Friday, March 30, 2007

The Big News...

My dear dear friends Jeff and Abbey received a picture of their beautiful baby boy, Reed. He was born in February, now they are just waiting to go to Taiwan to get him. Check out their blog to see just how adorable he is! Praise God for this glorious gift!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Daddy's Favorites...

Frank has 2 great loves (3 if you count me)...they are his boy and his dog. Britney is our german shepherd, and she is a great dog. Gentle and quite loving! And Caden LOVES her! He loves to sit in Frank's lap and put his feet on her back. He laughs and is really too cute!I LOVE this picture!
On a completely different note, the blog will not be updated for a few days because Mom and I are going to Dallas tomorrow to get some things for the store. Also...stay tuned for some very exciting news!!! (No...I'm not pregnant!!!) Happy Weekend!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Look what I can do...

That's right...Caden is walking! It's still in that "drunken stumble" phase, but it is SOOOO cute. And, as you see in the picture, he keeps his arms tucked up high to help him balance. Caden still had fever this morning, but he hasn't had any since his nap. If he has fever again in the morning, Frank will take him back to the doctor...our home away from home!

Don't mind the baskets of laundry!
This could become a dangerous toy...I can just see him trying to use it as a trapeze!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Fevers and a GREAT gift...

Apparently, Caden prefers the after hours clinic to the regular pediatrician. Actually it's the same office, so it's quite nice. When I got home from work on Friday, Caden was waking up from his nap. When I went to pick him up, I noticed that he was warm. I waited for a bit to make sure it wasn't just him being warm from snuggling the bumper pad. Then I took his temp and it was 102!! So, we waited 20 minutes for the after hours clinic to open (by the way, we should NOT know their hours by heart!) and headed in. Dr. Denny (which we love!) said that it is probably just a fever virus and to give him Tylenol and motrin. Of course, when we got to the doctor, he had no fever and was running around like a wild man (I had given him tylenol before we left home). So for the last 24 hrs, Caden has had LOTS of tylenol and motrin! I think the fever finally broke this afternoon, but we shall see in the morning.

On a MUCH more fun note, Mrs. Linda sent Caden the best birthday gift. Frank really appreciated it the most. For those of you who don't know, my husband has a slight obsession with Elvis. I don't know where she found it, but here is the book Mrs. Linda sent Caden for his birthday. It is TOO cute!! We absolutely love it...we laughed for quite a while when we opened it! Who needs ten little monkeys when you can have this:

Fun times at AA...

For those of you who don't know, AA is what I call Apple Annie's. :) Yesterday and today were the Spring Open House at Apple Annies, and it was quite fun...complete with the frozen cappuccino machine!
Here's Gale and Sue being cute... Apple Annie autographs please.

Anna (a.k.a. "GG" or "Garbage Girl") showing the machine who's boss!

Kelli modeling the cappuccino...

Gale personalizing a bunny cookie...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Savanna's Birthday...

As you can tell, school is back in session, so I'm not as good at updating the blog!! Anyway...Sunday we went to Savanna's birthday party. It was really fun, and she was SUPER cute!!! Here are a few pics from the day:
Hey, this is my party!
Fine, my dad and I will go play with the toys in your room...

Savanna did much better with her cake than Caden did with his. She ate almost the entire thing! It was a great party for a sweet girl!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

New Trick and shopping with Mom...

Hey Mom, Look what Honey taught me!!Yea!! I love to play in the water!

Where does all that water go???

Thank Heavens!!! We're leaving Gail Pittman...I need a drink!
So do y'all like the trick that my mom taught Caden?? He loves's his very favorite thing to do at our house now! He makes a beeline for our bathroom whenever he gets the chance. It's really funny to watch because he is absolutely delighted each time the water comes on. Since Caden can go out in public now, we've been catching up on some shopping. Caden has enjoyed some of it, but Gail Pittman definitely is not his favorite. Frank was quite proud, however, because he really seemed to enjoy Lowe's!
I'm very sad...Spring Break is almost over! Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but I also love spending time at home with Caden. We've had a GREAT week together, and I hate to see it end. But it just means that summer is just around the corner!! YIPPEE!! I remember when I was in school and my teachers would always say that they were more excited about summer and breaks than we were, and I never believed I know they were speaking the truth!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Random pics and thoughts...

Caden and I are still passing the time until Frank comes home tomorrow night...YEA DADDY!!! I worked at Apple Annies for a little while today helping to clean out the storage room. Ms. Linda, if you read this, WE NEED YOU!!!!! Here are some random pics that I took of Caden tonight.
This one really shows off his odd tooth pattern. Notice one of his middle teeth hasn't come in yet...I call him Buck Toothed Bertha.Happy Baby!

The Look of innocence...

I LOVE cabinets!

Mom, this cabinet is a mess, I think I can really help you re-organize things!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

While the cat's away, the mice will play...

Frank is out of town with his kiddos in Gatlinburg (sp?), so Caden and I are having to entertain ourselves. Yesterday, Neecie and baby Bryce came over for the afternoon. He is 4 months old and is SO adorable! Then we decided that we would take dinner over to Aunt Kel. Caden had an especially good time because he LOVES to play with Aunt Kel's dog, Bella. It is the cutest thing ever!!
What a cute family portrait!

Here's Caden with Papa...we went over today to get Savanna's birthday present monogrammed. (by the is Savanna's birthday...Happy Birthday!!! We can't wait until the party on Sunday!)

And here's another cute birthday picture...Honey and Papa gave him this car.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Party of the century...

Here are the much anticipated birthday party pictures. The party was so much fun, and I can't believe that my little boy is one! It has absolutely FLOWN by and has been the most wonderful year of our lives. God had so richly blessed us in ways we could have never imagined!
Here's the gift table and banner.
Random Decorations...

Duck pond punch...

Basket of favors. It was a duck cookie and a rubber duckie with a party hat on. It was tied up in a duckie cellophane bag with a poem attached that read,
"The party's over,
I'm officially one.
Thanks for coming,
I hope you had fun.
Here's a favor
from me to you.
See you next year,
When I turn TWO!"

The food table...Gale made the fabulous cake...

The fabulous cake...

A close-up of the banner...

Yea Presents!!!

Here's Caden with his "smash" cake. He wasn't too interested in getting all sticky. In this picture, he's trying to get the cheerios off the top that Frank and I were trying to entice him with.

Hair Cut...

Here are some pics of Caden getting his hair cut on Friday. He has had his hair cut before (Ms. Sue cut it at our house), but this was his first haircut at the "beauty parlor." He was perfect!

Friday, March 9, 2007

I'm ONE!!!!!!!!
(and you can tell how much daddy likes mornings!)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Playroom is finished!

I finally got the chance to make curtains for the playroom today, so here are the pics of the finished product. Now it finally looks like a playroom, not a playroom in a formal dining room!

Gale painted these canvases for us...

Caden thinks the room looks too clean, so he's putting his special "touch" on it...

It's never too early for a little Gail Pittman!

And now a couple of pics so you can see how the playroom is situated in our house (for those of you who haven't been here)

Caden's Bathroom...

Here are pics of Caden's bathroom...I went on a picture hanging tangent today, so I can finally post pics of the finished product. Pics of the playroom will be up soon!