Saturday, November 26, 2011

Caden Quotes

On the way to church. . .

Caden:  "Mom, can you help me make some peanut butter cups for my girl?"
Daddy:  "You have a 'girl'? Who's your 'girl'?"
Caden:  "I'm not talkin' about this right now!" 

At school. . .

Teacher:  "Caden, what are you thankful for?"
Caden:  "For when I go poop!"

At bedtime. . .

Caden:  "Mom, I don't want to be a policeman anymore."
Mommy:  "You don't? What do you want to be?"
Caden:  "A rock star!"

Thanksgiving Day after "winning" a game of Candy Land. . .

Nana:  "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose."
Caden:  "Ya, but you lose and Uncle Ryan lose and I won because I have a winner's shirt on! I'm a winner!" (While tugging at his "winner's" shirt.)

Friday, November 11, 2011

"My Best Friend"

My favorite thing about having two kids is watching them interact.  Caden does not even have to say or do anything and Carter smiles and giggles every time he sees him.  Caden absolutely loves Carter and feels it is his job to show him the world.  Carter just turned three-months-old and Caden already calls him "my best friend." Here are some of the things they enjoy doing together:

Carter likes to listen to stories, especially when they are read by Caden.  (Caden  loves to memorize books.)

Caden is teaching Carter how to use scissors.  Carter listens to everything Caden has to say.

Caden is teaching Carter how to use a laptop.  Carter is extremely interested.

Carter prefers to spend his "tummy time" watching Caden play.  Caden has been teaching him how to play trains and build with Legos.

Caden and Carter have gone through the Toys R Us toy catalog several times together.

Carter is learning so many new things; Caden is also teaching him how to write the alphabet.

Carter is learning the benefits of having an older brother.   Caden was excited to tell me, "Mom, Carter  loves my Tootsie Pop!"

Carter is also learning how to play Angry Birds.

Caden prefers to play his Fishing Game with Carter because Carter can't win yet.

Carter loves to snuggle with Caden while Caden watches his morning cartoons.

Caden loves it when Carter helps tuck him in at night; Carter is learning to love it : ).
I am so proud of Caden.  Carter needs a lot most of our attention right now, but Caden adores him and wants him to always be happy.  It is so much fun watching our boys become best friends.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Cards 2011

Every year, on the Monday after Thanksgiving, before I have even given a thought about our Christmas cards, we receive a Christmas card from one of our family friends.  I am always impressed.  This year, I owe Jill from Barnes Yard and Nicole from Between Babies a huge thank you.  I won 25 Shutterfly cards from both of these bloggers.  So not only will our Christmas cards be sent out before December 23rd this year, they will be FREE!

Shutterfly has so many cards to choose from.  It was hard to decide, but this is the card we chose: 

Stationery card
View the entire collection of cards.

They are already being shipped! Thank you again, Jill and Nicole!