Caden John Bailey

Caden John Bailey
Caden John Bailey, Born March 18, 2011 @ 12:29pm

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt Round 1!

Our streak of beautiful spring weather has continued and it looks like Easter will be no different. We met some friends up at Strawberry Hill Park today for an annual Easter Egg Hunt! We got there just in time and had a great time! Caden was able to practice his "finding" skills for the big hunt tomorrow!
And we're off!

This is the first year that Caden really hunted for the eggs! It was really fun to watch.

Caden and Karis are checking our their loot!

We had a great day! Looking forward to tomorrow!

                                                                      Caden is still not too sure about these giant sized animals!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fashionably Late...But We're Happy You're Here!

I was just telling a friend that these dreary days can go away any time now...well, they have! At least for the moment! So, spring was due here on March 20, but you would have never known. It was about 50 degrees at its highest, spending most of the day in the 40's...Brrr! It was very cold, not to mention the mood swings that Mother Nature was having! One moment it was sunny, an hour later it was hailing, then pouring rain, then snowing, then sunny again! This went on for about a week! It was wild! Some schools in the area were canceled or delayed due to snow! she is here!

Caden was home sick today, so he and I spent the day together. We spent the morning playing farm, indoor soccer, baseball with a balloon, building and cutting with his new Black and Decker work bench, and being lovey. It was great! Then the afternoon came and pow! The sun was shining and not only that, but it was actually warm! Warm enough for me to take a walk with Caden in a tank top! We loved it! We had a great afternoon playing in the backyard and exploring the woods behind our house. I couldn't have asked for a better day to be home with my sick little boy!

On our walk after a very short nap. Mama is ready for summer and Caden is bundled for winter!

Loved playing with the "bayball"

Took some time to mow the lawn-get it out of storage and tune it up!

Although we have discovered a love for bayball, we will always be a soccer player! He was dribbling the baseball around the yard!

Sophie was playing defense as he kicked the baseball and faked her out!

He even tried to put the baseball in the chuck it!

Any play golf with the baseball!

Yes, we even explored the woods with the baseball!

Such a fun day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Family Snowshoeing Attempt #1

We decided to try out our new snowshoes this weekend.  So we packed up the stuff (a LOT of stuff) and headed up.  We went to Franklin Falls near Snoqualmie Pass.  It was a 3 mile hike round trip from where we parked the car.  A perfect trail for our maiden trek.  At first Caden wasn't too excited about the pack, he wanted to play in the snow more of course, but he did well.

We walked on the road for a half mile or so around Denny Creek Campground.

Then we were on the trail.  It was very cool.  Through the woods, along the river.  Not to mention a bit skinny in places.

Had a little lunch at the falls.  Caden threw snow.


It took us 2.5 hours to make the whole trek, lots of stops.  :)  But it was a success.  We all had a great time and are looking forward to our next trail.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wowey Maui! Week One!

Most people dream of taking a trip to Hawaii, anywhere tropical for that matter. Most people who do travel there may stay for a week or ten days. Most people do not stay for TWO WEEKS! Yes, I said two weeks! My parents generously took our whole family to Maui for two weeks. We shared two condos just a couple doors down from each other and they both had the most breathtaking view. I mean, every night we tried to be home by sunset so we could all sit on the lanai and watch the sky turn a million shades of orange, purple, red, yellow and pink. Each night it was different and each night it was even more beautiful than the night before.

The first day we arrived, we skipped Costco (told it wasn't open on Sundays...haha! We were fooled!) and went straight to the condo to unpack! We arrived early around 12, so we had the day. By the time we arrived at the condo and got settled, it was about 2pm...5pm our time. So...we had dinner! We found this hole in the wall restaurant that was open air and had a wonderful dinner. We then headed to the beach for taste of what was to come.
Caden had to take his baths in the sink because they had no bath tub!

The next morning was an early one. We had heard of this beautiful adventure that we just had to take. We needed to get up at 2:30am (Maui time) and drive up to the top of Mt. Haleakala for the most amazing sunrise...and it was just that. Believe it or not, it was freezing! We were at 10.000ft and absolutely freezing! The sight we witnessed was worth it, though.

We found that waking up so early really gave you a jump start to your day! We hit Starbucks for a cup of jo and a breakfast sandwich, hit up Costco for a major shopping trip and then hit the beach and the pool for the day!

Each night we had a great BBQing spot as part of our condo. We ate outside most nights!

Caden LOVED the fountains! He wanted to see them every time we went out to the courtyard!

Night two sunset! We literally did this EVERY night we were home for sunset!

From day two through the first week, we spent every day on a beach-trying new ones out each day and at the pool each evening. It was just glorious! David, Joe, and Danielle had a great time snorkeling! They saw turtles each time they went out!

Happy 4th of July! We spent the day in Wailea-Gorgeous!

We spent the evening of the 4th out in front of our condo on the beach! It was great!

The following day, we ventured out to the aquarium. Caden LOVED it! He ran all around looking at all of the fish and touching anything and everything that he could get his hands on! It was a blast!

These were the weirdest sea creatures that I have ever seen-Garden Eels! They totally creeped me out!

We had a great time the first week in Maui! We all sat at the pool and talked about how sad we would be to leave if our trip were to end after just one week-We still had so much to see and do! I think we spoiled ourselves with this trip!