Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Day with Grandma and Grandpa

Last week Chad's parents picked Cayden up and took him up to Salt Lake to spend a day at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. They rode the TRAX to and from Salt Lake (Cayden was so excited to ride on a train), went to the museum, went to lunch, and visited Chad at work. Cayden came home exhausted, but still talks about all the fun he had with Grandma and Grandpa! It was a perfect day for my little man.

Lots and lots of waiting.

Finally getting on!

Riding on the "train" (aka TRAX).

Cayden wanted to hold on to the handles for those standing on the train. He had to stand on the seat and still had to stretch. Looks enjoyable, right? :)

Lots of ball playing.

The construction area was probably one of his favorite spots. (I'm just guessing based on how much he talks about it.)

Filling the car up with gas. Cayden now thinks he needs to fill our car up with gas.

Hahaha! One of my favorite pictures... Cayden AND Grandpa holding their ears!

Eating lunch. Apparently he ate all of it - I wish he would do that at dinner. He also found a penny.

Walking into Daddy's office building.

Getting on the elevator. He was so excited to ride it!

Sitting at Daddy's desk.

Playing basketball.

Talking Mark's ear off. Cayden ran all the way across the floor to talk to one of Chad's coworkers. A little surprising considering how shy he can be sometimes.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Life According to My Phone

Cayden pulled out the board to one of his games, propped it up against the chair, and told me that he was "doing something on his puter."

Fun with tape! Though honestly, his pig nose kinda creeps me out.

Laura's first big girl hairstyle. When I do her hair like this she looks so much more like a toddler than a baby. So sad!

This is what Laura does while the rest of the family rakes leaves. I think she's the cutest onlooker ever!

Cayden wearing my sunglasses and driving Alex. This kid sure loves cars.


Not this weekend, but the one before that we celebrated my birthday. Since my birthday was on a Sunday the celebration spanned both Saturday and Sunday. I was ok with that. After all, I got two back rubs out of it! Funny how when I was a little kid 30 seemed so old and far away. No I'm not 30 (that's still three years off), but now it doesn't seem that bad. :)

Making a wish (such an exaggerated face for Cayden's sake)! Let's hope it comes true. :)

On Saturday we went to the Halloween party that the Little Gym Cayden goes to threw. It was pretty cute and Cayden was so excited to show daddy where his gym class is and point out his teacher. He also showed Chad some of the things he has learned how to do. Cayden was so proud of himself - it was too cute!

Cayden getting his face painted.

Laura enjoying some of Cayden's treats. This girl loves fruit snacks! Actually, this girl just loves food.

After my birthday on Sunday we carved a pumpkin. This is the first year that Cayden actually got involved and I think that overall he enjoyed it. We didn't prep him as to what to expect, but just told him to stick his hand in and pull the guts out. His face was priceless and I wish we would have taken a video.

Sticking his hand in...

...and out come the guts! This picture doesn't show it, but he is smiling through the grossness. This kid did not want to pull anymore guts out. He hates his hands getting dirty and just couldn't stand it.

Cute half dressed boy helping carve the pumpkin.

This is how Laura helps carve pumpkins. She would have gladly gotten her hands in the pumpkin, but we wouldn't let her.

TA DA! The finished product. Cayden picked what we carved (obviously). I've never carved an actual stencil before and I'll probably never do one again. It took way too long, my hand ended up way too cramped, and it was way too imperfect for the perfectionist in me. But, Cayden loved it and I guess that's what counts. P.S. 10 points to whoever knows who this is.

To cap off all the celebrations, we went to our ward Halloween chili dinner this past week. I was one of the people in charge of it and though it turned out great I am so glad it is over. Here is a video of Cayden playing the doughnut eating game. Turns out the string they tied was just a little too short for him. Cayden wanted to use his hands so bad. I love the part near the end where his hands are up by his face and he is fighting with himself over whether to grab the doughnut or not. Cute kid.