Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2 months.

I can't believe that little Ava is already 2 months old! On one hand it seems like she has been here forever, but on the other it seems like she is still a newborn.

Last weekend my Sister turned 21 so we celebrated with a dinner at her favorite Mexican resturaunt and then I got to take Ava home for the night while my Sister went out with family and friends. I was so excited to keep Ava over night. She is such a good baby and so fun to cuddle. She slept through the whole dinner and didnt even budge until we got home. She woke up, I fed her around 10 and she was out until 4am. I loved watching her sleep. I love all of her sounds and the way she stretches her arms like she is just soo tired :) Sunday morning was spent in the rocking chair, feeding her, cuddling her and watching the race..I can't think of a better way to spend the morning.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


To celebrate Campbell's last day of school, I took her, Cooper and Lizzie to see the new Disney Pixar movie "UP" in 3D. I really wanted to see it too and it did not disappoint. It was a cute story of love, friendship and the passion for adventure. I just love the effect of the 3 D movies. It is so magical and feels so real. Cooper jumped out of his seat a few times thinking something was actually going to hit him :) Take your kids to see it, and if you don't have kids, take yourself to see it :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Goodbye Kindergarten, Hello 1st grade!

That's what Campbell was saying as she left school today for the last time as a Kindergartner. She is really going to miss her teacher, but she is excited for 1st grade and most importantly, to get her own desk! She was telling me this morning that her friend Isabella is scared to get first grade socks. I said, what does that mean? Campbell said, you know, the socks you have to buy when you go in the first grade! I said, oh yea, those socks :) I love the way kids think :)

Monday, June 15, 2009


After nearly 2 seasons of struggles, Jay finally got a win this weekend at Stateline and I couldn't be happier. So many times he felt like giving up, but would still keep on keepin on.

Campbell and I headed over Saturday morning, did some shopping in downtown Spokane and then headed to our hotel for awhile. We got to the race around 8:30 and saw that Jay had qualified last which told me the day must have not went too well. We cheered him on the whole race as he moved his way to the front. At the end of the race, he was in the right place at the right time as the 1st and 2nd place cars got together on the last lap. There have been many times that he has been in the wrong place at the wrong time, but this was not one of those times. I am just so proud that he was able to be in contention and able to get the win. Seeing the look on his face after getting out of the car was just priceless. I have been hoping for a good finish, to get that confidence back and build some momentum and I am so happy it happened. There really is nothing like a victory.

Campbell was so excited and proud of Jay. She is usually pretty shy around him but this time went right up and gave him a high five. He gave her the trophy and she got her picture with him :) As you can see from the last picture, the trophy didn't leave her side all the way home and that's the first thing she showed everyone when we got home, too cute :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Down on the Farm.

Yesterday afternoon I took Ava and we went and picked up Campbell and Cooper to bring them to the farm to do some planting! We started corn about a month ago, so now we were ready to do the next round of corn and also a few other things. The kids were so excited to come out. They started with the corn. My Dad made the holes, Campbell planted the seeds and Lizzie covered the holes. Cooper just stayed by me and watched and then when they were done, they all ran down the rows to make sure they were packed in good. They also planted the carrots and Campbell was amazed at how small the seeds were :) We didn't have time to do the Pumpkins last night, but those will be next along with some Zucchini and even some Watermelons.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Campbell's Birthday!

We had so much fun celebrating Campbell's birthday. I made cupcakes for her to take to school yesterday and she was so excited. She got to wear a birthday hat and they all sang to her. When she got home, I had her new Hannah Montana bike sitting in the driveway and her reaction was priceless. She was so surprised and excited and didn't waste anytime taking it for a spin. She even left the balloons on it :) We had taco's for dinner and then her Poppa got her an Ice cream cake from DQ like she requested. We opened presents and she was SO excited to finally get a DSi. She has wanted a DS for awhile now. We had Ava for the afternoon so Campbell was in her glory being able to hold her. It was a fun day and I can't believe she is officially 6!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Campbell ♥

Six years of birthdays. Six years of memories. Six short but very sweet years that have changed my life.

There are so many things that I love about Campbell. I love how she sings "Chicken Fried" with me in the car. I love that she loves to go shopping with me. I love that she's a kid in every sense of the word. I love that she loves going to the races with me. I love it that she loves Hannah Montana and wants to be her one day. I love it that she loves to scrapbook. I love it that she has me walk her to class every morning. I love it that she loves to wear accessories.I love that she remembers so many things. I love it that she is funny and always cheerful. I love it that she has a huge heart and cares about people. I love it that we get ready together every morning and watch CMT music videos before going to school. I love that she loves babies. I love that she loves going places with me.

And most importantly, I love that she is in my life for me to love. She has taught me many things and she doesn't even know it. I love watching her grow up. She has brought me so much joy and I love her so.