Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Random babbles

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my little boy? He is such a joy. Yes, right now I don't really appreciate the fact that he's up around 6:30, no matter what time he goes to bed or how many naps he has, but when he's up, he's so much fun. He's growing so much. In height, (he's now 34'' tall) and in his mind. He'll attempt to repeat almost any word I tell him too. My favorite one is 'delicious'. It comes out sounding like 'sisicious', but he's got all 3 syllables. When I ask him how old he is, he'll answer 'one'. And he'll count to three. Of course after that he gets bored and I can't get him to say 4. He's becoming such a little boy. Interacting with him is feeling different, as I know he is picking up on everything I'm saying. I love it.
Monday evening, I went out to throw a diaper into the garage. Well, a bird flew into our house. Freaked me out. Rob was in the shower, so I ran into the bathroom to tell him what happened. He of course told me to go watch the bird so I knew where it was. Not a chance was that going to happen. Now, I'm not afraid of birds, but when they are in such a small area, flying around, I don't want to be around. I hid in the bathroom while he managed to get the bird to fly back outside. Caden was loving the whole ordeal. Since then, he has asked for that bird over and over again. That whole night, he'd walk to the door and ask for the bird. He's so sincere about it, it almost makes me want to go and get him a bird. Its the sweetest thing.
Anyway, I'm off to a movie with the girls night girls so, enjoy your hump day evening. I'll leave you with one of my new favorite pictures of Caden.

Monday, January 26, 2009

...and welcome to the terrible 2's

They’ve hit. My sweet little boy has entered into what they call the terrible two’s. Its unbelievable. We had a little situation on Wednesday. Here it is.
Caden is only allowed to have his soothers for nap time and bed time. Well, I picked him up from the sitters and he spotted his soothers in the bag. He cried and cried cause I wouldn’t let him have them. Once we got home, I told him if he stayed in his bed, he could have his suckie. He jumped into bed and I gave it to him. I then went to the kitchen to start supper. Well, about 2 minutes later, he peeked around his door with a suckie in his mouth and hand. I sent him back to his bed and he went right away. A couple minutes later, he was back at the door with the soothers. I told him to get back to his bad. He looked at me and said a very defiant ‘NO’. I again told him to get back to his bed, which was followed by another defiant ‘NO’. Well, that did it for me. I grabbed the soothers out of his mouth and hand and put them on a shelf. He lost it. He stomped his feet repeatedly on the floor, and then he SLAMMED HIS DOOR in my face. Yup, my 20 month old sweet little boy turned into a 12 year old girl at that moment. I marched into that room, grabbed him by the arm and led him to his bed for a very deserved time out. Continuing with the defiance, he didn’t stay in time out so I put a chair in the middle of his room and made him sit on that. It took a bit, but he calmed down and sat in time out.
I’ve know since he was quite little that he would have a temper on him, because he always wanted to do everything himself, and has had attitude. But I never imagined it would switch so fast. Oh well, I guess this is where my parenting will really get tested. I’m up for the task. I mean really, how long can you stay mad at this little face.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Big boy

My baby is in a big boy bed. He’s doing really well in it too. He’s only fallen out 2 times. I still have the crib in his room just in case although I’m gonna take it down and out next week so that I can clean up Cadens room. Its so full in there, with the crib, bed, change table, ball pit, laundry hamper and shelf that it seems like we can hardly walk around in there, let alone play.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


