Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kaden is crawling!

Well, our little boy is finally crawling!  He's been working on it for about a month now, taking step by step, falling over, pulling himself across the floor with his elbows, and hopping around like a frog.  Thanks to March Madness and a lot of time downstairs watching basketball with Daddy on the big screen, Kaden got a chance to roam all over the basement without running into furniture like he usually does upstairs.  On Monday last week, he just decided it was time, and started crawling across the room.  Throughout the week, he's ventured his way into every room in our house.  The gate to the basement stairs has officially gone up, and I'm finding myself wondering why I wanted him to crawl in the first place! :)  I turn my head for a second, and he's in my bedroom closet eating my shoes... lovely.  The fun begins- every crumb and cord is attractive to an 8 1/2 month old boy.  He's so much happier now that he can quickly crawl across the room for a toy, and he's becoming more and more independent.  Where did our little boy go? 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girl's Weekend in Pittsburgh

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a long time... it seems as though updating my blog has been put on the back burner.  Anyway, I promise to be more diligent in posting and giving you updates!  This past weekend I went away to Pittsburgh, PA for a girl's weekend to meet up with my best friends from NJ.  We've all been friends since elementary school, and still keep in touch and try to get together in NJ over the holidays if we're all in town.  One of my friends stayed in NJ, one is in PA, and two of us are here in good ol' Michigan!  We decided to meet in Pittsburgh as a "middle spot" but future girls' weekends will be in better locations.  While we were there we spent lots of time talking and catching up, rode the Duquesne Incline for great views of the city, went shopping, got pedicures, had a baby shower for one friend, made crafts (guess whose idea that was?!?!?) and ate lots of food.  It was nice to get away and spend time with friends.  Andy and Kaden enjoyed some guy time back at home while I was gone, and Andy did a great job of being "Mr. Mom" for the weekend!  :)