Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year equals Happy Birthday Kaden!

Dear Kaden,

01.01.11 is already a make a wish day, but most importantly, it's your 2nd birthday!

You are TWO!!!!! How did THAT happen? I have been mentally preparing for this day for the past few months, but it still doesn't seem real to me. It seems like just days ago I was thrilled over you sitting up on your own and then taking your first steps! Now you talk, talk, talk SO much, you know all your colors and you can count to four! You even love to identify feelings....which makes me smile, as a therapist that works with kids, I spend my days trying to get 7 and 8 year olds to work on feelings identification, and you are already on your way.

I'm so excited to see what 2011 has in store for you and us! It couldn't be anything but wonderful with such a funny, sweet and loving little boy holding our hands for the ride!

A few things about you and your terrific two~ness:

~ you love frozen waffles...just like that, frozen.
~ you are smitten with the Wiggles *Hot poppin popcorn* and you call all popcorn this.
~ you wants all adults in the room to share in whatever you are doing, tasting, feeling, seeing. You invite everyone in!
~ you prefer being naked.
~ you love all things choo choo.
~ you love the old school horsie at king soopers that is just a penny to ride...although you don't want to ride him, you just like to pet him and talk to him.
~ you have awesome rhythm.
~ you call me *mama* or *mommy*, and your name for daddy always sounds a bit like this *DAH DAAAAAAH*
~ you don’t miss anything and notice the tiniest treasures from a distance. Like a spec on the ground lots of feet away.
~ you have a memory like an elephant and sometimes its almost creepy what you don't forget.
~ you are our greatest gift and our most favorite life teacher.

Happy Birthday to my sweet, wonderful little boy!

I love you.

your mommy

We had a small gathering of family for your second birthday...we wanted to keep it a bit low key for you. You have family spread out across the miles and they all made sure to make your birthday extra special for you, even though they could not be with you. Your cousins in NY made this amazing video for you, and you probably watched it 2,000 times.

~helping mama bake his bday cake.

~picking out a bedtime story.

~started a tradition of having a cupcake (reduced sugar cupcake!) for breakfast on the morning of his bday, blew out a candle and made a wish for the day...start things off right!

~playing in the snow!

~making snow angels with daddy...daddy's is on the right, kaden's is on the left.

~TT Suzanne made this guacamole "cake" just for the birthday boy.

~note to hats from the dollar store can only fit on a small doll.

~simon getting some much needed love.

Creating his annual *plate*

....quite different from last years!

~sneaking another cupcake...

~mamaw trying on his new train cap.

~showing off some *skillz* to unk ah brah.

~playin with unk ah brah.

~"come unk ah brah"

~loungin on his pillow pet and reading his new book gifted from Mamaw Bryant.


  1. So lovely!! You are so blessed by (and such a blessing to)that sweet lil' man! Happy, happy, happy birthday, K!!!

  2. aaahhhhh, i love it ALL! happy birthday, sweet kaden! i got a little misty over the snow angels. ...
    wow. i can't wait to celebrate his 3rd bday with you guys! ;o) *wink*

    aaahhhhhh, so much love.

  3. I can't believe a whole year has past since we all packed into your Valley Village apartment and watched Kaden devour sprinkles cupcakes in his highchair. Miss you guys so much, thank god for this blog! Happy happy new year to all of you! :)