Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An EPIPHANY I had...

After staying home today with Cameron that has been sick on and off for five weeks, I had an epiphany...


Oh the money and time I would have saved...

Seriously, Cameron has been sick with flu/sinus, then flu/sinus again, and well, we find out today at 3:50 what virus he has now. The poor kid has run fever more days in the past month than not. Cade got some virus from his friends at Mrs. Paula's house that led to an ear infection. He was home for two days (and is luckily feeling better today!!).

That being said, we are visiting the doc again today for the fifth time this month! I love my pediatrician and all, but I am very tired of seeing him!!

All of this being said, I am inviting any who read this blog to come over to my house this weekend, with:

rubber gloves

and a mask

in hand and join me in disinfecting my house. It should be loads of fun! I know you don't want to miss out!

Please pray that this is the last time poor Cameron and Cade get sick for a LONG, LONG time!!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I LOVE THIS and will treaure this memory FOREVER!!

When Cameron was a little guy (around 6-7 monthes) Josh and I started this song and dance of the song 'Respect'. (I don't even know if that is the title or who sings it, but anyways...). Josh is going to kill me for sharing this with the world, but we have done it many times in front of family. Just say we are their entertainment...moving on...

Cameron LOVED, and I mean, LOVED it when we would sing and dance this song for him. He would laugh so hard. We would laugh so hard. Our audience would laugh so hard. It was the best.

Now, we get to share this exciting moment with Cade. Except, the tables have turned a little. Cameron now gets to help turn our 'duo' into a 'trio' as he helps sing the song song and do the moves for his little brother.

This is precious to see in person if you remember us doing it with Cameron. We are happy to entertain you if you live if you would like for us to, if not, enjoy this video.

I love Cameron's dancing. I love Cade's laugh.

Oh how I don't want them to grow up!

Cade the Dragon

Our house has been all dragons lately, from Cameron's halloween costume to the new sound that the Cadester has been making. Check out this super cute video that my mom took when she visited last weekend.

Gosh I love this guy!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just too cute

Look at these two little guys from Halloween night!! What cuties!!

(I loved his tail!!)

(Look at that smile!!)

More to come later...I just had to share!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A little SWAMPED

Dear Blog,

It's not you, it's me. I am sorry you feel neglected. I have not been a good friend, just leaving you, alone, for almost two months. Now, don't get upset...I know it just sounds like the same old excuses, but I have been put in to a new place that I have never been before. Yes, that is a working mom of two. It has been a big life change. My day is so busy, from waking up at 6:00, feeding baby #2, heading to work, teaching 40 7 &8 year olds, pumping three times a day, picking up baby #1 and baby #2 (that takes almost 45 minutes), cooking dinner for baby #1 and hubby, feeding baby #2, baths, making lunches, bedtimes, and not to mention the other household duties. Good thing I have a GREAT hubby that helps along the way! Now, those are some good excuses, but here are some better excuses for neglecting you.

Mr. Cam-man

The 'Cade'ster

Admiring his older brother

One happy boy

Cade looks a little scared here...with reason!

Now those two boys are totally worth my abandoning you. I am slowly getting into a routine, so please just bare with me for a few weeks longer.

Your long lost friend~
Dawn :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

And we're alive....


5 weeks since my last I off maternity leave or what!?!?

The month of August has always proven to be BUSY, BUSY, BUSY for this momma...I have barely even pulled out my camera to take pictures of my kiddos. I know one day I will hear from Cade's mouth, "Mommy, what did I look like when I was five months old?" Unfortunately, I will have to tell him, "I don't know sweet heart, mommy was too busy to take pictures." Really, I have a few, but just not 'blog worthy'.

So, just so you know what has been going on with the Newton's, I compiled a list:

