Friday, August 15, 2008


I had to post a precious moment I had with Kaden this evening. I kinda had a rough evening and fussy kids didn't help. Kaden fought taking a bath, brushing his teeth, and tried to prolong bed time as long as he could. When I finally got him calmed down in his room we were saying our prayers and he was sitting on my lap facing me. My eyes were closed saying the prayer and I felt a tiny soft hand rub my cheek a few times, more like pet my cheek very softly. When I finished I opened my teary eyes and he was staring right at me. He looked at me and stared into my eyes and said "wove" (translation: I love you) It was one of the sweetest moments I have had with Kaden. Not only was he being so gentle and sweet but I saw that he really understood "wove" and didn't just say it because we asked him too. I wanted to make sure I posted this moment so I don't forget it. I love you Kaden!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Can Count!!

Kaden learned to count a little over a month ago but I was finally able to video it and have the proof. He is concentrating on his blocks so he is a little quiet. You might need to turn up your volume a bit to hear him.

What a cutie pie! Kaden is 21 months old and is such a fun little guy. He has so much personality and has so much energy, he keeps me on my toes. Kaden seems to say a new word every day and is just shy of speaking in sentences. He LOVES animals, mostly making their noises. He also would run and play until his legs fell off if possible, and has developed a real love for the park, any park with slides. He tests the boundaries every day by doing stuff he shouldn't do and then looking at us to see if we are going to do anything about it. Perfect example...he loves to jump over things now and of course Maddy is a perfect candidate when she's on her belly. So naturally he wants to jump over her but doesn't always clear her. So the other day instead of jumping he was stepping over her and looking at me the whole time seeing if I was going to make him stop. He is a little stinker, a cute one at that! My friend Stacie took these precious pictures of Kaden a couple of weeks ago. I can't wait until the day comes when I too will own a Canon!! A girl can dream!!Yes he is laying on a cement sidewalk. This was after a traumatic bubble/dish soap incident. Sometimes they are the cutest when they aren't feeling well. What a handsome boy!He is Bryce's child! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

She's on the Move!

That's right, Maddy is crawling at 8 months!! Well the Maddy version of crawling. You will understand by the video. A bitter sweet moment for us!! Of course we are so excited that she is progressing, however, that just means more supervision needed! Yikes! Maddy is growing up way too fast. This week was a big week for her. Her two top teeth poked through, she started crawling, she can wave and also say "uh-oh" as she learned from her big brother. They weren't kidding when they said that younger siblings progress a little faster. Amidst her busy week of changes, Maddy has managed to still be the happiest baby I think I've ever seen. Not much seems to bother her and she smiles at the drop of a hat. She is very resilient and Kaden has taught her to be one tough girl! We definitely were blessed with a little angel girl!

(Sorry the color is kinda funky, it was in the evening, bad lighting!)Contrary to what this picture portrays, Maddy 's hair is starting to come in! Patience!
You are very talented lil' miss!Kaden and Maddy are really starting to enjoy playing. Just about anything Kaden does makes Maddy laugh. His laugh is contagious to her and they both just end up giggling for no reason!