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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Playdate with Lizzie, Take 2!

Last week's playdate was fun for Gina and I, however, the Little Ones never woke up to meet one another. We tried again this week.... success! Cade & Lizzie were both awake. That had fun cooing with each other:) However, maybe we were a bit ambitious when we decided to stroll all the way over to HoSum Bistro... the way home with 2 crying babies was a challenge... and we still had a mile to go! Regardless, it was a fun day! Gotta love these Little Angels!

Don't you love how they are posed EXACTLY the same way!?!

Monday, August 30, 2010

'Date DAY' Is The New 'Date NIGHT'

Pre-Cade, Brad and I always had our standing Friday night Date Night. Every Friday we would go to Chronic Cantina and sit on the patio while enjoying our dinner. Now that we have our Little Man, we have changed it up a bit. Date NIGHTS have turned into Date DAYS! And instead of just the 2 of us, it is now the 3 of us:) We also had to change the place since our beloved Chronic has closed. After many test runs at various restaurants trying to find the best fajitas as well as a great ambiance, we have chosen our new hot spot. It is nothing fancy... just our nearby Acapulco. But it is perfect for us!

This is the patio... it reminds us of Cabo. LOVE it! Kinda funny that we were the only ones outside for a few minutes... by the time we left it was pretty crowded. Being outside is great in case Cade starts to get fussy.

Enjoying a refreshing margarita....
Am I lucky or what!? I get not 1, but 2 HOT men on my date!! Who else can say that!? :)

I love my boys and our Date Days! xoxo

Slumber Party with Nat

Cade was lucky enough to have my cousin Nat over to spend the night. She was such a great helper! She pushed Cade on our walk so I could handle the dogs...

And even fed Cade for me!

Thanks Nat! We had such a fun time with you! Love you Girlie! xoxo

Hitting the Pavement

Cade is sure racking up the miles! Between me and Daddy taking him on runs, he should be in great shape!:) I take him almost every morning, and Brad takes him a few nights per week when he isn't golfing. Here they go....

Tummy Time

I don't know about you, but I think he likes it! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Play Date With Lizzie

My friend Gina and I were in the same baby classes at Kaiser. We went to HS together and got reconnected in these classes when I went up to her asking her where I knew her from b/c she looked so familiar. Small world, huh? Turns out we live within 5 miles of each other! Today we got together for a stroller stride & lunch with the little ones down in Huntington Beach. Her little girl, Lizzie, is 10 weeks old (3.5 wks older than Cade).

The little munchkins started out the walk, like this.... Here is Lizzie during lunch...
And Cade following suit!

And here is how the date ended....

That's right! Neither one of them woke up the entire time. So they never got to meet. We will definitely have to plan another date very soon so that the kiddos can meet one another!

Sleep Update

Cade is now 6.5 weeks old! I posted a while back to report that he now understands the difference between day and night! For now he is pretty consistent with his nightly waking times. He goes down at about 9ish each night. He then wakes at 1:30am and 4:30am for feedings/diaper changes. He will usually wake up for good between 6:30am and 7:00am. We are crossing our fingers that he will soon have longer stretches through the night. At least he is so cute so that it 'softens the blow' when I have to get up:) I love you Monkey! xoxo

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beach Bum

Cade had his 1st picnic at the beach! It was awfully sunny, so he had to borrow Mommy's glasses:) Daddy is eager to get Cade in the water!

Just relaxin' before lunch...

Say cheese!

Just the 5 of Us

We decided to venture out with the entire gang. Just a walk around the neighborhood, but it counts! :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cade's Best Buddy

My friend Jana & I were both pregnant at the same time. We got to enjoy our pregnancies together. She had Taj 7 weeks before Cade was born. We are both on maternity leave so we get to have playdates together. Our 1st was yesterday. We went on a stroller walk, grabbed lunch, and then headed back to the house to chit chat while the boys napped. We were so busy that we forgot to get a picture of us... welcome to Motherhood!

This was taken at my baby shower. Cade & Taj were already bonding through our bellies:) Here are the boys! Cade was SO EXCITED to have his friend over:)So serious...
My favorite picture of Cade. Thanks for being the boys' paparazzi, Jana!

So professional. Cade insisted that he get all dressed up for our playdate.

