Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our First Christmas as Four!

We had a very nice Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve at Ashley and Mike's house. We ate Italian food and opened presents. Camden stood by himself for like 1 minute. Jayme and Amy both saw it!!!! Grammy gave Camden a really cool spinning top which he loves! He also got a Romo jersey, that made his Daddy happy! Kaitlyn got some pink converse, Club Penguin DS game and membership, and some really neat stuff. Grammy was good to us!


opening presents....




Our 1st Christmas as a family of four!

cookies for Santa


getting ready for bed

Twas The Night Before Christmas


We woke up Christmas morning and opened presents and played with our "new" toys. Kaitlyn got a very cool lime green camera from Santa and Camden got a musical, learning table that he can pull up on and stand. Camden wasn't too interested in opening his presents. He would pull a little and then crawl away. We have a tradition where we open one present at a time and take turns. That way we can see everything we all got. Kaitlyn's favorite present was her desk! She has sat at that desk every day!!!!!

A lion walker

Loved that paper

Mom, you said this was Dad's Foosball table?????

We spent Christmas day at our house with the Witte's. My brothers and their families came over. We had a great day. My Dad came up with a money game. He has come up with games in the past that involve money. One year we played "Fear Factor, Witte Style" and "The Biggest Loser" The games are always a blast. It was fun. We had to draw a card from a deck and if that number was on the money bill's serial number, then we could keep it. There were 3 rounds, with the last round involving $500. We ended winning $1220! Thank you so much Dad!!!

The kids....

and All the cousins....
Dylan, Jackson, Austin, Camden, Kaitlyn

Playing the money game

Jumping!!!

His Lion Walker Kaitlyn gave him!

We had a very nice Christmas. We hope you all did as well! Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cookies

Kaitlyn's 1st Christmas

Camden's 1st Christmas....he is wearing his sister's outfit!!!!

Kaitlyn and I made our anual sugar Christmas cookies. We started a little late today. Kaitlyn had a Christmas slumber party yesterday and stayed up until 5:00am. Do you remember the last time you stayed up like that? She needed a nap. Aaron came home from being at work since 3am and took a nap. Camden took a good 2 hour nap. So I decided I would too. It was so nice!!!!!

Kaitlyn was very helpful this year. She decided to make music notes, because she loves music and for the Christmas carols. She also made trees, snowmen, and bells. They turned out very cute and yummy!!!!!



Next Year Camden will really help. He just got into the flour and had a little taste of the cookie. He wasn't sure of it!

Our own Pillsbury Dough Boy!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

3 More days.....

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How cute is he?

Milestones....

On Thursday, Oma called me at school. I saw that it was her on caller id and I got nervous. She called to tell me that Camden had stood up all by himself!!! I shed a tear. Two reasons....one I wasn't there and two he is growing so fast! I immediately called Aaron and told him and said I would go with him to pick him up that afternoon. I was convinced he stood up all by himself and wasn't holding on to anything. When we got to Oma's he pulled up on the coffee table and stood holding on. Sigh of relief.....it was a big milestone but not as big as I had thought.



Enjoying the fire....about to pull up on the fireplace.

Saturday Camden was very fussy and I just knew his top left tooth was going to come in. You could really see it trying to poke through. Sure enough Sunday morning he woke up and I felt it!!!! Yea, except now the one next to it is about to poke through.

Yeah...3 teeth

Chopping away
Maybe 4?????

Today Camden would shake his head whenever we said "No No" It was the cutest thing ever!!!! I just wonder if we shake our head when we say no no to him. He also started climbing over us whenever we are in his way. I have been making a bridge with my legs so he could try to crawl over them. And tonight he crawled all the way over Kaitlyn's back over and over. He would clap when he was done and then do it again!

Only 3 more days until Christmas. I can't wait to see my kids faces on Christmas morning!





Mandy tagged me…so I guess I’m next!
Check the bottom to see if you are next!

8 t.v. shows I watch
*Private Practice
*Grey's Anatomy
*Brothers and Sisters
*Fringe
*House
*Moving Up
*House Hunters
*Dr. 90210

8 favorite restaurants
* Outback
* Olive Garden
* Quizno's
* Carraba's
* On the Border
* Chili's
* Cici's Pizza (for the cinnamon rolls)
* Cafe Pulido

8 things that happened today
* I woke up at 8:45 because Camden slept longer today!!!!!
* Fed Camden cereal and applesauce
* Played with Camden
* Woke Kaitlyn up at 11:30 (must be nice to sleep in)
* Went to Outback for Grammy's birthday lunch!!!!
* Ate the "new" Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie at Outback! You have to try it if you are a fan of peanut butter!!!! Yummy!!!!
* Went to Terry's house and gave her birthday present to her and let Camden play.
* Laughed with Aaron, Kaitlyn, and Camden

8 things I look forward to
* Christmas morning
* Snuggling on the couch with Aaron
* 2 weeks of being home with my kids!
* Making Christmas sugar cookies with Kaitlyn
* Eating more Peanut Butter Pie from Outback
* Getting caught up on my DVR recorded shows!!!!
* A Date night
* Summer

8 things I wish for
* I wish for Aaron to get sleep this week....he goes in at 3am!
* I wish Camden's tooth comes in quickly
* I wish I only have to tell Kaitlyn one time to empty the dishwasher!
* (Like Mandy) I wish I would only say kind words.
* I wish for families to unite!!!!
* I wish I would lose 10 pounds!!!!!
* I wish my students come back in January and read a lot during their break!!!!!
* I wish I had a bra that fit!!!!!!
I tag....

Adriane
Susan
Naomi
Kelsey
and whoever else wants to......

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

7 More days.....

Until Santa comes

pretty....

Hey Mom!!!!

What is it?

I think it's a box!

Only 7 more days left until Christmas. Only 2 more school days! Keep praying for us teachers.....it's already been a long week. My class has been super excited! Today was pajama day and we watched The Polar Express while drinking hot cocoa and eating popcorn. Santa even made a special visit to the kids. They had so much fun!!!!!

Camden has been very interested in the tree lately. He likes to go over and touch it, and bounce the limbs.



Kaitlyn has been very interested in the presents under the tree. She likes to go over and shake them and try to guess what's inside.


Molly's been a good girl too, Santa!


Playing with the features on the camera.....

You better watch out.
You better not cry.
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa's Little Helper


I found Kaitlyn's Santa hat and Santa slippers from her first Christmas and put them on Camden. He looks so cute! He is going to be so much fun Christmas morning. He has already gotten into 3 of his presents. I have tried to tape them back together, but finally gave up and just turned them around! Kaitlyn is ready for Christmas. She can't wait to have the time off from school. Me too!!!! Only 5 more days! This will be a difficult week! Pray for my students and the teacher!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

SuperStars

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Austin spent the night Friday. I think we have some superstars on our hands!!!!!
They practiced and practiced all night!!!!!!
I love their facial expressions!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

10 months old

Camden turned 10 months old on Friday.



Enough pictures Mama....I want to crawl and NOT stay still anymore!!!!

He has continued to crawl. And He is fast. Lately he has discovered that he can move around the couch. He likes to crawl everywhere!!!!!!!


He can say Mama and Dada. He loves to pound on things. And now he is taking a bath in the big bathtub!!!!



I can't believe that in 2 months we will be celebrating his 1 year birthday. My how time flies.