Gobble ’til You Wobble!

I’m so behind on my posts… posting about turkey day on Christmas haha… Oh well, holiday stuff plus two kids and a dog will do that to you! Wednesday of Turkey week was SUCH a special day, not only because I got to go to one of my favorite places hehe, but because we got to meet our newest nephew! Mr. Hawkins! Hawkins was born about six weeks after Jude, but he’s already passed him up in size haha! We were so excited to spend some time with this little guy this week!
Cousin babes meeting for the first time!
I’m just going to warn you… this WHOLE ENTIRE post is just pictures of our family. Apparently that’s all we do when we get together. It’s really not, but it kind of felt like it was haha… hey, with a truck load of kiddos, 3 of which are babies, pictures take a while to do!
This week was also special because Jacob’s Grandma flew in from Alabama and got to meet Jude for the first time. Loved getting to catch this sweet moment. She was so excited to see all of the babies this week.
Jude with one of his Great- Grandmas! He has FOUR!

We spent Thanksgiving Day at Jacob’s parents house, just spending time with his family. All of his siblings and their families were able to come into town so it was a full house for sure! We hung out and talked, played with the kids and just enjoyed being around each other. :0)

One sweet baby playing in the bouncer!
Another little munchkin!
Of course wrestling is involved!
More sweet baby smiles!
More baby snuggles!
We tried doing nap for Jackson at Nana’s, but that didn’t happen with eight of his cousins running around having a good time without him! So, we ran home, did naps and then came back to Nana’s to eat Thanksgiving dinner.

He got a nap too!
Back to Nana’s we went for lots of good fun and more crazy Campbell fun!

Another munchkin!
PaPa with his Momma!
Gobble ’til you wobble folks!
The “kids” table!

Mmmmm this is gooood!
And after we ate… the marathon picture taking session began…. and went on and on…
Last year at this time, we looked like this! All preggo and growing humans! Now, a year later, we have these three precious boys!
We wanted to get pictures of these three studs but they weren’t really into it. Hawkins’ pants were too tight so he was over it from the start lol… “Mom, come on, I wear size 18 months!”
Take two? Without pants this time Hawkins!
Love my little family!
Are we done yet?? Nope…
On Friday, we went to see the Good Dinosaur movie, and then later that afternoon came back to Nana’s for picture taking session numero dos.
Those two on the end are going to keep Jenny and I on our toes, they were such a mess together this week!
Full hands, full heart, right? 🙂
Some other random pictures from the week…
Bathtime with the babes!
The big kids went fishing!
We had a great few days together, it’s not very often that Jacob’s whole family gets together! Jackson had a blast with his cousins and learned a lot of great things this week too like how to pick his nose and how to have a frying pan fight with his friends. (Don’t worry, they were plastic!) Hope you enjoyed a peak into our holiday!

A Dino-mite Thanksgiving!

Probably most of you know I taught 8th grade science before having my boys, so this post should come to no surprise to you. I was sooooo excited to take my little man to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. I love this place. Like I may or may not have been mainly bringing us there for myself, but I knew Jackson would be super excited about going too.  I’ve been so many times since moving to Houston… for science workshops, with my parents and friends… It’s just a fun place to go. They are so good about rotating in and out new exhibits, one of my favorites being the Titanic exhibit. 
Jackson is serious about his dinosaurs right now. This kid knows his stuff. A few months ago, I bought him a big book about dinosaurs just because he had really been interested in them and thought he would just like looking at the pictures. “No, actually Mom, I’m going to learn all of the names too. I am two you know.” – Jackson Campbell (He really didn’t say that but I felt like he did haha…) This kid is two years old and knows what a Troodon looks like, “No, that’s an Iguanadon” and can tell you that the one with a long neck is a Brachiosaurus, which has a long neck like a giraffe. (Came up with that one on his own too.) I’m constantly amazed at his memory and what he is able to do. (Ok, Mommy brag time done haha…)
Jacob is so good about taking off days around holidays so that we can have some family time to do things together. I appreciate so much that he tries to reserve days around special times of the year to spend time with us and other family; I just feel like that is important! I want Jackson to have fun memories from his childhood, like any parent does, so I thought it would be fun for this week to be a dinosaur week! On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we hit the museum so he could see some real dinosaurs and how big they really were.

Got Jude Man wrapped up and ready to go. Thanks again, Solly Baby!
I wish you could have seen his face here… he was so excited, just couldn’t believe the size. 

Looking at Mommy’s favorite!

They also had some life science exhibits with animals in different ecosystems. Thought the turkey shot would be appropriate for this week hehe.

After we toured the dinosaur exhibit, we walked upstairs and went through the Eygptian exhibits quickly and then came down to the lobby and grabbed some lunch at the McDonald’s inside the museum. Before I had a toddler I hated McDonald’s and pretty much only got breakfast there sometimes. Now I kind of don’t mind those chicken nuggets and fries and even like them. It’s amazing how kids change you haha…

Too busy eating a chicken nugget to smile!

We had such a great time at the museum! Jude did great and Jackson loved every minute! Can’t wait to come back!

Friday after Thanksgiving, we went to see the “Good Dinosaur” movie. Jackson had been seeing previews for this movie for months, so of course we had to go as soon as it hit theaters! Dinosaur t-shirt number two was ready to go and Mommy even snagged a little Arlo to join us at the theatre! 
Waiting to go into the movie!
We spent Thanksgiving with Jacob’s family this year (post coming soon!), and all of Jackson’s cousins were able to come with him to his first movie! It was so fun! And a LOT of seats to save haha!

Sitting in the theatre, ready to go! Of course there were tons of previews, Jackson kept saying, “Dinosaur movie!!!” He wasn’t a fan of all the other previews before hand haha.
Even Jude man made the party! We were running kind of late (big surprise) so we just took him with us instead of leaving him with Jacob’s mom. He did really well though, actually took a nap in the midst of the loud movie and kids laughing and making noises!
The movie was a success! Jackson loved it, and did so good sitting with us through the whole thing!

That evening, we put up our Christmas tree! I like to do this right after Thanksgiving. It’s just fun to eat a bunch of food and then the next day get ready for the next holiday! Jackson has been much more aware of Christmas this year, and was really excited to put up ornaments on the Christmas tree.

I love a sweet toddler boy in a tshirt, diaper and socks!
I’m a little behind in my posts, but hopefully one on Thanksgiving day will be coming soon! Hope you enjoyed our Dino-mite week!