Saturday, October 30, 2010


First let me remind everyone that last year I grounded Cameron from Halloween....when I think back to last year, it was pre medication and really probably wasn't fair but I had to follow through with the punishment I gave, and I did! So this year not only is Cameron excited but so am I!

Cameron and his BF Garret are Super Mario JUNKIES! They want to play it 24/7 and if they aren't playing the actual thing, then they are talking about it non-stop, or make believing different adventures. So how fitting that Cameron is Luigi this year and you'll never guess who Garret is? (on a side note: Miriam is deep in wedding stuff right now and she still took the time to put C's costume together....thank you Mim)

Cameron's friend Lauren came along for the fun. Her brother Donny was going to join us but he got the flu.

Pretty Witch!

and here they are.......

at the trunk-or-treat there were lots of games and opportunities to get lots of candy

I was so proud of Cameron he never let Lauren's side and introduced her to his friends.

Cameron has some fantastic friends......

fun, fun. fun!!

This weekend we have 4 parties to go to and I actually got a stay tuned!

Pumpkin Patch 10'

I've been hearing about Spooner Farms a lot this year and decided we needed to try. Today was Vicki's birthday and so we spent the afternoon with her here! I've got more pics of all of us but I need to get them from Vicki!

They had really cool spiders made out of hay bails throughout the whole place.

I guess this is a tradition....see here!

Cameron was actually letting me take his picture...shocker! That morning he prayed that the sun would be out so we could go and guess what? It rained all morning and then was clear skies!

Finally found the one and it only cost me $3.95

They have this area set up where you can shoot mini pumpkins at a target. Vicki got us on video so I'll upload when I get from her.

Of course I have to get all the gross guts out and then Cameron carved away!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Life is good

Went to an Enrichment activity last week and made a few crafts. I love crafts that are all ready to go and all I have to do is paint and glue. I made a SPOOKY set of blocks and a set that says HARVEST. I have a great set of shelves that is the prefect place to display them.

Let me tell you about the mom painted that for me back in 1992 or 1993. She sent me a halloween box when I was away at Ricks College and that was one of the gifts. Because he has a big round nose he's top heavy and doesn't stand up on his own--he's meant to be hung on the wall. See pic below to see how I got him to stand up.

close-up of my blocks

just needed a thumb tack and some dental floss and he's good to go

Is it Christmas?

I have one of the most creative sisters (and I'm not just saying that cause she sent me presents) matter of fact I have a lot of very creative, talented, fabulous sisters---I'm very lucky!!!! But the one I'm talking about lives far away and I don't like it much......we get to see each other several times a year which is great and I actually got to spend a whole week with her kid free this summer. After work on Friday I got to my mom's to pick up Cameron and there was my mom, Vicki and Sharon busily working on some pretty cool projects (look for more information on our upcoming Boutique next month!) and my mom said Teri had sent me some stuff.


This real cool lantern
I knew she bought this but I thought I was going to have to wait till next month when I see her to get it.

and she surprised me with towels she made for my orange kitchen

Then Cameron got a gift too. Teri made this t-shirt and it turned out great. I'm sure if you check here in a few she'll show you just how she did it.

and on the back a cool decal.

Thanks Teri it did really feel like Christmas and you got me good!!!

Soccer update

With my new work schedule and trying to adjust I haven't had time to blog lately. I've had things to say but no time to say it. So here is a soccer update; Cameron is doing great and really liking soccer this year. His favorite position is spoiler but I think that's because he doesn't have to run all over the field....he's no idiot he's always looking for the easier softer way!

Here he is taking a water break and waiting for his turn to go back in.

My little camera has taken some pretty good action shots.....ususally I get all blur so I'm glad these turned out well.

Like the beanie? Cameron's team is called the werwolves this year and Shannon the coach's wife took beanies and glued a fur mohawk on them. They are pretty cool!

Cameron finally being a goalie. Last year he always tried to sneak into that position but this year they officially get to have the title and play.

Thumbs-up....he must have done something good.

I love this shot!

At yesterdays game Cameron came up to me and told he really wasn't into playing soccer today. Not even 15 minutes he made his second goal of the season!! He was awarded the game ball for playing so well!!!!

It's almost over but it sure has been a great season!

I need a

C: How old do you have to be to get married?

M: Well, you are going to go on a mission so you'll be older than 21.

C: So, people get married when their 21?

M: Some people do. Look at me I'm way older then 21 and I'm not married.

C: I wish you were married.

M: Why?

C: I really want a little brother or a little sister.

M: I know and you would make a great brother.

These type of conversations make me super sad for Cameron!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soccer, soccer, soccer...anyone seen my minivan?

Soccer is back in full swing!
I'll get to the rest of my soccer pictures one of these days!