Thursday, November 15, 2012

tap tap tap

I had a good friend tell me about a fun photo and video app called tap tap tap.  Instead of lugging the big 'ole camera around, I've been using my phone more these last few days.  Something different and fun for now!

Here's a recap of our week so far.  On Sunday, we got to cheer Daddy on as he rocked his 2nd half marathon.  Talk about one proud lil' boy! He was so excited to see his Daddy running the race after all that training.

We went to the park Monday afternoon to feed the ducks.  But you can't leave the park without actually doing a little running around and kicking up some dust.  And don't forget the swings.  We love swinging!

Kaden had his first dentist appointment on Wednesday.  I wasn't exactly sure how this was going to go but I was pleasantly surprised, once again, by this little champ.  He actually allowed the dentist to lay him back in the chair and look at his teeth, for longer than a second.  Clean bill of health, no cavities!

We finally picked up some training wheels for this hand-me-down bike.  Well actually, it's a bike that one of our old neighbors in McKinney set out for the man's trash is another man's treasure, right?!?!  It was in perfect condition so I snatched that right up about a year ago.  And yes, he's allowed to ride it in the house...for now.  That won't last much longer though.  He's getting too good!  Too fast!  Too brave!

And since the time change and the much earlier sunsets, we've been spending a lot more time indoors in the evenings!  Happy to report, we are all still alive!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012



I cannot believe that you are already three.  The years have just flown by.  It feels like just yesterday that your Daddy and I drove home oh so carefully from the hospital.  I remember the first night at home with you.  We didn’t know where to put you once it was bedtime.  Everything seemed to swallow you because you were so tiny.  So we let you sleep between us that night.  But you were the only one who slept a wink.  Your Daddy and I just laid there memorized by you…our little boy, our precious little prince.  Still to this day, three years down the road, we lay in bed at night watching you sleep on the monitor.   

With each day, you make me so very proud to be your mama.  Yes, we encounter tough days but for the most part, you make it so easy on me.  You are a very quick learner and adapt so easily to change.  I always get nervous when it’s time to make a transition in your life, and in mine too because they are very much directly related.  Especially in these last 3 months…moving to a new city, potty training, transitioning from your crib to a queen size bed and starting a new school.  You have handled all of this change like a champ and so much better than your mama.  This is much of the reason you make me want to be a better person every day, because I see it in you.  

Anyone that knows you would say you are all boy.  And I would agree, you are rough and tough, tough as nails.  You like collecting sticks from the park and I often find acorns stashed away in your pockets.  You want to be just like your Daddy.  You love playing baseball, riding your bike and wrestling with him.  One of your favorite ways to get dirty is to pretend you are sliding, like in a baseball game.  

Sure you are all boy but you also have a soft, gentle side.  In my eyes, the perfect combination.  I love your hugs and kisses.  And your sweet, innocent voice saying "mom, you look pretty" or simply saying  "mom, I love you" out of the blue.  I appreciate that you are learning to be a gentleman from your Daddy.  

I love you so much and even though you are growing to be such a handsome big boy, you’ll always be my baby.

Happy Birthday to my Superman!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


This year he picked his own costume.  Meet Super WHY!   

If you have kids (and let them watch PBS), you probably know who this is.  He enjoys watching Super WHY and the other super readers solve problems using storybooks!  And so do I, especially if I need just a few more minutes to finish something around the house. 

He loved trick or treating!  At the beginning of the night, he asked Daddy to go up to the doors and knock with him.  But by the end, he wanted to do this ALL BY HIMSELF.  

Two of my favorite memories from the night: (1) After getting candy at one house and saying "thank you", he'd take off happily and say, "now let's go find some more neighbors to trick or treat".  (2) AND the cutest was walking up to a house with a 3 year old handing out candy saying "look mommy, he's Super WHY!"  Not many got who he was dressed as, so to a mom, that was SUPER cute!