Saturday, November 29, 2008

Public Restrooms

Boy, there is no shortage of blog material when you have a Cady! Today at Target in the busy Public Restroom. We are in the stall and I'm trying to use the restroom and change Cady simultaneously. To put it bluntly, someone farts in the stall next to us.

Cady: (Eyes get really wide!) Mommy, was that her? (points to the stall next to us).

I nod my head trying to be quiet.

Cady: (not accepting this mode of communication says louder) Mommy! Was that she??(sticks her hand under the stall into the next stall making a pointing gesture).

Me: (mortified, wanting this conversation to go away but knowing Cady well enough that it will only get worse if I pretend not to hear her questions) whisper in her ear: Yes Cady.

Cady: (quite loud) Mommy! Why she farted?????

I decide to wait until the "she" next door to us leaves before we exit the stall.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Beer Breath

We just got home from Thanksgiving dinner. I'm putting Cady to bed and tell her to go give daddy a kiss. Cady walks up to Rob, plants one on him and pulls away quickly.
"Daddy, your beer stinks. You need some medicine for your breath." That's my girl!

Rob and Paula in the 1990's and Cady in the 60's.

The Keenan's in the 60's. Let's see you!!!




Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gender Sandwich

I was driving around with Cady today when I hear from the backseat...
"Mommy, what's for lunch today"
I asked her, "What would you like? I could make you a grilled cheese."
After a moment of contemplation she responds.
"Yes, I'd like a girled cheese and daddy wants a boy cheese."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snow Garb

We received a list of clothing that Cady needs for school. The list included snow pants, boots, waterproof gloves...all the things we didn't have. So today Rob and I both had the day off together AND Cady had school. This has never happened and what a treat to go shopping with just the two of us. It was a little difficult to get into the leisure mode as we both had the nagging feeling of "Isn't there somewhere we need to be" or "We'd better hurry and get out of here" but we found a rhythm and were able to buy Cady some new snow garb. Sophie I only wish you could see all the sparkles in her new scarf. You and Cady have a lot in common with your love of sparkles. We also shopped for Stocking Stuffers for Cady..what a Blast!!!! We absolutely cannot wait for Christmas. It's going to be so much fun this year. We also went to the furniture store to figure out how much we need to save up to get a bedroom set for Cady (big girl bed) and some new dressers for both. Afterwards we had lunch then we went to a really great gourmet deli and just walked around admiring all of the fun foods. It was a great day.
And I received great news via phone when we got home that I am anemic. Thank God!! I thought I was just getting really old since I am always out of breath, get fatigued raising my arms over my head, have been dizzy and am just plain tired. I'll just have to work on putting more iron in my diet.

Cady was running away from me while I was taking pics but here's the general idea.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Jenny and Fibi!

Jenny and Fibi had a Birthday party this Wednesday. It's not really their birthdays but Cady has been dying to attend a birthday party and seeing as how there aren't any birthdays coming up in the near future, we decided it was time for Jenny and Fibi to have one. We decided to do it on Wednesday because that is the day of the week that we watch Emma. Every party needs a party guest, right? So all week long Cady was looking forward to the party. It's all she talked about. She picked out the cake at the grocery store. Pink Cake! (Strawberry). She picked out some presents for each of them and helped me wrap them. Then came the big day and Cady was nearly coming out of her skin with excitement all day. Then we found out that our party guest Emma was sick with a fever. What to do?

Starin received a panicked call from me, "What are you doing tonight? Any chance that you and Lilly would be willing to attend Jenny and Fibi's birthday party?" and she came through. Let the party begin!

Cady decorated the cake. Rob brought home balloons. We had frozen pizzas. Cady opened presents for the cats. And we played Don't Spill the Beans. Who could ask for anything more?

