15-Month Update

Today, our little princess turns 15 months!  How is this even possible?  Image

What’s she been up to?  RUNNING!  Everywhere she possibly can.  She has important places to be 🙂

Talking & learning animal noises.  Her vocabulary has grown immensely in the last 3 months and she tries to repeat everything we say, so we are extra mindful of our words and how we talk around her.  “Dada!” is still the winner.  We’ve heard “mama” a few times but it’s usually while she’s eating, so I’m thinking she’s saying “nom nom” or “mmm”.  Either way, we’re getting close!

Dancing. When I say “dance” or “Baila” she starts to move her little feet and dance.  It’s the cutest thing ever.  The other night I put some music on while I was cooking and we had a dance party in the kitchen.

Teething.  Those back teeth are misery. End of story.

A lot of people have been asking me when baby number 2 is making his/her way to the Campbell family 🙂 I just laugh!  Depending on what kind of day/week we’ve had I say, “NEVER!”  But my usually response is, “We’ll see!”.  Because honestly, we don’t know.  We have a lot of weddings and possible deployments coming up next year, that being pregnant isn’t feasible and our life is starting to feel somewhat easy again so to start again from scratch makes me a little nervous :-/  Although, when I see a pregnant woman out in public, I get a small bit of baby fever-I really enjoyed the pregnancy part!

I realized that I never posted any pictures from Madelyn’s first birthday!  So on this rainy day here in Milwaukee, I leave you with some sunny, Pink Lemonade Birthday pictures & DIY links!!

ImageDIY Scrapbook paper Birthday Banner *Here*


The 1 year old sign was probably my favorite DIY project.  First, I created a few rough drafts on scrap paper to see how I wanted it laid out.  Then, I bought black poster board and did everything by hand first with a pencil.  If you look closely, you can see where I made some mistakes, but I feel like it gives it character and makes it look more like a chalkboard.  After I was done writing everything in pencil, I went over it with acrylic paint, a very thin paint brush and a paint pen.  All of which I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics.  I found some stickers and used those for an added effect.  You can see the bubbles I used near the bath time is my favorite statement and the paws next to Oliver.  After everything was dry, I glued the black poster board onto a white cardboard background to give it more sturdiness.

ImageThe dessert bar!  Yellow cake pops with Chocolate frosting, lemon ricotta cookies and pink lemonade cupcakesImageSmash cake was just yellow cake!  I did a test run (thankfully!) and Madelyn was not a fan of the pink lemonade flavor.




The pink lemonade stand was super easy to construct.  I bought the crate and the boards from Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Larry painted it all pink and then glued the boards into the crate.


ImageA toy box that my sister made for Madelyn!

Happy 15 months to our little girl who puts a smile on our face every day!



2 thoughts on “15-Month Update

  1. Eliz November 17, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    awww what cute birthday ideas!!


    • Maria C November 23, 2013 / 8:19 am

      Thank you 🙂 I wanted to make her first birthday a special one.


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