30 May 2010

{Corn-y guy}

We had corn on the cob for dinner tonight -Kayden's first time with it, and he LOVED it!! At first, I just gave him a bite of mine but after that one taste, he decided he needed the WHOLE thing for himself!! (he looks angry here but really he is just 'posing' for me mid-bite!) :)

29 May 2010

Buddy Blake's Bday Party

We went to Kayden's friend Blake's birthday party tonight - it was a pool party and it was the PERFECT weather for it! The food was delicious and the decorations were so cute!Kayden and his buddy Charlie had a great time playing in the water together! and of course they had a bounce house which Kayden kept going back to again and again!
Here's the birthday boy waiting for his cupcake....
Kayden enjoyed his cupcake too (and didn't even mind that Mommy scraped off all the frosting....although Daddy thought she was crazy!)
Happy 2nd Birthday Blake - we had a great time at your party!

24 May 2010

Visit to Grandma and Grandpa's

Kayden and I decided to head to Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jan's for the weekend (since Daddy had to work all weekend) and the weather was going to be beautiful! We went to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana and had such a good time - we had planned to take a paddleboat ride but they don't open until 12:00 and we were there around 9! So we roamed around the park checking everything out. They had these BEAUTIFUL tulip trees - I want one of these for my yard!! And rushing rivers - Kayden had to check it out with Grandpa! I was waiting for Kayden to drop his shoe over the edge but luckily everything stayed on........except for his pants! Did I mention that the shorts I packed for him were a little too big?? They were fine if I rolled them but the minute he started running down the path, they would fall down to his ankles. Luckily, he thought it was really funny and just kept pulling them back up! They had a cool water feature (which yes, Kayden stepped into and slipped!)
and the water feature ran all the way down a stream and into the lake. Kayden was having fun throwing sticks into the stream and watching them float down. A couple times, he got a little too close and we were certain he was going to float into the lake WITH the sticks!!
Grandma insisted that we see the Labyrinth at the park.....a place of meditation...
....so Kayden checked it out and walked the lines!
Kayden with Grandma and Grandpa We had such a great time -thank you for letting us come visit!!! We look forward to more trips down there this summer and to floating on the lazy river!

09 May 2010

HAPPY Mother's Day!

{2nd Annual MoTHeR'S DaY PiCnIc}

Kayden and I met Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jan today for our 2nd annual Mother's Day picnic - it was a beautiful day (although a little chilly when the clouds came by!) and we had a great time!
Kayden enjoyed kicking the soccer ball around, blowing bubbles and most of all, skipping rocks with Grandpa!! Kayden being a little cheesy with Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jan!Mommy and Grandma MaryKayden's favorite part of the day (except for the rock skipping of course!) was the chocolate covered strawberries that Grandma made - they were delicious!!

We had such a good time - thanks again for meeting us!! And Happy Mother's Day!

04 May 2010

Birthday Dinner

Kayden and Daddy took Mommy out to dinner tonight for her birthday -and we had so much fun! Kayden did very well and enjoyed entertaining everyone around him and, of course, the waitress too! I think I'm going to have my hands full with this one as he gets older.....oh boy.