Monday, March 30, 2009

Birthdays, Doctors, and More!

Our precious niece, Lily, turned 1! It's unbelievable how fast that year went! She is the sweetest little smiley and good natured. She and Cam have so much fun playing together. Brytni and Jason put together an ADORABLE flower-themed birthday party. The weather was gorgeous and we had so much fun celebrating Lily's first year! Is this not the cutest picture???? We love that little girl...and her mom and dad, too!
Miss Kendall checked out great last week at her 2 mo check up. She is weighing in at a healthy 11.5 lbs and is 23 1/4 inches long....both ranking in about the 75th%. We're so proud of her! I have to give a shout out to Ashley Sommer with Simply Bow~licious Bow~tique for adding to Kendall's cute factor with this adorable headband/bow. I went a little crazy on Ashely's website buying all kinds of oversized bows, flowers, hats and tu-tus to accessorize sweet Kendall. Thanks Ashley!

I never know what Camden will get into while I try and steal 15 min to put myself together in the morning. Sometimes it's my makeup....sometimes our it was Joel's glasses. If that boy isn't the spitting image of his Daddy....

We've blogged before about how into hats Cam is......he INSISTS that we all wear one at all times. Finding all the hats is seriously the first thing he does when he wakes up! I caught some cute pictures of him putting one on Kendall this morning.

Back to work tomorrow!! This maternity leave has FLOWN by! I'm excited to see my students and get back into the swing of school, but I'm a little nervous about the transition back intobeing a working mommy! :) Joel and I are counting down the days until our "date weekend" in Chicago coming on FRIDAY!!! Topping our to-do list is eating a peaceful meal....sitting down....and not holding a baby. Ha! Also, sleeping later than 6:30 and getting ready without little people at our feet!!!! Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Smiley Baby!

I was able to catch some sweet pictures of Kendall smiling the other day! This first one is a tad bit close because I was holding her while snapping the pic. I had to include it though, because it truly captures our Kendall Jo's massive double chin! Ha! Kendall is definitely growing at a healthy rate and, as you can tell, doesn't miss many meals. She melts our hearts when she lights up....the baby talk is unbearable around here right now! :)

Camden is saying new things everyday! Lately there has been lots of roaring, since we're really into dinosaurs. He's also been saying "Awesome" a lot too....very cute. Manners are my favorite right now as Cam is always saying Peas mommy, ank-you mommy, and I'm warry (sorry)mommy. I'm telling you...ANYTHING is ok by me when he says those things. Here is the latest pic of Camden playing with an old purse....Joel was very proud.

We're anticipating lots around here....Cousin Lily's 1st birthday, Kendall's 2 mo. checkup...unbelievable, Camden's ear follow-up, mommy's return to work...yikes, and a MUCH NEEDED adult only Chicago weekend! Stay tuned....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Babies....

I've decided that seeing my two kids together, starting to interact, is one of the most special things I've experienced! Kendall is starting to give us little smiles (we still have to work pretty hard for them...but she's getting it!) and Camden hears us talking all kinds of high pitched sweet talk to her. Camden wanted in on the action, so we frequently hear him goo-gooing and saying "hi Kendall Jo" in the highest voice he can manage. So funny! You don't realize how stupid you sound until your 1 year old mocks you.
Here are my two babies....

Joel and I were in the kitchen making dinner the other night, and here's what we found when we looked into the living room! Watching Camden love his sister on his own melted my heart. I know the pictures are all similar, but I thought they were so precious...I wanted to share them all. I love Camden giving Kendall her pac in picture 2 and then sticking his tongue out in picture 3. Ha!

They are both growing so fast! I hope one day when they are fighting like brother and sister that I can remember how sweet they were on the floor together like this! :) Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tubes and Cute Outfits!

The past couple weeks have been crazy around here! Camden had the worst ear infections to date and the surgery to put tubes in couldn't have arrived quick enough. I was a nervous mommy letting my baby go back to the operating room with the nurses....but we were SOOO proud of him! Camden went right to the nurse (after giving him a high five, of course), and was so brave leaving us! Not 10 min. later the Doctor came back to tell us that he was recovering. Here are some pictures documenting Camden's first hospital experience!
Camden thought his hospital hat was hilarious!
Cuddling with Mommy before they took him back for surgery. Thank goodness for good 'ol Handy Manny and the Disney sure made the time go fast!
After Camden came out of recovery, he layed with me for about 20 min and then decided he was back to normal.....jumping on the hospital bed and changing the TV channels. :) How cute are his way too big jammies?? Camden did great during surgery! The doctor said he drained a lot of thick fluid off of each ear. He told Joel and I that not only would Cam feel much better about the world, but that he'd be able to hear better too! We already notice a difference in him...we're so thankful for everyone's prayers and for a quick recovery!

There isn't a whole lot to share with you about Kendall that's new! She's still adorable with her chubby cheeks, sleeping good chunks at a time during the night (4-6 hrs), and working hard at wrapping us around her sweet little finger. I have to say that this little one has the cutest clothes ever! I promised I would take just as many pics of my second baby as I did Camden. I know that hasn't happened....but I'm trying! Here are the latest!

How did we ever get this lucky? Joel and I are blessed beyond words for these two babies.... we just can't believe they're ours! Hang in there everyone....surely spring is right around the corner!

The Novaks...

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