Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dialog of the Day:

: "Kaylea, You HAVE to stop talking so loud in Jaxson's face!! It hurts his ears!.. why are you doing that?"

Kaylea: "Well Mom, have you seen his ears? They are so little, so I have to talk loud so that he can hear me."

Me: ....silence.... "Oh My."

Monday, June 29, 2009

What's in a name?...

Our little Jax...
...is finally official.

~After much deliberation, our little Jaxson poo was finally given a middle name. I guess I did say Tim could name this baby and he was certainly going to hold me to it. I mean Tim was in fact from the notoriously strong-willed Campbell/McCleve family and he was not letting this comment I'd said go unremembered. Oh no-what had I done?! According to him I had "named all the other ones"...blah blah blah. {Yeah our first born daughter and son after his mom and dad...Just Saying....}

So Jaxson was chosen by Tim & agreed on by the kids by the 8th month or so of the pregnancy & the middle named was still TBD. Right at the end we said it was going to be Thomas after Jaxson's Grandpa Tom, Uncle Tommy & Thomas S. Monson. Perfect right? Well literally the night before Jax was born, Tim threw the name "Mit" into the mix.

Yeah I thought it was cute...I actually did nickname Tim that when we were dating-kinda ironic. {college roomies...do u remember that?} I just didn't want people thinking of Mitt Romney the second they heard Jax's middle name. -the only Mitt people have really heard of.- I really do like M.R. but I prefer using family names that mean something. For heaven sakes Michael Jackson had just died and numerous people were already thinking we had named him after M.J. -Love the songs but c'mon now. Do people really name their kids after celebs?...I guess so.

The name grew on me though as I realized the significance of MIT...which of course is TIM backwards. But the cool thing is that Tim just happens to have this interesting backwards reading talent. Give him any word and in 2 seconds he will tell you the word backwards. Seriously it's really cool...try it on him the next time you see him. It's really his own little language that he's so proud of.

So here's to our precious little Jaxson Mit.
Our one child who was not named in the womb...and lived to tell about it.

{I was too cheap, poor & busy this time to send out birth announcements,
so I will send them out with Christmas cards.}

Thursday, June 25, 2009

1 Month Old

The Many Faces of Jaxson:

the "what u talkin about willis" face

the "crazy cross-eyed...whoa" face

the "hmmm...let me think about that" face

the "mom are you still taking pictures" face

the "i love being alive" face

9 pounds 12 ounces
& lots of chub on the cheeks

His Hobbies
Nursing, Spitting Up, Burping, Napping (occasionally)
Grunting (loudly & manly), Tooting, Pooping & learning to Smile.

 We are just loving our precious Jax. I can't get enough of him. Well... maybe i could go for a little more sleeping at night and could give up those screaming moments (when he's gassy), but other than that I just could stare at him for hours. The kids love kissing him to pieces & I love hearing Tim speak baby talk language constantly. Good times, good times.

Jaxson loves being in different atmospheres. We've noticed that the few places we've been with him, he is just looking all around trying to take it all in. Jax is very alert and you can tell he wants to know what's going on around him.

It's been a wonderfully long but short month. 
We feel so blessed to have Jaxson join our family!
Muuuaaahh... We love you Bubby!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dad give me knuckles...

Jaxson wants to wish all the Dads out there a 
Happy Father's Day!

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”  -Jim Valvano

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”  -Anne Geddes

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” -David O. McKay  (prophetic I must say. :)

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.” -Charles Wadsworth

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” -English Proverb

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

4 years ago today...

another little boy joined our family.
Daylan Curtis Campbell
~the Dude~ 
What would we do without our Day-Day. Happy 4th Birthday Dude. 
We Love You.

The Boys Birthdays

Don't know what the grumpy face is all about...?
It's his party...he can cry if he wants to!?
Daylan & Spencer have birthdays just about a week apart so we decided to do a simple family birthday party at the condo pool. We had pizza & a doubled-up cookie cake that Tim informed Paradise Bakery how to make. Watch for it-..it might just become the newest, coolest thing. (Of course I didn't get a picture of it since I still have newborn/prego/spacey brain.)

We had a nice evening at the pool in this beautiful, unusual Arizona-June weather with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Play my Game...

Who does Jaxson look like?





*There are 2 baby pictures that I wish I had out of storage of Tim & I that I think looks most like Jaxson. One of Tim awake that looks like Jax awake and then one of me sleeping that looks like Jax sleeping. 

So my opinion is that he looks most like me & Tim..I know-Go Figure!* What do YOU think?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Where did the time go?

Reminisce with me as we look at pictures of 4 special Birthday Boyz!
Phylip & baby Spencer (2000)
Phylip turns 16 today.

Spencer & baby Daylan (2005)
Spencer just turned 9.

Daylan & baby Jaxson (2009)
Daylan turns 4 next week.

Time is such a weird thing. Don't you think? It can go slow yet so fast at the same time. 3 weeks ago I didn't even know what Jaxson looked like.... but now I can't remember life without him.

