November 17, 2008

A Hidden Talent?




This is art work created by Ayden.
WARNING:
.....cliche time.
I know I'm somewhat biased, but I was blown away from this picture. The kid is in kindergarten! I was working my way to a stick man at kindergarten! The use of color, the abstract thing going on, the coloring within the lines....OK so the face is a little distorted but if you look at it with an objective eye....well it's pretty artistic for a kindergartner.
I know....I know...."Proud Father" alert and what father doesn't think his kids art is fantastic....but man I am kind of thinking Ayden has a hidden talent. This is just one in a few that he has brought home. I hope to get the others up to share soon. They are all showing signs of an art talent.
Who knows he could be the first Lawyer/Pro Football Player/Artist in our history!
If Dad has a say that is.........

November 15, 2008

Defensive Battle!

Ayden sporting a swollen black eye shortly after his defensive battle basketball game.
Sharks pulled out another victory! Currently they stand at 4-1.

November 04, 2008

Parent / Teacher Round 1

We had our first Parent / Teacher Conference yesterday. It went without a hitch. The teacher said Ayden was a fast learner willing and anxious to learn. It was mentioned that Ayden's only hang up was his "rambunctious" behavior at times. His teacher did mention that he has improved as the year as progressed but says he can still work on this behavior at times.

I would say that I was most proud to hear that Ayden is a natual leader. The kids seem to gravitate toward him and he is not easily lead. I have always tried to fortify Ayden being a leader and able to make decisions always being aware of his age and maturity. I feel this is one of the most important triats a person can have just behind honesty and being unselfish. I look forward to continuing to nourish his leadership as well as his willingness to learn.

I'm a very proud, lucky Father.
Your the best son!

October 29, 2008

No Excuse!

It's been so long since I updated...and I really have no excuse. I have so much to share...pictures, school stories...Ayden starting basketball....just so much yet I have failed myself once more. Well things are going to change (like you've not heard that before) I am going to stay on top of this thing and share the amazing and not so amazing things going on in Aydensworld!

August 26, 2008

August 25, 2008

Day 1



The big day finally arrived.....Ayden started Kindergarten today!
Overall Aydens first day was a smashing success. He was very excited this morning to arrive at school and check it out. Smiling from ear to ear he was ready!! Let's hope he remains at least somewhat excited for years to come.

So the results......
Ayden said he made 4 new friends.
"Dad how many friends will I have to make to make a 100 friends?"
"Well son, you will need to make 96 more."
"96 more? Can YOU even count that high?"

Aydens favorite part of his day.....Recess of coarse!
Yep he's MY son.
That was always my favorite!
Lunch ran a close second for him...
"Dad you get a lot of time to eat!"

It's so hard to believe my little man is now in school.
Day 1 is in the books.

August 20, 2008

Gone Baby Gone.........

Where has the summer went?
Why has it been months since I touched this blog?
Why does It feel like I'm 58 years old?
How in the world can Ayden be starting kindergarten next week?
Why do I keep breaking promises to myself while avoiding doing it to others?
Why do I rush into things only to rush right back out?
How does one become so bitter?
Why does it feel like I have so many that depend on me, yet I am still looking for one to depend on?
Will I ever find my dream girl?
Why do I have such a difficult time answering Ayden's questions?
Why do I have to answer those questions alone?
Why do I worry about Ayden more and more everyday?
Why do I ask myself so many questions?

I have lost my mind......I plan to have an answer to these questions and so much more in the coming months. Ayden starts school August 25 and that should provide some great content! I have lost my mind....it's gone baby gone.....!

June 09, 2008

Wii had a blast!

The little man is back! 

Ayden and I got to spend the day together yesterday. Is was great to see him! He's tanned, taller, and every bit the handsome stud he was when he left!

So I have been battling with myself whether to purchase a wii system to play when he is around. His Mother purchased one a couple of months back and that is all Ayden seems to talk about lately! So I have went back and forth on whether or not to buy one now or later or really ever?

I had all kinds of questions buzzing around in the head. 
Would buying the wii fortify the idea with Ayden that he gets everything he wants? 
Would it show his Mother that I am in some kind of battle for his attention? Would Ayden really not appreciate it? 
Would it start a fun little game of one up with his Mother? 

All of these questions are valid and could possibly happen............

   Yesterday the ol' man broke down and purchased a shinny new wii!

Yep, I have enough to worry about, so buying something for Ayden and worrying about the fallout is not going to start being one of them!

I picked up Ayden in the a.m. and we took a trip to my home away from home Best Buy. I have been seeing a lot of advertising regarding the wii fit game.  I thought it looked like great fun and plus somewhat of a health benefit. I think it's a brilliant concept, a video game that gets you up and moving all being fun at the same time. It's a very simple logical idea but no one has really been successful coming up with a solution....until now! Not only was I lucky enough to find a wii in stock, but they had a few copies of the fit game! These systems have been really tough getting a hold of since the release. The wii fit game has been next to impossible to get a hold of! Well when we arrived and both of these gems were in stock....let's just say I didn't really think twice about it. 

