Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Wednesday

~photo credit goes to uncle brian.

reading his favorite book about our ocean friends

handsome boy with some serious drool all over his face

a chilly morning watching his baby noah

these are some awesome shots Uncle Brian took that I stole from him....this top one is my favorite! He got to ride next to uncle bri on the way to malibu, and gave him the once over the whole ride!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

got shoes?

We took Kaden to have some "professional" pictures done at Picture People this weekend. I know that I have been spoiled rotten having my most amazing and talented cousin Jena document the first 6 months of his world, and I already knew that no one would be able to capture the true essence of my little precious man! Picture people has gotten so many good reviews from people I know, that I guess my expectations were high. I was a little dissappointed with the way they turned out, but I plan on going back again and trying out a different photographer.I'm thinking that the one we got may have just been having a bad day! Even though I'm dissapointed at the quality, how can I NOT like a picture of this precious boy? I am posting a few, and I scanned them into my computer, which is why the quality might be a little weird. I was trying to replicate the amazing naked butt shots that Jena captured of him, but the diaper kind of got in the way...and I made the mistake of not having him wear shoes because he has not worn shoes at ALL yet in his life, I just can't bare to restrict those precious toes! So I had black socks on to kind of give the illusion of shoes! The photographer made me take them off for the stand up shot so that he wouldn't slip, and so now he is barefoot with his handsome outfit on....maybe I should try some shoes next time!

please notice the little toes sticking out of his jeans!

Chad and I caught nugget playing in his crib the other morning, and it was too cute not to post. He has such little sleepy eyes, he looks exhausted, but he's happy as can be, chattin it up and playing with his ICrib! His crib looks so sad and BARE in this video, it now is only the bare essentials since he is standing. I still sometimes think about getting him a REAL crib bumper, to give him a little privacy! But I know that once I did, he would find that he could put his little foot right on it and get a nice springboard to jump out of the crib!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

random wednesday


a visit with his friend shivam!

looking especially cute while frying brain cells watching baby einstein's baby noah..

my little elf

he is so fascinated by the garbage can.....ew.

little monkey elf telling Mike he has to stay outside

chad covered him up with the coziest quilt ever made by his sweet mamaw.

playing peekaboo out the window

reading with his BFF

BFF watching over him after he fell asleep during storytime. Notice our nice barricade around him on the bed so he doesn't roll....

loving the transition of his "office" to a "workstation".

makes a cool tunnel too!

ecstatic about the new jammies mamaw sent him! He absolutely LOVES elmo.

giving elmo a kiss! whatever with his precious naked butt.

the ginormous praying mantis that was living outside our front door for a few weeks.
random...but I thought he was super cool.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

uncle brian comes to visit!

Uncle Brian came to visit this weekend and kaden has been totally smitten with him! We went to Malibu on Sunday afternoon, and Uncle Brian rode with him in the backseat and kaden just stared lovingly at him the entire car ride. We were hoping kaden would warm up a bit to the ocean this time, but he was still a bit nervous and nervous of the ginormous sandbox and the roaring ocean. One thing that he did discover, and I SO wish I was able to capture it with the camera, was SEAGULLS! He chased them all over the sand! We had brought snacks with us, and they must have been able to smell the goodies. Every time they creeped closer, kaden would crawl over curiously to check them out, and he would chase them away unknowingly. He was quite the protector of our goodies!

Kaden's newest thing is that he LOVES to give high fives! Daddy taught him, and he cracks up every time! Here he is giving Uncle Brian his first high five...

Monday, October 12, 2009

sniffles and pumpkins

I'm so sorry for my lack of posts lately! Poor little nugget has been feeling crummy, congested and super snotty for the past few days. He has been moany and in need of lots of hugs and kisses, which we have been happy to smother him with! We decided he needed some fresh fall air, and we bundled him up and took him to his first pumpkin patch! He loved the pumpkins and he kicked his legs and waved his arms around when we went over to the little petting zoo. We didn't actually go inside, since we were worried about his cold, but we stood outside and pet the little lambs through the fence. He smiled and chatted it up with them.

We took him on a little wagon ride through a neighboring pumpkin patch that was a wee bit on the creepy side. There were all these weird little characters around that I wish we would have gotten more pics of....but this is an example, this creepy chicken, or maybe it's a rooster?

he loved this ginormous pumpkin, which we had to snap a pic inside of...look closely!

Chad thought it would be a great idea to let him have some crazy sensory stimulation and let him go to town on the inside of the pumpkin....he loved it! We put some plastic down on the floor and put an old sleeper on him, and just let him go nuts (with mommy beside him, of course, trying to keep him from putting the pumpkin seeds in his mouth!).

and here is his very first Jack-o-Lantern that he made!!!! (with a little help from daddy)

Oh!!! and a milestone happened yesterday! He stood still for a whole three seconds without holding on to anything! That is, until mom screamed YAY!!!!!!! and scared him to death....mommy needs to quiet it down a notch when praising the nugget.

We also a had a visit from the wonderful Jen Sally from Roch-cha-cha! It was so awesome having her come play, she is such a natural with Kaden and he absolutely adored her. She was on an amazing adventure traveling around California, and I'm so grateful she had some time to come play with us!