Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Uncle Brian and The Midway

Uncle Brian has such a busy social calendar, but he still squeezed in a visit with Kaden.  On his way to a wedding in Sonoma, he made a 24 hour pit-stop in San Diego!  Of course, we packed those hours with as much fun as we could.  The highlight of the visit, other than spending some quality time with Uncle Brian, was a trip to The Midway Aircraft Carrier.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012

Happy Father's Day to the best Dad a kid could ask for - playmate, tickle monster, teller of funny stories, master of silliness, and man whose heart is filled to the brim with love for his son.  

On Father's Day, I got the boys up early...well, Kaden is always up with the birds nowadays, so really I just didn't let Kevin sleep in.  We had a quick snack and jumped in the car.  Kaden had a day of adventure planned for Dad.

First stop:  The Ferry to Coronado

Second stop:  A Bike Ride Around the Island

Third stop:  Brunch at The Hotel Del Coronado and a Walk Along the Beach

Whew, that was a big adventure for this little man.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mr. Independent

Kaden recently figured out how to get things out of his reach.  This involves a lot of chair dragging, but I have to say that it is effective. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Writing Is On The Wall...Literally

While I was at the grocery store picking up some breakfast goodies, Kaden decided he would start an art project.  Unfortunately, the canvas for Kaden's most recent masterpiece was our wall.  Thank goodness for Magic Erasers!  Where was Dad, you ask...mmhmm, I wondered the same thing.  In the end, neither got scolded too badly - the masterpiece was erased without too much trouble and lessons were learned. 

Backyard Fun


Potty training





Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Visit From Uncle Sean and "Ju-Wee"

Recently Uncle Sean and Julie came to San Diego for a visit.  

The obligatory forced smile seems to be something he inherited from his uncle.

Kaden wanted to be just like his Uncle Sean.  
Here, Kaden closely monitors his uncle and then copies his actions.  Could be worse role models, for sure!  
And, to be clear, that is not a cocktail, Kaden just really liked the stirring straws or "teeny-tiny staws" as Kaden called them.  

The trip included a day at Sea World.  We may have set a new world record for the amount of things seen at Sea World in the shortest amount of time.  The real record was that we only went on one ride in the Sesame Street Bay of Play!  Some days, Kaden would prefer spending all of his time there.

Kaden, Julie, and Uncle Sean saying "Hi" to Shamu and feeding the dolphins some ice.

The Shark Tank

The penguin exhibit can be a bit stinky...so thoughtful little Kaden helped Uncle Sean.  He said that I should hold Julie's nose, but Julie decided that she could handle it on her own.

Getting ready for the Shamu show - which Kaden did not sit through.  And, of course, Abby's Spinning Stars.  Uncle Sean had us spinning so fast that all of the adults were discombobulated the rest of the day!  Kaden, however, LOVED every second of being pinned to the rim of the cup.

Their last night we went to what has quickly become our favorite spot for fish tacos - The P.B. Fish Shop.  Kaden likes to survey the fresh options before choosing what to eat; and then always chooses the Fish and Chips.  He also likes the "Giant Marlin" that hangs outside.