Monday, May 31, 2010

Big News: Cadence says "I love you"

Cadence loves this little peg set of toys that used to be Matt's. His mom brought them to our house last time she was here, and they really can keep Cadie busy. To contain all the little pieces, I recently got her to start putting them in her blue beach bucket from her GrandNana (you can see it in the background).

Also recently, she's gotten pretty good with simple sentences. I was hoping "I love you" would be one of the first, but instead it was "I wants it" and "Fix it" and "Cadie do it." Then, Saturday, she put all the bits of the peg set in the bucket and set off from the family room for the front door, calling out "Bye! I love you!" Just like Matt and I say when we leave her!
Her baby came along for the trip to the front door too.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Whirlwind trip to FL, Pics #5,6, & 7

On Friday we left Vero Beach and drove across the state to Tampa. We had lunch with my brother (Uncle Mattie) and his girlfriend (Tiffany).
Then we visited Matt's brother (Uncle John), sister-in-law (Aunt Kathy), and our nephew Kail (Cadie's only first cousin).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whirlwind Trip to FL Pics #3&4

We got to spend some time with my Grandma while we were in Vero, which was one of the main goals of our trip. She is 90, very sharp and very sweet to us, and sometimes too independent for her own good.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whirlwind Trip to FL, Pic #2

Well, we did more stuff on Monday, like Matt and I went out to a fancy dinner in Orlando for our anniversary while Cadence stayed at the condo with Dassa and Papa. Then on Tuesday we went to Disney Hollywood Studios with our friends Rick and Chrissy and Cadence had a blast playing in the pool with Dassa and Papa. But we don't have pics of that because we forgot the memory card.

Wednesday we went to Vero Beach and stayed at my Aunt Karen and Uncle John's condo. My Grandma lives in Vero too, and on Wednesday night my sweet friend Danielle drove up from West Palm after work to meet Cadie! We all went to church supper together so Grandma could show us off and we could meet some people. Thankfully, Danielle took a picture with her phone that I have copied here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Whirlwind trip to FL Pic #1

We left last Sunday for a journey around the state of Florida. It was fun, but it can be very hard for a 20 month old to sit in the car for a long period of time. Also, it's hard to listen to a 20 month old sitting in the car for a long period of time.

We stopped Sunday night at Nana and Dadder's house in GA, then Monday afternoon we visited some of Matt's family in Citra, FL. Unfortunately, we don't have good pictures of any of this because we left the memory card for our camera in the Wii at home. So, in Citra we also saw Aunt Janis, and cousins Connie, Kaylee, and Rebecca, but we don't have any pictoral proof. (Cadence loved the big girls - she calls them "big gulls.")

This is our one picture, and it's not great. Cadie and her great-grandfather - Big Papa.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

What happens when Cadie picks her own shoes

She wears snow boots. In May. Since we were not going anywhere yesterday morning, I let her wear them around the house for a bit before I convinced her to take them off. They're still a bit big...although they did match her outfit kind of perfectly.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Triple Coupon Day

Exciting day here - Cadence and I are off to Harris Teeter for the last day of triple coupons. Woo.

I really hope that this is the most exciting thing today (well, Cadie also said "nursery rhyme" this morning in reference to one of her books, which was a lot of syllables for a 19 month old - that was exciting). In the past few days, we traveled to Washington state, met a lot of cool people and drank a lot of coffee, Matt got a job offer, and another good job possibility, and Matt got into a car accident and totaled our little car. So, if triple coupons were it for today, that would be good.

[edited to add - I saved over $25 with my coupons and discounts at the store. Otherwise, the most excitement we had was picking up the rental car.]