Monday, May 26, 2008

Colton is Crawling... kind of!

We just got a new video camera, so bear with me and this video! It is my first one I have ever uploaded! I was trying to capture Colton crawling! He is starting to move well although it's not a full on crawl, it's pretty close!

video

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Some memorable conversations

Just a few days ago:

Scott: Hey buddy, how's life treatin' ya?
Cade: Daddy, I have a problem in my life.
Scott: (Puzzled, taken aback a bit), What's that Cade?
Cade: Taking things away, eating, going on the potty, sharing, (on and on)
Scott: Really? Wow. That's a lot of problems. (chuckle)

Today in the car:
Me: (trying to get Cade in his car seat) Cade, sit in your seat.
Cade: Go away, Mommy.
Me: What? ( I buckle him in, we start driving, then he starts doing something he wasn't supposed to) Stop doing that, Cade.
Cade: I'm not going to stop, Mommy.
Me: (half chuckle) Excuse me, Mister?

Tonight when Scott's friend and coworker Jim stops by:
Jim walks in front door-
Cade: How was your day, Jim? You sell anything?
Jim: (laughing) As a matter of fact, I did. How's life today, Cade?
Cade: Good. I don't have any problems today.


Tonight trying to put Cade to bed:
Me: Cade, get in bed now (this was about the fifth time he came down the stairs with a grin after being put to bed so I escort him back upstairs again.)
Cade: I just missed you, Mommy.
Me: You need to go to bed NOW, Cade!
Cade: Mommy, that makes me sad when you are upset with me. (repeats himself a couple of times)
Me: Cade, I don't want you to be sad, and I am not upset with you, but you need to go to bed!

It's scary that he's starting to figure out this life thing!


Mother's Day

Mother's Day was amazing! I hope all you mothers out there had a great day!


Scott made me breakfast in bed, I got to sleep in and take a nap, and I received some wonderful gifts- a cute wooden hangy thing Cade painted, a new apron that is the bomb, and some new cookbooks (is someone trying to drop hints? hmmm).

We spent the day at my parents and ate a wonderful meal! Also our good friends, Andrea and James and their little boy Hunter drove all the way to K'zoo to join us! It was awesome!

Thanks to all the moms out there that do so much! Mom, you are awesome! Mary Lynn, you are awesome!


Rascal Flatts Concert



Scott and I got a chance to go see Rascal Flatts last Friday! It was the most amazing concert! Scott had gotten me the tix for my birthday and the original concert was Feb. 17th, so we drove all the way to Fort Wayne, IN and it got postponed due to a band member illness! We had so much fun this time around! The only thing was that they considered my camera professional level so we couldn't bring it in!

Thanks to my parents and Aunt Jamie for babysitting! Colton cried almost the entire time we were gone until he went to bed!

My trusty boots! One of the best purchases I have ever made!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mom Brain

So I know I have been slacking on the posting. It seems I have what some call "Mom Brain". Let me elaborate. It's when you feel like you would lose your head if it weren't attached. Some things that lead me to believe I have this is: Just a few days ago I turned on the wrong burner on the stove to cook something meanwhile a glass pyrex dish was sitting on the hot burner with a sweet potato casserole in it- I was just about to stick it in the oven to cook (this was a meal for my good friend that just had a baby) when it completely exploded! I couldn't figure out what happened at first, but then aha- I had turned on the wrong burner on the stove and was cooking the glass dish from underneath it! It was a huge mess. Evidence B: A few weeks ago we were out with some friends at a restaurant- it was a little chaotic with all the kids and the restaurant was busy. Cade had been running around previously so I scooped him up in my hopes to keep him under wraps. Five minutes passes and we are trying to gather everything up to go when I freak out that I can't find Cade. Alas! HE IS IN MY ARMS. Dah. I literally was like- I didn't just look for my child that I'm actually holding, did I? Oh yes I did. Kinda like the sunglasses are on your head thing but this was a kid. Want more? The other day we were eating outside at noodles and company when we started talking to a couple sitting at another table. The guy was like- "I knew you were a Mormon couple!" I was really confused. I recognized the woman but I didn't know where from. Then I realized she's in our ward at church- her husband had told her that he suspected that we were Mormon and she confirmed it. Anyway, I was still trying to figure out how we knew her when it hit me- then she introduced her husband to which I said- "So why don't we know you then?" HELLO, MORON, he might as well have said but actually said, "I don't go to church." I felt like the biggest idiot. I could go on and on, but some days I feel like I have really lost my mind. My good friend that I made the meal for that exploded said I just have "Mom Brain". That makes me feel like atleast it's for a good reason, right?

Here's some cute pics, cause let's face it- this post really isn't that great so just look at the pics.