Saturday, February 9, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAMPBELL!!

What a sad day it is today for me, because my sweet (and very LAST) little baby is growing up!! She is the big 3 years old today!! I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures of her and some cute thoughts about her...
She was rarely seen without a flower or bow on her head...
Even her first Halloween, she was a Flower! How cute is she? She adores her Daddy so much!
I love this picture of her because it is soo real and it reminds me of how much I used to just attack those juicy cheeks with my kisses!! And I still do, which she now pulls away most of the time...:(
This is what she has become...All "Girly Girl"!! That is her famous pose that she learned from her big sissy Merrick! She is such a sweet little girl. Kristian and I feel soo grateful to have been blessed with such great kids! She was always such a happy baby, I mean how could she not when she was surrounded by big flowers and bows! She was my first little snuggler baby and since then I just am having a hard time with her growing up! I knew she was my last baby, even though Kristian is still haunting me about our son "Wyatt" that is still up in heaven waiting to come down to our family!! DANG HIM!!! I just can't seem to get her out of her "my baby" stage, and these are some of the ways that I am enabling her to stay there...

1) She still sleeps in her crib and has never tried to climb out yet! (which I love at nap time)
2) She still takes a nap for about 2 hours every day and she doesn't really even need one! (she has never been the grouchy type if she doesn't get a nap)
3) She is 3, goes to Pre-school and still wears diapers! Not Potty trained yet!! However, I did let her pick out her own "big girl panties" at the store! It's a Start!! But then that means I would have to get rid of my #1 reason! And I'm really not ready for her to be able to crawl out of a big girl bed anytime she feels like it!!
4) She still sucks her thumb, which Kristian is so desperately trying to stop! But I love it! I have never had a thumb sucker and I love watching her and how it soothes her the second she sticks it in her mouth! I am sick and wrong aren't I? :)
5) She still was drinking from a bottle in the morning, until we put a stop to that only 2 months ago!!
6) And lastly...she still loves her pink silky, which she calls her "meemee"! And she has had them and loved them ever since she was a baby! We have had to buy some "back ups" just in case and so she now has 4 "meemees". However, I have been soo proud of her lately, because at Pre-school they take it and put it away until I come to pick her up, so the other day in the car on the way to school...she says "No MeeMee" and drops it on the floor before she got out of the car! So she is getting old enough to know when to leave it behind! But I honestly think that crib or no crib, thumb or no thumb...that little girl will always have her pink "meemee" with her throughout her life. It really is a constant comfort to her. Seriously...whenever she is crying or sad, we give her the silky and she calms right down, well after putting her thumb in her mouth at the same time!! I GIVE UP!!! But I love my sweet little baby...

Seriously....After actually having to write up a list of all the things she still does, I am starting to think that there is something wrong here!! I think I need counseling...

8 comments:

Elizabeth Judd said...

happy Birthday Campbell! that was so sweet Jen, Campbell is so adorable and such a sweetie! I love all the pictures!! give her a big hug and kiss for me!

Mark and Meghan said...

Happy birthday cami!! we love you. she really is soo sweet jennifer. We miss you guys and wish we lived closer!!

Larsens said...

Happy Birthday Campbell! She truly is so sweet.
I was a thumb-sucker until I was...7. YEah, major insecurites at home.
Alex had a silky for the longest time but the solution was to buy him a satin pillowcase. He loved it (still does).

Krissy Lowe said...

Campbell is getting so big! I can't believe that she is 3. Wow time flies. I feel for you having to have your baby grow up. At any rate, she is such a doll. I loved the video- hilarious.

Annemarie said...

She is soooo cute! It is so hard to watch the "baby" grow up...!!

The Waldron Family said...

What a doll...Happy 3rd Birthday Campbell! Your list of things that Campbell still does makes me feel a whole lot better :).

Diane Riding said...

You sure know how to make your old mom cry,Jenny! What a sweet write up about little Cami! She's such a little doll......I love her! Keep "pushing on her head" like dad always wanted to do to all you five girls, so you wouldn't ever grow up!! x0x0

Ivory said...

Hi Jennifer, my name is Ivory and I work at ProWest with Kristian. Kristian just shared your two blogspot with me. "YOU ROCK GIRL!" THE PICTURES OF THE KIDS ARE GORGEOUS AND KRISTIAN IS SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE KIDS. It seems like you are such a good mommy. I love the princess photos of Campbell. I just want to reach through the computer and grab her little cheeks. Keep up the pictures. YOU GO GIRL......