Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Camilla's baptism

Camilla was baptized on October 22, 2011.  She looked like an angel.  It was a very happy day.  Grandpa and Grandma Wynder and Grandma King came for her baptism.  Grandma King gave the baptism talk and Grandma Wynder gave the Holy Ghost talk.  

Friday, October 14, 2011

Camilla's luau birthday party

Camilla wanted a luau for a birthday party.  It was supposed to be a swim party, but it rained and we were unable to go to the pool.  She had a fun time anyways with her friends.  She had a flip flop cake and gave out candy leis as the party favor.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Black raspberry and cherry pickin'

Last year and this year we have ventured to Hartland Orchard in Markham, VA for cherry and black raspberry picking.  The orchard is about an hour from our house.  This year we had to pay an entrance fee to get to the sweet cherries, so I went to get those while Richard, Camilla, and Jacob picked pie cherries. 
This picture is from last year.  We seem to have not taken any pictures this year.
 Yum-O!  It seems that noone in our family, except me, likes cherry pie.  So I ate most of the pie.  Cherry pie for breakfast for a week!

So we also picked black raspberries. I think most of us got poked by some thorns while picking them, but it was worth it.  Black raspberry freezer jam!

Camilla was such a great helper in making the black raspberry freezer jam.  She spooned a lot of the jam into the little jars. 
Jacob is enjoying the jam!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Luray Caverns

On May 28th, we went to the Luray Caverns.  We were able to see some amazing stalagtites and stalagmites.  Jacob and Camilla were a bit scared to go into to the dark cave.  Jacob thought that the rocks were teeth and he wanted to be held the whole time.  Richard and Camilla were our photographers for the trip and they took some amazing pictures.

On the way home, we stopped at Hartland Orchard and picked some strawberries.  This is where we also pick apples in the fall and cherries in June. 

We had a long, fun, tiring day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jacob's 3rd birthday

I can't believe Jacob is 3 years old!  He had a choo choo train birthday party.

He was so excited all day while I made the choo choo train cake.  He could hardly wait to eat the engine.  Jacob likes to say, "Chugga-Chugga Choo Choo Woo Woo!"


The day before Easter break, Camilla was in a school play.  She played the part of Tullulah the turtle.  She did very well in speaking her parts loudly and clearly.  There was also alot of songs in the play that Camilla loved practicing at home.  
During Easter break, we built and decorated a bunny hutch, painted bunny nails, flew kites, dyed eggs, and had a fun Easter egg hunt.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Easter Pictures, April Fools Day, and General Conference

Last Easter, Camilla and Jacob were in tears when we tried to take their pictures.  They were very grumpy.  This year was the complete opposite.  I already had Jacob's Easter outfit when Camilla's Easter dress came in the mail.  As soon as she opened the package, she wanted to try on her new dress.  As soon as Jacob saw this, he wanted to try on his Easter suit, as well.  So, of course, I had to get the camera out to take pictures because they were in a much better mood this year!

Jacob and I made cupcakes for April Fool's Day.  After Jacob went down for his nap, I decorated the cupcakes to look like peas and carrots.  This idea is from the book Hello, Cupcake.  Right before dinner, I asked Camilla to get the vegetables out of the microwave.  When she opened the microwave, she was very surprised! 

We enjoyed watching April General Conference together as a family.  During General Conference, Camilla made the First Presidency figures out of toilet paper tubes and the podium out of a band aid box.

Each time a general authority got up to speak, Camilla would "walk" a member of the First Presidency up to her podium.  She would switch them each time a different person spoke.  There was also a choir picture that she colored that she would prop up on the computer monitor each time the choir would sing.  
A nice little nap!


Last October, Camilla, Jacob, and I planted some tulip bulbs.  I have never planted them before so I was anxious to see if they would really bloom.  Camilla helped dig holes and put the bulbs in.  Jacob had alot of fun throwing in the bulbs after we dug the holes.  Here is the progress of our tulips.

Once we saw the first sprout, we would check the progress of our tulips everyday after we got home picking up Camilla after school.    

Finally, they bloomed.  I was hoping they would stay like this until Easter.  There were a few casualties from squirrels swiping the flowers off, but they did last until Easter.  Actually, the day after Easter it rained and all the tulip flowers fell off.  I am grateful, though, that they did last until Easter!