Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scenes from my phone

Trevor got me a new phone for Christmas and along with that phone came a pretty decent camera. It works great for snapping pictures on days when I don't have my big camera.....which is quite often. So I've caught some moments with my phone camera that I otherwise never would have had. Here is a little glimpse of what I've captured.

Declan doing a little drumming at Best Buy.

Cardinals eating bird food off our deck.

Riding 4-wheelers at the Big Boy Toy Show.

Dreaming of all the toys he wants at the Big Boy Toy Show.

Racing cars with Papa Lee.

Testing out the go kart at Sam's Club with Grandma Cameron.

And this morning as I dropped him off at school for Pajama Day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh what you can't do with some warm temps

I've been forced into the basement. Trevor insists on watching all 3 hours of Lost tonight. 3 hours? Really? So this is why ABC had to move Private Practice to Thursday nights. It's Lost mania in our house and I'm not a participant. And since my new addiction, the Wii Fit, is hooked to the same tv I'm forced down here to update the blog! So,lucky for you guys you'll get some pictures and a video to look at. Oh don't get me wrong this benefits me too.....I'll have time to play Wii at nap time tomorrow since I was planning on doing this then. My life is rough!

We got a Wii for Christmas and a Wii Fit this past weekend. I think its safe to say we're addicted and so are the boys. Tonight I was trying to teach Carson how to run with the Wii Fit. Check out the video....maybe he'll have Papa Cameron's running genes after all.

You'll be glad to know we haven't been stuck in the house in a Wii induced coma since Christmas. We've actually been outside sledding and playing in the snow quite a few times. Today the temp reached almost 40 degrees which in our neck of the woods is practically spring. While I know this warm streak won't last forever its nice to get out and not need 47 layers just to stay warm. Do you realize what little boys can do with such warm temperatures? It might as well have been 85 as far as they were concerned.

We played some baseball.

A diving catch!

Who needs a baseball glove? A regular glove is perfect!

We mowed the snow.

We also walked to the park. It was warm enough to climb all over the playground.

Go down the slides.

And go swinging.

Declan prefers being a bench warmer.

Oh but wait....he spots a patch of sand and rocks!

Nothing better then playing with sand and rocks. And no mittens since it was so warm out.

But eventually he retired from bench warming and went straight for the tunnels.

Come on Spring!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Great Seats

Trevor called me Friday afternoon and informed me that he had gotten 4 free tickets to a basketball game that night.

Yes that would be 4 $100 tickets COURTSIDE.....like on the basketball court.
With 2 kids.
We even had our own waitress!

At first I wasn't sure this was a good idea but the boys did great. We pretty much had a death grip on them the whole night for fear they would end up on the court in the middle of the game. Being that close definitely kept their attention.

Notice the death grip on the popcorn.

We even caught a basketball and had it signed by Thunder, the Wolfe mascot.

Free entertainment is good.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to the Grind

It's back to the grind today after 2 weeks of Christmas and New Year's celebration. We've enjoyed the last 5 days with daddy home from work. The boys were a little confused this morning when they woke up and daddy was already gone. So today we are back on a routine, one that involves not skipping naps and being in bed before 9:30. I guess routine would also mean I should clean the house, make my bed, do some laundry and feed the kids. Hmmm, I think I like the vacation routine MUCH better.

Here is some of what we did with our little vacation.

Made pancakes for breakfast, played Legos on the kitchen floor while mommy cooked, painted with finger paint, slept in till after 8 2 of 4 mornings, went to a hockey game, went shopping sans kids, ate at the Original Pancake House, went to Target, fixed the Neon, played trumpets in the bathtub, painted 2.5 walls, went to Menard 17 times, played Mario Kart, fixed the attic entry, watched some hockey, made creme brulee, took down a crib, moved Carson to the top bunk so Declan could sleep on the bottom, assembled a toy shelf, switched car seats, played hockey, went to dinner at Fudruckers, hugged a mascot, looked at some Christmas lights, cleaned out a closet, played some golf bowling and boxing on the Wii, ate at McDonalds, bought some good ice cream, cleaned out the garage, took down the Christmas tree, fixed a wall, put in some new outlets, fixed the front door, went to Best Buy, played Gone Fishing, read some books, skipped a nap, cried, changed some diapers, went to church, watched some football, drank lots of Coke since today is Day 1 of "less Coke," and last but not least relaxed and enjoyed some time as a family.

And pictures to prove that at least some of the above is true......Happy 2009!

And a little video of our tub band we are creating. Watch out! We could be the next Rock Band.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's going to be an exciting new year.

Me: Carson what are your New Year's Resolutions?

Carson: I don't know.

Me: Well, what do you want to do in the new year?

Carson: I don't know

Me: What should we do today?

Carson: Um, play.

Me: What should we do for the rest of 2009?

Carson: I don't know. I want to play a game.

Me: Well tell me what your resolutions are first?

Carson: Um, to play in the snow.

You are so your father's son.

Me: Declan what are your New Year's Resolutions?

Declan: "No I talkin to brudder."

Me: Well what do we want to do in 2009?

Declan: "Pick up da boxes and take those cause we got awot of dem. What are we doin tonight brudder?

Me: Huh?

One thing is for sure......they have been practicing their photo taking skills since Christmas.