Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Camping!

We went camping in Monticello (where else?) over the 24th. On the first day, Tyler and his Dad almost got in a fight with some guy (the guy was a JERK!), Cameron fell in the lake (he's okay!) and Tyler got bit by something that made his hand swell and look like he was having a reaction to it! Hahaha... It was a very fun trip. We went to the parade on Saturday and watched the fireworks that night too. The rest of the time we spent hanging out outside, in the camp trailer, around the fire, fishing, riding the 4-wheelers, etc. As usual, here's the pictures! Oh, and the end ones I'm very excited about. We taught Cameron how to play 'Go Fish!' a few weeks ago. After helping him only 1 game, he knew the rules completely. We only have to help him a few times to fan his cards out when he gets too many! It's been so fun to have another game to play other than Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Tic Tac Toe. Anyways, that's about it for now!

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Memories

I'm taking this game off of Michelle's blog ... Here's how it goes-

1. As a comment on my blog leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me well or not so well, anything you remember.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and people will leave a memory about you. It's a fun way to get to know each other better.

Monday, July 21, 2008

time to say goodbye...

Well, Cameron's best friend in the whole entire world just moved! I'm so crushed... They were the best neighbors we've ever had or could have hoped to have. They were so fun, and such great friends. We will miss them terribly. Cameron doesn't really get it, and I wonder when he will. I, on the other hand, do understand and it SUCKS! I miss them already, and am soooooooo sad that Cameron is separated from his bosom buddy! They were truly the best of friends. Sure, they would fight over toys every now and then, but they played EXTRAORDINARILY well for a couple of almost 4 year olds. I will miss seeing Cameron's face light up at the sight of his friend. I will miss seeing them ride they're bikes together. I'm glad Cameron was so blessed to have such a great friend, if only for a while. WE MISS YOU ALREADY, DEAR NEIGHBORS!!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WORLD!

What is with movies these days? (Do I sound old, or what?) UGH! THEY SUCK! To be fair, we did see one GREAT one, and a few good ones. They are as follows:

The GREAT one? "GET SMART"! It was absolutely hilarious! We were a little nervous because we went into it with pretty high expectations and at least for us, they were met. We laughed SO hard at so many different times through the movie.

The Good ones (nothing special, but that's still saying a lot for me if I didn't DISlike them)

#1) August Rush
#2) 27 dresses
#3) PS I love you
#4) Nancy Drew

They aren't in any kind of order. August Rush gave me chills through the whole movie. That's never happened before! It was kinda slow, but such a great story (minus creepy Robin Williams) and of course I LOVE Jonathan Rhys Meyers! 27 dresses was so much better than I thought it would be (probably because I went into it with L-O-W expectations) and I LOVE James Marsden! PS I love you was sweet, but I can't stand Hillary Swank. That's okay, I love Gerard Butler! (Okay, I'm done loving on the boys) =) Nancy Drew was just a cute kids movie. Nothing spectacular, but the main actress I thought did a superb job. I'm hoping to see her in more movies.

Okay, now the bad ones. And these are only the movies, mind you, we've seen VERY recently! Spiderwick, Vantage Point, 10,000 BC, Definitely maybe, Jumper, Seeker, The other Boelyn girl, Lars and the Real Girl, No reservations. Should I even delve into the reasons I hated these movies? Probably not. Let's just say, I couldn't pick the worst one if I tried. Enough negativity- Here's some of my FAVS! She's the man, Ocean's 11, Runaway Bride, Pillow Talk, Newsies, Big Fish, Bend it like Beckham, Mean Girls, Bourne, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Freaky Friday, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS!!!, Ferris Bueller's Day off, Strange Brew (eh), My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Best Friend's Wedding, Meet The Robinsons, and the list could go on for a while. Anyways, here's hoping that helped Melissa!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Seriously?!

I just crossed a line. I can't believe it's come to this. I mopped my floor, in the MIDDLE of the day, WITHOUT any interuptions. (Only because Cameron was at a friends house and Alexis was asleep.) Cameron gets home saying he wants a snack. I give him a blueberry muffin and (are you ready for this?) I make him eat it outside on the porch! Yes, yes... It is SUCH a feat to have a clean, mopped floor, that I didn't want to spoil it just yet. Why does it matter? Within 2 hours it will be disgusting again, and the earth will continue to orbit the sun. WHO CARES?! Oh yeah, ME!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What a goof!

I was reading Shanna's blog and her updated Munchkinisms. I just love hearing the cute and out-of-no-where things that kids say. So I thought I'd share some of Cameron's. These go a ways back. Sorry they are long. I have a hard time saying what I'm trying to say in a few short sentences!


