Thursday, July 29, 2010

few words

I am not really in the mood to type much tonight so I am just going to let you enjoy looking at the pictures from my cousin's wedding last weekend. Most of them are of my blue eyed lil' boy who was all tuckered out before the party was over! I couldn't resist taking pictures...he looked so handsome. We had a great time seeing everyone and really enjoyed hanging out with family again!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


That's what we worked on this afternoon. We are headed to Brenham tomorrow for my cousin's wedding. Kaden is excited about getting to see everyone and I am SUPER excited about getting away from the noise of the big city and enjoying a couple of days in the country. As you can see, little man was a big help when it came to packing his clothes.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Grin and Bear It

That's what I've muttered every morning this week. No need for an alarm clock, thanks to the construction of this thing next door. Hammering, banging, LOUD music in a foreign language, more hammering, more banging, more annoying music ALL DAY LONG...does not make me a happy camper.

I'd much rather wake up to these pretty blue eyes and this sweet little smile...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

On the Road Again

It seems like we have been on the road and on the go a lot since Kaden was born. I guess that what happens when you have a just keep going like the Energizer Bunny. We spent the last week on the road visiting grandparents, auntie B, cousins, great aunts and uncles, great grandparents and friends.

We celebrated 4th of July in Brenham and had a blast! Before we even left for the trip, I was so excited about taking Kaden to his first 4th of July parade in downtown Chappell Hill. That plan quickly changed when my mom volunteered herself and me to serve drinks at a private party during the parade. I thought we were going to be serving drinks like soda, tea, water and coffee. Oh no! We mixed and served alcoholic beverages...first time ever for both of us! Having never mixed a drink for anyone other than myself before, I was very nervous BUT we had a great time and even made a little money doing it! My 3 favorite guys stopped by for a bit but were soon headed back home for a much needed nap.

Later Saturday afternoon, we headed to the Jozwiak Texas BBQ Cook off to eat some good ole' Texas BBQ. Yum! Kaden had a good time and just ate up being passed around to all the wonderful ladies in the family.

Jenny always manages to wear something colorful when she knows that she's going to see Kaden. He convinced her to surrender her jewels or else...she was getting a BIG WET kiss!

Such an awesome Nana! Once this little boy was worn out from partying, she took him home to let him nap while Kass and I stayed and enjoyed ourselves a while longer.

And here's the BBQ Queen...Great Aunt Sandra. Unfortunately, she didn't place at the cook off but all of our tummies were sure thankful for her cookin'!

Sunday was a day of rest. And Kaden's 8 month birthday. We celebrated by going out for Mexican food and making him a cake! Well, the truth of it is, I really wanted a cake and it just so happened to be on his 8 month birthday!

Sunday night brought fireworks and lots of them. Right in the comfort of my parents backyard. Compliments of Kass, Kevan and Mark. You should have seen these men. They were lovin' it! Boys will be boys, even when they are old and gray I guess.

We were on the road again on Monday and headed to San Antonio to see Kaden's Great Pawpaw. Kaden didn't stop laughing at Great Pawpaw the whole time we were there! He likes to make funny faces and Kaden enjoys it. Here's a little recap of the visit in pictures. Pool time. And lots of it!

Exploring doggy doors... He may have had a little coaching from his parents :)

Sitting still just long enough for Great Grandma Sharon (pretty sure she won't like me calling her that but you are who you are) to read a few pages :)

Going out to Great Pawpaw's workshop to see where he makes all of his tick tack toe games and getting a little surprise. He made Kaden a rocking airplane. It is so cute! You can still see a little dust on it in this picture but now that it's home, it's all polished and upstairs ready for playtime.

Thursday brought us home sweet home but not before a stop in Austin to meet my friend, Brooke's sweet baby girl, Korbyn. She is just precious and so tiny! When Kaden was first born, friends would always tell us that they couldn't remember their children being that little. And now, we are saying the same thing! I am really looking forward to watching our children grow up together especially since Brooke and I have been friends since the first day we met at Mrs. Annie's many, many years ago!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

lil' fishy

Yep...I enrolled my almost 8 month old little boy in swim lessons through the City of McKinney Parks and Recreation. My intent was to find something that Kaden and his daddy could do together in the evenings since they really don't get all that much time together. Plus, I really wanted Kaden to get used to the water since his daddy and I love to be in or near it during the summer! It's so nice to be back in Texas for the very reason that you WANT to be in the water in the summer because it's SO HOT!

Back to swim lessons...did Kaden learn anything? Not really. Did I expect him to? Not really. The range of kiddos in this class was 6 months to 4 years. Too much of an age difference if you ask me. However, our little fish does know how to kick now and he has started blowing bubbles but only when his mouth is above water. Once he's under, he drinks lots of pool water!

Here are a few pictures from the second day of class. Ran out the door and forgot the camera for the first class :(

Every class started out with the group circling up and singing "The Wheels on The Bus" and every class ended in the same style singing "Motorboat." Kass confessed last night that the Motorboat song drove him nuts. It was pretty silly!

Kicking to come see mom on the sidelines :)

He loves hanging on to the side of the pool all by himself!

Next go around, I will look for a swim class with little ones closer to his age. We loved going because everyone always asked "how old is he?" To which we replied, "almost 8 months" and every response was "he's so cute!" Just being a mom and maybe gloating a little. So proud of my lil' fishy!