Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mother's Day Cash-In and 9 Months Old!

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!

17 comments:

Ryan Smart said...

We apologize for the butt that is in the background of the picture of me and Camryn--wives, if your husbands are looking at our blog frequently, please note that it is not because it is riveting content, but because it contains soft porn and they need help. At least it was tan and rather toned--could be worse.

Amy said...

I wouldn't have even noticed the butt if you hadn't said anything. Butt, now that you mentioned it jeez guys I thought this was a family blog.

What a fun girls weekend you had. I'm jealous! That's cool that you got to take a ballet class too, how did you do?

Camryn is loads of fun I can tell. What a cutie. I'm like you though with the sand thing, not fun with kids but you kind of just have to deal with it. I need to bite the bullet and take my kids too. I want to hear more about this ballet class!

Erin and James said...

she is so adorable! I love that you get to take dance classses, I miss that! I love the whining, brady does that when he is sick of me doing something! I can't believe she is 9 months, where has time gone?

Carrie said...

What fun! So nice that you and Brittany aren't very far apart and can meet up so easily! Lucky friends! Beaching and pooling are totally different with a playing baby! Different, but fun! I'm so proud of Camryn for not continually eating the sand! Sean was notorious for that and never cared! Beach or park, he wasn't picky. Gross!
She's such a cutie! Fun girlies!

Karen M. said...

I love the long video! It's the next best thing to being there. Can't wait to see her say uh-oh in person soon! It's one of my favorites! What would you do without Nugget to help entertain her? I'm proud of you for getting over your "love/hate" relationship with sand. It don't think you are cured yet since you haven't actually been the target with the kids getting sand all over you!

Brittany and Derek said...

Yay I was waiting for this post to steal your pictures. I'm glad you got the pic of Jack reading to Camryn. Such a fun two days!!!

Also- is it weird that the butt was the first thing I noticed in that picture?....now she can wear the tiny bottoms! And fyi- my word verification this time is Myste....wasn't that your porn/fake name?

Kathy said...

You and Britt are seriously the most gorgeous moms. How do you guys do it? Camryn's bathing suit is so cute, I love the ruffles. One of these times when you guys are in town can we please see you?

Nikki, Cody, and Tessa said...

Whose feet are who's? My guess...the tan sandals are yours?

Chase and Nichole said...

How Fun! You are so lucky to live by the ocean, even though I still love the mountains. And Brielle actually cried the whole time we were taking pictures :( What an amazing mother's day present! And Camryn is too adorable! I bet she will for sure be crawling by the time she is ten months. Some people say to enjoy it while they are trapped and have to stay in one spot, but I TOTALLY DISAGREE! Brielle was so much happier once she could roam about as she pleased.

Chase and Nichole said...

p.s. you look amazing in your balerina costume! Looks like you did exceptional for your first day back in a while (just kidding, I know that was not you. Just me attempting to be funny)

nikki said...

Loving the yellow shirt in her funny grumpy show off the skillz video. Her uh-oh is adorable and the waving - priceless!

I am happy about the mother's day cash-in - every mom needs it! A perfect couple of days - some exercise, pampering and eating - what more do you need? What did you think of ballet class? I'm excited you went!

Glad you braved the beach - with time, you might get over your sand issues. But maybe not...

david said...

erica you sound like your mother.

Nichelle Jensen said...

I love that she's trying so hard to move around with nugget! She's probably so mad she can't crawl. I love that T.P. trail run, that was my daily run when I lived there. I can't believe you did it carrying Camryn-I'm so impressed with you!

The Davenports said...

You make being a mom look like so much fun!!! It was fun to see a video of Camryn, she is so cute!! Getting a pedicure must have been so nice, I haven't gotten one if FOREVER, since we lived in Utah it was rare I wore sandals!

david said...

your feet look better than last time i saw them. get it?

The Heaton's said...

what a fab mothers day gift, you lucky duck! camryn looks so cute in her little bathing suit! she just can't get any cuter. i can't believe she is already 9 months, time is flying.

Nichelle said...

BTW, have you noticed Camryn's consistently perfect posture? She's always sitting with her back so straight and upright and her legs straight out without much of a knee bend. Maybe even a little turnout too? Most babies are all hunched over and stuff. Erica???