Saturday, August 25, 2012

20 Questions

On Pinterest there's been an awesome little project I've seen circling around that I wanted to start with my kids.  Starting at three, every year around their birthday you ask the child the same 20 questions. You store them together in a notebook as a keepsake for the child once they are older.  So much fun! I'm not sure if I'll use the same exact questions every year, but we'll see.  Cambria had a lot of fun answering her questions.  Hopefully the enthusiasm keeps up over the years :)
 Cambria's 20 Questions at 3
1. What is your favorite color: Purple 
2. What is your favorite thing in your room? My purse 
3. What is your favorite fruit? Watermelon and Melon
4. What is your favorite T.V. show? Dora and Diego 
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Mac and cheese 
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? A dress 
7. What is your favorite game? Bad Birds {Angry Birds}   
8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks
9. What is your favorite animal? Leopard 
10. What is your favorite song? Row Row
11. What is your favorite book? My big princess book where I find things
12. Who is your best friend? Casey 
13. What is your favorite food? Macaroni and Cheese   
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in the rain
15. What is your favorite drink? Juice, watermelon juice with watermelon, melon, pineapple, and cherries, and bananas
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas 
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My tiger and my blue bear and both my blankies 
18. What is your favorite think to do with Mommy? Do school things 
19. What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Make boats in the street
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A swimmer in Olymics   

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cambria Sky's Princess Birthday

This year Cambria decided she wanted a princess birthday.  I never would've thought I'd be alright with throwing a princess birthday party, but it's what Cambria's into right now so we've all embraced our inner princess for her. ;) Her party was low-key {per request from the birthday girl} and included family and a few close friends. At first she wanted to invite only 3 or 4 people to her party, but she slowly came around and started "inviting" everyone else, myself included. 

Cambria wanted balloons and flowers at her party.
Birthday mantle.
Food and pom-poms.
More foodies with princesses on the table too.  Big shout out to my mom and mother-in-law Sibyl for helping with the food!
The princess getting into her Cinderella dress.
Princess Sophia came!
And princess Raya!
They argued for about 10 minutes about who had the cutest princess outfit.
Cambria's best friend and boyfriend, Roman. I was told there was secret kissing going on when they thought on one was watching.
Some of the party guests.
Casey and Raya.
Amber and Ezra.  Ezra was thinking "I just woke up and why the heck are all these people here??"
Cambria's loot.
Opening presents.
Lots of them...
A princess rainbow cake, just what Cambria wanted.
Make a wish!
Inside of the cake. 
Aunt Katelyn and the birthday princess.
"Get in my belly, cake!"
Kisses for Ray-Ray.
We took the party outside for a photo shoot.

Our whole family on my side minus Phillip.

My loves.
It wouldn't be a party unless we took a sister picture.
Daddy got a princess hug from Cambria Sky.
Happy happy birthday to the most amazing birthday princess! 
We love you pootie #1 :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My everyday Kroger experience

A few weeks ago my sister put up a video of my niece Raya that she took at Trader Joes. 
I loved the video of Raya and laughed to myself thinking about the difference between my experiences at the grocery store with Cambria and Ezra. 
So I took a video when we were at Kroger the other day and I think it captured the event perfectly. 
Please note Ezra's outfit, I let him pick out his clothes that day.

I'll be back soon with pictures from Cambria's birthday party this past weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3 years old

I love this girl so much.
Three years have passed since she came into the world. 
It's almost as if my life is broken into two parts: before August 1, 2009 and after.
Nothing can prepare you for having a baby, that's for sure.
And nothing can prepare you for the incredible experience of watching that baby grow into a person and begin to learn, think, and perceive the world for themselves. 
The two little beings I get the pleasure of spending my days with amaze me
I really find their questions, observations, and personalities to be just remarkable.
Cambria is Ezra's best friend and partner in crime. 
She brings so much joy, laughter, happiness, and yes, sometimes stress to each person in our family.
And our family is made more perfect with her in it.

Happy 3rd Birthday my sweet and beautiful Cambria Sky!