*These 3 little boys of mine, Spencer, Daylan & Jaxson are so special to me. And they are growing up too fast. When I placed my order for them I thought I specifically stated...that I wanted them to grow up SLOW. I guess no one got the memo.

And then there's my little brother Phylip. He was 5 when Tim & I were dating & Daylan's age when I went off to college. Well, he turned 16 today...excuse me... just a little lump in my throat.

(Last night my parents & sister threw him a surprise party complete with food, friends, d.j. & bounce house.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

9 sweet years...

June 9th of '09 my boy turned 9!
~Spencer thanks for a wonderful 9 years!~
We Love You.

Dialog of the Day:

When a used-to-be-pregnant lady loses 20 pounds over night, 
she practically feels light as a feather
And then she hears something like this:

Kaylea: "Mom-it still looks like you are gonna have a baby."

Daylan: "Yea I know Mom -it does."

Spencer: "Do you think there's still another baby in there?
.... like hiding behind your rib or something?"

Thanks kids- Such special words.

Jax & His Stats

Birth: 6 lbs. 9 oz.
In Hospital: 5 lbs. 10 oz.
Left Hospital: 6 lbs. 7 oz.

1 week old: 6 lbs. 15 oz.
2 weeks old: 7 lbs. 14 oz.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Home Safe and Sound

Just 10 days after baby Jax came, Tim went to Scout Camp with the Young Men in the Ward. I told him to go...IF he would just stay for part of the week so he could come back home and help me. He left early on Monday morning, did a bunch of that crazy scout stuff like repelling & then biking 20 miles, then hike up mountains with 50 pound heavy packs for 10 more miles...stuff like that.

So come Tuesday they were doing more of their 100 mile journey when something tragic happened. Close to all of the young men & leaders in the stake were lost in the forest, separated into many different small groups come midday. The trail they were on had forks in the road without good markings. They eventually were all lost...like Search & Rescue lost.

After hours of being lost Tim & the boys he was with felt like their best option was to climb straight up the side of the steep mountain with their 50 pound gigantic packs! (Are you kidding me?) Tim thought numerous times that him and these boys would be stuck in the forest with a limited amount of water, no food, one sleeping bag, and no warm clothes. He was thinking this could be bad...like the show "I shouldn't Be Alive"-bad; But they just kept going. The young men he was with continued to stop along the way and just Pray & Pray.

At about 4:00, (about 3 hours of them being lost) I got a sick feeling in my stomach and thought I would try calling Tim to see if he had any phone reception on the mountain. He would answer by saying "Hello"...I could tell something was wrong in his voice. He couldn't hear me although I could hear him. But all I heard was "Hello." He tried calling me back but there was just no reception. After a couple of tries we both gave up calling. Both saying prayers in our minds on the other end...although I still had no idea what was going on.

After a long 5 hours at about 6 pm, Tim & the two boys were the first ones located because they had actually found fire fighters fighting a forest fire at the TOP of that steep mountain they climbed. All of our Prayers had been answered. At 6:00, 2 hours after our first failed attempt, I got a phone call from Tim. He used one of the fire fighters cell phones to call me. His voice sounded so triumphant...Mine on the other hand wobbly. I hung up & I cried tears...lots of them; Happy, Sad, Relieved Tears. Here I was..with a newborn baby...still can barely walk...hormones galore & then I hear my husband had been lost in the forest...thinking this could be the end.

Come 3 am the next morning the last group was finally found! Tim said that there were plenty of moments in their 5 hours of being lost that they were terrified & had many desperate pleadings with the Lord. When they told the fire fighters where they had hiked from, the fire fighters insisted that Tim was kidding. They replied: "That's a 2 day hike. There's no way! That's impossible!" Tim insisted it was possible and did happen...and then realized that there was indeed divine intervention helping them out that day.

There is nothing sweeter than the sight of a Father
cuddled up with his sleeping baby.

Thank You Honey for not leaving me alone to raise these 4 kids by myself.
(Remember this was just 2 weeks after Russ died)....{deep sigh}

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Look at those Dimples!

Aren't I Lucky?
....I get to see this little boy's smiling face every day.

Jaxson is at that oh-so-fun stage of smiling & giggling in his sleep. I can't wait to see him in the near future knowingly smile at me with his eyes wide open!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Campbell Cafe

~So these last 2 weeks as I have learned to sit & walk again, my oldest three kiddos have been so very helpful! They have been keenly aware of the 6 inch gash across my middle & have been accommodating. They come running when I ring the cow bell...kidding...I mean call out their names. They have been eager to bring me diapers, wipes, drinks of water or whatever I might need. They've even crawled up on the counter a time or two to get my medicine when I just couldn't do it.

~This picture is of the lovely lunch they made me the other day: Cheetos & a 1/2 ripped ham sandwich. It was so cute to see Daylan & Kaylea on stools in the kitchen standing next to Spence as they spread the mayo & mustard on the bread, ripped the cheese, the bread & the meat. It was the cutest most thoughtful thing.