Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let is Snow 2...

Yes, this is the second post about snowing. What a day!!

Josh and I were amazed about the snow that we got yesterday!! I mean College Station got REAL snow, not that nasty Texas snow, but real fluffy, flaky white snow!

As soon as we got home, Cameron was ready to play in the snow and better yet...was ready to build a snowman!! Josh was gung-ho mittens, no I took a few pictures and ran inside. Here are a few of the pics I got of the REAL snow that we got yesterday!

Cameron leaving Paula's house yesterday and having a 'feel' of snow!
Once we got home, Cameron took off running in the snow. I seriously have never seen him so excited!!

Josh and Cameron collecting snow for the snowman. You can see that Cameron's gloves were huge on him, but hey, they worked. Cameron got out his plastic gardening tools and would collect snow and bring it to his daddy. It was so cute to watch the two of them.

A picture of the outside of the house. By the way...Josh's truck is blue, not white!!

And finally...the snowman...
O.k...o.k...that really isn't our snowman. Sadly, Cameron made it about 45 minutes outside. He played and played, and scooped and dug and threw snow, until his little body just got too cold. Josh said he just started crying in the middle of the yard for no reason, so they came inside. That picture above is just a snowman from someone in Aggieland that I found on the internet. I just felt this blog couldn't be complete without a picture of a snowman.

Stay warm!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

What a sight to see this morning!! (I thought the picture above was appropriate...)

I got up, probably still half asleep, at 6:15 to let the dog out and what did my little eyes see....


I was so excited...I mean hey...this is two winters in a row that Aggieland has got snow! I immediatly woke Josh up. The first thing he says to me is "Is it really?" My response..."Would I seriously be waking you up if it wasn't?" He got up, took a look outside, thought it was pretty cool, and went back to bed.
We left Cameron asleep (as he usually gets up around 8:00). There was enough snow on Josh's truck that it would still be there so Cameron could see it.

Anyways...I thought you all might like to know my little excitement from this morning!

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

This weekend, the Newton's put up their Christmas decorations. I suggest you not do it in the order that we did. Here is our day's activities:

Step one:
Untangle all the lights from two years ago (since we didn't put lights up last year). Check them to make sure that they work. Yeah!! They still work.
Step two:
Borrow a ladder from your brother-in-law (since he owns Fish Window Cleaning and uses a ladder on a daily basis). Leave husband alone outside while he figures out what he wants to do with the outside lights.

Step three:
Little wife heads inside to decorate the inside of the house. First clean the entire house, second, begin unpacking the Christmas decorations. Meanwhile, both husband and wife do babysitting duties (aka entertain the Cam-man).

Step four:
Go outside and check on husband. You see him at the end of the roof, breathing and laughing really hard. What is going on you think? Well, husband has started slipping off room and appartenly was yelling your name. But, since the movie 'The Polar Express' is blaring in your house (as I said, entertaining the Cam-man), the wife couldn't hear him. Luckily, he caught his grip and did not fall off the room. Now, be a good wife and take a picture.

Step five:
Husband realizes that one strand does not work. (should I mention, that somehow the bulb broke?) Darn it!! Now we head all around town looking for size C9, clear lights. Apparently, everyone in town is looking for them also. Every store we go to is out. Husband finally decides to start over with new lights. Yeah for him.

Step six:
Put kiddo down for nap. Husband and brother-in-law (who has now come over to help) watch football while wife finishes the inside of the house.
(men in picture are just actors)

Step seven:
Halftime. Husband goes outside to finish lights (well, to start over). We soon realize that the clips we have for the old lights do not fit the new lights. Darn it again! Being a good wife (and since I am done with my part of decorating) I head to Wally World on a Saturday night to get new clips. Luckily, I run into two or three families straight out of Christmas Vacation. I love Walmart.

Step eight:
Give up for the night. Go to bed with only the bushes and trees lit.

Step nine:
Go to church. After church, husband is ready to begin again. This time, the Cam-man decides to give a lending hand. That lasted long...yeah right! Husband realizes he needs another extension cord. Being the good wife (and since I am done with my part of decorating) I head to Target (I got smart this time) and buy two new extension cords.

Step ten:
Yes, we are on step ten. Husband realizes he does not have enough lights to finish the house. He goes to Target and buys more lights and clips. Pregnant wife is tired now.

Step eleven:
Husband finishes his project at 6:00 last night. We now have a beautiful house, inside and out. (REAL pictures to come later)

Step twelve:
Celebrate with oreos and milk. O.k....maybe we just needed an exuse to have oreos and milk.

Step thirteen:
Chill out from a long weekend and get ready for the week ahead.

As I said, we do not suggest following our order of events for Christmas decorating. We hope you all had better luck! Next year, we are paying someone to do this!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jeff Foxworthy's Take On Teachers

I found this the other day, and thought it was too funny not to share. I am sure that my teacher friends could add a couple to the list!


Jeff Foxworthy's Take on Teachers

1. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.

