Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Step or Two In The Right Direction

    We've been pulling up on pretty much anything for awhile these days and have gotten very good about walking side to side while holding onto furniture.  Caden also loves to push his walker all over the house, but I still thought we had more time before this walking on our own business started. I was wrong.  I think that about so many things in life, but basically everything when it comes to my child.  The Tuesday after Labor Day  (Sept 2nd) seemed like a regular day in the Hixon house.  It was only a little different in that Casey had taken the day off so he would have a day at home to get things done since we spent the weekend/Labor Day out of town.
    Casey and I were just playing with the little pooper in the living room when Caden took his first couple steps toward Casey!  What an incredible sight to see your child walk on his own!  It was even more special that Casey was home to see it and that he walked towards him! Melts my heart and tears me up to think about!  Staying at home with Caden is such a blessing that I'm able to spend so much time with him and watch him do things for the first time like rolling over or crawling, so I'm so thankful Casey got to see this too and not watch a video of it on his phone.
     Caden is still mainly crawling, but the frequency of him walking on his own post is becoming more frequent so I know before long he will be all over the place on his two little feet!

"Behold, God is my salvation.  I will trust and not be afraid.  For the Lord God is my strength and song.  And he has become my salvation."  Isaiah 12:2

Our Happy Place

      Do you have a place that you love to go to?  The reason you love to go there is because it makes you so happy!  That's how we feel about going to see Casey's grandfather at his house outside Marble Falls aka "The Lake House".  Part of why we love going is because we get to see his Pawpaw and spend time with him.  Another part of it is that it's just nice to get away from the normal routine and go somewhere to be recharged.  Most of the time we don't do anything special or anything that different from what we would do at our house, but for some reason it feels different and recharges us for whatever lies ahead.
     I've only been going to the lake house for about 3 years, but it already holds a special place in my heart and I know Casey feels the same with his lifetime of memories.  This past Labor Day weekend we were able to go to our happy place and it was wonderful!  Hopefully you have a happy place too!
Caden with his great grandfather, Pawpaw Ben!
These 2 are almost 87 years apart.

Caden found the toilet paper
at Pawpaw Ben's house too!

This kid is on the go wherever he is!

"Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." 
1 Corinthians 1:25