Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ready...Set...Catch up!

Hopefully no one has given up on checking the Novak blog. So much for having more time in the's been a crazy June! Hang in there...we've got lots to fill you in on! :)

We started the summer celebrating our 4th anniversary with an amazing trip to Myrtle Beach! Joel and I had such a great week relaxing and eating awesome seafood every night. Camden got some quality time with each set of grandparents while we were gone. We missed him terribly, but were so blessed by the

break of responsibility and the chance to spend some time "just us". We sure devoured him when we got home though! We were so excited to get the opportunity to see my great friend Erin and her husband Todd, who live in SC, while we were there. They were so sweet and drove a long way to share a breakfast with us a Grandma's Kitchen. It was great to see them and catch up! Here are some pictures of our trip!

We had one week after we returned to get ready for Cam's big baseball birthday celebration! In true Indiana style, our outdoor baseball party got rained out, so we were lucky enough to move it inside at Aunt Natalie's and Uncle Adam's! We had upwards of 50 people share in Camden's special day. I still can't believe my baby boy is one year old! Not possible! It's truly been the fastest and most fullfilling year of our lives. He definitely heard the entire story of the day he was born. It's amazing how you remember each detail! He is such an incredible little ball of energy and source of joy for us. It's only getting better and better and we can't wait to see what the next year brings! Check out some party pictures!

Joel and I were so excited to have Jason Warpool, Joel's great college roomate friend, here for the big celebration. Jason came bearing of which might be Camden's ultime favorite toy ever. Band in a Box complete with maracas and a tamborine. You can only imagine how annoying. Jason, we love you, but you need to know that we are already on the hunt to pay you back and you don't even have kids yet. :)
4 days after his birthday, Camden decided to take 5 steps on his own! Since then, he's getting braver and braver and continues to walk 5-10 steps at a time. He still gets the job done faster crawling, so that's what he prefers, but we forsee our little guy running before long. Walking videos to come! Thanks for hangning in there for our June summary! :) I promise I won't go that long again!


april said...
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april said...

You guys sure do throw a great party! Cant wait for many many more of them. He will be walking and running around before you know it, WOW, cant believe he is that big. Cant wait until our next pool date! Love you guys!

Robin said...

That first year always goes by way too fast! Just wait, they don't slow down either.
So happy that you are going to be able to enjoy the entire summer with your handsome little guy!

the hodges clan said...

YAHHHHH! i loved reading the new blog! and don't worry...i still checked it like everyday, update or no update heheh! hillary, it was SO great talking the other day....i LOVED seeing all the pictures...we wish so much we could've been there to celebrate with you three on Camden's ONE year, so hard to believe! we love you guys, SO much and miss you tons! jess

Ryan, Katie and Cooper Pettit said...

How precious! I can't believe your little one is one year already! :)

Blue Eyed Bride said...

happy birthday, camden!

it was so great to see you guys at grandma's kitchen in mb! i hope you do it every year!

thanks for all of the udpates. it looks like it's going to be a great summer!

adam and elizabeth said...

it was great seeing all of your pictures!! camden is soo cute... and getting SOO big!!! don't you guys just love myrtle beach?? you both look great and happy!

Alex & Amy said...

Happy Birthday Camden!!!

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!