Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We had a nice Christmas. I'm behind on putting up my pictures. I will tell you that Santa brought Cami a Dollhouse that she was excited about but not as excited as finding nail polish in her stocking. I'm off on Friday and I'm thinking about taking her to the nail shop to have her toes and nails painted. Is she too young? I think it will totally blow her mind but will see. I'm sure Scott will be against it because she might breath in the fumes!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas cartoons

(Toast and Eggs with a side of Max and Rubys Christmas Special Saturday morning)

Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf on the Shelf, Mickey Mouse Christmas, Dora Christmas. We have been maxed out on Christmas Cartoons at our house!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


She wants make-up every morning so I give her a clean cotton ball and she does her thing while I brush my teeth. She cracks me up when she looks at me, bats her eyelashes and waits for me to tell her how beautiful she looks today.

Monday, December 12, 2011

X-mas cards

Oh, how I have been trying to get Cami to take a picture for our Christmas Card. Last year she did great but I'm running out of time. She has this "Cheese" smile that she does and does not look at the camera while smiling. (unlike you Jackson Bixler who is a super model! ) So, I might have to pull out an old picture and call it good. Just one more thing to stress over for the holidays!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dicks Last Resort

I think when I was around 8 or 9 my dad had a business meeting in San Antonio, TX and he brought the family along. One of our favorite memories was when my parents took us to Dicks Last Resort for dinner. My parents thought it would be a good place to eat and it was but you got an education along with your dinner. The waiters are rude and uncensored. My family still talks about it to this day.

So, when we saw a Dicks Last Resort in Gatlinburg I had to go again. It is a little more tame (we did have a 2 and 14 year old with us) but still just as much fun. The best part are the hats. We had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard! It was another great memory at this fun establishment.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Trip

My Dad and my father-in-law share the same birthday. This year we did a quick little getaway with the Bowmans to Gatlinburg for David's Birthday. It was a nice time and Cami enjoyed being around everyone. I'm happy that Laura and Angela got to come along too.

Next year is going to be all about Tom for his birthday. I know he will be healthy enough that we can do something grand!

Monday, November 28, 2011

gingerbread house

We had a nice long weekend. Thank you to my sister-in-law, Mary Bird, for hosting Thanksgiving. It was great to be a guest this year!

We got all of our Christmas put up. Scott and I thought about shipping Cami off to the in-laws when we put up Christmas but I'm glad we didn't. She liked putting "decorations" on the tree but was so very impressed with the Christmas Village. She would go and get each box and when we would open it she would say, "oh my goodness, its beautiful!"

We attempted to make a gingerbread house. It is looking a little sad this year but Cami did it pretty much all on her own. I remember last year that Cami sat at the table and watched as I put it together. I got the sides and roof and then helped her squirt out the frosting on top and there you have it. She was very pleased with it.

A new thing that Cami is into is hot chocolate. She is request it all the time and it can't be some hot coco mix. She likes the real deal on the stove etc. Good thing for her momma likes it too!

We watched Elf on the Shelf this weekend. Cami is a total believer in the Elf on the Shelf. Our Elf name is George. She wanted to name it Curious George and I said how about "just George." We even had to wave goodbye then she said to him, "I tell you tonight about being a good girl at school and then he could tell Santa, OK?"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

upgraded tree

Last year Cami had just a little tree in her room. Scott decided she needed an upgrade! We are also going to be in the poor house if he doesn't stop buying Disney ornaments.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hair cut

Can you believe how long her hair is getting! It was past time for a trim!

For those of you who have boys your going to roll your eyes because you have to get haircuts all the time but old Cami Cakes just got her second haircut this weekend. She did really well and sat like a good girl. The boy next to her cried the whole time but Cami sat there and would put her head down when asked or look straight ahead. I'm sure it helped that Max and Ruby were playing on the TV in front of her.

Scott wanted to cut her hair into a style but I'm not ready for a "real" hair cut. For now, I'm happy with a trim and letting her have long hair. Maybe when she is 5 I'll get her a style. I already hate doing hair as is!

