Monday, May 23, 2011

A Beautiful Day

How could a day that began like this be anything other than beautiful?

Despite the gorgeous weather, my two guys were sleepyheads this morning. As usual, we had a busy schedule so when 8:30 am rolled around and I realized Kaden had no intention of waking up, I put him in bed with daddy with an instruction for daddy to get him up. Five minutes later I went back into the bedroom and found the two of them sharing a cozy Sunday morning snuggle. Good morning, indeed!

As we all know, Kaden LOVES the park. So we headed there for a little playtime before our boring Sunday chores.

He still loves playing in the grass. Such a big boy!

And what did Sydney do? Well, mostly she slept. Here's a time lapse photo spread of her waking up-

Sydney says:
It's so nice sleeping out here with the breeze.

I AM getting a little hungry though.

What time - did I forget my watch again? Has it been 4 hours yet?

Well, it IS a great day. I guess I can just relax and enjoy the park for awhile.

No, seriously folks, let's get this bottle thing going.

So cute!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Precious Little Girl

This little face just melts me . .
Tummy time is not her favorite but she's getting better at it every day
She had a run-in with a bumblebee the other day. Fortunately, I got pictures . . .

Whatcha lookin' at, bumblebee? Why, I oughtta!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Springtime Update

So, I'm gonna get the hard stuff out of the way first . . .

Kaden went to the orthopedic doctor for his six month follow-up last week and we got news we've long been dreading: it appears his scoliosis has progressed. The bright side is that there's a process available for treatment that should be effective and get his spine fairly straightened out by the time he's an adult. The not-so-bright side is that we're looking at a long and sometimes painful process. We're trying with all our might to focus on the bright side. Kaden is a strong and healthy boy and we'll be there to help him through every step of the process. I think that's all I have to say on that topic for now. Here's a picture of Kaden waiting for the doctor to see him. He was playing with daddy's iPhone, as usual, and using an app called "Tap to Talk" that is designed for speech delayed kids like Kaden. The app has pre-set words and phrases that it "says" when Kaden touches them. Well, the minute the doctor walked into the room and began to examine him, Kaden touched the phrase "I don't like this." The doctor laughed which made Kaden laugh and touch it again. He did it two or three times. A welcome bit of levity for a tough appointment.

Kaden is getting bigger and more handsome every single day. And he's almost three years old! I can't believe it.

In sibling news, Kaden is slowly warming up to the role of big brother. I wouldn't call them "best friends" just yet but I think we're headed in that direction . . .

And the amazing Miss Sydney is now two months old and loves to do three things: sleep, eat and SMILE! She's a morning person who wakes up every day at around 7 am smiling ear-to-ear. What a lovely way to start the day!

Did I mention how adorable she is when she sleeps? Off the charts . . .