Wednesday, December 19, 2007


We were so excited to have our friends the Shirley's come over this week to play. Andy, Karrie, Bradley and Daniel lived with us in the same apartment complex for three years. Karrie watched Nathan for me for a semester of school. Bradley and Nathan hit it off and have become best buds. Daniel is just three months older than Cade and they enjoy staring at each other and smiling. Here are some pictures of Nate and Bradley playing in our (unmowed) backyard.

Here they are trekking through the "jungle."

I couldn't get Nathan to slow down for any pictures, but her is cute Bradley.

Coming back through the jungle.

Yet again!

So, I think Karrie and I benefited from the play date as much as the boys. We never really do it for them, but for us! Thanks so much for visiting us Shirley's! We can't wait until the next time.

Caden is five months old!

So, Caden is five months old! This last month has brought lots of changes for the little guy. We finally had to do a three day trial of nutramigen formula to see if that would get him to poop on his own. It did! As excited as we were it was hard to give up breast feeding. But, he has been going on his own for over a week now. Unfortunately he also got sick as soon as he stopped breast feeding. He has laryngitis, and it is so sad and so funny at the same time. He can't cry and has this very hoarse little voice. He is the most talkative child I have ever had. Nathan didn't start babbling until he was closer to eight months. Caden started "talking" around one month. Some people have even heard him say, "Hi." I swear he does! He is also rolling consistently from front to back and has almost made it the other way too. He loves to grab his toes and roll from side to side. He is also extremely ticklish. He is always giggling while I try to get his shirt off. It is so funny! He likes to suck his middle and ring finger together. He would rather have his fingers than a pacifier, but he isn't always able to get them if he is really upset so still takes a pacifier. He is such a sweet boy and loves to watch his brother. If he is awake while Nathan is sleeping, he gets very bored and upset. We love our little Cade!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

USAA Holiday Prom!

Every year USAA throws a big Formal Holiday Party. It is a lot of fun. This year they had Chicago come. I was so excited. My good friend Amber Martin did my hair. She did an amzing job. She did it for last years party too, so I knew I was in good hands. Jamie Smith went shopping with me and helped me find my dress. It is so hard to find a formal dress that is modest! But we accomplished it. Although I have to say I had more fun picking out outfits for her to try on. So here are pictures of the top of my hair and the back. Thanks so much Amber!

Scott was so sweet and we had such a good time. Unfortunately our baby sitters (my brothers) had some trouble with Caden (they forgot to burp him so he wouldn't quit crying) so we only got to stay for the first two songs of Chicago. We knew it would take us about an hour to get home, so we left and went to dinner closer to our house. We still had a really good time. Although we missed our double dating friends, the Hofhiens, who were going to go with us. Their poor little one has RSV. Get better Tyler!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

School Boy Scotto

So I try not to post unless I have new pictures to add, but I just had to let everyone know the exciting news. Scott was accepted to the UTSA MBA program. He will be starting school this January to get his MBA. I am so proud of him. Anyway, that is all my news!