My BFF from Kansas, Shelley Westerman, was so thoughtful and sent Colbie the sweetest gift just for being born! Shelley has amazing taste and when she gives a gift before you even open it you know it's going to be good. I took some pictures of Colbie sporting the sassy flower beanie that crafty Shelley made, and the little embroidered shorts that she sent as well. I think these are so cute and just thought I would share them with you.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Well Christmas was a hit this year as always. Colbie seemed to have a great day for her first Christmas and I'm pretty sure she realized the true meaning by the end of the day. Cambry had fun getting new toys, but wasn't to sure about unwrapping them. They were both totally spoiled by both sides of the family getting everything their little hearts desired and more. We had a great time at my parents house hanging out and playing games until after midnight. I love my family and all of the weird answers they come up with during game time.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Drew's dad John and his grandpa C.B. came all the way from Oklahoma to visit us last weekend. C.B. hadn't met Colbie, but she sure loved him at first glance. He was holding her and she was smiling at him so much. John got to spend a lot of time playing with Cambry and holding Colbie as well. He brought Cambry a stick horse that makes noise. She loves to give it kisses and listen to it, but she wont ride it yet. It's sure fun to watch Drew ride it around as he shows her how to do it though! I'm sure very soon she will get brave enough to hop on.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Last weekend we had my family from Kansas in town and we had a blast. I really appreciate having such a fun family that will sit around and laugh together and have so much fun just hanging out. We spent most the time over at my parents house. If you haven't ever been invited over for dinner by my mom, you should really try to get that invite. She is a killer cook and there isn't a better hostess on the planet. I'm surprised any of us ever go home. I get stressed out if I am making dinner for anyone except for Drew (he loves me regardless of my lack of cooking skills), but my mom cooked for 11 people all weekend! We also played games, and hung out with the kids. Thank you guys for coming all the way out to meet our babies and be a part of their lives. I love you!
My wonderful Aunt Angie and sweet cousin Brandon with the girls.
I promise I have a good lookin family, it just might be hard to tell from this picture. My cousin Dustin is truly a stud but he also has a goofy side that impares him from smiling normally for a picture. My grandpa suffers from narcolepsy and falls asleep every where we go... Not really. He just blinked.
This pic was from when I was babysitting Elle yesterday, and the cousins were happiest sitting next to each other. I did have to seperate them after Elle kept whacking Colbie in the face repeatedly. I spanked her though. :)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This year we went to Tucson for Thanksgiving to see Drew's mom and brother. We had such a great time and filled up on some amazing grub while we were there. Cambry seems to settle in wherever we are and makes the place her own. She loved swinging on the back porch, and chasing around Diesel and Ruckus trying to kiss them. Little Miss Colbie was very content in the arms of whoever wanted to hold her and feed her. Thanks for having us Cindy!
Drew and Cambry in the swing
Monday, November 23, 2009
I was just going through some of the girls baby pictures and there were some good shots that were similar enough poses to compare the two. I think the first two pictures they really look alike except Colbie has a little more meat on her cheeks (Cheeks is her nickname). Anyways, I thought it was fun to look at the two.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Erin did it again! She came over and took newborn pictures of Colbie and of course they are magical! Colbie had a great time with Erin and really tried to give her some good poses, and she even humored her mom by keeping her headbands on for me. Though it was hard to pick here are a few of my favorites!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I was really nervous for Drew to go back to work and to be out numbered by my children. It's been a week now and so far so good. I'm sure in the future I will eat those words, but it has really been great. Little Colbie just hangs out and sleeps most of the time, which leaves me with my Cambry time still. Not that I wouldn't give anything to have Drew home with us again though! He had two weeks off and we had a great time. It was so helpful to have him home, and I think it was important for all of us. Colbie got to bond with her dad, Cambry got to know that he is still going to give her so much attention, and I got to fall in love with my husband all over again. He put so much energy into playing with Cambry, late night feedings with Colbie, and taking care of me after birthing an eight pounder. There is just something about watching him with the girls that tugs at my heart. On top of all of this when the girls were sleeping he would run out and try to take care of yard. He reseeded the front and backyard, and removed a tree that died and replanted a new one. He did, however, find a little time for some guilty pleasure as well. While Cambry was napping Drew was taking care of Colbie and I found them watching "Tyra" (the Tyra Banks talk show). The most disturbing part was that this happened two days in a row! One episode was on women who beat their men, and he thought it was hilarious. I didn't, so I punched him in the face and told him to go do the dishes. :) But seriously, I really appreciate everything that he does for our family when he is home, and when he goes to work for us.
Colbie just chillin
Colbie and Brielle hanging out in their matching elephant pj's from their Aunt Aungie
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I think of my blog as an online baby book for the girls. I love looking back at old posts and seeing how they are growing and changing. For Cambry I haven't been keeping track of what she should be doing for her age I just let her grow and learn as she pleases. She is now counting to ten and maybe this is normal, but because she is so little and I don't know what the books say she "should" be doing, I feel like she is one smart cookie. Here is a little video of her and Drew counting to ten together.
Friday, October 23, 2009
About a month ago my dear friend Jessamyn and I made a little trade: hair cut for pictures. Jessie has been a part of my life since high school when I moved here with my Kansas accent and she took me under her wing. We went to NAU and spent for beautiful years living together in Flagstaff. When I say beautiful I mean that our living together was beautiful, not where we actually lived because we lived in some pretty nasty places. The first was our dorm room that we put blankets on the floor to have people over instead of vacuuming. We later lived in a house that we spent a lot of time sleeping on the floor of the living room because in our bedroom there major water leakage. Finally, and most disgustingly, our last apartment was roach infested. Ah the college life. Anyways, all of this to say throughout our time together Jessie really started picking up photography, and now with her experience has a successful business out of it! I'm so proud of her and impressed by her talent. She came over in September and took some shots of Cambry and her are a few of my favs.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Most of you know my sister and I were pregnant at the same time and only about a week apart. This means Cambry was getting a sister and a cousin within a matter of days from each other. This means Drew and I became a family of four, and aunt and uncle for the first time ever! This means there was a race to the birthing finish line. My sister won. Not only did she win, but she had her baby on my due date. Drew and I did the best we could for revenge and had our baby two days later on their anniversary. In all honesty it worked out perfectly. I was able to be their for my sister as she birthed her first child on Wednesday, and then meet up with her in the hospital by Friday to have Colbie. Drew and Mike could go back and fourth to get updates and visit each other. My parents were able to go from room to room and see their new grandbabies. All of the nurses were talking about the cousins that were born. We even had at least one of the same nurses. It was an experience we could have never planned or timed, but we didn't have to because God was handling all of that. All of this to say I have the most amazing niece. Her name is Brielle and she is a tiny peanut! She had captured my heart along with Drew's. It's amazing how your heart always has room for one more baby. Here are a few pictures of her.