Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from our family to yours!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Friday!

So little Kenna is doing her best to grow up. She's cruising along the furniture now, and more often than not, we find her standing up. She's mastered her real crawl, and has even learned to crawl fast. Of course when she wants more speed, she knows to do her army crawl, but she doesn't do that too often. We bought her a little play table & chairs for her room, and she loves to play on them. This is a short video of Kenna acting like a big girl, as she sits at her table and attempts to read one of her favorite books. She's closing in on the 10 month mark, and we find ourselves asking, "where has the time gone?" Enjoy, Happy Friday, and Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

4th Annual Camero Christmas Party

The 4th Annual Camero Christmas party was yet another success, and it appeared that a great time was had by all. Enz & I worked furiously into Saturday afternoon to get everything in order before the party began, and I commended her on a job well done! This year, the dynamic of the party seemed to have changed a little, for obvious reasons. A few people even mentioned that there were more kids & less drinking this year than previous years. Ain't that the truth!

This year, we had a visit from the jolly old fat man himself, Santa Claus, and what a treat that was! Almost all of the kids were a bit apprehensive of Santa, and a few even chose not to sit on his lap. The ones that were brave enough to sit on his lap, had the blank stare of confusion or fear on their faces. One brave little soul, Emily Mock, was the first one to encounter Santa, and seemed to be in awe of his presence. She couldn't believe he was in front of her, in the flesh, and she rattled off the list of toys that she wanted for Christmas! Elliott was another brave one, although it took a little more convincing to get him to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what he wanted. All in all, Santa's visit was a fun experience, and I suspect that it will become a tradition as this group of kids grows older.

Santa and Makenna

Santa and Emily

Santa and Elliott

Santa and Brianna

Santa and Kevan

Santa and Kaelyn

Santa and Jake

Santa and Grace

Sunday, December 16, 2007

No longer Phinless....

It took 15 weeks. but the Phins finally pulled it off! Not like it really matters anyway, just thought I'd post this for the heck of it. Way to not make this the first 0-16 season ever! I guess that is cause for celebration, right?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Happy Friday!!!

Just a short video to showcase Makenna's newly found cruising abilities. She's been pretty active as of late, and has been really trying daddy's patience with her curiosity. I guess I can't get mad, I'll just have to learn to deal with it! As she becomes more and more mobile, we find ourselves needing to become more aware of all of our surroundings to make sure she doesn't get into too much trouble. Eventually she'll learn what she can and can't do, but until then, its all about trial and error. Happy Friday!

Our little big girl...

Little Makenna isn't so little anymore! Her appointment went well yesterday, aside from the flu shot & blood test, she handled everything like a trooper. She didn't really care for the shots, then again, what kid does? The blood test wouldn't have been so bad, but I think Kenna was bothered by the finger squeezing action. Anyway, here are Kenna's new measurements: she is 28 inches long, which puts her in the 70th percentile for height, and she weighs 21 pounds, which puts her in the 75th percentile for weight. Her dome measured around 44.5 cm (big head=big brain). The doctor said she looked really good and that she's thinned out substantially from her last appointment. She was previously in the 95th percentile for weight, so all that cardio she's been doing has been paying off! This weekend she gets to attend her very first Camero Christmas party, so that should be tons of fun for the not so little one!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Another Hump Day

Here's a short video clip of Makenna as she enjoys a Christmas toy she has. She was initially afraid of it when she first got it, but now she loves to wave her hands and "dance" to the melody! What a ham!

She has a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so we'll be able to find out just how much the little stinker weighs! We know she's gone through a considerable growth spurt as of late because we can't hold her for too long without our arms getting tired!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Jerry junior?

If the news hasn't already gotten to you, its official, we're having a boy! We finally shared the news with our family this past weekend, and the news was well received. This time around, it was pretty much unanimous, and almost everyone guessed correctly. We feel so blessed and want to share the news with everyone. It seems that I'm following in my father's footsteps with the "girl first, boy second." At this point in time, we're not sure whether we'll call it quits and stop at two. For now, we'll just enjoy the current size of our little family and see what the future holds!

Of course Kenna doesn't understand what it means to be a big sister just yet. She'll probably be confused when her little brother is here, but at the same time we know she'll be excited. There'll be another baby around 24/7 for her to play with! I'm sure we'll get great use from our cameras in the coming years!

Friday, December 07, 2007

I'm 9 months old today!

Today is Kenna's 9 month birthday, and she just keeps on changing. She's really into her independence, although I never thought I'd be saying that at 9 months old! She's gotten the hang of standing up on her own, and we always catch her in the upright position. The pace of her crawl has quickened, and she knows that she'll move faster if she uses her army crawl. Now she's getting pretty daring, and we find her standing up and balancing without holding onto anything. She's had her share of spills, but unless it looks or sounds really bad, we try not to react in a way that'll make her a sissy. Hehehe, just kidding!

We've seen her take a few steps, but that's while she was still holding onto the couch. She's also mastered going from the standing position to the sitting position. Its funny to watch her balance and then bend at the waist so that gravity pulls her down on her butt, and then its business as usual. This kid is going to make a great big sister with her care-free attitude and persistence!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Baby Coconut

So our appointment went well yesterday, and the doctor said that everything looks fine. They were able to determine the sex of Baby Coconut, and once we share the news with our families this weekend, we'll share with the rest of the world. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Hump Day!

Well, today's the day we've been waiting for. This afternoon we find out the sex of Baby Coconut! While we're both very excited, I've said it before that we're also very nervous. Kenna just carries on because it's obvious that she's too young to understand what's really going on. I'm sure that once she actually gets to see & touch her baby brother or sister, things will change a little. She'll have her very own playmate, someone she can be a role model to, or someone she can beat up on! Either way, things are changing in the Camero household... Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Makenna's attempt at clapping

This weekend was a fun one for little Makenna. We took her to the mall so she could meet Santa Claus. As expected, she didn't have any problem with him, and was able to sit on his lap without any issues. I think she was into his beard because she just kept on staring at him, trying to figure him out. Santa thought he could get her to laugh and smile by bouncing her on his knee, but I think that scared her a bit. She started to whine a little, but didn't cry much. Its ok though, because now we're hoping she won't be afraid when she sees Santa again. It turned out for the best.

We've been working on teaching Makenna how to clap her hands, and this short video clip shows what she's learned. Its not a full on clap, but you'll be able to see that she knows what we're asking of her. Its kind of like her army crawl, not quite a crawl but it gets her where she wants to go. With her clapping, she's only going through the motions, no clapping sound just yet. Won't be long though, since this girl seems to be a really quick learner!

On a side note, we'll be finding out the sex of Baby Coconut this Wednesday afternoon. Can't wait!!