Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dear Caden,

I am so proud of you. Last Saturday, you played in your last basketball game of the season. This was your first year of basketball and you improved tremendously throughout the season. In your last two games, you found a love for stealing the ball. When you steal the ball, you run by me and give me a thumbs up. It melts my heart. On the court, you cheer for your teammates' successes and that makes me so proud--it is selfless. You did not take a shot all season until your last game and you scored! Andy Nelson from The Register Guard captured your excitement after scoring your first basket. These pictures of you are priceless to me because they capture you and your excitement for life. Keep shooting the ball, Caden Baden! We love you!


Caden (6-years-old)
(Photo credit: Andy Nelson)

(Photo credit: Andy Nelson)

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kindergarten Days

Shutterfly is offering a free 8X8 photo book through Tuesday (shipping $7.99), which motivated me to quickly create Caden's kindergarten memory book:

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tooth Fairy News

This boy is going to lose another tooth...
This boy thinks he is going to lose a tooth, too...

All About T-Ball

Because of the rain, I wasn't planning on taking any photos of Caden playing t-ball today. It was his turn to be the catcher and pitcher today, so I had to run to my car to get my camera. It was almost too much for this momma's heart. He did a good job playing catcher and he didn't let a ball roll by him while being pitcher. I hope he is always enthusiastic, passionate and willing to try new things.

Caden's #1 fan watched from the playground :).

LOVE this face!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game..."

Soccer, basketball, now t-ball.

We gave Caden the choice between playing soccer again or playing t-ball. He chose t-ball. I wasn't as excited as he was about it; I thought it would be boring to watch.

Well, I was wrong...kindergarten t-ball has to be one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Look at those little uniforms! When the ball is hit, most of the team runs to get's precious!

All of these firsts and milestones are making me sad. I want him to be "5" forever!


(I was trying to take a photo of Caden's cleats and the little girl next to him kept playing "footsie" with him (see cleat photo)!))

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy!

This boy is growing up too darn fast! Last weekend, the Tooth Fairy made her first visit to our home. According to the dentist, she will be returning soon. (Since I took a photo of it, I don't have to save it, right?! I'm not quite sure where the more reliable Tooth Fairy put it!)


First Tooth!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


My bathroom buddy found a way to keep himself entertained...

In his defense, he only has one wrecking-car.