Sunday, October 30, 2011

Busy Busy

Been so busy with work and everyday stuff that I have neglected this blog. Lots of things have been going on and I have to write them down before I forget them.

To start off, I, yes I cut Cam's hair on the 11th of October and I have to say I don't think I will ever do that again. I immediately wanted to cry once I saw how grown up it made him look. I was not ready for that.

He has several more teeth too and seems to get smarter by the day. He figures stuff out so fast and then remembers it the next time he goes to do it like it's nothing. Amazing mind he has. My little boy is something else! We crack up when he starts to dance. Yeah he still loves to dance. He also loves chasing Keiser, our dog, with his scoot n zoom toy still.

He turned 18 months on October 26th and my hubby turned 33. The picture of him sleeping was on the 26th too. I almost forgot to get one.

Karli has gotten settled into the 4th grade and has an amazing teacher, Mrs. McCard this year. She loves her and I love her because she works with her on an individual level. It makes a difference to a child when they have a teacher they can trust and look up to.

She is growing up so fast too. It seems she went from toddling around pushing her little blue and pink car to wanting a doggone cell phone! Why in the world should a 9 year old have a cell phone?! I told her I didn't have one till I was 18 and she almost fell out! That's something we've got to work on. ;)

I told her to make a Christmas list out last night and what do you think is on her list? A phone. LOL! She's got a good bit of stuff on there and I laughed when I read some of it. If I could show her my Christmas list from when I was 9 she wouldn't believe it. I was still wanting baby dolls, cars and young child stuff. ;) Times have changed. Technology is to blame..... ;)

I have been on a Facebook break and have enjoyed every single minute of it. See, I had time to update this blog. Facebook seems to suck all of my time..time to edit, update blogs, post pictures to Flickr, talk to my girls on PYF, get outside and play with my kids, watch some tv with them, dance to the 70s with Cam on my hip, clean the house, soak in a hot bubble bath, RELAX! LOL!

So since I've had time to edit some of my pictures I will post a few that haven't hit Flickr or Facebook. I have been thinking of merging this blog and my photography blog too so I don't have two but I just don't know yet. I am also thinking at the first of the year doing a "Their World" project each week or month and post. A bunch of my friends have been doing this. Since doing a 365 on Karli and Cam I think it would be neat and fun to do. Something they could have to look back on too.







Sunday, September 4, 2011

Puddle Jumping
























grab the camera!

Monday, August 29, 2011

She said it was Awesome!

Well today was the 1st day of school. I have to say I think this year I dreaded it more than Karli. Something about having to get her up that early and all that. LOL! Maybe it's cause I know when school starts that means it's the end of summer as we know it. I remember when I was little I wasn't ready for the summer to end so I kinda held a grudge with school for being the reason. ;)

So this morning she got up, got dressed, drank some chocolate milk, brushed her hair and teeth and off she went to her Aunt Joyce's house. I was going to take her to school but knew I'd be pushing it to get to work and Karli said, "It's okay momma. I will ride with Aunt Joyce so you don't have to rush to work." LOL! She listens to everything I(everyone) says.

So this afternoon I call her and ask her how she liked her first day and she said, "It was awesome!" So that made me feel lots better. I have been on edge all day wondering how she was doing and what she was doing. I just hope the rest of the year is just as awesome!

Thanks Joyce for these pictures.

I took a few this afternoon.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Someone had a Birthday Party!

Karli had a birthday party on Saturday, July 23 at 6p.m. It was rainy(very rainy) so we had to change up the plans a bit. We ate cake and opened up presents here at the house then after we were done the rain went away and the sunshine came out so we were able to head over to my aunt and uncle's house to go swimming and grill hot dogs. I think the swimming was the highlight of the party.

Karli got lots of great things and had many of her friends and family over to celebrate with her.
She will be 9 years old tomorrow(July 26th) at 1:39a.m. Happy Birthday Karli we all love you very much!!!!

This is the cake made by my wonderful and talented cousin, Sheena! It was delicious as usual!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wonderful Watermelon

Yesterday after Cam woke up from his nap we went outside for some watermelon and of course my camera tagged along. I wanted Karli to actually stay and eat some with him so I could have pictures of them both but she had other plans.

