Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What will he be???

Camden has been a clothes-horse lately and is driving me nuts with all of his outfits changes! This has carried over into his Halloween costume as well. He can't decide what he wants to be. So, after his party at school he came home and dressed up as Captain Feathersword for the rest of the day. What will he be on Halloween??

Camden had his Halloween parade and party yesterday at school. He made a bat hat and dressed as Diego. Everyone looked so adorable in their costumes.

This is our front porch decorated. The kids loved hanging the spider web and stuffing the scarecrow.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

An indecent pumpkin & other Halloween preparations

If you look closely, my "Happy Fall Y'all" pumpkin is indecent to say the least. Her sign has fallen off the dowels located in the middle of her chest and she is in need of quick repair (or a brazier).

Trunk or Treat at our church. Brian won first prize with his entry "Be a straight shooter with God". I don't have a picture but you shot the water gun at the head of a scarecrow, which was a carved pumpkin and you had to shoot out the candles in the eyes and nose of the pumpkin. Way to go Brian!!!

Carving the pumpkin.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pictures from the week

Happy Birthday to Brian!!! Brian had to work all day Saturday on his birthday so we went out to celebrate Sunday after Noah's soccer game. The above picture is what happens when you have had to much sugar and the dessert menu on the table looks like a toy (or hat).

Camden has been taking gymnastics for about a month now. He has learned how to do a forward and back roll. He loves jumping on the different trampolines and swinging from the trapeze into the block pit. The bars are a bit of a challenge but he is working hard at getting his feet to hang on to the bar with his hands. In this picture he is doing his "Ta-dah", getting ready to go into a forward roll.

I should have posted this picture first. Noah had two soccer games this past weekend and he put on quite a show. He scored his first ever goal for the season and then went on to score 2 more. Saturday's game was a treat to watch. Both teams were aggressive and there was a lot of really good soccer being played. Noah's team ended up winning the game 5-3. Sunday's game was quite different. Only 6 players showed up for Noah's team. Seven players are allowed on the field at one time. You do the math... Noah and his 5 other buds played the entire game and were one man short. Noah scored the only goal for his team and his goalie did a great job of protecting his goal. The did not win, but they gave it a great effort and never gave up!

Camden also had a game this weekend and scored at least 5 goals, 3 for his own team. Since the 3rd game of the season, he has not been "a wild man" on the field. He has been more interested in everyone clothes or the fire ant mounds or the garbage truck that comes by during his game, or what not. This weekend he was more focused and was fun to watch. His coach has asked Camden to play winter indoor soccer and we will oblige and see what happens.

That's about it folks... the weekend again is filled with soccer games and trophy presentations, a funeral to attend and our first ever Parent-Teacher conference tomorrow at Noah's school.

Hope you have a good one.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just for Heather


Here is what we have been up to the last 6 days...

power-washing the fence
staining the inside of the fence
saving $$$$ to buy more stain for the outside of the fence
mowing the lawn
cleaning dog poop off the kids shoes daily!
picking up dog poop because I am tired of cleaning shoes!
baking Halloween cookies
soccer games
visiting with relatives from out of town
being the ultimate taxi-cab driver for my kids
enjoying the state fair with two nap-less kids!!!! We are still surviving from this one.

Will post pictures of the fair just as soon as I can figure out how to do a slide-show.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Passing notes

Noah has a group of friends that he likes to hang out with at school. They play together at recess and socialize at lunch. Noah's favorite thing to do at recess is to chase the girls or be chased by the girls. It's as simple as that he loves to run. Well, chasing girls has taken on a new meaning. One little girl, Muri (that is how Noah spells it, it is pronounced Moor-a, don't know the true spelling) appears to have a little crush on Noah. I know it is only kindergarten, but when I think back I was madly in love with Stuart Usher in the 1st grade. Oops, I digressed. Yesterday after school Noah sat down and was doing "crafts". He came to me (with papers behind his back) and asked for an envelope. I asked him what for and he said he wanted to give Muri something. Ok, lets see.... he had three pieces of paper with his phonic spelling asking her what she was going to be for Halloween and one that said Trick or Treat. The third is posted below.

When I asked him what the Yes and No with a line drawn across meant, he said so she can circle one and answer if she likes me, mom. Of course she likes you, you are friends... oops, wrong kind of like.

Who was your first crush and at what age?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

All for a flu shot

If you were driving in the North Richardson area this afternoon and saw a grown woman chasing after a 5 year boy, tackling him, throwing him over her shoulder and marching off to the building behind her... that was me!

You see, Noah found out in the car ride to the Ped's office that he was going to get a flu shot. He had to be told that way because he was going to be one unhappy camper! Sure enough, after I stopped and turned off the car he bolted from the car into the field next to the Dr.'s office. (So much for turning the child safety locks off so he could get out of the car on his own at school) I quickly bolted in the Ped's office, dropped off Camden and said to the receptionist "This is going to be fun". Oh, the look on her face was priceless.

Off I went chasing Noah around the field and finally nabbing him. Back into the office we went with him WAILING AND SCREAMING at the top of his lungs. I hog-tied him in my lap while the nurse took her sweet time getting the shot ready. Meantime, Camden just has to mention to Noah that he didn't even cry during his flu shot. (More WAILING AND SCREAMING) The deed was done and I looked over at the Recp't. and again her face was priceless with a little bit of a stifled laughed mixed in. He received a lolly pop and sticker and while I was talking to the nurse he bolted again out the door. (still WAILING AND SCREAMING) Maybe he thought he wasn't going to stick around to see if there was more to come. I don't know.

After yelling my good-byes as I was running out the door to my 2nd foot race of the afternoon, I overheard the receptionist say "We haven't had this much excitement in a long time". I responded with, "I can bring them everyday if you would like."

Always a moment!

Coversation between Brian and one of his students

Student: "Mr. Hxxxxx, how did you pick your wife?"
Brian: "I won her on Ebay".

Thanks honey for telling me, now I will know why they all look at me strange when I come to visit you at school.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Just a little off today

So much for my blog on Friday regarding our good health. Today Camden woke up with the "croupy" cough. After a trip to the Dr. it was determined it wasn't croup but a sinus infection and we were good to go. Or were we? You see, tonight he spiked a fever and I don't know if he is having a reaction to the flu shot or something else is going on. He started an antibiotic, so we will wait and see.

Camden was a little off with his dressing today as well. He decided to wear Camo overalls with Halloween pumpkin socks and then topped it off with his black church dress shoes. Could it get worse, yes...
Just before he came down with the fever, he was wearing his unusual ensemble except he has baseball shoes on now while playing soccer with a basketball. His dad would be so proud! Speaking of his dad, here is a picture after the 50 pound weight loss...

Looking good honey, except for the women's sandals you are wearing. Now I see where Camden gets his dressing influences from.

The only one of us who was right on today was Noah on the bball court. He has taken up shooting baskets in the evening and talks about playing with Daddy and "the guys" when he gets older. I have no doubt that will happen sooner rather than later.

Have a great evening!

Recommendations anyone?

Do you know of a good pediatric E.N.T.? If so, do tell.