Wednesday, August 21, 2013

kaiden turns 4


A conversation with Kaiden on his 4th birthday:

My favorite food: cake

What I like to do for fun: play semi trucks

My favorite sport to play: soccer ball

The show I like the best on television: Berenstain Bears

I think the coolest person in the world is: Sister

My favorite thing to learn: ABC's

Something I'm really good at: playing trucks

If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd go to: water park with lots of slides

My favorite color: red

When I grow up, I'm going to be a: firefighter

My favorite song: trumpet song (a song he sang in the Christmas program at church)

Book I like best right now: Curious George

Three words that describe me: shy, sweet, cautious

My favorite time of year: winter

My favorite snack: fruit snacks

Food I really dislike: spicy food

My best friend: Brayson

If I had one wish, it would be: to change into a semi

My best memory: when I was born

What I would like for my birthday: semi truck with the flag on it and a horse trailer

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Omaha trip

This past weekend we loaded the van (yes, loaded the van - seems like you have to pack half the house when you travel with a baby) and headed to Omaha for the weekend to celebrate Kaiden's 4th birthday. Kaiden had been anticipating this trip for quite a while and was super excited. Here's a peek into our weekend trip to Omaha:

We headed out Friday morning. Kaiden is pretty excited as he has been looking forward to this day for weeks.



We arrived in Omaha Friday afternoon for our first adventure at the Omaha Children's Museum. Let's just say Kaiden (and Dan) loved it.


There was lots to do at the museum. Kaiden especially enjoyed the "auto shop" where he became a mechanic. He changed the tire; checked under the car; changed the oil and even answered the phone when it rang.


In the art studio, his imagination was the limit. There were all sorts of materials to create whatever he could dream up. Daddy made a flower for little miss Jada:



They also spent a little time in the wood shop and created quite the masterpiece:




Saturday we spent the day at the Henry Doorly Zoo. It was a perfect day for the zoo.



Jada loved watching the animals and fish.



This was Kaiden's most favorite part of the day. The train!




It was in the rain forest that Jada first discovered daddy's whiskers on his chin. She was so captivated by the whiskers. Who knew daddy's whiskers could be more interesting than the Omaha Zoo?



Besides the train ride, Kaiden's other favorite part about the zoo was the "hard" lions. Meaning, the lion statue right inside the gate.





Monday, August 19, 2013

jada | 11 months


Jada is now 11 months old. She now weighs 19 pounds, 9 oz. and is 31 inches tall. Not a lot has changed since her last monthly update except that she is becoming braver everyday (as you can see from the picture below). She is all over the place and she was even caught standing all by herself just yesterday! I can't believe I'm now planning her first birthday. My, how time flies.