Happy Birthday Campbell: December 21, 2010

Highlights from today: (click here for pictures)

(click here for video #1) (click here for video #2)  (click here for video #3)

  • Everyone woke up and got ready pretty quick today-this was the last day for school for Reagan and Anderson for the break.  Of course, when Mom told that to Anderson he said “for forever?” thinking he was completely done with school.
  • Graham and Campbell went to Nonna’s house.  Graham didn’t mind when Mom left but Campbell wasn’t too pleased.  Though as the morning wore on, Graham told Nonna many times that he wanted to go to his house!
  • Mom picked up Reagan and Anderson and then everyone had lunch at Nonna’s house.  And since it was little Campbell’s birthday, we celebrated with a pink cake (one made just like Reagan’s 1st birthday cake at Nonna’s house).
  • Campbell knows when the party is about her and she perked up for the photo op!
  • Everyone came home and played while Mom did some final preparations for the party (ie worked like a dog)  The kids
    played until Campbell was to exhausted to stay up so then it was time for naps for everyone. 
  • Reagan, Anderson and Graham were the first ones awake (since 2 out of 3 of them never went to sleep).  They watched Mom for a little bit work on the cake and then they watched a few movies until it was time to change clothes.  Mom let the birthday girl sleep as long as she could since she still doesn’t feel that well. 
  • Mom called the doctor today and they did call in another antibiotic that might be easier on her tummy.  We will pick it up tomorrow and hopefully it will help.  Mom was very happy that she was able to keep everything down during her party!
  • A little bit before 6 the party guests started arriving for Campbell’s “soup-er” birthday party.  Jason was first, followed by Grannymom, Lilly, Grandpa, Nonna, Pops, Cash, Dana, Brad, April, Ethan and Jacob.  We had the happy birthday banners and cake up. 
  • Since it was a soup party, we had sausage and potato soup and creamy red bell pepper and tomato soup along with cheese paninis and crackers.  For dessert we had not one but two cakes.  The first was a decorated cake shaped like a Campbell’s soup can and then second was a cake made out of tomato soup. 
  • When we sang to Campbell, she tried her hardest to blow out the candles.  She didn’t quite make it but had plenty of help with them.  And the help was also around when she was opening her presents.  She knew everyone was watching her and was quite pleased with herself.  Her favorites were the dog, doll and the little trains.  And everything else was quickly claimed by the other 3.
  • After everyone left, we cleaned up and sat down to pull our Santa and do our What God Wants for Christmas box.  Reagan made a countdown chain at school and she was beyond excited to realize that she was able to pull to pieces down today.

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