Caden is to the left, in the waaaay back, with a striped hat on, not looking at the camera! Oh well!
It's amazing the things they will do at preschool and not at home! Here he is sitting nicely eating a snack. Only taking a picture with mom because he has to! It was FREEZING that morning! So we decided that Caden might need an outlet once the baby comes in January. We had him in Little Gym and Gymboree last year but we knew that wouldn't be possible with a newborn. Those places are germ pools anyways and we don't want to bring that home with a new baby. We looked into some preschools and decided Montessori would be good. We found a great one close to home and he loves it! He even already has a favorite teacher, Miss Katie. He goes 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours. So sorry they are more pumpkin patch pics, but we had to put some in here since it's a pretty big "first"!!
Grandpa and Grandma Fredericks sent up a fishing pool and tackle box! Caden LOVES getting packages.. when the doorbell rings he always asks if it's the "UPS man? Present for me?" Clearly, he is spoiled! He has a blast opening his new toy, however Daddy thinks we need to wait a bit before opening it as it will become just another thing to hit Lucy with:) He does love to fill his tackle box with cars and trucks and haul it around!
I can't believe we are 28 weeks already! Only 12 more weeks (give or take a couple if she is as late as Caden was!) until we get to meet her. I tell you, the second pregnancy sure does go by faster than the first (thank goodness!) This little girl is quite a mover, she kicks me all night long and anytime I sit down:) I love that part about being pregnant though, it is truely such a miracle. I think Caden really gets the fact that he is going to have a sister. Most of his buddies have sisters so I think he expected one to come along sooner or later! Anyhow, here is a pic taken at 27 weeks...
If there is dirt, he'll find it! Can I get this one Daddy? He liked pushing it rather than riding in it! Gross, this feels weird. His buddy who he calls "Jakey Boy" with their masterpieces!
Today we went to the pumpkin patch with Daddy and got to pick some pumpkins to carve tonight. We had a little pumpkin carving party with our friends Rebecca, Jake and Ava so we needed to get a few to cut into! Caden really only wanted tiny ones, but he did end up picking a slightly bigger one that resembled a butternut squash! We thought he would dig right in cleaning out the seeds but he didn't like that at ALL! It was hilarious. He shivered and practically gagged everytime he stuck his hand in the goop!! So I helped clean it out and then we carved! We had a great time with our friends and the pumpkins look so cute:) I have always hated carving in the past, but this time both Adam and I sort of got into it! Adam made a very impressive "spider" pumpkin and it's quite the masterpiece!
Since Caden is obsessed with trains, we thought the Mt Rainier train might be fun. It's only 1 1/2 hours away so we figured what the heck? Lets go! So we got up bright and early this morning, made the drive and as we were pulling in it began to POUR rain. We boarded the train and within 15 minutes Caden was asleep and he slept the whole trip! Probably a good thing because it was rather boring, cold and slow!
We had a playdate today at the Maris Farms pumpkin patch and Caden had a ball! He was a bit reluctant to ride the cow train, but after it got started he was Ok with it! He got to see baby pigs (which he thought were hilarious), cows and chickens. They had a great jump "pillow" which he thought was pretty cool:) And of course there are lots of tractors! We are going back to pick pumpkins with Daddy soon!
Well, after 2 1/2 years I finally decided I was ready for a girls weekend getaway! What an amazing time with good friends, sunshine (ok, it was 110!) and relaxation. Caden did great without me. He was with my parents for 2 days and then home with Daddy for 2 days. I missed him terribly but wow was the trip wonderful! Just what I needed before our new baby girl arrives in 3 months!