Sunday, March 1, 2015

ten months

Hey, so remember how our little Cam Bam turned 11 months two days ago?  Well, he did and we haven't even filled in his tenth month of life.  By 10 months, Cam really grew from this seemingly tiny babe to a full-on walking tiny boy.  It's crazy!

Here's what Cam's tenth month of life was like:
- Had two teeth pop through on the top.
- Learned to crawl in super-speed!
- Likes to take things away from sister.
- Learned to drive cars around on the floor.
- Loves to play with the toy kitchen and bang the pots & pans together.
- Enjoys looking at books.
- Mastered walking!
- Tries to run, but can't quit keep up with himself and always falls.
- Looks forward to his morning nap.
- Attended your first BYU tennis match.
- Learned to crawl up the stairs.
- Enjoys eating meals at the table with sister - especially fruit!
- Favorite foods: crackers, strawberries, bananas, hot dogs & oranges.

Oh little boy, how you have changed!  You are wise and thoughtful about everything you see and do.  You learn quickly and try to do everything on your own, which makes all of us very proud.  You have become a champion walker and literally would be running everywhere by now if your legs could keep up with you.  Everyday you astound me by your ability to be flexible and happy regardless of what is going on.   Love you forever!

As always,
Love Momma & Daddy

Monday, February 16, 2015


I am beyond behind on these weekly pictures!  This is from about a month ago and is the second to last weekly picture we've done.  It's hard to believe this kiddo will be ONE in about 6 weeks.  He still seems so small although his feist and willingness to learn makes up for every bit of that.  His eyes are still blue, his cheeks still rosy, and his hair is growing in curly.  My favorite part about him, right now, is his 4-tooth grin.  He doesn't just smile - he gives you a nice cheesy, toothy grin.  We've attempted to capture this goodness many of times, but he's just too fast.

Keeping my fingers crossed I'll be able to catch you all up soon!  Wish me luck!

In the meantime, just enjoy that sweet little somber face.  It lasted about as long as it took to click the shutter release on the camera, and off he went to chew or destroy something.  Consider yourself lucky you get to view those eyes and perfect lips in their perfect stillness.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Can someone please fill me in on the secret of keeping your sanity with two kids? Granted, they're pretty cute, right?  I'm incapable of ever finding time to sit and relax, let alone blog, read or watch a movie.  It's such a great life, but I sure do miss blogging about this simple life of motherhood.  And pictures... let's not even talk about how neglected my camera must feel.

Regardless, the last month I've been working my fingers to the bone with helping my mother-in-law get swimming lessons going, working part-time at The Baby Cubby, plus writing a few articles and blog post for their websites.

It's been wildly fulfilling, but it takes work... and lots of it!  My house is often neglected, but I feel full and needed and accomplished, which is much more important than having a spotless clean home. I'm cool with it.  

Needless to say, I'm behind because I'm busy and I'm busy because I'm behind... and that's probably how it will be for the next 50 years.

Hope you're all having a great week!
Plus, Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

family date night | 02

One of our favorite things we did over the holiday was when we went roller-skating.  We went with my family and a some close family friends.  The last time I had been to the skate rink was back in 5th grade and, at that time,  roller-blading was the "cool" thing.  That means I had never skated on actual roller-skates.  Every one had a good time and we all agreed it was the best activity we did together. Sadee even got to try her feet at the "real" thing, versus the strap on skates.  She adored it, but tried to dance to often, making her fall a lot.

We will definitely be doing this again!  And if you ever need an idea for a family date night, this makes for an all around great time!

Monday, January 12, 2015

merry christmas | 39/52

Our Christmas was wonderful, crazy, happy and tiring.  I learned a lot from my first Christmas as a mother-of-two.  We were endlessly spoiled from all sides {especially getting to have my "baby" sister spend the holiday's with us}.  We ate junk food all day, every day.  We watched a whole lot of movies.  We rarely cleaned.  We spent time playing with unorganized toys and doing puzzles.

It was just an all-around good time!  Merry {belated} Christmas from us, to you!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Sadee : Her, her cousin, and her brother received matching hats before Christmas.  They thought it was pretty spectacular, especially considering they call them their, "Olaf hats."  

Cameron : A little rosy-cheeked monster.  This kid could, and will, destroy anything in his path.