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!