30 May 2006

Westward ho!

Calling all relatives and friends residing on the West coast: That time has come around again, Caden and I will be in California from June 20 to July 5, visiting grandpa. If anyone would like to entertain us, just let us know. We have two weeks to spend catching up. Caden is really lucky to be able to spend so much time with my Dad. Since his birth, my Dad spends his vacation time visiting us in Michigan for two weeks in the fall and then sends Caden and I out for two weeks in the summer. It works out well. It seems like we see each other even more now that we live on the other side of the country. Hopefully we will be able to visit with Grandma and Grandpa "lini" like last year, too.

We had a great weekend. It was hot and humid here in Michigan. We had a garage sale on Saturday, used the proceeds towards a trip to the waterpark on Sunday, and enjoyed our pool Monday. I never thought we would like having a pool as much as we do. It was really nice floating in our very own in-ground pool. We have been cleaning it and feeding it (putting chemicals in it) for two months, but it was worth the wait. It was a pleasant 82 degrees in the water. Not too cold and not too hot. Caden is learning how to swim. His confidence is getting better, he even was jumping in and floating in the deep end. We tried to get him to dive in off the diving boards, but he wasn't quite ready for that. Sorry, no pictures today. I still don't have my laptop back and loading pictures on the spare computer is a real chore.

Today Caden had his first "real" ouchie. He squished the tip of his middle finger in between two 2 pound weights. It is pretty swollen and bruised. Poor guy. We are keeping our eyes on it, if it gets any worse, or he complains about it, I think I'll bring him to the doctor. It is the tip of his finger, so I think there isn't much we can do for it. He seems to be using it, and it bends, so I think it is just a big ouchie.

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, and we hope to see you soon!

20 May 2006

If you can't join them, chase them!

Caden and I took a walk down by the wharf earlier this month. We had tons of birds to feed. The word quickly spread, the segals joined in. The birds must have been hungry.

"I'm going to get you, mom!"

After we ran out of food, Caden was tired of being chased by the birds, so he chased them back!

and chased and chased them!

Happy Birthday Number Five!

This wasn't the first time he saw his cake, earlier in the day I found him with suspicios blue lips (from the frosting). He was too tempted by the construction trucks on top of his cake that he had to dig in!

We had a good time, Caden got to go to Chuckie Cheese. He had a blast. It is very much like a kiddie casino. Sorta addictive to kids and parents alike. AS always, Caden make out like a bandit with more than enough toys to last a lifetime!

Beautiful things...

I was able to download pictures finally!
Here are some things that I have been loving...

Window shopping...

These bright blue birdy salt and pepper shakers caught my eye.
I am loving anything that has to do with birds lately. We have been have beautiful bright orange orioles come eat on our deck, but I can't seem to catch them on film yet, they are too quick!

I loved these bird figures, they have another cute version at Target, much more affordable than these, but I cannot force myself to part with my money yet..maybe I will find them on clearance, my cheapness is getting the most of me!

14 May 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to Gramma-lini and Grandma! And all those hardworking mom's everywhere! Hope your day was/is great!

10 May 2006

Happy Birthday Caden!



all in five short years. How time flies by. We are blessed.

ps..As soon as I get my regular laptop back, I will post pictures of the celebration, as well as some more posts and pictures that I have saved on the camera.

what kind of sleeper are you?

What kind of sleeper are you? here

03 May 2006

Justin McRoberts

As a lot of you who know us well, we love music. Paul helps out on the soundboard at church and me, well I just listen :). I tried to sing on stage a couple of times, but it left me mortified.(and probably all who listened too!') I do not like to be the center of attention. We have been fans of Justin McRobert's music for five years or so. This CD is bit different than his last few, more grown up I guess. We really like his message so I thought I would share a link for you all to check out his music and, if you like, you can download a free mp3. woohoo!
Justin McRoberts