Monday, September 24, 2012


Four years ago today, we met our first born & our lives have never been the same!

Cameron woke up on his fourth birthday in his new house!  We moved in on Saturday so we joked that we bought him a house for his birthday.

He headed to school with a box full of Munchkins to share with his teachers & friends.

He requested pancakes for dinner so I whipped up a batch from my favorite recipe.

It was Reese's first time trying the pumpkin pancakes & I think she enjoyed them just as much as we did!

Cameron was officially four at 6:54pm tonight.

He got his Mario cake as requested!

Made a great, big wish!

and dove into his presents!

He got his Mario, Luigi & Princess Peach race cars so we spent the rest of the evening on our hands & knees, racing around the house.

And his last present was Lightning Hawk!  Despite the insanely busy weekend, Cameron had an awesome birthday & we still managed to make him feel very special.

Happy 4th Birthday, Cameron Michael!  We love you more than you will ever know.  Thank you for warming my heart every day, teaching me to have more patience & to enjoy the little things in life that remind me not to take things too seriously!  Who knew someone so little could teach me so much?!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

10 months!

Reese, you are TEN months old today! Double digits, baby girl!

We were just talking about how it feels like we just brought you home from the hospital, but here you are, getting bigger by the day!

So, what is my lil pumpkin pie up to these days, you might ask? LOTS! You're officially crawling as of about two weeks or so ago. You still do the army crawl a lot of the time, but more and more you're getting around on your hands and knees.

You are one active gal & get into everything very quickly.

You're everywhere!

You still adore our pets & all in all they adore you too, but sometimes they need to escape your sticky, little mitts. We're still teaching you how to pet rather than grab a fist full of hair.

You're still an amazing sleeper but rarely nap very well at daycare. You often come home absolutely wiped out. Your teachers always claim that they try & try to put you down but you just refuse to sleep. Maybe that's because the room is bright & loud as heck! When you're home you take two naps for a total of about 2-3 hours a day.

I have a feeling that you're going to be a teenager that we have to drag out of bed at noon. We put you to bed at 7:45pm the latest & you sleep till nearly 9am when we can let you. Grandma has been in town this week & you've slept in every day. Nice work, keep it up!!

You drink three eight ounce bottles of breast milk a day, eat solids three times a day & munch on finger foods here & there.

You chew on everything you can get your hands on..

and your two bottom teeth are finally coming in!! They broke through two days ago! Bye, bye gummy grin! Cameron had 6-7 teeth by this age so it's crazy to us that you barely even have two.

You wear size three diapers, size two shoes & twelve month clothes. You may look mostly bald to those who just glance in your direction, but your blond hair is coming in like crazy!

You recently learned to wave & say hello & goodbye to everyone and you're awesome at blowing kisses. So incredibly sweet! You're just now starting to have a bit of separation anxiety & definitely know who your prefer to be with. It makes me happy & sad at the same time when I have to drop you off at daycare.

Reese, you are an absolute goofball, sweetheart & firecracker rolled up into one sweet, kissable package! We get the feeling that we're going to have our hands full with your sassy self as the years go by, but we look forward to every second of it.

Happy TEN months, baby girl, we love you so much! Thank you for making us laugh everyday, we couldn't ever imagine our lives without you!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Recent happenings

We have had sooo much going on these days. So much. We actually closed on our house today!!! YAY!! It's been a long, stressful road but so worth it. We filed the paperwork for the house on Friday since Mike is out of town for the next few days on business, but it wasn't official until today. Our realtor was nice enough to give us keys to the house this weekend so we could get started on painting and boy did we paint. We worked all day Saturday & Sunday & got a lot done. Our big move is in less than two weeks & there's lots to do before then! I'll be crawling by the time we're settled since my body is so tired, but at least I'll have a fresh new house to crawl in!

We spent all of Labor Day weekend de-cluttering & cleaning. Thank goodness we had this dumpster to haul our immense pile of J-U-N-K away. How our house got so full of clutter, I have no idea. I love how a move means a fresh start with no clutter.

I don't have any pictures of the house to post just yet since I didn't want to make any announcements until the closing was final. We didn't get the clear until today at around 2pm so it's been crazy. Speaking of crazy & totally off the subject, my son is suddenly getting out of bed again and I'm about ready to pull my hair out. We literally have gone about three months with no shenanigans and out of the blue it's the same old crap again. He's gotten out of bed about six times tonight, it's almost ten at night & the sucker is still not sleeping. He's saying it's because he misses his daddy, but it's just an excuse to make me feel sorry for him. I fell for that two times ago, now Mean Mommy is out to play.

Good thing he's cute, sweet & that I love him to bits or he'd be in for it! Ha. Thank goodness my mom is here to help me! She'll be getting started on packing while I'm working tomorrow & on my day of Wednesday, it's back to the house to paint.

I'm so lucky to have such a great family! They've helped us so much already & busted their butts painting with us. They'll be helping again the next two weekends so we owe them big! I'll post lots of pictures soon!

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