Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not a Peep!

Cameron is pretty much like Rambo. Or like Iron Man. Or like some other incredibly tough guy that walks around with huge wounds that don't seem to bother him.

That is Cam in a nutshell.

This kid gets so many bumps, bruises, cuts, scrapes, etc and I don't even know how they happen because he never cries! Just this morning he ran and fell straight into the wall. He has a HUGE goose egg right on his head. Didn't even wimper.
The other day he fell off a park bench onto his face...on the cement...he just rolled over and kept playing.

And..this is the good story and true purpose for the post...yesterday, we went jogging and then stopped at a park to play just for a few minutes. As we jogged up, we saw a squirrel (there are tons of them around) and Cam hopped right out and ran at the squirrel. What kid hasn't chased a squirrel, right? Of course, the squirrel scampered up a tree and I just let Cam run off and play. Didn't think anything of it. Tyler joined him and they were giggling and having tons of fun. No one cried. No one screamed. Then they both run off to play on the slide and other play stuff. About 10 minutes later, as I am looking at Cam, I thought "what is that all over his face?" I ran over to check, and yes, his whole face was totally scratched up! One side was even bleeding!! I frantically asked what happened and he said "Swuirrel! Swuirrel!" Ty came over and I asked him what happened and he said "A squirrel growled and Cam and then just jumped at him" Of course, I am totally dumbfounded. Did a squirrel really just attack my baby? Didn't they think to come and tell me? Not once did Cam even make a peep. I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it.

So, to sum it all up, I am not positive, but it is pretty likely that Cam got attacked by a squirrel.

Or, to make it sound a little better, my helpless little child was ruthlessly mauled by a pack of ferocious hairy little beasts. (Does that sound good Nate and Kelly?)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Home Holly

Hi Everyone!

You have to see this blog....you just have to!


This is one of my dearest friends and roommates from college (actually, we weren't ever really roommates :) ) She is so amazingly talented! I truly will spend hours looking through her blog and have taken several of her ideas and used them in my house. In fact...that is what I am doing right now. (and probably will still be looking at her blog til midnight. I love it!)
I am so glad that she has a "interior design blog" now that everyone can see.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An Art Project

Don't laugh. This is my first try at being "artsy". Maren inspired me to try it since she did a mod podge that was so darling.

I made these for the boys' room. I actually like them...imperfections and all!

(Don't worry, I fixed the crooked picture :)

This last picture is one that I LOVE LOVE LOVE! It is Scott's dad when he was little, kneeling by his bed. It was a church print! We have it hanging in Ty and Cam's room. The other night, I asked Ty what he could do if he started getting scared of bugs at night (a recent problem :( ). He calmly replied "I can look up at Papa and not be scared anymore!"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Over the last month....

It has been a long time since I have posted, and lots of stuff has happened. Nothing big. Just regular life. But it sure makes me laugh, cry, etc. Here it goes...

First of all, I have been pretty sick the past few days. I am finally feeling much better. I had the sore throat, stuffy nose, achy body all over, etc. It totally wiped me out on monday. So I cuddled up on the couch and we watched movies almost all day. Sad, I know.
But by the end of the day, Ty was thinking only in terms of disney movies. When I was telling him the scripture story of Abinadi, and told him that King Noah killed Abinadi, Ty said "Oh, kind of like Scarf (aka Scar) killed Mufasa?" and then later when I said that Alma ran away and King Noah was very angry with Alma, Ty clarified "Do you mean he was as mad as Cinderella's step-mother?" I just had to laugh. I was sick...so I had some kind of excuse.
Speaking of which...I just have to throw this in here....I have the greatest friends. Over the past few weeks of sickness that have plagued our house, I have had so much support and love from friends. One friend brought a beautiful bunch of flowers while the kids were sick. And then on Tuesday showed up with an amazing dinner just at the perfect time! And I had countless other offers to bring dinner and others to watch the kids. Thanks to everyone.
Moving on to some other wonders of the past month...
Cameron is magical. Truly. He has been given the gift of finding ANYTHING you send him to find. You think I am joking. But no. He is amazing. If the phone is missing, I will say "hey Cam, can you go find the phone?" A few minutes later, he'll wander over with the phone that has been missing for a few days! Same thing with his sippy cup...gone. I had searched everywhere. I finally said out loud "Cam, do you know where your sippy cup is?" A few minutes later, he came running up to me with his sippy cup. And the best one ever...EVER....about nine months ago, Scott lost a little tiny piece of computer equipment (kind of like a USB drive) that have thousands of dollars of stuff on it. When Scott told me it was missing, we spend days searching the house inside and out. But to no avail. It was gone. It has been gone for nine months (or more). Then, when we were at the church for Tyler's birthday party, Cameron comes over and hands me something that he found as he was wandering up on the stage. Yes. It was Scott's computer piece!! I couldn't believe it. Cameron is marvelous. He is up for hire....

On to Ty's birthday party...I can't believe that Ty is 3 now! Seems like the time passes so quickly! Ty talked about doing two things for his birthday: have pizza and a movie night and ride on a bus. That's it. And he has asked to do that for his birthday for months now. So, Friday morning, we got up and got all ready and walked down to the bus stop right by our house. Ty and Cam were absolutely giddy with excitement as they waited for the bus. I was terrified at the thought of bringing two toddlers and a double stroller onto the bus. As the bus pulled up, I had Cam on one hip, the double stroller all folded up in the other hand and Tyler was holding onto one of my pockets...I am sure it was a sight to see. The doors opened and Tyler jumped right up and in a loud voice said "Hi, bus driver! It is my burfday!" and then promptly walked to the VERY back of the bus (of course, saying hi to each person he passed with things like "hi, grandpa man") and took his seat. He wanted to sit all by himself and it was just the most adorable thing I have seen. He pointed out just about everything he saw over the following 6 minutes. We only took the bus a few stops up and then got off to pick out a piece of candy at Walmart. I thought that he would be so excited once I told him he could get a piece of candy, but he was more worried about when we could get on the bus again. Needless to say, it was an absolute success! Then, in the evening we had lots of friends over to church and did pizza and a movie night. It was so much fun. We brought our projector and watched "The Lion King" on the big screen...it felt just like watching it at a theater. We had tons of pizza and cupcakes and it seemed like everyone had fun. Ty still talks about Simba, and is also always asking Cam if he wants to play "lions" with him. So much fun!

Here we are getting ready to leave to ride the bus

waiting at the bus stop was almost unbearable. they were so excited.

Ty's seat at the back of the bus

Ty and Cam on their first bus ride. Ty says "Now I really am a big kid, cause I can ride the bus!"

Last, but definitely not least, Scott played his concert last weekend. I am married to a rock star! He did awesome. The concert was so much fun. There were a few hundred people there and TONS of our friends came. It was amazing to see how many people came out to support Scott and we had so much fun. It only took about 24 hours to get my hearing back to normal :)
So many people talked to me after the concert and asked all about how long Scott has played and how often he plays now, etc. It started me thinking about how lucky I am that Scott puts the church and his family first in his life. I just had to put that in here because he truly is such an amazing musician, but he puts even more time into being an incredible dad and husband. He comes home and cleans or cooks dinner, plays with the kids, puts the kids to bed, and then only ONCE a week does he go and do music stuff. He spends all his other time with me! I am so grateful for such a wonderful and talented husband! (Pics to come)