Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Zoo

Today the weather was in the high 80's. A perfect day for the zoo. We hadn't been to the Zoo since my sister and her kids came to visit in December. Cady was a whole different baby. This time around she was an active participant and really seemed to enjoy checking out the various animals. After today we decided that we are going to invest in an annual zoo pass and hopefully also save up for a wagon like the one in the picture. Cady LOVED it!

Checking out the peacock!
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The peacock opened up it's feathers and Cady was in awe
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It was so hot!
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Riding in her friends Brooke's wagon
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At first she was very unsure of the merry-go-round but was laughing by the third time around
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After the zoo, she had her new friend Angelina over to play (Rob and Angelina's dad went mountain biking together)
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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cady's Birthday Party

My friend Kate and I were supposed to be having Cady's and her son Mack's birthday together. Mack turned one on the 16 of this month. We planned everything together. The food, the decorations, the invitations, etc. Kate is a former elementary school teacher so I have to admit, she was a much bigger part of planning than I was. Especially when it comes to decorations, theme, etc. Well, she arrived an hour before the party with balloons, a great poster of both Mack and Cady playing, food, the cupcakes, etc...everything except for Mack. Mack was really sick that morning and could not come to his own party. It breaks my heart for Kate because she has put so much into planning and looking forward to this day. She didn't call any of her friends to let them know, they still came and celebrated Cady's birthday. Here are the pictures!
The Food
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The really neat T-shirt party favors and alphabet cookies all hand-made by Kate
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The cupcake
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Opening her gifts
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Opening the second round of gifts
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Monday, April 16, 2007

First Steps Video

Okay, these aren't actually Cady's first steps, but these are her first steps since we replaced the camera that I broke! This is after a week of practicing.

Cady goes for a ride!!!

Last night we went over to a friend's house for dinner. We put Cady on her friend Makenzie's toy. This is what happened next!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cady's one year pictures

Check-out Cady's one year pictures. They will only be displayed for another week!
http://www.briankraft.com/s/Cady-4-7-07.html

Saturday, April 7, 2007

First steps, bad pics and the Easter Bunny

Looks like the Easter Bunny probably isn't coming to our house tomorrow. We went to the grocery store and decided that although it would be fun to have the Easter Bunny come, Cady cannot yet appreciate the EB nor benefit from anything EB might bring. In lieu of the EB, she is now the proud owner of a very large purple fuzzy rabbit that she picked out at the grocery store. We figured that her burrowing her face in it's belly over and over constituted a deep like and it was much cheaper than an Easter Basket that she wasn't getting anyhow. A little off topic, but we had a realization in the line at the grocery store that Cady has finally slowed down on her growth and we are no longer risking bankruptcy over baby clothes.
We took Cady for her one year pictures this morning even though she is not a year old yet. It's our only free weekend for a while. She did not cooperate at all...shocking, I know!! We hope to at least get a couple of good pictures out of it all so that it was at least worth listening to whiny-screetchy for an hour. All she wanted to do during the picture session was walk between me and Rob. She's not into letting go on her own yet when she is cruising around the house, but she is definitely doing a great job maintaining her balance during her trial runs between me and Rob. Now I know why they call them toddlers. That's exactly what she does. We're betting that she'll be toddling for sure in time for her first birthday.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

First steps!!

Yup, that's right! Cady has taken her first steps. She giggles like crazy afterwards. It's not far and it's not super-steady but she can do it. Her path is from Rob to me, about 3 or 4 steps. She'll be walking on her own in no time!