Friday, January 22, 2010

too much time

too much OVERTIME.
i've been working so much i feel like! this week was a drain, but i did get an early start on my weekend by getting out at noon today. it doesn't feel like friday and thats a good thing!
today caedmon and i had a lot of fun together. we were with eachother from 12 to 8, not always the case lately, so i just ate him up!
caedmon things today:
1. he loves pretend and so i was hawkgirl and he was hawkman. he WORE out my arms with all the diving and jumping. mid jump, he'd just stop and almost out of breathe say, i love you mommy so much!
2. colored, stickered, puzzled,and did a worksheet. i love to see him create. he really is creative and loves to color and draw and mostly stick stickers. but the best thing he did was put together a puzzle. all by himself. he got this puzzle on wednesday and has it mastered. its a 25 piece pooh puzzle. we're amazed. he even did some math homework! ahaha (i'm trying to challenge him to think and do worksheets.)
3. run in! he was all about acting like the jonas brothers and running in to sing on stage. "LIVE TO PARTY!" he knows this song by heart and loves to run in and sing it loud!
i had a great time with him and got a few cute pictures. i'll post them soon!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


as i sat in my kitchen today, hearing my 2 year old SCREAM, "CUPCAKESSSSSSSSSS!" in the maddest most stressed out voice, i said to myself, "i see a blog post coming."
so, cupcakes it is.
no, he didn't get his cupcake, and i didn't get to go on a photoshoot with laura, but i did learn a lesson.
my son - cute and smart and awesome as he may be - is still a 2 year old. i was in denial for awhile. i woudln't embrace the idea of the "terrible 2" but i have embraced it. caedmon is just A LOT right now. he's been very demanding and was told a few times this weekend, "you're ruining mommy's birthday weekend." poor guy, but it was kinda true. every time we went to have fun this weekend, he was there to throw a fit.
(and, i was ust interrupted to take him to the potty, in which he pooped his pants. hasn't done that since AUGUST!)
deep breath...
but you know what, even when we're taken to the point where we just want to freak out and throw a fit ourselves, those fruits of the spirit actually kick in - THANK GOD! i love being his mommy and i don't have to re-iterate how much i love him or how much he means to me. i just had to come to the realization that yes, he is in the terrible 2s and no this is not always easy.
so, saturday was my b-day. i'm 27...and we had a nice day, despite a few fits by the little man.
best things about my b-day
1. got to go to IKEA, my favorite place
2. got an amazing teap pot from ryan. very thoughtufl gift.
3. my gift is redoing my scrapbook room! AWESOME! we're starting on that this afternoon with assitance from the wagners
4. ate out twice and didn't feel guilty. had lunch at IKEA and dinner at CASA BLANCA..the best darn mexican joint right next to our house.
5. was able to see both of my nephews, by skype, but nonetheless, it was sweet.
6. got a lot of love and money :) going to have to spoil myself some more
7. a very special gift, from my grandma, a painting my great grandma did. caedmon's great great grandma - i'll post a picture of it!
8. didn't feel fat! two weeks i've been depriving myself so i'd feel good on my b-day!
9. made from scratch amazing cupcakes and enjoyed every bit of its goodness- hence the title.

so, my b-day was nice! hoping for a nice year. as LAMAR would say, "2009 wasn't mine, 20-10 i'm in again." 09 wasn't the best year, and 26 was a little blah, but i have hope for an amazing 2010!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

caedmon at 2

here is my "baby book listing" of caedmon things at 2. i really never want to forget how he was...but its so hard not to because he's growing sooooo fast! Since caedmon is turning 2.5 soon, I thought I should record some highlights of him at 2 to 2.5 years. I had to add a few low lights too, because no child is perfect, am i right!

Caedmon still loves music…always drumming and moving to a beat
He has begun speaking in SENTENCES. when he asks for something or “demands” something we always make him put it in a sentence.
he is polite
he is good at sharing and even on boy at daycare told me so
he goes to dc about 5 to 7 hours a week, sometimes not at all
Potty Training has been great. he never had accidents frequently for the first two months of potty training, but by Oct no accidents
Traveled to WI to meet his new cousin mason in Oct was a little rough with the babies
Traveled again to WI for Christmas and was much better with babies Mason and Elliot
loves his cousins, says Mason and Elliot very clearly and knows they are his cousins. he also thinks they are his best friends.
Evee is still his best friend, and he loves her so much. He brightens up and is filled with joy every time she enters the scene
Still NO 2 year MOLARS! what is up with that?! he is such a bad teether, that is the only things he’s behind on.
most people think he’s at least 3, very advanced, tall, and mature looking. He is 34 lbs at 2 years 5 months
loves birthdays and loves to make playdoh birthday cakes
thinks farting is funny…typical boy
doesn’t like to be outside as much as he used to, has too many things to keep him entertained inside.
very good dexterity and control.
loves to play Frisbee and throw any kind of ball
wonderful counting skills
constantly tells Ryan and I that he “loves us so much”
knows his birthday is July 21st and likes to remind people. By October this skill is mastered (we’re extremely impressed)
likes to play dress up and pretend
still doesn't sleep well. he is very bad at going to bed most of the time and never sleeps a whole night. the good side, he is is dry all night and does get up to take potty breaks. we're getting more sleep than ever, usually only shortly interrupted.
knows his superhero “universes” and never gets them messed up
really enjoys watching movies and tv; especially veggie tales and Disney movies
likes to do things by himself, and always wants to be a big helper for mommy
enjoys cooking with us, especially sweet things he can taste test
has a sweet tooth for sure just like ryan
is probably sick of hearing his name, it seems like we’re always “correcting” him these days
has his fair share of tantrums, but recovers and can be distracted quickly
likes to use tools, and help daddy
his favorite things to play with are his Disney Cars cars