Saturday, September 22, 2012
Written by Camille... I am convinced that boys just want grow up and be funny. And I am NOT opposed to laughing. There are good days to come :) Here are a few instances where my boys made me LOL without any effort on their part. I think they are off to a good start. Connor Connor LOVES his Vitamins. When he asks for them it sounds like spider man or superman (thats not the funny part, although it was at one time, until this...) Well I let him have 3 at once this time and I guess he didn't want to pop them in all at once, so he stashed them. WHERE he stashed them is what gave me a good case of the giggles. check it out :)
So a week after my birthday we celebrate Logan's birthday every year. He gets so excited after my birthday is officially over because he knows that his is coming soon. Because it is an odd year we kept the birthday fun within the family this year.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
I decided to hi jack the blog for this post since Justin has been the only author. This post just had to be from me. -Camille On August 28th Justin entered a new decade! That's right, he is now 30 years old!!! I wanted this year to be special. Unique. One to remember. I can't tell you how many Big ideas and activities I came up with for this guy. But in the end, his birthday wish was to SLEEP!. Yes, we are parents of 4 young, very active boys. Sleep is never something we get enough of. This is what we ended up doing for his birthday. Justin's parents came for a week (They are wonderful guests! So helpful and fun) Justin's meals of choice were- Breakfast: french toast and bacon, Lunch: a work buddy took him out, and for dinner he requested homemade Cafe Rio salad. YUM! Throughout the day Justin called telling me how touched he was with all the texts and e-mails from so many people. Words of affirmation is a BIG DEAL to him. To have so many people remember and send messages of love and happy birthday meant so much to him! You should have seen him at the end of the day. He was on Cloud 9!! Presents were a success! WHEW! We printed his blog (this blog) into 2 books! I am so grateful Justin has taken the time to keep this precious family record over the past 4 years. His parents got him a GUITAR! He has wanted one for as long as I can remember. It has been so fun to hear him practice, and the kids all grab some kind of instrument and jam out with him. We sang happy birthday, had him blow out a few less than 30 candles and called it good. TIL THURSDAY.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
One of Connor's recent obsessions has been building towers with our blocks. Actually this has been an obsession of us since he was old enough to stack. When he was a baby he would stack watermelon squares as high as they would go. So this is just a continuation of that. It is fun to watch how excited he gets with his new creations he builds. He has built several different temples, castles, and towers right in our living room. Pretty impressive :) One of the funny things about this activity is that Connor is so meticulous about carefully putting each piece on and doesn't want anyone to touch it or knock it over until it is complete. Then once it is complete the destruction is on but Connor wants to be the one to do it. For some reason he LOVES building and then LOVES destroying. Here are some pictures of Connor and his treasured creations.
Monday, September 3, 2012
We started a tradition a couple years ago in the Curtis side of the family that each year we will have a week long reunion. Last year everyone came to our home in San Diego and it made for quite the week. I believe there were a total of 22 people under our roof during that week. We all became a lot closer than we ever had before. This year we all decided to change it up a bit. Since we have some family members living in Oregon, some in Arizona, Oklahoma, New York, and us in San Diego, we decided to meet in the middle, which coincidentally was Midway, Utah. Camille's uncle has a house up there that he allows people to use. So we all met up in Midway for the first week of August. Since our last reunion we have had a few babies born and a few people join the family so we had around 27 people hanging out in Midway this time. My growing suspicion is that it will continue to grow each year, especially considering the number of Curtis children (10), so I figured I would start keeping track of the number. We had some milestones that we celebrated for the week. Mike and Michelle got engaged and are set to get married in December!! Lynette and Jeff are having their first baby and it is a boy! So we threw Lynette a surprise baby shower there. We also had this reunion the first part of August so we could spend one more week with Jared, Camille's brother, before he left on his mission to Bolivia. We enjoyed the Alpine Slides in Park City, which is a personal favorite of mine.