Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Present

We had Christmas Eve dinner at Nathan and Stacy's.
Kaiden is showing me all the ornaments.

After the candlelight service at church, Kaiden had to make sure the candle was blown out!

Christmas brunch at our house, stocking stuffer game and gifts. I think the toothbrush was his favorite! It was a good Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Past

Nathan's second Christmas, he was 14 months old. We gave him the unbreakable ornaments to hang when we were decorating and then told him to not touch after we were through.

I would find him moving the ornaments and saying "Don't touch". Parents can be so confusing sometimes.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Boys and Their Toys

Helping Tito put the track together

Putting the engine on the track

Look at it go!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Its A Different World

Kaiden and I were reading a book the other evening when his mother snapped a picture.

He immediately wanted to see the picture. I couldn't help but think about how things have changed since his father was this age or when I was growing up. We didn't get to see the pictures until the roll of film was used, then taken to be developed and wait until the pictures came back. There wasn't one hour developers then. It could be weeks even months before you could take the picture.

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


I have a penguin that dances around and sings

Last year, Kaiden was quite sure about this crazy penguin

This year

He's got it figured out!