Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Derek: Good Doggie

Dillon, the elf-dog

Dillon is such an amazing dog. He puts up with all the crap we do to him. Take Christmas, he has to wear his silly elf-hat. I don't know many dogs that would handle it. I don't know of many dogs that could handle the handful that a new baby is, the way Dillon has.

He's been amazing with Caiden. From day 1 you knew he cared about Caiden, but not to the point that he's always on top of him. Dillon also knows to respect Caiden's space and to be careful around him.

If Caiden cries Dillon checks on him, then checks on the area around him, to make sure there's nothing making Caiden cry, then comes and gets us, even if we're standing a few feet away. When we get up at night, Dillon goes with us either downstairs or to Caiden's room. At first Dillon didn't like the constant waking, but he's gotten used to it, and sticks with us.

Dill loves his 'little brother' and gives him a kiss on the top of his head, pretty much once a day to show it. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing companion for our family. Good Dog.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Derek: Our Christmas Present

Look at what Santa left under the tree for us!

It's hard to believe how much our lives have changed (for the better) since last year. We are so thankful for this Christmas and the wonderful gift that Caiden is to our lives. He truly is our little bundle of joy. We are so thankful to God for him, each and every day.

People ask what we want for Christmas, and all we truly want is for a happy, healthy boy. Having a baby definitely changes all of your priorities. If you have to absolutely buy something, Caiden can always use clothing, or fun educational toys. Momma and Daddy are happy with sharing in his joy for these things.

We hope this Holiday Season can bring to each and every one of you the blessings of a happy life and family.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Holiday Season.

Happy Holiday Season to everyone from the Dutilly Family!

Caiden had his 2 month doctor appt. He's 24-1/8" long and 13 lbs! He's in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. He's turning into quite the big boy.

Caiden is getting excited for Christmas too! He loves looking at the lights on the tree, or outside our house.
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a Blessed Holiday Season.

Jenn: Thanksgiving

Our first Thanksgiving with our lil' boy! We woke up at 3:00am because Caiden was just so happy that it was his first turkey day:) We watched the Macy's parade, took a nice brisk walk and ate some delicious food at my parents house...the day couldn't have been any better, we got to hang out as a family and enjoy each others company, that is what the holidays are really about.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Derek: Visit with Grandma & Grandpa

Grandma & Grandpa came down from Oregon and got to visit with Caiden this weekend. Caiden got to hear all sorts of crazy stories about his daddy. He loved sleeping on Grandma. Dillon has a new best friend in Grandpa Terry. Everyone had a lot of fun, and it was great visiting.

Grandpa Terry telling one of his stories to Caiden.

Caiden in his new favorite sleeping spot.

Terry trying the ol' pull my finger trick.

Best Buds