The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cael is a mover & a shaker!

Football season is here!

This is what Cael did through the entire Cowboys game on Sunday. Last year when he was just a few months old he would watch football & cry when commercials came on. I guess it will be the same this year!

Sunday, August 08, 2010


We'll start with Cael updates first. He is so wonderful! He has been sleeping very well at night. Mommy has been strong at night & if he starts to cry I turn off the monitor and let him go. He doesn't cry more than 5 or 10 minutes and then he's back to sleep. It's been so nice! I don't think I ever posted the video of him going up the stairs but for several weeks he's been crawling/walking up our stairs. He couldn't walk but he could go up the stairs. Well last week we were working on his walking. Normally he would go 4 or 5 steps in between us so last week we did the same thing but Courtney kept backing up. Cael kept following him. He ended up walking the entire length of our hallway!! So yes I now consider my son a walker!!! Yay!! He still crawls quite a bit of the time because he can't stand up on his own yet but when he is standing and he wants something he walks to it. I sent a video of it to Joy and she said he looks like a zombie! He walks with his hands out in front of him and he usually makes a funny noise while he walks. Oh well, at least he's walking!! I haven't recorded it on the Flip yet so hopefully I can do that this week & post it.

Miller. Poor Miller. The last post on Miller was a picture of his button ear. We finally got the buttons out & within 3 days he had cauliflower ear again!! We thought that wasn't supposed to happen after having the buttons. Ha! So 3 weeks to the day that he had his initial surgery he went back under the knife!! He only has 10 buttons instead of 12 this time. Poor guy has been wearing that damn cone on his head for a month now!! He has an appointment on Tuesday but Courtney doesn't think he'll get the buttons out yet. I hope he does but we'll have to see!

I start school with kiddos on Tuesday :(. Courtney still has another week off the lucky dog! Next weekend we were supposed to go play mud volleyball again but the game is Friday night & I have to work until 3:30 and then drive the 3 hours back home so I won't make it. If I go home Cael will be in the baby show at the Del-Fest on Saturday morning. If we go & he's in it I will definitely be recording it and taking tons of pictures which I will get posted as quickly as I can! Have a great week everyone!

Cael & Scout

Cael got the neatest dog for his birthday. His name is Scout. In his back in a USB port so you can hook it up to the computer & download things. One of the things you can download is the child's name. We were surprisingly able to find his name with the correst spelling. Now Scout sings songs with his name in them & every time you turn him on he says "Hi Cael". It's really cool & Cael loves it!

Driving Along in my Automobile....

We've already got him doing chores!

Sort of. One day Courtney was out mowing & I took Cael out on the deck to watch. He kept screaming "Da da!" So we went downstairs & Courtney came over and took him out for a spin. He seemed to have fun!

Good-bye Taco Wagon

I don't remember if I've even posted anything about this! In June when we were back in Minneapolis Courtney saw a mini van for sale. We drove it and liked it but we had to talk to the bank. We came home & talked to the bank & 2 days later we went back to Minneapolis and got our van. Yes, I am a mini van driving Mama....something I swore I would never be! I said I would never drive a mini van but now that I do I LOVE it!! We have so much space! It's nice for Cael too because he has more room & it's so much easier to get him in & out of it. Buying the van meant that we could sell a few vehicles & for the first time in several years be a 2 vehicle family. We decided to keep the Blazer for Courtney to drive. We put his car up for sale & 5 days later sold it. We put the Taco Wagon up for sale & it took a bit longer but we did finally sell it about 2 weeks ago. It was a sad day for us when it drove away because we've had it for 8 years now. I had been around that truck for a lot longer because it belonged to my dad first. Courtney loved that truck & took wonderful care of it. When we knew we were going to sell it Calvin suggested we take a picture of Cael "driving" it. Here are some pictures of Cael out if you're on the road & you see him coming!!