- Kaden only has a fever, it could be worse. We are truly blessed and very lucky for an overall healthy boy that we get to share our lives with and learn from each and every day. I couldn't imagine my life without him.
- We ordered Kaden's CUSTOM designed First Birthday Bash invitations from www.kjanedesigns.com and I can't wait to send them out!! Birthday planning is FULL speed ahead! (I know, we still have 2 months (to the day) before the party but it is his FIRST birthday!!)
- NEW WINDOWS for 8806-In with the new and out with the old. The first step is complete and tomorrow they arrive bright and early to finish the job. I can't believe how CLEAN the new windows are or maybe how DIRTY our old ones were.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Compliments of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, a "Snap" is something positive that has happened to you or that you have shared with someone. Today we had a pretty sick boy but a few things happened that we would consider "snaps".
Kaden was never the baby that would allow you to hold and cuddle with him but that never stopped my from hoping that one day he would allow his mommy to sit and rock with him. Today, I got to hold my son all day long and I found myself wishing that I could see his fun, bubbly personality and that he would put up a good fight when I tried holding him. But he just didn't have the strength and only wanted to sleep the day away, so I just wrapped my arms around him and just held him. He woke up this morning with a temperature of 102.6 and just felt like he was on fire. I called the pediatrician and they have seen a lot of kids who just have fevers, we kept a close eye on him but no other symptoms have developed. He was pretty sluggish all day but towards bedtime, after a nice temperate bath, he enjoyed some play time and sat quietly while Daddy read him his favorite book. As soon as we put the little guy down, he was out. We are hoping that we awake to his heartwarming laugh and that his fever has broken! If wanting to rock and cuddle with the K-Man means he has to be sick, I will gladly give up those dreams for a healthy boy!! Here is a picture of the little guy from today...
Sunday, June 27, 2010
We have one of the most fun loving golden retrievers that I know and the poor guy has been cooped up inside because of the HOT, HOT heat. He loves to be outside running and playing. His favorite game is Frisbee and boy can Daddy make him jump! Every summer we contemplate getting him shaved but we were worried he would look dorky and we weren't sure if his hair would come back in as light as it was before so we just got his undercoat removed and called it good. But this year, well we had other things to consider. With Kaden being mobile, I end up vacuuming 3-4 times a day due to the amount of hair he has been shedding and the clumps he removes when he scratches. Plus he just looked so hot and miserable. It was time to try something new in hopes that Brodi would be able to enjoy summer a little more. We made a few calls around to local pet grooming salons and PetCo at 75th was the lucky winner. Brodi is a whopping 83lbs and just full of energy but he loves going to the groomers, he has always been so calm and we were hoping that even though he wouldn't be with his normal groomer, he would still get a good report card. We picked him up about 5 hours later and he got an A+ for behavior! He certainly looks a lot thinner and kind of funny but I think we might just have to do this each year. Here is before and then scroll down for the after.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
After Kaden's first trip to The K, we weren't sure if we would be going back as a family again any time soon but I was on a business trip to Chicago and I wasn't about to spend my first night back away from my little guy! So we all loaded up for a family night at The K. The Cardinals are in town for the weekend I70 rivalry and Greinke was on the mound. We found our seats and as luck would have it, Slugger was just a section over and Kaden was so excited and watched his every move-we were off to a good start. Although the wind was stagnant, the temperature felt like it was rising, Kaden remained a trooper. With the crowd being split pretty evenly between Cardinal fans and Royals fans, Kaden spent the entire game clapping since he didn't know what team was doing what. In the end, Greinke triumphed and so did the Royals. (Hopefully there will be a lot of BROOMS at The K on Sunday!)We didn't stay for the Friday Night Fireworks since we thought it would be a little too loud but as you can tell, K-Man didn't miss a second of the game. Hopefully the next outing to the ballpark will have the same smiling ending.
Two things: One, K-Man's legs look so chunky and they really aren't and two, one of the only times he wasn't happy, mommy gave him to daddy-Makes me feel good though!!
A couple nice Cardinal fans (that is an oxymoron if I ever heard one) let us sneak up here for this pic!
Still awake and smiling!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
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Monday, June 7, 2010
Justin and Tugce have been great friends to Justin and I and just like a lot of our other friends, they are really part of our family. And we are so very excited for this new chapter of their lives and so blessed that we will get to be a part of Gisele's life and watch her grow up into a remarkable young lady. Congratulations to the new family, hold her tight while you still can, they get big quickly! Love you and miss you all so very much!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Kaden is standing up really well, mostly with help but during his photo shoot he let go of my hands and stood for a few minutes all by his BiGself. He is clapping by himself now, always would clap my hands together but never his own, weirdo! He is pretty good at carrying on conversations too. I will make a noise and he will make it back to me, he of course can't make all of the noises but the ones he can, he will even say back in the same sequence. He already knows what an owls says..Whooo, Whoooo-what a SMART boy. And then tonight, I couldn't believe my eyes when I went in to check up on whether or not he was asleep-he was sitting up in his crib!! At first I thought it was a fluke, I laid him back down, checked on him again after 5 minutes and sure enough, he was sitting up again! Daddy got home and he thought I was playing a mean trick on him until he hid out in there and saw it 3 times for himself! We couldn't be prouder-won't be long and he will be pulling himself up no matter where he is-baby proofing needs to be kicked into HIGH gear. Get the Flip, right?!? We pulled Kaden out of bed but he was too interested in watching the camera and it was 9:45 which was WAY past Kaden's bedtime. Hopefully we will get it on tape tomorrow night!
9 month pictures to be posted soon!! Can't wait to share them!
9 month pictures to be posted soon!! Can't wait to share them!