Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Step!!!!!

So this is actually his third step (5:02 pm). I couldn't get the camera out fast enough to get the first two. He took his very first step to his Uncle Tim. It was so exciting to watch. I was so excited that he waited for me to get home from work to do it and that I didn't miss it. Being a mom is the BEST thing in the world!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hurricanes and Hapy Birthday!

I want to wish a very happy 1st birthday to our sweet nephew Spencer. He is such a fun little guy and we love him very much. He is such a good buddy to Cayden and they love to play together. I was so excited when I got to go and meet Spencer for the first time. He was so little and so precious. He has grown so much and gained such an awesome personality. Spencer is such a wonderful boy and we wish him the best first birthday EVER!!!


My heart goes out to those who were effected by Hurricane Fay. It went back and forth between a hurricane and tropical storm and thankfully when it hit my grandparents it was only at tropical storm status. It hit at low tide so they didn't even have any flooding. Being in a hurricane can be a vary scary thing. I was in Florida when Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. It was quite devastating to see all of the damage it caused. This is what happened to my grandparents house in 2004.

The pool cage is their house and the tree is their neighbor's.
Here are a few more pictures after Hurricane Charley.

My prayers go out to all the hurricane victims.

On a positive note....We are doing well and Cayden is getting closer to walking!!! He's growing like a weed!

LOVE TO ALL!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday

Friday was Tayler's (our awesome niece) birthday. She is such a special little girl with such a wonderful imagination. She could play make believe for hours. She is so loving and sweet and would do anything she could for you if you needed help. We have so much fun watching her grow and become the beautiful young lady that she is.

We love you so much Tay and hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy.... Fun, Fun, Fun

Time to catch up again...This could take a while so get comfortable.

At the end of July we sadly had to help my sister and brother in-law, Kimmy and Tyson, move. It has been so much fun having them live just up the street. Cayden and Spencer are still young but they are such good friends and love to play together. Spencer is a really good ring leader and teaches Cayden lots of things. Spencer thought Cayden how fun it is to climb stairs or for that matter, climb anything! I think he taught Cayden the art of diving too. Cayden dove for Kimmy to get her mac and cheese and a bookshelf broke his fall so he had a nice bump between his eyes and a beautiful black eye for a few days. So anyway, after a few very long evenings we got them moved into their new house in Loveland. They are only an hour away but we will miss having them close.

Cayden and Spencer Chillin in the cart at Sam's

Cayden's busted nose (this was the bast picture I could get)
I took this just after I stopped him from climbing on top of the toy. (Guess who taught him to do that??)
Cayden at the end of a day playing with Spencer

Then Jared had a few days off work because his boss closed the shop. We decided it was a good time to take one last trip to Utah. We stayed at Jared's sister Jess' house on Wed and Thurs. We had such an awesome time hanging out. As soon as we got there and Jess said "Rylee, Jared and Katie and Cayden are here" Rylee came bouncing down the stairs saying "Katie, Katie, Katie" and then jumped into my arms. It made me feel SO good. We had such a great time hanging out with them. Then on Friday we headed down to Jared's mom's house and we stayed there until Sunday morning. On Saturday we took Cayden to see my Grandma and then to the Mt. Timp. temple where Jared and I were sealed. It was such a nice day. Then we went to the school where Leslie works and she showed us her library. It was very cool. After that we went into Tooele to the DI and I bought a ton of children's books to add to our collection. It was great! Sunday morning rolled around and we headed home. Cayden was such a trooper. He is a great traveler. The only time he got cranky was because his teeth were hurting. We are trying to get this teething thing under control.
We just love these girls!!! (and we love to spoil them!)

Cayden playing in Grandma's library
Jared even got his baby doll back. (and then it got thrown away)

On Monday and Tuesday I spent the day helping my mom get her house ready for my sister and brother in-law, Beth and Matias, to come. Matias had a court hearing yesterday to determine if he could stay in the country or not. Everyone expected him to be deported that night. But he didn't. Matias was given a HUGE blessing and is able to stay in the country until Feb. So he comes back for court in Feb. and has the option of voluntary leave. So he will be out of the country for a few months and then be able to get his papers and come back.
Cayden and Aunt Bethy

So life is good. We are happy. Cayden is growing just as he should. Jared is working hard and was given a salary position at work(which means a raise and benefits). And I have one more week to hang with Cayden before I return to work.

We hope everyone is doing well. LOVE TO ALL!!!