Monday, October 25, 2010

Through Mommy's Eyes: Letter #5 ("My Wish")

Dear Caden,

Every time Mommy hears "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts, she thinks of you.

Love you baby boy!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Milestones: The Frog Potty

Today was a BIG day at the Work home! When I got Caden out of his crib this morning, he asked to use the "frog potty." He asked me to read him a book and then told me he needed privacy.  When he was finished, he came out of the bathroom and cheered, "Yay! I did it!" I cheered with him, but we always cheer when he tries (he has been trying for a couple of months now with no success).  Later, when I was getting ready for church, I noticed that he really did go.  I called Caden and Daddy into the bathroom and we clapped and cheered louder than we ever have before.  He was so proud of himself.  I was planning on waiting until Christmas Break to potty train him, but as always, I think he has a different plan. . .

(P.S. This photo was taken before I knew how to adjust the white balance on my camera. . .or even what that meant. . .so forgive the "yellowness"!)

It always helps to have a good book. . . 


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photo of the Week: The Infamous Dinosaur Rain Boots

I know this photo is included in the pumpkin patch collage, but I would like to critique it individually.  I have many photos of Caden's new dinosaur rain boots that he will not take off, but I chose this photo because I LOVE the bokeh at the top of the photo.  I also like the narrow depth, colors, and that his feet are crossed--so cute! I am sure I will have many more photos of his rain boots before summer arrives.  As always, critiques are welcomed and encouraged.

 A Boy and His Rain Boots

Mommy and Son Outings: Pumpkin Patch

Caden loved the pumpkin patch so much the first time that I decided to take him again today after I got off of work.  He is getting to be so much fun to take places.  We inspected the pumpkins, fed the goats, and ate a bowl of ice cream.  Caden loves to find rotten pumpkins and say, "Eww, sick!" He also loves to hunt for albino pumpkins.  I love our Mommy and Son Outings and will be sad when he is "too cool" to hang out with Mommy.

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Through Mommy's Eyes: Letter #4

Dear Caden,

You turned "2" this summer and are growing up so fast.  You are throwing less tantrums, which makes Daddy and Mommy extremely happy.  Most tantrums revolve around us doing something for you that you want to do yourself--you are very independent.  Here are a few things that I want to remember about you at this age:

1. You are just under 36 inches tall (95th percentile) and weigh 35 pounds (75th percentile).

2. You are no longer wanting to take naps.  Daddy and Mommy are not happy about this; you wear us out!

3. I love that you still call blankets "kikis."

4. You know all of your letters.

5. You know all of the basic shapes and more advanced shapes such as trapezoids, octagons, arcs, etc. (The librarian gave you a book about shapes and you learned them all in less than two days!)

6. Most of the time, it is extremely easy to understand you.  You are putting new sentences together every day.

7. You LOVE your new dinosaur rain boots and want to wear them all of the time.  I will take a photo of you wearing them soon.

8. You LOVE dinosaurs.  You read dinosaur books, play dinosaur games, etc.

9. You roll your eyes at us! (We have to try so hard not to laugh because it is SO funny!)

10. You tell Daddy and Mommy every day, "I love you!"

We are enjoying watching you grow.  You are learning so many new things.  Currently, we are working on your first 25 sight words.  You will have them memorized in no time.  I wish I had your energy; it is so hard to keep up with you!

You are so loved.



Revisiting Film

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin Art

Caden has really been into art lately.  He drew the pumpkin on the left all by himself.  I think it's a pretty good pumpkin for a two-year-old, but I may be biased.  He also decorated the pumpkins on the right all by himself, except Grandma had to help him write his name.