  • Cade started school on August 3rd at Ms. Paula's house. He has done great!! Josh took him the first day so I didn't cry, but needless to say, when I picked him up, I balled. I guess there is no way of getting over those tears.
  • Cameron was going to start pre-school on Aug. 5, but instead spent a few days at his Mimi and Pop's house in Austin. He loves going there and I know that they love having him. Seriously, their house is a shrine to Cameron.
  • Cameron did start pre-school on August 10th. It was an exciting day in the Newton household. He got his lunch box, his nap towel, his change of clothes, and headed out for the day. He cried a little when Josh left, but overall had a great day!
  • Then...the second day of pre-school came. Oh how we hated the second day. Cameron cried and cried. He started the day off telling me he didn't want to go. But, we convinced him to go and how much fun he would have. When Josh dropped him off, he began the crocodile tears. Josh finally had to just leave and the wonderful director called before Josh had gotten out of the parking lot to tell him that Cameron was already happy and playing with others. Oh how he knows how to pull at our heart strings.
  • Cameron does much better now at pre-school and even asks on Saturdays if he can go. He was upset last week when I told him that he got to stay home with us. "But mommy, why is my pre-school locked? I need to see my friends." When Josh drops him off every morning Cameron has to give him a kiss and a hug and say "I love you Daddy". Seriously, if this doesn't happen every day, Cameron tells me that his daddy didn't give him a kiss and hug and that he was sad all day. Once again, he tugs on the heart strings...
  • Cameron had his first show and tell. He had spent the night at his Mamma and Daddy Mike's that night, so Mamma had to get an item for him to bring. Honestly, I was a bit nervous that he would be the only one without something cool, but Mamma came through. (really I should of never doubted her!!) Cameron brought some jungle animals that they always play with. She found the momma and the baby and he taught his class the names of the baby animals. Honestly, this is much better than what I would of given him to bring, and I know that he must of been the STAR of pre-school that day!
  • Cameron got stickers for making good choices and not having to go to the thinking spot. Way to go!! He is also got to be the 'weader' (that is leader for those of you who don't speak three year old). We were so proud.
  • I have lost space for all of his art work. I can't make myself through it away. Anyone have any suggestions?
  • Cade has battled his first and second cold since he was born all in one month. Poor guy, I wasn't sure if he was every going to be able to breath again. The suction bulb was our best friend and followed me everywhere.
  • Cade FINALLY rolled over and the little boy is everywhere this month!! We lay him down in one position and it is like he plays hide and go seek with us if we leave the room. He can roll himself anywhere! You should of seen Cameron when he saw Cade roll over the first time, (imagine a high pitched voice) "CADE, I so proud of you. You are getting bigger!!"
  • I helped open a new campus this year! I LOVE my new school so much. Although it has been a lot of work putting together a new classroom, I wouldn't change if for anything. My classes (I only teach Reading/Language Arts this year to two second grade classes) are wonderful. I get excited and sad thinking that in two short school years I will get to see Cameron walking the halls of Creek View Elementary.
  • On August 25, I celebrated my 29th birthday. Yes, my last year in my 20's. So sad...
  • Josh became a great babysitter this month as I spent many Saturdays and Sundays up at school. He is now a pro at two children!
  • I spent most of this month with my new best friend, my breast pump. Sorry to be so blunt, but I feel that I need to celebrate taking 10 minutes out of my busy day every three hours to 'feed' my child.
  • And although this technically didn't happen in August, I feel it is blog worthy...we happily welcome back...FOOTBALL SEASON!! Lord, please let the Aggies be good this year...(oh and with the beginning of Football season means basketball season is right around the corner. I love basketball now!! Thank you Josh...)
So that is our life in a list. Sort of...I am sure I missed something. Five months of maternity leave has come and gone. I will forever treasure this special time with my kids. Although there were days that I could of pulled my hair out, my house was clean, my family had good home cooked meals, I sometimes slept in (if 8:00 is sleeping in?), I watched Oprah, I blogged more, and I took more pictures. But oh how I love teaching. I miss this kids and I miss seeing my bestest friends daily. There is no better job than being a mom and teacher...

Hopefully my next blog won't be a month away...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Jace!!

We are so excited that today is Jace's 3rd birthday! We couldn't ask for a better cousin to Cameron and Cade or a better nephew!!

Jace is one of the most out going three year olds we know! He has such an adventurous spirit and outgoing personality! Cameron and Jace love to play with each other and I am so glad that Cameron has him as a friend to grow up with.

So in honor of your third birthday Jace, here are three things we love about you:

#1: The way you tackle Cameron (thank you for helping him become a little more manly)
#2: You are such an athlete. And we especially love that you always wear those black patches under your eyes (what are they called again?)
#3: Your willingness to try anything new. You are truly a daredevil (climbing out of cribs, throwing baby powder around your room...)

There is so much more we could your scooby-do crocs, your Mohawk as a baby, your keen fashion sense, your blanket and paci, the way you wrap your whole body around someone when they hold you, those arms and legs that went on forever when you were a newborn... the list goes on.

Thank you Jace for bringing such happiness to our family! We hope your third birthday is everything you wished for and more (and I promise we didn't get you a big pink bow!)

Look at Jace's face!! He is so proud of himself!

The boys playing a Chucky Cheese. There is no way both of them could fit now!