Monday, May 23, 2011

Kade at 10 months

I have been meaning to actually write an update about Kade and what he has been up to. First before I start writing a few things, I just have to say that I am awww that he is going to be a year on July 18th. Really?! How did the last months go by that fast?
So at 10 months Kade has 6 teeth. The top four are still making their way into the scene. Paul likes to call them troll teeth. He's got a real good cheeseball smile going on..the cutest in my eyes. He is into all things that he can move. Our office chair, or chairs in general, his wagon, buckets, laundry baskets, small cars....Anything he can push..he will push it.
A few days ago he really discovered walking. He has been trying to strut his stuff here and there. He can give a good 12 steps when he is feeling fancy on his feet. He still crawls like crazy and is gone is a second if you let him. He prefers to excit the house from the dog door. He learned that from Odus, not me.  Lets see..he is not the most easy person to feed. He likes things that come from jars. That is my fault for being lazy and not making him the best of the best food. So now I  make him food and put it in the old baby food tricks him, most of the time. His favorite thing to eat..sweet potatoes and grass and dirt.
He likes to be pretty vocal when given the chance. Like the other day we were in the grocery store and saw a baby his age and he just started screaming at the poor kid. But he was doing his best to introduce himself. I think he did a fine job.
My crazy Kade. He loves to be on the move...has a small attention span. He is not the observer, he is the doer, the explorer. He is my lovely little boy that is getting big so fast. I cherish each day. And love him to pieces.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Playing the Drums with Dad

I got this Dad.

This could be dangerous.

Watch out Mom..I might be playing these things sooner than you want me to!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Recipe for Wonder

My mom sent this to me. I had to share it. It is a recipe we like to use regularly.....usually we reduce the kid portion to one or a few. And add just one large dog named Odus.

Recipe for Preserving Wonder in Children
1 large grass field
2 or 3 small dogs
½ dozen children
A pinch of brook and pebble
Mix the children and dogs well together.  Put them in the field, stirring constantly.  Pour brook over the pebbles and sprinkle the field with flowers.  Bake in hot sunshine and when browned, remove to bathtub.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Valencia Peak

Last night was simply gorgeous! We did a lovely hike up to Valenica Peak in MDO. I really can't believe that place is pretty much our backyard. The views there are priceless. The hike was wonderful and I must say my backside muslces, a bit sore today. Worth it...always. The only thing missing..Odus. Don't get me started on the whole State Park dog rules..I get it, but hate it. Missed you Odus.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Eating Dirt

Water time

We spend a lot of time swinging on the swings these days. We have made friends with all the parks in Morro Bay and Los Osos..which is just a few.

Sharing blocks with Corbin

Here are some random photos of Kade in the last week or so I have been trying to post on the blog. Its all fun and games around here. Everything is exciting and new. He is cruising the furniture like crazy. He had taken a step here and there on his own. So Kade is certainly headed in the direction of walking...I mean running. This kid is going to take of in full sprint!

Monday, May 9, 2011


One last blog for the day....I am really on it today. Just want to say that I love my dear husband Paul. He is always keeping me on my toes. And he's crazy. Thats why I love him.

Kades Gift

Thank you Kade for being the best son I could ever wish for. Your the bestest and the cutest! And I will always remember your dear little feet and hands..I will kiss them so many times over and over before they get too big and I can't do that anymore. xoxo

My 1st Mothers Day-A beautiful day in Cambria

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Mothers Day

Mothers Day is just around the corner.....It will be my first real Mothers Day (considering Kade was still growing in my belly at this time last year.)  It amazes me still that I can say I am a mother. I have a son. Amazing. It is truly one of the most special things in life that I have been able to experience. The love I have for Kade is goes all the way to the moon and back a thousand times.
In the years to come, I will experience motherhood on so many levels. Some good, some wonderful and some not so good and wonderful. I will probably want to scream some days. But that is part of the deal with Motherhood..I can only imagine....what is yet to come.
I will promise to you Kade, that I will always do my best as a mother and parent. I will always love you to pieces and maybe some day you will have some more siblings..who knows. ( no I am not pregnant.) And I will love all my children to pieces, I just know it.
The mother I am, and will become, will be and is shaped by many people who are in my life..but the one person who has influenced me the most, would be my dear mother. She is the best Mom I could ever ask for. The strongest person I know. She is beautiful, patient..oh so patient..loving, kind, creative, artistic...the list really does go on and on. I love you Mom with all my heart. I would not be the person I am today, if it weren't for you. Thank you always for everything you do. I am always so honored to call you my Mom and now the Gramma to my dear son. Happy Mothers Day to you and to all the Moms out there.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gymnastics Class

Yummy snake drumstick

Checking out the zebra ladder.

Chasing the world.

Oh my..yet another ball.

Something exciting was happening....probably something to chew on.

Kade was loving the spongy squares.

Corbin was hoping these balls smelled a bit better than they did....but he kept testing them to find a good one.

Come on Mom...can we come next week too..and the next?