Friday, April 25, 2008

It's very, VERY, hard being a 16 month-old...

Today we were wandering the mall, killing time before an appointment. We had already had a long day and Kaden was getting antsy. So, we let him get out of the stroller and run around a bit. He wanted to push and was loving it...until he ran the stroller right into a wall. So....Matt, in an effort to help, steered the stroller from the wall.....


Kaden misinterpreted the gesture and was sure the stroller was being taken away from him. He literally melted into the floor and had a conniption fit.... He rolled around and just cried and cried. He got even more upset when I started photographing him. I actually found it somewhat sad, somewhat humerous. Here come the days of the tantrum......


SO pitiful....
His little ear grabbing is a comfort thing he has done forever. I guess it's like thumb-sucking, which thankfully he never picked up on. I love how when he gets sad, tired, or is sick, he just grabs his ear and plays with it. (It gets tricky though, when he isn't feeling well, trying to figure out if he's got an ear infection.)
Usually Kaden is a big ball of smiles and sunshine, but I guess the day had just gotten too long. Naptime was well overdue, and well, it's just plain hard being a toddler. After a much needed rest, dinner, and a warm bath, he was back to his irresistable CUTE self.

He loves to climb up on this rocker, hold onto the dresser, and "surf". I was looking at photos on the computer and he was just standing behind me pointing and talking. He got the most excited seeing pictures of himself as a little baby. So sweet.


5 comments:

Alesha said...

I love seeing all of these pictures but it makes me miss you guys even more than I already do!! I want to see you all again so bad! We need to meet in Utah this summer so what do you have going on say the second week of June or maybe sometime in July? Love you.

Team Avarell said...

Well, that was one of the cutest meltdowns I have ever seen!! I can't believe he is running around already! Since, I have never actually hung out with you and your little man, it is still weird to think you guys have a toddler!! :) He is a total cutie patootie!!

Kara said...

That's so funny that you took pictures of his little tantrum. That will be fun to show him someday. I agree, sometimes it's a little funny at first when they throw fits, but then it gets old and it's just annoying! Welcome to the "terrible twos"! Just kidding, he'll probably be a perfect little toddler and always be happy and smiley!

Jodi Jean said...

oh you're just now starting tantrums ... i guess my lil guy got a jump start. if we say "no" to pretty much anything it is cause for a meltdown. UGH! the pictures are soooo cute though!

nicole said...

What a sweetheart. I'm the same way...those tantrums are pretty obnoxious...but I can't help but think it's hilarious when they're in the act. Ruby also loves to push her own stroller. I think it's so cute seeing babies push something around that's twice their size.

He is too cute!