Kaden, with the laptop cord wrapped around his waist: "Look, Mommy! A space belt!"
While we were home for Christmas, Mackenzie came and got us to report that Kaden was naked in the bathtub. Sure enough, he had stripped down to his birthday suit and was sitting in an empty tub, playing with toys. At least he didn't start the water!
Kaden had gotten out of bed a couple of nights ago, and was banging on his door (we lock his door at night). I went in to check on him, and he was standing there in only a diaper. The kid had taken off his sleeper, only to realize he couldn't get it back on. I couldn't help but laugh. I helped him get re-dressed and tucked him back in bed.
Chad was pointing out pictures of Kaden when he was a baby that are hanging up in our stairwell.
Chad: Do you know who this is?
Kaden: BABY JESUS!
In fact, when seeing most pictures of babies, he automatically assumes they are Baby Jesus. Or Noah (the baby brother of his buddy, Liam).
Anytime he sees a picture of a star he starts talking about when Baby Jesus was born. At least he got something out of our Christmas-themed family home evening lesson.
We were in the grocery store shopping, and I was pushing Kaden in the cart. All of a sudden, completely out of nowhere, he starts chanting, "Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!" We were nowhere near bacon, so I have no clue where this thought pattern came from, but it was hilarious.
I was making Kaden lunch and asked him if he wanted honey or jelly on his peanut butter sandwich.
Kaden: Jelly! It's DELICIOUS!!!!"
I have to lie down beside Kaden until he falls asleep in order for him to nap now. It's the only way he will take a nap. We've drawn the line and won't do this at bedtime, but it's worth it for nap time, since he becomes a demon without one during the day. We've been cycling through some sickness at our house, and Kaden and I have been super congested. When he took his nap the other day, he started snoring ridiculously loudly. When he came to find me after his nap, we were cuddling together on my bed, and I did an impression of the sound he was making when he fell asleep. He just busted out laughing. It was like sharing a joke with a friend. So fun. It was the cutest moment. Hard to explain, but I want to remember it forever.
Chad made Kaden mac and cheese for lunch one day while I was out. Apparently, Kaden did an "impression" of me saying that mac and cheese is not for breakfast, only lunch. We've had this conversation a few times, and apparently he wanted to make sure Daddy knew the rules, too.
All the numbers that come after ten are fourteen when Kaden counts on his own. So funny. We are working on it.
I noticed that Kaden's beloved stuffed giraffe, Tip Top, was in need of a bath. I mentioned this to Kaden, and he freaked out.
Me: But he's stinky, Kaden! See, smell him.
Kaden: (Taking a whiff) No stinky! No stinky! (Bringing me his stuffed elephant) See, Mommy!
It's Ollie! Ollie's stinky!
After a thirty minute battle trying to get Kaden to try his chicken and rice, he finally gagged down a bite.
Me: Is it good?
Me: How many bites do you think you can eat?
Kaden: 10! (Eats ten bites, counting each one.)
A lot of our food battles look just like this one.
Kaden peeks through the blinds and checks to see if it's morning before he comes out of his room every day.