Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Cade Pictures!

These are some pictures from this past month. Cade will be 9 mths old next month, March 9th, he is growing up so fast, he's such a funny kid. He smiles all the time but it's really hard to catch his smile in a picture because as soon as I pull out the camera he just wants to stare at that instead. He sits up great on his own and still loves sitting in front of his toy box to play. He still can't crawl, but he's found another way he considers a great way to travel. He's decided that rolling around is the best way to get where he wants to go. It's so funny to watch, he's gotten extremely fast at it too. I will be adding a video of him "traveling" soon, mainly on request of my mom. There are quite a few pictures, so enjoy!

This is on Cade's 8 month b-day. He's playing with his teeth.

Ever since Cade started moving around I always find him in such funny positions. He loves turning to his side to sleep now, it's so cute to see.

Just recently I have started allowing Cade to sit up in the buggy by himself, instead of in his carseat. He loves it!! He just kicks his legs, smiles at everyone that passes and enjoys the view. He's so funny! This was just after shopping, he was all cuddled up in his quilt that Grandma Nancy made for him just as it was starting to snow.

Daddy just found out that he can balance Cade in his hand. This is Cade's face a lot of the time. Mouth wide open...haha.

This is the stuffed monkey I gave Cade for Valentine's day. He enjoyed playing with it for a few seconds.

Another picture of Cade playing with his toys. I love this picture because I actually cought his huge smile on camera!

Cade playing in his bed, avoiding sleep of course. Another funny position he likes.

Cade wearing his Seattle Mariners ball cap. Daddy's favorite baseball team, and I'm sure Cade's someday too, if Cameron has anything to do with it. (His cheeks were really chapped from his cold he had for about 2 weeks)

This was Cade from this past Sunday. He looked like a little man, he was sooo cute! Although, Cameron thought he looked like a nerd b/c of his hair, haha.

Cade enjoyed his first variety of finger foods at Papa and Grandma Long's house Sunday. He had biscuits and carrots, he was loving life. I actually had a cuter picture of him eating, but I chose this one because you can see his two bottom teeth.

This was our first trip to a playground, our apartment complex has several to choose from. He was a little nervous about the swing at first but ended up loving it.

This is our nightly routine now, starting this week, while we eat dinner Cade eats his Ritz crackers and animal crackers. Again, loving life!
Hope you enjoyed all the pictures. He is growing up so fast, so I wanted to add all the pictures for my family.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Valentine's Day

This year Valentine's day was on a Saturday. Since Cameron and I have been together Valentines has never fallen on a Sat. Usually I have been at work all day and I get to come home to a big surprise, the house clean, a trail of candy leading to my gift and a dinner made (if we decided not to go out to eat). It was a lot of fun to come home to. This year I was looking forward to doing something like that but realized I couldn't surprise him b/c he would already be home. Anyways...Saturday morning Cade decides to wake up early so I get him and took him into the living room so Cameron could sleep in longer. While he was still asleep Cade and I wrote in our cards to give to Cameron. (I obviously had to help Cade out a little) Then, I snuck into the bedroom and put my card and a small box of chocolates and Cades card with a Reese's peanut butter heart next to Cameron in bed. I finally had to go back in and wake him up because I had to start getting ready for a primary activity that morning, if you didn't know I am now the 2nd counselor in the Primary presidency, it's a lot of fun :). So, Cameron opened up his gifts, I got ready and left Cade with Cameron. The activity went great! When I came home there was a beautiful bouquet of Tulips, a yummy box of chocolates and a nice card sitting on the table for me. I was so excited!

We then had a nice relaxing afternoon together while Cade took a nap. Then we got ready for our dinner date and left. We ended up going to Famous Dave's, which we have decided is one of our favorite restaurants now. We shared a full rack of ribs and had their yummy sides of corn bread, corn on the cob, fries and garlic mashed potatoes. It was sooo good, we got to eat the left overs the next day for lunch!

We also decided that we weren't going to buy individual gifts this year for each other and buy a surround sound system to share instead. We haven't gotten it yet, but hope to sometime. Do you know of any good deals out there?

So overall, we had a wonderful Valentine's day. It probably would've been nicer to go to dinner without Cade, although he really enjoyed the corn bread, but it was nice to just get out of the house. Thank you Cameron for a wonderful day, you're always so good at making these days special for me. I love you.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Caden's 7th Month Recap

My mom complained today that she hasn't seen any updated of Cade in a while. So, here are some of my favorite pictures from last month.
This was on Cade's 7th month b-day. He hardly ever lets me put him on his belly, but here he is looking up at the camera smiling. He was so cute!

This is Cade's play gym. It turns into 3 different things, a tummy time mat, a overhead mat and a crawl through tunnel. This was the first time I turned it into the crawl through tunnel. He loved it!

This was the first day I put him in the bath tub while he was sitting up. It was also the first time he had bath toys. He loves bath time even more now, if you can imagine that.

I finally got him a toy box to put all his toys in for the living room. This is his daily routine of sitting in front of his box going through all his toys. He can play like this forever.

He figured out he could get inside of it too. He thinks he's so cool when he does this. haha

I found these bite size Popsicles at the store and had to get them for Cade. This was the first time he had ever had a Popsicle. He loved it, but most of it got on him instead of in him.

Everyday the first thing Cade does when he comes into our bedroom he looks for the mirror. He loves looking at himself, he thinks he's so cute! Here he is standing up looking at me through the mirror, he loves doing that too...what a cutie.

Cade loves going on walks outside, but he hates the sun. So, here he is after one of our walks wearing his sunglasses and all bundled up.

Cade gets sooo distracted when I try to feed him. He looks around at everything and turns at every noise. Sometimes I get really frustrated...Which explains the picture. I kept warning him that if he wouldn't eat I would put it on his face. haha Well, I finally did it! That makes me sound like a horrible mommy, but I thought it was hilarious. He didn't really like it except when I smiled at him, then he would laugh.
I hope this is a good enough update for you Momma! Enjoy some of my favorite pictures of Cade :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's a.....

Yesterday I had my ultrasound for baby #2! I was really excited. This is one thing I have been looking forward to since I found out I was pregnant. For the first little while of my pregnancy I just knew I was going to have a boy. Then a few months into it I started feeling like it was going to be a girl because it seemed like my pregnancy was so different than last time. But, then I thought about it and realized that could just be b/c I am not teaching and on my feet all day like last year. So, I finally started thinking it was a boy again. Cameron started thinking it was a boy, but changed his mind to a little girl. He never changed his mind back.

So, now that you know the background story....on w/ the reveal. I'm having a BOY!!!! yay! (above is a picture of baby boy, I had to take a picture of the picture given to me, so it's not very clear) I'm so excited b/c Cade and baby boy will be best friends, I just know it. They'll be a year, 2 weeks and 3 days apart (if the baby is born on his due date). I'm really excited to have 2 boys in a row. Cameron the whole time was telling me he wanted another boy. But, after the ultrasound he ended up telling me he started actually really looking forward to having a little girl. Which would be dang cute, I love seeing daddys w/ baby girls. Don't get me wrong though, he really is still excited it's a boy.
If you know how the name game went with us last year in naming Cade, then you know he didn't have a name til the day before he was born. We can't agree on boy's names at all! So, obviously we don't have a name yet. Tell me your ideas, and understand we both don't like the common names used all the time.
Yay, it's another BOY!