Monday, May 25, 2009

TWO And More Fun Than EVER!

Hi my love,

I have thought over and over since you have been born that there is NO way that I could love you more than at THAT moment in time. No way.... And every month that passes, I manage to find even more places in my heart to fill with my adoration of you. have officially been a TWO YEAR OLD for just over a month now, and for sure I can say that this is the MOST fun that I have had with you. I'm just not sure how many more cavities this heart of mine holds, cause it feels like it is going to burst every day my son! I FREAKING LOVE YOU!!!!! You are a BLAST!!!! You make every day a JOY! Thank you, thank you, thank you for that....

Your vocabulary JUST since you've turned two has doubled and is soo soo exciting for you to be actually communicating with us! And you are just too precious...You want to point out EVERYTHING you see and do and tell us the name for it. Cute.... And that memory of yours? You don't forget a THING! You fell off of the front porch the other day and scraped up your knee pretty badly, and ever since then you have explained to us what happened each time we go outside to play. "Mommy, mommy, fall..knee....knee...owie...ouch...mommy...knee...ouch!" Soo cute...OVER AND OVER AGAIN...! :)

You won't say the name for animals...only the sound they make. I will say, "What animal is this Caden?" Your replies are....mooo moooo, or bock bock bock,(chicken) or woof woof! I can't for the life of me get you to say DOG, or COW or any animal for the matter. :) It's cute though....I can wait... :)

One big milestone since you turned two is that we are no longer bound by the pacifier!!! Woohoo!!! I can't tell you how happy this has made us!!! I know you loved that darn thing so much, but it was SUCH a pain for us! I thought we were NEVER going to get rid of it!!! It was the smoothest transition EVER though...I never would have believed it, and now you are free buddy! I'm so proud of you!! Seriously...I really am took it so well, and so sweetly. I'm sure others haven't acted the same. :) Again...thank you for being the best child EVER! :)

Some of your favorite things to do right now are to sit outside in the driveway pushing cars down the driveway into the street...over and over and over again...literally HOURS.. :) and to play with your little neighbor friend Elliot pushing your little lawnmowers together, playing with the cars, or sliding and swimming in your little pool. You are in HEAVEN just being outside playing, and you always want Elliot to be there too. He is exactly one year older than you, but you are both the same size and you just have the cutest little bond between the two of you. Not many words are spoken, but you communicate quite well. It's so sweet that you have your first best friend. I hope you learn the importance of great friends one day.....I will make sure of it!

You are SUCH a great eater, and soooo good with utensils now!'ve got it down now! No more help needed with anything anymore! Nice, but sad at the same time....I do miss feeding you. You are growing too fast!

You've started belly laughing anytime WE laugh at anything. It's probably one of the cutest things EVER. You just throw your head back and let it loose....If only we could all just laugh for no reason at all like that....Don't ever lose that laugh my love....It's music to your mommy's ears.

You LOVE, LOVE books and want to read them all the time. THANK GOD for that!! :) We have fun reading our own books side by side (as you often instruct me to do) and me just reading to you. For some reason you will NOT let your daddy read you books. He wants to sooo much, but you won't hear of it. JUST MOMMY. Secretly I'm glad...hehehe...I just enjoy it so much. Please, please, please never lose that love of reading! It is such a wonderful thing to enjoy for your entire life.....

Right now you have three items that you HAVE to have when you go to bed....a little plastic Pooh (this is the main thing that has replaced the paci as it is in your mouth alot), a little Lightning McQueen car, and a tiny plush Piglet. Most of the night they don't seem to even leave your hands....again....adorable.

Every day you thrill me, and everyday I just want to eat you up you are so cute!!! I might drive you crazy with how many times I make you give me kisses and hugs, but they are the highlight of my day and I will never stop! You make my life more fun everyday Caden. I wake up excited for what that day will bring, what new things you will learn, and what new words I will hear you speak. It's just all so exciting. I am looking forward to this year of you being TWO...and in NO WAY will it be the terrible's been the most wonderful twos.....

I love my little two year old to death!
Love, your Mommy

Monday, May 11, 2009

It Only Takes ONE Minute

My crazy, crazy child,

All I'm going to ask is....what goes through your mind sometimes?? Do you premeditate these little adventures? This is what I found you doing after one minute of putting the clothes from the washer to the dryer. Just not sure what else to say.........LOL You crack me up....and give me gray hairs! :)

Wonder what I'll find tomorrow?

I love you my crazy child! Love, Mommy

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Did I Actually Just Say That?

My silly monkey,

You just make me laugh...all the time I just have to laugh at how silly, crazy, kooky, hilarious, wonderful and weird that you are. :) I am so completely immersed in my absolute adoration for you that sometimes I just feel like I cannot contain it!!! You fill absolutely every crevice of my heart and soul. You make life SO worth living and I love that we have so much fun living it!!! More and more people are saying lately that you have my personality...that things you do, and the dramatic way in which you do them, is all ME. I love that.... :) It's nice that people are finally seeing SOMETHING of me in you! hehehe I'm glad that you are quirky like your mommy. It makes life a little more bearable and fun!

So in being your mommy, and witnessing all these quirky and crazy things you do on a daily basis....I often hear myself saying the CRAZIEST things....things that MUST be said at the moment, but things I look back and think...WOW...Did I actually just have to say that?? I KNOW that pretty much every mom will relate to at least some of these and probably have a whole bunch more to add to the list...if so I would love if you would leave a comment and share! is my list of crazy things that have actually come out of my mouth in just the last lets say, two months...ENJOY!

*Stop licking the TV Caden

*That's not poop honey, it's a raisin

*Caden! Stop walking with your eyes closed!

*Quit wiping your boogers on the window!

*Come here and let me smell your booty

*No, we don't wear boots in the bathtub

*Put the dog poop down!

*Quit flushing the toilet Caden!

*Stop spinning in circles with the blanket on your head!

*Quit pulling on your pee pee

*Get your mouth off the toilet seat!

*STOP putting things in the toilet!!

*No more shoving things in the dog's mouth Caden!

*DO NOT eat that bug!

*No drinking the dog's water!

*If you flush that toilet ONE MORE TIME....

Never a dull moment my love....and I'm sure it will get even more fun. I'm looking forward to every moment. I love you munchkin and I miss you already....come cuddle with me in the morning.....

Love, Mommy

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Caden's 2nd Birthday Party!!

Hi my new little 2 year old!

Whew! What a party we had for you little munchkin! So much preparation, fun, presents and pictures that it has taken me this long to even write about it! Sorry your mommy is a slacker...get used to it... hehehehe :)

Because you are obsessed with the movie CARS right now, and just cars in general, I decided that the theme for your party this year needed to be CARS! So....I started preparing a few days in advance getting all of my ideas carried out. I made a few signs, blew a few balloons, created a race track throughout the house with colored DUCK TAPE..(another great use DAD :) ) AND a racetrack outside with chalk. I borrowed some tires from a tire store for the day to help create more FUN FUN FUN, and I had a blast making you your racecar cake! I really enjoy doing these things for you little truly is a pleasure...

Here are some pics of the decorations....

We had SOOO many people show up...and sooo many gifts...good grief kid! No child should have that many presents! You were truly blessed that day with lots of car stuff! You had a blast playing outside with the other kiddos, opening presents and eating your cake....what a funny made a mess! I am truly thankful to have such amazing friends.....

Here are a bunch more pictures of the party!!! It was such a fun time...I'll remember it forever!!!

Love, Mommy