First of all, I want to apologize to all of my regular readers, if I still have any left. I’ve been really bad at blogging lately and I’m sorry. I don’t have internet at home and therefore can only write my posts when I’m at work, or if I go to my parents house. So, lets play catch up.
We had an awesome holiday. I booked the trip on Friday….we left Monday. I would have liked to have a little more time, but this is the way it worked out. See, we booked our trip using our Mastercard points. We pay for everything, and I mean everything with our mastercard. Therefore, we have a lot of points, which then transfer into travel money. It took me all week to finally get through to them. The only trip she could find within our price range was to Carabela resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I checked online and the resort looked good. 4 star. Works for me.
So I began preparing to leave in 2 days. My Mom said she would take Caden for the week, so that was an easy thing. She has everything but enough clothes at her house for Caden. Sunday night we dropped him off at my parents. We had to be up at 2:30am, which meant that I really didn’t sleep at all because I was so excited. Our flight left at 7:00am. We arrived at 3:40 local time.
The weather was perfect when we got there. However, when we arrived at our resort, things did not go so well. We were shown to our room, which was such a disappointment to me. It was not clean, the air conditioning didn’t work, the bathtub was dirty, and the toilet didn’t stop running. The next morning we changed rooms to one that was much better.
Our resort does not have any food available between 5:00 and 7:00. We were hungry after a day of travel and couldn’t get food anywhere. Very frustrating. I was ready to pack up and go back home.
The grounds of the resort were not kept very clean at all.
NOBODY spoke English. And when I say nobody, I mean nobody. The staff all spoke Spanish, except for a couple of them who spoke broken English. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that 98% of the people at the resort didn’t speak English. Most of them were French, with a few germans, Italians, and other foreigners. The odd time we heard someone speak English we’d whip our heads around to see who it could be. This really got to me. I was hoping we’d be able to meet some people there that we could hang out with. But no. I was not happy about that.
The food was not good. Nothing was labelled, so we had no idea what we were eating. I ended up eating mainly pineapple and bread all week long. To top it all off, we both ended up getting food poisoning. We ate at the Mexican a la carte restaurant for supper on Thursday. During the night Rob got sick. In the morning I got sick. Throwing up and…well…you can imagine the rest. It was not fun. My bottom was so sore. We didn’t leave our room all day.
Now even though all of this really sucked. We still had a really great time. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. We had rain only 1 day, and it only lasted for about 3 minutes, 2 times. Other than that, it rained at night. The ocean was beautiful. The sand was incredible. We really enjoyed our time together and had fun. I did really miss Caden though. It almost hurt how much I missed him. We picked him up from my parents at around 10:00pm. I woke him up from sleeping. He didn’t really even want to come to me. He just wanted my mom. Kind of sad for me, although I understand. But after he woke up completely, he snuggled with me. And didn’t want me to leave the room. Since then, he freaks out every time I leave, even if its just to run outside for something. Oh well. He did very well when I left him at the sitters on Wednesday and Thursday so that was great. He’ll be back to normal soon.
Now I’ll leave you with a few pictures from the trip.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

and we're off

In 13 hours I will be on a plane to Punta Cana, Dominican Rebuplic. I am so excited. I will post all about it I'm home. Have a great week.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thanks Auntie Amy

This is Cadens new way of eating things off the table. Taught to him by his Auntie Amy. (not really a big deal, I'm just kidding)

A weekend away

This past weekend we went to Grand Forks with my family. We stayed at the Lakeview Inns and Suites. Awesome hotel. I would definitely recommend it. The pool was almost bath water warm, so therefore Caden had a great time in it. The hot tub was not so hot, as it needed a replacement part, but overall it was a great hotel.
We did a lot of shopping. Came home with a new counter top, front door, tub surround and tub fixtures. I am so excited to re-do our house with all these new things. Everything is so cheap down there. I did buy myself a few shirts, although i was not in a shopping mood at all. Can't say that has happened to me very often. Caden got a bunch of new shirts, and I bought a bunch of baby gifts, as I have 2 friends expecting in the next 3 months. Its so nice to get away to a hotel for a weekend. I only wish we had spent a little more time at the hotel. You almost need to go for 3 nights to get all the shopping done, and spend time at the hotel. Maybe next year.

Caden has definitely overcome his fear of water. Although I don't think it was so much a fear of the actual water, just that its usually cold water. He jumped into the pool more times than I can count. Brave boy he is. I even put him completely under water a few times and he didn't care.
Doing Monkey ears with my brother
Rick could do this the best. Caden got some really good air.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Be Right Back

New post(s) coming soon. Been busy with New Years and a weekend in Grand Forks. Stay tuned.