July 2007 I was telling a friend that Cameron understands the consequences if he were to hit Alexis. I had reviewed it multiple times with him: I said, ‘If you hit Alexis, Mommy will flick you and you will get a time-out.’ So I ask Cameron (in front of my friend) if we can hit the baby. He said in a dramatic voice, ‘Nooo!’. I then ask him what would happen to him if he DID hit the baby. His response, ‘Mommy fick (flick) me’. I followed up with, ‘and you would get a?’. Expecting him to say, ‘time out’, I was amused when he responded, ‘big owie!’.


August 2007 Cameron was playing with some coins, when he told me he wanted to put them on his toes. I told him that was fine. A few minutes later, he told me to look. I glanced down at his feet so see he had put the coins in between his toes, and was holding them in place by squeezing his toes. He then said, ‘Yook! (look). I dinosaur. RARRR!’ I realized that, in fact, the coins between his toes looked like claws!

August 2007 Whenever Cameron has a cold, he gets a terrible runny nose. He was crying because his nose wouldn’t stop running. He said, with a frustrated voice, ‘My nose is coming down!’

Sept. 2007 Sometimes I will ask Cameron, ‘Do you know what Mommy needs? A hug.’ I must not have said it for a while, because I ask him: ‘Cameron? Do you know what Mommy needs? Can you guess what it is I need?’ He responded, ‘Your sunglasses?’

Oct. 2007 Cameron was pretending to be a frog and hopping around. He said, “I’m a fwog!” I usually ignore his simple grammatical errors, but this time I teasingly said, “You’re a fwog?” He replied, “No. Not FFFWWWOOOGGG!” Apparently in his ears, when he says fwog, it sounds like frog!

Oct. 2007 I had taught Cameron that his ‘nose was running’ or ‘dripping’ when he had a cold. So when his eyes started to water with a different cold, he said, ‘My eyes are dripping!’

Dec. 2007 Cameron was playing with a toy parachute attached to Donald duck. The strings on the parachute kept getting tangled up. We told Cameron that they were tangled up, and that we’d have to fix them. He said, ‘No I can. I will tangle them down.’

Dec. 2007 Cameron wanted to play with our spare change. He decided to make a snowman out of quarters! He just piled them one on top of the other, and I guess it looked like a snowman to him!

Dec. 2007 Cameron was playing with his friend, Ethan. They were running back and forth when Cameron decided he was going to play dead. He kept calling, ‘Ethan, I’m dead. Ethan, I’m dead.’ When Ethan did not pay attention to him, Cameron very loudly says, ‘E-cuse me, Ethan. I’M DEAD!’

Dec. 2007 I had a terrible sore throat and just felt miserable. I was laying on the couch, resting, and Cameron came over to see what was wrong. He then turns to Tyler and asks, ‘Hey, Dad? Can we say a blessing for Mommy?’

Jan. 2008 Cameron listens to music at night to help him fall asleep. He hollered at us one night after going to bed and said his music was off. Often he’ll turn it off by himself. I asked him if this was the case, and he said, ‘No. My music turned off by it’s music-self!’

Jan. 2008 I thought Tyler was in the garage, and opened the door to ask him something. I yelled, ‘Tyler? Tyler? Tyler?’ He never answered so I shut the door, and Cameron mumbled, ‘Forget it…’ I wonder where he got that from?! ;)

Jan. 2008 Cameron discovered a creative way of picking up all his matchbox cars. He puts them down his shirt while holding the bottom of his shirt against his body: creating a pouch for his cars. So at breakfast (after he had picked up his cars) he said in his prayer, ‘Grateful we can put our cars in our shirts and open our shirts and get them in there.’ (meaning his container for his cars!)

Jan. 30th 08 “Why is the sky blue?” Are we really to this stage already? MAN! Time flies!

