Sunday, January 1, 2012

Campbell Clan year 2011 highlights

This year has been a good one for our family:) Lots of small kids running around crazy! The kids are growing up fast and we are discovering new quirks about their personalities all the time. It is wonderful.

Zach, aka: Monster Baby, is now almost 16 months and is best friends with his older brother. And Hailey is discovering her "Yoko Ono" side.

Nick has been great about teaching the kids all about baseball skills, while Zach tries to eat us out of house and home and makes a huge mess in the process; however, Nick is not planning on a Major League Baseball player to provide his retirement.  

  We have had so much fun this summer with movies, sleepovers, hundreds of popsicles, swimming and camping.

When the summer was over the kids were excited to start their new school years. Charlie and Hailey started their second year of preschool while Kayla began the new adventure of kindergarten.  Kayla has been loving her school and all that she's learning.  

Halloween this year was so so fun. Charlie got his wish to be Batman, the girls were princesses and Nat was a  butterfly. Zach was adorable as Nemo.
Happy New Years to everyone! Thanks again to all our family and friends. You mean the world to us and help us more than you know.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Welcome to our family!

Hi everyone. I had to laugh when I realized what our last two posts were about. They were welcoming our sweet Natalie to our family and showing the reactions of each sibling towards her. That seemed so long ago but Natalie is now 16 months old. She is growing fast. And so that brings us to the current post; welcoming our new baby boy Zachary Bryan to the world. :)

Zachary presented us with his first cries on Friday September 3rd at 11:24 am. Both Nick and I immedately were in tears. He is such a wonderful and content little baby. Well, maybe I shouldn't say little. He came out weighing 8 lbs 15 oz! 22 in long! This kid is enormous:) Thank you to my doctor and all the medical staff that helped with his safe delivery. We are so grateful.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holy crap!

Holy crap it's been a while since the last post! Sorry. Here's whats been going on since May. Charlie has taken a liking to Natalie:) Hailey fell (again) and scratched up her face. Then Kayla followed suit jumping down a flight of stairs into the corner of the front door. Grandpa Campbell sewed her up. She was comforted only by the ER nurses putting a bandage on her doll's forehead too.

We got a new bed for Nat! She loves it.
Kayla loves her new lil' sis
Nat is bored already in her oh so hard life:)

This was at Kayla's preschool graduation. All the kids were doing a song/dance program for their parents. Kayla did NOT want to participate:) She remained still and stone-faced the entire time.

We took all the kiddos to the treehouse museum. Quite fun, but man what a handful with all 4 kids.

Ring around the rosie with Grandma
Well, sorry. I thought I could get us up to date. But this was just the month of May. More to follow soon:)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Our newest addition...

Just wanted to drop a line and tell everyone about our new little baby girl, Natalie Ann. She's 3 weeks old today and is such a wonderful baby. We have (obviously) been super busy with 4 kids under 3 1/2, so sorry it's taken us so long to update the blogs. Here's a few pics of Natalie and all the kids reactions to her :) Kayla has been so happy to finally meet her lil' sis
Proud grandmas

Hailey has been happy to have Natalie around, but still prefers her walking and talking siblings:)

Proud mama:)

Proud papa
So in love...

Yep, I think she'll keep her Not sure Charlie will though:)

Sleeping soundly

And, SO glad not to be pregnant anymore!
P.S. It's a miracle I was able to post this and include so many pictures. For the very first time ALL 4 kids are asleep at the same time!!! I'm counting my blessings!

Friday, February 20, 2009

1st post of 2009

Man, am I a slacker, or what? It only took me 6/7 weeks into the new year to actually type out a few sentences. All I can say is sorry:)
Here's the updates:
We're impatiently and excitedly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl the end of April. The pregnancy is going great.
The twins are not babies anymore, even though I still refer to them as "the babies" or "the kids".
As if Kayla was really that much older... :)
I am soooo excited that our kids are so close in age. It presents a few challenges, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Kayla is finally mostly potty-trained. She's so proud to be such a "big girl".
All in all, we are doing great and loving our life!
Here's a few pics of the kids. And yes, Nick does count as one of the kids.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Enjoying the snow

I love the first real snowfall of the season. It always makes me giddy. And it's fun that Kayla shares that same feeling. I get out with the kids to play as often as possible, but it gets tough, cuz the babies only last like 10 minutes (on a good day) Still, it's always worth it:)

Christmas outfits

Merry Christmas everyone!! Anyone who is a parent knows just how difficult it is to get family pictures with all the kids actually looking at the camera. It has NEVER happened for me. I won't give up though:) Christmas time has all the extra pressure too, with the hope of giving out cards and photos with perfectly posed kids. So... here's my best attempt.
Grandma Campbell was wonderful, as always, and bought all the grandkids some beautiful Christmas outfits. The pictures don't do them justice. I know I'm biased, but they were all so gorgeous. I feel so lucky to have such awesome kiddos.

I'll keep trying...