Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Random sidenote in life, K only likes pants that have a slide at the top, instead of a button to snap. Interesting.

Carson is talking much more and is less interested in the pacifier. Today, he took his nap with a different blanket today, instead of his lovey, and was cool! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

So big.

Apparently, the little guy is going out much more quickly than I expected. Carso wouldn't eat any Mac & cheese when he was in his highchair. He had already signed "all done" and refused to eat. I took him out, wiped him off and then K was done eating, too. Off to play they go... Until C does a secret 180, comes back to K's chair, climbs up and eats the rest of his big bro's lunch, using a regular spoon. He's now licking out the bowl. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I'm quite behind on my post but wanted to update today to share two really cute stories. 

Today what we waited in line preschool for drop off, another mom approached my car and asked if her beautiful daughter could wait in our car because they had somewhere important to be. I of course said yes and she joked and she has done before about how much her daughter likes Kaydet. She says key for patent and things like that. Once she was in the car, the two kids proceeded to do incredibly cute things. Isabel told me about the turkeys at her grandparents house, saying that they were named soup, gobble and Kayden. She also said that she has to baby stuff animals and one is named Kayden. Kayden was showing off by reading everything in the car, including a coupon book and bottle of water. He read her the bottle of water and asked if she'd like he said she said yes so he used all his little muscles and open that bottle of water And proceeded to pass it to her for a sick. I was so touched at how darling the two words together. It was like watching a little miniature meeting ritual.

Carson is enjoying a special bath in my corner bathtub. There's bubbles in toys and he is enjoying having time to just for around in the tub. When he stands up, I politely asked him to sit and now that he's been in there for a while, I'm asking him if he wants to get out once he standing. I was so touched because he shook his head no when I asked him and then I said then you better sit down, and So he sat down. It was a full exchange/conversation and it was wonderful.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Best buddy

K was playing cars/trains and one train told the other one that they were best buddies, so I asked him who was his best buddy. He said, "Carson".   ��

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Reading & talking

Sometimes our older son really amazes me by reading completely new words. He can sound words out and it's really cool to hear. Today, we were looking at flavors of Jell-O and he sounded out the word cranberry which he had never read before. So proud!

Our baby is learning to say all kinds of new words, including mama, dada, pop-pop, "ca" (which means coffee, which he loves to make using our keurig), etc. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

First steps

Carson just took his first steps! He took 4 solid steps into his daddy's outstretched arms! ��

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Little gym

C loves his class at the Little Gym! 

My boys.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


At the Zoo, kaden did more than half of the monkey bars all by himself. We watched from like 10 feet away and marveled. He fell, I ran to him & he was sad he couldn't finish. I helped him do it again. They had a cool Dinosaur exhibit that he enjoyed, but I think his fav part was spending time with his best bud, (CT), digging in the sand looking for Dino bones and climbing on the spiderweb jungle gym. 

Carson's 7 tooth is piercing, but he continues to be the happiest baby ever. Other than crying to signal that he was awake & out of his crib, He did not cry one single time yesterday. He's just so happy. He recently starting to enjoy a pacifier, which is funny because he never wanted one when he was little and all of a sudden, saw other babies have them at the gym, tried to take theirs and now enjoys having one of his own. I treat it like a toy or special treat, sometimes giving it to him when I put him into his car seat or when he's done eating, still in his high chair. 

His big brother loves him so much and enjoys pushing the stroller around. They are clearly brothers, as they look alike, and enjoy hanging out with each other. I hope it lasts.

K is enjoying reading & doing math. He still loves numbers & math, enjoys Spanish & now is working on playing the piano. 

We are so very blessed. 

K Went to his first professional football game with his dad. They had awesome seats and really enjoyed it. He ate bratwurst for dinner and tells a funny story about how he tried to large piece of garlic and didn't like it because it was too spicy. He says he spit it out and even makes a face. Ha ha. At the end of the night, he was glowing &  his favorite part was watching the football. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rainforest Cafe

While visiting my dad, we drove into the city to go to Shedd aquarium and enjoy a late lunch at the rainforest CafĂ©. To celebrate K's upcoming birthday, my dad ordered a special chocolate Volcano cake type thing with a sparkler and candle on top. They sang to K and he was so upset! Began crying & ran into my arms. A week later, we were reminiscing about the trip and he said he really likes the rainforest cafe but didn't like having the cake because he just wanted to go back to grandpa's house. I smiled & told him about how he was developing his own traditions with family and that my dad would order him a birthday sundae every year, no matter how much you beg him not to- and that he had done the same thing for me, and now he was doing it for his grandkids.  How cute is that; I love traditions. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Carson is so sweet.  Bedtime last night, after his nighttime feeding, I cuddled him and he nuzzled into my neck-nook, then I quietly laid him down on his tummy with his legs curled up under him and he was so content while I rubbed his back. It was this moment of quiet serenity. He sat up when I stopped, cried briefly to show his displeasure, then curled up and went to sleep. It was so innocent and soft and just lovely. C is much more vocal than K was; he enjoys just babbling, says Mama and Dada. He also likes to 'sing' and just says "Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh" on repeat. He is crawling, pulls to a stand and can take steps when supported. He's starting to cruise around on furniture. He enjoys eating, but doesn't like baby food unless it is in a pouch. Although the pouch food is kinda pricey and wasteful packaging, they have lots of fun varieties and C really likes them. 

Kaden is mister smarty pants and talks non-stop, asking questions and reading signs and license plates and everything around. His favorite colors are "red & orange & black & white". Fav shows are Team Umizoomi and Curious George. We still watch Disney Jr. and PBS. He loves numbers and knows how many months old he is, (47). He likes to know how far away things are in minutes and often asks what speed we are driving.  

Both boys love going to the pool. C likes to splash around and seems very comfortable in the water. K is getting more comfortable having his eyes get wet and even jumps into the water by himself. He's take a few rounds of swim classes and can actually put his entire rad under water, although he doesn't like to do it. 

We're en route to Indiana & are seeing all sorts of things we don't want to see! Detours to turnpike, construction, flash flood warnings, severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning and deer! We've only been on road for 30 minutes. 

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

So smart

K loves to say Jalepeno. Today, he wanted to get my car keys to help me unlock the car so he could play "driver", but they are hung up on a hook on the wall. So he went upstairs, got his stepstool that he uses to brush his teeth and brought it downstairs because he wanted to get the keys himself. I went to help him and saw that he had first pulled some nearby blankets and towels over to stand on in hopes of reaching the keys. �� 

K loves swimming but hates to get his eyes wet. Yesterday was the first time he jumped in the big pool at our summer swim club without holding anyones hand and he even went all the way under! He can stand in the 3" shallow end and swim around some. 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013