Monday, February 14, 2011

Cash at 19 Months

My baby isn't a baby anymore. He's a toddler and getting so independent that it scares me. I know this is all part of the experience, but it's still hard to believe how fast it has gone by. Soon we will have another baby in our family and he will be the big boy. I'm trying to soak up all of the alone time that I have with him right now. He currently weights 31 lbs and is 34 inches tall. He is 90% for both height and weight. Cash is still the king of crazy faces and makes me laugh all day long. He says around 10 words pretty well and just talks gibberish the rest of the time. He carries on long conversations and nods his head trying to explain things to me. It's exciting to watch him communicate with us.

This month we got rid of the binky! I was really not looking forward to this moment, but it was strangely pretty easy. I just hid it one day and after two days of crying himself to sleep, he forgot about it. He really is turning into a big boy. He is now down to one nap a day which is bittersweet. I love that I have more time with him and more flexibility to run errands during the day. But that also means two more hours of keeping him entertained on days that I'm trying to get a lot of stuff done. Now we just need to move him into the big boy bed to get ready for little brother's arrival.

One night I came into the front room to see this. Casey had popped Cash some popcorn, put on his favorite movie, Cars, and helped him get situated on his little car. Apparently Cash put on his rain boots and fuzzy steering wheel cover hat all by himself. What a freaking cool kid.

Cash is obsessed with Toy Story 1, 2, and 3. We watch one of them every day. So when Casey found out he didn't have to coach one afternoon, we made a little trip to Disneyland to show Cash the Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear rides. We have gone on them before, but he was little and hadn't seen the movies. He loved the rides of course, but the giant talking Mr. Potato Head made him a little nervous.

 You can see the scar on his lip in this picture. It's healing pretty well. I love this little boy so much.
I love my sweet Cash and my sweet Casey. I love being a Mom and I'm so grateful to Casey for letting me focus on that right now. 

Reunited And It Feels So Good

We drove to Arizona to see some familiar faces in January. My BYU coach is now the head coach at ASU and his wife threw him a surprise 40th birthday party. Many of my teammates were going to come in for the weekend and I couldn't miss out on the party. So Casey, Cash, and I piled in the car and made the 5-hour trek to my homeland. We decided to make the most of the weekend by cramming in a bachelorette party for my best friend Erica who recently moved to Arizona and then got engaged! It was a really fun weekend filled with all of my favorite things: parties, good food, great conversations, and event greater friends.

Two of my teammates are also pregnant with boys and due the same month as me! Here we are in all our pregnant glory. I finally started showing mid-January. I'm 25 weeks along in these pictures.

 Here are all of my teammates at Jason's bday party.
It was a quick trip, but we squeezed in lunch with our cousins, Greg & Chelsea. Cash loves hanging out with their kids, Finn and Goldie, and I just love reuniting with family. This trip really made me miss Arizona. I can't believe that I don't have any siblings living there anymore. We all started there and somehow none of us ended up there. Maybe someday we will all return to our homeland. At least I hope we will. I miss the Valley of the Sun.