Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Too cute!!

Kaden found a little buddy to crawl around with! Too cute!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hanging out

Kaden sporting his driving skills in his jeep. And rocking it with no shirt on. Haha!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fishing on the Salcha

No luck cathing any fish but we had a blast fishing for salmon on Friday night at Chena Lakes Rec. Area and last night at the Big Salcha River. Kaden LOVES being outside! We had great weather and a good time. Even had a campfire with hotdogs and smores! I love summertime!!

it was his first time in his seat...he liked it.
out fishing with dad
hanging out in daddy's waders is fun too!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


First time in swing!

Kaden got in the swing with mama and daddy last night. He loved it!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Uh oh...he knows how to say no!!!

Happy Birthday to me!

Well, I'm a little late on updating the blog. But we celebrated my birthday on Monday. We had a great day! And I made out like a bandit! Got lots of fun things! And cash/giftcards that I have been enjoying spending.

with all my goodies from my folks

kaden was a pretty good present opening helper

checking out the pics mormor sent

trying to open my present...lil stinker!

best present ever

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More fun around the house

Kaden's new toy. He's a fan!!

crawling all over the place!!
he can follow you anywhere!
kaden's first fingerpaint, done at daycare. he's a proud artist!

Summer memories

We have had a good week here. Finally getting some cooler temperatures later this week...and some much needed rain. Kaden is always on the go these days...crawling EVERYWHERE!! and pulling himself up to stand on EVERYTHING!! :) It is fun to watch but we've got our hands full!

hanging out with mama

dancing with dad while he plays guitar
kaden likes to touch everything too!
happy box boy!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Alaska and us

in Alaskan news...
Sarah Palin stepped down as our governor.
I guess she would rather be prez in 2012.
We'll see how that works out for her.

There are 48 fires actively burning in AK.
Forest fires are big up here.
Fairbanks is a smokey place at the moment.

Since June 21st (the longest day of the year,
with over 22 hrs daylight!!),
We have been losing an average of 5 minutes of daylight per day.
Fall will be here soon.

Since July 1, we have had weather of 80+ degrees EVERY day.
Might as well be in the VA heat...
but there is no humidity here...
just mosquitos. :)

in Grant news...
July is my favorite month
(second only to December because of Christmas!!)

This July...
... will mark me and Jon's 2nd year wedding anniversery.
... will mark my 27th birthday ( I perpetually feel like I'm still 24)
... will mark my two year anniversery of living in Fairbanks.

In other July news...
... it is also Tabitha & Courtney's ONE year anniversery.
... my mother-in-law's birthday is the same as mine.
... i like cake. good thing it is birthday time.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fun at Pioneer Park

Happy 4th of July!! There were activities all day at Pioneer Park. So we took Kaden. We visited the Air Museum that is there. It is small but it was a good place to cool off. And both boys loved it!!

did I mention it was nearly 90 degrees today!

in the helicopter with dad...kaden was a big fan!
future pilot?? :)
my little patriotic boy...he loved his flag!

Happy Fourth of July!!

Mama had a good time dressing up the baby! :)

at pioneer park with mom, in front of the riverboat
riding the carousel with dad
he loved it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New fun toys!

Since Kaden can crawl now, we got a fun jeep toy for him to play in. He loves it. We love it because it keeps him "contained" while we are trying to get things done around the house.

speaking of contained...he is learning the word "no" as he is not allowed
to play in the entertainment center. he isn't such a big fan of being told no.
about the fifth time he crawled over there in a row...
...we might have a stubborn boy on our hands! :)
...stubborn or not, we'll keep him!!! he is so much fun!!!

Gold diggers!

Did you know that people still gold mine up here in AK? Well, we all went on a trip to the El Dorado Gold Mine to pan for some gold. We each went home with some too. Kajsa and Tim had theirs weighed and they had a whopping $25 worth! Not too shabby!

Brady helping his mom pan for some gold

it was raining a bit, hence the fashionable poncho

kaden and i didn't get much gold...could've been I was panning with only one hand

tim was hoping to hit pay dirt

brady has found a new hobby, i think

Oops, forgot about the cake pictures...

the icing was his favorite part...