Sunday, July 31, 2011

He's been 3 for a week now!

How did that happen?!?!  Time is flying by! I thought time slows down once babies/toddlers hit the major milestones but time just seems to be going faster now!  This summer especially! It's almost gone and we haven't even done much - no big trips out of the area yet!  Last weekend, Caydin had a great time with his friends at his gymboree birthday party!  I was sooooo thankful to do it inside and probably will for the next few summers!  Baby #2 will have to do his parties at home since his a "fall" baby and the weather will hopefully not be as hot as it is in July!
Here are some of the decorations we had at Caydin's party (we weren't allowed a whole bunch!)
We went with a Garbage truck theme this year and focused on the colors yellow and green! I think everything came out really cute and I really didn't have to do much!
I wanted to write down some of Caydin's big accomplishments over the past year (so I'll remember!)
This year:
Caydin started Gymboree classes and is learning to follow directions given to him by other adults (i.e. sitting, performing different tasks on the equipment, listening to others read stories.) 
Caydin's vocabulary is growing by the minute! He talks NONSTOP these days.   
Caydin LOVES all things that move, especially those with wheels.  Garbage trucks, contruction trucks, cars, trains, space shuttles, airplanes, emergency vehicles..
Caydin knows quite a few letters and numbers.  The first letters he learned were A, B, S, T, and M.  He still likes to count 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 20 but does a good job counting to 10 when he slows down and uses objects to help him. 
Caydin switched into his toddler bed in April (I think) and potty trained in June.  After only 2 days of accidents, Caydin figuring how to go peepee and has very few accidents since we started (like maybe 5 total!)  Caydin prefers to go poop in a diaper but has used the potty a couple times!  He only wears a diaper/pull-up at bedtime (not naptime) but is almost always dry.  I'm basically just using up his diapers/pull-ups that are open -then he'll start wearing his underwear to bed! Hooray!!!
Caydin asks questions all the time and has just started using the word "why?"
Caydin recognizes places and knows exactly where he wants to go.  "Grandma's house" "grocery store" "zoo" "Disney World" etc
Always asks for "2 more minutes" when its time to do something else.
Is still a Mama's boy!!
Is very excited about his baby brother and asks for him to "come out" a lot. 
Eats a lot! Loves cheeseburgers, hotdogs, yogurt, pancakes, pasta, applesauce, and fruit.
Hates green vegetables and banana's.

I'm sure there is a ton of things I've forgetting!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

{Not even close to} WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!

The laptop we always use is broken (sort-of!) so we've been going computer-less for a few days while my dad tries to figure out how to fix it (actually while he tries to figure out if he can retrieve some of my pictures that I didn't save to the external harddrive!)

We had a great birthday weekend.  I'm so thankful for all our family and friends who were able to come out and celebrate our big boy turning 3!  I have lots to post about he birthday and party but for now I'm just going to post some of my favorite pictures from his special day!
 {pictures in his birthday boy shirt!}
 {he asked everyday for like 2 weeks if it was his birthday... he was so so so excited at breakfast when I told him it really WAS his birthday!}
 {gymboree birthday party fun! - I'm soooooo glad we did it indoors this year and let his gymbo teachers lead his birthday party - soooo much easier for mommy!}
 {caydin's bestest Landen did exactly the same thing as Caydin... it was SOOO fun to watch and I'm soooooo glad he has some a great friend to grow up with!}
 {love this picture!!!!}
 {so excited about his birthday cake!}
{i'll never know how 3 candles came to be on that cake!!!!!!}

tons more coming sooooooooon!

Friday, July 22, 2011

All the things he has done as a 2 year old! {Part 2}

January 2011
 {daddy gave Caydin a haircut.... mommy didn't like it so much!}
 {grandma, mommy, and caydin got passes for the Brevard zoo!}
 {playgroup went to Seaworld!}
February 2011
 {caydin's love for trains grew!}
 {grandma and grandpa brought their new house and its only 5 minutes away from caydin!}
 {the deer came to visit almost daily!}
March 2011
 {caydin went to Animal Kingdom for the first time!}
 {caydin found out that he's going to be a big brother!}
April 2011
 {caydin visits Thomas the train and gets to go on a train ride!}
 {caydin gets his big boy bed!}
 {celebrates Easter with playgroup and an egg hunt!}
May 2011
 {another trip to Disney World, and baby brother's first belly picture!}
 {beach trip with our favorite people!}
June 2011
 {caydin started potty training - it only took 2 days for him to "get it!" and barely had any accidents after that!}
 {caydin got his first big face bump/cuts after a nasty fall and his first bag of frozen peas!}
{caydin got to see his baby brother on the TV screen!}

Thursday, July 21, 2011

All the things he has done as a 2 year old! {Part 1}

August 2010
 {you discovered how much fun your new train table is!}
 {went to Sea World with Landen for the first time!}
 {helped mommy set up her classroom at school!}
September 2010
 {spent almost every weekend at the beach!}
 {practiced your skills in climbing.. on everything!}
October 2010
 {saw Elmo live with our playgroup friends!}
 {got your new car room!}
{went Trick-or-treating for the first time with friends!}
November 2010
 {went to Disney for the first time!}
 {played at the park in the nice weather!}
 {celebrated Thanksgiving at Aunt Tee-tee's house!}
December 2010
 {met Santa but didn't like him!}
 {went to the zoo with mommy and daddy!}
 {rode your first kiddie ride... all by yourself!}
{celebrated Christmas with lots of family!}

Friday, July 15, 2011

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed....

We don't have very many days where Caydin acts like a monster but this morning has definitely been one of those days.   In fact, we were just talking the other day about how few tantrums he has been throwing lately.  Caydin is usually a very happy and funny kid but mornings like today make his momma want to go crazy.  (In reference to the title.... he really did wake up on the wrong side of the bed.) His screaming fits this morning have been over getting dressed to leave the house, picking up books that HE threw on the floor, eating lunch, and putting on his underwear after using the bathroom (shooooot, I don't care if he wears them or not but then he throws more fits because I didn't help him put them on.....)
Caydin is learning that he has consequences for the bad choices. When he didn't get dressed or pick up his books, he wasn't allowed to leave to go to Grandma's.  Grandma's house is probably his most favorite place to go (besides Gymboree or the toy store).  After he finally listened ;) we went to Grandma's to eat lunch and he thought he would spit his food on the ground and not listen so we had to come home.  Poor kid sobbed the whole drive home.  That must of been a big consequence for the little guy. 
SO thankful that he is napping now.... hopefully he won't wake up on the "wrong side of the bed again" and will have a better afternoon!

And to save this post from being very depressing.... Here are some recent pictures!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011