Sunday, August 31, 2008
Happy Birthday Camren!!! Cam turned 4 years old yesterday! I can't believe how the time flies by! The day started out by us all going out to his cousin Paul's baptism. I love that my boys have these older cousins that are such good examples to them. I know that Jaden in particular looks up to Paul & so for both him & Cam to be there to see him be baptized was awesome! From there we went to Toys R' Us & let Camren pick out any toy in the store for his birthday (well within' reason, & by reason I mean budget, you'll know why I say this in un momento). He kept picking out things & so we'd put it in the cart & then he'd find something else & if in his mind it triumphant ed over the other toy already in the cart, we'd swap out. Well do you think in any of the swaps that there was ever a boy toy even in question? No, there was not, not even a gender neutral toy. Just Fairy Wings, Crowns, Tea Sets etc... You get the point. He finally decided on a Disney Princess Guitar that plays "Be our Guest" from Beauty & the Beast. It was a good purchase though, it has already gotten a lot of use out of it already, namely from Cam & Kyra dancing around like ballerina's to the music- they love it!!! Then from the good old T.R.U. we headed on up to Chuck-E-Cheeses, you know, where a kid can be a kid! Anytime we asked Camren what he wanted to do for his b-day, he'd always say that Chuck-E-Cheese would be the place that he would be celebrating & no where else. He had a BLAST! Between pizza, rides, games, cake & actually getting to meet "the cheese" himself, he was in 4 year old heaven!Oh & after all of those games that give you tickets, he takes up his little receipt that says he has 60 points on it & looks up at the girl & says "I want those pretty sparkly earrings" Mind you, they were worth 80 points & he was 20 points short, but she must have thought that it was so cute that this little boy wanted "sparkly earrings", that she says "What color would you like?" In Cam's most excited voice he squeals "PINK!" So, in the bottom picture you can see him wearing his prize, what a perfect way for him to end off his day!
Friday, August 29, 2008
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
So, as you all know from the previous post, this last week Mike was in Alaska. Well he's finally back, I'm telling ya, I don't know how on earth my sister Stacy does it when her hubby Chris goes off to war for months & months at a time! She must just be a much more self-sufficient person than I am & much better at the whole playing the "single mother" role! I have always had such respect for her, for thousands of reasons, but that respect has grown by leaps this past week! Stacy is amazing! So strong! Anywhoo, now that I have ventured off of my original point, as you can tell from the above pictures Mike had a blast! My Dad was so generous to take them & Mike is beyond greatful. I can't write from first hand experience, but I did hear some pretty "detailed" stories. The first of which was, that on the second day of fishing on water that had 15 ft swells for hours on end, everyone was feeling, should I say, a wee bit Weezy?!? I guess my Dad was the first to loose his lunch off the side of the boat....8 times! Mike, not an easy thrower upper by the way, had just eaten a PB&J sandwhich & some Doritos to chase it down. Well let's just say that that didn't stay in his tum-tum too long, & before you know it, it was fish bate in the ocean....4 times! I wish that you could hear Mike & my bro Spencer re-tell the story, their version, along with demonstrations & sound effects is hilarious! But they did end up catching & bringing home TONS of fish! 9 huge box full's to be exact! Halibut, Samon anyone?
Okay, now to the BEARS! Right outside of the hotel that they stayed in, there were these 3 huge black bears just hangin' around one day. Mike apparently got within 60 ft of them- Scary, but Cool! They also got to go on one of those cool water airplanes & Mike got to sit in the cockpit with the Capin'. What a stud! Also, while they were out on the boats, they saw a whale do a full breach about 100 ft from there boat & they saw a Bald Eagle swoop down into the ocean & get a fish. Mike loved it all & loved the company, they all missed Chris, who sadly couldn't make it. And I am just happy as a clam (are clams really all that happy?) to have my man back!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I have been missing my "Huzzy" this week, he's been off on an adventure in Alaska with the other boyz in my familia this week. My Dad took them all there to go Deep Sea Fishing. And from the sounds of it they are going to be bringing back tons of fish! Too bad I don't care much for fish...at all! But I am happy that Mike is off having a blast, he deserves it, he works so hard for our family! I just miss him & am excited to have my best friend back in a couple of days! Love Ya Mike!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Today Krista & I took our kids to the Dinosaur Museum @ Thanksgiving Point. It was so fun & sooo crowded, they are doing $2 Tuesdays in August & I guess everyone else decided to jump on the good deal as well. The kids absolutely loved it. And I loved that they had a great time!