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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Found A Few More Cabo Pix!

These pix were taken before my camera died, but I guess I never downloaded them before my battery died. So here ya go... a few more.

This was taken on our balcony after a long day at the pool. I read 2 books in the 5 days we were there. So relaxing - but bittersweet since I wanted to be home with Cade.

Here is Berkley (in my belly) and one of my books out by the pool. This is where you would find me most of the time.Having lunch....Different angle including the beach in the background:)This we got to come home to this Cookie Monster! I had just given him a bath, so guess what?? It was back into the bath we went! I was sooooo excited to run up the stairs and see my little monkey! Cade looked at me with a blank stare! My heart stopped and I started to cry. He did not remember me right away. It took about 15 seconds for it to register that Mommy was home! After that, we were glued to the hip for the rest of the night. Boy, was that not a fun moment though. Even though we were gone for only 5 nights, it felt like 10! I would NOT recommend leaving your baby like we did. It was WAY TOO HARD to be away.

And..... look how Berks has grown! We are now at week 25. See ya soon Berkster:)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Babymoon Before Berkley Arrives

Brad & I decided that we needed a Babymoon before Berkley arrives in early October. So.... why not head back to our favorite vacation spot... CABO! The hard part about the trip was that we left our pride & joy, Cade, behind for 5 nights. My parents offered to watch the little monkey for us while we laid in the sun, and did nothing but relax. Thanks mom & dad!

It was very hard to be away from Cade that long. I wouldn't do it again, because we missed him so much. I took his picture along and must've kissed the picture 1,000 times a day:)
Unforutnately, I either misplaced or left the camera charger at home and the camera died midway through the trip. Therefore, these pictures are the only ones we got. Bummer!

This was right before we left my mom & dad's house and headed to LAX. Poor Cade had no idea his mommy & daddy were leaving him for a few days.

The flight was a success. We then rented a Jeep to get us from the airport to our hotel.

You can barely see the ocean in this shot... and my People magazine where I caught up on the Casey Anthony trial.

Here's some of my other reading material. Yes, I am hooked on the Casey Anthony trial and had to buy a book about it. I read that thing in 2 days! That girl is so guilty, yet my guess is that they will let her off on reasonable doubt. I hope I'm wrong.

Finally, we made it to the hotel! Our home away from home. This shot was taken from the lobby.

And this was taken from our balcony.

The inside of our room....

This is at Mango, a bar/restaurant on the beach.

Another shot from Mango. See those blue chairs lined up on stage? Those are for the many contests/shows they have throughout the day. It can sometimes get pretty wild but it is always entertaining that's for sure!

Next door to Mango is The Office, a restaurnat on the sand. We had dinner here our first night. We were tired from traveling and decided not to get dressed up to go into town that night. This is what I do all day, every day:) Lay by the pool (yep, in my bikini with my preggo belly for all to see, hee hee) and read one of my books.

Well, that's it. Not too many exciting pictures, but what can I do? Now that I have Cade to pack for which takes so much concentration and thought, my packing gets done in about 30 seconds which means I forget things - like my camera charger. As Brad says, we have the memories in our minds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cool Dudes

I did a post a few days ago titled "Double Trouble". It was about my friend Jana & I having a lot of similarities. Well..... here is one more to add to that list.... take a look at our boys:)

This is how Cade & Taj roll:) We took the boys down to the beach today in their twin cars. This was an early birthday gift to Cade from us.
Cade dove right into the sand. He is definitely his father's son.

Unlike his mommy, he doesn't mind getting sand all over himself. Can you see Cade's new ride parked in the background?

It was hot today, although the sun never made it's way out. Regardless, we love summer. Hey summer, can ya stay a while?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

These Boots Were Made For Walkin'.... Almost.

Cade is sooo close to walking. He crawls right up to his walker, stands up, and starts cruising around the house. He is even very good at turning his walker around when he runs into the walls. You have got to see this for yourself:)

It's Officially Summertime!

So.... we headed off to Disneyland for a few hours tonight.
This first picture is one of my new favorites! I just LOVE it! And I LOVE this little boy even more!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy 1st Father's Day!

