Monday, December 17, 2007
Caden was a very good Baby Jesus at church on Sunday. Jeff got it on video so we will have to be sure to show his grandparents who were either away or don't live here. I thought he would cry and scream, but he didn't (he only did when he was practicing!). Before his part, Caden decided to walk down the aisle at church and chat with some people in their seats, but the kids just came and got him and he took their hands and walked to the front. We were very proud! :) But Caden did tire us out a bit. He tried to unplug the keyboard numerous times as it was being played, tried to knock over the juice several times (and managed to do so after the service was over), steal snacks, be loud- the usual. He can't sit still, therefore Mommy and Daddy can't sit still. We were all very tired after church, and as you can see from the picture, little Caden was exhausted. But when he realized he was home he somehow got a newfound energy and he was up all day! No naps... But he did sleep from 7-7.
We just got back from Boston Pizza and while we were there Caden was sleeping standing up. I'm serious. He was so tired. But he got that energy again when we got home. I was changing him before his nap, and Jeff was fixing Caden's beloved Baby Einstein "Discovering Water" video that we have seen over and over and over... Caden had taken it out of the case and knocked it on the floor and Jeff was checking to see if it still worked. Well, when Caden heard the music play he was off in a flash. Remember I said he was being changed? Well, a dirty Caden was off in a flash. I was not happy. I had to hold him down while he was kicking and screaming for fear that he would miss something in the video he has seen thousands of times. Needless to say he wouldn't nap. He is now sitting in the rocking chair watching "Discovering Water" and is very happy. I hope he will sleep after this. Small Group is here tonight and I was hoping to clean a bit and do some baking. We'll see if our little angel sleeps... :)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Poor Caden- he has had a very busy Saturday morning. Jeff took him to a playgroup for babies and dads like he does every Saturday, and Caden had so much fun. Then we had to go grocery shopping, and by the time we got home he was exhausted. He wouldn't wake up at all. He slept while I took his coat and hat off and didn't even budge. Poor little guy. He slept from 7-7 last night so I don't know why he's so tired. But I guess he didn't nap well yesterday...
Holly and Nathan are coming for today and tomorrow so I am very excited! :) We are going to the mall and then we're going to have a night of games and movies which will be fun. Jeff has to work but he'll be able to hang out with them tomorrow. Nathan and Holly are coming to our church tomorrow, and they'll get to see Caden be toddler Jesus in the Christmas play. I have told Caden that he has a very important role and that he has to be good. I'll keep you posted as to whether or not he listened! ;)
Friday, December 14, 2007
Jeff took these pictures of Caden and I yesterday as we were putting Caden to bed. Then Jeff and I went out for dinner and a movie and it was so much fun! One of Jeff's friends from school offered to watch Caden and she was able to come over here and work on school work while Caden just slept. The night couldn't have been better. We saw "Enchanted" and were the only 2 people in the theatre here in town! Kind of weird... That happened to my sister, Meredith, and I once in Houlton. That's small town life for you I guess! But we liked the movie. It was really cute, and Jeff even liked it! :)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Caden and I have been very busy while Jeff has been studying for exams, writing exams, and working. I have been wrapping gifts (Caden has been unwrapping them or making it very difficult for Mommy to wrap them at all) and getting stuff ready to be mailed, and Caden has been very busy making pictures to send out. Here you can see one he coloured for his babysitters that come for an hour here and there when my schedule and Jeff's schedule conflict with each other. Caden has woke up 3 or 4 times while we were gone and was quite happy to be with Jean. So we got her a little gift and her husband as well, who has watched Caden twice for an hour while Caden was sleeping. Caden also coloured a picture for his Grammie Aleta. He was very particular about the colours he chose, and worked very hard. He had fun doing it as you can tell. :) We forgot to mail the picture with Grammie's gift this morning :( but we will send it with Caden's Christmas pictures.
I also showed some of Caden's marvelous artwork. He isn't very good at staying in the lines! :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I just noticed this morning that Caden is starting to get a lot of hair. He looks like Alfalfa because he has a little tuft on top that sticks straight up! That is where it's growing- not on the sides or in the back, just on top! I think he's very handsome, don't you? :) I love the golden colour it is. The last picture makes him look like a little rooster! *lol*
Friday, December 7, 2007
Last night Jeff, Caden and I decorated our Christmas tree. Our tree is a bit homely because our crazy fat cats have jumped on it 1 too many times so the branches sag. But Jeff likes it. I guess it gives it character, right?! :) This is going to be a fun year because Caden is old enough to enjoy himself. We got blinking lights for the tree and Caden thinks they are the greatest thing! It is cute to see him have fun. He unwrapped 2 gifts yesterday (sorry Meredith and Greg!) but I was able to take them away and tape them quickly so neither Caden nor I had a peek. And Jeff and I finished all of our shopping today, so we are happy about that. :)
Caden learned how to climb into the rocking chair yesterday, and he spent most of the day climbing into it, out of it, or rocking in it! I don't know where he gets his boundless energy. I can't even get him to nap today. I think the trip to the mall messed him up a bit. Oh well... He had fun playing at a special play area they have at the mall for little kids. And he got to go to Toys 'R Us. So he's had a fun day too.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Before any of you panic- I am talking about Caden, not me! ;) Caden ate such a HUGE supper that his stomach was bursting at the seams and was almost rock hard! He looked pregnant and then some! I'm not kidding! He LOVES Kim's banana and raspberry loaf! *lol* I also put up a few pictures of him playing. I will have to try later to put pictures up for my last post. I am using Jeff's computer now, but when I use the other one I can't upload pictures and they are all on that computer, so we'll see... :)