Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Yesterday we had an advenure- actually several of them...all before we left the house. =) Let me share. The day began with promise: the sun was shining, the sky was clear, the birds were chirping, and Caiden took a moment during her morning nursing session to smile sweetly at her Momma. Jeff and I showered, and then gave Caiden her bath. She smelled delicious, she looked adorable in her little sweater and bow- I was ready to share her with the world. Which was beneficial since we had to be out of the house by 9:00.

Well, 8:45 rolls around and the most terrifying sound comes out of our sweet smelling princess. Even she was surprised at the sheer force of it. And then, the clean scent of our infant was overshadowed by the smell of something rotten. Jeff and I exchaged glances and with fear and trembling looked underneath muttering a prayer for clean clothes. Apparently God thinks this is humorous. They are NOT clean. Caiden has added a new color to her floral sweater.... it doesn't match very well. We remove her diaper, her clothes, and put her back in the tub. After the second round, we're feeling the rush. We've GOT to get out of the door. Now, it is unclear whether the smell of haste whetted her appetite, or whether she realized that her tummy was now empty after all of her hard work, but Caiden decides to, in no uncertain terms, demand food. Okay, I obliged hoping that a snack would hold her over until we had arrived at our destination. I guess Caiden did not like the brightness of her second outfit, for up came the milk and doused those bright colors right out. I groaned, Jeff grouned, and Caiden smiled. On to outfit number three. Finally we left, and arrived for our lunch date at 12:00. Sigh. We parked, grabbed the carrier and headed for the restaurant. Oh no....either someone has set off fireworks nearby, or our baby is working in her new diaper- and her third outfit calls it quits. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, or both- alternatingly. Caiden is quite content for the remainder of the day- having entertained herself thoroughly. I promised her that if her would hold the tricks, I would find much more fun things to do in her spare time. To which she cheerfully hiccupped.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Daddy's Girl

I captured these pictures during Caiden and Daddy's morning time. Every morning before Jeff leaves for work, he spends a few quiet moments with Caiden. It is clear that she is Daddy's little girl. She is so quick to smile at him!

Yesterday morning after I fed her she was crying and Jeff said, "Let me try." Within seconds of passing her off, she was smiling. (I however was not. ) ;) But in all reality, I think it's adorable and am so glad that they have this sweet relationship already.

Today we are at my parents' house and we did get footage of Caiden smiling at me. It doesn't happen as often for me as for Jeff, but it does happen and I cherish each one!

Here are some cute ones with her new hat from Target. Amy Coe's designs are my new favorites. Someone gave me an outfit by Amy Coe and little knit shoes that match this hat, and a Target gift card was burning a hole in my pocket so of course I had to buy the hat. =) Yep, it's my first frivilous purchase for my little girl. Oh well, it could be worse- I could have had to PAY for it! =)

Well, off to take a nap. We had another rough night last night...who knows why!

Friday, February 09, 2007

A little Valentine

Here is a picture of our little Valentine. This picture also shows the bow I made on Wednesday. We had another five hour chunk of sl eep last night, but unfortunately, she has been really fussy the last 24 hours or so. I can't figure out why... In fact that is why I must sign off for now.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Smiling, sleeping and other fun things

Okay, so the picture is blurry, but it is the only picture of Caiden smiling that we have so far. Yesterday we had our first real smile fest complete with cooing. I was so excited!! Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera at home... But last night Jeff brought it home and we got some cute bath time pics. I'll post those next.

But, the real exciting news is...drumroll please! Caiden slept for six hours in a row!!!!!! She slept from 11:00 to 5:00am for the last two nights now. It's a miracle!!! Then I feed her until around 6:00am and then she sleeps again until 8:00. YAHOO!!! Praise be to God - this is the biggest blessing! =)

Yesterday was such a fun day. It was gloriously beautiful outside, (and I was rested which of course helps!) so we went on a long walk. When we came home, Caiden took a nap and when she awoke, we went back outside to sit in the grass, look at the sky and leaves blowing in the wind and to listen to the birds. That amused her so well, I decided to take advantage of the moment and weed my poor neglected garden. FYI- strawberries do really well inspite of neglect!

My newest project is making Caiden bows. So many people ask if she's a boy or girl, and I guess her name isn't very definitive so I've decided that bows are my best line of defense. =) As soon as I finish one, I'll show ya'll.