Camp's Nursery

Camp is almost a year old and we're still working on his nursery. I've been wanting to put a shelf above his changing table for some time now. The wall was so bare and needed "something".
I saw Mary's post on this and HAD to have her do something similar in Camp's nursery.

Soooo.....she came over this afternoon and worked her magic.

This was the space before...

And this is after!!!
I finished installing the shelf right as Camp was going to bed so I might play around with the pictures and other knick knacks, but I LOVE IT!
It's just the splash we needed.
Now all I want to do is to get three big frames of black and white pictures for the wall above his crib.

Good to the Last Drop


Happy 11 Months, Baby Boy!

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  • He can sit up from crawling/lying position.

  • He pulls up on anything and everything.
  • He is a very cautious baby....he rarely falls because he's so careful to hold on to someone or something.

  • He can walk assisted....this is his favorite thing to do.

  • He crawls on all fours and at lightening speed!

  • He'll show us his tongue when we ask him where it is.

  • He'll tilt his head to the side and smile when we ask him if he's cute. :)

  • He signs "all done".

  • He points.

  • He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, and his all time favorite is Baby Einstein.

  • The child still doesn't have any teeth! That "tooth" we thought we saw must have been a figment of our imaginations!

  • He understands "NO" and obeys us quite well.

  • He gives juicy open mouth kisses and says "ahhhh" as he gives them.

  • He would eat cheese and turkey all day if we let him.

  • He's in size 12 months clothes and size 3 diapers
  • He's only eating "people" food and we will begin transitioning to whole milk this month....no more washing bottles!
  • We can't believe that he's going to be ONE in a month.....this precious boy brings us so much joy and we love him so much!

It took me 11 months, but I finally realized how to get Camp to sit still, next to his bear, and look at me........SING!
I sang "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and he sat there and smiled. Ahh.....so the bloopers aren't that funny this month, but it made for a much more enjoyable photo session. :)

I told him to "be a cute boy!"

It looks like he's thinking "Hmmmm I'm going to be getting lots of fun things for my birthday!"

Awww....lovey boy loving on his Beary!


Spring Creek Goodness

We ate lunch at Spring Creek this weekend.
The restaurant was featured in August's issue of Southern Living.
The article mentioned bread and garlic butter and I was sold......I had no idea the restaurant existed, but Adam has read the books.
It was fun to take a mini road trip and enjoy the tasty food.

Camp was such a good boy.....he had his very own meal.
Grilled cheese and french fries!
It definitely kept him occupied. :)

I loooove this picture!!! He's so excited to be on that boat!

The restaurant is tucked away under the beautiful oak trees.....it's very quiet and calm.
The service was great and the food was fantastic.
We'll probably make this a monthly routine!

In other news.....

The munchkin is in his big boy carseat!
I like it...it's a lot easier to get him in an out of, but I can't see him anymore! :(
The carseat is so big!


Weekend Getaway

Adam and I just got back from an amazing weekend getaway.
We spent two nights in downtown Atlanta and one night in Lake Lanier Islands for our friend Holly's wedding......just the two of us.

We left late Thursday evening and headed straight for ATL.
The sunset skies were gorgeous!

We woke up Friday morning and headed towards the Georgia Aquarium.
It was about a mile walk from our hotel room.
We enjoyed the sights of downtown Atlanta.

The aquarium was great!
I ordered and printed the tickets at home before we left so we were able to I walk right on in. I would highly recommend purchasing your tickets before you go, rather than waiting in the ridiculously long line.

These pictures don't do the aquarium justice.

For one, that shark was HUGE!!!!! This window was about the size of a movie theatre screen and it was so gorgeous. Adam and I just stood there and watched the fish swim by.

Adam "pet" the stingrays......I couldn't get the nerve up to touch them. :)

Walking out of the aquarium, I talked to Beth and she recommended we tour The World of Coca-Cola.
Adam and I LOVED this tour!!
They had an awesome 4D ride. We laughed hysterically the entire ride.
It was the kind that had wind, water, and moving seats. It was a trip!

