Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Salt and Pepper

Kaden and Kendall

Boy, Girl.
Ginormous, Teeny-Tiny.
Porcelain White, Chocolate Brown.
Both feisty, silly, and full of energy.

I watched Kendall yesterday so her mom could get things done. Michelle watches Kaden for me when I'm in a bind and she's always so happy to do it. These two kids are only 2 months apart but you'd never know it. They were so funny together; kept me entertained all day.
Love those big brown eyes.

They wrestled, tickled and gave raspberries. Her tiny size didn't stop her from dominating.

This is a horrible picture, but it's the only action shot I got. They literally RAN around the island in the kitchen for 20 minutes.

Come play again soon little girl.

Monday, March 23, 2009

It's not the end

Are you going to finish strong?

This video brought me to tears. It is so humbling and puts things into perspective. Please watch.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Guess what?!?!?

New little one will be coming mid-September. We are thrilled.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Emotional Roller Coaster

The many faces of Kaden during bath time.

First, a drink.
He's happy. For the most part, he loves his bath.

Then he gets serious, there is work to be done. Toys to sink, airplanes to fly...

Crazy splashing begins and the bathroom becomes a war zone and a complete wreck. He squeals and screams and makes a racket.

Then, the bad news. I have to dump water all over him to wash the soap off. He hates this part, which I find interesting, because he willingly dunks himself under any chance he gets...in pools, tubs, sinks, you name it. It has to be HIS idea, I guess.

Still mad. Getting madder by the second as I continue to taunt him with my camera.
Oh, it's so rough being two.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

This is why

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't kill their husbands."
Today I remembered why I really NEED exercise. I have been busy and caught up in other things and have completely neglected the workout regimen. I finally just made a point to go, and I can feel the addiction again. I can't wait to go back.
While I was jumping up and down on that step for an hour, jamming to awesome music, sweating, feeling my heart pump and legs burn, I felt so happy. I felt excited and energized.
After the class my friend Susan said, "I don't need a doctor, I just need to exercise." She is so right. It's the best antidepressant ever.
Now, I feel the lactic acid building in my legs and tomorrow I'll feel the burn. The sweet burn of soreness. Yesss...that means it's working.
I'm going back. Tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring is springing

I can't even tell you how happy I am to see green sprouts and hear the birds have returned from their winters from afar. To celebrate, Kaden and I ventured to the park. The first of many outings to come.

He runs around and I chase. I can only dream of the kind of energy this child has. If I could bottle up just a fraction of it, keep it for me, then I might be the super-mom I am dreaming to be. Until then, I will follow behind and try to capture the moment, though that is proving difficult.

He's brave this year. He doesn't need my help to get down the BIG slide anymore. He just insists that I say, "ready...set..." and he urgently says, "GO!" and shoots right on down.

FACE first. My Superman.

We enjoy the sunshine and head home to meet dad for dinner.

the Little Jailbird and I had a lovely evening.

The end.