Aaron Andres Seals
At three years old, Aaron was a rambunctious climber. He would climb up anything - usually the furniture when we weren't looking. He was a very spirited little boy who would eagerly repeat everything he saw on TV, particularly "Oobi" episodes (a series of between-show films on Noggin featuring a hand with eyes). His favorite shows, basically all he was allowed to watch, were Blue's Clues and Sesame Street. So we had a Blue's Clues themed 3rd birthday party with some neighborhood kids. Everyone had a great time in the basement playing video games, watching Blue's Birthday Party and coloring.
At his 3-year checkup with Dr. Paul Jarvis, Aaron was 40¼ inches tall and weighed 35 pounds. He continued to be tall and skinny. The doctor was concerned about the clarity of his speech and recommended speech therapy to give him better diction. He was definitely smart because he could count to 20 very well and do his ABCs. He knew the numbers and letters on sight. He also knew colors and shapes. And he was excellent at simple (10 piece) puzzles.
Sibling rivalry was still a concern as well. Aaron was a head taller than Melissa and he tried to control her, which usually resulted in pushing her or otherwise causing her to lose her balance, followed by her crying. On the other hand, he loved to play leader if she would follow.
Here's the pictures. Enjoy!
Playing at Gymboree.
Feeding ducks with Daddy during a trip to California.
More duck feeding!
Hanging out in Steve's wheelchair.
Up on the ferris wheel in Newport Beach.
Playing a version of peek-a-boo with Melissa.
Not feeling well, but looking angelic.
Sharing Cheerios with Melissa at snack time.
A bit of a basket-case!
Sitting on a fire truck with Daddy during the 4th of July.
Present time, present time (at his birthday party)!
I got a new ball, time to go play.
Opening another present.
Aaron is 3!
Sitting with Bear.
Laughing with Bear.
A sly smile.
This web page was last revised on January 15, 2002.