Sunday, November 23, 2014

Early Thanksgiving

Every year Jason's family gets together the weekend before Thanksgiving to celebrate.  We opened our house to 19 people and I would say it was a success.  The kids had fun running around, the adults enjoyed a family trivia game and of course Baylor football, and everybody got plenty to eat! 

We had just enough seats for everybody and I even had a special place for the kiddos.

Playing the family trivia game!
 Enjoying the yummy meal that everybody helped prepare.
I didn't get much pictures throughout the night but was able to capture some of Drew with his Cate cousins.  He sure does love his cousins and always asks when he is going to see them.


Yesterday morning our Pop went to be with the Lord.  He has battled for 3 years with many ups and downs and yesterday his battle ended.  I have so many memories with him from vacations to trips to his house.  He was the most Godly man I know along with being full of knowledge about almost everything.  Pop we will all miss you and we know you are looking down on us with joy.  I will try to tell the boys to keep in down in any hotel we visit and if not I will simply say "SHHH We've got neighbors".  Until we meet again, love you!


Friday, November 21, 2014

9 months!

Camden is nine months old!  In three more months this sweet little boy will be one years old.  That is just a little crazy and this momma isn't ready for that.  He's growing up way to fast, seriously.  I have a feeling that this sweet boy is going to be the life of the party and very laid back.  He will always try to find the best in things and will admire his big brother is all that he does. 

This month has been eventful with is first Halloween, not feeling well these past two weeks, two weddings, a trip to Waco, and just life.  He has been a happy trooper through it all and always has his cute little smile on his face.

What's New: Babbling some sounds that are pretty close to words, opening and closing doors, loves to turn on and off lights with the light switch, pulling up on anything and everything, reaching to move from one thing to another, and attempting to drink out of his sippy cup.  This kid has no fear.  He let's go of one object and reaches of us but the problem is we aren't always ready but have so far caught him every time.  He is a little braver then his big brother was.  He is also starting to reach for others to hold him and wanting to wave every now and then too.


Interests:  Sutton for sure, his brother - always, he is getting to where once he sees me (mommy) then I can't go out of his sight.  He loves to be with me, which I really don't mind!  Toys that make music, reading books with brother, loves the big Lego blocks we have and has started to play chase, crawling away from others.

Food:  He doesn't like food that is green!  He just isn't a fan but we sneak it in.  He still loves apples and bananas the best and rice is a new favorite too.

Sleep:  He is doing much better.  We do wake him up around 11 or 12 at night and feed him and he goes until 5:30ish.  He then eats and goes back to sleep.  There have been a few nights that he wakes up in the middle of the night but not like it use to be.  THANK GOODNESS!

What I Love:  What don't I love...his smile, his happy attitude, how much he loves his big brother, his curiosity, the joy he brings to our family and how well he fits right on in like we have always had him...not just for the 9 months of his life!  He's definitely a keeper and we wouldn't trade him for the world.  He's our sweet little Camden Lee!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Operation Christmas Child

The time has come to do our Operation Christmas Child again this year.  We love doing this and going shopping as a family to collect things for our little box.  Drew has done this since he was born and now Camden gets to join in on the fun.  This year was a little hard for Drew and a tough lesson to learn while shopping.  After a little talking to him and him understanding none of the stuff was for him, he started to get happy and find things for "his friend". 

This year both boys had to get the same thing for their "friends".  Drew wanted them to even have the same color of everything we got.  Their boxes included
- crayon book/crayons/sticker set
-toothbrush/toothpaste set in a bag
-tennis ball (of course)
-fleece blanket
-water bottle
-duplo legos
-toy car
-3 pairs of socks
-eating utensils

We have to get creative when packing these things.  The duplo legos were stuffed into the water bottle and the crayon book set was taped to the lid.  We try to fit as much as we can inside the shoe box sized plastic bins.  We hope we bring smiles to two little boys faces and that our box blesses them in more ways then we can imagine. 

past years