Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween was so exciting this year because Cousin Dallin & Kensie were in town to share in the fun! Cameron was Darth Vader and Dallin & Kensie were skeletons.

We started out the night at the ward trunk-or-treat. Cameron was moving around so quickly that I failed to get any good shots. Cameron is making a candy necklace in this picture.

Then we headed out to terrorize the neighborhoods. Cameron didn't want to wear his mask nor carry his lightsaber--he thought the small glow stick made a very cool lightsaber.

Last year Cameron wanted to get to the door first and always be two steps ahead of Kensie. This year he waited for them and let them have a knock or two. Then Dallin chased a kitty right into a was hilarious! Cameron did that a few years ago and it's embarrassing. The lady who owned the house did not seem amused.

Whenever we all get together for a "kid" function the adults out number the kids!!!! We all had a great time (my mom and Jamie are missing...they did not join us for round 2).

Really Steve....up your nose???

My pictures are a little out of order...too lazy to fix. This is from round one...Grandma and her three grandchildren.

I'm so proud of Cameron tonight...we dragged him every where and he did great!

When we got home Cameron was trying to sort his candy...he really enjoyed handing out candy and would give huge handfuls to the kids!!!

Cameron is very picky about candy and what he likes and doesn't like. I have him put in a plastic bag what he wants to give away. Look at his stash compared to the stash he does not want. Uncle Steve & Uncle David went to town on the giveaway bag.

Cameron got glow in the dark teeth!!! He attempted to run around and scare all of us. Cameron, you are too cute to be scary!!!

One last picture I promise...this was at one of the houses we visited...little disturbing!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I have to give BIG props to Christina Scouten for this adorable treat bag idea...I wish I could say I thought of it all by myself but that would be unfair. Check out her blog for directions and other cute quiliting ideas--Patches Quilt Works.
These bags turned out great...Grandma was nice enough to sew the bags, then she painted and applied the footprints. This year Cousin Dallin and Counsin Kensie are in town so, they will all be sporting cute trick-or-treat bags!!!!

Here is the final product!!!!! Thanks Christina!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I want chocolate!!!!

As you've read in previous blogs Cameron has struggled with staying on green at school. I attempted to award him with an extra school lunch once he got 5 green days--that reward failed because my kid does'nt like school lunches...WEIRD!!!!! We made a chart with 10 squares and each day he got a green he would mark one off. He decided that when he reached 10 that we would go for ice cream. It's taken us a few weeks but Cameron finally did it. Now, when he gets another 15 he wants to go to Denny's--what???

Cousin Kensie is in town for Halloween and her birthday and Cameron wanted her to come along. Good thing I had a coupon for buy one get one because neither of them finished their ice cream.

Cameron always gets chocolate and Kensie always wants the pink kind!!!

Last Soccer Practice

Soccer has been a great experience for Cameron...we also lucked out with 2 of the BEST coaches ever! Coach Mike & Coach Shannon have been fantastic. I asked them last night if they would coach again next year and I think I heard a big YES!!!!!! Practice ended with a big pig pile!!!!!

Go Wolves!!!! Last game is this Saturday!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Don't hold it by the stem!!!!!

Cameron has been learning about pumpkins all week at school. On Friday he went with his class on their first field trip to Maris Farms--Cameron had a blast! One of the first things he learned was not to carry or pick-up a pumpkin by it's stem. after church I told him we would carve the pumpkin...he got out a spoon to scrape the inside, he helped me lay out a brown sack for the mess and I grabbed the knife. After I cut out around the stem I went to pull it off, of course by the stem and it snapped off, "I told you don't hold it by the look at what you did." I had to think quick...Grandma came into the kitchen and said Cameron why don't you paint a face and then I had the brilliant idea to use the stem as the nose!!! Cameron had a great time painting and look at his masterpiece...the nose is pretty cool too!!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Aunt Teri & Grandma went to Super Saturday at the ward building and guess who they left in charge??? OOPS!!! Cameron loves to jump into pillows, beanbags, whatever he can find. Dallin thought he would give it a try. Sorry David & Teri if you don't approve!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My new roommate

Aunt Teri and Dallin arrived yesterday for a 2 week visit. So, excited there here!!! Dallin doesn't sleep well unless he is in his own space. So, Cameron is giving his room to Dallin and I have a new roommate!

Here is where he is suppose to sleep...

Here is where he was at 6:30 this morning!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Need your help!!!!!!!!!!

Mason, #20 (who is on Cameron's soccer team) house burnt down yesterday. Everyone is safe but they lost everything. If you have any boy stuff that you would like to donate I'm sure the family would appreciate it. Mason is about the same size as Cameron--contact me if you want ideas. They also have a daughter who is around 10 (I think). I'll try and get more details about the family. I'd be willing to come and pick up or you could drop of at my house.

