Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ultrasound # 3...

We just got back from our ultrasound. The baby is about 20 weeks and 4 days today. The ultrasound tech thinks we're having a baby GIRL! Jeff and I are thrilled, and Caden is OK with it too! It was so cute watching Caden look at the baby on the screen- he is going to make a great big brother. I just hope he can share Mommy and Daddy. :)

They can always be wrong at guessing the sex, so we won't be 100% sure until the little one arrives. But I am still happy! :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Inside My Plastic Prison

Here's another perspective on the game Erin showed below:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's a Beautiful Day! :)

I am just waiting for Caden to wake up so I can take him outside for the afternoon. We FINALLY have nice weather!

Jeff and I are just getting ready to start packing. We still haven't heard exactly when we can move into our new home, but it should be soon. We thought it would be the beginning of June but now it looks like it'll be the end of June at the earliest. We are thankful that we sold our place so quickly, even though we have to be out in 2 weeks time without our new home ready. :) It'll be a little hard on Caden moving from one place to the next, but once we are all settled I'm sure it'll be worth it.

Not much else is new here. Baby Jones #2 is doing just fine. He or she is a little stubborn and wouldn't let us find out if he/she is a boy or a girl, but we hope to try again in a few weeks. I have to go back for another ultrasound because the baby was on his/her tummy the entire time and they couldn't get all the measurements they needed. I'm not looking forward to drinking all that water again, but I am looking forward to finding out if we're having a boy or a girl. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated. :)

Caden is amazing us more and more every day. He is a good little counter and can count to 5 when he wants to. :) And he knows a lot of the alphabet. Daddy took him to Dairy Queen today for a Father/son day and Caden had so much fun! It was nice when he came home because he called "Mommy!" and ran right into my arms. We just love him! He's been prone to a few more tantrums lately but if we keep him fed, rested, and busy he's usually just fine! *smiles* He's also getting more attached to people- he LOVES his uncles and it is so cute seeing him walk over to Uncle Matt, say hi and crawl up on his lap. My little baby is growing up too fast. :(

I guess that's all I'll write for now. I hope you are all well and Jeff, Caden and I hope to see those of you who are far away sometime soon... :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Say Hello To Number Two!!

I think it's so cute!! ....

... in that freaky space alien kind of way, anyway. Wow. That's cool.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

ABC, 123

I've been working with Caden on his letters and numbers and it's amazing how fast he learns. Some days he can identify quite a few letters on his own and he sort of knows the numbers 1 through 5. He loves his flash cards and magnetic numbers and letters- he's smart like his Daddy. :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Butterfield Acres

On Monday Jeff, Caden and I went to Butterfied Acres. It is a farm in Calgary that is a great place for children to visit. There were horses, pigs, goats, ducks, geese, rabbits, chickens, baby chicks, sheep, lambs, emus, lamas... It was neat because you were allowed to go in and touch baby chicks, sheep, lambs, goats and pigs... Caden was excited about the goats especially but once they started jumping on him and chewing him he got scared and stayed close to Mommy. The goats especially loved Jeff's pants and were constantly chewing at him! It was funny- we were in with a bunch of piglets and they started chewing at Caden and I. Caden was crying and I was almost crying (I know- I'm retarded!) and finally Jeff let us out! They were trying to chew off my leg, and I don't care if Jeff denies it. They were! I have a picture of my wounds *lol*. Hey- I am thankful I didn't sustain worse injuries. I could have left with no leg if Jeff hadn't rescued me. Luckily all I got was a scratch on my leg and a chewed ankle! *grin* :) I am never going near pigs again. Their bites and nudges hurt! ;)

When we left (it was pretty cold) Caden was not happy. I got a picture of our little unhappy camper in the car ride back. We were all tired after that trip. Sweet little Caden fell asleep in no time.

Of course the pictures are backwards from the way I loaded them. The pictures of Caden sleeping and the one of him crying in the car are supposed to be at the end... :)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The B-I-B-L-E, Yes That's the Book for Me...

A few days ago Caden decided he loved his Bible. Jeff and I have tried to read it to him before but he wasn't interested. Well, he is now. He asks for the Bible, flips through it, can spell it... We wanted to put him in the tub and he threw a tantrum because he didn't want us to take the Bible away. We took it anyway, and he screamed through the entire bath.

Today at church Caden prayed for the TV during Sunday school. I think our little prayer warrior is a little confused. I don't know why he prays for objects and prays for the same thing over and over and over at the same sitting... Jeff and I are trying not to react when he gets confused like this because we think that's why he's doing it. People probably think we're confusing our son. So hopefully Caden will get things figured out soon. In the meantime, does anyone have any prayer requests? ;)

Visit from Auntie and "Uncle"

My sister, Holly, and her fiance, Nathan, came to visit this weekend and it was nice to see them. When Caden first saw them when he woke up Saturday morning he was not happy to say the least. I think he thought he was going to be left with a babysitter (which is an all-time fear of his I guess) and he refused to go near them until well after breakfast. But as the day wore on he grew very fond of Nathan and even called him Uncle! He learned that on his own too! They left today and when I had Caden in his room he was whining a bit saying "Uncle?". He will miss them for sure.

Caden spent some time teaching Holly about the Bible and LOTS of time praying for Holly and Nathan and everything else under the sun! Caden has become rather fond of praying and of his Bible, and that is not an understatement. I'll put up some videos later to show you what I mean! I think we might have another Pastor in the family.

We went to the zoo again yesterday and that was fun. It was a beautiful day here. Caden wasn't all that interested in the zoo this time, though. I think the Wild Animal Park in California was so good that the Calgary Zoo just doesn't compare. But it was still fun, and Caden was very well behaved. He especially loved the playground there and talking on what he thinks are phones... It was a tiring day but a good one. I am getting bigger by the minute it seems and trips to the zoo aren't as easy for me as they used to be! :) On the whole I am starting to feel better. A week ago I wouldn't have been able to go to the zoo, but I was able to go yesterday and did just fine with a bit of help. It's nice to have some energy again. :)