After seeing how much fun Camden was having in the sand when we laid the stone and rock alongside the drive way we didn't waste more than a day or so before running out to buy him his own sandbox. It was, after all, on sale and the weather is going to be beautiful the next few days so he'd really be able to enjoy it. All good very excuses for buying a plastic box of sand!!
While Brian was giving Camden a bath tonight I took a few quick pics of his new bedroom after I picked up the last few toys scattered around the room. I figured if I wait until I have everything on the walls (especially since I'm planning to make a few things) that pictures may never be posted.
So here is Camden new big boy bedroom that I'm happy to report that he is now sleeping in!
We've gone a little crazy on our home improvement project lately... We have a long driveway that stretches along the side of the house to the garage at the back of our lot. Between the driveway and the house there is a row of bushes. The driveway is large enough for two cars to park but not to park and be able to exit the car that is parked on the left of the driveway without crawling through the bushes.
We pulled the bushes out a few months ago and got several quotes for concrete and landscaping before finally deciding to do it ourselves. (It takes a little elbow grease but it's a heck of a lot cheaper) We finally bit the bullet this weekend and decided to fill in the dirt patch that had become an eyesore.
After three trips to Home Depot we had laid sand, paving stones and river rock into our little driveway extension. While it's not 100% just yet Brian will at least be able to walk to the backdoor without stepping in mud or crawling through bushes.
We finally got Camden's room into some sort of order and decided to give bed in his new room a try. Brian read him stories, we snuggled him into his cozy covers, said our prayers and gave him goodnight kisses.
We left his room and closed the door only to hear cries follow. We tried consoling him but he just wasn't quite ready to sleep in there. In his words, "It too scary." We're still working on transitioning him into his new room. He loves to play in there but hasn't yet made the leap to sleeping in there. Good thing we don't need his toddler bed to transition back into a crib for a few more months.
We managed to get Camden's entire room painted while he was napping. Once he was up we decided to give him a brush and a little bit of green paint and let him brush it on the wall. He was so excited to paint his room. He kept saying, "I'm painting! I paint it!"
This is a shot of the wall with the chair rail installed. It adds a nice touch to the room but don't let that fool you. It was a booger to install! (putting it nicely) None of the walls in that room are perfectly square and are scattered randomly with studs. Brian did a wonderful job in spite of the room and wall's shortcomings.
The room is much farther along that this pic but I don't want to post the after pics until I actually have everything organized, clean and the walls decorated.
As a "thank you" to my Mom for coming all the way to Houston to watch Camden for the weekend we took her to an Astros baseball game. We snacked on all the ball park essentials, clapped along to all the traditional baseball tunes, cheered when it looked like the Astros might actually score more than one run and enjoyed the amazing weather. In the end the Astros lost but we had a great time none the less.
Brian and I attended the wedding of two dear friends this weekend. We were so happy to be a part of their special day. It gave the two of us a chance to get dressed up and have a few nights out.
My Mom flew in for a visit and to babysit. We were out most of the evening on Friday and all day Saturday with all of the wedding festivities so we needed a reliable and trustworthy babysitter. Who better than Nana??
We snapped a few pictures before we headed downtown for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. (Camden had to sneak in and get his picture taken too)Sad to say I didn't get any pictures from the wedding; I forgot the camera.
This was Camden's first "real" egg hunt. Last year he was still a little too young to understand the whole concept of picking them up and putting them into his basket but he had the whole routine down pat this year. Every (and I do mean every) egg he picked up he shook and said, with a look of surprise, "There candy in here." He even popped a few of them open and ate a few jellybeans mid hunt. He had a blast finding the eggs while Bran and I ran alongside pointing out eggs he had missed!
We woke up bright and early this morning so that we could eat breakfast at the church before going to early service. (we usually attend the late service) Camden surprised us and was up before six which made getting ready a little easier since we didn't have to wake him up.
After digging into his Easter basket we headed out the door. After a yummy breakfast and great fellowship we attended a beautiful service that Camden almost made it through. (he's usually in the nursery rather than service) He did such a good job (before he had to take a little break) that we're thinking of making the transition from the nursery to big boy church a permanent one.
We were back home by 9:30 and began enjoying some of the treats from Camden's Easter basket. We are going to to have an Easter egg hunt after Camden's nap and a yummy ham dinner with all the fixin's this evening. (more pictures to come)
I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandchild, aunt, cousin, niece and friend. I have been married to my wonderful husband Brian for seven years. We have two adorable boys. Camden, our energetic and funny four year old and Deegan, who is our quiet yet daring one year old.