Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Family FotoFun Challange - Hair

Finally! A FFFFC I can get behind! I too am a lover of little girl hairstyles, bows, etc. In her referral photo, Camille was the baby with the LONGEST hair! I brought hair stuff with me to China (silly me!) Here's a very narrow example of Camille's hair through the ages!

Gotcha Hair

Wet Hair
First Ponies (5 months after Gotcha Day!)
A favorite pony shot of mine.
Chinese New Year Hair
Wavy Hair
Wedding Hair


Beautiful BROWN hair from the back!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Has your bath water ever been this dirty?

But seriously... Camille got a new tub toy. Crayola Jungle Explorer bath fun complete with "mud soap". It looked like mud, felt like mud and turned the water a muddy color, but it smelled wonderful and was lots of fun! Leave it to Crayola to invent such a fun toy.

Friday, November 23, 2007

What a difference...

... a couple of years can make! Here is our sweet Camille with Bop (her grandfather) on Thanksgiving day 2005

And here she is with Mimi and Bop yesterday, just 2 years later... my has she grown!

Friday Family FotoFun Challange - Thankful

Lissa asked: "What are you most thankful for?" I could use the standard answer that I think ALL of us are thankful for, good health, our families, our home, etc. But this year, I have something a little different in mind... it has to do with our new (as of February) dog, Riley. While she is very cute and mostly sweet, we've had a lot of behavioral issues with her that we have not been able to crack. At my wits end, Mike called the veterinarian to see what could be done. The vet recommended Bark Busters, so we called them and a local trainer agreed to come to our house on Wednesday. The trainer was fabulous. She spent 3 1/2 hours at our home and it's like we have a completely new dog! Seriously... 180 degree change in behaviour. We are so happy with the results and they offer a lifetime gaurantee. So this year, I am thankful for Bark Busters!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


My friend Deb bought a peacoat and matching hat from ebay for her daughter. It's Gymboree and is sized 4 Years. It must run small because Deb was disappointed that it didn't fit her daughter, Hannah, but she decided to give the coat to Camille. The coat is beautiful; jet black. You can really see how brown Camille's hair is...

One of our Chinese friends told me that little Asian girls with brown hair are like little Caucasian girls with blond hair. Interesting...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

First time on the high-speed line!

Camille has been asking for weeks and weeks to go on the "choo-choo train"... our local comuter train know locally as the high-speed line. We had a free Saturday morning (rare these days) so we took her. Boy was she thrilled!

Camille & Daddy purchase tickets.
Then we headed through the turnstile.
We waited on the platform for the train. It was chilly!
Camille sits in her very own seat for her first ride.
She was sure to warn us not to stand on the "lellow part" of the platform!

We really had a fun morning; first time on the train!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Help! We need your vote!

By commenting on this blog, please help us choose this year's Christmas card photo from the 3 choices below:




Friday Family FotoFun Challange - Dressing for winter

When dressing for winter there is a right way...

And a wrong way...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A healthy obsession...

I know 3-year-olds can get obsessed about all kinds of things. It wasn't that long ago that Camille was obsessed with Elmo...

So what is Camille's newest obsession? Frank Sinatra. You may remember her musical interest a few weeks ago when the Chinese lullabys were the 'wrong music'. And that she wanted to listen to Frank 'anatra. Well, Zayde was cleaning out some boxes in his shed and he came across an old program from a Frank Sinatra concert in 1982. Rather than throwing it out, Zayde thought Camille should have it. Boy was she thrilled! She has kept the book in her bed every night since. After prayer we put on her CD. Last night Camille said "I love you, Frank 'anatra" before she layed down to sleep.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Family FotoFun Challange - Halloween

Halloween through the years...

2005 - Camille's First Halloween. These costumes won first prize for "best group" in our community Halloween parade. (The prize money was $7.00... no kidding!)

2006 - Our friend Donna found this monkey costume at a resale shop for $2.00. Way to go, Donna! A monkey costume for our little monkey!
2007 - Camille wanted to be a fairy princess. Her Mimi made this costume. It was a labor of love and we loved it. Thank you, Mimi!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

New Quilt

Camille's nursery, now her 'big girl room' is decorated in the them of one of our very favorite books Guess How Much I Love You. So, the walls and artwork are all rabbits from the book. Mimi figured Camille needed a quilt for her 'big girl bed' and thought it should be a rabbit themed quilt as well. Mimi worked very hard and brought over the finished quilt yesterday. We think it's perfect. Can you guess which rabbits on the quilt are Camille's favorite?