28 July 2009

UnCLe BrIaN ViSiTs!

Uncle Brian drove up from Texas this week to visit us and we had such a good time! The weather was nice so we went the splashpark - Kayden's new favorite place this year! He really enjoyed himself playing with all the water features....

and even playing out of the water!

Uncle Brian even ran thru the water sprayers with Kayden - you can tell they both enjoyed it quite a bit!! (that is actually a look of happiness on Kayden's face!)

This was the 'tired' Kayden after he refused to take an afternoon nap! But he did enjoy his time with Uncle Brian -thanks again for coming to visit us!! Hopefully we can get down to see you soon! And the trip would not be complete without Marlee here to play with the 'boys' - they all had such a good time running and chasing each other around - what chaos! But how can you resist those three cute faces?? :)

27 July 2009

~15 months old~

Kayden turned 15 months old last week! We went to the dr the other day for his checkup and he weighed in at 22 lbs, 11 oz (25th percentile) and 31 inches (50th percentile) - his head circumference also changed from the 10th percentile to the 50th percentile - we're hoping that is just swelling still from the accident!! He now has his 8 front teeth and his 2 top molars (his bottom 2 molars are close to coming in) - it's been a busy month! He is also very busy getting in to EVERYTHING and climbing and exploring. He is climbing up all the furniture and loves going up the stairs on his own! He also LOVES playing outside and throws a fit if we have to come back in most days! The temper tantrums are definitely in full swing but usually they are so cute, it's hard not to laugh. He's a very good boy and has a great personality - laughing & smiling all the time! He is still taking two naps a day although some days it's a struggle - we have tried one nap a day a couple times but just doesn't seem to be enough for him. Maybe one of these days - I'm in no rush! He is also still sleeping 12 hours at night which Mommy and Daddy really like. He's getting really good at kicking his soccer ball around (which makes Daddy really happy!) He still only says a few words here and there but "Mama" and "Dada" all day long which is cute!

24 July 2009

Weekend Visit

Aunt Jodi, Cousin Tanner, Cousin Jordan and Cousin Jenna came to visit us last weekend and we had such a good time! They brought Kayden a new table and chairs, a couch and another new toy - he is so lucky that Cousin Tanner likes to share all his things with him!! Here he is checking out the new table with Tanner.

04 July 2009

HaPPy 4th oF JuLy!!

The weather was unseasonably cold and rainy today so we spent the day inside, which was probably a good thing b/c Kayden had a bit of a fever. You wouldn't know it here while he was playing with his dogs! They are FUNNY!Then he decided that he was going to 'help' Mommy put away the groceries...ok, maybe just play with the toilet paper - it does make quite a soft, comfy seat!
It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but you can see the bruising that is on his head - it has taken over the right side of his head- poor little guy!! But he is our trooper and he'll come thru this - he is going to be one tough little boy!!

02 July 2009

Good times.....and bad

Grandpa Ken came to visit us for a week and we had such a great time with him!! He helped us out around the house and got to play with Kayden who has changed quite a bit since Grandpa saw him last! We spent the last few days of his visit here by driving over to Indiana to visit Aunt Jodi, Uncle Troy and Cousins Jordan, Jenna and Tanner! Here's Kayden enjoying lunch with Grandpa! Kayden enjoyed his new pool at Aunt Jodi's!!
We tried to convince Cousin Jordan and Cousin Jenna to get in and play with him -but this is the best we could do! I can't believe how quickly my little nieces are growing up - and they are beautiful!! I love you girls!!
We finally had to say goodbye to everyone so we could get Grandpa back to the airport - so we enjoyed our last morning out on the deck. Kayden LOVED all his grandpa time- he was spoiled!!
And Mommy and Aunt Jodi even got a photo together!
Mommy even got a decent picture with Kayden - then it was time to hit the road!
Unfortunately, our trip to the airport was not uneventful~ we were rear-ended by a truck on the interstate. It spun us around and threw us in the ditch. Luckily, we were all wearing our seatbelts and stayed inside the vehicle! My dad and I walked away with some cuts and bruises and whiplash but my poor Kayden was not so lucky. He had to be helicoptered to the children's hospital in Chicago because he had a skull fracture- very traumatic for us!!! He spent a couple days in the hospital where they monitored him to make sure the swelling went down and he did not have excess pressure on his brain. He is now at home and resting and doing ok. He definitely has some bruises (and maybe even a black eye which I keep telling him that the girls will LOVE!) and his head is still very tender to the touch - and I'm sure VERY painful for him! He is getting back to walking around again - although he is still a bit unsteady on his feet. We will have a follow up visit with our dr next week to make sure he is doing ok. But he is doing well and we thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes!!
Below are a couple pictures of my car if you want to see the damage done.