Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kindergarten Days

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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.

Monster Jam!

Carter usually gets left to visit Nan when I take Caden on "field trips" on the weekends. I thought Carter might like Monster Jam, so I gambled and bought him a ticket. He surpassed my expectations and was exceptional for the entire show (it was over two hours!). Someone is growing up on us. He even decided to begin using the potty this week, but that deserves a post of its own :). Both boys absolutely loved Monster Jam. Caden was so excited that his friend was able to meet us there. If you have young kids, I guarantee they will enjoy the show. Both boys have been asking me to take them back to Monster Jam since we left! (Don't forget ear plugs--I didn't realize how loud it would be!)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dear Sunshine,

Please stay out a little longer!


Mommy of two active little boys

First park day of the year!
This little boy asks to go to the park every day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snow, Snow, Go Away!

In December, right before Winter Break, we had five consecutive snow/ice days, which is extremely unusual for Eugene. We are in the middle of another unusual winter storm. School was cancelled Thursday and Friday because of snow/ice and I am starting to wonder if school will be open on Monday. We still have about 1/2 foot of snow/ice on our deck, limbs/trees are coming down all around town, and many people are without power.

I prefer to stay curled up on the couch in weather like this, but I braved the cold today for about ten minutes to capture some icicle photos:

Frozen Spring Buds
For some reason, I am drawn to b&w icicles.
Frozen Leaves
BBQ Icicles

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Basketball Days

Three weeks ago, Caden began basketball camp. In just three weeks, his dribbling skills have improved so much! He seems to enjoy basketball and we like it because it slows him down a little. During basketball practice, he answers all of the questions and hams it up a bit for the audience, which made me wonder about his classroom behavior.

I was relieved this week when he brought home an award for his "excelente actitud y participacion en clase" (excellent attitude and participation in class). We are so proud of him; he is working so hard to learn Spanish. It is good to know that he is doing what he is supposed to be doing in class and hopefully only making others laugh at appropriate times.

Dribbling with his "arm bar" up.
Look at that follow through!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Welcome 2014!

2013 came and went. We ended 2013 with five snow days, Christmas with our families, and the flu. After having the flu, I'm positive I've never had the flu before. We all spent one week of Winter Break on the couch. Thankfully, we are all well now and are looking forward to Spring Break!

During Winter Break, the boys were able to spend some time with their cousin, Brody. It is so much fun to watch the cousins bond. I told the boys that if they took one nice photo for Nan, I would give them a few M&M's. Brody said in the cutest voice, "I sure do like M&M's!"

So, here it is, the only photo we have of all three boys looking at the camera and smiling...

Caden (5), Brody (2), and Carter (2)
Our Christmas Card Photo