April 16, 2010

Life in the Spring!

There is nothing like being outside for the first time in the Spring. Maybe it's because I have felt cooped up in my house all winter, but the crisp air makes me feel so renewed. Thank heaven for seasons and the fact that they change. I love it! We went to visit Garret's parents the other day. They live right on the river and we took the opportunity to throw some rocks in the water. The look on Jaida's face says it all...it's so good to be outside!

Jim (Garret's dad), Caitlin (Jordan's girlfriend), and Wrigley (the family Labradoodle)

Jaida loves Wrigley, but only from afar. This is where she usually stays when "Wrigey" is in the house.
I wish I could bottle Kamden's sweetness! He makes me melt every day. He loves to grab my face and is really starting to want his momma. He is realizing where his meals are coming from and has started to grab at my shirt and pull on it. Yikes!

If you look really close, you can see that Jaida has a fat lip and some scratches on her face. Garret was playing in a basketball tournament and when we were walking into the high school she tripped and face planted because her hands were in her pockets. Poor thing...I thought she had knocked her teeth out.

Grandma's sunglasses (which were in Grandma's room) are way too much fun! Maybe if I come down with a cute smile on my face I won't get in trouble...

Kamden is so content to just sit and take in every thing around him. He gets so excited when Jaida comes around and is noticing when she is not. He looks for her and follows her with his eyes everywhere she goes. He tries to fake laugh at her so she'll pay attention to him. It's so cute to see him how much he loves her.

Jaida came up to me and said, "a face, momma". I think that's pretty good for 2! I love that she loves to draw and be creative.


The Cooks said...

I am so glad we have blogs to keep us updated. It feels like FOREVER since I have seen you guys and it makes me so sad. Jaida is getting so big and I cannot believe she drew that face! Talent! And Kamden is so big and cute. I love his cheeks! Miss you guys!

The Richards Family said...

Kamdens legs...oh my goodness. I love how he fake laughs to get Jaida to pay attention to him. So glad she didn't knock her teeth out! Chase is just barely drawing faces....well I think you have prodigy on your hands. Love ya nat!!

Dean Family said...

Oh Nat!
I love these pictures and so glad you were able to capture the sweet expressions on both Jaida and Kamden...(Braxton is still talking Kamden, by the way)! Looking forward to May!! Love you so much-

Heather Williams said...

Wait, what! Jaida seriously drew that?? Natalie, that is really really good for a 2 year old, i'm serious. I'd be pretty darn proud of that too! BTW, love Jaida's cupcake sweater, where'd she get it?:) Ha, anyway, Kam is such a cute little boy and he's so happy, I can really tell. I'm so glad you guys are doing well, you seem really happy and that's all that matters. Oh, did Garrett get any of those job offers?


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Ashleigh said...

I love this post Nat. It made me miss spring in Idaho! It was 97 here today. I definitely don't like to go outside and breath in that air! It doesn't make me feel refreshed...just sweaty :) Jaida and Kamden are the cutest little kids. And ya, a face that good at 2? That is amazing. I am so glad you got a picture of that and shared it. Anyway, I miss you! I think I will be coming to the reunion now. I hope we can make it happen.