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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Crazy Day

So last night Campbell and my nephew Russ spent the night with my mom. This morning Andrew and I drove down to pick them up and have lunch with my grandmother. Something about being at my grandmother's house makes the boys go crazy!! They run around like maniacs, and get into so much mischief. Once they picked up everything from her dinning room floor and transfered it to her table, including all her crystal candlesticks and other really nice serving pieces. Luckily nothing broke.

But today hit a new low. You see, my cousin Bryan spends a lot of time at my grandmother's house, and he keeps some stuff in her guest bathroom, including his deodorant. Well, today the boys found the deodorant and decided it would be a great idea to "paint" each other. The deodorant was that Axe stuff that is apparently known for its smell. Well, I can definitely attest to the fact that the smell is STRONG. You didn't even have to wonder where they were because their smell left a trail.

So, we said a quick good bye to my grandmother and rode back to mom's house with the windows down. They kept saying there was too much wind, but I told them it was too bad and they shouldn't have made themselves smell like this. Campbell said that he didn't know it was "stinky stuff." We threw them into the tub immediately upon arriving home and I left the windows down in my car for the afternoon.

And so friends, Campbell has learned an important lesson today: If you don't know what something is, don't put it all over you in case it might be "stinky stuff!"

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fun on the Fourth

This year we celebrated the Fourth of July all weekend long. Friday night we went swimming with some friends. Andrew is so brave in the pool--he swims around with his floaties on thinking that he is big stuff. Campbell is a little more cautious, but he is really making a lot of progress. We've had lots of fun swimming this summer. Here are some pictures of what everyone likes to do when we go swimming.

Campbell loves playing on the steps and shooting water guns.
Andrew wants to be doing whatever the big kids are doing.
And this is what the big kids do, they throw balls at each other as hard as they can!
Can you tell Andrew has learned how to say, "Cheese!"?
Then Saturday morning MeMe and Papa took us to Chuck E Cheese--one of the boys favorite places in the whole world. We had a great time, and pretty much had the run of the place.

Here is MeMe and Andrew beating Papa and Campbell in a shooting game!
David found his nitch--he rolled his token into the 60 ticket slot several times and got lots and lots of tickets for the boys.
MeMe and the boys
Campbell loves playing skee ball.
Andrew loves to play it, too, but you gotta really watch him. He throws those balls with all his might!
He also loves Whack a Mole, but really, who doesn't?
Daddy and Campbell shooting hoops.
Me and Chuck E Cheese
Campbell wasn't scared of him at all like I thought he would be. However, he did smack Chuck E seconds after this picture was taken and had to go and apologize.
I believe that Chuck E had a little crush on MeMe!!

After lunch and naps, we headed out to Jamie's house in Spring Hill. They had gotten this great blow up water slide on sale and we planned on trying it out. We also wanted to go down there because you can actually shoot fireworks in Spring Hill (unlike in Franklin--well, some people do it, but you know what a rule follower I am). Campbell, Russ, and Hannah (Russ's friend) loved the water slide. I couldn't believe how brave Campbell was about it. They wore themselves out sliding again and again. After a while they even started going down head first. Andrew didn't want to do the slide, but he did enjoy standing in the pool and clapping for the big boys as they came down.

When it got dark, we went outside to shoot our fireworks. Jamie had told us about how all the other neighbors shoot these huge professional fireworks, but I had no idea how great a show it would be. We sat and watched for quite a while as we shot our fireworks. Again, I couldn't believe how much Campbell liked the fireworks. He was totally into it and not the least bit afraid.

Here is Uncle Clark helping Campbell light a race car.
Daddy helping him with a sparkler
This was the spectator section. Andrew nearly fell asleep several times and was a total champ staying up until nearly 10:00 that night.
We had a great July 4th weekend. I kept trying to explain to Campbell that we were celebrating America's birthday, but every time I tried it either turned into a confusing discussion of what America is or he switched gears and began planning his birthday festivities (a favorite topic of conversation). Hope you all had a happy Fourth, too!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Jumping Bean

I cannot believe how big Andrew is getting.  Tomorrow he will be 18 months, but he thinks he is as big as Campbell.  He is talking up a storm and getting into anything he can find.  He rarely stops for anything, but he does love to watch Dora.  Well, he loves for me to turn on Dora and he'll watch for 5 seconds then keep playing.  We are having so much fun with our sweet boys.  We just can't believe how blessed we are.

These are some pictures I took this morning of Andrew doing another one of his favorite things, jumping on Campbell's trampoline.  I cannot believe that at 18 months this child is jumping up and down like this, but here he is.  You can see by the look on his face how much he loves it!