The Fair

Yesterday, Brynt came up with the fun idea of going to the fair. It has been several years since I have been to a fair, and I have never been to a fair in Idaho so I was excited. And I am happy to report that my excitement was not in vain, The East Idaho State Fair is pretty awesome!
So many great exhibits, there A LOT of talented people in Idaho. The art work was beautiful and inspiring, the cake decorating was incredible, the quilting was was impressive and the antiques were impeccable, (and I just realized that I subconsciously made all those words start with I… interesting).
Camberlyn’s favorite by far was the animal exhibits. Now, we already know that Cam is a farm baby because of all the many baby Einstein videos there are, the only she really enjoys is baby McDonald.  But the fair gave us a stronger idea of just how much she loves live stock. She sat and watched 30 minutes or more of the dairy cow competition… please keep in mind that she is 7 months old. At least we know what kind of toys to get her for Christmas.
To complete our fair experiance we had a smoked turkey leg and some yummy fries, because what is a day at the fair without food that is sure to get you 75% closer to a heart attack?
 It was a great day and the perfect way to start our Fall season!

August, a month of travel and exploration.

August was a great month, and I say that having had many great months in my life.
For Cam, life has really opened up. July was a little frustrating for her because she knew she wanted to crawl and couldn’t. She knew she wanted to climb and couldn’t. She knew she wanted to be able to pick things up while on her hands and knees and, well, she couldn’t… Needless to say, July was a good month but a frustrating one. Then came August and boy did the winds of change start blowing. It all started with what I like to call baby yoga. Camberlyn would get up on her hands and knees and them from there she would stand on her toes and stick her cute little baby bum up in the air, if you have ever taken yoga it was a perfect downward facing dog. Hilarious to say the least. Then she learned to do the worm, that is the best way to describe it. She would get up on her hands and knees, rock and then fall forward and then push herself back on to her hands and knees and start the whole thing over again. This was her mode of transportation for about 3 weeks and she loved it, her dreams had been realized, she could see something she wanted and go get it. I was actually starting to think that she wasn’t going to really crawl because she seemed pretty darn content doing the worm everywhere. But then on the 26th of August while we were in Arizona (more on that later), she did it! My best friend Baylee and I were talking at Brynt’s parents house, Cam had been sitting with us and then got squirmy so I put her down, and right then and there she took off crawling! That opened a whole new world of possibilities, because by the next morning she was starting to climb and pull up on things, an explorer was born. She is now into EVERYTHING, nothing escapes her curiosity. Cupboards, plants, purses, boxes, baskets, cords, books… they are all prey to Camberlyn now. I will openly admit that it has gotten a lot more challenging to keep her out of stuff, but I love it. There is honestly nothing in the world like watching a baby explore their surroundings, it is a beautiful and wonderful stage.
Also, on the 14th and 15th of August she cut her first two teeth! I honestly can’t say it was all that bad because it happened really fast, she got a little fussy and then there they were there. They are so cute, and they make her little smile even more adorable.
Now about Arizona. The main purpose of our trip was to be there for Brynt’s sister Dusti on her wedding day. We got there on Friday and spent the day with our family (his and then mine). We have amazing family, I love them all. Saturday was the wedding, so in the morning we left Cam with my mom and Dad and went to help decorate for the reception. decorating went well into the afternoon and we hardly had time to get ready for the wedding, but we managed to get it all done and get ready in time. It was a beautiful day for Matt and Dusti and I am so happy for them both. Sunday we spent with Brynt’s family and then my parents came over for dinner, which was a lot of fun. Monday we ran around a lot, we saw Grandma May, then went to lunch with my mom and Aunt Karen, saw Dusti’s new horse, then went to Bagdad to see my cousin Sunny, Aunt Lisa, Cousin Kaitlyn, Uncle Lloyd and my Dad. It was so fun to see everyone!
Tuesday was our last day and it was great. Lunch with Brynt’s parents, a visit with Grandma Kruger and then to see Grandma and Grandad Watson for dinner.
Dinner was amazing and  they just love Camberlyn to bits. She is their first great-grandbaby, and it shows! The whole evening they were amazed and awed at everything she did and just loved her to bits. It made me wish that some how Arizona and Idaho could be closer so we could see them more.
I love spending time with our family, mainly because they are all incredible, wonderful, funny, amazing people. Our time in the desert seemed to short, as it always does, but it was great!

Cam and Papa John
Grandpa Terry
Where’d the baby go?
First time riding a horse!
Great Grandma May
Bagdad Family
Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa
The ADORABLE chair that Grandad Watson made for her 🙂