Friday, December 10, 2010

Camping and Canton

Last weekend was Savannah Kate and cousin Charlie's first camping trip.  Our family loves to go to Canton,TX to the Monday Trade Days.  It's basically a huge craft fair where you can find just about anything you could ever want to buy from furniture to clothes to baby hair bows.  I got most of the decorations in Savannah Kate's nursery there such as her bedding and the rug.  It's an interesting experience to go to the first Monday Trade Days.  There are thousands of people and campers in all the parking lots.  We've learned that it's much more convenient to camp instead of getting a hotel.  That way you can be close enough to take breaks (especially when you take babies) and you can unload all your great purchases without having to go all the way across town to a hotel - which means you can buy more :)  It's so busy that you either have to get there really early or reserve a camping spot in order to get a good place.  And don't worry they have all the hookups that you need, even cable TV.  The vendors are extremely friendly and you can always bargain for good deals, but I'm not very good at that part yet.  I get better each time I go.  If you go to Canton just one time you will be hooked and you will want to bargain for everything you buy.  Too bad you can't do that everywhere.  Luckily, I've moved to Dallas and I'm only about an hour away from Canton now.

Here's a picture of Charlie and Savannah Kate sleeping in the camper.  Most of the time we had them in the strollers while shopping and they would sleep or just look around.  They got lots of compliments.  Several people take their kids, but you see a lot of dogs.  These are of course dogs that seem to be these people's children because they will even have them in dog strollers!

Here's my new favorite necklace I had made at Canton

2 months

Yesterday was Savannah Kate's two month checkup.  She now weighs 9 pounds and 13 ounces and is 21 1/4 inches in length.  She had to get her first round of vaccinations in the form of 3 shots in the leg and one oral vaccination.  I knew this was coming so I tried to prepare myself, but as soon as I saw her scream I immediately started crying.  As soon as it was over the nurse put her back in my arms and we cried together.  Thankfully, it didn't take us too long to settle down. The shots seemed to make her pretty fussy last night. We gave her Tylenol for the first time and she made the funniest face at the taste of it. Oh how I look forward to more shots at the next check up.

Little bandaids on her thighs - poor baby