Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

who are you praying for today?

I am praying for:

Lance (big business trip, safe travels)
Campbell while she is at school.
Travis for his cough to go away.
Stacie's pregnancy.
My brother (William) to gain employment.
Bethany as she travels home for her first trip home from college.
Raven, who split her chin open at school yesterday.
Stellan on his one year birthday.
For my heart and mind to be looking straight ahead to God.

Who are you praying for today?

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Looking back over October's past.

Campbell's first Halloween. October 2006 in her Halloween Jammie's.

Campbell's second Halloween. October 2007 just months before we became a party of four.

Our first trip to the pumpkin patch October 2008. This was the first Halloween for Travis.

Look at me now a year later and second trip to the pumpkin patch. October 2009

I like scarecrows! First pumpkin patch trip October 2008

Good witch, bad witch. Second trip to the pumpkin patch October 2009.

Wagon ride in our first trip to the pumpkin patch October 2008

Old pros at the wagon ride. Second trip to the pumpkin patch October 2009

It's always fun to look back and see just how we've grown.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

we love to run!

We are in between seasons here. Some days it's hot, some days it's rainy and other days it cold than warm. So that leads to some days inside....inside all day long. Well this particular day it was steamy and rainy. We did in fact stay in our jammies all day long. Yes. I did in fact say. ALL. DAY. LONG.

But we did have fun, we were running, and running and running!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Mr. Potato Head

We got a package the other day. Thank you AUSTIN Guy's! The kids L-O-V-E him!
Here is a picture of Campbell playing with him. He has been a hit and his shoes are referred to as "tap" shoes as she is taking tap and ballet classes.
Thank you, Thank you!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween fun

Head over here for some Halloween fun. Just press play. Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

wordless wednesday: subtitles.

three years ago today, grandma Betty brought over a
beautiful fall sweater she had made Campbell.
Oh so small Campbell was. How lovely the gift was.
Sending a big thank you all over again to Betty up in heaven.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pajama day at school

Preschool has been lots of fun. Campbell is really enjoying her time away two days a week for a whole three hours. I know, lots of moms send there kids off for longer hours but it's preschool! I don't want her away for more than three. Call me selfish. I just know that soon enough kindergarten will be here and she will be gone All Day Long!! I will hate it. Maybe by that time I will be ready but for now three hours away is plenty long for this mommy.

So let's see one of the fun days at school this year and its only been almost two months since school started is Pajama Day. The kids got to wear their PJ's to school. We had the perfect ones too because they were brand new(thank you Nana with the package that unexpectedly arrived the week prior), pink, had polka dots, long sleeves (it's kinda chilly in school) & did I mention they were pink. Ah pink, it's one of our favorite colors didn't ya know.

So here she is all ready for Pajama Day! At pick up several mom's told me that if there had been an award for cutest PJ "look" she would have surely won. That's my girl!!!

Dont ya just love the three year old cheesy grins.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Fun

We went out on a brisk saturday fall morning to the pumpkin patch. While we didn't come home with the largest pumpkins we did have lots of fun. Train ride, climbing on pumpkins, popcorn & hot dogs were some of the highlights. We hope you are enjoying fall where ever you are in this shared world of ours.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Can I live

I noticed this over at another blog and thought it was worthy of a post. This is a very touchy subject for many people. I do not wish to open a heated debate here. I just felt this was something that pulled at my heart and so I wanted to share it and if it touched you or it helped you to reach another than the message in which it was created did it's own job.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Buddy boy w/ his Nana!

Oh how we love Nana! Travis loves her and enjoyed taking walks with his Nana to see cars, trucks and just to be outside.This was the walk into Campbell's preschool to drop her off.
Come back soon Nana. We miss you!
(Buddy boy is Nana and papa's special name for Travis.)

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

A star is born

Campbell loves to sing. She loves music. She often asks for it to be a "little louder" while in the car. Right now her favorite song is "I'm in the Lord's Army." I love her joy and her spirit. She shared with us over dinner a song she has learned at preschool with all the colors. We were thrilled to hear her tell us all about it and sing it over and over on request. The people dinning at Willie's ice house might not have enjoyed it as much but we sure did. When we got home we dialed Nana & Papa for their listening pleasure. They LOVED it! We LOVED it! In fact so much we had to tape it for our forever enjoyment.

Now I know you want to hear it so cozy up and give it a listen. One day you'll say you knew her when......

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

wordless wednesday: subtitles.

Campbell at a Fancy Nancy Event.

What happened to brother bear at home after the event

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Last night in a crib

So a few posts ago I mentioned that I was behind in posting some "firsts" around here.

Well I should share this one. It makes me a little sad but than again proud. Proud that my baby is growing and experiencing all she is suppose too in the milestones of childhood.

Campbell got a big girl bed in late August. It is the frame from my mother's side of the family. My bed for many years. It was painted white just for me. It has been in storage for some time and when we moved here it came along with us in hopes of it being used one day for a little person.

Well the day finally came. Campbell Faith, my sweet first child turned three and would be starting preschool soon. She had mastered the potty over a year prior so I figured she shouldn't go to school and exchange bedtime stories on the playground and have to admit she was still in a crib. A nice crib I might add but none the less it was time.

So thanks to Nana, who had made all her crib bedding she happily wanted to purchase Campbell's big girl bed's needs.

They bought (rather special ordered) the mattress, as apparently today's mattresses don't fit in this style of frame. We went to target and found the most perfect pink blanket. Bamboo mint green sheets, a mattress cover, pink pillow cases and a oh so yummy chocolate duvet cover for winter time. C's room has been pinks, chocolates, a tiny hint of lime green with pin stripes and floral with lady bugs and dragon flies. Oh she was almost here by the time I picked out the perfect fabric for her nursery. Getting big girl stuff was much easier as I insisted that we stay with the colors. Luck though I think when we found the duvet cover.

So the week she started school we had the bed delivered and it was set up by Wednesday. She was so excited and so ready. I think in the end mommy had a harder time.

I was probably a little naive when I thought my child was much more advance than to fall out of the bed. NOPE. Not my child. Ha! Ha! This mommy was wrong. Two bumps in the night the first night and than one big one on the second night. That second one made me decide to get the rail. So I priced them out and low and behold Nana and Papa decided to send the one they had at their home in AZ. Nice. Thank you!

In the meantime we trapped her with wall and the crib strategically placed along the bed. Now once the rail arrived it was smooth sailing until we had a little unexpected remodeling done via the a/c.

Campbell has been resting her head in numerous places since the 21 of September but from what we can tell she is easy come, easy go. Much to our delight. Some nights in brother bear's room on her mattress and box spring. They could have a co ed room some day but maybe when they are older and they understand that quiet means quiet. Some nights w/mommy and daddy. Now she is in the office for some good night rest for all.
Soon, it will be back to normal around here.

She actually said to me today. "Mommy, I want to sleep in my own room."

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