Monday, November 30, 2009

Little Photographer

Camden has become quite the little photographer these days. He has really been into taking pictures of his toys. I am not against anything giving me a five minute break to try to get something done. I give him the camera and he has at it. Here are a few of his best shots (out of 100). I really like the first one. It looks like he set up his toys for the picture and they are smiling for the camera. It's just too cute!

Action shot, must be some monster truck rally.
This must be a candid shot, cars not looking .

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


October was a better month. We really started getting use to the idea of having two kids. Nolan started sleeping longer stretches, and I didn't feel so tired. All of our meals ended at the end of September (we were so blessed with so many good meals) so I had to find a routine with two kids that included cooking dinner. Steven took a trip to Houston in October, just for the weekend. He got to witness a good friend of his get married and I was glad he got to go. I was also very glad that my mom (Nana) and her soon to be husband (Grandpa Steve) came to stay with me and help. I was not ready to be alone with my two babies. I was so grateful they came because I ended up getting mastitis and couldn't get out of bed. They really took care of things for me, and Nolan was still sleeping most of the time so that really helped. The month got off to a rocky start but ended much better.

Here is Nana and Grandpa Steve with Camden. They took him to a wedding down at Point Defiance Park. They were gone for the day, so I got to spend that time catching up on my sleep.

They all look so good!

Next on the list was our first big family outing to the pumpkin patch. It was so fun. We visited a farm that had so many fun for Camden to do. He picked a great pumpkin and we got some great pictures. Here are just a few.

He takes the job of holding his brother very seriously.

Meet the two newest members in our family. Nolan, and my mom's fiance Grandpa Steve. He will officially become part of our family on February 13th. He has been a really good Grandpa already.

My Grandpa took the opportunity to visit us from California. He really came to meet his newest great grandson Nolan. Camden couldn't get enough of him. It was really cute. On this night we had dinner at my mom's, Camden got out of his chair that was between Steven and myself. He got a different chair and pulled it up to his Grandpa Bob and insisted on eating his dinner next to him.

We had to get a picture of Grandpa Bob with all of his great grand kids.

It was really good to see him.

Can you find the sleeping baby among the mess?

We enjoyed many Halloween festivities this year. The first was to go to my mom's work and let the kids trick or treat. This was Camden's very first year that he got to pick his own costume. He chose to be a doctor, so before we went trick or treating he had to give his Nana a physical.

Nolan got very hot in his pumpkin outfit.

On Halloween night we headed up to my sister's house for dinner and some more fun. She served a great dinner. Then we were able to take the kids (in the pouring down rain) for some trick or treating. They didn't seem to mind it was raining at all.

Here they are before they went out together.

Camden and his cousin Ava.

October was a better month, and it ended with Nolan smiling more and more. I think there are going to be some fun days ahead.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


After weeks of having trouble with blogger, and then realizing the problem was with me, I am finally able to update my blog. Now that it's November I plan to give you a general overview of our life of a family of four so far. So we will begin with the month of September.

September was pretty much a blurr. We were in full survival mode. We were fortunate to have help for three weeks after Nolan was born. We have a great family and everyone really pulled together for us. Our birth and recovery was not what we had planned on but we got through it. With all of the help gone we were happy to see what life was like as a family of four.

One of the big events of the month was celebrating Steven's 3- birthday. He happened to be traveling for work on his actual birthday, but we made sure we celebrated him when he was home.

Here he is watching football with two of his three favorite people.

Getting started on tummy time is so important.

Snuggling with mommy is always good.

We just love his chubby cheeks.

Hanging out with big brother.

He really does love his brother.

All in all it was a good month but we are glad it's over.