Friday, January 29, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Today Troy's Grandparents (Camryn's Greats) came to take us out for lunch! We decided to go for Hoss's..Grandma likes the soup and salad bar and we figured there wouldn't be much wait time for food! Hoss's, for that reason, is kid-friendly:) Camryn did a great job in her high chair with some toys and puffs- she even managed to get 1 in her mouth for every 5 dropped on the floor- but hey, she's learning. We even gave Grandma the important job of getting one in her (Camryn's) mouth every now and then so frustration didn't kick in. Camryn loved it, but I think Grandma loved it even more:) We all managed to eat, and Pap happily bounced Camryn as we finished up ice cream.
Pap and Grandma are very special people..always very generous and loving and would do anything for their family- here are some VERY SPECIAL pictures from our time together!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Camryn has been extra snuggly at night before bedtime and is starting to enjoy my singing to her..I sing whatever comes to mind, mainly praise and worship songs, some hymns and any silly songs I remember from childhood. One song I like to sing is Amazing Grace..some nights she sucks her thumb and lays her head on my shoulder, other nights she claws my face off, and some nights she "sings" or talks her way through the entire song...thats ok, I keep singing. I got the part of the song where it goes.."saved a wretch like ___...Camryn inserting her only word she knows DADA! And I told her "yes, saved a wretch..just like Daddy." Of course Troy heard the whole thing on the monitor and called me out on it when I left her room! It's nights like this that leave a smile on my face and a great story for future storytelling:) By the way, I don't think my husband is a wretch OR wretched..in fact, he's the best Daddy in the world!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
My absence from my blog must have some people wondering and others know...my life with a sick baby (pretty much for the first time) was a bit upside down. Camryn caught a cold about a week and a half ago and was MISERABLE for a few days. Baby girl would cough and cry, was so congested, couldn't sleep and the list continues..it was so sad to see her not know what was happening and try and figure out what to do to make herself feel better...there were so many times I wanted to hold a tissue at her nose and say, "blow, you'll feel better." but instead fought her with the aspirator and nose spray!! I am glad to say that we are finally over the hump and Camryn seemed more herself today..praise God!! Hopefully I can pick up my camera again soon and update you on Miss May.
I found a jar of quotes today that my mother-in-law gave Troy and I to read before Camryn was born- the tag read, "a quote a day while you wait for Fannie May." If you didn't know, we called Camryn the name Fannie before she was born while we decided on a name..today was the first time I reflected on that...and thought to myself...thank God Troy didn't want that name to stick..it was fun while it lasted though:)
Tooth count is still at 7- we actually got a little finger brush that we brushed her teeth and gums with today...figured we may as well start good habits now, and if the little varmint has all these teeth..why not brush!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Reflecting on the amazing moms in my life today......thank you!
Today we pray for mothers--our own mothers, and mothers everywhere,who have made such a major contribution to the good qualities we have, sometimes through genetics, more often through great effort and patient instruction, and who have done their best to gently polish away our rough edges.
Lord, please bless our mothers for the endless hours of time they spent and the boundless energy they invested in us.
Bless our mothers for their sacrifices on our behalf as they often gave up or deferred their own dreams so that we could have ours.
Bless our mothers for always being there for us, for being the person we know we can turn towhen we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug.
Bless our mothers for making a home for us where we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged.
Most of all, Lord,bless our mothers for their unconditional love,for loving us no matter what,and for frequently showing love in ways that make us feel valued and cherished.
Lord, please bless our mothers mightily. Strengthen them, soothe them,wrap them in Your infinite love and shower them with blessings too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe.
We love them, admire them, respect them,and we pray that You would give them back many times the good they gave to us.
In Jesus' name we pray;
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
now 7 months!
Camryn May is 7 mo. and is getting her 7th tooth! 4 up top, 2 on the bottom and another poking in on the bottom! She has been a trooper through all these teeth at such a young age!
This is the first month where it was a bit of a battle to get her to lay next to hippo and let her alone! I am posting the pictures of the struggle and finally of her 7 mo. picture!
I think she has definitely hit a big growth spurt since last month! Time just continues to fly....