Kaiden excited about his new/old toys and Daddy's Girl
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Kaiden trying to get the hang of it
Nate's already a pro
Now he's getting the hang of it!
A few things about Cameron and Kaiden. They have what some might call a "love-hate" relationship. They could be playing great together one minute and then screaming at each other the next. It doesn't help that Kaiden is a few years younger and if he does something to bother Cameron and Cameron tells him to stop Kaiden thinks its funny and keeps doing it. But in Kaiden's head he thinks it's all a game and he's having a great time! A funny moment was when Sharon had the two boys in the van and they were saying what each color light means. Green means go, Red means stop and the Yellow light is what started the argument. We've always told Kaiden that Yellow means to go fast but Cameron was taught that Yellow means to stop. They were both positive that their way was right that they kept arguing back and forth. Sharon finally had to break in and tell them that they were both right and then change the subject. I was very surprised at Kaiden sleeping so well in Cameron's room and that they actually went to sleep! He loved being able to share a room and even sleep in Cameron's tent bed a few nights. Regardless of the disagreements the two of them had Kaiden loved being around Cameron and all of his other cousins. Kalli had the best time too but would get pretty frustrated when she couldn't keep up or do the things the big kids were doing. In all we had a wonderful time and were so grateful that we were able to visit with Mark, Sharon, Nate, Jake, and Cameron b/c it had been so long since the last time we were able to just hang out and have a good time. Sharon and I were also able to sneak away one night to get ice cream. We at our Cold Stone in the car and ended up sitting there and talking for over an hour! Good times!
I know how embarrassing for an 11 year old!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday after church we pretty much took it easy so we were well rested for the activities come Monday. The older boys had a field day at school so we went to there for a little while and watched some of the festivities. Afterward me, Kaiden and Kalli played at the park while Cameron had his first swimming lessons. After naps we all went up to the local water park where the kids had a blast. It was still pretty chilly with the wind blowing and all but it didn't stop those boys and girl! The kids ran around like crazy, teeth just a chattering! We had so much fun that we decided to go back on Tues night too. Between me and Sharon we took a million pictures so I figured it would be easiest to just put the better ones on a slide show.
On the second day a lot of kids were running around with cups throwing water on each other so when our kids were finally able to find some of their own they were very excited. The kids would play for a little while, warm up in their towels, and then they'd go back at it again. The second day Kalli remembered how cold it was so she played on the outskirts to keep dry and warm. But she enjoyed finding all the cups with holes that had been thrown off to the side.
On Tues we took a trip to the Denver Zoo. This zoo is really nice and big! We had a great time and the kids loved walking around seeing all of the animals. Unfortunately I didn't get very many pictures b/c I was chasing Kalli around the majority of the time! My favorite part was seeing Cameron and Kaiden interacting with the hyena. It kept walking back and forth along the glass and every time it got to our end it would stop and stare at the boys. Kaiden jumped back each time and yelled. I thought it was pretty funny. Going to the zoo always means it's going to be a great nap time!