Sunday, February 21, 2010


Okay, if you are having trouble seeing the videos below, I have them posted on my facebook page as well. Sorry, I don't know what the trouble is...

Swing King

Kaeden's absolute favorite part of going to the park is the swing. The moment we get there, he beelines straight for it, and we'll spend about half our time just swinging. He loves it! I hope you don't get sick watching the back and forth...but his face is priceless, smiling the whole time! My favorite is when he throws his head back...if only we could all reach that childhood abandonment to the moment more often :-)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

H2O Fun

Kaeden's latest obsession is drinking out of 'big kid' cups - he is constantly trying to get at our glasses or water bottles instead of his sippy cup. Whether he'll actually drink the mouthful he gets varies, sometimes yes and sometimes no. This video starts out with a good drink, then goes downhill...

Thank goodness we've got easy-clean floors! :-)

Friday, February 12, 2010

At last, the weekend

What a busy time February has been! We've been homebound quite a bit due to all the crazy rainstorms blowing through. Trips to the park and just playing outside were put on hold until all the wet and cold went away. School has been nuts because my students have hit the 3rd quarter slump and I'm struggling to get them to work for me at all, let alone pass a quiz or test. I'm pretty outlandish in the classroom anyway, but lately it's been quite the song and dance to get them to pay attention...which is just depressing because then they fail the tests and it doesn't feel worth all the effort.

However, besides work, life is great. Kaeden is just a joy to watch and play with. We went to the young women's salsa sale tonight, raising money for girls camp, and he just loved to run and run and run with all the big boys. He ate tons of chips and black olives, and konked out nicely on the trip home. It was the first time I could sit and let him run around, coming back for another handful of chips or when he got a little disoriented, then take off again. I got to finish a whole meal :-) My belly is growing nicely, and Kai is a kicker like his brother was. I'm headed in to the third trimeseter, and can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. We'll have a second little one running around in no time!

Kevin has finally been successful in the job search. He's going to accept an offer from a pest control company, and as soon as he finishes the pesticide tests he'll start. It's a daytime position though, so we have to find daycare for Kaeden. I have had a tough time adjusting to this line of thought, having someone else raise my child (and perhaps children if it's still needed in the fall) is difficult to come to terms with. And being the stay at home mom while they are little like this is my dream, hard to part with the dream. But if it must be done, then it must be done, and we've been very lucky to know great people through my ward who are willing to help. We've still got a week or two before Kevin officially starts the job, so we'll see how it all plays out.

Hope everyone enjoys the V-day and 3-day weekend.