Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hawaiian Style

Caydin rockin' out his Hawaiian shirt from Uncle Jay!
Obviously, he looks cute in everything he wears, but he looks super cute in his little Hawaiian shirt!
Thanks, Uncle Jay!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Alphabitty Moments Letter Dd

It's Alphabitty Time again!

Head over to 4 the Love of Family to join in the fun!

The letter this week is D.

Dd is for Daddy and Me!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gator Wrestling {becomes} Gator Lovin'

Ok, I must be honest... When Rob brought home a 4 foot long bright green gator stuffed animal from IKEA a few months ago, I thought it was a bit silly. Seriously, how many people NEED a long stuffed animal gator hanging out in their house???
And sooooo, the bright green gator sat, on the floor in Caydin's room, for awhile awaiting his turn to the COOL toy... just hanging out and looking silly. Until ONE day...

{...when Caydin wrestled the gator all over the house}


Caydin is in LOVE!

bright green gator now gets to sleep under one of Caydin's favorite blankets each night and wakes up to AWESOME Caydin hugs after each nap!
OH how Caydin loves that silly bright green 4 foot long gator from IKEA.

Pudding Party

All of a sudden, Caydin has decided that he LOVES food! He is eating like crazy! He especially loves carrots, peas, noodles {any type}, and nuggets. After eating sooooo well today, I decided it was time for the ol' puddin party! Add in the movie, Finding Nemo and you will find one HAPPY little boy! {Caydin has never watched a movie before, but I tell ya, he would of sat there all evening watching those fish swim around the TV screen!!}

I was soooo impressed! Caydin was digging in! No more little boy who hates to get messy {remember the first couple of tries with painting and birthday cakes?!?} Instead, he was movin' the pudding around with his hands, rubbin' his fingers around the tray, and lickin his fingers like crazy!
GO Caydin!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

14 months!!

{waving to his fan club}




My little itsy bitsy baby can not possibly be 14 months old today, can he???

He sure is! Woooohooooo!

And, boy oh boy, is he a COOL kid!

We've seen a few changes over the past month!

Caydin says: Mama, Dada, and pla {plane}. He is getting much better at using the words with the correct person/object.
He is also starting the transition from formula to whole milk! {formula is soooo darn expensive!}
Caydin is eating a ton of more solids: carrots, spaghetti, noodles, all sorts of fruits, chicken, etc
Monkey had his first diaper rash {very important info}
what else...
OH, monkey started climbing!!!
This month, Caydin started using his time out chair {mainly for touching the tv}
He looks sooooo stinkin' cute on his time out chair - I LOVE IT!
...and a million other things that I can't think of right now!
P.S. Did you see that super cool trike he has - thanks grandma and grandpa! Walks to the mailbox have never been sooooo much fun!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Screaming {baby} in the Bathtub!

these toys are no longer good enough for my little man...
books in the tub --- gross!
car in the tub --- no way!
balls in the tub --- you're crazy!
surf board with turtle in the tub --- get a life!!!

throw these foam number animals and you will have...

one happy

little boy!
{p.s. a daddy in the tub to play with helps too!!!}

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our little builder

Little Monkey just may grow up to be a construction guy when he grows up =)

And a cute little construction guy he may be!!!

Pictures taken September 11, 2009

Afternoon at the Park

No one bothered to mention to me that blogging and working would turn out to be waaaaaay to time consuming! Except my dad, who reminds me on an almost-daily basis, that I haven't blogged in days!

Soooo, I'm a few days (weeks) behind! I take tons (millions) of photos each week and have lots of cute ones but sadly, they don't make it onto my blog fast enough! OOps!

These pictures were taken on September 8th. My mom and I took Caydin to the park near our house. We were sad to see that kids had spray painted all over the playset {look behind Caydin in the slide pictures} but Caydin still had a good time. It was so hot that we only spent a few minutes checking out the playground. He hasn't quite figured out the art of sliding yet but we're working on it! In these pictures, Caydin is sporting his German Oma and Opa tee-shirt that his Oma and Opa got him in GERMANY!

Thanks, Oma and Opa.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Alphabitty Moments Letter Cc

Hi everyone,
It's that time of the week again!!! Head over to Mamabear's blog to check out everyone else's alphabitty moments. This week, is the letter Cc. Cc was a tough choice because there are sooooo many words that we could of choosen!
I decide on chairs because this week, Caydin figured out how to climb and stand on them! I'll upload that picture soon!
{oops, I just gave away my surprise!!!!}
These pictures were taken about 2 weeks ago. It was during these pictures that Caydin figured out how to clap!

I love love love this collage! OOOH, how I'm addicted to doing collages!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

REALLY??? My child did what?!?!

I have the most amazing post for tomorrow. I thought I'd make everyone wait to find out what exactly my child did. =)

I am just THAT NICE!

I am still in shock. Hehehe.

P.s. If you have Facebook, don't spill the beans!

On another note, I attended part 1 of CPI {crisis prevention intervention} today and am AMAZED by some of the stories I heard. I thought I had it rough dealing with the little guy that I had in my class for only 2 weeks. Despite not having the little guy in my class anymore, I am still excited by the opportunity to learn these techniques. Working in a Behavior Unit is definitely NOT FOR ME, but I'm clapping outloud for anyone out there who does work with difficult children day in and day out! Today we just worked out of a workbook, going over procedures and techniques. Part 2 of my CPI training is on Thursday. On Thursday, we will actually practice the things we talked about today. I'm excited!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Caydin and his buddy Jaylin

Caydin's buddy Jaylin came over to visit on Sunday. While Caydin napped, Jaylin and I worked on letter names and writing {OH how i miss Kindergarten!!!} I can hardly believe that Miss Jaylin is already 5 and in kindergarten. Ever since Jaylin was a tiny little gal, her mama and I have talked about me someday being her teacher... Well that didn't happen but I am enjoying getting to work with her during the weekends! She is such a smart girl!
After Caydin woke up, the kids played on their bikes. Caydin is still trying to figure how to to "ride" the bike but I think was amazed at watching Jaylin cruise around the back porch. At one point, Jaylin's mama and I were sitting on the back porch and the kids where inside with Rob.... boy oh boy did he send both kids out the door and back outside VERY FAST! He thought two little ones are wayyyyy to much work!
We enjoyed our pizza and can't wait for Jaylin and her mama to come back over! =)



{hi "pla", would you like a bottle????}

{pictures taken september 5, 2009}

Friday, September 11, 2009

Alphabitty Moments Letter Bb

B is the letter this week!!! I chose BEACH since we were there a few months ago and Caydin loved it! {IRONIC since he now HATES water, even bathtub water but thats a whole different blog!!!!}

A few months ago, Caydin loved the beach, loved chasing birds and looking at the cars. Didn't enjoy the sand too much but we got lots of exercise by running up and down the beach!

{Did you notice how CREATIVE I am getting?!?!, hehe}
{I am quite proud of myself!}

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

{sometimes... you just have to wrestle with a gator}

Sunday, September 6, 2009

{Caydin's green IKEA chair}

Caydin had a photo session out in the backyard
sitting on his green IKEA chair today...
He had Grandma, grandpa, Daddy, Uncle Jay, and Mommy there
to entertain and was a VERY HAPPY BOY!
Caydin did a TON of clapping for us!
Today was his first day of "intentional" clapping and by bedtime, he was already a PRO!


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