Friday, November 18, 2011


I've told many of you the story of Cami's Harmonica happens but she just keeps cracking me up with the thing. First off... let me tell those who don't know her harmonica church story.

I dropped Cami off at Sunday School last Sunday and when I went into her class to pick her up I noticed when she was walking over with something blue in her boot. She whipped it out and it was her blue harmonica (we have 3). I said, "Cami, you sneak, did you bring your harmonica to church." The class helper guy said, "Yes, when when all the kids set down to read our bible story book she got out her harmonica and started playing it for all of us." My eyeballs jetted out some at this. He said, "I just told her it wasn't time for that and she smiled and put it back in her boot."

So over the last week I've caught her with the harmonica in her boot or she'll come around the corner playing it. One morning I got to listen to not one but two harmonicas the entire ride into work. Oh, you should also hear her try to say the word "Harmonica" it is not even close and it's so dang cute.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Final days of Fall

This weekend we got to spend lots of time outside. Sunday we met up with our friends, Laura & Dane Camic and Kristyn and Allie Disponette at the park. The kids had a great time and I really love spending time with Laura and Kristyn. Laughter comes easy with these two and our kids play well with each other. Cami has the best of both worlds. I girly, girl with Allie and an ALL BOY with Dane. And I have two great friends that I can share anything with.

Taking a break to have some brownies, playing is hard work!

Don't let this girl fool you, she was up at the top of the tree. She's a Monkey!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cute kid

My Cami really is a cute kid and it's got nothing to do with her looks.

She is just so special to me. Last night I came in and she said, "I like your necklace." I said, "Thanks these are called Pearls." She said, "I like your 'peeruls' you give them to me when I grow up?" Its just little things like that that melt my heart on a daily basis. Things that crack me up are when she tries to sing a song and doesn't know the words she just keeps on singing or when she is watching a show and she is the only one in the room she'll still belly laugh and then run and tell you what was so funny. She is very curious and full of wonder. She loves the outdoors and isn't afraid to get messy. She can remember everything you tell her and is afraid of being put on Santa's naughty list.

She's my girl and I'm missing her on this random Tuesday at my desk.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A "Fairy" good Halloween

She looked in the pumpkin and said "look at all the rocks inside". Then Scott went into great detail about pumpkin seeds and she thought it was nasty that you would eat the seeds.
"Ok, daddy I want a screaming face, no a scary face, no no a happy face"
She forgot all about the pumpkin when I let her have the marker!
Getting ready to trick or treat with her main man, Dane Camic!

Halloween was great this year. A big old thank you to the Camic's for having us over. Just might have to make it an annual event!! (no pressure Laura)

Monday, October 24, 2011

First Bday party

Kylie, Ava and Cami

Cami went to her first birthday party that I am not friend with their parents. Kylie had her birthday at the pumpkin patch which was great but nuts! It was SOOO packed plus the fact that our church (10,000+ members) also had a family day out there made it ever more insane. I had to keep an eye on Cami at all time. I also had to make ideal chatter with Cami's classmates parents. I know this is in a long line of birthday parties I will be attending.

Also this weekend we changed Cami's nursery into a Big Girl Room. I'm sure you are thinking that at 2.5 years old she should be out of her crib but she never crawled out or had a problem sleeping. Lindsay was kind enough to give us Coopers old bedroom furniture as he is upgrading. So, the time had come to bit the bullet. We took Cami to target to pick out her bedding. Dora!! She doesn't even watch Dora anymore but what can you do. I plan to change it up in a couple of months once she gets use to it. Everything is finished in her new room except I need to get a bookcase and new curtains. Tonight will be her first night sleeping in her big girl bed.

It's been a hard weekend for me. With the birthday party and the new bedroom, I'm just a little sad that my nugget is growing up so fast.
Cami and Ava saying "Cheese"
Cami was the only one who let the goats eat out of her hand

And for those of you who have been out to Boyds Orchard she did the big slide!
By the way, Scott loves this outfit. I think she looks likes she ready for boot camp!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

vacation pics

Thanks Nana and Papaw for taking us on vacation! We had a wonderful time and can't wait to do it again!!! We love you!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Vacation Report

Vacation Report will be Coming Soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011