Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gitchy boy

Told ya his little bum in gitch was super cute

Mmm Mmm good

Can it get any better than this? Alphagetti's with garlic toast for lunch. Unfortunately Caden literally gags when he eats it, but hey, more for me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Busy weekend

My mom and I catered for the annual firemen's convention this weekend which consisted of a coffee break Friday night, as well as lunch on Saturday and 2 more coffee breaks. It sure felt like alot of work, especially with all the stairs we had to climb. Boy am I out of shape. Its pretty ridiculous :-)
Saturday night we went to Conrad and Diane Toew's for supper. Our church does this every year. You sign up to either host, or attend. You then get a paper in your mail box telling you where to go, and what to bring. You don't get to know anyone else who's going. The host doesn't know anyone who's coming. I had to bring a main dish. We had a delicious supper and great fellowship. Its great to get to know other people in the church a little better. I love being part of a church that plans these kinds of events.
Sunday I was at my parents for the day while Rob went 4 wheeling with some buddies. We ended up going to the curling rink in the afternoon to play a game. I've gotten a little better since 2 weeks ago at our church funspiel. I could really get into this game. Maybe next year. After my Dad took us all out for icecream. Something we haven't done in a really long time. Cherry sundae from DQ...mmm mmm good.
I love fun weekends, although it does seem to make them go by alot faster.

Wondering if anyone has ever had any trouble with their kids being slightly pigeon toed. Caden is in his left foot. We are going to see a specialist. I've asked my doctor about this at everyone of his appointments. We even had xrays done at 1 point. She kept saying it would correct itself. But he's almost 2 and still no change. So I made another appointment last week and she agreed to make a call to a specialist. We'll see how that goes. But, do you have any insight as to what worked for your kids, or did it eventually just go away?

Welcome Caleb Dayne

Congratulations to Chris and Shar Neisteter on your beautiful baby boy. Caleb was born on March 21 at 8:26am weighing 6lbs 12.5 oz. Mom and baby are doing great.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is in the air

The weather is finally getting nicer. It just makes everything seem great. I love being able to run outside with out a jacket if I need to. Today I even noticed that my shrubs beside my house are no longer under snow. I can only hope that it stays this nice, although somehow I have my doubts.
Well, potty training is going fairly well. Monday Caden had his first pee accident in over a week. (Aside from when he’s at the babysitters) We’re still working on BM’s, put he’s pretty much got the pee down pat. Yesterday morning he was even dry in the morning. I still put a diaper on him for night, just because he is rarely dry. He’ll have to learn that one in time I guess. Anyway, just a little update on that.
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of not one, but two babies from 2 of my dear friends. Erin is due on Mar 23 and Shar is due on Apr. 4. I am so excited for both of them as they enter in this new quest called motherhood. It’s so nice to be expanding in our little girls group. After these 2 have their babies, that makes half of us who have kids. Hopefully the other half will join in soon. (wink wink girls)
Lately I’ve been feeling like I need to get into something. I’m not exactly sure what I mean by that, other than I need a hobby. Its not that I find myself bored, as there is always something to do. Just not things that I want to do. I really really need to get started on Cadens scrapbook. He’s gonna be 2 in 2 months and I haven’t even begun his scrapbook. It was going to be my winter project, but that hasn’t happened. The main reason I haven’t started on it is the room. I have a pretty small house, in which I don’t have any extra space. I need a space where I can lay out all my scrapbook stuff, and go work at it whenever I have time for it. It takes so much time to lay everything out, that I don’t have a chance to get a page done, or even organized, before I have to clean everything up. Maybe someday.
I’m also contemplating ideas already for Cadens birthday party. Last year I made this train cake. This year, I’m thinking either a tractor, or a fire truck. Both seem a little daunting to me. The train was hard, but it was small pieces. A tractor or fire truck would be way bigger. And, how do make a true red, or a true green icing or fondant. Food coloring can only do so much. I’ll have to search for some strong dyes. Gotta love Google. I’m excited to have a birthday party for Caden again. Luckily, last year we were able to have a bbq outside. Although it did rain later on in the evening, we still had a great day. I’m hoping for similar, or better weather this year. Of course that’s still 2 months away. I’m looking forward to how he reacts to his birthday with being 2. At 1, he didn’t really understand what was happening, other than that tons of people were at his house, he got new toys, and he could stuff his face with cake. This year I think he’ll understand it a little better.
This weekend we’ll be participating in our church’s ‘guess who’s coming for dinner’. I’ll post more about that once it’s over.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Potty Training

I decided it was time. He is 21 months old. Slowly but surely he is getting the hang of things. Luckily, I've had very few messes to clean up. He's done great. For the first 2 days, he would sit on the potty for up to 1 1/2 hours before he would finally go. Now, he'll go every time he sits down and within a few minutes. He gets so excited. We flush, and wave by to the pee. Do a little dance. Its so cute. Progress right! He still doesn't tell me when he has to go, but as long as I take him every so often, he'll go. He's dry after naps. He was even dry in the morning one day. That has NEVER happened since the day he was born. I am so proud of this little boy. And wow does he ever look cute in his little gitch (i'll post a pic soon)
I'm glad I decided to do it earlier. I know alot of people say, kids are just not ready till after they're 2 or 3. Well, I call bull on that one. I really don't believe its the kids who are not ready, its the parents who are not ready to commit to it. I know we've got a road ahead of us with this yet, but I'm determined that it'll work. In most countries other than ours, kids are out of diapers way sooner. They find us to be disgusting, by how long we keep our kids in diapers. And if you really think about it, it is gross.
Anyway, just had to post about my baby, who is growing up in so many ways.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Well, I haven’t updated you on Caden for awhile, so I figured I’d dedicate this post to that.
He is now 21 months old, which is already getting me thinking about birthday party plans. He is getting to be quite the smart little guy. He repeats pretty much any word, although it’s not always understandable. He doesn’t talk too well yet, but says many, many words.
We’ve been working on learning how to count to 10, as well as the A B C’s. He’s doing really well with both. Even though he is no where near knowing either completely on his own, he’ll say the next one to me as we are going through them.
I’m also working on teaching him the ‘Come Lord Jesus’ prayer. Again, he usually just repeats each word after me, but he’s will say some of the words before I get to them. It makes me so proud.
We’ve been working on our animal sounds as well. He can do a lion, kitty, dog, monkey, sheep and a chicken. Next up is a cow and pig.
Learning to clean up was a big thing for Caden. I think he just figures it takes too much time. But lately, he’s doing such a great job. He’ll clean up one thing before he dumps another. It’s so cool to see him using the things that we teach him.
I am hoping to potty train in the next little while. He has gone on the potty a few times. Both pee and a BM. I need to devote a few days to staying at home with him to get it done. He likes to wear gitch already, and boy do I love to see his little bum in a pair of gitch. Makes me wanna pinch it even more.
Anyway, I suppose that’s all the update for now.