Friday, December 19, 2008

Campbell Thanksmas/Christgiving 2008

As is tradition, we headed down to Richmond for the annual celebration
of Campbell family holidays.

Here we find the Clan heartily enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. Eva wondered why she wasn't getting any turkey bird. Cousin Ainsley (in the hat) sure liked hers!

Cousin Nate-Dawg (Nathan) really liked meeting Eva.
"Look how gentle I am with the nice baby, Mommy!"
Eva endured... erm, enjoyed many love pats that week.

Girly cousins playing.
(Note my child's delightful "rat-tail" as her father calls it)

Eva receiving more affection from her new buddy.
(that hand was just previously in his mouth...)

A "spittle-hawk" designed by Nate-Dawg 
(note Uncle Aa-ron's foot petting her head)

Oh, the comfort of Grammy!

Bumpa love.

"He gets me."

Playing outside. "Me rockin' my Bloomsburg T, Mommy!"

Adam with Ainsley and ity-bity Eva playing ball.

Adam getting some sweet air! (my how graceful we are)

Getting a cousin photo taken.

"Monkey" Uncle Drew makes everyone laugh.

After Thanksmas, two days later comes Chrisgiving!
Eva loved the wrapping paper more than the presents.

Chrisgiving tastes so good!

Nate-Dawg took good care of Eva all week.
Since we began at the table, it's only appropriate to end there with the Campbell Clan eating 5 Pork Christmas Brunch. With the Campbells, it begins and ends with good food!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Feed the Geese, Daddy!" (October)

The geese...

...their food...

...and the enthusiastic geese-feeders!
Mommy showing Eva how to toss stale bread.
(I apologize for my sweatpants. After seeing this picture, I swore never to wear them in public again. You may not be bothered by them, but I know my sister is shuddering at her computer desk. Sorry, Eli!)

My favorite people

Autumn Adventures

5 Months Old Eva and the Pumpkins

All was fine and fun...

... then someone took a tumble!

...which was very scary... pumpkin fun was over.

Our Capital Adventure: "PC in D.C." Oct. 18th, 2008

The group headed up to Lincoln's place.

And some abandoned socks we found there.

(They looked toddler-size to me... that would make sense.)

Adam hangin' with Lincoln. (notice the camera on the corner of the building... I think that is Dick Cheney keeping an eye on us.)

An unimpressed Eva ...

...and a beautiful day.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

At Long Last!

The new (free! oh my gosh!) computer has arrived! Praise God! Praise God!
Here she is. We call her New-Dellie. Isn't she beautiful?
After donating some of his "organs" to help Dellie live a better life, Frankenputer is going to the recycling center. He did good for us while he was our PC. Farewell, Frank and thanks J P-trizzle for him.

(Yes, many Campbell adventures from the last 2 months will be posted soon!)


So, before I got our computer sick, I was going to tell you all about our "Skeeter." Here is a picture of him, well, what's left of him.

That's the print he left on the bathroom wall after I ended him. I think it's kinda pretty.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Real Celebrity Baby Names

For Reba, Kristin, and Sweet-Meg, in case you all needed any baby name ideas:
Little Pixie Geldof
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof
Fifi-Trixibelle Geldof - Bob Geldof & Paula Yates

Audio Science Clayton - Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton

Bluebell Madonna Haliwell - Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence - Michael Hutchence & Paula Yates

Moxie Crimefighter Jillette - Penn & Emily Jillette

Tallulah Pine LeBon - Simon LeBon & Yasmine

Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee - Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf

Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp - John Mellencamp & Elaine Irwin

Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale - Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale

Poppy Honey Oliver
Daisy Boo Oliver - Jamie Oliver & Juliette Norton

Banjo Patrick Taylor - Rachel Griffiths & Patrick Taylor

Diva Muffin Zappa
Moon Unit Zappa
Ian Donald Calvin Euclid "Dweezil" Zappa - Frank & Gail Zappa
(FYI: Sweet-Meg does not refer to darling Mrs. Meg Kittrell who already had her perfect baby girl. Lest there be any confusion!)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

While we wait for our new computer, here's some pics

One with the cousins this Thanksgiving.
Ainsley holding Laina, Cailin holding Eva, and 'Nate-Dawg' just hangin' out.
" Mommy, look at me play!"
"Scrumptious leaf!"

Wearing her Bloomsburg T.

Just silliness.
(Look at my child's "Popeye" arms!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why we love her...

Look at that face! It's no wonder she stops grocery store traffic... what a keeper!

I think this is a Laina smile. See you soon, lil cuz!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Workin' those legs

(i know, it's hard to read the words in the video, quality is low, sorry. that's all the computer seems to be able to do right now.)


I'm fearing an early crawler...Her great-Grandmama got the idea into E's head. But I'm just not ready to baby-proof the condo and vacuum more than once in a while yet! 

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Adam let me use his computer, it's his day off, and I'm not playing catch-up on this weeks chores, so I've got the time to load these... and because Mimi (my momma) needs more of her girls... 

October 5th

November 2nd

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Half-Birthday, Eva!

Go ahead, skip to the pictures....

6 Month Percentiles (for all the mommies out there): 17lbs. 2oz. (75%), 25.5in. long (50%)
Another month flies by! It's amazing to me to think that our little Evangeline has been around for half a year now! God is so kind to entrust Adam and I with this precious gift for so many joy-filled months. Time has flown! Sorry that I can't post more pictures. The computer can only hold so much data at one time. (but a new one is on the way soon! praises!)
The past 4 weeks have been fun-filled ones for sure! Eva is an ever-changing, ever-learning little pip-squeak. And so joyful too! Whenever Mommy and E have an outing, she's flirting with everyone. People can't believe how friendly she is. One lady in the post office came up to me and said, "Please, please can I just talk to her a minute? My day could really use some cheering-up." And two weeks ago we were in the grocery store (her favorite place to make new friends) checking out and Eva babbled and squealed at the elderly gentleman behind us. When we were done, he told Eva, "I'm very glad we met, happy young lady. This was a nice talk." Another gentleman, after being offered a very gummy grin from my girl, opened his wife's book bag he was holding and asked to borrow her.
I'm amazed at how aware of people and things she is and how much she figures out. At her young age she's already learning to look for a lost object, sit on her own (tho we still have our tumbles!), roll over and over again, and is even trying to scoot! It's ridiculously funny. She tries with her legs but not her arms, so what ends up happening is she scoots (for only a second) on her chin or forehead - tripod style! I'm afraid she's going to need some help or some more practice to figure this one out. Plus, I can't have her rubbing off all her newly grown-in copper hair!!
Another silly thing about my girl is that she almost always has to have her hands out to the sides as if to say, "Tada! I'm Eva! I'm here!" Cracks. me. up. People are always commenting on her "Whatever." hands. She's good at mimicking too. If you'd like to hear her screech, most days all you need to do is offer her one of your own and she'll respond. (This also goes for bubble-blowing, and Yum!) I think she gets her talkative nature from her dad...
We've had a lot of fun times and seen some people we love and done exciting stuff in the past (nearly) two months and, yes, I've been taking pictures. I promise a series of postings of what we've been up to as soon as the new computer is up and running, but until then, this is it for now.
In her new tu-tu from Great-Grandma Hawkins
I think she looks like her Uncle Evan and my Momma when they were little in this one below.
Sitting-up like a big girl at the family dinner table. (Good-night Moon on the menu)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Go Carolina!

I miss watchin' my guys.


Go Panthers!