Thursday, March 25, 2010

Camden: 8 Months

Camden is now 8 Months old and boy oh boy is he a little monkey right now! He is on the go and is always wanting down. He crawls around (very quickly) all the time now, climbing on whatever he can, and standing up on everything. He is also starting to walk around furniture rather quickly. He has discovered my potted plants.... and also loves the toy box. He just cruises around following us from room to room. He is still a very good natured baby with smiles for anyone that wants one and giggles at everything. That is actually what we struggle with the most with him in meeting..... laughing!! At least he is happy, but anything we try to do to entertain him makes him giggle. He loves his older brother and sister and just wants to be in the middle of whatever they are doing. His personal jungle gym is Mommy as well as one of his favorite people. He has definitely become more and more of a Mama's boy, he won't let just anyone hold him anymore. He will share the smiles but don't try to take him away! He is really quite sensitive also. When he gets in trouble, it doesn't take much of anything for him to just cry and cry. If he gets startled or is in a new situation, watch out! He very much reminds me of Tiana in that way. For quite a while this last month he HATED his bath! I think it was mainly because the other kids got too loud, that and he thinks he is a big boy and doesn't need his bath seat! Now that he is out of the bath seat and we remind the kids not to be too loud, he is fine. I can't believe he is getting so big. He is eating everything we are now and LOVES his sippy cup. He drinks water all the time all by himself. Can't wait to see what this next month brings.... one of the things will probably be a hair cut. He has bed head REALLY bad anytime he sleeps!

This next one looks EXACTLY like my baby photos. I often will see my brothers in him but it is hard to see myself.... until this one!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thank-you Time Change!

Thank-you for another hour in the evening so that in combination with amazing weather we get to do this:
After eating dinner outside in the grass we tried to fly a kite... of course the wind died down by the time we were done eating.

So we spend the remainder of the evening running down hills.

And jumping for joy!

Loving spending an hour outside with Daddy.

Daddy even got to practice his jumping!
Then Keaton had to jump over Daddy!
Tiana cringing and closing her eyes, then giggling!
Both the kids!
Showing off those chompers.
Camden has entertained himself all week by standing up on everything, he loves standing at the toy box and taking all the books off the book shelf. He has even started to walk around things. Oh yeah, and when he is in his room he has figured out how to open the drawers and take out the clothes! He is now crawling 100% of the time and getting rather quick!
We went to a birthday party and Camden LOVES cake.
Here is what I made the birthday girl. It is another Amy Butler pattern and I love it. The are two sizes of bags and this is the hand bag size..... perfect for a little girl.
I added this to the front for fun.
And the inside. I added pockets for crayons.
Now I just need to finish Tiana's. She can't wait for her "birdy purse", she has already tried to carry it around the house in it's half finished state. It will be her meeting bag.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three's a load

Nana and Papa got back from their trip so they came over to see the kids. Three kids makes quite the load for horsey Papa!
The other thing that was accomplished this last week was another dress for Tiana. This was Hobby Lobby fabric also and although initially I liked this fabric better I ended up liking the other one the most. This one is just a cute fun casual dress from the Portabello Pixie Claire Pattern by Sandi Henderson.

She is totally poking out her little belly in this photo, it cracks me up.

The only other little update is Camden is now quite a pro at feeding himself. He ate grilled cheese this last week for dinner and just loves anything that he can pick up and eat all by himself. He also LOVES a sippy cup with water, he can drink it himself also!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bathroom Update

I know that I have posted lots of photos of the kids in the bath.... here is what they were for! I have been wanting to re-do the kids' bathroom for a while now. However, it is also the guest bath so I didn't want something very juvenile. It all started with this little frame that I picked up on clearance. I took the frame to Home Depot and had them match the color and this is what we got:
I already had those white little boxes, I just put some paper behind to dress it up and pull in the black and white.
Our bright cheery wall of photos. All of the frames are different, which I love.
I got a STEAL of a deal on a plain white shower curtain then I dressed it up with black ribbon. I love the texture it adds to it.
Behind the door.
The best way to get the feel of the bathroom was to take a photo into the mirror!
As you walk in! Doesn't it just make you feel happy!!?

I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way that this turned out! The kids love it too. I haven't ever had Tiana stand as still as she does now for the entire time I am doing her hair every morning. She just looks in the mirror at all of the photos, talking about each one.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Camden: 7 Months

Of course these photos are a week old and so he has been 7 Months now for almost 2 weeks. Better late than never though! I can't believe that Camden is already 7 Months old. He is ALL over the place. He still alternates between crawling and army crawl. If he wants to get somewhere really fast, army crawl it is, he cruises right along. More and more every day he decides to crawl. He has gotten from all fours to a sitting position a few times but he would prefer to just not sit at all. Life is all about trying to keep up with big brother and sister. He has started to pull himself up also. His favorite thing is to climb all over Mommy! He was pulling himself up rather regularly last week until he fell a couple times. Nothing major at all, in fact he didn't even get hurt. However, he reminds me of Tiana because he gets SO scared and really cries. Now he starts standing up and changes his mind. I know he will get over it and really as far as I am concerned, he can just wait a while. I am not looking forward to the permanent bruise on the forehead stage!! He has been rather cranky lately, and I realize that when I say that he has been cranky it really isn't that bad. He just has wanted held more than usual. We have been fighting colds and now he is working on both of his top teeth. It hasn't affected his sleeping too much, he is just waking up a little earlier than normal.
He is eating like a champ. He LOVES food and more and more he is wanting to try what we have. He is starting to pick up foods with his thumb and pointer fingers. He is finally a little less orange, you probably noticed that he turned a little orange with all the baby food he eats. You really would think that he only would eat sweet potatoes and carrots but I have been really careful to give him a mixture of veggies. He likes them all. It is just REALLY hard to find stage 3 food that DOESN'T have something orange in it. I know, I know, I could make his food, but it doesn't seem like I have much extra time these days. Anyways, his skin tone is very olive colored and so it didn't take much to look a tad orange!
He still loves his siblings and pretty much is happy as long as they are playing by him. He has started to drive Keaton crazy by "ruining" everything he is playing with! Oh yeah, we have been working on signs with him and he has started to sign more while he is eating. He grins from ear to ear so proud of himself as he signs it.
Enjoy these photos!

Just to show that he isn't ALWAYS happy and smiling!

AND my favorite... shows those two little bottom teeth poking up!
Just two more things that the kids said that were cute:
Keaton while playing with Nana and Papa's dog Abby: "Can't catch me, you're a ginger pan" (Can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man)
In the van today I hiccuped Tiana kept saying "what you say" over and over again. It took me a while for it to connect. She said "say scuse me, what you say". Apparently I didn't say it loud enough for her to hear!