The 2 buddies holding hands.... don't they look alike? It is so funny b/c we have been told that Jana & I look why shouldn't our boys look similar as well!?

Thanks for such a fun date, Jana & Taji. We loved having you two over. Looking forward to many more playdates.

On The Road Again

It's official! I am back to hitting the pavement. It was my 1st day home with Cade so I decided to go on a 5 mile run this morning. I was a bit nervous that we would get halfway there and he would start crying... but nope! He liked it. The movement soothes him.

We started on this running path to get to..... The beach! Easy on the eyes, eh? It is so easy to run when this is the view.
Taking a breather for a quick pic...
Surprisingly, Cade only slept for about 10 minutes of the run. I thought he would sleep the whole time. Instead, he just kicked back and we chit chatted along the way. I think passer-bys thought I was talking to myself:)

Good job running partner! You did a good job motivating me:) I think I will keep you around as my trainer:) I can't wait to hit the road again with you! Muah.

Mr. Smiles

Cade has been smiling so much more lately. I become puddy in his hands when he does this. Call me crazy but I think the Mr. Man might be a morning person like his Mommy. He is so happy and smiley in the mornings. I love our mornings together and going in to get him from his crib when he wakes up. He gets this huge grin on his face. Does it get any better than this!?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cade's 1st Day of School

Today was our 1st day of school at work. While I did not have to go since I am on maternity leave, I decided to go and bring Cade so that I could meet the students and introduce myself (and the Little Man). That way when I return to work they will have already met me.

This is the beginning of 1st period as the students are coming into class. Cade did great and took it all in:) After school was over I had to attend CPR training with the staff to keep myself current. My grandma, Mimi (Cade's Great Grandma, Mimso) offered to watch Cade. She lives less than a mile from work so it was perfect for me to run him over.

I was loving on him before leaving to go back to school, and this is what happened...
What a fun day Cade and Mimso had together! Look at all those toys!

Here she is!! Mimso in action! With 7 kids of her own, she is a pro.

This is the smile I got before smooching him as I walked out the door. It is so hard to be away from him. It feels so strange without my little sidekick right beside me. Luckily, it was only for a few hours.
Thanks so much, Mimi! I love that Cade gets to spend time with his 'Mimiso'. It is much easier to leave him knowing he is with family. We are so grateful for your help:) Cade loves you!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lunching With Mimi & Poppy

Dear Mimi & Poppy,

Thank you so much for taking Mommy and me to lunch the other day. We had so much fun with you guys. I loved hanging out on your soft leather couch while Mimi kept making me laugh. I am so glad we live close so that I can see you guys often. I love being spoiled by you both. Can't wait for our next visit!
Love, Cade
PS. I like your new tree... it is little like me:) hee hee Let's see what will grow faster... me or the tree!?

Celebrating Our Last Day of Summer

We enjoyed our last day of summer yesterday. It was off to Brad's Grandma's beach house in Balboa for some fun & sun with family.

Love this view! Can you believe Brad got to grow up coming to this house!?
Being from Texas, this is a special treat for me! Cade will get to be just like his Daddy and grow up on the sand and in the water.
I can't wait for Cade to build his 1st sandcastle in the sand behind us! Cade & Grammer (Brad's mom)...

Cade & GREAT Grammer...aka 'GG Ma' (Brad's Great Grandma) :) She is so classy and elegant!

The 2 Cousins-in-Law with their babies. What great dads these 2 are! We love hanging with Sofia, her dad Josue, and mom Tami (not pictured).

What a fun day! Now back to work... for Brad at least. I am fortunate enough to stay home with Cade for a while. My sidekick and I will have plenty to report on over the next few months. Stay tuned!

Sweet Dreams

With all of our recent activities, Cade gets pooped! He loves to nap on Mommy & Daddy!

Look at those cheeks!
Loving on Daddy...Counting sheep together:)

Long 'n Lean

That's ma boy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cade's 1st Pet!

Here he is... it's Leroy! We 'won' him at the OC Fair! Ok, so we didn't win the game, but they felt sorry for us and gave Leroy to us anyway.... now, how do we keep him alive? Cade said he would be in charge of Leroy, but so far we are in charge! :)

Chewy + Penny = ?

What do you get when you cross:

Chewy....& Penny....??Answer: RJ! We met RJ today at Fashion Island. He is a perfect mix of Chewy & Penny! How funny is that?!