28 January 2017

Pooh Bear Shirt

This is from a few months back -

My dad picked up this really cute pooh bear shirt in disney land in paris and it was just so perfect for our little bear. He loved it too.

(Apparently it's been too long since i've blogged...I can't remember how to rotate images).

Halloween 2016

Halloween this year, with this little bear, was the best. Cameron and I were set on him being pooh bear, because we call him crew bear constantly. We found the perfect costume at Babies-R-Us. It was fluffy and so warm. Plus, he looked so stinking cute. 

I got to take him to trick or treat at my office that afternoon and then we came home to see all of our baby friends. Our neighborhood has so many little babies - it's the best. We tried to gather up all the babies from our street (missing baby shade) and it was such a TASK to get them to all look and stay put. Honestly, it didn't happen. Haha. 

We also had to take a picture with baby K (minnie). She's crew's little girlfriend. They're 2 weeks apart and are going to be the best of friends. 

We had a lot of fun with our baby bear <3 p="">

16 January 2017

2016 Philly & New York City

While Cam was on his mission the groundbreaking for the Philadelphia Temple took place. Cameron made it a goal to go back to Philly for the dedication of the temple. Fast forward to 2016 and we made the trek out. It was Crew's first flight and I was TERRIFIED. He's been a rough baby, or, at least he had been to that point (now he's doing much better). Anyways, I spent a lot of time reading tricks and tips for flying with babies and found a few things that really helped like bringing a large pillow for baby to sleep on durning the flight and making sure you fee baby on take of and landing so baby's ears don't hurt. Turns out, though, that Crew did great! He must like flying and traveling. 

We flew in to Philly on a red eye and immediately drove up to Scranton, PA for the day. We visited some of Cameron's old areas. I LOVE visiting his mission with him. It makes him so happy. We had lunch at Revelos in Old Forge, which is supposedly the pizza capitol of the world. It was literally the best pizza I've ever had. After 4 years of hearing cameron claim that it was the best, I confirmed that he was right. 

The next day we visited the Wocijikis in the morning. Don't worry, crew threw up on their new house carpet to make sure they remember him. It was so fun to meet them! We had a great visit. That afternoon we drove to the city and saw the beautiful temple. It was breath taking. We took a tour. The inside is very 'colonial' style, which I love considering the history within Philly. There was even a beautiful painting of the founding fathers signing the constitution within the temple. It was so beautiful. I loved walking around the temple with my little family. It was a great chance to slow down and be grateful for all that I have. Cameron teared up as we left the temple. This city and these people mean so much to him and the temple is the cherry on top to his favorite city. 

The next day we decided to head up to NYC. We did everything. The statue of liberty, trinity church (because alexander hamilton is buried there), wall street, broadway, time square, the 9/11 memorial, grand central station, and so much more! We got lost trying to navigate the subways back to our hotel in NJ and we had to lug the stroller up more flights of stairs than anyone should EVER have to carry that thing up. But the city was amazing. It was surreal to visit a place that we've seen on tv and in pictures so many times. Standing in time square was insane. Crew really loved all the lights and sounds. Once again, he was an angel baby. He made so many friends on the ferry, subway, and just on the street. It was so fun to experience the city with my boys. 

2016 Christmas Pictures

We had some last minute family pictures taken this year because Kali Poulsen was offering mini sessions and I'm obsessed with her photography. We got semi dressed up and had a quick session. Crew Bear was PERFECT. I kind of think he likes getting his pictures taken (which is good news considering...).

While we were waiting for our turn to shoot Crew did what he does best - threw up all over my dress. It was the worst. He has a special talent for throwing up on me at the worst times. I survived and the pictures still turned out super cute.

This year I don't think Cameron and Crew will be game for as many family pictures, so I'll have to just cherish these.

Rub a Dub Dub, Crew Bear's in the Tub

When we were building our house cameron and I completely disagreed about the back splash. I was too cheap and felt like it wasn't necessary at all, but cameron wanted it SO badly, so he won. Fast forward two and a half years, I'm still in love with it.

Crew crew loves bath time. After work today he had a snack and made a huge mess, so we did a quickey bath in the sink. I've been wanting to get a few pictures of him in the sink taking a bath (because, pinterest). So, I made him take a sink bath so that I could take the pictures. I had to do the dishes first, ugh, but they were worth it. The bath lasted a total of 5 minutes, but it was fine. 

I sure love this little bear.