Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Turkey Week!

Can you believe its Thanksgiving week already? It feels like we were just making daily trip to the swimming pool to cool off. Christmas music is playing in all the stores, lights are going up, shopping has begun and next Sunday is already the first Sunday of Advent. Time flies I guess.

My good friend Amy pointed out that my last posted was titled, "Deer Hunting Weekend 2" yet I didn't mention any deer. Well, that would be because none were shot, in fact, we didn't even see one. Deer Hunting at its finest! I'm happy to report that everyone seems to be on the mend around here and feeling much better.

This weekend we had a little snowfall and thanks to mommy taking the keys with her to work the boys were stuck at home to play in it. Carson was thrilled and very excited to get his snow pants on. Declan on the other hand is just like his mommy, not much for all that gear or the cold. But Trevor did convince (read: force) him to stay out and have some fun.

After work on Saturday we took the boys to see Madagascar. 4 movie tickets, one bag of popcorn and a pop cost us $35 (who knew a matinee was considered something BEFORE 2pm silly us for thinking a 4pm show was a matinee.) The good news is the boys did really well, even Declan was entertained.

Enjoying a little brownie batter.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Deer Hunting Weekend 2

In less then a week Trevor and I have spent $150 at the clinic and pharmacy. We now have a mini pharmacy in our bathroom.

Cough medicine for the boys, eyes drops for me and everything else goes to Trevor who is the proud owner of bronchitis and some pneumonia.

Needless to say the last few days/week have pretty much been a fog. Last Friday we had the day from H-E-double-hockey sticks. Here is a run down of how it went.

10am - Trying to get gas at a gas station when an old lady backs into me. $430 in damage to my bumper....basically a scratch.

12pm- At Target for lunch with daddy when I go to the bathroom and notice my eye is red. Don't think too much about it and just hope its a little irritated

1pm - Leaving Target when the boys lock themselves in the car with our only set of keys. Luckily Trevor was able to "teach" Declan how to use the unlock button on the keys. (Now, he wants to do it all the time.)

3pm - Notice my eye is getting redder and I begin to wonder if I may have pink eye. Contemplate for an hour if I should call the doctor.

4pm - Call the doctor to see if they can call in a prescription for me since we are headed to the farm and the nearest clinic is a ways away. The nurse informs me that she can't do that...I must come in. Lovely.

4:30 - Carson wakes up from his nap and complains of a stomach ache. For the next hour I wonder if he is sick and think about taking his temp but assume that he is fine. (Mother's Instinct people....listen to it!)

5pm - I'm in the bathroom and Carson is in the living room I hear him cough and know instantly this can't be good. I run to the living room where he starts puking and I carry him as fast as I can to the toilet. All the time he's puking over everything. And let's just say most of it DID NOT land in the toilet but instead on the walls and floor.

6pm - We try to figure out if we should even go out of town for the weekend but Carson seems fine. We eat dinner and load up the car.

8pm - Car is packed and we are out the door but not before a stop at Acute Care to get something for my pink eye

9pm - $50 later and I have some medicine for the pink eye that is now in BOTH eyes.

11pm - On the road. Kids STILL awake. We decide to make one last pit stop before they fall asleep. As we are pulling into the gas station Declan starts throwing up. Good News: I had a bucket in the car and managed to catch most of it. Bad News: He had been drinking milk.

1am - We reach our destination with two passed out kids and two very worn out parents.

So most of our deer hunting weekend was spent being lazy. The boys and I stayed in our pjs until dinner time Saturday. Some days that's the best medicine. They were pretty zoned out.

But now they seem to be back to their usual crazy selves.

Carson came home with 2 drawing the other day. When I asked him what they were he told me he couldn't remember. But then after some deep thoughts he thought this one was supposed to be him. (It's supposed to be Jesus)

It looks like the Tiger has some stripes and a few appendages. That's a start.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A 3yr olds attempt at watercolors.

He told me that some paint did get on the paper. I'm not so sure I believe that statement.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Random Video

Just a little video I shot a few weeks ago. Declan was doing this crazy jump move into the splits. He does it best right at the beginning of the video. And Carson was enthralled with his stomach that was making some crazy noises, must have drank too much milk.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Deer Hunting Weekend 1

While daddy went hunting grandma and grandpa Cameron came for a visit.

It seems Carson's favortie thing to do these days is look through the toy section of any ad/magazine. He is very eager for Santa to come.

Papa Cameron and Declan enjoying the newspaper.

The boys got Christmas PJs this weekend and who wants to wait until Christmas to wear those!!

My mom and I found these cute shirts at a craft show this weekend. While I couldn't get the boys together for a picture. I did get them separately with them on.

The face of a troublemaker.

Peaking under puppy.

Being a ham in his crib after a good nap,

Thank God for Leaf Blowers.

I love this house. I love its location, I love that we are in a quiet neighborhood, I love the view and for most of the summer I loved the trees. Our house that is surrounded by 5 very large, very old trees, and that's not counting the neighbors or the park, that's just in our small yard. We've debated for a few months which approach to raking is better. It seems most of neighbors fall into the category of raking once a week for many weeks. I was of the mindset that it would be better to wait for all the leaves to be off the trees before you start raking. I'm still not convinced which way is better. But let's just say I spent the better half of the last 2 weeks raking....EVERY SINGLE DAY! And on Thursday I was shoveling leaves as fast as I could before the snow fell, and so were my neighbors.

One thing is for sure. The boys loved them.
And I'm so glad to be done with it until next year.

Now my leaves are piled into 30+ bags that need to get to the dump. Good Times.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Extravaganza

I've got a ton of Halloween pictures from the last week. We've been so busy raking leaves that I haven't had time to get them off the camera. And since I refuse to do anymore raking until ALL the leaves are off the trees I now have time to get these pictures going.

Our Halloween festivities started the weekend before Halloween with Zoo Boo. Then we had a preschool Halloween party, playgroup party, trick or treating and another Halloween party with friends. Needless to say we are costumed and Halloweened out. But it appears that the boys had a blast and I have about 5 pounds of candy that now needs to find a new home.

Zoo Boo pictures.

I spy a Little Buzz Light Year behind that Batman.

Carson thought this was a HUGE piece of candy corn and he tried to take a bite (not even joking).

Somehow they were both willing to get on the firetruck while it was running.

Pumpkin Carving

Carving the pumpkin. Too bad he wasn't interested in cleaning it out. He doesn't want to get dirty.

Ta Da!

Making silly faces.

Daddy and Declan showing off our pumpkins.

My boys and their pumpkins.

Making silly faces with mommy.

Preschool Halloween Party

Carson's class parading through the school.

Carson's class all dressed up for Halloween. I have about a million outtakes of this picture. I thought getting my two together for a picture was a tast. Nope, this takes the cake.


Getting ready to trick-or-treat.

Aren't they cute?

Here we go.

The Loot.

Halloween Party with friends

Me and my crazy friends at our friends Halloween Party.

The Crazy Boys.....Sam, Treylyn, Riley and Carson.

Declan was enamored with Becky's clown costume. I'm not sure he realized it was her but he sat with her for quite awhile.

Singing a little karaoke.

Gage and Carson taking turns at the mic.

Daddy and Declan hanging out.

A little video of our trick-or-treaters