Monday, June 27, 2016
I am excited too, but nervous. Moving into the home we built is different this time. Jeff said he feels the same. I think because of how everything happened the last time we built when we thought it was forever, we are just a little hesitant to let ourselves become attached to our new house. I don't know if that even makes sense, but I can't think of a better way to explain it. Don't get me wrong, we are soooooo happy about our new house, but it's hard to let ourselves be totally happy and secure.
Caimbree got a new dress for he birthday from Grandma H. She was beyond thrilled to wear it and she looked so adorable. She wanted us to call her princess and Savanna was so funny because she kept saying, "I'm the guy chasing the princess!" She would run after Caimbree and Caimbree was laughing so hard. They have the most hilarious little friendship.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I know he probably doesn't always feel how much we love and appreciate him, or even notice everything he does for our family, but we most definitely do!
*We notice that you get up to go to work an hour earlier than you need to be there just so you can get home an hour earlier to spend time with the girls.
*We notice that you are up later than everyone in the house working on your MBA...just to make our lives better.
*We notice how you include the girls in whatever project you are doing around the house, even though it takes twice as long.
*We notice that you are handy and can fix just about anything and that takes so much stress off of everyone else.
*We notice how excited you get to see the girls everyday and we notice that you don't take anytime for yourself when you get home.
*We notice how you never complain when you don't feel well or have a hard day.
*We notice that you want to make every moment you have home busy and fun. You get us out of the house and out of the routine.
*We notice that you are involved in every single aspect of the girls' lives from dance to reading to school to sports to playing whatever princess game they want to talk to you about.
*We notice that your needs are often unmet because you are too busy making sure that ours are being met.
We love you so much and we know that you are the best dad and husband we could ever ask for!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
*Caimbree is almost always happy. She has always been that way. She is easy going and is happy to go along with whatever we are doing.
*She is super observant and in social settings, she is very quiet but is taking everything in and watching everyone's every move.
*Caimbree makes the most hilarious faces, especially when she is surprised, excited, or trying to tell us a story.
*She watches every single thing her sisters do and copies them...good and bad. She repeats the things they say and tries to play games exactly how she sees them playing.
*She calls Savanna "Wanna" and says Heidi's name perfectly.
*Absolutely LOVES books. She loves to be read to and she loves to read on her own. We love listening to her read. She could read for hours.
*Caimbree learns things very quickly. She has an excellent memory and I wish I had more time to work with her one on one with letters because I know she would learn them really fast.
*The older girls often fight over who gets to play with Caimbree. She is adored by all of us. The girls get so excited when I get her out of bed in the morning and smother her with hugs and kisses and "Well good morning baby girl!! I'm so happy to see you!"
*Caimbree plays so cute with Heidi and Savanna. With Heidi she is happy to follow whatever Heidi wants to play and with Savanna they are often giggling or chasing each other around.
*She is by far the biggest daddy's girl we have ever had and Jeff absolutely loves it. She gets sooooo excited when he gets home from work and she is always looking for him and talking about him. She calls herself "daddy's buddy" from time to time.
*Caimbree would live on the four wheeler if we let her.
*She would also live outside if we let her. She loves to be on the trampoline and the swingset and throws such a fit when it is time to come in.
*She tolerates swimming much more than her older sisters.
*She is very obedient and quick to comply. If she thinks she is in trouble, she gets very upset.
*Before nap and bed, she always says, "Rock me, mama?" How could you ever say no to that request? It is my absolute favorite time with her and I hope she wants me to rock her for a long, long time.
*She is at the parrot stage and repeats everything everyone says and we love hearing her little voice.
*Caimbree absolutely loves to make people laugh. If she gets a laugh, she plays it up.
*Since the girls are into knock knock jokes, she is too and it is so cute to hear her little voice say, "Who's there?" and then fake laugh when she thinks the joke is over.
*Calls herself "Caim-ee". We call her Caim-ee, Rae Rae, and Caimb.
*She is at the independent stage and wants to do everything herself and gets frustrated when she can't.
*It's almost impossible to get a good picture of her lately.
*Her hair is kind of wavy at the bottom, but I am pretty sure it will be straight.
*Most people comment on her bright blue eyes.
*Super, super shy. She often covers her face when people she doesn't know talk to her, or hides behind my legs.
*She loves to play doctor and playing doctor or kitchen with her are my favorite games to play with her. She is so cute checking the stuffed animals and gives them all kisses.
*She loves to play with people, but she is totally content to play on her own and is very good at entertaining herself.
*Likes to talk to people on the phone and especially facetime people.
*Loves to snuggle and is quick to give hugs and kisses.
*Tries to be a part of whatever Heidi and Savanna are talking about and it is so cute. If she doesn't know what they are talking about we will often hear her say, "What Wanna? What Heidi?"
*She is a fairly good sleeper, but there are times she gets up once and needs to be snuggled for a minute. I think she gets nightmares from time to time but it's hard to know for sure.
Caimbree is just so.much.fun! We love her little personality and cannot imagine what life would be like without her in our family. She brings all of us so much happiness. We love you Caimbree Rae, and we are having a blast watching you grow!
After church we had dinner, ate cake, and opened presents. She was so excited about all of it!
Happy Birthday, Caimbree Rae!