Monday, August 30, 2010

babbles...

babababamamamagagagamabaga...da....this is camden's own language...i am fairly certain that he knows exactly what he is saying...and possibly what every other baby in the world is saying as well...someone should really look into decoding the babble someday...it is awfully cute though...even when he is yelling it to get attention...i love waking up to it...when his little eyelids peak open in the morning and he rolls over to his momma and not so quietly babbles what i can only assume to be "wake up!" and then he touches my face ever so gently until my eyelids peak open and then he smiles...delicious.

Friday, August 27, 2010

team camajama...

salt lake is hosting its annual buddy walk on september 18th! we have created team camajama so that we can help support awareness for down syndrome and raise funds for the utah down syndrome foundation. you can join our team or donate to the cause by clicking here...thanks!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

rem cycles...

my little one is sleeping...and i couldn't help but crawl into my big bed with him...just to watch... the slow movement of his chest with the ins and outs of each breath...the changing of his expressions as his dreams change one to the next...the fluttering of little eyes under closed lids...the changing of positions for comfort...the nuzzles into the soft blanket and pillows...his peaceful perfect face...it's my favorite thing...watching him sleep...it brings me back to this...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

squeals...

so the baby's first year book goes through each month on what your baby should be able to do and maybe can do and what not...and i noticed an oddity with the book this morning as i was trying to feed cam his morning bottle...
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the book only talks about the cute things your kiddo is going to do...for instance...when it mentions that by four or five months your child should squeal in delight....(isn't that just the cutest thing ever...it used to make me excited and want for the cute little squeals that were coming my way...i imagined them only in the cutest of fashions)...the book lacks to mention that your child will also be able to squeal in protest or disdain...his version of saying no...and not in the cutest of fashions as i had imagined them 3 months ago...is this a universal cover up? i think so.i still love him though...promise.

Monday, August 23, 2010

red fish, blue fish....

up through the twisted roads of the sawtooth mountains, beneath the summit of mt heyburn, there can be found snow capped peaks perfectly lined with pine trees that melt into white sand beaches along shorelines of shimmering lake water....we found it....
billy's family is big on tradition...and almost every year a trip to these shorelines is on the calendar...we were glad to be able to make it this year...
ghost towns in mining country....
sun kissed baby skin and the great outdoors...what more could we ask for?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

little sounds...

in the morning i wake up to this little voice...

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and i can't help but feel gitters inside...because that little boy in there is calling my name...and i love it...

happenings....

salt lake county fair with kylee, zack and nixon...dust on our feet and the smell of deep fried foods...who can pass that opportunity up!? we had a blast!
maybe even a little too much fun....on saturday billy and i celebrated four years of marriage...we left the little one with some friends...thanks jessica!!! and we dashed off...we began our celebration here...we did a little driving and some bus riding....and landed here...where we listened to the sounds of the utah symphony to the tunes of a little led zeppelin...it was quite the evening...and dare i say we may just start using the whole babysitter concept a little more often from here on out...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

four years....

four years ago today....
today....i wouldn't change one minute...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

success....

choo choo train + puffs + enthusiastic mommy + sweet potatoes and applesauce = messy camden who finally started opening his mouth for the baby foods again! he even chewed and swallowed some of it! we made it through half of each jar without gags....
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the secret...after complaining to the pediatrician about our solid woes...he smiled and said camden sounds like a kid....but he also mentioned he could be picky about texture and recommended trying puffs with him..and feeding him off of our plates when we could...after no success again this morning....i bought the puffs....i smothered cams hands in baby food ... at the advice of my mother...he sucked it right off....then we ate a puff...and it was like the lights came on...he didn't swallow the first one but he opened and chewed and he opened and chewed for every bite of baby food that followed....we ate a puff here and there and sure enough he started to swallow! i know it was just one time..and if i have learned anything from cam it is that babies are fickle little things....but tonight there is one ecstatic mommy in the world....
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i know these pictures have nothing to do with this post but i took them today and they are too cute not to share...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

the california sun....

there is something very healing about sunshine....the feeling of those first rays of summer sunshine on your skin...it makes me smile, it warms my heart and lifts my soul....the california sun glimmered just for us....it made its way through the morning gloom of coastal clouds and lit up our week and we were thrilled...we sat poolside...we sat shore side....
we played inside and outside, we laughed and giggled and gave out kisses...
we loved california....but it is good to be home with daddy again...

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