Saturday, July 6, 2013

We're back!

We have loved being a family of four!  Campbell is growing up so fast!  Our friends just had a baby and Campbell seemed like he was a monster compared to him!  For his 2 month check up he was
  • 23 in. long (30%)
  • weighed 12lbs 11.5 oz (60%)
  • head circumference 15.5 in (20%)
Ashtyn has adjusted to him just great!  She pretty much just ignores hi unless he cries.  Then she is sure to let me know he is crying!  I am surprised she hasn't wanted to pick him up and hold him more because she loves her baby dolls, but it's probably a good thing.  Dave has been really good about giving her extra attention so the transition wasn't as tough for her.

Theresa (my sis) designed his announcements and I LOVE them!

On the 4th, Dave and I decided to run the Freedom 5k.  For most people a 5k isn't a big deal (it's only 3.2 miles) but I am NOT a runner.  As much as I try, I'm just not good at it, and I'm slow!  I was wondering what I got myself into especially since I have this nice baby weight I haven't lost yet.  But we ran the whole time... even though my pace was super slow, I mean there was a 60 year old that I just barely beat!  And a lot of kids beat me, but I was proud! 

I went back to work, only 2 days a week and it has been wonderful.  Just having that extra day home has made a big difference! 







We decided to white wash our fire place.  I love the way it turned out!  It seems like the house is always a work in progress!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

He's Here!

Baby Campbell was born on March 22, at 11:05 am.  It was a nice and stress free labor and delivery!  We love him so much!
Campbell John Garrett
7lbs 4oz
20 inches long

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today is my last day pregnant!  Weird and a little stressful trying to get all the last minute stuff done but I am so excited to meet this little guy.  I know I'm forgetting how much  work a newborn is, but luckily I have a great husband and my parents are close by this time to help with Ashtyn!
I don't know how much of all this Ashtyn comprehends but I want to make this a smooth transition for her.  We got her a little gift from baby Campbell and I've been reading a lot of good articles about how to help your child not resent the baby.  So we'll see how all this goes.  It makes me sad to think that Ashtyn isn't going to be my baby anymore but I love how she loves to be a big girl and good helper for mommy!
Ashtyn is really getting into her baby dolls and the little girly stuff.  She has her baby Belle and has to take her everywhere with her... to the table to eat, to the store, to bed, etc... I actually love it!  So for St. Patricks day, we had to paint our finger nails green.  Even daddy got in on the action!



While we had the finger nail polish out, we decided to make a color wheel since we are learning our colors!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

2012 was a really good year for our little family.  Here is my top 5 good things about last year:

5. Work.  My dance teams did really well and Dave is still happy with his job.
4.  Everyone stayed healthy and happy
3.  Going on little family trips to Durango and Utah
2. Watching Ashtyn grow into such a big girl
1.  The best thing about this year was finding out we are expecting a little boy!

I know that 2013 will be even better!

My brother Bryan and his family were able to come down to Texas on Christmas day.  I haven't seen them since I was pregnant with Ashtyn, and since then, he's had another little boy.  We promised to keep in better touch!  It was so fun to be able to hang out with them... especially because I had that week off.  We played lots of games, went to the Aquarium in Galveston and just had a good time!  Ashtyn loved playing with Levi (Lebi, as Ashtyn would say) and Ryder.  She didn't mind sharing her toys with Ryder but we had to tell her to share quite a bit with Levi.  It must be that, "I'm older than you attitude."
On one occasion I heard Levi crying and Ashtyn came running up to me, holding an Oreo that wasn't hers.  She had taken it from him and had already taken a bite!  Little stinker!  (Wonder what it's going to be like when her baby brother comes)  She did get better towards the end!
 We had such a fun Christmas this year!  Ashtyn did really well about not playing with the ornaments and presents under the tree.  We let he open one of her presents on Christmas Eve, her pajamas.... so Christmas morning, she knew exactly what to do!  She ran over by the tree, sat down, grabbed a present and started opening it.  She definitely got spoiled!  Towards the end, on the clothes presents, she wouldn't even open the box... she would just look at it as say "ohhh pretty" and go about playing with her new toys or reaching for the next present!
I got a new sewing machine for my wonderful Davey!  I've been a bit obsessed ever since!  I've already made Ashtyn 2 hats, two skirts with leggings and a dress... told you, obsessed!  Here's a few of the projects I worked on:  Plus, there really cute pics of Ashtyn

 We are starting to potty train... I would love to only have one child in diapers by the time baby boy gets here!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Boo!

Halloween was so much fun this year with Ashtyn!  I was sad we never made it to a pumpkin patch because Ashtyn is obsessed with pumpkins.... but she got to be one for Halloween.  Thanks to Grandma Shelley for the costume!  On Saturday, we went to a Trunk or Treat at our church and Ashtyn loved it!  She loved hanging out with the Staub girls and thinking she was one of the big kids.  For the first car she was a little shy about going up and saying trick or treat but she quickly got over that!
On actual Halloween, we went over to my parents house for soup and so they could see Ashtyn in her costume, and went trick or treating in their neighborhood.  As soon as the door would open, Ashtyn would try to go into the house!  We had a lot of fun with our "lil punkin" this year!



Friday, July 13, 2012


This girl cracks me up!  She loves to be outside and play in the water.  Thanks to our neighbors, we have this awesome kiddie pool that has a little slide.  The water is usually freezing but Ashtyn doesn't mind!  She also loves to wear her sunglasses everywhere!  She thinks she's pretty cool!

 Proof that Ashtyn loves the rain!  I had lunch with my parents and this little girl was loving trying to catch the rain!

Look at that little bum!  As soon as Ashtyn hears the water for the bathtub, she goes running!