Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
I would find him moving the ornaments and saying "Don't touch". Parents can be so confusing sometimes.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
A couple weeks ago when the kids were here, someone was wondering the name of a movie Diane Keaton had been in. One of them took out their phone and looked it up. Someone else wanted to know how late a store was open on Sundays. One of them took out their phone and looked it up. The phone we had growing up only made phone calls and it was a party line. When we first moved to our town 37 years ago we even had a party line because there were not enough lines available. Can you imagine anyone accepting that now?
I can not even imagine how things will change by the time Kaiden is grown. I only hope that in this world of instant everything, he learns that fast and convenient isn't always better; that you can't always get everything you want that's okay; that some of the old ways of doing things are still the most fun and the anticipation of waiting for something is part of the joy.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Except when the bowl went around the table, he made room for it to stop on his tray. We had to hide them before he ate the entire bowl.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
posed for a family picture
carved pumpkins, roasted pumpkin seeds, ate yummy food and laughed alot.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
How he looks when you say "Can you say please?" and he nods his head yes, but won't say it
How he meticulously uses his spoon to get all the soup broth out of his bowl
How he says "It's hot" for all his food. (I think since everyone has been telling him that for months when he is given food - he associates hot for food)
How he studied the neighbor's Halloween display and called the ghosts - monkeys
How he names all the people he knows - MaMa, DaDa, Tito, Carrie, Hat, Josh, Becky, Shari, Emmett, but no Gram yet
How he put this pillow on the floor, put his head down and said Nite Nite.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sometimes we just sit around the table and talk.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The facts aren't quite right - it was 31 years ago and he didn't wake me up at 4:00 am, he kept me up until 4:12 am, but when I saw this cartoon many years ago, I had to cut it out and put it in his scrapbook.
Happy Birthday, Nathan! It has been such a pleasure watching you grow up into the man you are today. I love seeing you with your family - how much you love your wife and son.
I couldn't imagine 31 years ago how I could love you more, but I do. Have a great day!
And the threat is still there -someday I will call you at 4:12 am to wish you Happy Birthday.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The flowers are living on borrowed time. They keep putting frost warnings and snow in the forecast and taking them out again, but it will happen soon. I brought in all the tomatoes last week when a frost was a possibility and now we have green tomatoes lined up on the window sill to ripen. This weekend I dug the beets an carrots and cut back more flowers. We will remember this summer as the one
- Carrie grew the smallest cherry tomatoes we have ever seen
- We couldn't keep up with the rhubarb, but did keep up with the zucchini
- Nathan and Stacy planted their first garden
- Tita, Ricky and Sarah, Roger and Lynda came to visit
- Kaiden discovered the moon
- Kaiden renamed Dave 'Hat'
- Kaiden talked about balls, birds, bugs, planes, monkeys and SpongeBob
We had a very good summer
Monday, October 11, 2010
He is also talking in sentences. Sure they are very short sentences, but we are going to capitalize that first letter and add the period after the second word, because that is what grandparents do.
Moon gone. Have monkey. Bye,plane.