"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Monday, May 14, 2007

Caden Asher's ONE today!!

Not to be upstaged by the goats, Caden would like everyone to know what he can do now that's he's 1!
  • walk 99% of the time
  • sign "more" and "eat"
  • say "mama" and "dada"
  • shake his head 'yes' and 'no'
  • climb up the ladder to the trampoline
  • climb down the ladder to the trampoline
  • eat anything and everything the big kids do
  • empty the goats grain buckets
  • play in the goats water
  • pull every last tissue from a new, full box
  • turn off my computer while I'm working on it
  • throw himself all over the couch w/o falling off &
  • make us laugh all day long


Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Caden! Love the hairdo! :)

Steph said...

Happy Birthday Caden! Those pictures freaked me out a little :)

Ariana said...

Happy birthday! Hey, I didn't know your middle name is Asher. I love that name! - Ariana

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