Friday, October 29, 2010

Cousin Time

I had to come up to return my dad his truck... Megan had asked if I could come up Thursday night and take Marcus to my parents with us on Friday. I agreed, knowing that the boys would have a great time together... I decided they needed to do something, other than wrecking my mom's house. My suggestion was to make a pie, and Marcus was game from the get go.

Nothing beats the laughter!!!!

I am sure the pie will come out wonderful, because it was made with love by 2 little boys!!!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Potty

Since it has taken me a day and a half to download these pictures, I am not going to even try to explain them all.

On Saturday we had Mark's family and my mom over for dinner to celebrate Cami's birthday. When everyone got out here, Grant was sooo excited for the potty. Everyone kept telling him to go use the bathroom, and it took me a minute to figure out that he was saying party!!
On my third trip to the local gas station (I live 20 miles out of town), to woman finally asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was getting things for my daughters cake, and I hated that I felt like everything needed to be perfect. She was really sweet and told me that's how you can spot a good mom, they want those things to be great for the kids. So, what was the story on the cake??

The Maroney's are NOT cake people. But I like that you personalize cakes. So with that, I decided MONTHS ago that I would make Cami a kitty cat cake. I made the cake the night before, and didn't even bother checking to see if it was done when I pulled it out. I put in on the cooling rack, and the next day, around noon, I figured out that the cake hadn't cooked all the way through!! I was devastated!! I had made a chocolate silk pie earlier and used regular sugar, and it was grainy... WHAT WAS I GOING TO DO WITH A NOT COOKED CAKE??!! I am not going to lie, I pouted and was really upset. So that prompted a trip to the little gas station for a new cake mix. Then the frosting I had used came out weird, so I had to go back for candy to put on it... It was horrible, and I wanted to cry.

Cami had a great time. This was the dirtiest she got!! Grant basically bathed in his 1st cake... Guess that is the difference with boys and girls.

It was a great night, but I can wait for the next birthday!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Cami!

At 7:25 AM, Cami was officially 1 years old today!! I had preschool today, but afterwards we all went down for a nap, and I just laid there holding my little girl. Cami has brought so much happiness and love into our family and into my own life. I couldn't have asked for a better daughter and I enjoy her so much!!

Cami has grown so much these past few months. I still can't believe how fast this year has gone by. Today I noticed that she is cutting her last 2 teeth on the bottom, which will give her 8 chompers. She loves to talk, and scream if she can't be heard. I would say that 95% of the time she is smiling, and BOY does she smile and flirt with everyone. She is very out going, and loves the attention. Grant has a push/ride tonka truck, and her favorite thing is to get on it and push herself around. She is getting so she likes being with Daddy more and when he comes home, she can't get out of my arms fast enough! However, she still loves going shopping with me, and is so good at just hanging out while we're out. She still is not walking, and I can't see that happening for a while. She'll stand on her own, until she notices what she's doing and she'll fall to the ground. She still loves Grant to death, and for the most part, Grant still loves her too. I hope she knows how much she is loved!!

We are not doing much today. We will have her favorite food for dinner, roman noodles and brownies for desert. On Saturday the Maroney's and my mom will be out here for dinner and cake/pie. I am so excited!! HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL, I LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Not sure why it didn't post with the sound on the eariler post.


I am now finding out that Cami has a new love... CLIMBING. It's amazing how much she actually does. I don't think Grant was this bad, and as good as she is. She is all over the place... Let's not forget here... On Friday, I found Cami here... I guess she just really wanted in her high chair! Yesterday, I was making dinner, and I looked into the living room... To find Cami had moved a box over to the chair and was trying to use it to get onto the recliner.

But come one, she is SO cute, I find it hard to tell her no.

All in a days work

For conference weekend, my parents came down. I told Mark that I had 2 projects that needed some work... The bathroom and enclosing the water heater (Cami likes to pull the insulation out). I think Mark is tired of working on the bathroom... So he and my dad started working on the water heater.

I must say, it makes the house look SOOOO much better!! I can't wait to replace all the doors, it will give the house a more cozy feeling. Thank you Mark and my dad for doing that for me!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Art in the Park 2010

This past weekend was Art in the Park, here in Sierra Vista. My parents, and us, decided to stop by and see what was going on. It was a hot day (87 degrees)... So we weren't there for very long. BUT I did find this for Grant!!! It is the cutest little apron, and it has Cars on it!! He loves to wear it. Today we made french bread... Or, we attempted.