Jan. 2008 He said this out of nowhere… “When you put those seaweeds in the grass and we put water in them and it grows pumpkins and we cut their teeth.”
Translation? “When we plant seeds in the ground, pumpkins grow and we make a jack-o-lantern” hahaha

Feb. 2008 Cameron was eating spaghetti for dinner and when I handed him his plate he immediately starting panicking. “But I don’t like these things!” he
protested, referring to the chunks of tomato and mushroom. ‘Fine,
Cameron, just push them aside with your fork. You don’t have to eat
them!’ Being Cameron’s turn to say the blessing, this is what was said,
“Dear Heavy Fayer. Grayful for this day. Grayful for my gupgetti and these things I won’t eat. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

Feb. 2008 Tyler and Cameron were at Target when Tyler needed to go to the bathroom. He took Cameron into the stall with him and said he would go first. Cameron is watching him go #1 and says, (loudly!) ‘WOW Daddy! That’s a LOT of potty coming out of your pee pee!’. Haha…

April 2008 Tyler, Cameron and I were hiding under a blanket. I told Cameron to straighten his legs and it would create a tent. I said, ‘Cameron has tent legs! Cameron has tent legs!’. Thinking I said, 'Ten legs', he said, ‘No… Two!’

April 2008 We were at Toys ‘R us for about an hour just walking around. Cameron got to look at tons of toys and even play with a few (like the trains and some video games). Right before we left I decided to look at some pretend food that was in the girls section of the store. Within two seconds of walking into the ‘pink’ area, Cameron asked, ‘What is this place?!’.

April 2008 Cameron was helping Tyler pick out a shirt to wear. Cameron said, “Which shirt do you want to wear? (while pointing) This one? Or… This one? Or fruit snacks? Or the bracelet? Or the mirror? Or the door?” Tyler asks him, “Cameron. What the heck are you talking about?” To which he replied, “Just everything…”

May 2008 For Mother’s Day I received 4 cards. 2 from Tyler, and one from each kid. Cameron handed me one of the cards, and I asked him, “Who’s this one from?” He replied, “Target.”

May 2008 We were in a public restroom and Cameron noticed some fake flowers on a shelf on a wall. He said, ‘Look, Mom! There’s hot dogs in the flowers!’. I looked up to see pussy willow in with the flowers.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Birthday bash

Cameron had a blast on his birthday! We went swimming for 3 hours and then came home to get ready for the birthday party. We had it at the park again, and while I feel bad that I don't throw 'activity' birthday parties yet, it's so easy and fun! The kids just play at the park in between cake and presents. I brought tons of bubble wands of different shapes and sizes and that only entertained them for about 2 minutes! Then they were back at the park playing. It was fun! Cameron loved his cake, but probably not as much as me. I was very happy with it. Enjoy the pictures!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Tyler's birthday was on the 7th, so Happy birthday to Tyler. We went to Sportsman's Warehouse and had him get a few things there for his birthday. Then we went out to eat but Tyler couldn't eat more than a few bites before he was full. We've all had the flu. Alexis got it first about 2 weeks ago and had it for SIX DAYS. UGH! Then Tyler, then me. Anyways, we're all better now and just having fun hanging out together! Tyler passed his EMT written test yesterday and still has a week and a half before he takes his practical test. After that we're off to Monticello for the 24th. He also has no cabinet jobs right now (good and bad). Bad for the obvious reasons, but good because I'm selfish and LOVE spending time together as a family!

It's Cameron and Alexis' birthday TODAY! I can't believe they are 1 & 4. I remember when Alexis was 2 days old and I was emotional + postpartum and bawling because she was a WHOLE 2 days old! I was so sad that 2 days had already gone by, and now it's been a year!

Cameron is pretty excited to finally say he's 4 years old. We're going swimming today and then coming home and getting ready for his party! It's a small party, but I figure I might as well do that while he's young and doesn't know the difference. Cameron is such a good boy. He is very obedient and such a huge helper. He loves Alexis and there is nothing he wouldn't do for her. He loves to play baseball and soccer. He is very laid back (like Tyler) and hardly ever complains. He is also the greatest example to me of being kind to others. He doesn't hesitate to say 'hi' to a neighbor passing by or someone he sees at church or at the grocery store. He is quick to forgive and is slow to anger. Yes, he can be LOUD and obnoxious. But he is not only a blessing in our lives, but a blessing to all who know him. I am very proud to be his Mother.

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Alexis is a sweetheart! She is very cuddly (mostly with her Daddy!) and loving. She absolutely ADORES her older brother. She is a much happier baby than Cameron ever was and she isn't scared to try new things. She likes adventure! (Again, like Tyler!) She loves going on slides, swinging, playing in the pool, rocking on a rocking horse, being thrown in the air, etc. She loves dumping water on her head (as seen in the previous post). (Something Cameron has JUST started doing in the last few months WITHOUT CRYING!) The difference between the 2 is astounding. It is fun to see their personalities unfolding as they get older.

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So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best, the cutest, the funniest, and the smartest kids in the whole universe. WE LOVE YOU CAMERON AND ALEXIS!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Splish Splash