Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our little boy...

Is not so little anymore! Wow, Camden is just growing into such a wonderful little boy, and it is all happening too quickly! I am so excited for him to be a big brother. I think he is going to do a great job. Here are some pictures of Camden and some of the things we've been doing lately. After a lot of back and forth weather, I think it is safe to say that Spring is finally here! The trees and flowers have been beautiful.

Along with the trees and flowers come bugs! Camden has really liked looking at bugs lately and thought it was so fun to have this caterpillar crawl all over his arms.

Camden also loves playing in the water. Camden and I just finished our 4 week swimming class. He has become quite the swimmer! At the last class, he got to wear a life jacket, and he swam all by himself! He kept telling me, "don't hold me mom!" One day, we took his buckets down by the pond. I asked him what he was doing and he said, "trying to catch something!"

Here is the "after" picture.

Camden is also learning to get dressed all by himself! I heard him wake up from his nap one day and I came into his room to find him putting on another shirt. He loves wearing more than one shirt.

We often take a drive with Camden's truck over to the playground, check the mail, and swing on the swings.

We have a lot of fun going to friend's houses and parks with our playgroup! One day we took a drive out to the airport where they have an observation park where you can see the planes taking off and landing. We could have been at any park with a sand box! Camden was completely happy playing in the sand and probably didn't even notice the airplanes.

Camden also loves to help me in the kitchen. Don't worry, he is always well supervised!

Calvin has been riding his bike to school lately and which got Camden excited about riding his own bike. He was doing so well that we decided to get him his own big bike!

After riding to school almost every day for a month on the bike we had purchased for Calvin at Wal-Mart a while ago, it was time for something a little nicer. His poor bike was literally falling apart. It just was not made very well. Here is Calvin's nice, new road bike! It is awesome! I am so proud of him for riding to school every day (rain or shine)!

Dad was going out to fix something on the truck, so Camden went out to help with his own tool box.

We went to the Durham Bull's baseball game on opening weekend! Camden loved watching the game and also loved his footlong corn dog! He was excited to see Wool E. Bull and the Blue Monster (the mascots at the game).

Camden would not smile for the camera, he just kept making goofy faces.

On Saturday, Camden and I got to help out for the Great Day of Service for our stake and other churches in the community. We weeded and planted flowers. We also found and held a little snake! Camden thought it was pretty neat.

Yesterday, two families of geese with their little goslings came out to the pond! We have been watching for them. Camden loved going out to see them. Aren't they cute?!

We love Camden so much and just can't believe how quickly he is growing up! He is so much fun (when he's not tired) and we are so lucky to have him. We can't wait to be able to spend some more time with our families this summer and share our little Camden!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Days 5-Florida Keys

Our last day of sight-seeing was spent in the Florida Keys. As you can see in the pictures above and below, Camden was a little moody because his nap schedule and our touring schedule were not working together. We took a fun tour out to a little island called Pigeon Key. The water was beautiful! I loved being out on the short boat ride.

The palm trees, beautiful weather, & slight breeze all combined for a tropical paradise scene!

The island has been used for many things over the years, but was first used to house the men who were working on the longest stretch of railroad (or road after it was no longer used for the railroad) over open water through the keys-7 miles!

Look at that view!

After our tour, we took Camden over to the beach. He was asking to build sandcastles all day!

Before heading home the next day, we spent some time at the pool. Camden loves to swim!

We had a wonderful trip! It was just so fun to be able to spend time together as a family and enjoy seeing places we've never been and soaking up some sun!