It's understandable that kids have to share toys with other kids. I have literally watched toys being stolen during mid-play. This is what kids do. I think it teaches them how to be assertive. Hey, I want that toy so I am going to get it. Then 5 minutes later the toy is stolen back by the child who had it first. Cade doesn't start daycare until June. He has spent the 1st year with his Gamma and Gammie. One on One. He has never had to compete for a toy. They have always been ALL HIS. Then came Annie. Yes the dog. She seems to be under the impression that when we lay the mats on the floor - they are for her to play on. When we spread the toys out and the blocks all over the floor - they are for her to play with. The competition has heated up. Who would have ever thought that Cade would have to fight his puppy for a toy! Here is Cade on his play mat. Annie must be outside? Maggie is closely behind Cade, however, she never gets in Cade's play space.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Posted by The Hunter Family at 7:26 PM
Monday, April 21, 2008
We have waited 11 months for Cade to crawl. I think the "textbook" age for babies to start crawling (according to Cade's Physical Therapist) is somewhere between 6-9 months. Cade didn't sit independently until he was 7 months - so we were already behind the curve. Then on April 9th, Cade's 11 month birthday, he took those first steps in crawling. I think I was more excited than he was. He would lose all concentration and fall on his belly when I would start screaming in excitement. He would laugh at me making a fool out of myself. He took these "mini crawls" for the next week and a half. Then, on April 18th, Cade took off! Now that he is crawling I can't help but wonder if it really is such a good thing that he is so mobile now. We've even started using his walker and he can run clear across the room. Now, he'd probably do a face-plant if he was not in his walker for support. But when he reaches his destination, he explores and gets into things. He can open and close the trash can lid now. He has found the knobs on the drawers and can even pull things off the counter. He's sneaky too! He does all of this very quietly. We're going to have to keep a close eye on this little guy! Here is some video of Cade crawling...
Posted by The Hunter Family at 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Life with Cade is always an adventure. He is so amazed at the world around him. We decided to take him to have his picture made in the Texas Bluebonnets. At first, this was great. We were so proud of Cade!! He just sat there and smiled - like always (being the little camera hog that he is).
As the wind started to blow and the Bluebonnets started to move, we lost all concentration.
Instead of focusing on the camera, Cade became more interested in the Bluebonnets. Maybe a little too interested???
And then.... he tried to eat them. And SCORE... He succeeded.
Thankfully, his buddies Caleb and Abby showed up! Caleb and Cade were born on the same day (May 9th) and Abby was born in June. We all live within 2-3 houses of each other. They will be forever friends.
I think in this next picture Abby was busy texting another friend...
We saved the best one for last. Caleb's parents, Ryan and Kathy, brought his horse out for the pictures. Abby fell off of it, so we were a little hesistant at first. But, our little Doodle surprised us and stayed on for 8 seconds... Do we see a future career here????
Posted by The Hunter Family at 6:59 AM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
But, we see improvement daily and he has so much confidence in himself now he will try almost anything. Scary! One of the things he has discovered in therapy in Bubbles. He LOVES bubbles.
Posted by The Hunter Family at 8:07 PM