Caden's 1st Play!

November 8, 2008

For Caden's birthday, my Mom got him tickets to "Charlotte's Web." We took him and his cousins to see it. He did ok. They did not have an intermission so we had to get up and walk to the bathroom in the middle. I think the play would have been more fun if there had been music. Overall, Caden did well.

Afterwards we went frolicking in the park with the kids. They have statues that we always played on as kids. Caden, Kaileigh, Kiersten and Kyle enjoyed playing on the and mimicking the faces that they were making!

Caden turns 4!

November 5, 2008
Caden is now 4 years old! It is hard to believe how quickly time goes by. Four years ago, my baby was born in Bethesda, MD. He was so small, and we looked forward to the future. I remember wondering what he would look like as a little boy. I remembering wondering what sports he would like, what he would be like, who he would look like. And now, here we are. He is a big boy. He loves swimming, running, jumping, rhyming. He has the best sense of humor, and we love him so much!


October 31, 2008

Well our Halloween didn't go off as planned! The boys were both sick. Liam had a virus and Caden had a sinus infection. Mommy was sick too! :-( Still--the kids both looked cute as a peacock and a Dragon!
Caden, Braxton and Drew at the Halloween Party

In the morning, I took a few hours off of work and went to Caden's school for his Halloween party. I had volunteered to bring some food and to help out with the party. I was feeling sick though, and unfortunately I don't think I helped as much as the other Moms there, but I did have a good time seeing Caden's class! After the party, I took Caden to Rob (who had the day off with Liam), and he took him to the doctor. Caden had a runny nose for about a week, and we were pretty sure it was a sinus infection by that point!

Caden the Dragon--with Sinusitis!

We were going to go to Trunk-or-Treat at Caden's school, but we didn't want the baby to be out in the cold.

Liam, my little peacock!

I ended up staying in that night with Liam, and Caden and Daddy went Trick-Or-Treating for about an hour. Caden had a great time, although he didn't get that much candy! Oh well, less for Mommy to eat! :-0

Liam Update

Well the last month, Liam has just been sick. He has had an ear infection, a virus (he is still hanging onto the cough), and he has had pink eye. I either gave him the pink eye or got it from him. I'm not sure which. He has started sitting up. He eats rice cereal, and he eats all of the Organic Gerber's Size 1 and has started eating the Size 2 jars. He also started eating puffs recently. It is so funny to watch him gum them and try to chew them with his 2 little teeth!
Liam had his 6 month appointment on the 20th. He weighed 16 lbs 13 ounces which was in the 55th percentiled. He was 27 inches long--75th percentile. He had to get several shots, including the DTP and HIB boosters, as well as the flu shot. Poor baby! I am fairly sure that he picked up the virus while waiting in the Waiting Room to be seen. There were several coughing babies there, and Liam came down with the virus a few days later! All in all, a good month with a lot of growing for Liam!

GiGi's 95th Birthday

October 12, 2008

We went to Nashville for my Grandmother's 95th birthday. Her birthday isn't until October 22, but we felt like we would celebrate it early. Caden, Liam and I stayed with my sister Allison. Rob had to stay in Montgomery, because he had school on Monday.

My Dad's relatives came from all over. My cousins came from Kentucky, and we had people come to the party from Florida, Alabama (of course) and as far as Hawaii. On Saturday, Mom and I drove up with the boys. The trip wasn't bad, except for the last 30 minutes, Caden was just tired of being in the car.

We arrived at Aunt Susan's and had dinner, talked with relatives, and chased Caden around while he had a lot of chocolate and no substanial food! GiGi opened some cards and got a beautiful crown for her 95th birthday!

On Sunday, we had the actual party at the Clubhouse. We ate, of course, and we each told GiGi a story we remembered and loved about her. It was a lot of fun, and it was good to see all my relatives!
Andrea also met Liam for the first time!