Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kade's First Birthday Party

Birthday party boy... strolling along in the walker outside...before we brought the party inside due to the wind!
Kade's football cake...

My mom made the cakes for his party! THANKS SO MUCH, MOM!!

I frosted cupcakes and arranged them into a 1... my best efforts!

Opening gifts... he didn't know what all the craziness was about!

Oh... I can get the tissue paper out, Mom...does that help??

Yea!! Paper!!!

Kade did not know what to think about the people singing loudly in the kitchen... that or the fire that was in front of him!

What a sweet boy... didn't cry or fuss... unless someone was trying to take a new toy... he was very appreciative of new toys!

Looked at the flame of the candle...but did not understand to blow it out...

Mom shoving cake in his mouth... poor kid... he really didn't know what to do.

But... when Michalea (my cousin's daughter) gave him's good!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kade reading...

Kade read the book to me after I read it to him. Such a precious thing!

Kade's First Thanksgiving

I found this book in my classroom and it is so very appropriate for today! Kade liked listening to me as I read it to him... and then...
He read it to me! It was very thoughtful of him...ha!
He really does love books... I hope that the love he has for them continues is whole life....something a teacher would say...
He read it loudly to me and his daddy!

Playing with Papa...

Cousin Hannah wanted to take Kade on a he rode along behind her. It was fun...a little scary for me...but fun! He's getting so big!

Little Indian Hannah and Kade...

They played a lot together at Baba and Papa's house.... reminds me of playing with my cousin Adam, we are about the same age difference as Kade and Hannah.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Kade likes to play with doors... he has for a very long time. Now that he is crawling very well and very fast, he can get into a room super speedy quick and really doesn't get into much else. He just likes to push and pull them. Our doors don't shut all the way unless you push them hard so it's perfect for him. He's so entertaining... not only to himself, but to me and Lafe, too! I can't believe that in 10 days he will be 1 year old!!! Time has really gone by quickly!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Kade has a very unique way of talking... this isn't the half of his communication! We just love it. It brings a smile to our faces and we laugh sometimes because it is just so fun! Thank you, Lord, for such a blessing of this child!

Friday, November 6, 2009

What a GREAT day!!

So, Lafe and I BOTH received great news today!! Lafe passed the OGET (which I wasn't worried about at all!) and that is one less than to stress about. I'm so proud of him! He will take two OSAT (subject area tests) on November 14th and seriously has been studying more than I ever would...even in college! He will do just fine on those as well! Like I said...I'm very proud of him for all of his obedience and hard work.

My principal told me she needed to talk to me right before my lunch was over. At first I was nervous... what kid did what? is there a parent that is upset about something? what's wrong? .... she started off by saying that she didn't know how to tell me this so she was just going to come out and say it... a parent scheduled a meeting with her this morning. They discussed that the school's fund raiser earned enough money to purchase projectors and surround sound for each teacher at our site. Then the discussion moved to an interactive white board (AND SO MUCH MORE) called a SMARTBoard. They are about $1400-$1500. They discussed what was needed to order one and how to go about it and then............

the parent took out their checkbook, wrote a check and said to purchase one FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be getting a SMARTBoard for my classroom in less than 6 weeks!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!! What a blessing this will be AND a huge instrument in the education of my kiddos! We're going to do so much with that thing!!!!!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009