Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Oh how I love this little girl!

Mommy and Addison (10 months)

Our happy girl after her bath (which she loves!)

I had to throw this one in there, this is how I found her ASLEEP in her crib! I hate that she loves her crib:( She won't sleep with us, she wants her own space. So weird since Caden was the opposite!

Digging in the shoe bin!

Addison is now almost 10 months old and is so much fun! She is such a happy baby.. She finally has 2 bottom teeth and the top 2 are working their way through. She LOVES shoes.. She is so happy, loving and so easy. Hard to imagine loving something as much as we love our kids. She loves her daddy to pieces, and already she has him wrapped around her finger. She is very independent and likes to do things on her own. Here are some pics of our happy girl:)

Friday, September 25, 2009

We love where we live!

Have I mentioned how much we love our neighborhood? It's the best. It's called Queen Anne Hill and it's right downtown Seattle. Such a great community! There is a great 3 mile loop that we run. Caden can now (at 4 years old) ride the whole thing. This picture is from Kerry Park. SO BEAUTIFUL!! Sadly we will only be up here through Dec 2010 then it's back down to Bonney Lake we go:(

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Day of Preschool! (year #2)

Proud little guy outside his preschool on the 1st day.

Caden 3 1/2, Addison 9 months

Since we moved back to Queen Anne, we had to find Caden a new school. Little Friends is a great preschool within walking distance. We weren't sure how the afternoon program would work out (he goes M thru TH from 1:30-4) since he was still napping when the school year began, but he adjusted wonderfully and loves his new school! I miss him like crazy when he is gone. He is such my little buddy.. Seriously, how cute is he!! Wow, I love this kid.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Caden enjoying some relaxing time in the pool!

Fun times with Nana and Papa

My little water baby!

He loved painting the leaves

Papa Great and Addison

What a special trip to Sun River... We had a great time enjoying the outdoors, playing cards, making yummy food and just relaxing! The kids did so good for the 8 hour drive. We almost ran out of gas in the middle of the night, no cell phone service, not a soul in site. It FREAKED me out! But thankfully we made it to a gas station on fumes. Adam said he wasn't worried, but I beg to differ! Fun memories made on this great trip!

Friday, September 4, 2009

The boys in the tub

The men by the fire (in the rain!)

Shannon and the kids- Caden's first smores!

Baby Addison

Caden loved looking for jellyfish, sea shells and other treasures:)

We had such a fun trip up to Boundary Bay for Labor Day weekend with our wonderful friends the Eyfords and the Jacobs! You go up to Canada, then back down to Washington. The Eyfords have a wonderful beach cabin and we had a great weekend just being with friends! The kids played, we ate great food (and maybe some wine), searched for treasure on the beach. Such a fun weekend with memories made and lots of laughs! Thanks friends!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I am so thankful..

For my amazing husband and the two greatest kids a mom can ask for. I am thankful everyday for the love they give me and I thank god for entrusting me with two of his children. I am so blessed. I love this picture, the second Daddy gets home these 2 little monkeys are all over him! They sure do love their Daddy:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aunt Dot meets Addison! Sept 2009

Man I love this kid

Caden getting a squeeze from Aunt Dot

Harland & Roberta

Have I mentioned Caden's obsession with cats?!

Roberta, my momma and Aunt Dot

Aunt Dot and I

Aunt Dot meets Addison!

Aunt Dot was visiting so we went to Harland and Roberta's house for a visit! Here are a few shots.. It's so great that she is able to come and visit a couple of times a year. Caden sure enjoys her!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

BBQ with Friends in Sacramento! 8/2009

Jordan and I- So lucky to have her and her beautiful family in my life! A true friend for life.

Eddie and Adam..

Grace and Addison

Caden and Lincoln

Caden putting the moves on Taylor:)

While we were down in Sacramento, we got to have a BBQ at the Garfield's and see our friends the Cota's as well! It was so fun to watch all of the kids (all 9 of them!) play and have a great time together!

Visiting Winters! Meeting Great Grandma Fredericks...August 2009

The Fredericks Boys!

Uncle Bret meeting Addison:)

Great Grandma Fredericks!

In the Shark exhibit at Six Flags. It was nice and cool in there!

Caden and Grandpa riding Harold in Thomas Town! It was over 100 degrees...

We went to visit Grandma and Grandpa and introduce Addison to the family down in Winters. We had a wonderful trip and got to see Uncle Bret, Uncle Harry and Great Grandma Fredericks while we were there. We also took a trip to Six Flags Vallejo and got to see Thomas Town. We pet the dolphins, saw a tiger show and had a great day! Caden loves to visit the ranch. It means ATV rides with Grandpa, lots of lizard and walking stick catching, and just lots of fun being a country boy for the weekend! A successful trip!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We love our Uncle Zach and Auntie Lolo!

Zach and Lolo! We are so happy they live close again:)

Sissy hanging at the park..

Why oh why is it impossible to get ONE good picture with me and my kids?!

Our little rock climber! They even had the cute little shoes in his size:)

Uncle Zach helping Caden climb!

This picture is just.. well, funny. I'll leave it at that. The funny part is that Lolo didn't even realize it until we were looking at these later!

So Uncle Zach and Auntie Lolo came up to hang for the day and we had such a fun day! You know those days that aren't planned that just turn out to be so much fun? First we headed to REI to climb the rock wall. I had never done it and it was SO MUCH fun!! Caden got suited up and actually did really well! Uncle Zach is a stud and made it to the top of not one, but 2 walls. I will admit I was a little freaked when I made it to the top and the guy told me to "let go". It's hard to put all of your trust in some guy that you don't even know that is holding on to you by a rope!

Anyhow, we then headed to our favorite park in Magnolia for some great views, football and play structure time! I feel so lucky to have such an amazing brother and sister in law. We love you guys!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blessed with amazing friends!

Jake, Jackson and Caden cracking eachother up on the plane!

The crew! There was NO way we would get all of them too look at the camera so this was the best we could do! Pearce, Jake, Jack, Jackson, Caden, Ellie, Reagan, Ava and Ian! And not pictured, Addison!

Ave and Caden. Seriously could they be any cuter?! Taking a spin on the Blue Angel!

We have such a special group of friends. I feel so lucky to have these amazing moms in my life. They give me advise, a listening ear, laughs and overall make me normal on days that I feel like I am stumbling as a mommy. Thanks girls for your support and friendship! Anyhow, here is one of our playdates at the Museum of Flight. Caden could spend hours here! We had a really fun morning with our friends!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fun in August! Some random pictures:)

Sweet baby girl! Sitting up all by herself, and so proud of it! She is such a happy baby and adores her big brother. She is 8 months old here! No teeth yet!

Caden got his haircut at a place in U Village. When it was done she asked if he wanted a mohawk and of course the answer was YES!! And then she asked what color?! Really? Does it need to be colored?! But he loved it...
We had a strange summer storm and it was pouring rain. Caden said he wanted to get out there in it and play with the umbrella. He loved to play in the rain! He loves to play outside and is such a sweet boy.
My little monkey at the Woodland Park Zoo. We went here lots this summer! He fell straight off the back right before this picture so he wasn't taking any chances and he was holding on with both hands!
Oh the SKUUT bike! One of the best purchases by far although the thing needs breaks! Caden is a maniac on this thing and has developed so much confidence and balance. People can't believe he is only 3 when they see him whizzing around Queen Anne on this!