Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Singin' In The Rain

We were blessed with a few days of steady rain about a week ago. Brian took Camden outside on one of those wet and dreary afternoons and let him walk through the raindrops. Walking through the wet grass turned into stomping through puddles which was closely followed with a dip into the water that aways accumulates at the edge of our back patio. Needless to say, Brian had some wet clothes and a soggy diaper to change. I'm sure he'd say that it was worth it though.

Let Me Out!!

Camden, like most any child I know, loves to be outside.
I think this was his way of saying he wanted to go outside:

He's seen us open the sliding glass door leading out to the atrium more than a few times and decided that he would give it a try. I know that if and when he can reach the handle and muster enough strength to yank the door open, he'll be gone. Luckily, he won't have far to go....he'll only be in the atrium after all.
(Those other three walls will keep him from going too far)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Moody Gardens

My friend Whitney must have a luck foot (like a rabbit). She wins most everything that she enters! Well, our outing to Moody Gardens in Galveston was thanks to one of those many wins that she graciously shared with us. Thanks Whitney!!

She had received four adult passes to Moody Gardens that included an IMax movie, Ride Film, and entrance to all three pyramids. Let me first say that I would not recommend this a tourist attractions seeing as how the rain forest pyramid was closed, the discovery pyramid only had one exhibit in it, most of the little kiosks were closed, there was a lack of employees and (this is a biggie) without our free passes it would have cost $47.00 per person!

That being said...we had a great time exploring the aquarium pyramid which Camden loved, walking near the water, hanging out with Tyler and Whitney, viewing the IMax movie about whales and dolphins and playing on the playground.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Living Room Camp Out

Did you ever make tents when you were younger?
My brothers and I would pull out the chairs from around the kitchen table, put them in the living room spreading them as far apart as possible and cover them with blankets that we pulled off of our beds or out of closets. We'd then spend hours filling our new hideout with toys, furniture and other tent necessities. Ahh..memories!

Well, Brian and I set up a tent for Camden last weekend and it has become and temporary fixture in our living room.
We decided to pitch the mini tent I had ordered from a book fair at school several years ago after watching him crawl back and forth between the couch and coffee table when Brian was lounging there with a blanket draped across his legs. It made a little tent just long and tall enough for him to crawl through.
Seeing how much he liked crawling through there gave met he motivation to dig the tent box out of the closet. Since setting up the tent it has become a hiding place, toy storage, a great story spot and a little place where we've shared a lot of laughs together.
Who knew a little tent could be so much fun for not only Camden, but Brian and I as well?!?!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time for Plan B

We took full advantage of a warm sunny day last week and headed out of the house and to the park. That is, after going to Kemah, remembering that it was spring break, seeing the masses of people along with the lack of parking before coming up with the park idea.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yee Haw

The smell of cows and other livestock were in the air as Ansley, Jenny and I ventured to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday. We had tickets that just so happened to be finals night. We watched bull riding, team roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and some event where the cowboy jumps off of the horse and ties up a calf. (I forget it's "official" name)

After the rodeo events we had the pleasure of watching Brooks & Dunn in concert. They played all of my favorites we all sang along. Yes, we were those annoying girls who sang along! :) I should add too that we got to pig out a little on "fair" food. Yummy!

After the concert we ventured back to our cars and headed to Howl at the Moon; a piano bar downtown. The girls and I had a few drinks, sang along with the dueling pianos, danced and had an amazing time. Yee-Haw for girls night!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"I Need To Make A Quick Call"

At least that's what Camden appeared to say as he snatched my cell phone off of the back patio and ran across the yard.

I didn't have a cellphone until I was 17.
He surely isn't getting one at 14 months. :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I've been home since Monday evening and have only now uploaded my pictures and posted a few for all of y'all to see.
I know...I know...
It's taken me a while to get back into a "normal" routine and I just haven't had the time or motivation to do so.

In a nut shell: We spent a lot of time with my family, visited school and my wonderful friends there, watched it snow, ate at all of the yummy places we don't have in Houston and even squeezed in a pedicure with my bestest buddy Zak.

Here are just a few of the close to 200 pictures I took.
Needless to say, I was a little camera happy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We're Leavin' On A Jet Plane

Camden and I are traveling to Levelland tomorrow morning for a much requested visit back "home." We will be in Levelland for five days before returning Monday evening.
There will be many pictures to come but wanted to let you know my excuse for not posting before I go M.I.A.

And just so no one has any Camden withdrawals
(since that's all I ever post) here is my little cutie-pa-tootie:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Greasy Hands & Clean Hair

When the two aforementioned items meet during lunch...

The following result occurs:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

O' Back to School

Going back to school is something that I've been contemplating since graduating from Tech almost four years ago and have finally decided that now is the perfect time to jump in with both feet. I attended an open house at UHCL last Saturday and received tons of information which eased my mind and made me extremely excited at the same time. I was able to meet with professors who will be teaching a large majority of the classes I will need to take and counselors who were so helpful in answering all of my questions.
All that stands in my way is a little thing called the Mathis Analogies Test....which I'm scheduled to take this Saturday morning. I shouldn't say that it stands in my way; all I have to do is take it. Since my last 60 hours at Tech were well above a 3.0, there is no minimum requirement for admissions. I want to do my best so I've been studying all week and am more than half way through my study guide. Although, it does take a little pressure off knowing that there isn't a "magic" number I have to hit.
After all is said and done I will begin taking classes this summer and within a few (probably more than a few) semesters I'll have my Masters in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Young Children with Disabilities.