Friday, July 06, 2007


Topping the Caden Times today:

1. Caden has officially taken his first steps. He is still gaining his confidence, but he has put five or six consecutive steps together in the past week.

2. He is also cutting three molars and a couple of other teeth. Put frustration over trying to walk and pain over cutting molars and you have one cranky kid!

3. He has added more words to his ever-growing vocabulary. I was a little worried that he wasn't going to talk much, but it seems he's starting to blossom in this department over recent days. The starred words are all new within the past week:
  • Mama
  • Dada
  • Ozzie (the dog)
  • *Ba-ba (bottle)
  • *yeah (he is starting to answer when you ask a question, i.e. "are you hungry?")
  • yes
  • *bye-bye
  • Nanna (or nana, depending on what he's talking about ...the fruit or the grandma!)
  • *done
  • *down
  • *choo-choo
  • *please
  • thank you
  • cat
  • Hi
  • various animal sounds, the newest being a quacking noise for a duck

4. And finally, last night when I was getting him out of the tub, I asked him to hand me one of the toys, and he actually did! Then he proceeded to help me put them away! I know, it's not like this is earth-shattering news, but following a simple command ranks high on my list of things I want him to accomplish early in his toddlerhood!

And I thank you for reading today's news. : )


Glass Half Full said...

SWEET!! Seems like yesterday Mark was accomplishing these things -- minus the talking (sigh). But that will change soon enough!

Kari Lynn said...

Cute post! I miss those milestones. Ours are more like "Ashley can finally wear an actual bra size and Tyler's hair above his lip is getting darker."

MorningSong said...

What big things he is doing!! I am so rejoicing with you on #4! I share this vision for my munchkins too!!

Life With All Boys said...

These are VERY important things in your life. Be proud mama. And the talking bit is encouraging to me. Carter is hardly makes any "real" sounds yet and I'm starting to wonder. My oldest didn't talk until after his 2nd birthday when we started speech therapy. Then my middle one had like 10 words before he ever turned one. They are all so different.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

wow! That's a pretty big list of words he's got there!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

Yeah for Caden, such FUN times!!! My very favorite:)

Amber said...

Wow, his vocabulary is just exploding! Our little guy, on the other hand, is walking but the only thing he says is MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA. Over and over again. :-)

Just T said...

Great work, Caden!

Anonymous said...

Yay! A big walker! How fun. That's quite a list of words!! Good for him!

MorningSong said...

Hope you are doing well! Just wanted to check in on you.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

How fun! I am enjoying every new word each day with Gray. He's taken his time with talking, too, but I think it's because his big brothers do all the talking for him!!