06 July 2008

flowers and rocks

i thought we could all use a dose of sweet camille. she's 6.5 weeks now and i can't believe how fast it's going! i lose track of time taking care of the girlie's. jillian is getting better with the whole situation of having a sister (i think). instead of the all day attitude, jill now just has a couple HUGE tantrums a day. overall though jillian is happy, i'm happy, and camille is sick.
she's had V/D for four days now. i'm keeping a close eye on her to watch for dehydration. today she's acting more herself and nursing much better than yesterday. it's not fun to see your little infant babe sick though.
i was ignoring her sickness as we went swimming for the fourth... not a good idea. my poor friend shannon got puked on. it put a damper on watching fireworks for me. jeff and jill (and some friends) went up on a hill at the golf course to watch them. jeff said jill had a blast.
here's my sweet #2 after church last week.
isn't that the cutest little nose and mouth? i love the differences between cam and jill. they are so different looking to me but both so cute.
holy pointy chin. gotta love it.
last saturday jeff and started our "let's be adventurous/sporty" phase. we drove to the salt river with ben and caitlin and went repelling. due to the heat, we waiting until about 6:30 and got to enjoy the sunset on the river. i love seeing places like this in arizona. it's good for my bad attitude toward az to spend as much time as possible in areas like this.
caitlin and i had never been repelling. i got pretty freaked out as i was walking off the edge of the 125 foot rock. once i got to the point of no return i relaxed and had a blast. this is a crazy sport. who would trust a little rope with your life? especially after having two sweet perfect babies waiting on the ground below. only a crazy person that's who! but seriously it's really safe (apparently) and totally amazing to be suspended in the air jumping down a bid ol' rock.
here's jeff mid-way down.
this caitlin starting to go off the edge. we can see ben's head peeking over the top of the rock and jeff is the belay.


Natalie said...

Camille is so adorable! It's too bad she hasn't been feeling well, poor little girl!

The repelling looks awesome! You're so brave, and a little crazy!

4 cute chicks said...

You have 2 beautiful little girls! Only a nurse would say V/D in her blog. So funny!
The repelling looks like sooo much fun. I would love to try it sometime. Can't wait to see what's next in your "adventerous" period of life.

Sarah Peterson said...

I've been repelling once- and it is a lot of fun! Going off the edge is sooo scary though- and that cliff you went off of looks huge!! yikes! Jill and Camille are looking so cute, and Jill is so smart!

Katie J. Layton said...

I loved Camille's little dress on Sunday. Isn't it amazing how two kids can look nothing alike, but you think their just as cute? It is the same for personalities. My kids are COMPLETE OPPOSITES, but I love both of them the same. I LOVE repelling. We should do it together some time. I would go about once a month during high school. I only went every once in awhile during college and now I never go. It would be so fun!!

Cait and Ben said...

That was so fun! Too bad we couldn't get a picture of you. I miss C and J - Ben and I will have to come visit. Oh and I can't wait for the Olympics either!!

Poppa & Grandma Netty said...

I look at that ridge and say "Oh my!" But then I realize in order to jump you must climb. Was it worth the climb? I am so glad I don't see these things until they are over. I don't think I could stand thinking about you guys in this dangerous situation. Jeff is not a pro and he was the one helping everyone else!
WEll, anyway I'm glad you had fun and hated AZ less.
love mom.

CChristianmomma said...

I hope Camille gets better? any allergies with her yet?
I repelled off that same rock many times with my friends when i lived in AZ. Same river and everything. I love that fun adventurous stuff about AZ. Loves to the girls!