Cade (& soon to be Berkley) has the best daddy! Brad is extremely hands-on and very involved in every aspect of Cade's life. Brad & I raise Cade 50/50. We both do equal amounts of work. Brad rough houses with Cade but also kisses, tickles, and loves on him too. Cade loves his daddy. The two are often giggling together. The other day I was out running errands and Brad was on "duty". I came home and the 2 boys were out and about. They had been on a bike ride, and then ended up swimming. Cade is so lucky to have such a hands-on daddy. Seeing Brad as a daddy makes me love him that much more. Brad is such a great father. I always thought he would do a great job, but he has surpassed what I ever thought. I vote Brad for Daddy of the Year! I can only imagine how Brad will be with Berkley. He will be wrapped around her little pink finger nail:)
I love how the boys are having a moment and don't even see me taking their picture.

This is my favorite pic from Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day/Poppy's Day to MY DAD

For those of you who have never met this man... this is my daddy. This is the man that would drop anything in a minute's notice to come rescue me. I remember I got a flat tire a few years ago and I called my dad because I didn't know what to do. Rather than call AAA, he drove over an hour to come help me himself. My dad would sacrifice anything to give my mom, brother and I better than he had. He is the most selfless person I know. He would never miss a soccer game of mine and always told me that I lit up his world. To this day, my dad moves mountains in my eyes.
I could go on and on about my dad. A girl's relationship with her father is extremely important and I am so grateful for how close my dad and I are. He has been involved in every step of my life. I am very much a Daddy's Girl. My favorite was when we had our Father/Daughter dance at Brad & my wedding.... the song I had chosen (actually my dad chose it) for us to dance to started to play and I was shocked!.... my dad had secretly met with the DJ beforehand and they recorded the song with my dad singing it. That was the sweetest, most thoughtful thing. The song is by Heartland, called I Loved Her First.

Happy Father's Day Dad. I feel so lucky that I get to have YOU as my dad. Cade & Berkley have the best Poppy ever! I love you so much!
Love, Mitch

Introducing...Berkley's Palace

We still have 3.5 months until we meet our little peanut - Cade's sister -but we are already set up and ready for Berks to get here and show her precious face. I thought I would show some pictures of her side of the room. Cade and Berkley will be sharing a room.

Here is her crib and bedding.... notice the zebra and cheetah print. Told ya I love animal print! (The curtains behind her crib go with Cade's bedding. Remember she is moving into his room so the room is 1/2 boy and 1/2 girl... and I just LOVE it!)

I have always said that if I ever had a little girl, I would put a chandelier above her bed. Looks like I kept that promise...

Don't you just love how the shelves are split right down the middle? Berks to the left and Cade Man on the right. We are still deciding if we will paint a wall (or two) pink or if we will just leave them all blue.

In this pic you can see both cribs. Can you believe we have TWO in cribs!? Crazy huh?

Here you can see how the closet is split down the middle as well. Good thing the closet is HUGE!Last but not least.... Berk's stool. I was so excited to find this perfect match! Cade has a stool that matches his things too. His is in the shape of a surfboard:) I showed pix of it a while back.

And there ya have it! Now can she get here yet so we can put all of these adorable things to use!? :) Actually, this pregnancy is flying by! It is much different than I felt when preg. with Cade. I am so busy with Cade that I don't have time to sit and count the days like I did with him. Berks will be here before we know it!

Double Trouble

Jana & I laugh at our similarities.

-We have been told we look a bit alike (I guess it's the long blonde hair??)

-We both married a guy named Brad

-We got engaged and married within months of eachother

-We got pregnant 2 months apart

-We both had boys

-I am preggo again with #2....and...... we just found out Jana is preggo again too! We will know soon if she is also having a girl or if she will get another lil man:)Here we are at a Girl's Night Out over the weekend. We were at Shannon's Bachelorette Party and we had a blast!

Tutu Obsession

As I have said before, I am very much a girly girl and love lace, frills, ruffles, you name it. I also love animal print! Poor Berkley is stuck with it:) That said, it is next to impossible for me to pass up a cute tutu (esp. when it incorporates zebra, cheetah, etc) :)
Here are my favorites so far....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wasting No Time

Brad & I still have to go back to work tomorrow to clean our rooms, submit grades, and tie up loose ends, however, as of today (last day for the students) we are on SUMMER TIME!!! We took Cade outside this afternoon to try out his new pool. He loved splashing - he almost emptied the pool with all of his kicking:)

Chewy got to come outside on the new patio too! Lookin' comfy Chew:)

As did Penny:)

I anticipate having many more splish splashin' summer days. If only we had a pool big enough for the adults to jump in:)