Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disneyland, Camden's Birthday and Walking!!

Wow, I am so far behind!! Just a warning, this is going to be a long post because these are the most exciting events that have happened for us in a very long time!!

We were able to go to Disneyland with my family and some of our California family at the beginning of May. It was so much fun!! We spent three full days, which was just not enough. Camden did really well, although he woke up between 5 and 6 every morning. Lets just say we were all exhausted after our vacation!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of the trip.

Here is the only almost complete group picture. We were getting ready to load up to head to Disneyland!! As you can see, we were all standing around like a bunch of lost cattle. This is pretty much what happened every time the entire group was together since there were so many of us :) It was so fun though, and I REALLY wish we would have gotten a better picture!!

Camden's very first ride!! It was the Buzz Lightyear ride. He was so amazed and a little bit scared!! However, he loved the laser gun and wouldn't put it down.

Camden decided to pee through his diaper, all over grandma and grandpa, and soak his clothes on the first day at about 2 PM. It was totally our fault!! Time flies when you are standing in line at Disneyland, and we totally forgot to change him!! Luckily I had brought a backup outfit!!! This is him naked in the stroller when I was trying to get him dressed again.

Camden, Maddie, and Alex. Would you guess that Camden is two weeks younger than Maddie?? She is such a petite little girl, and Camden is a tank!!

Family pic by the Winnie the Pooh ride.

This is my most favorite picture. It is so cute of both of my boys. This was right before getting on the train.

Alex and Camden. They are best buddies!

Me and Camden on "It's a small world". This was definitely Camden's favorite ride as you can tell by the amazement on his face.

Us and my parents in front of "It's a small world". This is as close as we got to a family picture...we didn't do very good in that department!!

Camden in Mickey ears!!

This was the house that we stayed at. It was so nice and so much fun!! It had a sweet pool and hot tub, the coolest backyard, and it was so cute!! We absolutely loved it!

Then Camden turned one year old on May 22nd!! Wow, how fast that year flew by! It was a bittersweet day for me. I had a rough day remembering that day just a short year ago when I met my beautiful boy. He is growing up so fast. Sometimes it is so hard, but I love watching him learn and grow!!

His stats now are: 24 lbs 8 oz, 31.75 in - He is a big boy!!!

We had John Deere tractor party for Camden. It was so much fun!! Friends and family came to celebrate his big day. We had a BBQ at the park. It was a really fun day!! The story behind the two cakes is Dustin found a tractor pan after I had already planned out the field cake, so he got both. He is one spoiled boy!

Camden helping dad lick the spoon as I was baking cakes.

Cake #1

Cake #2

Cute decorations!! It turned out very cute even though I had to be really creative getting the decorations together!!

Camden and his aunt Pam.

He loved all his gifts! He had a hard time giving up one to open another.

Camden enjoying his Birthday cake!! We were filming with the video camera when he ate it himself, so we missed getting pictures. It was so funny!! He would try to grab some and then he would try to flick the frosting off his hand because he hates gooey stuff on his hands. So he would try again and then just flick his hand and cry. It was great. He liked the cake when Dustin fed it to him...on a fork.

This is when the party was over and Camden was ready to go home :)

Then, on May 30th, Camden started walking!! He has been playing with the idea for the last couple weeks, taking a couple steps here and there, but he finally took off! It is so fun to see him walk. He kind of looks like an alien :) it is really cute!!

Here he is, taking off down the hall! Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of him walking so far. As soon as he sees the camera he drops and starts crawling at me full speed to steal it.

And first steps brought first goose eggs!! You can't tell how bad it is in this picture, but he had a goose egg on the right side of his forehead for almost a week. He still has a nasty bruise from it. He has taken many hard bonks, and I am sure this is only the beginning!!

If you made it this far reading my post, you are a trooper. I will try to keep up on things better so that I don't have to leave posts this long!!