Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Cade loves to give Kisses to anyone and everyone. I love the way that he puckers his little lips and then delivers a wet slobbery kiss. He also has to give kisses in clusters. If one person is given a smooch then everyone else has to get a kiss too, it is great.
Cade0's loves his tubby!! His hair is getting long enough that we have to scrub a lot when it is time to was his hair. I laugh and laugh at him when he has his Alfalfa hair do. The other day I was making my bed while Cade was splashing. He is infamous for letting all the water out of the tub. When I walked back into the bathroom he just giggled because he had managed to get all of the water out before I told him to plug the tub again. The silly kid!
Last night Jared was getting Cades jammies on when he called me into the bedroom. When I walked in I saw Cade stumbling around his bedroom, giggling, with his shirt stuck on his head. It was so funny. We were all in stitches, especially when Cade bumped into the wall. He looked like he had just had too much to drink. It was great.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
For Christmas we received a wonderful gift...the gift of time together Alone!! We were given a certificate to a nice hotel along with a yummy dinner. So, last night we took advantage of our gift and left Cade with his Nana and painted the town like two newlyweds. We had so much fun and so enjoyed being together but also missed our Cade so very much!
Once we returned home we found our Cade as happy as could be eating his lunch with a neat hair do courtesy of his Nana with a little help from his nap. We laughed and laughed and he thought we was a really cool dude.
Now, he is tucked snugly in his bed and is completely zonked. He loves sleeping with his hands behind his head. I often wonder if his arms ever fall asleep but some how it doesn't phase him.
We had a wonderful weekend but are also so thankful to be back together as a family!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
So today was a very difficult day in the life of Cade James Nielson. For some reason he just woke up on the wrong side of the bed and just couldnt find a happy place until this very moment. I had stripped him down to his onsie because he had banana all over it and he had pulled off one of his socks. After walking around the house in a sad mood he finally got his shoe, brought it to me, and insisted on having it put on his sockless foot. That, for some reason, was the cure for all his woes and he then proceeded to spend the remainder of the afternoon with one shoe, no sock and one sock, no shoe.
I always tell him to "sit down" when he stands on his chair and then point to the seat of the rocking chair. So, today when he stood up he immediately said no, pointed to the seat of the chair, sat down, smiled, and then stood back up to start the process over again. It was too funny.
Today was finally the day that we were able to break out the new coat that his grandma and grandpa got him for christmas...yes, it does get cold in Las Vegas...sometimes.
Happy birthday Chandler!! Today was my nephews 12th birthday...offically a pre-teen. He had a great paintball party with his friends and then a yummy dinner with the family. As you can see, Chan was not the only one that was excited about blowing out the candles.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Cade was just too funny. He reached a point that he was so tired of me calling his name to get a picture that he would throw me these faces of "okay mom, thats enough."
Here is one of the smaller sharks that we saw. The kids were so excited about taking pictures that I ended up with a bunch of pictures of fish and sharks.
We were in this big tunnel with fish and sharks all the way around us. Cade couldn't stop staring at the fish that were above us.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Today we went to a children's museum here in Las Vegas. It was a great place full of tons of things to play with...a post office to make stamps, grocery store with cash registers, jungle gyms, bubbles, etc. I was so excited to take Cade and give him a change of scenery. Well, we packed him and all of his cousins up and ventured out. I was interested to see what he would gravitate to and low and behold....the STAIRS!! All he wanted to do was go up and down, up and down, up and down. He could have cared less about the bubbles, jungle gyms, toys...He just wanted his stairs. You gotta love one-year-olds. I figure we spent $20.00 to re carpet to stairs from going up and down so often.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Once we sat on the floor to mix in the Chocolate chips he went right for the bowl and ended up with a hand full of dough in his mouth and a big smile on his face. As we continued to mix he would pick out the chocolate chips and wipe off the dough just to make sure it was what he wanted and then pop them in his mouth. The night ended with full tummies, yummy cookies and kisses for mom.
Wow... another year is officially here!! Christmas in the Nielson home went well. We had the privledge of spending the holiday with Jared's wonderful brother and sister-in-law. Cade enjoyed it but would have rather had candy and empty boxes rather than actual gifts. He walked around the room and picked up all the candy that his twin cousins dropped and stuffed in his mouth as quickly as he could. I thought that for sure he would LOVE ripping the paper but in reality I was the one that wrapped them and also the one who opened them. The holiday season was good to us... full of food, family, and love.
I think that Jared and I were more excited about Christmas morning. Haha, Jared was bouncing off the walls when he saw the twins new trikes. I think he rode them more than they did that day.
Cade ended up way too spoiled by his grandparents! Santa brought him a rocket that rolls around the house and makes noises, its great.