A few weekends ago, Nick and I headed down to Gainesville to meet his new baby nephew. To say we were excited is quite the understatement! I took off 2 days of work so we could get an extended weekend for a good visit and of course, a day at Disney for Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party.
We arrived to town around Thursday morning at 5AM so after a quick hug to the new mom, we headed to bed so we could wake up for a fun day with Cade. Kathryn’s mom was also in town which was the sweetest treat of the entire weekend. She’s one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met and I enjoyed spending some time with her! She cooked us delicious muffins and vegetarian chili.
I knew Kathryn was pretty worn out from the night before, Cade was having a rough night, so I spent some time with her during feeding and changing to get comfortable with Cade and then mid-day we finally got Cade comfortable so she could sneak off to take a nap. Cade slept through the whole thing pretty much and although Kathryn admitted that she didn’t actually get much sleep, she said it felt so good to just rest.
Cade loves laying on his side. It’s quite an art to get this kid comfortable haha.
Later that day, Nick and I took the pups for a walk to explore their new neighborhood in Florida. They were so excited for some attention. Side Note: We all expected Sprinkles to be the best big sister in the world and for Ace to be the evil one who disliked the new baby, but we got quite the surprise! Ace is a protective big bro and Sprinkles could care less about that baby. Ace is so cute about it – if Cade cries, he runs over to check on him, If someone is holding Cade, he follows them around. I was impressed with little Ace-hole!
Nick is such a proud Uncle. He wasn’t entirely comfortable with holding Cade, but he increasingly got more comfortable throughout the weekend. I personally am looking forward to Cade being 3-4 (Sorry Kathryn, not trying to age him too quickly or anything!) I think Nick is going to be a great Uncle to 3 and 4 year old Cade. Nick was taking bicycle’s apart at age 5 and I have no doubt, he’s going to share his love for mechanics and vast array of knowledge for cars and survival along with random tidbits of information with Cade. Cade’s going to have the coolest Uncle in the world! I’m excited to see how their relationship develops as Cade gets older and can talk and play. I see them playing with race cars and building legos and Nick teaching Cade how to properly use a knife and tie knots and how to juggle/yoyo. It’s going to be great, y’all!
Our weekend ended on a relaxing note, spending time with the whole Family enjoying pizza together. Unfortunately, we had to head back home. I considered the possibility of quitting my job and becoming a free live-in Nanny for them. Who needs a job when you have this squishy cute tiny human being to spend time with?! Not this girl. We’re already looking forward to our next trip over Thanksgiving!
I have so much respect for new mother’s – Kathryn, you’re doing an excellent job!
Cade, we’re so proud of you already and we cherish every moment we’ve had together and the ones we’ll have in the future. You’re absolutely wonderful and we can’t wait to see what you accomplish with this life of yours!