Let's start with Camden's first birthday! Many of our family and friends came to Papi and Gram's house for burgers, dogs, cake and fun. It was humbling to see everyone that showed up, and comforting to know how many people love our little girl. I am amazed to see how many lives she has already touched in her first year. I know that God has great things planned for her life! It was good to see everyone and to get a chance to visit. Camden went non-stop and LOVED every minute...I think she was irritated that I made her stop playing to open her presents! Thank you to everyone that came and spent this special day with us!
Camden wasn't sure about the cake, and didn't like her hands being dirty. I think she is going to be like me and not be a big fan of cake. After about two bites, she had had enough!
Hopefully this is the closest Camden gets to being a cheerleader...the only thing that comforted me was the fact that she was RUNNING while she was carrying her pompom.
Camden and I had a whirlwind weekend. We left Friday, after Jay's football game and headed to Abilene for ACU homecoming. It was our 5 year reunion, so lots of my close friends were in town. We pulled into town around 1:45. I love the peace that takes over as soon as I enter Abilene. The pace of life is much slower and relaxing. I would be lying if I said I didn't miss A-town a little! Anyway, I woke up early the next morning for Kojie breakfast. After breakfast, my mom and I went home to pick up Camden and Grandaddy and headed to the parade. I was excited to take Camden...it was her first parade. She seemed to enjoy it. I left my camera in the car so I have no pictures :( After the game we headed to eat at my FAVORITE restaurant...Gatti's! I LOVE MR. GATTI'S. After we were full on pizza, we went to the football game...it was WAY hot and WAY windy...it was a reminder off what West Texas is like. I then rushed home, got in the shower and got ready for our reunion dinner. I was pumped because it was at the Beehive...I LOVE GOOD FOOD! But, it turned out to be not very good and to make it worse, we didn't even get dessert! WHAT?!?! So, all of us headed to Chili's and ate BIG desserts! It was so good to get to see everyone. I have been so blessed with wonderful friendships! I miss getting to see everyone daily, but I am extremely thankful for blogs so that I can stay in touch.
Kojie friends at the reunion dinner.
My BFFs and Camden's favorite Aunts; Leigh Ann, Thompson and Molly! These girls have blessed my life in so many ways.
Bubbies (Jay's roommates) and their wives...minus Jay (working of course) and Andy and Mandy!
The Tinkers are moving closer to us! Here is Jay playing with the girls in the princess tent!
Who could ever guess how much a little girl could bless your life. There aren't words that could express my love for this little girl! She is so much fun and so full of life! I enjoy sitting back and just watching her!
Here are some of her favorite things...
~doing the hookey-pookey (she actually does it...quite possilby the cutest thing I've ever seen!)
~closing the garage door when we get home
~talking on the phone (everything she picks up quickly becomes a phone)
~drinking out of EVERYONE'S cup
~playing with daddy
~counting (I say 1, she says twoooooooo, feeeee! I think I have a genious on my hands ;~)
I hope you enjoyed the ride! I love you guys!