Cady and Cousin Starin

Pretty in Pink Party Dress

We call this Pink Cake with Purple Icing and lots of "Sprinklers"


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let's talk about poop

Ick! I'm not a fan of the "little potty" because you have to dump it and clean it. And if Cady gets a hold of it before I can get in there (she insists on shutting the door and everyone out) then I also have that to clean and the mess of her trying to clean it herself. This is just plain wrong for a woman who has pregnancy nose and stomach. Anyhow, I'm on the computer tonight and I hear the familiar shutting of the bathroom door. A moment later Cady runs out with the little bowl in her hands, plants it right under my nose and says, "Look mommy! I made a little snake!"

Sure enough it did look like a little snake, lol!


You Vegas folks made quite the impression on Cady. Two weeks later she is still asking to go on a trip because she "needs" to see her grandpa, Uncle Scott and Aunt Ra'Vaye. And she talks about the star of the trip, Baby Makenzie. I can't wait for them to have more time together in the future. Thankfully we will be visiting the other side of the family next month to satiate her new desire to fly (which let me tell you did not thill her AT ALL when we actually WERE flying).

We asked Starin if she would watch Cady last weekend while we attended a soup dinner in the neighborhood and of course she graciously agreed. We were only going to be gone for two hours but an ill-timed serving of the dinner made us an hour late..and Cady wasn't even close to being tired when we got home although it was an hour and a half past her bedtime. She had a blast with Starin and Lilly. And the finale of the evening was when Cady in her slap-happiness staring pulling down her pants and flashing her butt (this was a brand new trick that night) and saying, "look at my butt" and chuckling. Then out of the blue she pulls down her pants and says, "Kiss my butt, Daddy!" which I can PROMISE you she has never heard from us. Oh, the things she learns from her Cousin Starin, hehe. Just kidding Starin~

Monday, November 10, 2008

Does she get this from Rob or Me?? :)

The weirdness. Is that a Rob trait or a Paula trait? Or is it a little bit of both of us? Or to quote Cady's great Uncle, "If you have to ask, it must be you" lol. Here's her latest and greatest.

So it was nap time. I hear Cady yelling in her room (not a big deal as nap time usually just equals alone time so I usually hear some kind of noise) What I hear is, "Stop it! Leave me alone! Stop!" I try to ignore her thinking maybe she is just playing around but she continues yelling. Then she starts screaming. Ear-piercing screams over and over and I think, "I'd better go check." I walk into her room and she is laying in her bed with her feet in the air and the thin flimsy curtains behind her bed are covering her feet and she has them in her hands. She yells in all sersiousness when she sees me at her door, "The curtains are getting me mommy. Why my curtains getting me?"

Friday, November 7, 2008

By request

The origin of Coben Wade.
Rob liked the name Wade. It's his dad's middle name. So we decided to use it as the middle name. Now for the Coben part. Dare I admit this part?? We just couldn't come up with a name that we weren't ambivalent about. So, one night in bed, I told Rob to pick a number between 1 and 100. He picked, I don't know, let's say page 32. I opened the book read the names and there was Coben. Different, strong, and just plain nice (or we think so). And we BOTH liked it which doesn't happen to much in the name-picking process. I looked it up on the social security website and it's never been a top 500 name which is even better. And we both like nicknames and this one has so much potential. Cobe, Coby, Ben. So, we've been rolling it around for a little while, trying it out on the little guy, using it in sentences, letting Cady say it outloud...and we still like it. And this time you all found out as soon as we knew it was going to be THE name! Not too much different than the bathroom reader and highlight method that we used when choosing Cady's name!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We have a name...

Okay, so this time we decided not to keep it a secret. We can take the heat. We have decided to name Barley....

Coben Wade

Cady was playing with her little wooden people today. There are two adult figures and a little boy and a little girl. She told me that there was mommy, daddy, Cady and Coby. And the little Cady figure took really good care of the little Coby figure while we were playing. She played that the whole family snuggled up together in bed and that Cady and Coby went to playschool together. Coby was never on the outs the whole time we played. It was nice to see. Of course a little inanimate wooden object is no real-life screaming baby, but still....