Sunday, January 23, 2011

We Love Animals

We love animals at our house (stuffed and real, though sadly we can't have any real pets yet... someday we're going to get a little puppy because Cayden is in love with them!). Or better yet, Cayden loves animals. I came home from choir practice today to this... Love him!

Cayden sitting in the chair with every stuffed animal he owns. Lol.

Of course his three favorites are right next to him... my old kitty, his husky puppy, and Elmo.

If you look closely you will notice his yogurt mustache. Daddy is apparently not very good at cleaning Cayden up.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Big Boy

{...Not my little baby. *tear*}

Cayden turned the big "18" last week. It's so sad that he's no longer my little baby, but instead my big boy. Perhaps my sister having her little boy has made me nostalgic, but there are times when I really miss my baby.

Today was Cayden's 18 month check-up and needless to say, he is still, well, HUGE. I'm still waiting for this kid to slow down, but there's no sign of that yet.

Height: 34" (90th percentile)
Weight: 34 lbs, 2 oz (100+ percentile)
Head: 50 cm (95th percentile)


Here is a list of the words he can say/has said:

"bawl" = ball
"caw" = car
"bad bad"
"nuh nuh" = no no
"shoos" = shoes
"mow" = more
"pup" = up
"bye bye"
"titty" = kitty
"uh oh"
"teys" = keys
"doh" = go
"coo" = cool
"wow" ...if only you could see the facial expression accompanying this one...
"dahee" = doggy
"mm mm" = yum


Cayden also knows almost all of his body parts (hair, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, teeth, tongue, face, hands, feet, bum bum, tummy, belly button, wrinkle pits... aka arm pits) and has a small list of sounds that he enjoys making over and over and over...

"woo" = moo
spitting sound = elephant
"wooh wooh" = woof woof
lips vibrating together, sort of raspberry-esque = car
"ee ee ee" = monkey
"teet teet" = tweet tweet
opening and closing mouth = fish
"tack tack" = quack quack

(I still don't understand how on earth he knows the monkey and elephant sounds when I can't get him to make kitty noises to save my life.)


Happy 18 months my little man! Mommy and daddy love you so much!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Babies and Other Tidbits

This past week (Tuesday, I think) my sister Jesseca had her little boy! I am so excited to FINALLY be an Aunt! He was quite the chunker - though not nearly as big as Cayden - weighing in at 8 pounds 2 ounces and 21" long. Cayden and Jaxton are exactly 18 months apart... kinda fun. :)

Jaxton Powell Ahlstrom :)

Cayden loved the baby. He did really well with him too and only got occasionally jealous while I was holding Jaxton.

Cute cousins.

Grandma and her cute grandsons.

In other news, we don't have much going on aside from normal, every day stuff. Oh and dad's school/work/GMAT studying/grad school applications. Chad submitted the last application tonight! *happy dance* Now we just have to transfer transcripts and wait on letters of recommendation, oh, and take the GMAT one last time.

And just for my mom's sake, here are some pictures of what we've been up to...

Cute boy in his snazzy new church outfit. Thanks Grandma H!

Deer caught in the headlights.

Cayden has been on a ball kick lately. He walks around the house all day saying "bawl" and anything that is round is a ball. The other day while eating some peas at lunch Cayden picked up a pea in each hand, held them up, and said "bawl." I laughed so hard!

Playing with mom's boots. I frequently find toys, stuffed animals, and other random things shoved in my boots.

Hee hee. Crying because he couldn't get out of my boots. Seriously, this kid and boots and crying. Are they really that scary? However, last night we had a mini breakthrough... Cayden walked around the entire time in the grocery store wearing his boots. No crying. No walking with stiff legs either. Perhaps we're getting somewhere.

My cute boys and their matching ties. Love it. They have two, the blue one pictured and a red one. I seriously think it's adorable. Thanks Grandma B!