Sunday, April 24, 2011

easter shenanigans

What a fun filled Easter weekend! We celebrated a day early on Saturday with a road trip up to Fort Collins to Dave and Natalie's house. Not only do thay have an incredible home, but we had an amazing time there with everyone! Kaden actually was pretty worn out on Easter Sunday, and we spent the day being super mellow and had a visit with Mamaw and Papaw.

~Kaden's new love.He must have jumped on this thing for like 6 hours.

~Jack is ridiculously talented on this thing!


~celebrating Natalie and Jack's bdays!

~his first peep!

~playin football with daddy and Jack.

~the end *prize* at the end of his scavenger hunt. He has been begging for a backpack for about 4 months. Everytime we go to Target, he would ask to wear this around while we shopped, and when I told him he has to ask the Easter Bunny for it, he would scream super loud "eeeeeeeeeter bunnnnny, I wanna BAP PAK"!

~the Easter bunny left some eggs in the trees. It was freezing and raining, what a trooper that easter bunny is!

~I wish he would show just a wee bit more emotion and enthusiasm!

~his new "zoo shirt"

~I think this was the third round of his easter egg hunt...he couldn't get enough!

~Kaden loving Unk Brah's "bankie" and daddy's precious little cast from his baby foot.

Kaden is in love with our storytime at the library on friday, and he wanted to have storytime with us that evening....this is after 15 minutes of it, and I realized I needed the damn camcorder on.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


~fun coloring Easter eggs with nugget.

Such a little ham...

Kaden has always been obsessed with the moon...I think it was the first real word he said other than Mama and Dada. Our dear friends, Mandy and Jeff sent him this incredible Moon night light for his room, complete with remote control to see all the different phases of the moon. Mandy told him that sometimes if we look close enough, we can see our furry friends looking down on us from the moon. Completely made me misty and warmed my heart. He will not go to sleep unless he gets his moon "just right".

~just a wee bit excited.

~my camera cannot do it justice, but I don't think there is anything calmer than this sight when I say goodnite to mr nugget.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

*sunday funday*

The weather is absolutely GORGEOUS out and it was a perfect day for a picnic at our favorite park! Mamaw and Papaw have never been to the Purple Mountain park so we had them come along.

~playing soccer.

Afterward, we ventured over to Outdoor World to say hello to the Easter Bunny and to get excited for all things camping! Summer is right around the corner, and this is going to be Kaden's first experience with excited!

~testing out the camping cots!

annnnnd saying hello to the Easter Bunny...

or on second thought...maybe not.

and please don't pay attention to my 10 year old jammie bottoms, but I love this video, especially at the end where he says "whoopsie"!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

*spring has sprung*

~super happy boy.

Spring has sprung in Colorado and we have been enjoying every minute of the outdoors! Chad wanted to venture over to his old neighborhood where he used to live and go on a hike. Chad had given me a tour of the different neighborhoods he had lived in when we visited a few years ago, but this one looked completely different to me now. The neighborhood is a part of Littleton called the Ken Caryll Valley, it backs right up to the mountains and the valley is incredibly gorgeous. We have been scoping out neighborhoods for where we would like to buy in a year or so, and this one just jumped to the top of my list!


~I swear we must have seen 20 deer up on this trail. And they were super friendly and approachable. Kaden refuses to call them anything but *reindeer*.

check out the deer just chillin in the parking lot behind kaden on the left!

~you see that white house below us in the distance. yep...I will make you mine beautiful house. oh yes!

~notice he had "enough" of his backpack? Makes a great butt rest though!

We spent last Sunday welcoming home Aunt Gloria and Uncle Larry from their winter escape to Florida. We had a BBQ at Mamaw and Papaw's house and kaden could not be more thrilled with all of the love and attention.

~papaw giving kaden his first tat.

~givin unk bruh some love.

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Gilt Groupe
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