Saturday, May 29, 2010

Virginia Summer Wild Flowers

We've been harvesting handfuls of these tiny delights from all over our neighborhood. Eva's favorite outdoor activity is "picka flowers." As you can see, she's got her bouquet for her room and Mummzie has her's for the sill. I love how wild our yard is, I think I'd like to keep it this way. Be gone Round Up! You have no place here!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My sprout grows...


As my Sprout grows, she's become much more independent. She hardly likes to be touched half the time due to wanting to try everything on her own. From perfecting her ice cream cone skills to road testing all Mummzie's shoes, it's always "Eba DO IT!" While I'm glad for the switch, she's now not nearly as fearful of her world, her free-spirited ways do bring out the "Eva Diva." Just today, Daddy and I were taking turns encouraging her to finish a last bite of banana, but Eva wasn't interested in her fruit. It must have been too much for her to have both of us telling her to "munch-munch," for she let out a primal yell, closed her eyes, and threw her head back like she was asleep. This method of "shutting out the world" (seen here ) is a favorite diversion from obedience, and unfortunately for this learning young mother, it makes me laugh every time! Which is SO not helpful when one little eye peeks open to see if her "trainer" has given up on The Great Last Bite of Food Battle. Ah, well, I'll learn, and I hope she will too somewhere in there.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eva Quote of the week...

Helping Daddy get his morning cup a' Joe. Mmm, fresh ground beans.

After going pee pee on the potty for the first time, Mummzie showed Eva her "good work" and congratulated her. "Hooray! You did a good job, Girly! Look, look in the potty and see!"

Eva looked and gasped, "Oh! Eva made coffee!"

I guess the coffeemaker she watches every morning "tinkles" too.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Eva turned 2 on Thursday. We didn't make a big deal out of it, but all her friends did! We did start the day with a dozen balloons and presents before breakfast tho...

Yay! First purse!

And Blues Clues "pack-pack."

Her purse came with a little group of Sesame Street buddies.

Then Ms. Patti arrived with a bag full of party!
(You'll note she (Patti) didn't even make it to the door before she was greeted...hence the outdoor party.)

Love you, Ms. Patti!

Then, it was a party at the Delages (like always) when we went over for babysitting.
But this time there were presents!

E liked her gifts.

But the best part was all the cards from buddies!

"See, it says, 'Eva love Faith.' right dere."

Mommy did make her girl a "cakie." (cake cookie)

Most were delighted with it...

...others thot it was so-so....

...none of it lasted long!

My girl is a blessed girl. Hapi birthday, Eva!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Garden (digging) Party

Planning our garden...
"This spot looks good."

Diggin' the plot out. (that's not our boat)

The crew... what is Eva doing?

Workin' hard!

She loved "Diggin wit Daddy. So hard!"

"Gettin' sweddy!"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cuatro De Mayo! (a Campbell family tradition)

As some of you closer to us are aware, we Campbells are known for enjoying the celebrations of (or making up) obscure holidays; there was National Waffle Day, National Pancake Day, National Canned Food Month (all legit!), all deserving of proper observation, as is...

Celebrating Cuatro de Mayo has been a family tradition since we've been a family. (See previous years here 2008, 2009. ) As you can see, each year it has only gotten bigger, so this year's Cuatro couldn't fail to do so! The fiesta began shortly after sunup with a steaming plate of Huevos Rancheros (Salsa Eggs, gag.). Soon after followed a lunch out at Chili's and then later a spicy supper of cheesey nachos. Throughout the glorious day we rolled a lot of our "r"s and sang the Mexican hat song... and prayed in Spanish over our comida. (just kidding on that last one, but maybe next year...)


Chica, Senor, y Senora Campbell

Chipotle Chicken Nachos... oh yeah.
Yay nachos! Yay Mexico!