Wednesday, June 16, 2010

As promised....

Waiting by the door for the cat. This kid loves animals. She'd start to yell for him if he wasn't on the porch when she went to look for him. PS. I love this picture. So so much. Might need to print it.

The main reason we went to California was for my friend's wedding. So while I was at that, my parents took Cam to visit with her Great Grandma Dottie. Here she is trying to eat the ball- good luck with that, Camryn.

Sad this one is blurry, but doesn't surprise me. This kid doesn't quit moving!! It's like as soon as she turned one, she turned into this tornado!

Playing Pat-A-Cake with her Great Aunt Cheri. (And she ripped her hair clip out. Not surprised by that one.)

Swimming in Grandma & Grandpa's kiddie pool! She LOVED it. This kid is a definite water baby.

Happy Cam.

Don't mind my knee. I sat on the step while she played. Here she is cooking some delicious pool water.

Ok, so this one cracks me up. If you look closely, you can tell that neither of her pinky fingers are touching the cup. Haha. She is quite the lady.

See the berries in the background?? YUM!

So that is pretty much our trip to CA in a nutshell. We shopped (only a little this time), we ate good food, we played with family and friends, it was a pretty relaxing trip. But as always, it went by TOO FAST!!! Thanks for hosting us Mom and Dad!! (And Linz & Adam in Vegas... we always spend a night or 2 with them!!)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On Vacation...

Cam and I left the day after her birthday for a wedding in California, and I realized after I posted about her party, I never did any of her 1 year highlights!! So here they are:

*She is talking up a STORM!!! (I love it!) She says "thank you" (thk gu), "ball" (ba), "balloon" (also ba), Dada, Ma (or Mom), "Uh oh", "book" (buuh), when she tries to say sippy, it comes out "sssss"... I'm trying to remember if there are more..... oh well-- those are her favorites to say.

*She LOVES her teddy bear. We (I) call him Stinky Bear because she sucks on his ears, nose, etc... (don't worry, he gets regular baths). He sleeps in her crib with her, and he makes bedtime a BREEZE!!! We just lay her down and she grabs him and goes right to sleep!

*She loves books and puzzles. She mostly chews on them.. unless the book is a touch and feel.

*She is a SCREAMER!! Don't try to snatch a toy (or cell phone) away from this kid. She has a very strong sense of justice.

*She eats everything. Her favorites right now are veggie straws (found at Costco), grapes, tomatoes, string cheese, hot artichoke dip, frozen yogurt, berries, pickles, peanut butter sandwich crackers, yogurt, applesauce, etc...

*She has 7 teeth now. 4 on top, 3 on bottom.

*She plays pat a cake (and does "roll it" by herself).

*She pulls all her hair clips out of her hair and hands them to me.

*She holds a phone or tv remote up to her ear and talks into it.

*She loves to share her food, and always tries to feed other people.

*She loves cats and dogs. My parents have a cat, and she always stood by their glass door looking for the cat and yelling out "ahh, or at" for cat.

*She snorts when you show her a pig, makes a "meow" sound for cat, and breathes in and out through her nose if you show her a bunny. (We tried to teach her to wiggle her nose for a bunny, but that's what we got.)

*Still takes 2 naps a day (YAY!)

*Loves sing a long DVDs

*Climbs all over

*Jumps if you hold her hands while she stands on a trampoline.

*Can stand by herself for a little bit, but with no intent to take a step.

*Loves to brush her teeth. If I ask her "do you want to brush your teeth?" she says "chh chh chh" (Do you know that song?? Brush my teeth chh chh chh chh, chh chh chh chh chh...? I think it might be from Barney... my little sister watched it when I was younger.)

Alright, well that is all I can come up with. I still need to schedule her one year doctor's appointment, so I don't know any of those stats yet. I promise once my mom uploads all of our pictures from California, I will do a more exciting post!

**PS. For those of you who were curious, yes I did make those monsters for her party. We copied the shapes of those Ugly Dolls, and just made them fun sized. I made them out of fleece (I had a TON of fun colors that I randomly picked up at various trips to JoAnns in the remnant bin) with felt eyes and did a zig-zag stitch for the mouths. They really weren't that hard to make. I traced the shapes onto the fleece, sewed the face details on, and then sewed the monsters right sides together, leaving a small opening to flip them right side out. Stuffed with batting, and hand stitched them closed. To make 15 took me 2 days. Not too bad, PLUS I had all the supplies, so it was a money saver for me!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Camryn!!!

For Cam's birthday this year we (I) decided to go with colors, instead of a theme... So we went with pale pink, bubblegum pink, orange, and brown.

These cake pops are a PAIN to make. I found them at They turned out super cute (thanks to Rich, the cake pop master), but I don't think I'll ever make them again.

I made some napkin flowers for the event, found here. Super easy, and I love how they turned out!!

I made her this cute birthday banner too. Even though we won't do a party in these colors anymore, this will be her standard birthday banner each year. I really love how this came together.

Treat bags. I didn't laminate the labels, but I cut the letters on my cricut, and it would have been a total pain to glue each individual letter on the paper (I made 15 bags), so I just stuck tape over it...

Our guests:

Julie, Sydney, and Baby Charlotte. I grew up with Syd in Pasadena, and now she lives about 30 mins away from us!

Michelle and her little guy Garret, and Amanda. Both Pasadena friends who now live in Utah!

Lici and Seren, Cam's cousins.

Ryder, who lives in our complex.

Ava, who is also our neighbor.

Sophie and her dad, Dave. He and Rich work together.

Sophie's big sister, Aubree.

Presents!!! Everyone was so generous with Miss Cam!! She got some AWESOME stuff.

Kaidrey, playing with her party favor.

Remi, showing off his monster.

Zac with his.

Garret stopped only momentarily to pose for us. This little guy is on the move!! He gives me a preview of what Cam will be like when she learns to walk. She is already crazy with the crawling.

Cake time:
At first she didn't really know what to think of this whole cake thing.

She was pretty clean, and leisurely ate small bites...

So cute with her balloons in the background!!

She likes it!!

And finally she figures out how to enjoy it properly!!

We had such a fun time at her party!!! I can't believe (tomorrow) she's one!!! Happy Birthday Camryn!! We love you! XOXO

Thanks to everyone who made her special day so fun!!