This is a video from Cameron's soccer game on Saturday. I love watching him play!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I had a conference with Cameron's kindergarten teacher; I need to add that she is fabulous. Cameron has a lot of special things that he needs and she is all about incorporating them into the classroom. Yesterday she was reviewing his scores with me like how many letters he recognizes, letter sounds, patterns, shapes etc. and then informs me he is at the top of the class (big smile)!!!! As I was looking over the paperwork the things that were highlighted he had passed off--I scanned down to the section that read "word recognition,"there were about 10 words. He know 2 out of the 10...drum roll please...."a" and "I"...BRILLIANT!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

10 months too long

Ashley came into town this week...we have not seen her since December. It was nice to visit and catch up. Cameron was not to interested in visiting; however, he did sucker her into 50 cents for a video game. I refuse to always turns into a HUGE argument because one game is never good enough. When he asked Ashley for more money she said, "sorry bud, I don't have anymore quarters." Then he gets up and says ok!!!! WHATEVER!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WOW, look what I found today and it's not even ARCO!

We finshed it...

Aunt Vicki bought Cameron 2 Geronimo Stilton books when he turned 5. I tried reading them to him last summer but he wasn't interested. Well, he found the books while cleaning up last week and we read and read and read. Cameron is so excited that we finished the 100 page book last night and can start the next one.

I need "him" to smell on

Blankie has been banished to the upstairs...almost!
I've attempted several times in the past to make blankie stay at home but somehow "he" always sneaks into the car with us. Then I changed the rules and said "he" could go with us but never into stores...oh yea right! Picture this--I'm standing in the middle of the Target parking lot arguing with a six year old about putting "him" back into the car. Cameron is clutching it tightly, crying hysterically, acting as if I'm trying to abduct his best friend and repeating over and over, "I need him...I need him to smell on!" I give in every breaks my heart--just call me sucker. I'm done!!!!! So, we came to an understanding last week that blankie now lives upstairs and if he wants blankie then he will need to visit him there. Okay, half way up the stairs is close enough!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Go Wolves!!!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Soccer in the water...sooo cool!!!

Today was a fun started out with soccer. Other Grandma and Grandpa came to watch and my Dad was impressed at how much Cameron has improved in just a few weeks. They won 8-7 and Cameron made 2 goals!!!! As you all know I'm loud but I'm really loud on the soccer field. I'm so proud of Cameron!!!!!

After the game we decided to hang out with Grandma & Grandpa...we were spoiled! Jamba Juice, lunch and Cameron got 2 new Pokemon toys (Grandpa threw away Pikachu last week so he was attempting to replace it--no luck). Then we headed to watch Uncle Mike's water polo team. Cameron loved it!!!!

Is that Justin Guarini???

I'm thinking so...

Uncle Mike is the one with the ball...they did great and I'm impressed with Mike's skill. They won both games today!
The only down fall of the day is I saw too much butt crack--its gross!

This has been a great weekend!!! Cameron thought soccer in the water was soooo cool!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

What are you crying about?

Today Cameron had no school and I was off of work...we met my friend Amy and her three girls at the Bouncy Place. You are probably wondering why Cameron is crying? I asked him...did you hurt yourself? You don't want to be here? Is it because I made "Blankie" stay home (a whole other story)? No, No, No!!!! I was totally while he was having a fit I decided to take pictures. Then he said....

"I don't want to carry the money"

Heaven time you pay!!!

This is a totally cool picture of Cameron inside one of the dad gave me his old cell phone. I have no clue how to use it but I took this pic!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Truth or Whopper?

About 6 months ago we had an FHE lesson about lying. Wow Wow Wubbzy (way cute cartoon) had an episode about telling whoppers. Wubbzy spent the whole show lying to his friends and the lie kept getting bigger and bigger. It was an easy way to explain lying vs. telling the truth. Cameron got it!!!!! It was pretty simple. Since then there has not been too many problems with lying.

Today I worked late and arrived home at 5:30. My mom had left for the cannery and my brother Keith, who was in charge, was locked in his room playing on his lap top. Cameron left to his own devices had eaten 4 fudgesicles...I asked him who gave him permission to eat one and he told me Grandma (first whopper). He stuck to his story till I told him I was going to ask her. Then as I was attempting to use the bathroom in PRIVATE...somebody just wanted to talk. He told me that he was on yellow again today,when I asked him why, he tells this story..ok second whopper, "these kids on recess pushed me...then they all stood around me calling me you are a stinky boy (you should have seen his face--he looked so sad about the whole event--slid down the wall and sat on the floor to talk) hurt my feelings and then I cried real hard." I asked if the teacher had done anything and he says NO!! Ok, I got sucked in for 2.5 seconds. Here are the thoughts that raced through my head:
  • My poor little boy!!!
  • How come nobody called me?
  • What kind of school is my son attending??
  • What kind of parent's raise kids like that?????
  • What brats!!!!!

Then I jumped back into reality and realized it was probably another WHOPPER!!!! I got him to fess up again when I said I was going to call the teacher as soon as I was done in the bathroom. There was a third lie (reason for the triple Whopper picture) but I can't recall what it is. Another chance for a parenting moment...I made him pinkie swear he would tell the truth and then I told him the story of the boy who cried wolf--his only comment was, "I like that story can you tell it again."

I mentioned a few days ago that my brother and son are EXACTLY ALIKE!!!! Keith use to make up the most bizarre stories as a child...he had an active imagination. I think Teri started this--we would always ask him after he was done telling a story, "Keith truth or story?"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

"Mom, It's 3PP0 & R2D2"