Tuesday, April 1, 2008

More sunshine, making more memories....


This time we had a picnic lunch at the park. It was so fun, warm and sunny. The best part was that we were there at just the right time. The train tracks run RIGHT next to the park and we got to see the train go by. It is the Durango & Silverton Narrowguage Railroad (http://www.durangotrain.com/) ...an old, old, steam engine that pulls bright yellow/orange cars, and a red caboose. It blew the whistle and Kaden got SO excited. It was so perfect. His uncle "BUD" (my brother John-Isaac) has LOVED trains since he was a year old, and now works on the train in the summer-time. Maybe Kaden will have that same love, we'll see. It was so cute to see a little boy's eyes light up with delight.




Someday this teeny boy will be reaching down to hold my hand. I am sure that time will come faster than I want it to. When I catch myself doing things that don't matter and are not worth my time, I have to think about how time really does fly and I only have THIS time once. I know that is corny, but so true.


GET READY....
Get Set....

GO!!!!!!
THIS, is hilarious. They make the EXACT same expressions...cracks me up. They are such wonderful buddies. I am so sad that the pictures didn't turn out very well. I had my camera on the wrong setting...oh well. I guess it's not like we don't have a million other pictures of us playing at the park!

When I look at pictures of Matt and Kaden together, or watch them interact, I am reminded of the Rodney Atkins song that I just LOVE. Matt loves it too and everytime it comes on he sings along and says that it reminds him of his relationship with Kaden. I am so glad he thinks of this and I know that our son is watching us and learning from us. I just hope and pray that we are doing things right!

Watching You....Rodney Atkins
Driving through town just my boy and me
With a happy meal in his booster seat
Knowing that he couldn't have the toy
Till his nuggets were gone

Green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit my breaks and mumbled under my breath
His fries went a flying and his orange drink covered his lap

Well then my four year old said a four letter word
That started with "s" and I was concerned
So I said son now where did you learn to talk like that


He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that coolI'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We got cowboy boots and camo pants
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad
I wanna do everything you doSo I've been watching you

We got back home and I went to the barn
I bowed my head and I prayed real hard
Said lord please help me help my stupid self


Then this side of bedtime later that night
Turning on my son's scooby doo nightlight
He crawled out of bed and he got down on his knees
He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands

And spoke to god like he was talking to a friend
And I said son where'd you learn to pray like that

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that coolI'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We like fixing things and holding mama's hand
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you

With tears in my eyes I wrapped him in a hug
Said my little bear is growing up
He said but when I'm big I'll still know what to do


Cause I've been watching you dad, ain't that coolI'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
Then I'll be as strong as superman
We'll be just alike, hey won't we dad
When I can do everything you do

Cause I've been watching you

3 comments:

Kara said...

It looks pretty warm there- it must be if you're wearing shorts! You always right good stuff, not corney! I love that song too!

Jodi Jean said...

love the pictures. i've never heard that song, but the lyrics are pretty cool!!

Brooke said...

I need your address!!

Thanks a million,
Brooke Hansen
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