Tuesday, November 16, 2010

One Year

Happy Birthday to our sweet Caden!
(we made it through the first year)

Can't stop smiling when I look at this.

My good friend Maribeth Youngberg graciously agreed to taking Cade's one year photos. Don't quite think she knew what she was getting herself into. Caden was a nightmare! But by the looks of the photos you never would have guessed. Thank you so much Maribeth. You dealt with a lot of stress, crying, and Brandon and I trying not to scream at each other. :) I owe you. Who would have thought that taking pictures would be so stressful.

Here are a few things I love about my little guy:

I love how he never stops smiling. He even smiles in between sobs of crying. He is such a happy boy!

I love it when I open the door on Monday after work and he speed crawls over to me and won’t let me put him down for the rest of the night.

I love his giggle.

I love how he peaks through his fingers when we are playing peekaboo.

I love how he waddles like a penguin when he walks.

I love that he keeps me company when I run.

I love that he is always such a good tag a long. Wherever I go he goes and he’s always happy. I haul him all around the city with friends and he rarely cries. I don’t think outings with friends would be the same without Caden. I think everyone would agree.

I love that he calls his ball his “mama.”

I love his chubby belly. So cute in tight footy pjs

I love that his hair is always poking strait up (may be my fault I never comb it)

I love how he always claps when I sing.

And most importantly I love that he loves me no matter what.

"Excuse me, I'm trying to read my card from grandma would you leave me alone. "

Wherever Caden goes there is a smile. A smile on his face and a smile on the faces of those in his presence. I get butterflies in my stomach every Monday on my way home from work when I realize I’m going home to see him. We are so lucky to have him in our family. Happy Birthday Caden. We love you!