Right now Kaden and I are in Utah spending some time with my family. I am already eons behind in blogging, so I thought I would just jump ahead to the present, in hopes that I won't become too overwhelmed and never attempt to catch up later. Hopefully I'll have a chance later to write about our spectacular adventure at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh with my friend Katy and her family, and the great fun we had with my Aunt MalaRee and her kids when they stayed with us just before we left. In the meantime, on to Utah fun.
So far Kaden has . . .
Played in the pool or at the splash pad almost every day.
My parents live in a great housing development that has both, so it's super easy to play in the water just before nap time.
Taken a trip to BYU.
Where Grandma bought him his first Cougar ball cap.
Visited The Hogle Zoo.
Kaden loved the giraffes best, but Anya and I liked the baby elephant.
Helped Grandpa and Grandma with Yard Work
Visited my friend Steph and met her darling baby boy, Andy.
Wow. Not a single picture. Such a tragedy. It was great to see her though, and Andy is adorable.
Crawled around on the blanket that is my parents' grass.
Our grass just can't hold a candle to this stuff. And there are no fire ants here to worry about, which is especially nice.
Learned to walk behind his walking toy.
He's been cruising like crazy for over a month now, but this is the first he's tried to walk without an actual person assisting him. He's still too unsteady on his feet to walk on his own, but occasionally he'll be standing holding on to something and he'll let go and stand on his own for a few seconds before he realizes what he's done. Then, he immediately plops on his bum or grabs back on to something for support. It's pretty funny to watch.
Taken lots and lots of night-time baths.
PLUS, I have . . .
Learned to use a sewing machine . . . kind of . . .
Watched the end of the Harry Potter era unfold on the big screen at midnight with my cousin, Anya, while my mom missed out to watch Kaden (who woke up just after we left for the theatre).
Eaten my body weight in chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sandwiches, and homemade hot fudge sauce.
It's been a great trip. We are here until Wednesday, so there is still more fun to come.