So Ayden and I broke in the system yesterday and it was great. Not only fun to play with him, but great entertainment to watch him play. I do NOT regret the decision purchasing one just based on the amount of fun we had yesterday....AND I have a great feeling that is only the beginning! Yep a few hours will be invested between the two of us.....and who knows the ol'man might drop a couple of pounds in the process. 

Having a blast with my favorite person on earth and getting in shape at the same time......well that's priceless!

June 07, 2008

Heading home......!

Ayden is on his way home today! I am really looking forward to seeing him. He told me over the phone the other night that he really missed me and wished I was there.....me too son, me too.

I have been doing pretty good keeping myself busy and not thinking about what used to be my family, just over a year ago, is gone and having a vacation without me. That really ate at me last year, and granted we was only months into our separation that lead to our divorce, but this year has been a little 'easier'. Well a tiny bit more palatable! I think looking forward to when I am able to financially take Ayden on a vacation with just the two of us really helps the situation right now.

I am stoked he is heading home.

June 05, 2008

Ideas?

I am looking forward to Father's Day for the first time since my divorce. Last Father's day was horrible and I dreaded it' s arrival and once it did come around it was horrible! I honestly can not tell you what I was doing, all I remember was I did get Ayden. It was a disappointment.

So with that I am looking forward to this year. I want to do something special with Ayden but I have yet to come with an idea on what that 'special' thing is? I am not sure anyone really reads this blog, but if there are any readers I am looking for suggestions. I could use an idea or two. Something different and is easy on the pocket book. Thanks for your help!

June 03, 2008

History in the making.....

Tonight is a very exciting night for me.

Anyone who knows me knows that I always get a little too *amped* when it comes to politics and the future of our country. I am a passionate person who believes without doubt in the things I believe. It comes natural for me to be emotionally lead to speak my opinion or agree/disagree without hesitation or fear.

I am a Obama supporter. I believe in the future of this country. I believe that if we all speak not at once but as a united front we can bring about change. We can have a brighter future. We can take back and be proud of our country again. I believe Obama is our best chance for this change. I am not that old but I have never witnessed the buzz that is created with this man within such a diverse set of individuals. He speaks change. Obama is a dynamic craftsman of words that seem to resonate with the youth of this country. No candidate has ever reached the youth as Obama seems to be doing. It's exciting and just what this country is in need of. Someone we can believe in again. This man will once again restore some of the fractions and divisions we have on the World stage. For Aydens sake I pray that we as a nation can once again unite be proud of our Country and celebrate a brighter tomorrow....we owe it to him and his generation!

This stuff gets me worked up....

June 02, 2008

Vacationing and HATING IT!

Well that time of year has rolled around once more and I am back to biting my nails and having that null feeling in the pit of my stomach! No tax day has passed....I'm talking about Ayden and his Mother have gone to Florida on vacation! It's just for a week and not really that big of deal, but man I miss the little guy! I have talked to him a few times since and he seems to be having a good time. He has worked on his swimming and has been able to go fishing a couple of times. I was supposed to have him this past weekend but they left on Friday and he will be gone until this coming Saturday. I might get to see him on Sunday? It sucks but I am glad he has the opportunity to go and create the memories. I wish I could be there too, but I guess it just wasn't in the cards!

May 24, 2008

It's Official!


Yep it's here! Ayden has been screened and is now ready for Kindergarten! He complained for a couple of nights prior to the big event, how ever when the day rolled around, he was very excited! I was met with a big hug, that killer smile of his, and with the greeting "Im READY DAD"! Yes son, yes you are ready and I am so proud of you! You are going to be the best student and you are going to blow away those teachers with your brilliance!

I have been told so many times that once they start school then time flies and they grow up at the speed of light! I can't imagine it going much faster then it's current pace and I pray they are wrong, but it just makes sense I guess.

March 26, 2008

March 23, 2008

Party Time.....Again!














Ayden's 5 Year birthday party was a smashing success!

Happy Easter 08'

Hope you and your loved ones enjoy a happy healthy Easter!

January 26, 2008

Single Father

Lately ive been spendin lots of time with my kid
Tellin him stories
About the things that we did
When we were a family
Long time ago
Ive answered his questions
Till im blue in the face
Wish all that hurt in him
I could erase
But i tell him the truth
Cause he ain't to young to know

Single father
Part time mother
When im not one
Then im the other
You used to be
My full time lover
Now im a single father
And a part time mother

I spend every minute
I can with my boy
Theres no doubt about it
Hes my pride and joy
Someday he will grow up
And i wont have him no more
Some things i just find
Too hard to explain
So we go to McDonalds
Or i buy him a train
And we go put it together
On the living room floor

Such is the life
Of a single father
He says daddy explain
If its not too much bother
While its just you and me
Living here in this home
I don't understand it
And neither does he
Why theres just two
When there should be three of us
Sharing this moment
Lord i feel so alone

-KR

Amazing simplistic lyrics of my everyday life.

January 25, 2008

What does it for you?

So what pulls you up out of a slump?
What makes your spring to your feet when that dreaded alarm clock goes off?
After the world has come down on you and you feel like another day would just be too much to bare...
What makes you want to rise to see another day?

I don't know what does it for you?


.....but I have it figured out.

Summer 07' Our Time

January 15, 2008

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Back again.....you couldn't keep me down! The blog is in the midst of redesign......I will be posting soon!