Coca-Cola Santas

At the end of the tour, you can taste sodas from all over the world.
This was a blast.
My favorite was a green apple soda from China and Adam loved a soda from Tanzania.
Some of the drinks were so sweet that they tasted like the gestational diabetes drink! :) Some tasted more like water and weren't even carbonated.

We definitely got our sugar fix for the entire month!

They had scratch and sniff t-shirts in the gift shop!!
My favorite was Vanilla Coke.
I wonder if the shirts still smell after you wash them?

For dinner Friday night, we headed to Fox Brothers BBQ.
Oh my goodness. This BBQ was the best that Adam and I have ever tasted.
Beth recommended it and we are so glad that she did!
The restaurant was right on the train tracks and was filled with locals.
We were probably the only tourists and that's the way we like it.

I had a pulled pork sandwich with mac and cheese.

Adam had beef brisket, baked beans, coleslaw, and jalapeno cornbread.

Everything was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Saturday, we checked out of our hotel room and headed for Ikea. I've dreamed of shopping at Ikea for a long time. I came prepared with a shopping list in hand, as not to be too overwhelmed in this 366,000 square foot store!!

It was everything I dreamed of and more. I wish I could have spent eight more hours browsing, but Adam was hungry and I didn't want to press my luck. He was very well behaved and didn't complain at all! We got some great things including a kids table and chairs for Camp's birthday....shhh don't tell! :)

We ate lunch at The Varsity.
We could both take it or leave it......it was a little too crowded and noisy.

After lunch we headed north towards Lake Lanier.
We stopped off at Bass Pro Shops so Adam could do a little shopping as well.
Hey, it's only fair!! I do love a good Bass Pro Shops though.
And their restrooms meet all of my criteria:
1. seat covers
2. foaming hand soap
3. real paper towels ( I can't stand hand dryers!)
About fifteen minutes outside of Lake Lanier Islands, we get a call from Beth saying that our friend Lauren forgot her bridesmaids dress in Beth's car, at Holly's house.......and because Adam and I are so nice, we said we'd go and get it. :)
We met Lauren at the entrance of the Lodge to get Beth's keys and then headed south to Holly's house to get the dress. She lives close to the lodge, but traffic was terrible and we didn't make it back until an hour later. Just in time for pictures, thank goodness!
After all of the excitement, Adam and I finally checked into our wonderful room. It was so extremely nice and cozy. We were able to rest and watch some TV before having to get ready for the wedding.

street sign on the way back to the lodge.....too cute.

The wedding venue was breathtaking.
Right on Lake Lanier.

Holly was a gorgeous bride.
I loved her dress.....very timeless.

Holly and Brad look so happy together.

Beautiful Hydrangeas

I love these girls. It was so wonderful to spend time with them. Adam enjoyed their company just as much as I did.....he was able to roll with our craziness and fit right in. I was a proud wife.
L to R (Heather, Lane, Amber, Beth)

Adam and I had an absolute BLAST!

We were told that the band did not take requests, but Adam yelled out "OLD CROW!" and minutes later, they were playing Wagon Wheel.....that's all the motivation we needed to head out to the dance floor.

I love dancing with Adam.
And I love that he's not too cool to dance.

We really let loose....
We even slow danced too.....brought me back to 11th grade homecoming. :)
We had such a great time. After the dance floor, we gathered around a table with several friends from high school. Lots of laughs were had.
Adam became fast friends with Dan....the husband of my friend Kelli. Dan graduated the same year as we did, but went to a different high school.
We closed the wedding down, but weren't ready for the party to be over. So a group of us went back to our hotel room to hang out on our "veranda". We even hit up Waffle House at 2am!
It was the perfect weekend. It was so nice for me and Adam to get away.....to not have to worry about naptimes, bottles, and diapers.
I think it's so important for us to do stuff like this.
We missed the little buddy like crazy, but didn't worry about him one bit. My mom watched him and was soooooo good about sending texts and picture messages to inform us on what Camp was up to.
On the drive back to Tallahassee yesterday, Adam and I reminisced and laughed about the entire weekend.
Thank you Brad and Holly for getting married and giving us the excuse to plan a weekend getaway!
And extra thanks to Mama Byrd & Chandler for taking such great care of the Camper!!!