Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My little pilot.

Captain David R. Crossler
After dropping my mom off at the airport in Roanoke, the boys and I decided that we were going to go to Toys R'Us before we went home (it was that and buy toys and later go to the park to play in the sand, or go to the zoo--toys and park won out). While we were in the Imaginarium section, we saw all of the dress-up costumes. The pilot one is what David immediately wanted. I figured, hey, he's got quite the imagination, why not?!?! We paid for the costume, drove home, I took it out of the package and one little 4-year-old is now in heaven.
"This is Captain David Robert Crossler speaking, welcome aboard!"
"We're taking off from Sydney, Australia and are going to Alaska--because I work for Alaska."
"Aidan is my flight attendant...no, Nana is my flight attendant. Mommy, will you be my flight attendant?"
"Stay in your seats and buckle your seat belts--we're in turbulence."
These are just a few things that David has said since adorning his uniform. The above photo is one from our little ID badge photo session. He wants a plastic badge--kind of like Nana's...
Oops...it's time for take-off. I'd better report for duty.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


That word totally describes how we have been lately. The best thing about it is though that it's not a bad thing.

This morning I had BSF. I'm sad that this was our last actual lesson was today--I was just getting to know some of my group members! Today, I even found out that one of the ladies grew up in almost the same part of Washington state that I did. What a small world!!! David loves BSF too. He has been talking about his teachers all week--it's fun to see him so excited. Plus, he starts spouting out random things through the week that, after I dig a little bit, I find out that he learned that in his BSF class. He tells me that the quiet time (they sit quietly and think about the story and about God--that's what David tells me) is his favorite part of his BSF class. I'd love to know what he actually thinks about during these times. Actually, I'd love to get into his mind any time through the day. You can tell that it's always going...he's always thinking about something.

Aidan's personality is definitely blossoming these days. He's very particular about certain things, and if it's not quite right, he lets us know. He's also becoming quite the clown! Plus, he and David are becoming buds. Now that is awesome. I love watching the two of them together. Playing. Snuggling. Wrestling. Sharing. It's so cool.

Well, it's time to start getting Aidan ready for bed so I can get some stuff done while Rob and David are in Christiansburg. David is at AWANA and Rob is running errands. Better make the most of the time I have. More to come later.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


The Birthday boy--Aidan is 2!

Aidan looking lovingly at Mr. Potato Head. This is seriously his favorite thing in the world right now! Aidan is even starting to dabble a bit in the "Picasso" style.

Our Easter eggs--"May the Force be with you!"

Signs of spring. I took this photo on one of our trips up to the park. I love seeing the trees all come in bloom. It's so beautiful!


Bob and Bobby--Aidan's favorite 2 characters. He used to call both of them, "Bob," but as of yesterday, Larry has now become Bobby. He got a Bob the Tomato pillow for his birthday from us and some friends of ours gave him a Larry the Cucumber toy that sings. Well...he now has to go to bed with both plus his "Ma-mo" (that is Elmo in Aidanese). Can't believe that he's now 2!!! Time is sure flying by.