end of june

Here are some pictures from the past week and our fabulous laid back weekend.

Camp wearing Daddy's boots...he loves to wear my shoes too! :)

Barrett came over to play and I overheard Camp telling him "My mommy made cupcakes and they had rainbows on them" :) I couldn't help but smile...I love doing special things with Camp and it seems like he really does appreciate them!!

after a bath with his favorite monster towel...

Helping me bake, yet again!

We made these and they were just okay...I think I might have liked them better with chocolate chips rather than the white chips. Adam loved them though! :)

Swimming and grilling at Yaya & Bop Bop's

Camp is a swimming machine (or mishasheen as he likes to say) these days!!

He loves to jump off the side of the pool and into our arms...then he'll swim back to the steps and do it all over again.

He also likes when his Daddy throws him high into the air!

Adam, Camp, & I saw Cars 2 on Sunday. We enjoyed the little family outing...the movie was cute, but not as cute as the first. They never are! :)
At Sonny's for lunch.

Camp helped Adam wash his truck and Camp took his job seriously...

He was so proud of himself!

Eating breakfast...grapes, bananas, cheese, & graham crackers!
This is his happy face, by the way. :)

Camp trying to be just like Daddy and repeating every word from his phone conversation. :)

We took a trip to the pool with the Campbells on Monday.

As always, we had a great time! Camp had fun shooting the water guns and jumping off the side of the pool 500 times, but he was still unsure about the giant bucket pouring the water out at major force! :)

Camp hasn't worn a diaper during the day since Sunday! Last night he even went through the whole night with big boy underwear (the first night we've tried that). I'm so happy and proud of him. I knew he was ready...I just wasn't quite ready to give up the freedom of diapers! :) Running errands and being away from home hasn't been as daunting as I thought it would be though...and the beauty of having a boy is that he can go pretty much anywhere! :) And he usually does!



FYI- I started this post Wednesday morning! It's now Thursday morning! :)

This post will be random and all over the place...I have so many pictures that need to be shared! Our summer has been incredibly busy! I was so worried that we'd be bored out of our minds, but between swim lessons, beach trips, wedding soirees, trips to the library, going to see movies, "fwimmin' in da pool at Yaya & Bop Bop's, and going to Chuck E. Cheese, we've been pretty occupied! Today is the first day we've had nothing on the agenda...but Adam and I are headed out for date night tonight! Yippee!!
(***Adam and I had a lovely evening out...thank you, Carrie Anne! We saw a movie and actually got carded...the movie was rated R, so I guess Adam and I could pass for 16 these days!! Hey, we'll take it!! :) ***)

I made these cupcakes (idea from here) and they were fabulous! I love adding extra ingredients to box cake mix to make them extra yummy. I bought the neon gel food coloring at our brand spankin' new Hobby Lobby and I love the way the color turned out.

I found these cupcake boxes in the dollar section at Target and the cupcakes looked pretty darn cute packaged in this colorful box!

Camp loved the "rainbow cupcakes" and you can see our first child wishing she could have just one little bite!! ;)

Playing on his new Cars slip and slide...with the release of Cars 2 just two days away, we are loving that there are so many Cars themed snacks, toys, and even Kleenex boxes out in the stores!!

Speaking of movies, Camp and I have been frequent movie goers this summer. We saw Rio & Kung Fu Panda 2 and Camp loved them both...it's such a fun outing for us. We get popcorn and Coke (Camp's request) and enjoy our entertainment in the air conditioning.

Our garden is growing like a weed!! We have at least six cucumbers, eight watermelons & canteloupes, a few green bell peppers and the squash is out of control!! These are all new additions to our garden and I'm so glad they are doing so well. I love it because those are all things that we eat a lot of and I'm sooooo very excited for them to ripen.

Camp and I made oreo brownie bites (idea from here) and they were a huge hit!

We used the cute summertime Oreos.

They were sooooo good!

notice the zinnias handpicked by my hubby...it was such a special surprise to see him walking through the door with these bad boys!

Camp took swim lessons the past two weeks and I think he got a lot out of them. It was a definite beginners class, but it's just what he needed.

I showed up to Camp's swim lessons on the first day and was shocked to realize that Camp's swim teacher was the same teacher I (and Trip!) had when I took swim lessons in elementrary school...some twenty years ago!

She's extreeeeemely patient and should be given a medal...she was awesome! She gave the parents lots of tips to practice once swim lessons were over. We've been going to Yaya & Bop Bop's lots to brush up on our swimming skills. :)

Camp and his sweet swimming pals, Ella & Hannah.

We've been working on potty training...we're not there yet, but hopefully soon!
Camp's 1000% ready!

We took a beach trip with the Edenfields and Campbells...Adam, Camp, & I took a little cruise on the boat while we waited for our friends to arrive at the marina.

We took a cruise up the river to check out the shrimp boats...they were all so pretty!

So excited to see one of his favorite girls, SK!

Camp's other favorite girl, Avery!

Sweet friends

Holly was telling them to act like different animals...not sure what animal they are trying to imitate in this picture, but they look so cute!

The kiddies would try to climb the baby gate...and they were usually successful! :)
 Look at Camp's innocent face!!

Best buds on Father's Day...I couldn't ask for a better role model for our little boy! Camp wants to be just like his daddy and that is a-ok with me!!

Our newest Cars purchase...the pool that Camp spotted in the Target ad.
It was a good deal and I couldn't resist Camp's request! 

It's provided hours of entertainment!

We went to Chuck E.Cheese earlier this week with Barrett...Camp had a blast and keeps asking to go back!  

Happy Thursday!