Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Just so you don't think this blog is turning into the all Camden site.....As we walked in the house from school today Claremarie said, "Mom, will you teach me how to do laundry tonight?" Sweet niblets (to quote Hannah Montana) that was music to my ears!!


Today as I was buckling Camden into his car seat, he could see down my shirt. He put his hand on my chest and said with great concern in his voice, "Mommy, I think your heart has a crack in it."

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Camden was playing over at a friend's house and for some reason decided that he needed to take his friend's fish out of the fish bowl and put it in his mouth (That's how he described it but I think it was really more like he kissed the fish.) For a child who screams like we are cutting all of his fingers off when we try to get him to try a new fruit or veggie, why on earth would he do that???When we asked him this very question he said that the fish really didn't have any flavor.

Update on the fish: The fish didn't make it. Evidently he was fatally injured. And yes, Camden will be buying a new one for his friend!! (When I told Camden the fish died he said, "It was breathing when I left it.")

Update on Camden: He was upset about the demise of the fish. We told him he could think about that while he spent three days with no screen time.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I turned 40 on Sunday. There I said it. Well, I didn't actually say it I just typed it. Is that close enough? Is it bad that I've been a little sad about it? Is it bad that I feel like in all actuality many of my best years are gone (yes I know I still have good years left)? Is it bad that I've actually checked into getting botox? (It costs A LOT!!!). As one of my birthday cards said, "You are on the 40 yard line. There's a lot of game left BUT halftime is getting close."

I've always had a hard time with the decade birthdays starting with 20. It is not really the age that bothers me. I think it is just the passing of time that I have to mourn a little each decade. This one seems especially hard to accept but I suppose it is just a pride thing as I'm one of the first to turn this age amongst my friends and 40 just seems to move one up into a different age category.

There have been some fun things about turning this age. The month started with an awesome shopping trip (arranged by Sam) to Kansas City with 6 friends (no kids allowed). It was so much fun to shop, eat meals someone else cooked without worrying about kids, talk, laugh, relax, and just get away from it all. We were only gone two days but it was a wonderful break for me and I hope for everyone else. Thanks ladies. You are the best!! When can we go again??? Mall of America here we come.................

This last weekend my sister and parents along with some help from Sam planned a party for me with my family. There were about 40 (that wasn't planned) people there to help me celebrate (commiserate) my landmark birthday. My sister did a great job with the arrangements and a fun time was had by all. Thanks Rhonda, Sam, Mom and Dad!! One especially nice thing that my mom did for me was to make a scrapbook with lots of baby pictures and many other old photos of my growing up years. It was so fun to look back and remember things I had forgotten.

When we got home from the party Sam gave me my present which was a laptop with lots of bells and whistles. That has been a fun distraction and will keep me busy for awhile. Hey, it takes us old folks a while to learn new things.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Isn't she sweet in her new outfit???!!!

RANDOM THOUGHTS (and pictures)

My mind has been spinning since Tuesday and I will probably have to process but not tonight........

We are heading to Lincoln for the FB game tomorrow. It will be cold but when it's cold they have really good hot chocolate. Hope the game is a good one. Don't think I can take another loss so soon after Tuesday.

Tonight was the big High School Musical 3 viewing. It was OK but not as good as the first one. (Claremarie like this one best. Sam liked 2 the best.) Sam didn't even get to see the last 30 mins. because Camden decided that since he hasn't had one for months it was just the perfect time to throw a huge tantrum.

We got some Christmas shopping done today for the kids. The goal is to have all shopping done by December 1st.

Any of you who are not on facebook need to check it out. It is so fun to connect with old friends. I really have to be careful not to spend too much time on it because it can be quite a time waster.

This week at school another girl told Claremarie that she was so random. She gets that from me. Who wants to be predictable???

Have a good weekend!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I don't want to have B.O. for four years. In fact I do my best to avoid having B.O. whenever possible. If I were still 2 (or if I thought it would be socially acceptable) I would be throwing myself down on the ground having a temper tantrum right now........................