Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kaden's First Christmas!

The weekend before Christmas we went to Grandma Trish's house.
Kaden's first Christmas present.
Kaden loved her baby doll stroller. More than that, she loved the tissue paper and boxes.

On Christmas Eve we went to the early church service at Southeast and spent time at Papaws. Then, we went to Grandma Judy's house for dinner. Kaden looked like a little doll in her sweet dress her Donna Ma made for her. She loved sitting in her own rocking chair. Thanks Grandma Judy!

The first thing Kaden did when she saw what Santa had brought was wave really big. Then, she crawled straight toward her new kitchen set. She was so much fun to watch. She loved her big teddy bear and her baby doll. Santa must have thought she was a VERY good girl!
"I love my books."
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

10 Months Old!

On December 11th Kaden turned 10 months old. We cannot believe what an amazing little girl she has become. Her wide-mouth grins, claps, and two-hand waves bring so much joy to our days. To celebrate we went to dinner and to Wal-Mart to pick out a few new toys.

Helping Mommy!

Kaden helped me watch Elly Kate again last month. They had a good time playing together and I thought for one moment that caring for two young children "wasn't all that hard". For the most part they ate and slept at different times. It was the play time that was interesting. Keeping Kaden at a safe distance was sometimes a challenge and she ISN'T even crawling yet. Hhmmm.....Good thing Brian and I are on the three year plan! :)

Pretty in purple! Good friends must think alike (or at least their mommas do).

Kaden is teaching Elly Kate how she plays in her walker.
Sneaky~sneaky~taking Elly Kate's paci. Life lessons start really early.

Accessories. Kaden loved Elly Kate's flower headband.
Yet another lesson on "not everything is yours sweet baby girl".


Last month we took a family trip to Nashville. Kaden had a good time. Check out these faces! :)
This little face of hers is completely priceless. We're not sure if it was the sound of the traffic or the cool breeze tickling her nose. Pretty cute!

She LOVED playing in the leaves!

Kaden slept great away from home. Mommy and Daddy were a little worried. It must have been that pretty pillow behind her that helped her sleep so well.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

10 Months Old!

Kaden had her checkup on Monday with Dr. Knight. She is now 28 inches long (50th percentile) and weighs just 20 pounds, 9 ounces (holding at the 76 percentile). I use the word "just" since she's only gained one pound in three months. Finally our little chunky-monkey is thinning out. Dr. Knight said she looks very healthy and is developing well. We asked about her baby blues - he said her eyes would probably stay blue since they haven't changed a bit. Daddy's gonna be in big trouble in a few years. ;0)

We're sorry we've neglected to put more pictures and updates on our blog. We're staying extremely busy as a family and are out of town a lot on the weekends. During the week Brian's playing "Mr. Mom" all day and working from home and at the office while I teach kindergarten. At around 3:30 we switch roles so Brian can go teach classes at the gym. Since Kaden has dropped her late afternoon nap, she can sometimes be a handful to keep entertained until bedtime. When our schedules allow us to be together as a family we try to enjoy each other as much as we can. Our priority is our family - most importantly, Kaden!