Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Making Brownies

I just had to post some pictures of Cam helping me make brownies today. He was in heaven! So, let the truth be known. Cameron is almost 18 months old and it hasn't been until the past week that I've let him sit on the counter while I cook. I know what you're all thinking, so let me explain. I've had a hard time in the past putting him up there because I'm a freak when it comes to messes, kids are oblivious to messes and I am definitely not. Yes, call me anal, I'll admit it, I can't handle messes. Lately I've been trying very hard to just get over it and worry about cleaning up later. I'm pretty proud of myself, Cameron has been on the counter numerous times within the past week helping me out, yes, he gets food everywhere however, I've been totally calm and have reminded myself that everything can be cleaned and if it can't oh well. I decided to document this brownie event to show everyone that by the end of this whole process Cam was a mess, the counter was a mess, but hey, it wasn't too bad to clean up, stripping kids down and throwing their clothes into the washing machine isn't such a big deal, right?

I've got to explain the BSU jersey too. Cameron loves balls, especially this Boise State football that Rod got me for Christmas. The ball is bright orange and Cam loves to throw it around. Well, for some reason, when Cam catches a glimpse of this jersey in his closet, he points at it and says, "ball, ball" until I get it down for him and put it on him and then all day, when he notices that he has that shirt on, he pulls at it and says, "ball, ball". What a goofy kid, but I sure do love him! For those of you who might not know, Rod is a die hard BSU football fan so whenever he comes home from work and Cam has his BSU jersey on, Rod just melts, he loves that his little man is well on his way to becoming a fan himself. GO BSU!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

A Visit to The River

We had a great day on Saturday. We tried to stay busy and it seemed to work. We spent the first part of the afternoon swimming at my parents house, Cam loves the water these days. Later in the evening we headed up to the MIddle Fork of the Boise River with Blake, Kim and Allie. It was so much fun. The water was warm and shallow enough to walk all the way across so we carried our dinner,some lawn chairs and the kids to a sandy bar along the opposite side of the river. Everyone had such a great time playing around in the water and sand. You've gotta love cleaning off those sandy little bums!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Some Pictures of Cam

Since Cameron is taking a nap, and nap time seems to be my only time to get anything done these days, I've decided that today I better make time to add some pictures to my blog. I've had too much house cleaning and laundry to do this week to find any other time. I love to look at pictures on all of my friends blogs so I thought I better reciprocate.


Well, I had my ultrasound yesterday to determine the sex of our child and of course, just my luck, they couldn't tell what it was! The baby was face down with it's butt up towards my sternum. We tried everything to get the baby to flip around, nothing worked, not drinking orange juice or rolling over on my sides, nothing. Not only were we not able to see whether it was a boy or a girl, we weren't even able to see the babies face, for some reason I'm a little worried about that. For those of you who have experienced this before, you'll understand, it's hard to explain how big of a let down this is. You hear about this happening so often to others, but that's exactly it, this happens to others, not to me. Now Rod and I don't know what to do. It's almost anti-climatic at this point, we almost feel like we don't want to know now and on top of that, if we really want to know, it'll cost us $350 (insurance only covers one ultrasound). Is it really worth it, we already know that the baby is healthy and doing well, we really are considering just waiting it out. Who knows give me a few weeks and I could totally change my mind. There is another option if we wanted, I did just hear from a friend that we can go to one of those Fetal Fotos places for about $85, I don't know, maybe it'd be more fun to wait it out!! What do you think?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's About Time, Right?!?

Well, after months and months of reading everyone else's blogs we've finally decided we needed one of our own. So, here's to the beginning of "The Givens Family Blog"! Hope you'll enjoy.