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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cai is learning...

Cai took his first steps by himself on The First Day of Spring, March 20th, last Friday. It was so fun! He says “Cheese,” it’s so cute and loves waving at people. It’s so funny, he usually waves at people who aren’t even looking at him and says, “Hi!”

We had the best trip up to D.C. for Jarad’s birthday. It was so fun! We went to the Smithsonian for Aviation and Space Flight at Dulles Airport. They have the Enterprise spaceship there. It was so cool! Cai loved looking at all the planes and helicopters. The best part was the guided tour, wow, it’s amazing how many stories that tour guide had to tell! It was fascinating! We went to the Lincoln Memorial and taught Cai how to throw rocks in the Potomac River.

We went to the Temple, which is always fabulous. We also went to Banjara Cuisine (Indian food), it was soo good! This year, we had two weird birthday cakes for Jarad—one was a jello jiggler in the bowl and another was some type of fruit rice cake at the Cuisine (I should have had the waiters take the picture of the three of usJ).

Guess what we found…an R-2 D-2 mailbox! Remember my scavenger hunt for Mailboxes? Fun!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spilled Milk

Cai drinks from a sippy cup. I hand him the cup while I begin doing the dishes. I’ve been listening to China Road, on CD, it’s a great book by Ron Gifford…all about…China. I am way into it, not really worrying about Cai, when all the sudden, I hear the funniest laugh….coming from his direction. I look over and he’s smashing the top of his sippy cup against the dinning room table!

The biggest puddle of white stuff is all over the table! At first thought, I wanted to say, “Cai, stop.” Which, he’s amazingly good at stopping whatever he’s doing when I say that… But then, I swear I heard my mom’s voice saying, “No use crying over spilled milk! It’s funny Jewelene…laugh!” I exploded with laughter. It sort of surprised Cai, but then he laughed some more. I ran for the camera…enjoy the film!

He loved playing with it, using his hand to create artwork all over the wall, floor—not only the tabletop. My favorite part is when I say, “uh, oh,” picks up his soggy sandwich and plops it back into the milk…and when he looks at his hands like, “What is all this stuff doing on my hands?”

He's growing up so fast! He took his own steps yesterday...to me!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! No, I don't feed Cai green food all the time...only on special occasions. We tried to make a shamrock necklace, but were lacking some essential things, macaroni noodles being one. So, we glued it on the black sheet. Cai had fun, his writing is on the back side. He's learning. He climbed up next to me while we made cookies, yes, it's the neon food coloring again. We ate potato soup in honor of the Irish...Some of you may be surprised to discover that potato is a root! We went to a cool nusery yesterday, bought these potato starters. See the cool "eyes" on the potato. That is where little potato sprouts will begin to grow. We're so excited for the garden, for the rain to stop and the frost to go away so we can plant and watch 'em grow.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

So glad it was Dr. Seuss' birthday. What else do you do when we're both too sick to play out in the snow? Color a little Cat in the Hat...Make our own Hat...
Eat Green Eggs 'n Ham. Well, okay, it was bacon, but close enough.

We read, "Oh, The Places You'll Go..." I love ya Cai! Thanks for a great day! Always remember...
Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.And will you succeed?Yes! You will, indeed!(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!So...be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Brayor Morde CAI Ali Van Allen O'CARTER,you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!

Decorated a little cat in the hat.

Winter Weather~

It snowed!

Just last night, my sister in law, Shelly and I were talking. Our conversation went like this, "So, has the snow melted out there?"

"Snow? We don't get snow out here. It was like 70 degrees on Christmas day," I say.

What a surprise to wake up to this! (Sorry, there's no sound, just hum your favorite Christmas song)...or whatever song you want. Cai and I are listening to Christmas music, we're going to have a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss's birthday today, complete with a Green Eggs and Ham dinner tonight....I wish we were both feeling better to go build a Frosty the Snowman. That would be the perfect touch to this beautiful day outside! Here's a good website for some fun Dr. Seuss activties- http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/dr__seuss.html.

Have a great day!