Monday, January 28, 2008

Almost Crawling

This last week Aaron has been progressing rapidly towards crawling. I'm not sure if I should be happy or cry. He looks like he's been doing push-ups, and yesterday in church he started getting his knees underneath him.
It won't be long now!
And when he gets tired up pushing up, he arches his back and flails his limbs. It actually looks more tiring than crawling. Oh well, to each his own.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Le smorfie di Aaron

Aaron wasn't so sure about the first few bites of this one. I think it was sweet potatoes. After the initial shock, he loved them.

Aaron looks like he has a double chin in this picture. Oh well, the better to tease him with when's he older.
Aaron had fun playing with our clothes while we tried to fold them. You can see his two bottom teeth if you look closely.

What was he thinking when he was making that face?!

One of my favorite things about Aaron is his smile. He smiles when he plays with dad, or gets a glimpse of mom.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Baby Food

This is Aaron while I was working and he was with Paolo. Good to know what the kids do with dad while I'm away. :)

Aaron has this crazy thing where he loves to try and put our nose in his mouth. Definitely not the most sanitary past time. It used to be kind of cute until he got his two bottom teeth, and then it became an occupational hazard. We don't usually let him do it anymore because it may mean losing big chunks of skin from your nose, but this time it was too cute to resist.

Un cosa carina e` che Aaron cercava di ciucciare il nostro naso, ma e` diventato un pericolo da quando sono arrivati i due dentini di sotto. C'e` il rischio di perdere una grande quantita` di pelle. Normalmente non glielo facciamo fare, ma era troppo buffo questa volta.
Aaron loves his daddy! Aaron adora il suo papa`!
He's finally regularly on solids and loves to eat! (Just like his mom.) We started with vegetables and then have been adding some fruits too. He likes peas, carrots, peaches, apples, bananas and pears. The only thing he hasn't been crazy about is squash.

Abbiamo cominciato a dare le pappine. Fino ad ora , gli piacciono piselli, carote, pesche, mele, banane, e pere. L'unica cosa che gli piace poco e` la zucca. Gli piace mangiare (come la sua mamma).

Friday, January 4, 2008

Aaron 7 months

Merry Christmas Aaron. This is a present from a little girl about 5 in our ward who has taken a liking to Aaron. He's still too little to enjoy opening presents, but he does love paper. He loves wadding it up and chewing on it.

Aaron ha quasi una fidanzata di 5 anni ( e` anche ricca !! ) che ha fatto questo regalo per lui. Sinceramente e` piu` interassato nella carta. Gli piace toccare e ciucciare la carta che ricevere dei regali.
Aaron with his two cousins, Xidis and Elyxzia, at bath time. Aaron loves his bath time, and had fun with his cousins.

Aaron sta con i suoi cugini, Xidis e Elyxzia. Gli piace il bagno tanto, e ancora di piu con i suoi cugini.

Aaron looks a little dopey, but it was the best shot we could get to show his bottom two teeth that he has. They came in around 6 months, and his upper gums are swollen, so more are on their way.

Sembra un po' tonto, ma era l'unica foto che si vede un po' i suoi dentini. Ce ne sono due di sotto e le gengive di sopra sono gonfie , quindi stanno arrivando degli altri.

He loves to walk! Once he can go on his own he's going to start running, forget walking.

A questo bimbo piace camminare. Quando riuscira` ad andare da solo , sara` difficile fermarlo .

Sta incominciando a coordinarsi meglio e riesce ad alzarsi da solo quando Paolo lo prende per le manine .

So Aaron will be 7 months in a couple of days. We took him to the pediatrician yesterday and everything seems to going well. He now weighs 18 pounds and is 27 inches. He's in about the 40th percentile for height and weight. He also got his immunizations which means he's been extra cranky since yesterday and not sleeping well. One more day and I'll have my happy boy back.

Fra alcuni giorni compie 7 mesi. Dalla visita della pediatra qualche giorno fa, sembra che vada tutto bene. Pesa 8 chili ed e` lungo 68 centimetri. La pediatra dice che sta crescendo come dovrebbe. Ha avuto la terza serie di vaccinazioni e quindi e` stato lamentoso, ma secondo me torna fra poco il nostro bimbo gioioso.


Paolo and I went for a mini road trip west of Salt Lake City. We've decided we want to explore and see the U.S. together. Our destination brought us to Grantsville, UT. It's somewhere west of Tooele (a podunk town, but apparently J. Reuben Clark is from there). There are lots of fields and animals. There were some huge pigs, and some buffalo too. I didn't know that we had domestic buffalo in Utah. There were also some spectacular views of the mountains.

Abbiamo fato un piccolo viaggio presso la parte ovest di Salt Lake City. Vogliamo vedere gli Stati Uniti insieme. Oggi siamo andati in un piccolo paese agricolo che si chiama Grantsville, circa 60 kilometri ad ovest dalla citta`. C'erano dei Ranch e degli animali. C'erano alcuni maiali giganti , dei bisonti e mucche al pascolo . C'era una bella vista delle montagne e grandi praterie che ti fanno tornare indietro nel tempo all`epoca dei pionieri che arrivavano dall`est . Possiamo cosi` dare un`idea di quanto sia vasto il continente americano .

Maiali che sembrano bisonti , o bisonti che sembrano maiali ? vi assicuro che in foto non rendono quanto sono grandi realmente !

Un Ranch con cavalli allo stato brado .

This was a fun little trip, but we're hoping to see other places like Yellow Stone National Park. I guess we'll have to wait for the snow to melt first.