Friday, October 31, 2008

It's Halloween time!!

So this is our first real Halloween with our kids. You see, Kade was born in October, so he was only two weeks old for his first halloween. Then last year, Joel was gone filming Survivor and I was trying to figure out how single moms do it, totally frazzled with a toddler and a newborn. Needless to say, they did not dress up or go trick or treating last year!

But this year was going to be different... I started getting my fall decorations out as soon as we got toward the end of September. I planned lots of fall and Halloween crafts and cookie decorating, and after everything we have done this month Kade is going to think that Halloween is a month long holiday!

Last Saturday we went to the Halloween festival @ freestone park. we dressed the boys up, and Joel decided to dress up too. I told him he might be the only adult dressed up, he said he didn't care. So this is what we came up with, a Dinosaur, a pumpkin, and a, well, a crazy husband whose inner dork came out :)

you may not be able to see it, but those are water shoes he's got on, and a donkey on his hat. Stylish!

The boys had lots of fun. Kade went on almost every bounce house they had , and Gavin just loved that he could walk everywhere!
this is Kade being a "scary dinosaur"

Gavin was content just playing with cars :)

The next day, my in-laws took us and the kids to the "pumpkin patch" Robyn blogged about. They had a really goodtime, and got to spend time with their cousins too.

Kaden loved playing in the hay

Gavin just wanted to check everything out

mean goat, innocent little sheep. I love this pic

Gavin pointed to all of the little pumkins and said "ball." Then he proceeded to try to throw them one by one. That's my boy :)

Then, on Wenesday, Kaden had a Halloween party for his last day of preschool.
they filled gloves with popcorn
they ate cookies
They discussed important business
Gavin played with dad
We said goodbye to Mrs. Miller. Kaden really liked her but he will doing a different class next time. :(
All this and I still have Halloween night to post.......

Sunday, October 26, 2008

catch up time...

So, my posts have been few and far between lately for several reasons, listed below:

1. camera broke, using old one that doesn't work very well
2. Laptop crashed, lost hundreds of pics :(
3. Working more at the gym, and now a Starbuck's Barista :)
4. Gorgeous weather, staying outside a lot
5. Thoroughly enjoying time with my boys, keeping me very busy
6. Spending more time with hubby
7. So Much Going On! Two bdays, two births, Halloween, baby christening, and more I can't even think of all in the last 3 months.

So I am going to start posting pics in no organizational order whatsoever (which is really unlike me but deal with it!) and you can enjoy the disorder of it all. Hopefully it will bring me all up to speed and I can start being organized again. Oh yeah, and here is a short list of occurrances that have no pics (due to broken camera and other things) that have happened over past month or so:

*Gavin is FINALLY walking! he looks like frankenstein, so stiff, but I will take it:)
*Kaden is 3, sassy as ever, and we are gearing up for preschool
*Joel is now the head wrestling coach at Williams Field High School
*Joel just bought a Total Gym off craigslist and he is so happy with it he should do an infomercial
Now, for pics:

Joel picked a tire for Kade so they could do their workouts together

flipping tires

pulling tires....those strong boyslook at that ab strength
Gavin got tired just watching!

Our lil conductor at his train bday party

birthday cakes

mom and her big 3 year old
look what dad got for his big big boy!!

He is a pro already :)

My superman!

Joel has also been taking him to the skate park
look at him go!!!
Gavin has discovered Kade's motorcycle

look at those cuties

Monday, October 13, 2008

My baby is 3!!!!!!!

So, I am not quite sure how it happened because just yesterday Joel and I were preparing from going to our happy little family of two, to a family of three. Now we are a family of four, trying to make it a family of five and my "baby" is gone. He is three going on fifteen and so brave and smart and independant, I just can't believe it.
Kaden was born on October 12th, two days before his due date at 6:58 pm. He weighed in at 7lbs. 6 oz and 20 inches long. He was the most perfect baby I had ever seen and he was mine!!! The delivery was harmless and he was such a good baby. He was so predictable, and such a good sleeper and eater I thought I could have a hundred more just like him!
Kaden, you were ahead of the game from the beginnning. You rolled over at 3 months old, crawled at 7 months and started walking and then soon running at 10 months old and you have never slowed down since. You amaze me everyday with how smart you are and how inventive you can be. You see something once and you want to try it. Sometimes it gives me a heart attack, but most of the time it just makes me proud. You are your Daddy's pride and joy and you want to be big and strong just like he is, and when you get older you want to drink coffee like mom (but for right now you call your milk "coffee" just to pretend)!
You are incredibly stubborn, and HAVE to do things on your own terms, I have no idea where you got that from ;) And when you aren't tackling your brother or jumping off the couch, you are incredibly caring and loving and thoughtful. I love it when you share with me without even being asked. I love that you save some of your special treats to share with Gavin. I love that you love to dance when you think nobody is paying attention. I love that you like to paint and read and learn new things. I love your infectious smile and your belly laughs when I tickle you. I love that you are all boy but you love your mama :)
You changed mommy and daddy's life and started our family. I can't wait to see what the years will bring and the man you will grow into.
I love you buddy, buster, crazy, kiddo, machine, honey bunches, bud, Kade, Kaden!!
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!