Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy 13 Months Kaden!

Dear Kaden,

Today you are over the hump...you are not zero any longer, and you are no longer just one year old, you have gone ove the hump into what some call *toddlerhood*. I am in denial of this, and I so badly just want to hold you in my arms and have you stay a baby for at least another year!

Your 13 month birthday started off a little rocky. You woke up and the left side of your face was completely swollen. So much so that your little eye was also swollen and seemed to irritate you. We raced you to the doctor's office only to find that your poor little face was the victim of mean monster molar that is desperately trying to cut through. It caused your gums to swell up, and even your doctor was shocked at how well you were handling it! You are such a tough little guy. You can tell that your teeth have been bothering you lately, with all the tugging on your ears and continuous drool down your chin, but you never let on just how painful it is for you!

You are learning new things every day! Yesterday at lunch, I tried to feed you carrots, and you shook your finger at me and said "uh uh uh"!!!! We have been shaking our finger for months while saying "no no no", and you wanted to give it a whirl yourself! You say so many different things, that mostly only daddy and I can decipher at this point. You and I always finish off the day talking about the moon, and just the other day, I pointed up at the amazing *wolf* moon, and you clearly said "moooooooo"! This made me soooooo happy as mommy is a HUGE moon lover! You also are completely smitten with your shows, which we try to limit to just an hour in the morning. The other morning, you crawled out to the living room, opened the doors to the armoire and pushed the power button on the tv! You are loving more and more your cuddle and snuggle time with us and this makes me soooo happy!

DRUMROLL please...............today you took 3 STEPS! Daddy was playing with you, and you just went ahead and took a few steps toward the ball that you were wanting. I am so upset at myself that I chose the moment before you did this to get a glass of water, after spending every cherished moment with you during the entire day, THIS was the moment that you chose to take your first steps???

Each and every day, I learn something new from you. I knew that you would change my life completely, but I never would have thought that you would teach me so much about simple everyday blissful pleasures and the true meaning of JOY! I love holding your hand and watching you discover the world.

I love you!
your mommy

We took you to Shane's Inspiration playground in Griffith Park on Sunday, and thought you may want to ride on the Merry-Go-Round. You were staring and pointing at it, so we thought we could give it a whirl!

here you are rethinking your excitement about the horses

and here you are trying to figure out how to jump off

First ride on the Merry-Go-Round-Big FAIL....poor baby, this is where your tortured self ended up sitting for the rest of the ride

here you are in your precious Bronco sweatsuit from Mamaw!

how cute is your little profile?

one of your new and favorite places to sit in the house

first driving lesson


  1. Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................

  2. OMG!! he's in bronco gear!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg, do they make toddler sized orton jerseys?! surely! ;o) aaahhh!! so cute! i love the "first driving lesson" photo best - make sure to share that one with his driver's ed class... classic! gah, kaden redwood miller!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!