Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School Jitters

Last night before I went to bed I started having back to school jitters. Why, you might ask? I'm not really sure. I'm not going back to school and Camden still has a few years to go, but the feeling was just the same as when I was in school.

Maybe it's from seeing all of the Facebook posts from my friends, or maybe it's from all of the school ideas people are pinning. Whatever the cause of it was, I went to bed last night thinking I was going to forget my locker combination or forget to put pants on before I headed to school with my schweet janschport backpack.

Even though I've had thoughts about being a teacher in the past, I've recently come to the realization that I don't think I would be good at it. My first thought always went to: summers and holidays off!! WHOOHOO! Not even thinking about all of the homework I'd have to take home, the extra hours spent at school, the parent meetings, teacher conferences.....and so on.

After teaching gymnastics to pre-k and kinder-gardeners, I realized teaching wasn't for me. I only saw the kids for an hour a day once a week....and I couldn't handle it. I need adults, or at least people I can have adult-like conversations with. I don't know if I could handle the back to school jitters each year. I don't know if I could handle having months off and then having to go back, fresh, with a new cast of characters. I don't know if I could handle the parents.

With that being said - hats off to you teachers! I really do admire you. I'll be the first to say you don't get paid enough for all of the work that you do. Having to experience those back to school jitters are enough for a raise. Keep up the good work and have a fantastic school year!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Take your Camden to Work, day

Tuesday was Take your Camden to Work day. We went to API first to say hi to all of our friends. Had some snacks with Aunt Stephie. YUM.

Then we had lunch with daddy and got to play at his office.

Finally we went to mommy's work where we like to run around and play!

Camden has been really funny lately. He is becoming chattier, even though it is hard to understand him. It is also fun to give him little tasks to do. "Camden, go get mommy's shoes from the other room", "Help daddy put the toys away", "Help mommy shut the door", "Throw away the trash, please". I will say he probably does things that we ask with 90% accuracy. He is too freakin' smart!

He has started really feeding himself and he LOVES to eat. Give the boy a spoon and be prepared to clean up a mess! Good thing he is totally adorable.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's all fun and games...

This past week we have been having a lot of fun - mainly involving water. On Wednesday we had a swim date with some friends! The water wasn't toooo cold, which was nice.

And it was all fun and games until we had a little head injury incident. Brady and I had a little collision which resulted in him hitting his head on the corner by our kitchen....ouch. A little knot above his left eye with a pretty little cut...all while mom was in the bathroom for maybe 2 minutes. Looks like I am off the list for babysitting!!!! But it turns out that what they say about karma is true because not 5 hours later, Camden was doing laps around the house when he fell into a chair. 

Same spot - same huge lump - but no blood. And while the lump is gone, the bruise is still there....he ran into a chair...I swear.
Camden not only gets to swim at our house, he also gets to swim and Grandmom and Grandpop's house. They bought him a little pool that he can play and splash around in which has been perfect because it has been so incredibly hot outside!

 Camden has so much fun splashing and playing in the pool that now he thinks the tub is his own personal pool. 
What happened to the "no standing in the tub" rule, dad!??!

"What are you looking at?? I do what I want"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrating Independence

While we had an extremely busy May/June....our July and August will hopefully be a little less planned. We celebrated our Independence yesterday and today with great friends and family. While Camden didn't get to enjoy the fireworks, he sure did enjoy the parties. Maybe next year we will let him stay up past his bedtime.
Team America!

We survived the crazy storm Friday night with minor limb debris and only about 30 hours or so without power. Camden slept right through the wind storm while I cried like a little baby thinking the world was ending. 

Camden had a great birthday party here a few weekends ago, and like the good mother that I am, I forgot to take pictures. He hated the cake....again....but he seemed to have an amazing time, and he got some pretty sweet gifts too.

He has also been spending more time during the week with his best friend Brady. They officially love each other.

Other than that, things have been going wonderful in the Floyd household. Camden picked up on the walking like a champ and now enjoys running, head forward. This means that mom and dad are constantly running around following him. Where's Camden?...just sticking his hand in the biggie. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Celebrate Good Times!

So many amazing things have happened over the past few weeks. Life has been crazy busy and it seems like it all happened so fast.