2. You get a secret thrill out of laminating something.

3. You walk into a store and hear the words "its Ms/Mr. _________" and know you have been spotted.

4. You have 25 people that accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.

5. You can eat a multi-course meal in under twenty-five minutes.

6. You've trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day: lunch and conference period .

7. You start saving other people's trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.

8. You believe the teachers' lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.

9. You want to slap the next person who says "Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off."

10. You believe chocolate is a food group.

11. You can tell if it's a full moon without ever looking outside.

12. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says "Boy, the kids sure are mellow today."

13. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.

14. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.

15. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.

16. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.

17. You can't pass the school supply aisle without getting at least five items!

18. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.

19. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer

20. You understand instantaneously why a child behaves a certain way after meeting his or her parents.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Wow!! What a busy Thanksgiving this year! Well, is always pretty busy!

We started off Wednesday afternoon headed to Austin to spend the night with Josh's family. We had a great chili dinner that night and woke up Thursday morning to play the annual Celina Bowl. This is a family tradition that has been going on for many years and although I couldn't play this year, it was still fun to watch! We even nominate an MVP that gets a trophy to display for the entire year!

After the game, we headed back to Josh's cousin's house for the Thanksgiving dinner. I was looking forward to Cameron eating away, but it ended up being his nap time and he slept right through the entire dinner!! Oh well...

We left there and headed for my family's ranch in South Texas. We had to make it before the Aggie game. Or should I say the Longhorn game...I'm not too sure the Aggies even showed up to play! It is always fun to watch the game at the Ranch with all of my cousins (who are all Longhorns). I do have to say it was better the last two years, when we won!! We enjoyed the weekend watching a ton of football, eating way too much food, and chasing the Cam-man around!

Speaking of Cameron...he loves the Ranch! (or Bebbee's house as he calls it) He loves to go looking for cows and watching the horses. This year, Mark corned the roads (for you non deer hunters that is what you do to get the deer to come out) so that Cameron could see some deer. He really enjoyed seeing the deer eat the corn and as he says "I saw 2, 4, 6, 7 deer." He especially enjoyed feeding the horses carrots and throwing rocks in the tank by the house. On his down time in the house, he summoned everyone to play his new fishing game....which was $4 at Target and totally worth every penny of entertainment (well for me at least b/c he wanted everyone else to play, I just got to relax...thanks everyone!!)

Anyways, enjoy these pics from our Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to getting ready for the next holiday!!

One of the many people he got to play the fishing game...

Heading to his first deer stand with Bebee (he wouldn't go in because of the bugs)

Riding with Mimi in the back of the jeep...

I think Cameron actually thinks he is going to drive that thing by himself...

Brian already teaching him to play poker (Cameron wanted to sleep with the poker chips...)

Cameron wasn't scared at all to feed the horses...

The horsey says 'CHEESE'...

By the way...we actually do have pictures of the big Celina Bowl, I just have to get them off of my MIL's please don't think that I am leaving them out...more to come later!!

I hope you all had a great thanksgiving! As I said all week, there is nothing better than being 5 months preggo and having Thanksgiving. I ate my weight in leftovers this doc will be so proud!

Monday, November 24, 2008

We have a name....

After much thought (and searching online...) we finally have a name for Cameron's little brother...

Drum roll please....

Cade Walker Newton
We are really excited about this name and have really thought of one possibility of teasing when he is older:

(Yes, that is Walker Texas Ranger...don't you love Chuck?)

Anyways...that is that for now! I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving week!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Halloween 2008

Yes, the Newton Family did celebrate Halloween. Am I a little late in posting about it? Absolutely!! Sorry...I know you have all been on pins and needles waiting for this post!!

We had a great Halloween with our little French Fry, complete with a ketchup treat bag. At first, Cameron wanted nothing to do with his french fry costume. He really wanted to be a shark (well first it was an elephant, then on to the shark). But, since mommy procrastinated and waited until the last minute to buy a costume, he had to settle on french fries. Actually, I think it has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen (I am not being biased at all!).

We started the night at a Halloween party at Mamma and Daddy Mike's. Sharon can throw one heck of a party for toddlers! It was complete with pin the hat on the scarecrow, musical cushions, pumpkin bowling, eat an apple on a string, and wagon races. Cameron loved the wagon races the best and especially enjoyed his Uncle Dennis being his driver. The best part was when Cameron was laughing so hard that he fell out of the wagon, on to the grass, and got up as fast as he could to try and win the race. His laugh was hysterical and many of the adults thought he was crying. Luckily, Cameron got to do his wagon race again, this time buckled in. We ended the party with hot dogs and yummy roasted marshmallows. Cameron could really care less about eating the marshmallow, he just wanted to watch it catch fire. (mental note...hide the matches when he gets older!) Josh had a little scare when the flaming marshmallow came flying off of Cameron's stick and landed on his shirt. Luckily, Cameron did not catch fire and was just walked away with a burned hole in his shirt...and mommy only freaked out a little bit!

After the super fun Halloween party, we headed over to a friend's house for trick or treating. Cameron really enjoyed only took one house for him to realize that he gets candy at the door. Instead of saying "Trick or Treat", he would say "Candy." Everyone loved his costume and I think it was the hit of the neighborhood. Josh and I enjoyed walking around with Cameron (while he pulled the wagon).

