Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Camryn is 6 months old!

I never thought it would happen to me, but it has! I have my third baby and I am not as good about taking pictures. I realized the other day that Camryn is 6 months old and I have not taken a picture of her in over a month. Sydney had her picture taken daily I am sure during her first year of life. Austin at least weekly and now poor Camryn is lucky if it happens monthly. So here are some pictures of our baby girl! She has found her toes, can sit up alone, loves to eat from a spoon and slept 12 hours straight last night (thankgoodness for her 2 favorite fingers).

Austin's Birthday

Our little boy is growing up so quickly! Austin turned 3 on November 29th. It was so much fun to see him get excited about planning his birthday and he definitely had an opinion on what he wanted. When asked what kind of cake he wanted, "A dinosaur cake!" What should we have for your birthday dinner? "Spaghetti!" What would you like to do on your birthday? "Watch Mimi play basketball and see the dinosaurs!" Easy enough, I thought! After having family to Thanksgiving dinner at our home on Thursday I thought this would be simple. We would take Austin and his cousin Stockton to the Dinosaur Museum, then meet family at Spaghetti Factory for dinner with a dinosaur cake in tow baked by our local Harmons and then off to watch Mindy (aka Mimi) and the BYU girls basketball team play SUU at the Marriott Center.
Austin brings a lot of fun and energy to our family. He thinks that a game of chase should prelude any change of clothing or getting dressed period! He loves to make us laugh and that was evident even as a baby! He loves sports and is content to play basketball in the backyard alone for hours. He is very sweet to his little sister and tells me daily, "Baby Camryn is so cute!" He enjoys playing with Sydney and will even dress up as a prince when asked. Austin is definitely a mama's boy which was very evident when we went around the table at Thanksgiving, he stood up and said, "I am thankful for my mommy!" And yes, he melted his mom's heart right then and there! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTIN, WE LOVE YOU!!


Our family had a fun and warm Halloween this year. The kids were especially excited to see Greg (Dora the Explorer) join in the fun. Thank you Lisa for this great coustume! I had high hopes that Austin (Tigger) would actually like his costume and trick-or-treating this year. As you see from the pictures, that was not quite how it went. He was much happier answering the door and handing out candy. Sydney (Alice in Wonderland) thoroughly enjoyed herself and was joined by her cousin Celine dragging Greg throughout our neighborhood till their bags were too heavy to carry. Camryn (Hershey Kiss) was in bed by 6:30pm and slept through the constant ringing of the doorbell!

Witches at Gardner Village

One of our favorite Halloween traditions is the Witch Festival at Gardner Village. The kids love to be with their cousins and scout out their favorite witches!