Sunday, July 24, 2011

180 Camping trip

Bryan took the youth group (180) on their fourth annual camping trip to Honeyman State Park in Florence last week. Cayden and I went for one night, driving my older brother's 1978 camper van over there. That was quite the adventure in itself, but I will talk more about that later. Cayden loved camping, as long as we weren't in the sun too long. She took a nap on the dunes when I found a shady spot, and later that night she was so tired she fell right asleep on Youngi.

Sisters Lauren and Sophia...they love Cayden.So here's our sweet camper van. The back seat lays down into a bed and it even has curtains. So this van is pretty crazy. First off, it no longer starts by turning the ignition. You have to get the car rolling (either by parking on a hill or getting pushed) and then you pop the clutch and slam on the gas and it jerks to life. My first experience with this popping the clutch thing was at the gas station in Corvallis. I asked the guy if he would fill the tank while the car was still running (so I wouldn't have to start it again), and he said no, so I told him he had to push the car for me then afterwards to get it started. He agreed and it only took me three tries (poor guy) to get it started (rolling around in the Shell station parking lot). Once I got to the campground the guys just pushed me, but on the way back I had to stop and feed a screaming Cayden at a rest stop. It was a pretty small rest area, so once I was done feeding her, I had to wait about 10 minutes for someone to come into the rest area so they could push me. The two guys ended up being a little scary looking with their foot long beards and cigarettes, but they were super nice and gave me the push I needed to get on my way. Also, this van idles super loud and only goes about 50 mph, so I was getting a lot of glares as people zoomed by me. All in all, it was quite the adventure and we were glad to have a place to sleep (not on the ground).

At the dunes, there is a lake, so Cayden got to experience cold water on her feet for the first time. And we rented a paddle boat and canoe, which the kids enjoyed. I went on the paddle boat once, but it made my legs super tired, so that had to stop.

My little brother shane also went on the trip, so that was fun to get to spend time with him. We had a great time and only had one injury (that I know of) of the eighth grade boys was playing cards at night with a propane lantern sitting next to him. For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to touch the glass of the lantern, which is super hot! I even told them earlier to be careful, but he ended up with a huge blister that popped and just an open sore burn....oh boys, what will we do with you?

Cousins cousins everywhere!

These past few weeks, Cayden has met some of her second and third cousins! Below is her and Brooklyn (my cousin Becky's daughter) with their matching blankets from my aunt Diana. And here is her and my cousin Sarah's son, Jamin reading books together...thanks for the cute hat Sarah!

Here is great aunt Tami (Bryan's aunt) meeting Cayden for the first time!

And here is Taylor (Bryan's cousin)...she loved Cayden!

Cayden just wanted to say she loves all of her family (in sign language)!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New tricks

Look what I can do!But I can't stay up for long! I like to smile.And turn around to look at you with my chubby cheeks.And I love Kimmee.

Haley's wedding

Haley is officially a Waunch! Last weekend Bryan, Cayden and I drove up to Ilwaco, Washington to attend Haley and Matt's wedding. It was at a lodge up there overlooking the Columbia and we had a great time seeing old friends and celebrating the Waunchs.

Cayden enjoyed the beverages.

Roomies! We lived together for two years while at Corban

The newlywedsHaley married Megan Waunch's brother, Matt. Megan played soccer with us at Corban for 3 years....her last name isn't Waunch anymore because she's married, but I still call her Waunch. It was great to see her and Kim's family. Kim also came home with us and stayed for a few days, which was awesome! Congrats Matt and Haley!

Monday, July 11, 2011

4 month stats

Cayden had her 4-month appointment today complete with three shots and lots of screaming.
Head circumference: 42.1 cm (80th percentile)
Length: 24.5 inches (61st percentile)
Weight: 12 pounds, 6.5 oz (24th percentile)

So she has a huge head and a skinny, long body!

This and that

This weekend, we threw a surprise birthday party for Taehan...a college freshman at OSU that has been in our youth group since we've been at CKC. Here is Lois hiding, waiting for Taehan to come.

Cayden was very entertained with Sophia's strange clapping trick.

And the girls can't get enough.

Angela and Cayden at Bryan's softball game.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4 months and the 4th of July

Since Cayden's 4 month appointment is next Monday, we don't have her stats yet, but we can still celebrate the milestones! This month has been a fun one, with Cayden learning how to hold her own bottle, rolling over from her back to her tummy, grabing and playing with toys and eating 5 ounces or more every 3-4 hours.

She also got to meet my college roommates...Kim and Haley! And celebrated her first Fourth of July!We spent the 4th over at the Lutes at a BBQ with the Selanders, Crains and Melissa. We enjoyed some good char burgers (check out that flame!), played badminton, Koob and the kids enjoyed the sprinklers!Cayden took a nice nap on Isla's was pretty hot, so we didn't wrap her up and she got very comfortable.And of course there had to be fireworks! Isla did not appreciate the loud noises...But Cayden slept through the whole thing!

The crew! We decided to make this a yearly tradition, since we get togther for New Years, now we will be together at least twice a year!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A week with Grandma Hunter

While Bryan was gone, we went to visit my mom, so she got to spend lots of time with her granddaughter. Here are some cute pics I took of Cayden before we left our house. Her eyes look so blue in these pictures!

There was so many new sounds and things to see at Grandma's...including the chickens, and the rooster that crowed every morning at 5 am!Cayden got to work on her crawling....still not doing it yet, but the tummy time is good practice.And she practiced her standing too! We both look like we are half asleep in this picture, but if you will notice the wet spot on my pants, no I didn't pee my pants, but Cayden did! After changing her diaper, I was letting her air out and had her on my lap and all of a sudden, I was very warm!

We also got to visit with the Lutes on Thursday.....we love them! Here is Kari and the girls (Isla and Kylie).Then we went to watch the boys play softball....they won one and lost one, and it was beautiful weather....a little breezy, but not bad. Here's Cayden (looking very Jabba-ish) with Lauren, Carrie and Erin Stokes.Grandma kisses.My aunt Diana (from California) got to meet Cayden for the first time too this week! She's the one who made Cayden's favorite sleeping blanket that you see in all the pictures! Cayden got to spend some time with Aunt Lauren, Uncle Jason and Aunt Carrie this week too. They watched her when we (my mom, two grandmas, two aunts, two cousins and one cousin-in-law) went to see Mary Poppins at Keller Auditorium in Portland. The show was amazing and it was a great time....thanks, Corban for the $26, great tickets!

This picture below was taken when Cayden was getting babysat by Lauren on Tuesday when I worked....I think it's funny because she looks just like....A cute E.T.! I couldn't find any full body shots of E.T. but I think her little stubby legs tucked up in her jacket bear a remarkable resemblance.
While I was searching for the E.T. picture, I ran across this one....and had to laugh. I had to put it up on here for all of my Korean blog readers!Cayden also got to experience grass for the first time! My mom said she is well-adjusted because she didn't even think it was that weird.And because I love taking pictures of my baby....And of my mommy and my baby....Here is Cayden's new chair at Grandma's just straps her in there....and we were tempting her with a strawberry milkshake. She really wanted it....but the cow milk would not have been good for her. Poor baby. I drank it instead.

So that was our last 11 days! We are so glad to have daddy back now (they got back this afternoon). Thank you Lord for a safe trip!