Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
What is it that they say??? That the box is always more fun than the actual present??
Camden received a box in the mail today from Aunt Stephanie & Uncle Paul. He opened it and the first thing he pulled out of the box wasn't the present but the BUBBLE WRAP! He was so excited and said, "Oh cool...my favorite...bubble wrap!" He then spent the next 10 minutes jumping on it. Too funny! But don't worry he eventually opened the birthday present and was very excited about the cool magnets as well. We spent all afternoon playing with them! For those of you who are looking for future gift ideas for our boy look no further than your neighborhood office supply store! Oh and he loves big boxes as well! He still loves to play in the big box that our tv came in. :)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
That evening we met some good friends the Kehl's for dinner at Chuy's. We then headed over to the ghetto, uh I mean Magic Carpet Golf for some miniature golf. The golf experience was quite interesting. I don't think the place had been touched since '78. Most of the electronic stuff didn't work even though our engineering husbands tinkered with them along the way. Besides the fact that we all wanted to go home and scrub our kids and ourselves from head to toe (and we did) it was great fun to spend the evening with good friends.
Here's Camden getting ready to putt into one of many unique holes. The idea here was to get the ball into the toilet in the outhouse.
Here is the Easter Island head that you can climb up into. Actually you can climb all the way to the top for a pretty nice view of Tucson. Of course as you climb the spiral stair case you really had to wonder if they hadn't done any upkeep since '78 could it really be safe???
On Sunday after church, we headed to Kartchner Caverns. It was Camden's first time in a cave. Since he didn't know what to expect he was a little nervous. But once we got in he totally loved it. We were able to see all the rooms of the Caverns with the exception of the big room. During the summer they close the big room as this is where bats come to give birth to their young.
This picture was taken inside the visitor center.
These were the coolest grasshoppers. They were so pretty and we couldn't believe it...they were everywhere. Oh and yes they are doing what you think they are doing! :)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Since one of his favorite things these days is Star Wars. I did attempt a bit of a Star Wars themed party. We had the usual commercial themed paper products, much to Doug's chagrin as well as a Star Wars cake & cupcakes, Darth pinata and some Star Wars parting gifts. Besides that the kids spent two hours running around like freaks, playing games, climbing the climbing wall and doing the zip line (which is Cam's favorite part). Everyone was sweaty and stinky (including me) at the end which I think is the sign of a good party!
Here are a few pics from the day:
Can you tell what it is? Ok, I'll tell you...It's supposed to be R2-D2.
I cheated a bit here by using R2-D2, C3-P0, Chewy and Darth rings as the cupcake toppers.
Here are all the kiddo getting ready to play a few games.
Here are just a few pics of the many friends that joined us to celebrate.
Ahh..the classic blowing out of the candles!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Spock was such a wonderful kitty. He put up with everything that Camden dished out and still wanted to be on his lap for story time and on his bed for prayer time.
The good news is that we still have one cat, our sweet Uhura and she is completely frightened of the outdoors so at least she won't be someone's dinner. But the bad news is that she is almost 17 1/2. Sadly she never liked Spock and she seems to be quite happy to once again be the queen of the household.
To answer your question...yes there is a theme here. You can thank the other half for that.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
We also enjoyed checking out our local T-Rex museum with our good friends the Lowell's. The fella at the museum was a bit of character and there was a bit of cheese to be had. But the boys seemed to really enjoy panning for treasures and digging up dinosaur bones.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Chinanews, Beijing, July 7 – Currently, there are 37 million more males than females in China, and the figure among kids aged under 15 is 18 million. Nowadays, China is perhaps the country suffering from the most severe sex imbalance. Its sex ratio in 2005 was 118.88:100, far higher the normal figure of 104 – 107:100. Statistics show that sex ratio in Jiangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Anhui and Henan provinces is even higher than 130:100. Experts warn that Chinese must take immediate action to put sex imbalance under control before it is too late. The Sex ratio in China started leaping in the 1980's. The nation’s sex ratio in 1982 was 108.5:100, according to the result of the 3rd National Census. The figure in 1987 had increased to 110.9:100, then 111.3:100 in 1990, and 116.9:100 in 2000. At present, only the sex ratios of very few autonomous regions like Xinjiang and Tibet are normal. Crimes like trafficking in humans have started to haunt the provinces with the severest sex imbalance, thus the problem must be solved as soon as possible.
Nothing makes Camden happier than being just like his Daddy! He loves to wear matching clothes. Camden was particularly thrilled when we were out shopping a few months ago and we found fire shoes for Dad that were just like his. He begged Doug to buy them and fortunately they were cheap so Doug folded. Of course it helped that Doug has always loved Converse.
These pictures are from the last two Sunday afternoons. In the first picture we were all working on a "project". It was way too hot of an afternoon. The boys thought they would be cooler if they somehow got their hair off their foreheads. Doug commented that he had a Superman curl. Something about the "shroom" on the top of his head seems to take away from the Superman curl. Don't you think? :) The second picture was the first time the boys wore their matching fire shoes. Camden was so excited! They were headed out for an afternoon of Geocaching.
You boys are way too cute! God has blessed me far more than I deserve!!!