FIRST OFF! My best friend got married!!! EEK how exciting. Amber and Brian and a handful of helpers pulled together an amazing wedding in such a short time. And after 8 weeks of planning, we had a rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, final sleepover, and a wedding - all in 4 short days! <3

Amber and Brian's wedding was Sunday, June 3rd. On Wednesday, June 6th, at 4:00am, we headed in the car to travel to the OBX for Steph and Howie's wedding. We got to the house before noon. THIS IS WHAT WE ARRIVED TO:

I feel like the best way to describe this place is...WTF. From the absurd amount of bedrooms, to the ridiculous amount of bathrooms, to the fact that there was always beer on tap, and always someone partying....the place, the vacation, and the wedding was out of this world.

So we got to spend some time at the beach. Camden loved to throw the sand...and hearing the waves crash made him cry. I'm still not sure what his final verdict was.

Don't worry, Jeremy and I are not pregnant in this picture. It is the wind blowing our shirts. And yes, that is a beer in my hand. There was one in my hand the whole time we were there. It was my vacation.....sue me. 

Cousin love!

Camden LOVED the pool. I could post picture after picture of him swimming. I'll save the pool pictures for his birthday party this weekend...I'm sure there will be plenty from that. 

Camden woke up on wedding day and it was his birthday! Aunt Angie and Uncle Tom got him CAPS hockey sticks so he can work on his skills and a CAPS floppy sun hat. THANKS!!


Cutest ring bearer EVER

Here comes the bride <3


Birthday cake time! Which, he did not like, by the way. Hoping that he likes his cake the second time around

"It's my birthday....I do what I want" ....Like walk through the dance floor while the best man is giving his speech. Go 'head Camden. Do your thing!


Saturday we celebrate his birthday with the Floyd's and our friends. Can't believe Camden is 1 already! Time really does fly when you're having fun...having fun with the best TODDLER in the world. Happy Belated Birthday Buddy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Life is simple.

A little fired up. So this blog post might turn out to be a rant.

I would like to clarify that I am good fired up, not angry, just fired up about life. I'm a big believer that life is really what you make of it. My Aunt has a blog titled, "Life is simple, just not always easy" Or something along those lines....and I believe that to be true. Life is simple, or it is at least meant to be simple. Period. There are things that are going to come up that will throw you for a loop or that will toss you off course, but ultimately, it is simple.

Bad things are going to happen and you are the one that chooses how you react to those bad things. Want to be angry and pissed about those things? Fine. Go ahead, but what a waste....while you are focusing on these bad things that are happening, you are totally missing out on the good things in life that are right under your nose.

Some people are afraid of success. Others are afraid of being happy. These types of people don't want to succeed because they are afraid they will ultimately fail. These same people are afraid of being happy because they are convinced that something will make them unhappy again.

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right" - Henry Ford

Instead of saying, "Why me?" say, "Why not me?" Everything we go through is a learning experience. It may not be a pleasant experience, but it is a learning experience nonetheless. And the person you are today is shaped from those past experiences.

The phrase, "Do not be afraid" appears maaaaaaaany times throughout the Bible. Being afraid is easy and in a sense, lazy...anyone can do it. It takes a strong and secure person to turn that fear into something else. I choose to be fearless.

This post was inspired by a client at the studio who had me fired up about life earlier....and apparently still fired up. Thanks for inspiring me to look on the bright side.


Camden is walking. He is not 100% steady on those feet just yet, but he's getting there :)
Oh, and he's still absolutely adorable....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to ME!

This year I got to celebrate my first Mother's Day. It was wonderful! It may be the best day of the year, for me of course. I used to always think my birthday was the best day of the year, but now, I would have to say Mother's Day is hands down the best.

On your birthday people are always telling you how old you are, or "you're only as old as you feel." You are also probably nursing a hangover and people show no sympathy. On Mother's day, people constantly tell you how great you are...and they offer to do things for you. Jeremy poured my cereal Sunday morning AND I got to take two naps. BEST DAY EVER.

We also opened our pool this weekend. It has come a long way in just 5 short days, but I still wont be swimming in this thing anytime soon. There's a lot of work to be done before Camden's first birthday party! Whoop whoop!


Camden took his first steps last week!! He has gotten up to 5 big boy steps on his own. It is only a matter of time before he takes off running. I will probably buy him a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads. 

Today he was climbing over Chloe like she was a toy. Poor dog.