We have enjoyed the past couple of weekends full of family, friends, graduations, and "See ya later"s. almost three weekends ago, My youngest brother Gabe graduated from Highschool(King's Academy Homeschool) The last of the King kids. My parents did a superb job homeschooling us all. They encouraged us on our journey into the real world which wasn't hard because they equipped us well to take it on but, yet still stay grounded in our relationship with Christ. We definitely weren't the sheltered homeschool type. My mom always had us involved in sports, co-ops, drama, and many activities. We met many people from all over the world and made lifetime relationships with dear friends young and old. I am planning on Homeschooling Caed if God wills it and I have great role models to look to for support and encouragement.
So as my parents said "CONGRATS YOU MADE IT" to Gabe they also got to celebrate with my older brother Caleb as he graduated from Virginia Tech with his PhD in statistics(yeah he was always the smarter one) haha. Quite the accomplishment! So that weekend was full of celebrations and cherishing every second of family time that we could as my oldest brother from FL was up for the festivities and we don't get to see him very much, our dear friends whom we call family Dave and Kath were in from over the pond, Scotland, my grandparents were up from GA and then Caleb and Lindsay left that week for Albuquerque, NM. So, by that Sunday we said far too many "see ya later"s and shed a few tears. Caed really enjoyed getting to hang out with his Uncle Josh as he hadn't seen him since back in November. They hit it off instantly which is amazing as Caed doesn't go to many people these days. I see fun Uncle adventures in their future! He has a ton of Uncles(6) to enjoy different fun moments and gain lots of wisdom for down the road. I look forward to those fun times! He is one spoiled nephew already! He has many Aunts who love him and dote on him whenever they are around him too. He enjoys the family get togethers I know, cause when we leave and its quiet again he looks around looking for everyone. He loves this crazy family he has been born into and we love him so crazy much!!
The following weekend we headed down to NC to see MeMe and Granddaddy(Josh's parents) and the Tripp Family. Caed takes to his Uncle Brian like he does to his Uncle Josh, instant smile! We enjoyed getting to show him off at Josh's home church, Bethel, and seeing friends with new little ones as well. Caed sat with his granddaddy and watched PAW PATROL for a lil bit and got his uncle Seth to be his personal PUFF boy, I think Caed almost turned into PUFF with all that Puff intake. Caed also got to pet a dog for the first time and I'm sure, thanks to Paw Patrol, he took right to the dog. He would put his hand out for licks and to pet it. haha. So, sorry Daddy, but looks like we may have a dog in the future or a kitty. Caed met a VERY tiny kitty that my parents found and I was so surprised at what a natural he was with petting it. SO GENTLE! This boy is going to need a pet down the line ;-) But, anyways, we had an absolute fun time laughing with Josh's family at the dinner table, shopping, and eating Sweet Frog for dinner. We are looking forward to the TRIPP BEACH TRIP in July! Excited for Caed's first Beach experience.
Ok, now to catch up on all the Caed happenings recently. WE HAVE A SCOOTER! He found the use of those legs and when determined he will scoot himself around. His motivation sometimes, the tv remote ;-) Hey if it gets him moving! He has also gotten used to his oxygen and pulse ox! PRAISE THE LORD! He knows it is bedtime when we start putting it on and he helps me hold the tape as I tape the cannula down. Such a blessing! He is still waking every three hours at night hungry but seems to have a lot more energy throughout the days. His heart checked out great and normal. We loved the doctor and he said he will see us in a year! My mind and heart were at ease when I heard that. It was stressing me out a little bit not knowing. He has his 9mnth check up with the pediatrician in the next week or so, hoping all checks out ok then. He is learning how to eat with his new teeth (4 top and two on bottom) and is gritting his teeth now which is driving me crazy and sends shivers up and down my spine when he does it. Hoping that stops quickly. He is a HUGE fan of breads and cake and ice cream! I am trying to get him to FEEL different textures(cucumbers, bananas, strawberries,rice, scrambled eggs) but he isn't a fan and it doesn't last long in his hands or mouth and usually ends up on the floor. He has quite the arm. We are also learning the word "NO" which has been interesting. He at least knows for a few seconds that what he is doing needs to stop. He is stubborn. We are about to get a pool membership so we can take the lil guy swimming. HE LOVES THE WATER! I found a lil plastic container and sat it out on our front walkway, filled it with some water, and let him splash in it. He probably would have done that all day if I had let him. Can't wait to start taking him to the BIG pool. Our little boy is growing too fast! Can't believe that in a swift 3mnths he will be 1! When they said time would fly they mean't it! Cherishing all the little fun moments :-) Even if I want to pull out my hair and close myself in a closet and take a long nap sometimes. He is a boy full of energy, stubbornness, personality, many noises(no words yet) and a great big contagious smile. We are so happy to have him in our life ;-) Now to bombard you with pictures! Enjoy!
Family Gotta love 'em
Oldest brother and Youngest brother
Our Friends From Scotland, Dave and Kath
My Brother Caleb
The Graduates and The Proud Parents
Caed's "Are we done with pictures yet?" face
Caleb and his wife, Lindsay
My Grandparents(Dad's side) Boog and Nana
The Beautiful Vanessa
My Brother Micah and his wife Vanessa
Josh and I
Caed in his Superman outfit that Uncle Caleb and Aunt Lindsay gave him.
Caed and Uncle Josh
"Father Than a Speeding Bullet..."
The King Crew
Caed and Granddaddy Before Church, just Chillin'
Caed at The Cardiologist
Caed and his truck from the cardiologist
First Krispy Kreme experience
Hanging with Uncle Josh
Treated the Family to homemade Pretzels(my first time making them) Turned out great!
Saying our Farewells
The Little Kitten Gabe Rescued and that Caed got to pet
My Morning child.....
Saying Our Farewells to Dave and Kath