Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Camden!

It doesn't seem like you have changed much in looks over this past year, just gained some teeth, got a bit bigger and got longer hair! You still have the same sweet personality but you have added a bit of a temper to it lately! You got to lick the spoon from baking for the first time today because your siblings weren't here to claim it first and you loved it but screamed for quite a while when it was gone! You don't know what to do with yourself when your big sister and brother aren't around. Apparently you enjoy being picked on! You are still quite a little cuddle bug and love being held and carried around. You say "hi" "bye-bye" "dow" (down) "ba" (ball) as well as the basic mama dada nana uh-oh etc. You know what a dog says and a bear too. You can sign lots of different things but have to be in the mood to cooperate. You always sign please but can also sign all done, more, thank you, hat, excuse me, dog, sleepy as well as wave hi/byebye and blow kisses. You love to play peekaboo and will often play with me while I am changing you. Today you started making "bbbrrrrrm brrm" noises while pushing around little cars. Your favorite toy is usually a ball with cars being a VERY close second. You are a pretty good eater when we are at home but not so much when we are gone. You sleep great though which is always nice. You still take about 5 hours in naps a day plus sleep from about 8 or 9 at night to 9 in the morning. I have to wake you up in the morning and from your morning nap every day and most days I have to wake you up from your afternoon nap also. You enjoy your sleep. You are very attached to your blanket from Grammy and have recently become attached to a little blue and brown bunny. You are always on the go running around after your big brother and sister or dancing to music. You have discovered that it is really fun to squeal really loud while running after them, making the noise level in this house that much higher! You got your first flu bug this past weekend but you were a trooper. You just wanted to be cuddled really close which this mommy soaked up. We all love you SO very much. When you are away from your siblings you miss them so much and they miss you. You guys can hardly stand to be away from each other as long as naps hardly. As soon as one of you is awake you want the others awake. I love how much you love each other. This past year has been very busy, noisy, and rather crazy but we have loved it. You didn't even wait until your candle was out and we were done singing to you tonight to dig into your little piece of cake. We can't wait to see you dig in at your party this weekend! Happy Birthday Buddy, we love you!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Camden's Birthday Photos

Every year I take photos of the kids just for their birthday invitations. I finally got Camden's done this last week. I made his shirt for him using the same freezer paper method only I used 5 different colors this time!!! A lot easier than it sounds. Then I added the little hedgehogs nose and eyes with embroidery floss. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and am quite proud of how it turned out. We are having a hedgehog birthday of course!

Playing peek-a-boo, or blowing kisses, either way he was being goofy!

This is the look that he always has while he is nodding his head! He gets very excited about whatever he is saying yes about!
This one was kisses!

Detail shot of the cute little guys!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lavender Field

Nana, Tiana and Mommy had a girls afternoon in the lavender fields last Saturday. Nana had gotten her this dress just for this occasion and she looked beautiful. I wanted to try it out for a photo shoot to see if this is something that I could do with clients next year. I think that it is DEFINITELY a perfect little girl location.

That's my girl, goofy faces and all.

There were lots of bees but she did great just ignoring them after the first few minutes.

Love those curls.
Sissy and Nana.

Picking some lavender to take home!

She is getting little freckles on her nose and I love her eyelashes.

This is so pretty all dried and displayed in our living room now!
Enjoying some lavender ice cream!
She got lots of compliments sitting here pretty, in her own little world, eating her ice cream. She even had strangers asking to take her photo!
On a complete side note, I wanted to remember that Keaton now says that he wants lots of everything. We will usually respond, "you have plenty". He now says, "I have plenty, but I want lots!".

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4th of July weekend

We headed up to New Meadows for the weekend of the 4th. Most of my family was there so we had a fun time! Saturday we went to the lake in McCall, it was a little chilly but the kids didn't seem to mind. They still got their swimsuits on and did some swimming!

Tiana's new hair-do, french braids! Being a monkey!
Camden saw the water and it was all I could do to keep him out of it until we got his swimsuit on!
Giving Mommy lots of loves.

Sharing her "cupcake".

Later that evening we enjoyed a little walk and some fishing.

Tiana caught her first few fish all by herself and Keaton caught 15!

We finished off the day by lighting our few fireworks.

Auntie Kyla and Tiana.

Tiana was TERRIFIED! She covered her eyes and with the hand that you see holding her blanket, it was also plugging her ear!
She ended up falling asleep, Camden was just quiet relaxed on Sissy's lap.
On the fourth we took the kids to the pool in the afternoon.

Tiana had lots of fun with her Daddy.

Camden likes to get his floaty rocking enough so that he can put his face under water!

Keaton flying off the side!

Grandma-Great and Keaton spent a LOT of time in the evening driving around together. Here Camden was getting a ride too.
Our three cuties.

Keaton still loves the horses. This one would just come up at nuzzle him.

We then headed out to the Lake to watch the fireworks.

Camden looks so grown up here!

Trying to get a cute photo of Keaton.... this is what he does when I ask him to look at me!
That's more like it!

Wearing Papa's hat.
Cuddling with Papa.
A beautiful way to watch fireworks.
Monday we finished out the weekend by going kayaking... well all but me, Tiana, Camden and Nana. We went over to watch them take off though.
Getting ready to cast off.

We had a great weekend.
Camden closing his eyes. He squeezes them shut as tight as he can get them!
On Friday night we went to our first Hawks baseball game of the year.

We have spent the rest of our days catch up from being gone, getting ready to be gone again, and we have been cooling off in the pool at a friends' house! As per normal it is a busy summer.