January passed quickly with a mix of weather and a range of activities. We celebrated a few birthdays, caught the annual Ringling Brothers animal parade, and had fun inside and out.
Happy Birthday Dad
Aaron gets handy. Ready to hang his new picture in his room.
Aaron bowled a 106
Cute chocolate mustache
Here comes the circus train!
Took about an hour to get the animals offloaded from the train and about 30 seconds to go down the street. It was a very impressive 30 seconds though.
Elephants on Parade
Animal Parade from the train to the arena
Putting his own spin on the Elefun game
Aaron has had such a great month of Christmas preparation. We had a fun morning of opening presents and assembling the new toys. Aaron and mom are a bit under the weather so the visiting and excitement were a bit more subdued than would have otherwise been. We still had a nice time and will continue to enjoy the holiday for at least another week.
Proud of his gingerbread creation
Christmas Thomas and the Freight train made a return appearance this year.
Leaving cookies and chocolate milk for Santa
RISKY RAILS BRIDGE DROP!!!! Well done Santa
Aaron is so excited about Christmas this year. We have been participating in as many holiday oriented events as possible. Aaron’s preschool Christmas party was also this week with singing and gymnastics.
With Uncle Andy during his Thanksgiving trip
Thanks Uncle Franny, first present mom let him unwrap this year.
Look out folks, I let him help wrap this year. He is truely an expert with the tape!
We helped decorate Gram’s tree and she surprised him with a Polar Express train underneath. Didn’t think I’d get him home again.
This is how you know Aaron doesn’t feel good. Notice not moving or talking. Long night!
Helping to assemble stroller for he and baby sister
Train spotting with dad
Aaron’s 2012 christmas show from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.
Happy Thanksgiving! We had a great holiday with our family, locally this year since mom is not too keen to go on any long car rides with baby girl getting big in her belly. Aaron helped make the apple pie and didn’t complain about the smell of fruit while doing so.
Since Aaron has been so excited about Christmas already, we decided to put up the tree yesterday. Certainly 2 weeks earlier than usual at least for us. He had a great time caroling and helping every step of the way. He provided the “party spirit” and hung lots of ornaments on the same low branches. It’s a very colorful number this year. We love it!
Aaron helps make apple pie
Aaron singing Jingle Bells while helping decorate tree from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.
“Aaron, stand still and sing ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’” from Aaron Robert Cox on Vimeo.
We fulfilled one of Aaron’s dreams this weekend with a ride on the Polar Express along with Grammy and Pop-Pop. We all had a great time! Aaron was very impressed and is thrilled to know that after talking with Santa, the elves are hard at work making his requested toy.
Ready to Ride
Teaching Grammy all about diesels
Ready to ride the Polar Express with Grammy and Pop-Pop
All Aboard the Polar Express
Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate
Reading the Polar Express book on the train
We had fun last weekend too with great weather we hit one more pumpkin patch and had our holiday family photos taken with a parked train.
Playing in the last of the pumpkin patches for the season
Love Hide and Seek Lately
All Aboard for Christmas Pictures