Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Camryn!

I canNOT believe that this little bit is now TWO years old! Time has certainly flown! DSCF1423

First, we celebrated at home on her actual birthday, February 15th, with some birthday pan”cakes”, fun streamers, and balloons…she loved it! :)

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The following weekend, we headed to Tyler to have a party with our families. Before the festivities, we got a chance to take a walk to Bergfeld Park with my mom and dad, my Aunt Julie (who we were so happy was in town for the weekend!), my sister, bro-in-law, and sweet niece, Emery. The walk through the Azalea District was so beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the park was such fun!

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The slides were a big hit! :)

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Tyson chose the theme for the party– Noah’s Ark – because she’s 2 and she LOVES animals right now! I got inspired by this cute party that I found online, and had such fun decorating!

The tables ready to go for dinner! Lots of animal pairs, black, white, and purple!

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Raindrops and clouds everywhere!

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And cakes to go along with the 2 theme – whoopie pies – two cakes with frosting between! I had fun making the toppers, too!


And then the party began!

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Tyson was dressed for the occasion…he was ready for a flood. :)

We’re so happy! We have a two year old!

We all enjoyed dinner together:

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The cousins got lots of lovin’ from family:

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And the birthday girl was “showered” with tons of thoughtful gifts! She had so much fun opening them and playing with them…she kept saying, “New toys!”

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Aunt Sassy was a great helper!

These cute cousins played (and danced!) so hard at this party! :)

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All of the party attendees watching two cute girls!


I love this one of the girls on the couch! (Aunt Katie made Camryn the sweetest blanket!)


And the birthday girl loved her cake! She wasn’t quite as messy as last year! ;)


It was such a happy birthday, and we are so thankful to our families for coming and making it such a special day! We love how much you love our Camryn Joy! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Birthday Fun – The Arboretum!

Since we’ve lived in the Dallas area, it has become a little bit of a tradition with my family to do some kind of event for my birthday involving some sort of Dallas cultural attraction…so fun! One year we went to see a movie at the Angelika (about all the men who have gone to the moon!) then shopping at Mockingbird Station. Another year we went to the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. This year, we packed up the babies and headed to the Dallas Arboretum to check out their fall display – Autumn at the Arboretum!


It was a gorgeous, sunny Saturday morning, and the temperature was just right! We got there early, rented a wagon for the girls to ride in (Camryn loved it, Emery just wanted to stand up in it!), and made a beeline for the pumpkins! And yes, we dressed the girls in matching outfits! :)


There was beautiful scenery every way we looked…amazing! I can’t believe I had never been before last weekend!

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The Pumpkin Village was pretty incredible. There were houses covered in pumpkins and photo opportunities everywhere…and we sure took advantage of that!

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We made sure to get family pictures of the Madisons and the Kirkseys:

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And pictures of Gigi with her grandgirls:

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(I can’t get over Emery’s face…priceless!)

We saw about every variety of pumpkin imaginable…God is so creative!




We spent a couple of hours wandering through different gardens and just admiring all the plants, flowers, and pumpkins, of course. Toward the end, the girls were getting a little tired, so we headed back to the car, stopping for one last photo op at these huge, reddish-orange pumpkins.

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I guess we wore the girls out, because this is what they both looked like about 5 minutes into our car ride home:

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It was a fun and special day, made even more fun with the cousins there together! Thanks to Tyson and Camryn, Beth, Matt and Emery, and Mom for making in such a great birthday!

Friday, September 10, 2010

They Finally Fit!

OK, so here’s the story:  A sweet friend (Hey, Mrs. D!) gave Camryn this adorable pair of pink cowgirl boots for a baby shower gift (along with a pink stick pony which she loves!).  Of course newborns can’t wear boots, and they were a size 5.  We have been waiting patiently for Camryn’s walking skills and foot size to catch up to these boots, and they finally do!  So she got fully accessorized today (completing her outfit with Mama’s bracelet) and we got some pictures!


This girl was walking all over the house in her boots…didn’t take long at all to figure it out!

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I just love this little cowgirl! :)


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rainy Day

When it looks like this outside ALL DAY…


…you have to find fun things to do inside!  Not that I’m complaining about the rain…we needed it!  So, instead of grocery shopping in the rain, here’s what Camryn and I did this morning:

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Her mommy helped her get the couch cushions on the floor, and she had a great time climbing, flopping, and jumping on them!  Yay for free fun! :)

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