I am so sorry about the long hiatus! Life has been crazily busy and I have also been without my camera for a while. However, things are starting to slow down (a little) and getting back to normal.
We had the pleasure of having my little sister, Alli, and her husband Makay come and stay with us for a few days. They are going to school at BYU-Idaho and had a few days off and we were lucky enough to snag them. We had so much fun having them here and I had a blast reminiscing with Alli about our childhood. Cade was completely smitten by Makay and wanted to do everything Makay did and be everywhere Makay was.
Cade liked to play hide and seek with Alli and Makay and for some reason thought that a tree would supply an ample hiding place. It was too funny. We also got to hear the babys heart beat while they were here, which was so exciting. It was nice to know that the expanding belly really is alive and kicking.
Christmas was an exciting event in our house. Jared was on call so we stayed in Las Vegas and decided to stay in our own home and have our own little Christmas (we usually stay at his brothers house and have Christmas morning with their family). I was so excited for Cade to have his first Christmas that he kinda got the idea. I was so tired from all of the preparations but I could not sleep on Christmas eve. I was wide awake and so ready for the celebrations to begin. Once 4:30am rolled around Jared, whom I kept awake with my excitement, and I decided to pop in a movie and kill some time. Once the movie was over at about 6:30 I couldn't wait to roll into bed but as soon as my head hit the pillow I heard the door of our little munchkin jiggle and he was ready to party. We tried to convince him that it was still sleep time but he would have nothing to do with it, so the festivities began.
He humored me for a few pictures before we went into the family room to open presents, notice the sleep in his eyes! He was so much fun to watch open his presents. He has so much emotion and after every present he would say "thank you Santa!" at the top of his lungs and then get wrapped up in the gift until I convinced him to open another one. Towards the end I ended up opening his presents for him and drawing his attention to the new toy.
One of his first favorites were his new legos because it came with a "lego guy." For some reason he thought it was cool.
Jared was in charge of the video and I was covering the camera. We were both busy! During the Christmas season all Cade could talk about was Santa bringing him a scooter. I was so excited for him to see the scooter I could hardly stand it! So, "was it a hit," you ask? Ummmm, kinda. The real hit of this Christmas.... the 99 cent flashlight....figures. He is still trying to figure out the scooter. He hasn't quite grasped the idea of turning. He just picks it up and turns it to where he wants, it is rather comical.
Jared got me some Mary Kay products and some fun money. I got him some BYU stuff and ended up caving and getting him a PS3, something he as talked about for as long as I can remember. I was totally stoked to give him the system but caught the reaction on the video but have no pictures. Needless to say, he was VERY excited! My dream came true when we went to Jason and Melissas to check out everyones gifts and I had my Christmas wish fulfilled. I have wanted to take Cade to Disneyland for a long time, especially during Christmas time. We were planning on doing it but end up having other things come up and so decided not to. Well, they were all bouncing off the walls to give us our gift and so I was excited to see what was in the box and to my TOTAL surprise there was a trip to DISNEYLAND inside! I am so so so excited and cannot wait to board the airplane tomorrow. Cade has been talking about seeing "mick mouse and goopy" (goofy) all week long.
Cade was also way too spoiled and was so blessed with so many fun gifts from so many people! Thank you everyone!
He also got his Lion towel that he loves. He thought that he was so cool this morning wearing it and roaring like a lion. I was laughing and laughing, this kid keeps me in stitches. So, now that I have finally gotten back to blogging I am going to be leaving again but will be back soon with lots of pictures and lots of stories from Mickey. We love you all and thank you so much for all your love and generosity! Happy New Year to all...we love you!