Thursday, July 25, 2013

6 months pictures

Cade is such a joy!  I can't believe he is 7 months old already.  I'm a little behind on blogging, but here are some pictures he had done at 6 months.  He is a very happy baby and very alert.  He doesn't miss a thing!  At 6 months, he weighed 15 lbs 11 oz.  He started getting up on his hands and knees as well as rocking back and forth.  He started crawling, but would only go about 2 steps at a time.  He finally started eating some foods.  He wasn't too keen on baby food at first.  The first foods he really liked were sweet potatoes and avocado.  It is so fun to see his personality unfolding.  He is a busy boy, and I know it is just beginning!!

The boy loves his daddy!

A little cheesy but I had to include it 

The suitcase was falling on him!  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beach vacation

Ben, Cade, and I were able to enjoy a week in Dunedin, Florida which is near Tampa.  We rented a house which was right on the bay.   There were lots of beautiful sunsets!

Here some pictures of the house.  It was worked out perfectly for us!

Our view from the house

Our dock was covered and had plenty of chairs so Cade & I could enjoy it while Ben was fishing or kayaking.

Ben did some fishing.  Here was his first catch during night fishing- a shark!

Sheepshead eating barnacles off the dock

Bringing in a sheepshead

It was delicious!

Ben waded out in the water at low tide for fishing.  It's hard to see, but he is about waist deep.

A failed attempt at a walk-- the mosquitoes were awful so we turned around!

Cade's first time at the beach

Our makeshift shade


Toes in the sand for the first time!

Another shark

A very, very delicious Thai meal!  In fact, it was the best we have had since traveling to Thailand 2 years ago.  We were able to enjoy lots of different food on this trip.  We had Cuban, Indian, Spanish, and Thai food.  All delicious!

I love this expression that Cade makes when he is very intent on trying to reach for something!  Look at those long fingers!

Ben kayaking.  We saw a manatee and he was trying to get closer to it to see it up close and personal.

The front of the house that we rented.  There were 4 units in this building.

Cade turned 6 months old while we were in Florida and here is a picture of that special day!  We had a great time together.  Relaxation is just what we needed after a week at Disney World.