Well, gracious. Other than my coupon rant that took about 5 minutes to write, it's been a while since I've updated the blog. Let's see if I can play a little catch up. Hold on to your hats, though ... this has the potential to be all over the place.
Let's start with the Friday before Halloween. If you remember this post you know we don't have the best luck when it comes to finding/keeping pediatricians. I shared in that post that we decided to follow the doctor we found here in town to her new practice in Charlotte, because we loved her so much. As we were checking in to see her for Ella's 4 month appt. we were informed by the receptionist that our doctor had already left the practice after 2 months to go into full-time hospital practice. What!?! No mention of this when you called to remind us of our appointment yesterday? I almost had a crying fit right there in the waiting room.
Fast forward a few weeks, and we've now switched the girls over to my sister's pediatrician, who I really like. Good thing since we've been burning up the road back and forth to her office in the past week. Last Thursday I took Ella, because she had some yucky, goopy eyes. Virus. On Monday, we were back again, because she quit taking all of her bottles. Ear infection. But, wait - we're not finished yet! Back again yesterday, and the poor baby now has croup. And, bless her heart, you'd never know she was sick. That sweet little angel has just smiled and smiled and smiled through all of these sicknesses. I just love that baby.
Halloween. Camryn dressed up as an angel for Bible character night at AWANA. Then we had her school's fall carnival. And, finally, she dressed up as Princess Belle for our church's carnival. She was definitely a beauty, and so excited to get all dolled up.
Playing games ... this kid would dominate at Plinko if she ever made it on The Price Is Right!
A little Cornhole
Camryn and her other princess friend, Abby
We didn't dress Ella up this year. That poor baby is so hot-natured, we figured she would have pitched a fit if we tried to put some hot costume on her. She did sport her Halloween pj's and bib, courtesy of Grandma!
Between the school and church carnivals, you would not believe the amount of candy Camryn came home with! More than anyone in this house needed to eat. So, I took a cue from something I've heard that some dentists do, and I paid our daughter to give away her candy! That's right ... I gave her a big bag and told her she could keep as much of her candy as she wanted. BUT, if she decided to give any away, I would pay her $1 for every pound of candy she got rid of. Believe me, it was a win/win situation. She kept plenty of candy which she's still working her way through and made $3.50 for what she gave away!
Once November rolled around, they also had to wear their cute fall dresses to church.
Earlier in the month, Chick-fil-A sponsored a Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Oh so cute! Jason had to RSVP, and there was a hostess station and table service that night. Precious.
Headed out on their date
Camryn came home with lots of cute freebies, including a coupon for a free kids meal. Gotta love that Chick-Fil-A!
Have I mentioned how much these two love each other?
The two of them cuddled up watching TV. I know, I am awful. I let my 4 month old watch TV ... something I would have NEVER let Camryn do as a 4 month old. Oh, how times change.