Friday, February 22, 2013

Madison is 3!

Madison is 3!  This little girl definitely keeps us on our toes...she is absolutely silly and crazy and we love her tons!  She is a little bit shy around people she doesn't know, but once she is warmed up, she barely takes a breath and pretty much never stops talking.  She makes up silly songs and stories and loves to make everyone laugh with the crazy stuff she comes up with.  One time she was being really crazy and I jokingly asked her where in the world she came from, and she immediately replied "From the Gooey Geyser!"  She obviously really likes Dora!  She loves to do everything that her big sisters (aka "the kids") do and is really not afraid of anything.  She loves to ride the Razors that the big kids have and she is really fast on those things!  She is extremely persistent and stubborn and there is absolutely no reasoning with her once she has an idea in mind.  She is a complete goofball but is such a sweetheart at the same time - she adds so much laughter and fun to our home!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Paris is 6!

Hard to believe this little girl of mine is already 6 years old!  There are so many things to say about this tiny little person who has sooooo much personality!  Paris has been in kindergarten for a few months now and is doing so well.  She loves school and has so much fun with it, even though she is miles ahead of where she needs to be for her age!  At the beginning of the school year they gave all the kids a test about everything that they will need to know by the time they finish kindergarten so that they can measure their progress throughout the year.  Paris scored a 98%...before the school year even started!  She continues to love reading more than just about anything and is often found very late at night reading with a flashlight under her covers.  She reads anything and everything and as a result, she knows all sorts of random facts about things and she has a wonderful vocabulary as well.  She has been waiting until she turned 6 so that she can start gymnastics and be in Savannah's class, so she will be starting that up this week.  She lost her 2 front teeth on the bottom right after kindergarten began.  She is quite the little fashionista and is constantly layering many different items of clothing on top of each other to come up with very interesting outfits!  We all love Paris so much and she brings a lot of energy and fun to our family!  

Monday, July 16, 2012


Camden absolutely loves guacamole and doesn't even need chips to pound a whole bowl of it!  He doesn't let us feed him anymore and insists on trying to feed himself...and here is the result!


We've trimmed Camden's hair a few times, but a couple of weeks ago, we decided to pull out the hair trimmer and gave him a little buzz!  He was very good for the whole thing and didn't seem to be afraid of the buzzing noise at all.  He looks older now, but his hair is so easy to deal with now and we don't have to worry about it sticking straight up every time he gets up from a nap!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Savannah is 7!

I can't believe my baby is 7!  Savannah is growing up so fast all of the sudden...I feel like she went from being a little toddler to being all grown up into a big kid.  She is going to be starting second grade and she is just becoming so to watch, but also frightening!  Savannah used to be so shy and timid, but now she is brave and confident and willing to try pretty much anything.  Even though she is getting older, she is still the most obedient, helpful and good child ever!  She hardly ever does anything wrong and if she does, she is quick to fix it and try to make up for whatever happened.  She is constantly asking me if she can take Camden and go play with him (of course!) and she is such an awesome big sister to all of her siblings.  Even though she is only 7, she is super responsible and is such a wonderful helper to me.  Savannah is always creating something...if there is a toy she wants or something that she doesn't have...she just makes it!  She has created wings and mermaid tails for her Polly Pocket dolls, she makes houses for all of them, she makes up stories and letters all the time...her creativity astounds me.  She uses up a lot of crayons, paper and tape....but honestly, that is all she needs to be entertained for hours.  She just figures it all out on her own and she comes to me when she is ready to show me the final product...amazing!  We love this little girl so much and can't even remember life without her....hopefully the next year doesn't go by quite so fast!

We had a "beach-themed" birthday party with some of her friends...we all had fun and got wet-mission accomplished!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


The girls told us that they wanted to play soccer....about a week after the registration for the city league had closed.  I saw a bunch of signs around Savannah's school for soccer so I called the number and we were just in time to sign up.  We showed up the next week and were somewhat amused and surprised  by the fact that out of about 100 kids that were there, ours were the only white ones!  The coaches spoke a lot of Spanish, but they were wonderful and the kids had a great time.  The group was very non-competitive and they didn't have official games, but for our beginners, that was perfect.  They got to play little games against each other and they gained a lot of skills.  Savannah was actually a little more interested in it than Paris, but they both had fun.  They decided at the end of the season that they don't want to do it again, but I think it was a good learning experience for both of them!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Our little guy is 1!

This year has just flown by and our little man is already 1!  I can't even remember what life was like without him and he has just been such a sweet addition to our family.  He absolutely loves to snuggle with everyone and is mostly pretty mellow and content to just sit back and watch all the craziness.  He has seven teeth and says "mama" and "dada."  He weighs in at 22.10 pounds and is 30 inches tall!  He cruises around furniture and while pushing toys, but hasn't gotten brave enough to take any steps on his own just yet.  He loves to climb things, throw balls, take things apart, and make big messes too!  He also loves to eat and will eat pretty much anything, especially any kind of meat!  We mostly call him "Cammers" and we love the little guy to pieces!  Our poor baby came down with hand, foot, mouth disease yesterday so he is covered with spots on his birthday and is not quite himself but still had a fun day!