After the parade we went to lunch and then took Grandpa to the airport. Unfortunately Grandpa missed his flight. We got him there 25 minutes before the flight departed - but he needed to be there 30 minutes before the flight departed. I am NOT IMPRESSED with Alaska Airlines Customer Service!!! So Grandpa ended up driving home and Grandma flew home Sunday. Grandma couldn't leave Baby Caden a day early, and Grandpa couldn't wait to get home to be with Uncle Bailey (dog) .... yes, Grandma & Grandpa are a little obsessive :-)
I have decided it was a good thing Grandpa missed his flight ... on the way back down the hill from the airport we passed by the baseball field. At the same time my parent's said, "hey there is a little person playing baseball". I said it must be Bob's kid.
(I met Bob on the Parents of Little People message board. Bob is an achon that lives only a few miles away from us. His wife Bekki is average height as well as his daughter Lexi. His son Chase is 7 and he is an achon also. Bob and I have communicated via email but hadn't had a chance to meet.)
I couldn't turn into the baseball field fast enough. We walked over to the field and introduced ourselves to Bob and his family. Chase had just finished his baseball game. It was so nice to meet them. Bob and Bekki are a wealth of information ... and Bekki couldn't get enough of Caden. I think I have found a backup sitter if needed :-) I emailed Bob yesterday and he sent me Chase's schedule - so we can go watch one of Chase's games. For those of you that know me you know how much I love baseball ... and to watch a little person play, yipee!
I told Bob I feel like I met celebrities (I know, I'm a dork). It's the feeling of having someone so close with achondroplasia - just like Caden. I hope Chase can be a big brother to Caden through out the years!
Bob and Bekki also shared with us that the Little People of America Convention is being held in New York next year - June 2009. Yippee! I've always wanted to go to New York and now I have a reason - Donations for our trip will gladly be accepted :-)
Another little tidbit on Bekki - she had seen Caden and I grocery shopping one day and looked at Caden and knew he was an achon baby. She didn't feel it was right to say anything to me. I wish she would have ... I told her she probably could have diagnosed him since the doctors couldn't seem to get it right. You never know who's watching you.
Sunday morning Caden got his first REAL breakfast ... eggs and toast. Caden had more fun dumping the eggs and toast off the plate and hamming it up for Grandma then eating his breakfast. I am amazed how quickly kids learn to show off ... and believe me ... Caden knows how to "ham it up" for Grammy.
Caden loves that the weather is warming up. He loves to have bare feet and scoot around in his onesie.
Caden is still fighting his cold. The sitter called me at work yesterday - Caden had vomited twice. Most likely because he was choking on the drainage going down the back of his throat. I called Dan to pick him up from daycare and I left work early to meet them at home. That little S*&t. I think Caden already knows how to pull the wool over my eyes ... the picture below shows his expression when he and Dan walked in the door from daycare ... doesn't look very sick to me ... I think someone was pulling our leg. Okay, I do know he is sick ... but he hides it well.
I think someone is ready for their first haircut!
Have a great week!