Friday, May 21, 2010

It's a's a plane...

It's a mobile!
Cameron loves the birdies and butterflies flying above his swing. Much of the time he spends in the swing is spent with his head arched back and making faces at his friends above. What a cutie pie!

Gadgets and Gizmos a Plenty

Brick's grandparents are moving to a new house and they decided to have a garage sale to rid their house of things they didn't need or didn't want to pack up and take with them.

So grandma told us to come over and take whatever we wanted before the big day. I was so glad that we did. It felt like Christmas! I got so many free things that I was excited about!

I got quite a few designer purses, not sure if they are all real but I love them all anyways.

I got two Burberry's (one of which I am pretty sure is real), a Liz Claiborne, a Volcom, a Gucci backpack, and a Louis Vuitton.

I also got a few odds and ends like a cute children's book, some comfy plush slippers, a belgian waffle maker and a Baby Bee Burt's Bees starter kit with lots of fun stuff for Cameron to use.

Brick took these little Friar Tuck figurines that he has loved since he was a little boy. I think they are a little funny looking but I guess if he wants to keep them in his office in the new house then that's fine with me. They are actually a little pitcher for cream and a sugar container.

These beauties are some old vintage suitcases we found. I am not sure if we will use them or not, but I thought they could be used for some cool photo ops.

And last but not least, the real reason we went to his grandparents, were to get these. They are old (and a little beat up) instruments.

They actually look really cool in the ceiling cut outs in his grandparents house, which is what we will be using them for when we move to our new house. There is a violin, a cello, a french horn, and some other kind of brass instrument (sorry I am not versed in instrumentese). There is also this Beethoven bust that was kind of cool.

All in all, we came upon a lot of cool stuff. Stuff that would have cost us a lot more money if we had bought it ourselves, as well. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Goodman for making it a fun night and for all the treasures we found!

Hey Bert!

As some of you know, Brick's first name is Bert. He comes from a long line of Bert's. His dad is Bert, his grandpa is Bert, his great grandpa is Bert, and his great great grandpa is Bert. That's... (if you counted them) yes five Berts!

Well most of the nine months of my pregnancy, once we knew we were having a boy, Brick was torn on whether he wanted to pass the tradition down for a sixth time. Mom was not happy about it, but I learned to live with it once he decided to name little Cameron, Bert.

So Brick's dad is missing from this picture, but here is three generations of Bert. Bert Preston Randall, Bert Brickford Randall, and last but not least Bert Cameron Randall. Geeze, will the church's family history center hate us!

Mikey's Piano Recital

My younger brother Mikey has been taking piano lessons from Brick's grandma, Garna. This is the first time he has taken lessons and has only been doing it for three months.

He loves taking the lessons and has caught on really quickly. Yesterday was his first recital and he did phenomenally well. He even knows how to play crossing his hand over the other. Not to mention he had the entire piece memorized. We couldn't have been prouder.

We are so lucky to have Mikey in our family and are glad that he was willing to share his talent with us!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cameron's Baby Photoshoot

So we got Cameron's baby pictures back and can't choose which we look best, they are all so fantastic! Thanks so much to Robin for her great work, we will cherish these forever! Click any of the images to go to the full gallery.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I love that Cameron is beginning to be a bit more alert and responsive. We haven't seen much of his eyes these first few weeks so I just thought this picture was just too cute not to share.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Today is Brick's and my 4th year anniversary. It's crazy to think we have been married that long and together for even longer. So much has changed in the past year. We were sealed in the temple, moved to a new house, moved our businesses, got pregnant, had a baby.... the list goes on.

But I guess all I really want to say is how grateful I am for Brick and all the things he does for our family. He is such a hard worker and great provider for our family. I am so appreciative of all the many hours he works and still makes the time to help around the house and help with Cameron. I could not have asked for a better husband. He keeps me grounded and is always there to calm me down when I am stressed or overwhelmed. He is an amazing father and wonderful husband. I am looking forward to the many years we will have together and the experiences our family will have with each other,

Chunky Monkey

Cameron had his second pediatric appointment today. His last one was a weeks and a half ago and he has gained almost a pound! I had no idea that babies grew that quickly. I have noticed though the past few days that he is looking a little heavier around the middle. He is now 8 pounds 12.5 oz and is measuring at 21.5 inches. He is in the 48th percentile for weight and 77th  percentile for height. I don't know if I am quite ready for my baby to be growing this fast. I  wanted him to stay little forever!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Things have been great since we have been home from the hospital. A little challenging, yes, but completely worth it. Everyone tried to warn us how hard it is having a newborn, and scoffed at me when I said that I thought it would be easier than pregnancy. I think I was right. Having a newborn is tiring but man, am I sure glad that I am not pregnant anymore.

We have been very fortunate that Cameron doesn't really cry. We have only heard him really cry a few times since being home. He fusses every so often but overall he is a great baby. I hope I am not totally jinxing myself. I guess it's totally possible as well that I am still in the "honeymoon" period and am just so gaga over him that I don't notice that I get very little sleep and very little time to myself. Just yesterday, I had a baby shower to go to, and I was just thrilled when he slept for the three straight hours and I didn't have to worry about a fussy baby that needed to be fed or changed while in the middle of a crowd.

We are planning on having him blessed the fast [1st] Sunday in June and would love all to make it. We are so excited to have him as a member of our family. Even though he has only been here for two weeks, it is hard for me to remember what it was really like without him and how we ever lived without him in the first place.