May 29, 2009
May 25, 2009
Seriously this trip was HEAVEN for Dan ... he got to bring his DIRT BIKES... put his little BOY on a quad ... BUILD a chicken coop ... ride on the TRACTOR to help bail hay .... and sleep in a TRAILER (Jim's parents let us sleep in their 40 ft camping trailer).
Here is a little humor from breakfast this morning ... EVERYTHING is a phone to Caden ~ and he answers and talks on the phone "ya" (that's how Dan answers the phone) this morning the "phone" was the baby monitor... and WHY do all boys instinctively know to make "car" sounds. My brother used to do that when we were little and it would make me crazy!
I missed cute picture opportunities of Dan on the tractor cutting the grass for the hay, blowing out his birthday candles (Dan's Birthday was Sunday) and him ridding his motorcycle ... I only have so many hands :0(
It was a fun weekend, and I definitely would VISIT again. The weather was great, Jim's parents made great meals for us, Tanya's Mom came to visit and brought the best homemade salsa, we had good beverages and good company ... but I'm not so sure about chickens, turkeys, and roosters ~ There is something about a feather plucker that gives me the chills - and seeing the turkey alive that will be on your Thanksgiving table come November... eww! I'm not so sure the farm is for me ... I think I'll stick with the small city I live in :0) and make sure I still get my yearly stays at Willows ... that's much more my style! Thanks for the fun weekend Mocks!
May 18, 2009
"We" planted pumpkins, bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe .... now the wait to see what grows :0)
We are seeing:
Dr. Bernstein (Orthopedic) and Dr. Danielpour (Neurosurgeon)
Dr. Wright (Genetics)
Dr. Kerbavez (ENT)
& Dr. Ain (Orthopedic) I am thrilled that we get to see Dr. Ain. Dr. Ain is also a LP ~ What a great role model for Caden!
Unfortunately we don't get to see Dr. Pauli ~ he will not be at the conference this year. I have heard he is nearing retirement.
We leave in less then two months ... it has come so quickly! I had hoped to have more money saved for our adventure but Caden's three overnight hospital stays for his asthma these last seven months have put a damper on my savings :0(
I know the opportunities will out weigh the costs though! The MAB is huge, attending workshops on dwarfism is awesome, Caden is going to get to meet his LP Blog buddies (okay, maybe Mom is more excited for that!), and we will get to see New York!
The blog posts from our adventure will be here before you know it ... stay tuned!
May 13, 2009
I hope we don't get a letter from the home owners association for driving on the sidewalk! I think it says something about that in the bi-laws :0)
... and I am still trying to figure out why after 6 years my car still WILL NOT fit in the garage ... yet my son gets to park his car in the garage?! Parenthood ~ :0)
*There is one more new post below*
I've realized I haven't done a blog post lately about what Caden is up to. Since this has become my baby book I realized I better make some notes. Here is a quick run down of Caden at just about 26 months!
*Very opinionated and demanding ~ We tend to call him Roloff. If you watch Little People Big World you know that Matt loves to order people around. Hence Caden has earned the nickname "Roloff" :0)
*Has ALOT to say! Caden's current vocabulary consist of: see ya, ready set go, lock, shut, dog, up, out, all done, da-da, cat, more, cookie, car, fish, Thomas, ya, no-no, ears, eyes, nose, toes, shoes, DVD, uh - oh, mmaaahhh (that's for kisses) ~ (that's a handful ~ there may be a few more I'm forgetting).
He is also starting to say sentences that only he can understand. He points at something and will repeat it over and over but I can't understand what he is saying :0(
*Developmentally Caden is everywhere. He still is not walking unassisted but does a good job while holding onto our fingers or a piece of furniture. He does well walking along the wall. Our PT brought us this neat walker today ... and all I can say is watch out house! Dan is going to buy some foam pipe wraps tomorrow to wrap around it ~ in an attempt to save our walls!
*Into everything and imitating. Most recently he destroyed my bathroom drawer ... pulled out the hair straightener and imitated he was strengthening his hair. He pretends he is putting on make-up. Which are both quite funny because I rarely straighten my hair and never wear make-up. Both things he has picked up from watching our sitter get ready in the morning. He also took my cosmetic bag and had it around his arm, ready to go. I found him in Dan's closet the other morning with Dan's hat on ~ the crazy thing is the hat just about fits Caden's big 'ol noggin :0)
*He loves sitting on the kitchen counter pretending like he is making coffee. He watches Dan make his latte on the weekends and does a pretty darn good job imitating him. He is quite funny!
May 8, 2009
Dan brought Caden to me at work a half an hour before I was off since Dan had to wrap a few things up for the week. I could tell Caden wasn't feeling well just by looking at his eyes and his nose was running ... so I called our pediatrician and we were on our way.
Caden has a virus - hopefully I will be able to stay on top of his nebulizers and keep this one from needing steroids and or settling in his chest! I CANNOT deal with another hospital stay for his asthma - yuck!
This kid KNOWS when it is a holiday weekend! Guess we are staying home this weekend ... and hopefully he starts feeling better soon!
Here are a few pictures from the week ~ enjoy!
Wishing my Mom, Mother in Law, Grandma & all the other mommies a restful and chore free Mothers Day!
May 3, 2009
... and a few random pictures from the weekend!
Caden LOVES to be outside ... I found him waiting at the back door to head outside with Daddy's slipper on.
I'm learning you just can't leave this kid alone ... I walked back into the family room and found that he had climbed up on the couch and "attempted" to do the guys payroll for me. Hope Caden added up those hours correctly ... I better double check it :0)