Wednesday, November 22, 2017

First Four Weeks

***WARNING: Picture overload***

Our family truly does feel complete! And since Landon has been born, he has brought our family such joy.  A more detailed update is in the works, including his birth story, but for now.....pictures!!!

My good friend, Lindsay, was his first visitor at the hospital.  Unfortunately I don't have any hospital pictures with them together because I was nursing.

I returned to cross country practice a week after he was born.  The girls were so excited to meet him!

These four!  My heart just melts!

1 week old.

2 weeks old.

3 weeks old.

Such a strong neck!

4 weeks old

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Last week, my Veteran's Day baby turned SIX!  Dadda surprised her with a breakfast date to Black Bear Diner, and when they came home another surprise awaited her in the garage: tumbling mats. This was the perfect gift for her as she is constantly doing headstands inside the house, on the couches, atop the chairs & against the walls. In the afternoon we took her to McDonalds for lunch and then to Sherwood Ice Arena for some ice skating.  She was elated to run into Elise & Caroline from cross country, and they skated with her and her sisters until they departed.  After the skating Piper told me this was her best birthday ever! We had spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner, as per her request and Frozen-themed cupcakes for dessert. She enjoyed playing with her new lego set and recorder. Overall, it was a special day for my special girl!

This pretty, pale blue dress was from a wedding where I was a flower girl many years ago.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall Festivities

Sophie, our neighbor, made the girls' Halloween costumes again this year.  And with the little man arriving two weeks early, she also surprised us with an outfit for him! We continued our tradition of taking pictures in front of Bruce's neighbor's monster pumpkins, and Landon modeled his adorable pumpkin beanie, knitted by my athletic director's wife.  The sun was bright, so we attempted many angles and the girls stood by different pumpkins in order to avoid shadows.  (But the real reason was to accommodate the girls, who each insisted on holding their brother)  On Halloween we all went trick-or-treating as a family, but I eventually had to hurry home to feed my tiny troll.  Then we left Dadda and his tough guy at home while Gramma C. and the girls & I headed to our church's fall family festival.

Hey, it's the Trolls: Harper, Poppy & Smidge!

Sophie did another impressive job!!!!

Landon makes his debut as Branch the Troll.

Halloween is so much sweeter with an infant to dress!

Their crazy, fur wigs were probably my favorite part.  Especially Tessa's hair, who had a paper, party hat inside her wig to make it stand up straight.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

He's Here!

This post is over a month late, but I've been a little busy!

Introducing Landon Tupper Campoamor Howard
Born October 9, 2017 @ 5:25 pm
At Providence Hospital Newberg, in room 260 (same room as McKinley & Piper)
Weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz and measuring 19 3/4"