Friday, December 31, 2010

He's loving Christmas

Another little toy that plays music, lights up and rolls around on its own.  Anything to entice interest to crawl further....

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We got Camden a drum set.  Complete with drum sticks, cymbals, jingle bells and rattle eggs.  Noisey enough for you?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The night before Christmas

This was Camden's first experience with Papa reading to the grandkids the story of The Night before Christmas.  It will be several more years until they all realize that Papa skips pages because there is so much discussion per page on each picture.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cookies for Santa

Auntie wanted to make cookies with the kids to leave out for Santa.  I thought leaving out a bottle of brandy would be more appropriate knowing how many gifts were under the tree already, but it was cookies that was decided upon.  Camden was sooo involved with the cookie cutters, can't you tell by his face?
Press down hard, Mommy...make sure it cuts through all the dough...

maybe not that hard....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Come on Camden!!!

Samantha trying to get Camden to crawl!!!  He was so excited to just watch Sammy, so instead of crawling he started swimming...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Naughty or nice?

This is Santa's elf that stops by our house (and has for decades!) and checks up on any little boys or girls that are around.  Are they behaving?  Are they playing nicely?  Are they eating their broccoli?  Are they picking up their toys?  The elf moves around the house as if by magic and the little ones look for it every day.  This is Camden's first experience with the Christmas elf and by the look on his face....this is one tough customer!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Who are you?

Little one didn't know what the heck this Nutcracker was!  All he wanted to do was taste it....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Three stooges

When these three get together on the floor anything can happen.  But mostly there are smiles and giggles all around.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Is this how Burt Reynolds got started?

Many of you won't understand the title reference.  But that's ok.  It's my blog and I do.  LOL.  Little Camden had his 9 month check up and he weighs a whopping 17 pounds.  Darn that teething.....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Swimmer vs. crawler

When Camden gets put onto his tummy, most of the time he attempts to crawl but there are moments when this position reminds him of his swimming lessons.  He starts kicking his feet like he was in the water!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuckered out

This was a big day for a little boy and when we started to leave the tree cutting area, he fell right asleep.  Mommy held on to him for a few minutes and then pitched him into his car seat for the hour ride home....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Twice the fun

Camden got to spend time with BOTH of his Papas this past weekend.  It doesn't happen often because one of his Papas lives way out in Wyoming.  Way out.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let's play in the snow!

The whole family went to chop down Christmas trees this past weekend.  Camden had a great time until I touched his nose with snow.  His bottom lip quivered and went out a bit.  He didn't like the cold actually touching him....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

On the island of misfit toys...

Seriously...this tv special came out when I was a kid...I'm surprised that the film reel hasn't disintegrated yet!  But Camden seems to be enjoying a tv program....Did the little guy ever get to be a dentist?  With the abominable snowman?  Have a holly jolly Christmas......

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Who IS this guy?

Camden's first experience with the fat man in the red suit.  Decision's still out on whether or not they'll be BFF's....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Three generations

Yes, it really is three generations but if you know the back story here and the locale, it takes on a whole new meaning.  The three of them are in the Reno High School gym.  The gym where Camden's great grandfather was the Varsity Boys basketball coach for many, many years.  Papa played and coached here as well.  Mama played here and took home the state championship for girls in 2001.  And now Camden has been introduced to his very first basketball game.  He has no choice but to follow in his predecessor's footsteps.....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smile BIG

Trying to take a picture of these two with both of them looking at the camera and smiling took a huge crew behind me...talking, pointing, holding toys, you name it.  Camden went along for the ride and Sammy thought we were all nuts.