Friday, September 26, 2008

7 Weeks old

Here is a picture of Caden at 7 weeks old. I finally got a smile on camera!

Caden has been looking around at everything. It is amazing how strong his neck is!

We went for a hike the other afternoon to Taylorsville Park in Vandalia. Everyone had a great time! Nia saw more squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits then she usually sees at the house. She was just pissed that she was on a leash and couldn't chase them! Caden liked riding in the baby Bjorn with Mark, he was awake for most of the hike and then fell asleep towards the end. He really wanted to look around at all the trees!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Trip to Cox Arboretum

Caden and I met up with my college friends on tuesday at Cox Arboretum in Moraine/Dayton. There are some paved trails around the gardens which were beautiful.

We had a beautiful day there and had a picnic in the shade. The babies loved the light breeze and took turns crying and eating, it was pretty funny really!

Isaac, Caden and Kristin

Caden punching the other two!

The stroller gang taking over the paved paths!

Issac (and Amy, kinda)

Tricia and Kristin

Thought we would take a nice fall photo with the display that they had out front. Thank you!

Happy birthday Jen!

My sister Jen turns 27 today! Happy Birthday! We love you and wish we could be there to celebrate with you! The countdown is on for her wedding as well, 3 1/2 weeks until the big day! It has approached very quickly, and has been good motivation to get back into shape and fit in my bridesmaid dress. We are very excited!
We went to cheer on the Troy Trojans last Friday night when they played Wayne...we must not have cheered loud enough, (I know Maddie did!) because they did not win.
Here is a picture of Caden and Grammie Clarice at the game. He loved the noise and all the lights!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

First trip North

Week 5

Caden met his Great Great Grandmas the other day. He was on his best behavior, didn't mind being passed around and visiting with everyone.

Great Great Grandma Viola and Great Great Grandma Joann

Caden and Grandma Marge

Caden, Grandma Marge, Grandpa Tom and Holly

Well, we hope all the trips up to see my family go as smooth as last weekend! Despite the wind on the way home, Caden slept almost the entire way up and back to Cleveland (over 3 hours each way)! How fantastic! We didn't get a picture, but Nia and Caden rode in the backseat really well together.

Here is a picture of him at the LaGuardia family party! The fam couldn't resist getting him dressed up in Italian colors!

Great Uncle Lou, Grandpa Joe, Caden, Great Aunt Mary and Great Uncle John

Great Aunt Vicki, Great Aunt Martha, Caden, Great Uncle Tom, Grandma Ginny and Great Aunt Mary

Grandma Ginny and Grandpa Joe with Caden at the party

Caden has recently started smiling and cooing back at us. I tried to get a picture of it, but you gotta love the delay on cameras. Here is part of a smile. He seems to actually be seeing us now. And he just saw Nia for the first time a few weeks ago! Also, I couldn't resist a picture with these huge slippers on!

Week 6

(He lost a little bit of hair in the front, daddy is having a harder time with it than Caden.)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1 Month old

I forgot to post something after his 2 week visit with the doc, so here you go. At his 2 week visit with the doctor, he was 21 inches long and 9 lbs and 4 oz, more than 1 lb up from his birthweight of 8lbs 2oz. He did really well at the doctor's office, didn't mind being naked on the scale...I was just waiting for him to pee on all of us while he was waiting to be weighed! It didn't happen fortunately.
Here is a 3rd week picture.

The other day Caden and I went on a little road trip to Greenville, OH to see my old college friends/roommates and their new additions. Tricia/Jeremy Geiser had a beautiful little girl named Kristin Madison and she has an amazing amount of hair! Kristin was born on July 19th. Amy/Rob Winner welcomed their second boy, Isaac Steven, on August 14th.

I had to put one on of little Andrew Winner with all of us.

Andy Metcalf (college friend) visiting with the babies.

Caden and his new friend Isaac Winner. They are only 1 week apart!

Today Caden is 1 month old!!! Hard to believe! So far our little family is getting along pretty good. We have adjusted (somewhat) to the lack of sleep and are happy that Caden wakes up every 2-3 hours at night. This is a change from the first week when he was waking every 30-60 minutes! So much better. His umbilical cord stump fell off at about 2 1/2 weeks and he now enjoys being submerged for his baths. If you cannot tell from the pictures, Caden has deep blue eyes and a good amount of brown hair. He is just starting to smile a little bit more which is very exciting!

4 week picture

More bath photos...
When my parents came to visit, we all went down to Dayton for a family night out. We went to the Dayton mall, Babies R' Us (of course), Dewey's pizza (which is on my top 3 best pizza places) and to Dolcessa (a Gelateria down by UD that I have been trying to locate for a few months now). We had a great time out of the house, mostly me, and Caden was a gem. Only waking at Dewey's in hopes of getting a slice of pizza.

Caden and Grandpa Dave