Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school! Kaitlyn started 6th grade. Can you believe it? I can't. Time flew by! Her teachers rolled out a red carpet and wore top hats with bow ties and danced with a cane as the kids came in this morning. Aaron and Camden took her to school. Camden wore his tuxedo onesie! He wanted to dress up too!!!! Kaitlyn said she had a great day! She was a helper today....running all kinds of errands for the teachers. She also met a new friend who she is the buddy for. 6th grade is starting out very well!!!! We'll just see how the homework goes.

Today was my first day of 1st grade. I have a great bunch of kids. They came in ready to listen and learn!!!! I can tell we are going to have a fun time this year!!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's been awhile....

It has been one long and tiring week! I went back to work Monday. It was bittersweet! I was ready to go back and get my classroom ready for a new bunch of kids, but I wanted to be home with my kids! Camden stayed with Daddy Monday. He was fine. On Tuesday he went to Oma's. He cried when I dropped him off :( On Wednesday and Thursday he did much better. No tears. In fact I got a big smile Thursday when I kissed him goodbye. Oma has been taking the kids on a morning walk everyday. Camden loves the fresh air. On Friday he stayed with Daddy. I even got some loving during the day. They came to help me with last minute things in the classroom. I have such an AWESOME husband and daughter who would come and help me. Not to mention all the stuff I have been bringing home which they graciously help with!!!! Kaitlyn started dance this past week too. She is taking ballet on Wednesday nights and clogging on Thursday. She went shopping with Grammy Friday and got some really cute outfits for school. We went Saturday and got some new school shoes. She wears a ladies 7!!!! We can share shoes now! I can't believe she is going to be in 6th grade!!!! She is so excited!!!! She already has her 1st day outfit out and ready!!!! Pray for a fast and great week! I pray for a good bunch of kids and patience for me (I will be ready to get home and smell and kiss on my baby)

We went to help Mommy get her classroom ready!!!

I love my aquarium Nanny bought me for my crib!!!!

We tried peaches last night....

Mommy I want more!

I REALLY like peaches!!!

Being shy..

Who is that baby?

Hey it's me!

What a sweetheart

Smiles to last Mommy a week!!!

Here is a video of Camden giggling!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Camden tried applesauce tonight. He seemed to like it. He kept licking the spoon instead of opening his mouth to eat it!

I go back to work tomorrow :( I have been so blessed to be able to have so much time off with my kids. That is one perk with teaching!!!! I pretty much had 6 months off with Camden. I did go back to school and work only 16 days in May....but it went quickly!!! We have had so much fun this summer. Camden is such a sweet baby. He has such a personality already! Please think about Mom and Camden Monday.....Mom will have more of a hard time adjusting!!!!! Camden will be at home with Daddy and Kaitlyn tomorrow and then he will go to Oma's on Tuesday. I can't wait for that 3:35 bell!!!! I already made plans to come home for lunch so I can get some lovin'

It will be so hard not to see these beautiful blue eyes while I am at work!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who needs toys?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Camden went to Oma's today for a visit. I took him around 9:30 and picked him up at 1:00. She said he did good, except that he fought his nap. That is one thing he does!!!! Any ideas on how to get him to sleep???? He fights it so bad. It is like he doesn't want to miss anything. He will start going to Oma's house Tuesday, for 3 days a week. I go back to work Monday :( She already loves him! She kept kissing on him and couldn't wait to get her arms around him!!!!!

I was able to go to school today and work in my classroom while he went to her house. Kaitlyn went up to her school and helped her music teacher. I sure did miss my helper!!!! She usually comes with me and does so much for me!!!!

Camden and Oma


Camden tried his first fruit last night, Bananas! He liked it! So did his Mommy, but not sister!!!!

Mom, they are NOT good!

Monday, August 11, 2008

6 Month Pictures......

We had Camden's 6 month pictures taken today. We also had family pictures taken of us. They turned out very good! I am very happy with them!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


We tried squash tonight. First Camden made a face like he didn't like it. Then he started saying "um" and smiled a lot at his Daddy. So I guess he liked it! This is our last veggie and then it's on to fruits!!! We already have bananas in the cabinet!!!! (I use to eat banana baby food as a snack when I was younger)

Thanks Nanny for my new toys. I LOVE them!!!!! When Kaitlyn and Daddy got home from Hurricane Harbor we opened them up and played!!!

Kaitlyn liked making it a megaphone....

then a hat!

I Did it!

Look Mom I can sit up!

Camden sat up for almost 10 minutes this morning! All by support at all! He also got a new toy last night. You can see it in the picture, the piano. It makes music when you hit the keys. He was scared of it last night! This morning he was thinking about liking it! He would look at it while I played the music and would hit the keys a little. At least we can sit it that close. Last night my mom put it in the doorway (we were on the patio) and he looked at it and then buried his head in my shoulder and cried! We are needing new toys....the little rattles he is becoming bored with. If you have any suggestions on good 6 month toys leave a comment!!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Half a Year Already

I LOVE those big blue eyes!!!!!

Camden is 6 months old today. I can't believe he is already half a year old. This past week I was putting his newborn to 3 months clothes away because they are too small. I got very sad thinking how fast he outgrew them. I am trying to cherish every single second. Because soon he will be 11 like his sister.

What a face!

Laughing my head off!!!!

We went to the doctor today. He got 3 shots and an oral vaccine. His face turned so red and he cried so hard, BIG tears!!!! He was pretty fussy today. We basically cuddled and stood all day. ( My back hurts) He weighs 14 lbs 6.5 oz in the 5th percentile for his weight. He measures 25 3/4 in. long and in the 25th percentile for height. We won't go back to Dr. Fikkert until November 7th. Seems so far away!

I did NOT like my shots today!

Camden is ALMOST sitting up. He can sit up by himself for a couple of minutes. I still have to hold my hand on his lower back because he gets so excited and can easily topple over. Today he was sitting for almost 5 minutes by himself, I wasn't holding him or anything and CRASH....he went backwards! But in the bathtub he sat all by himself the whole bath.

Before my crash and burn...

Look Mom, I can do it!

We have been going outside on the patio at night around 7:00 to sit and get fresh air. He loves it! He likes to watch Molly run around in the yard. Tonight he was telling her big stories!!!! We also saw a beautiful rainbow tonight.

He loves Molly. He has recently discovered her and likes to look at her and pull on her. Molly likes to give him kisses on his hand. I know they will be buddies very soon!!!!

I love Molly!

Kaitlyn made the Elite Clogging Competition Team at her dance studio. She is so excited!!! She will also be taking Ballet, All City Choir, and wants to do other things at her school such as yearbook staff and the musical. She will be one busy girl this year!!!!!

I really am Happy for Sister!!!!! I just wasn't feeling too great!