan's new crash kit. Boy does he need this!

Once Aidan opens a set of legos, he'll spend hours with it. It was hard to get him away from his new collection to eat his cake.

This helmet was Aidan's big surprise this year. He's been wanting this clone trooper helmet for months! This picture doesn't do his excitement level justice, he was bouncing off the walls when he found it waiting on his chair!

The man and his cake.

Happy Birthday buddy! We sure do love you!

Aidan's Indiana Jones Birthday Cake

One of Aidan's favorite characters is Indiana Jones. So for Aidan's birthday, Tisha made a theme cake. Take a look! Yet another great cake to add to her collection!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from The O'Donnell Clan. Tisha made an incredible dinner for us tonight. Pork tenderloin, boiled cauliflower, sweet potatoes, sauteed portabella mushrooms and green onions, and yeast rolls. For dessert, cream cheese brownies topped with a cherry sauce. WOW! I am a happy Valentine! :)

No! No! We Don't Say Guns!

Anyone that knows Aidan knows he's a Star Wars freak! Talk about an obsession. He is a FAN! That leads us to a quick story about a recent encounter Aidan had with a little boy at Barnes and Noble. They met in the children's area and were looking at a book about the new Clone Wars movie. The little boy was younger than Aidan and Aidan was trying to explain the ins-and-outs of the Clones and how they do battle. Here's how a part of the conversation went down:

Aidan: Okay. You know those Clone Troopers. When they shoot...

Little boy: No! No! No! We don't say shoot!

Aidan: Okay. (Looking a little disturbed) You know those Clone Troopers. When they...throw...those things out of their guns...

Little Boy: No! No! No! We don't say guns!

Aidan: Oookaaay. (Looking for a possible escape) You know those Clone Troopers. When they...throw...those things out of their...things...

A Visit to Troop 28

Ian's den had a tough choice to make this year. Do they stay with Troop 79 when they move up to Boy Scouts or join another Troop in the area? They visited three in all, Troop 3, Troop 28, and Troop 79. The boys all got together and assessed each Troop, their strengthens, their weaknesses and, how they though they'd get along with the other boys in each Troop.

After much debate, the majority of the Den picked Troop 28. Some of the selling points? They have an awesome Scout House dedicated to the Troop, they have a great record of pumping out eagles, and they camp A LOT. The only downer is one of their den mates chose to stay at Troop 79 because his brother is in that Troop. Here is a picture of Ian and his best friend Michael meeting with Troop 28's Scout Master: