The most exciting thing for all of us was that Jason was home for two whole months this last stretch, so Cayden and his brother got lots and lots of Daddy-time. Jason went back to Cairo on the first of October, and although he'll miss Thanksgiving with us, he should be home for all of December and the holidays.
Unfortunately, Cayden caught ANOTHER cold barely more than a week after he got over that first cold of the season he had. I would have been really worried about his ability to fight off infection and concerned that maybe we should voluntarily subject ourselves to another winter holed up at home, but Jamison got sick too. So I guess if Jamison and his "normal" immune system got it, it isn't anything to be concerned about. I hope.
Just before Jason left again, we took a little trip to Anderson Farms, north of Denver, for their Fall Festival. The boys got to see, pet, and feed goats, bunnies, a donkey, chickens, cows, and geese,
they rode on a barrel train,
|This one cracks me up! Talk about not being able to see over the steering wheel...|
played in a hay bale maze, took a hay ride,
|Squirming on Momma's lap|
and wandered around a giant pumpkin patch
|So many to choose from!|
where they picked their very own pumpkins!
|With Daddy, struggling to contain a wiggly boy and four roly poly pumpkins|
We had a great time and wished we could have stayed longer!
The first week in October, Cayden took his first trip to the zoo. It was a beautifully warm, fall day, and I had help from our friend, Kathy, so it was manageable with both boys out of the stroller! Cayden especially liked the monkeys and banging on the bongo drums in the little play area.
|Checking out the monkeys with Kathy|
|On the playground with Graunt Kay|
|With Jamison, Gruncle Don and Graunt Kay|
His walking and running are much steadier now. He's climbing like crazy, loves rocking on the rocking horse, and likes to hide in the one tiny kitchen cabinet that doesn't have a lock on it.
|Peek a boo!|