Friday, June 27, 2008

Loving his new bed...

Caden has been doing SO well in his big boy bed! Jeff and I are so incredibly proud of him. He has been sleeping well in his new bed and this morning he didn't get up until about 8am. That was nice for a change! :) Caden is a little under the weather, though. His stomach hasn't been agreeing with him since yesterday afternoon and he couldn't really tolerate his lunch today. Hopefully this will pass quickly...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Re. Big Boy Bed :)

Caden slept as he always does in his big bed! It is 6:45am and he is just waking up. He is getting up a bit earlier than 7:00 or 7:30 now because it is so bright in the mornings and he also has a bit of a cold. I can just hear him on the monitor chatting away. When I hear "Mommy?" or "Daddy?" I'll go and get him. :) I am very proud of my little guy! I guess he's not so little anymore... :(

Monday, June 23, 2008

He's in a big boy bed!

Tonight we decided to take the step and put Caden in a big boy bed (AKA a mattress on the floor *smiles*). We may be in our new house as early as July 3rd now so we wanted to try and get Caden into a big boy bed before the big move. Caden is also a pretty long baby and he's almost too big for his crib now. Some nights we go in and there's little Caden squashed up against the bars. He's nicely settled in to Ammie and Bampie's house so it's a good time to try. Caden was very excited about the whole idea so we'll see how the night goes and I'll keep you posted! ;) December and Caden played on his new bed for a little while. December has been in a big girl bed since she got here, and she was showing Caden how to sleep in it. :) Caden is 21 1/2 months... Now if we could just lose that soother at night-time...

A Little Bit of Everything...

1. Caden playing in a car his Bampie Jones bought. There are a ton of cars in this yard and I took a picture of Caden in his little car amongst all the bigger cars, but there was too much info in those pictures to put them up. This was taken June 22/08.

2. Caden playing in his splash pool. He LOVES it! This was June 21/08.

3&4. More belly shots. These were taken June 19th when I was 23 weeks and 4 days.

5. Caden on the potty. I've decided to take a break from potty training until he's a little more ready and willing. I took this picture June 19/08. Caden drank a whole cup of juice, ate a snack, had 4 stories read to him... We were in the bathroom for about 40 minutes and he didn't use the potty. But when I put a diaper on him he decided to go to the bathroom. :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fun With Daddy :)

*I've put up a few posts at once so be sure to scroll down and see them* :)

Praying harder than ever... ;)

Don't you just love his new prayer face? *smiles*

Fun at the Park

We took Caden and December to the MOPS walk in the park today and they had a great time. I love getting outside, and the babies do too. :) Caden kind of likes the swings now. Up until a few days ago he wouldn't even get on them, but after I let him sit on my lap while I was on the swing he wasn't as afraid. Caden also loves to climb now, and can get to the top of big platforms and slides all on his own. I don't like that very much... He makes me nervous because he runs and isn't as steady as he could be. But that's how they learn I guess. :)

Caden is starting to go up to other kids and play with them, so that makes Jeff and I happy. He is no longer the antisocial little boy that he used to be. :) Today he played trucks with some other kids and they got along great. Of course his crazy Mommy was right up there snapping photos *grin*... :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Smart Little Boy

Caden surprised me by counting to 10 this morning! His grapes were all lined up in a row and he counted to 10 perfectly. I am also amazed as to how well he knows his letters. He can't sing the ABC song, but if I show him letters or flash cards, he can tell me what the letter is. I think that is pretty impressive for a 21 month-old. Here are the letters he knows:

A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, K, M, O, P, S, T, U, Y

Today we'll work on more... ;)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Fun in the sun...and in the tub of course! :)

Caden is having so much fun playing in the big backyard at Grammie and Grampie Jones' house. The trampoline is his favourite, but he still makes us very nervous as he runs all around on it. We are very careful, though. Today he decided he wouldn't listen to us and almost jumped over the edge, but Jeff grabbed him just in time. That was the end of Caden's trampoline jumping for the day... Sorry if I make you nervous, Mom! ;) We really are careful!

It's been a busy week. I just finished my 5th night and am off for a few days. Hopefully the weather will be nice for the week because it is so nice to get outside. Caden and I are hoping to meet up with other Moms from our MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) Group on Wednesday to go play in the park near our old home. I love taking him there, and he is really starting to like other kids so that is good. Today we were in a store and Caden picked up a box of Smarties for him and then another one for "Memer", his cousin December. He asks about her when she's sleeping and when she's gone. It's cute. :)

Well, I am too tired to think of anything else to write. I'll try and put up a video of Caden on the trampoline with Daddy over the next few days.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Move #1 :)

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted a new blog. We've been pretty busy. With the help of family and friends from our church we moved out of our condo on May 30th. Poor Caden came down with a high fever that night so Jeff and Stephen (his youngest brother) did all the cleaning on their own while I took Caden home to care for him. They didn't get home until close to 1 in the morning. They did a great job and I was proud of them both.

So now we are staying with Caden's "Ammie" and "Bampie"- his new name for Grampie Jones. It was a rough few nights at the beginning because Caden still wasn't 100% and he had a hard time settling in. He was confused and didn't understand why his old home was empty. The first night he was up practically all night, and Jeff and I were so tired. I know we have to get used to it because once the second baby comes sleep will be something we only dream about! ;) Caden is more or less on a routine now, and I am thankful for that. He loves playing with his cousin, December, who is here for the summer. They are so cute when they are outside especially. They LOVE the trampoline. Caden makes me very nervous because he runs and doesn't know that he has to stay away from the sides. December is very good on it though and Caden likes to copy her. I don't know what he'll do when she leaves at the end of August, but for now we'll enjoy the time we have. They like a lot of the same things and it is wonderful to have another baby around.

I hope you like all the pictures! The one of Caden in the pool was the only picture taken at our condo. The rest were taken this past week since we've moved. And once July 8th comes around we'll be in our new house, God willing. We can walk through it June 30th and move in July the 8th. It is just down the road from here so it should be a relatively quick move, and hopefully our last for a long time. :)