Saturday, April 27, 2013

When will he walk?

I've been chasing this boy around the house this morning, trying to take pictures of him. 
He's pulling up on everything!
 He's starting to cruise with tiny, hesitant steps.
He wants to figure everything out!
We don't think it'll be long before he's taking some steps on his own!



Monday, April 22, 2013

Lotus vs. Porsche: Like father like son...

Kirby here, with my yearly man/boy blog contribution...

A couple years ago after buying a GoPro camera (which I bought mostly for surfing), Anna and I had a little fun one day capturing some footage while on a ride in my Lotus Exige.  Soooooo, we just had to make one for Kaden and his little Porsche Carrera GT ride-on car.  He had a blast, of course, so I think it's safe to say he is quickly developing his love for automotive bliss just like his Dada.

*If these videos won't play on your phone or mobile device, it's because of YouTube's policy with copyrighted songs.  You may have to watch on a desktop computer, laptop, etc.

Like father...

Like son...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

double digits! 10 months

10 months and growing like a weed!!

He's been healthy since spring break, but just last week he started coughing and got a runny nose.  This all comes at the same time as tooth #5 and #6 are poppin' through.  I think the 5th one broke through the gums today.  Who knows if there is a correlation.

He's sleeping through the night! WooHoo!
I was going to do a separate post on this all together, but didn't want it to come back and bite me.  It's been about 2 weeks.  He goes to bed at 7:00pm almost every night and around 5:00am starts fussing a little bit.  It usually just takes a pacifier to help him back to sleep for about 30 minutes to an hour.  He's almost always up by 6:15am. 
Naps are... well... it's something I try not to stress over anymore (which is kinda funny I say that, because when it comes to Kaden, I stress about everything).  They aren't consistent at all.  Sometimes 30 minutes... sometimes 2 hours.  On average though, it's been 3 naps a day, for about 45 minutes.

size 3 diapers and that probably won't change for awhile
12 month jammies
9 month shirts
depending on the brand- 6-12 month pants and shorts

He's been drinking 4 to 5, 8oz bottles a day.  He's eating table food for breakfast, usually pancakes, yogurt, or oatmeal.  Lunch and dinner aren't always easy though.  He has to be in just the right mood to eat, so it's hit or miss.  Fruits and veggies don't strike his fancy right now, but we keep trying.  He's really into cottage cheese, grilled cheese, pizza, and the Gerber puffs still.  He's tried peas, carrots, broccoli, avocado, sweet potato, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, and peaches.

Favorite "toys":
-his car
-Mama and Dada's shoes
Likes exploring:
-ceiling fan

He pretty much likes exploring everything really- He wants to understand how things work and isn't afraid to get down under them to figure it out.
...and still loves bath time and being outside
There is only one thing we can think of that he truly dislikes... his car seat.  Can't stand it.  We bribe him with the car keys, toys, bottles... anything to keep his attention away from the fact that he's getting in the car.  Most of the time it works.  The car ride can't be too long though because he'll usually start fussing shortly after leaving the house.  We can't wait to turn that nosey boy around!

things to remember
1. pulling up- He's pulling up on things everywhere.... our legs, tables, chairs, cabinets, toys, couch
2. starting to cruise-  He's starting to figure this walking thing out
3. waving bye-bye- He often does it on command and does it every night at bedtime, when Dada leaves the room.
4. clapping- He can clap on command (if he's in the mood) and claps when he gets really excited about something.
5. He can find and point to: any nose, ear, and sometimes mouth, the microwave, window, guitar, palm tree, car, fan, TV, Leo (the lion), Jeffrey (the giraffe), Mama, Dada
 Our booger doesn't stay still for long anymore, so our photo shoots are getting harder and harder.  I get less shots each time and way less photos to choose from.  But some of these were too funny to pass up and we want to remember (and oh, we will) the way he was during this time period.
"Maybe she'll stop taking pictures if I don't smile."

"What's this?"

"Really, Mom?  You said that was the last one!"

Saturday, April 20, 2013

what's going on- a few videos


Kaden finally enjoyed some good weather in his car we got him for Christmas.  He loves it!  He points to the car all the time when we are in the garage.  He loves to turn it on and honk the horn, too.  This purchase was well worth it!

Kaden was supposed to be taking a nap while we were watching a movie... but Mr. Kaden had other plans.  He didn't want to miss anything.  He played so well by himself while we watched the movie then he started to "cruise" across our feet.  We were proud... as you can tell. 

This was last weekend and he's already made improvements on his "cruising".  We think we'll have a walker in no time!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Hadley!

I can't believe we celebrated another 1st birthday this weekend!  Hadley's mom, Jennifer, works with me so we've had quite a few baby talks in the past year or so about our little ones.  Who am I kidding... that's about all we talk about. ;)
Jennifer had a great rainbow themed party for Hadley.  It was complete with swimming, a pinata and a ball pit... .which were all a big hit with Kaden!   

He tried blueberries and blackberries for the first time and loved them!


Hadley and her Mama

Tired boy

Waiting patiently for everyone to sing

He even got few licks of his first sucker from the pinata!
First attempt to get a group picture- bad idea to even try the ball pit!
The best picture of all 5 of them sitting down.
Too bad the birthday girl wasn't even looking.

It wasn't but 5 seconds and they were done.  Outta there.

The parents wanted to try one. more. time.  This is what we got.  Not bad.

Saying goodbye to everyone :)