Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gingerbread House

We made a gingerbread house. Kaden had a fun time putting all of the candy on the house. I was surprised at how carefully he put each peice of candy on. I thought for sure this was going to turn out to be a messy nightmare, but it actually was pretty fun. I would put a dot of frosting and Kaden would put on the candy. This entertained him until the house was about 75% finished, then Kaden decided it was more fun to eat the candy.

The finished product!

We went to McDonalds last week and guess who was there? Ronald McDonald! Nothing like meeting a celebrity!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We went to Rob's parent's house in Smithfield for Thanksgiving this year. It was a fun, but FREEZING trip.

Kaden had fun playing with all of his cousins.

The day after Thanksgiving we bought a real Christmas tree. It smells great, but the dropping pine needles are a pain. Kaden had a fun time decorating it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


We took a vacation to St. George last week. We stayed at my Grandma's house in Coral Canyon. There is a HUGE park across the street. Kaden loved it; we went there everyday!
He scared us to death when he would climb the rock walls. This one below was about 10 feet tall. Rob and I would try to help him and he would wag his little finger at us and say "no, no, Katy... no, no, Rob."

We swam in the backyard pool a bunch too. It was heated to 90 degrees so it was nice and toasty!

We had a great trip. Thanks Grandma K for letting us stay with you!
We carved one of the pumpkins we grew in the backyard. Kaden thought the pumkin guts were hilarious.

Kaden thought trick or treating was the best. He didn't want to come in.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bye Bye Summer, Hello Autumn

Rob and I spent most of the summer working out in our yard. We had so much fun experimenting with different plants. Above are the petunias. They were so beautiful until the caterpillars and grasshoppers got the best of them about a month ago. They should still be blooming, heck, even Taco Bells petunias are still going strong; but instead I had to pull all of them up because the stupid bugs absolutely destroyed them and they were completely blossom-less and looked awful.

I planted these from seeds. They turned out to be pretty decent.

This is the rose of sharon bush.

This is a gladiolus. I think these were my favorite.

I am so sad that it is fall and all the flowers are pretty much gone. I am already looking forward to next year's growing season.

We went to Lagoon last weekend with my family. Kaden loved all the rides. He was 36 inches so he was tall enough to go on some of the adult rides like the scrambler, tilt-a-whirl, and the tidal wave. He laughed his head off. I thought he would have been more scared, but he wasn't. He absolutely loved it.
This ride in the picture below went up and then dropped you down really fast. I am going to be honest, I thought it was kind of scary for a kiddie ride. Kaden was hysterically laughing the entire ride, which made me feel like a big chicken for feeling a little anxious when it was drop time.

Here he is with his cousin Mindy. She was a good sport to go on all the baby rides with Kaden.

Kaden stuggled with the concept of pulling the lever to make the rides go up and down. If he was by himself he would stay in the down position the entire ride. So sad! We will have to work on his lever pulling skills during the off-season and see if there is any improvement next summer.

Here is Kaden with his cousin Josh. They were little riding buddies.

We picked the pumpkins from our garden yesterday. I was surprised anything even grew since we didn't plant the seeds until the end of June. We ended up with about 6 good sized pumpkins.

Happy Autum!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer Fun

We have been having fun the past few weeks. Here is Kaden on a pony ride at Thanksgiving Point. $2 Tuesdays is the best!

Kaden loved seeing all the farm animals and playing in the little houses. It was the perfect activity for a 2 year old.

We headed up American Fork Canyon with my family for some hot dogs and smores. Kaden had a great time running through all the bushes and trees. Rob, Kaden, and I went up the next night to the same canyon but a different picnic area because Kaden had so much fun the night before. Just as we got our fire going the people at the picnic area next to us asked us why we were letting our toddler wander aroung with so many rattle snakes in the area. They said the park rangers had been removing rattle snakes from the picnic area all afternoon. There were signs everywhere, but for some reason we didn't notice them. We felt like huge idiots! We were too freaked out after that so we headed home.

We washed the cars. Kaden was a huge help!

We went to the Cache county fair. Kaden loved the animals and the merry-go-round.

We won some tickets to the Orem Owlz game and the Vest met us there. Kaden wasn't so interested in the baseball game, but love Hoots the owl mascot and the playground.

Last but not least, Rob and I celebrated our 7th wedding aniversary. We made a pack to stay together at least 20 here's to 13 more. Ha Ha Ha, just kidding! Happy Aniversary Rob, Love ya!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Big Boy Bed For the Birthday Boy

Kaden is 2!!!!!
I can't believe my baby is a little boy. He is definitely growing up too fast! He refuses to sit in his high chair, insists on drinking from a cup rather than a sippy, and waves "night night" to me before lying down in his twin bed. What's left of my baby? Ah yes... diaper changing. At least I still have that to hold on to. Lucky, lucky me!

Here is Kaden's first night in his new bed. He was sooo excited.
Here is Kaden at 9:30 p.m.

And here he is at 8:00 a.m

That first night went great. Since then he has fallen out of bed once, came into our room at 3:00 a.m. asking for water once, and slept on the floor by his bed once. I never know what to expect each night, but so far so good.

Here is Kaden's Birthday party.
Thanks everyone for coming!