Swim Lessons
Today Aiden went into the pool for the first time. We had parent / tot swim lessons for Ĺ hour. I got there 5 minutes early so I could slowly get him used to the water. I didnít dunk his head under water, but he got his face wet. I held him on the side of the pool and he jumped in. He also went back and forth to me and Stephanie one of the teachers. They had a lot of plastic ducks, boats, and other toys. The ducks were his favorite. He did real well and didnít cry or fuss the whole time. I think he will be a waterdog like his Mom.
  - Dawn on Tue June 3, 2003 at 8:30 pm
     - Aiden is 8 months
     - Keenan is 15 months before begin born

Aiden's Haircut
Well, I was going to import the haircut movie into Flash and then post that so you could select what kind of bandwidth you have, but I decided there were alot of other things I should do. So, if you have the speed (or just want to wait), here is a high bandwidth version of Aiden's haircut. It's 9.37MB so if you have a 56K modem then it'll be about 22 minutes. I also posted a 3.24MB version for those on dialup, but it looks cruddy because of all the compression. On a 56K modem it takes about 7.5 minutes (in theory).
  - Richard on Sat June 7, 2003 at 1:33 pm
     - Aiden is 8 months
     - Keenan is 15 months before begin born

My Secret Plan backfires...
Well, my secret plan to teach a neighbor kid to tell his mother that she was stinky backfired. Here is a 403KB movie showing the not so spectacular results.
  - Richard on Sat June 7, 2003 at 9:55 pm
     - Aiden is 8 months
     - Keenan is 15 months before begin born

Happy Father's Day to me
Well, for Father's Day (apparently), Aiden decided to sit up all by himself. Cool landmark and good day for it.
  - Richard on Sun June 15, 2003 at 7:54 am
     - Aiden is 8 and 1/2 months
     - Keenan is 15 months before begin born

Baby Milestone
OK, Aiden is 263 days old today and this is the first time he has pulled himself up to a standing position on his own. We were eating breakfast and he was trying to get a box on a chair next to the table. After a few bites, we turned and he was standing up playing with the box. Kids! Sheesh! Dawn said that earlier in the day he was trying to stand up on his LeapStart Learning Table (the legs come off of it so it sits on the floor and wasn't high enough, but his legs were underneath him and his butt was in the air).
  - Richard on Fri June 20, 2003 at 8:02 am
     - Aiden is 8 and 1/2 months
     - Keenan is 15 and 1/2 months before begin born

Kid Milestone
Aiden is actually officially crawling on all fours now. He used to do this sorta face-dive, low-crawl jungle-survival looking thing, but now he actually stays up on all fours for more than 2 steps.
  - Richard on Thr June 26, 2003 at 2:58 pm
     - Aiden is 8 and 1/2 months
     - Keenan is 15 and 1/2 months before begin born