So I was finally able to use my Mother's Day present that Ryan got me. After church on Sunday Ryan and I drove down to San Diego to have dinner with my inlaws. Since I was down I decided to stay a couple days and escape the heat. Brenda and I hiked Torrey Pines. It is so pretty, but boy is it getting hard to carry a baby in a front pouch, probably about time to invest in a backpack. After we were too hot, I helped clean Brenda's bathrooms. I don't mind doing it and with school keeping her busy it was time for a deep cleaning! Then I met up with my BBF Brittany and Camryn's boyfriend Jack. We went to the beach and had a blast. This was Camryn's first real time playing at the beach (maybe because I secretly hate the sand...well it is actually not a secret I really can't stand it, but as a mom I guess I have to get over it). And it wasn't but the first second that Camryn had eaten a huge handful of sand, but after that one time she learned she never did it again. The water is so warm right now so she had a blast splashing and having me throw her around in it while Jack pretended to boogie board and jump into his "pool" that Brittany made. It is definitely different going to the beach with kids, not as relaxing but we still had great conversation and got to have frozen yogurt afterward.
Here is Camryn waving to the camera
Camryn and Jack reading a book together
Brittany and I hurried home, left the kids behind and went off to my first ballet class in 5 years! Brittany had been two times before but it had also been 5 or 6 years since she took a class so it was great to go together. She and I have never danced together but have always talked about it and have always shared this same love. It was so fun to finally do it again and especially with her. Even the teacher asked if we were related some how because we danced so similar. I will definitely have to make it a point to come down at least once a month to join her, so then maybe next time I won't be so sore!
For Mother's Day our amazing husbands got us pedicures! We got gift cards and were finally able to use the the next day which was perfect timing for a foot and leg massage after our class.
After we headed to Rancho Santa Fe and ate at Thyme in the Ranch (another gift from the hubbies). The weather was so nice and conversation was flowing but too bad the time was a ticking since Jack was with a sitter so we had to cut it shorter than we would have liked. It was a great Mother's Day present and so fun hanging out with Brittany and my inlaws. We are hoping this becomes a monthly occurance. Thank you Brenda, David, Derek, Ryan, Brittany and unknown babysitter for allowing this to happen. The Wednesday I was back Camryn turned 9 months! Can you believe it?! 3 more months and she is a year! I need to start planning a party! She has gotten to be SO much fun! It is crazy how it just gets more fun everyday.
A friend let me borrow her floaty and Camryn is obsessed. We apologize for the lady's butt, my crop button wasn't working. She loves her new found indepedence since she can walk around the shallow end and not have to be chased.
This video pretty much sums her right up except she isn't always this mad she was crying for no reason. She says bye-bye and waves her right hand, says uh-oh which sometimes is just "uh" and is finally lunging forward to her stomach in an attempt to move. She has started to get so mad that she can't crawl so hopefully this will start to motivate her. Enjoy; it is long.
She sure is crazy but is so much fun. We are hoping that by the time she is 10 months she will be doing something, but her track record is not making us hopeful. We just have to be grateful we aren't chasing her around and enjoy that she stays in one place while it lasts. Happy 9 months Camryn!
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