The funny thing about Halloween (and I am sure that this will change) is that Cameron could of cared less about the actual candy...he wanted the prizes! He loved the play dough, crayons, stickers, and pumpkin spoon that he got. So, Josh and I HAD to enjoy the candy. Can't let it go to waste...

Here are some pictures from our evening! Enjoy!

The best lookin' fries in College Station!!

The beginning of the wagon race:

The second wagon race (complete with costumes):

Little French Fry (with ketchup bag) headed to get some good stuff for Mommy and Daddy:

Setting fire to marshmallows (before actually catching on fire):

Cinderella, French Fry, and Aggie football player. (Apparently the football player got hungry after the big game!):

What I watched while trick or treating. My little french fry and his daddy:

Just had to add this cute pic of Uncle Dennis and Cameron. Cameron had so much fun with Dennis at the party!

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Newton's go to Sea World!

Josh's friend Tenielle called to see if we wanted to bring the family to San Antonio last weekend for a trip to Sea World. What a great idea...and even better...we got to go with Cameron's cousins, Riley and Jace.

Although the fee was a little outrageous to get in, it was well worth it! Cameron enjoyed himself so much and the kids made it through the entire day with no nap! (A first for Cameron) We couldn't of asked for better kids!! Anyways, here are some pictures from our trip for all to enjoy! (oh, and I had to add some cute videos near the bottom)

First off, Cameron in the only pumpkin patch I took him to this year (thank you Sea World!)

We started the trip off with a good time in Shamu's Harbor. Yes, that is me, preggo and all climbing a huge rope jungle jim.

It was Fright Fest at Sea World...not sure what Cameron thought of it!

Shamu jumping for joy:

Isn't Shamu so cool?

Cameron and his Daddy enjoying the sea lion show:

The family visiting the sharks (sorry I look so was a long day!)

And finally, two videos for you. The first one is of Cameron enjoying the beginning of the Shamu show. I just love how excited he is. You can even hear him say 'get wet'. He was so excited about getting wet, and well, then on to the second video. You can see that the reaction to getting wet isn't exactly what we expected.

Although we had some tears from getting two wet, it was a great trip! I highly reccomend Sea World for a two year old! (plus they get in free!) Believe it or not, but Cameron still did not sleep on the way home! I finally got him to fall asleep at 9:30...way past bed time! Sea World was a great idea and we can't wait to go back again!

Mom's 50th Birthday Surprise!!

So, my mom's actual birthday was October 7th, but due to weddings and other events we had to put off celebrating until the weekend October 18th. The best part of it all...she had no idea!!

Dennis and I put together a special weekend for mom in San Antonio. I told mom that Cameron, Josh, and I were coming to Austin for my high school reunion. Luckily, she didn't look too much into that as the reunion wasn't until the next weekend and I really had no plans to go! We got to Austin Saturday morning and she immediately went to playing with Cameron. I pulled her away long enough so that I could give her her birthday present. I bought her some new fun luggage. She was excited, but not really until I told her to pack her bags, we were leaving! I knew the exact reaction I would receive..."I'm not going anywhere!" I was prepared for this, and informed her that if she did not in fact leave, Dennis would be out a lot of money (he paid for the hotel that night) and that there were people meeting us there that would have no idea what to do. She still wouldn't' have any of it. So finally, I had to tell her that we were headed to San Antonio for a night on the river walk and that my Aunt Debbie (her sister) was meeting us. She finally packed her bags and off we headed.

Once we got to San Antonio, we pulled up to the Emily Morgan hotel...which was totally cool! It was 12 steps from the entrance to the Alamo and the manager hooked us up with a twelfth story view of the Alamo and downtown San Antonio. We didn't stay in the room long, as the non-preggo women had margaritas to drink! We headed to the Alamo first (for a little sight seeing) and then down to the riverwalk. We walked for a while, but we finally found the restaraunt my mom and Debbie were looking for, Casa Rio. (I think that is the name) Anyways, it is right on the riverwalk. They got their margaritas, I got my coke (hey...I can splurge too!) and we enjoyed nachos and quacamole...our favorite! After going enjoying some laughter and fun, we went for a tour of downtown San Antonio on one of the riverboats. What fun that was!! Then, it was on to another restaraunt, for another margarita (and a virgin daquari for me). Of course we weren't done yet, so we headed for the Tower of America. Instead of paying the $12 fee to go to the lookout deck, we headed to the restaraunt. This was the best part of the entire evening! We enjoyed sunset, appetizers, and laughing and goofing off some more. After that, it was back to the hotel and to bed! What an evening!

The next morning we went down and enjoyed a big breakfast in the hotel and then my grandma asked us to come see her. Now, this was all part of the plan and my mom had no idea. When we finally go to Grandma's house, mom was greeted with a big Happy Birthday sign in the front yard and all of the rest of the family there to celebrate her big day. Grandma made some yummy food and a even better red velvet cake! I think mom had a great time, and overall, was very surprised!

Here are some pictures from the trip!

Our hotel:

Debbie & Mom infront of the Alamo:

Margaritas on the Riverwalk:

Up in the tower:

Mom's Birthday sign: