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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cash feeds Austin

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cash turns 3!

Our sweet man Cash turned three years old on June 12th.
Cash at 2 weeks
Cash at 3 years
 It's hard to believe that the tiny, sleepy little baby on the left is the same boy as our spunky, funny, full of life Cash.  He has grown and matured so much in the past few months - his speech has exploded and he is completely conversing with us like a normal person every day.  He is making great progress on potty training and I feel like we are starting to finally see the end of the long, dark tunnel that is potty training a little boy.  Finally, he is really doing a great job being a big brother to Austin - he is caring and helpful and wants to play with him and keep him entertained and even likes to help feed him.  I can already see what a great friend and confidante he will be to him as they grow up together.

This was the first year we had a real big birthday party for him.  We invited his entire class from day care (16 kids total) and then about 10 other friends from church and otherwise.  We ended up with about 15 friends and their parents along with Old Grandad, Beep Beep Baba and Cousin Mary Kate, all at Old McFaye's Farm in Castle Hayne.  They got to chase around chickens, rabbits and a peacock, go on a hay ride and a pony ride, and feed an enormous pig.  They also got to climb up and slide down an enormous pile of goat manure but that wasn't advertised in the brochure.

Cash had the time of his life, especially chasing the chickens.  We ended with a giant chocolate chip cookie cake with M&Ms and Cash gobbled it up and then went back to running his heart out around the farm.

Cash, you are the best little boy a mommy and daddy could ask for.  We could not be more proud of you and love watching you grow up.  We love you!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Cash is at the age where he is starting to form friendships and actually play with other kids.  He's been in day care with other kids for almost his entire life, but he really didn't start talking about those other kids or proclaiming them his "friends" until about 6 months ago.

It's been fun asking Cash what he played with his friends each day and there definitely seems to be a few friends that are constants from day to day.  We call them his "buddy crew" and love hearing about their exploits each day, usually involving dinosaurs, monsters, trucks and mud.  Here's Cash with his main buddy Koen at a birthday party for another buddy last week.  They are very serious about their friendship (and juice boxes).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Spring Concert

Monday, June 10, 2013

Here's a video of the AAI Pharma Learning Center spring concert.  I was traveling for work this year so I didn't get to watch in person but Ross did a great job with the video.  We've already heard from multiple people that Cash was a great little dancer.  It does this mama proud.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Coastal NC Kid

Friday, June 7, 2013
It's a good thing we moved to Wilmington.  Cash seems to be a natural at cleaning seafood and all other things involving the coast and nature.  Now if only we could actually get him to eat some shrimp...