Feb 13

January Flew By

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

Chocolate Cake!

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

Circus Horses

Putting his own spin on the Elefun game

Dec 12

Merry Christmas!

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 Cutie

Christmas Thomas and the Freight train made a return appearance this year.

Leaving cookies and chocolate milk for Santa


Dec 12

Prepping for Christmas

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.

Winter t-ball

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.

Nov 12

Thanksgiving/Christmas Tree

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 is proud of his colorful Christmas tree masterpiece

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.

Nov 12

All Aboard the Polar Express

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