Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cayden's First Christmas

Excited about the phones he got in his stocking.

Laying in his stocking stuff. :)

Enjoying a dum dum... watermelon flavor!

About to open presents. Cayden really didn't get it. We started it for him and he of course grabbed it, but as soon as he ripped a little piece off he didn't want anything to do with the rest of the present. Cayden liked the paper better than what was inside. Silly boy.

Cayden and daddy.

P.S. Cayden now has two teeth. You can see them really well in the bottom picture. Just click on it to make it bigger.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lights at Temple Square

Last night our family was able to go see the lights at Temple Square. We went a few years ago (minus Cayden) and even though the lights really don't change, they still are very pretty. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the night.

Really cool nativity and lights on the water. I've never seen this before and think it should be done every year.

Love Cayden's cheeks in this one!

My favorite of the night.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Cayden and I went caroling with my cub scouts last night. Here he is all bundled up ready to go...

And this is what he wore: diaper, socks, pajamas, blanket sleeper, mittens, hat (that covered his ears), very thick and warm jacket, and a HUGE fleece blanket. Cayden was nice and toasty! ...The only problem was that he couldn't move at all. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's HERE!!!

Did you see it?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Visiting Santa

We took Cayden to visit Santa today. Clearly he doesn't understand Santa and so he wasn't nearly as excited as we were. He just sat there looking completely bored. Lol. Maybe next year. :)


Today Chad and I braved the long lines at In-N-Out to get a double double and animal style french fries. Delish! It brought back wonderful memories of our summer in LA. Even Cayden enjoyed it. We just might have to visit again in the future.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Some Cute Videos

I got out of the shower this morning and found that Chad had given Cayden a dum dum. Cayden really enjoyed it (no surprise there).

Cayden has been doing what I call his "crazy head" for weeks, but I haven't been able to get it on video until today. He does this all the time and thinks that he is so funny; I'd have to agree... it is pretty funny and cute. :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I have so many things to be grateful for this year,
but these two top my list.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attempting to Sit Up

Cayden wants to sit up so bad and he tries so hard! When he's laying on his back he lifts his head and feet up as far as he can, his face turns bright red, and he holds his breath until he gives up just to try again a few seconds later. The only problem is that he is still a little top heavy and hasn't mastered balancing yet. In order to avoid the frustration that inevitably develops, I've started propping him up with pillows and blankets.

Sitting up and loving it!

Toppled over. Hahaha. He sat like that for a few minutes and didn't seem to mind. :)

Trying so hard to get back up. I was actually quite impressed. He got several inches off the floor!


Oh, and this is totally random, but cute. I think I need someone to make cupcakes for now.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daddy Time

Cayden doesn't get to see his daddy much, but when he does they sure have a lot of fun! I love watching the two of them together.

Playing with daddy after a bath. Ha ha ha, oh man. This face cracks me up! I'm not sure what Chad was doing, but Cayden is apparently terrified (or shocked or thinks it's funny... not sure exactly).

Peek-a-boo with daddy. Cayden tried to fall over right after this picture. :) Too bad you can't see Cayden's face... he was laughing so hard. It was adorable!

Cayden has become a very proficient roller. He really doesn't teeter on his side anymore and just simply rolls (he can do both sides too). He still hasn't figured out back to tummy, but that will happen eventually. Now any time I put him on his tummy he immediately rolls over... except of course when I pull out the camera to record it. The little turkey.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Please Vote!

I thought this was rather interesting. I personally think Cayden looks a lot more like me (at least more than 10%). I've put a poll on the side for you to vote and tell me who you think Cayden looks like. So... vote! :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Few More...

Here are a few more pictures from my phone... I just can't get enough of this boy!

I love this face!

Does it make me a bad mom that this picture makes me laugh?!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Giggles & Phone Favorites

Jesseca came down today for a visit and Cayden really liked playing with her. Here are some giggles that I managed to catch.

I also just got my favorite pictures off of my phone and had to share them even though some are quite old. Enjoy!

A little blurry, but perhaps my most favorite picture ever!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cayden's Favorite Treats

Cayden has two new favorite treats:

His thumb. No matter how many times I pull it out of his mouth, it goes right back in. Joy.

Dum dums. Thank you trick-or-treating. :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our Pumpkin

Chad and I carved our pumpkin last Sunday and just now took a picture (sorry mom!)... Consequently he has slowly started shriveling up and is missing some of his teeth. :) Just for the record, he use to have two fangs on top (all you can see now are two little nubs). Apparently old age came very quickly for him. Also, we named him "Count" because we think that he looks like Count from Sesame Street.

Happy Halloween!

Love, Cayden

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Cayden had his first rice cereal tonight. I was a little worried that he wouldn't like it, but to my surprise he loved it! I couldn't seem to get it in his mouth fast enough. He kept tying to grab the spoon and bring it to his mouth - so cute! We'll see if it helps him sleep better. *fingers crossed*

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cayden's New Tricks

In the past few days Cayden has learned a few new tricks:
  1. Blowing raspberries. When he does this spit flies everywhere because his lips are so slobbery; Cayden finds this very funny while I do not.
  2. Doing pull ups on the toy bar of his bouncer. Cayden grabs on to a toy on each side and pulls himself forward into a sitting position. Chad says he's trying to make his guns bigger. :)
  3. Rolling over! I've only seen him do tummy to back and he seems to prefer his left side over his right, but at least it's rolling!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Cayden and I spent last week in Colorado. We had a great time and it made me miss Colorado even more! Someday I will move back. I just have to. Cayden slept on the plane on the way out (lucky me!) and then spent the week being spoiled by my family. We did a lot of fun things... shopping, playing, soccer games, and just hanging out. I can't wait until we get to visit at the end of December; Chad will even be with us this time!

Cayden wasn't sure what to think of Grandma at first, but he quickly decided he liked her. I love his face here!

Playtime with Aunt Colleen. Look at those cheeks! They remind me of a squirrel storing nuts for winter.

Grandma spoiled Cayden and gave him his first french fry which he licked to death. I'm assuming that means he liked it. Chad thinks that Cayden looks like a smoker here.

Cayden loved having a "real" bathtub! He really enjoyed kicking and splashing... until he tried to drown himself. ;)

Cayden decided it was fun to chew on Grandma's finger. He seriously was chewing on it like a dog would chew on a bone. He even made some of the same noises.

Playtime. Cayden has gotten very good at pulling the purple ring in his lap off of the strap it hangs from. I reattached it right after I took this picture at which point Cayden pulled on it so hard it flew off and smacked him in the head. He got his first boo boo - poor boy!

These two pictures show Cayden's true feelings about being at Uncle Greg's soccer game: anger and "I could care less."

Cayden also decided that Grandpa wasn't too bad. He really liked all the songs Grandpa made up and sang to him.

We had lots of nakey time which Cayden enjoys way too much. These pictures just make me smile! And would you check out those thunder thighs! Holy cow.