Thursday, April 29, 2010

31 cents of Bliss

Shayden was in heaven last night with his 1st real ice cream cone. Baskin Robbins had a 31 cent cone from 5-8pm and we headed over to meet our friends while Chris was working. While in line waiting our turn I decided to ask Shayden what kind of ice cream he wanted (since he has never been given this choice I was interested to see what he would come up with), he didn't even hesitate and stated very simple "blue ice cream"! Huh, what, are you kidding way buddy but good try. So Mommy had to veto that and order up some strawberry which was just fine with him. I then decided to not interfere at all with his experience and just let him go at it...he was so focused he barely looked at anyone else and didn't say two words until he was done (err..when Mommy kindly cut him off and threw away the rest).
Enjoy these sweet moments of bliss..

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

18 Month Checkup

It's hard to believe Shayden is already a year and a half old! We visited the doctor this week for his check up and all is well. Of course Shayden knows exactly what is going on now and cries every time a nurse or our doctor comes in the room but thankfully this time the cabinets and ladder were a new area to explore and kept him happy....for awhile anyway. :)

Weight: 23 lbs 11 oz (19%)
Height: 33" (66%)

Keep growing little buddy...we love you!
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday mornings

I am sure every mom loves Saturday mornings ... but I really do! It's so much fun to have a relaxed day in which a big breakfast is always on order and there is no rush. This morning Shayden requested "baby pancakes" and after finishing a nice portion of them Chris decided he would make smoothies as well. Of course anytime toddlers get to use straws it is a fun time and Shayden was pumped to get to share a smoothie with his DaDa.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Good Graffiti

Spring and summer just wouldn't be the same without sidewalk chalk so of course when Wally World had a box for $1 I was a total sucker and had to let Shayden have a run at it. Needless to say we didn't pick the best day as it rained all morning and left it breezy and chilly this afternoon, but what kind of mom would I be if I didn't follow through on a promise.
So, we hit the back sidewalk and went after it. Shayden did great keeping it out of his mouth and enjoyed switching all the colors from each hand and making one mark on the cement before moving on to another color. I had a large mommy moment when I realized just how messy sidewalk chalk can be and we both had to strip down when we came, can you say this should be done right before bath time and only in play clothes!!!

Saturday, April 03, 2010


Happy Easter - He is Risen!

Shayden participated in his 1st Easter Egg Hunt this morning with his pals Izzy, Caleb and Sophia. It was a blast. We literally approached a large field filled with a million little kids and even more parents with cameras, strollers, diaper bags and all the gear that comes with your little one. Then a huge horn blasted and before we could really explain what was going on we had to throw Shayden into the fray and tell him to go for the eggs. Needless to say he did not disappoint. It was as if he knew exactly what to do and had no problem running around, gathering eggs and throwing them in his Easter basket.
When it was all over (about 4 minutes later) the next thrill was seeing him realize there was something in the egg. Now in Shayden's case that wasn't the highlight of the event as he chose every egg in the field filled with stickers and he very much dislikes stickers if they touch him and are placed on his body or clothing...but when the Easter Bunny's helper gave him a package of pretzels...well he was in heaven.
It was a beautiful day with wonderful friends and a memory I will definitely treasure forever.
Enjoy the pics.