He wasn't so sure of what I was doing at first but then I let him play with the butter knife showing him how to cut the watermelon and that was all it took. I then sliced it open and cut him some pieces.....he gulped it down. He was so funny letting the watermelon juice drip all over him. The gnats and mosquitoes loved it too. We were both attacked by them.

I love that he loves almost every kind of fruit that I've given him. Sweet.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New things and tricks

Trying something different and I may go and change it but I have been uploading my pics through Flickr and then copying the html code over to here but gonna just add straight through blogger and see if it's okay.

Anyway, back to the post. Today we got out on the boat(2nd attempt in two days) for just a bit before the bottom fell out and Cam got to wear his new life-jacket. We all like it a whole lot better than the other one he had to wear.

These are today's attempt.

These are yesterday's attempts.

Also today he finally mastered the trick of getting into the dining room chairs. He can now get up there and sit. how in the world can I baby proof them?!

One more thing. Some of you may remember my status update on Facebook about giving him a sippy cup to drink his night time milk with......well it has been a week and I guess the bottle is long gone.... :( He's growing  up on me.

Friday, July 8, 2011

{Somebody got a haircut}

After thinking about how many people have commented on how pretty "she" was I thought maybe we should go ahead and get his hair cut. We took him in on a kind of a spur of the moment visit and he did perfect! He sat really still and was so quiet. I was amazed that he didn't jerk around and have a huge gap. Just in case though I had taken two candy canes for him to eat if he started getting antsy.

He looks so grown up with his hair cut.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Splishing and a splashing

I don't have a picture(because he was in the buff) for this post but today I put Cam in his little pool with the slide on the side and had the most laughs, hysterical laughs at him. The pool is quite slippery and makes for a good speed when going down the slide. I put him on his back and stomach and he seems to like going face first down the slide the best. It was so funny. He would laugh so loud and then grab himself!! I also would squirt him with the sprinkler and he would squeal with delight. I will have to get a video of him going down the slide sometime and post it. You will laugh too.

Also, I got in more cloth diapers. This time I ordered some Kawaii diapers that are similar to bumGenius. Cam is still asleep so I will try them on him when he wakes up and if they fit I will be washing them. Review to come later also. I hope I like them. On a side note, I had ordered some Thirsties Fab doublers and received the package today only to find out I was sent two packs of Thirsties Fab wipes instead. Bummer cause I really need those doublers! Cam is a heavy wetter!

I have to say I give Jack Be Natural two thumbs up for the packaging and extra goodies I received in the bag. Very sweet deal.

{Jack Be Natural Packaging}

{Sweet Deal}

{Kawaii Diapers}

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

I have to say that this was one of the best 4th of July's in a long time! My momma and stepdad came over and we grilled out. We also made lots of sweet treats that I have been wanting to try ever since I saw them on Pinterest! If you're not Pinning you should be! Awesome site full of great ideas. I LOVE that site almost as much as I love Etsy. LOL!

We also bought Cam a small pool that he could dip into when he got hot. He was funny in that thing and so was Karli. She insisted it was her pool too so she stayed in it the whole time we were outside. Cam got in and out a few times and the last time he literally fell out of it! Too funny!

Karli made these herself. She was very proud of them and before going to bed she thanked me for letting her help. Actually her actual words were, "Thank you for helping me make those things today." :)





Yummy cupcakes that we all pitched in and made. My momma basically did it all but me and Karli iced them, added the sprinkles and Karli stuck the toppers in.





Sunday, July 3, 2011

Panama City Beach Vacation

We went on a vacation to PC Beach in Florida on June 24th through the 26th. My SIL and BIL Candy and David were there with us. We left early Friday morning and arrived at the hotel around lunch. Before we were even in our room Karli was asking when we were gonna get in the beach. LOL! She asked us every so many minutes how much longer as to be expected from an excited 8 year old! I remember doing the same thing when we used to go on vacation.

After we got everything into the room we were ready to go. Our weekend consisted of swimming in the ocean, playing in the sand on the beach, relaxing under the umbrella, chasing Cam around, swimming in the pool, riding go carts, riding and looking at the scenery and shops, going to Pier Park and St. Andrew's State Park and eating...

We weren't ready to leave but when I got home I was glad! I am also working on a video of our vacation.