Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunny Smiley Sunday.

Saturday was chilly and overcast, so we stayed inside for the most part. But, I did shoot some video for those of you who are super interested in my 2-year-old, Cameron's, antics...

We're working on the concept of sharing. It's coming along (slowly):

No wonder it takes so long to get out the door with this girl (the drama, the antics, sheesh!):

Today we woke up to the sun shining brightly and clear blue skies. Max was up first (as usual) and the two of us made a triple batch of pancakes. Cam slept in and she had to be satisfied with microwaved pancakes, which she thought was a bit of cop out:Later in the morning, Scott's parents came over to help redo the front garden. And by "help" I mean they did all of it. They pulled out every half-dead, ugly, overgrown plant and weed from the front bed. They put down fresh soil. They planted new plants, arranged the rocks, and put down mulch. I wish I had taken a before picture, because you would NOT believe how bad it was.

Cam cheered Nana and Bumpa on by yelling "HI NANA!! HI BUMPA" out the window repeatedly. Max observed, making sure they got it right: The end result is terrific. I have no clue what any of these plants are, except for the hostas up front. Dave and Lorraine tell me they are going to fill it in a bit more with another hosta and some daisies. Then all I have to do is water it and weed it. They promise me that it won't get all wild and crazy like its predecessor.We've had this little Robbin hanging out in the front yard for the past week. Max and I named him "Juan Carlos" in dedication to the state of Arizona. Juan Carlos approves of the new garden, and appreciated all the tasty worms and grubs that were dug up in the process.Cam dined on her hot dog and apple lunch in the backyard on her new tot sized picnic table (a gift from our neighbour Kelly). Funny story, Kelly looks like Wonder Woman, flowing dark hair and all, so I keep slipping up and calling her Lynda. Very embarrassing, especially when I encourage the kids to greet her with "Max, say hi to Lynda". Dear lord I need more sleep:Max has figured out how to turn this kiddo swing set into his own jungle gym. He can climb all the way around the circumference of the house, and is working on how to get himself across the red bar, which, you know, is fantastic. Ugh.Cam has figured out that not only is the picnic table good to eat on, but it is also a pretty good place to catch some sun. I love how unimpressed she looks in this picture.Nana and Bumpa stayed for a "thank you thank you THANK YOU dinner" and helped put the very tired kids to bed (gotta love the fresh air and sunshine!). Because of this, Cameron got treated to some extra stories tonight as Nana took the first shift and I took the second shift. Not to worry, she still complained bitterly when I told her it was time for sleep: A good day for sure. It's hard to be bummed out when the sun is shining down on you and you are surrounded by people who love you.


  1. Anonymous9:43 p.m.

    Nice green booger. Great pics, great family you have. Lots to be thankful for.

  2. Nice! I hate to say it but Charlotte is still learning to Share. Probably the result of being an only child for the first four-and-a-half years of her life! They are both so sweet. And yay for parents that are willing to dig up gardens. My in-laws are coming down in a couple of weeks to do the same thing at our place. I have no shame. Yours looks great!

  3. I wish someone would come do something with my yard! (I bet my neighbors wish it too!)

    Cam is adorable in those videos. Her hair is lovely!!

  4. Caroline3:30 p.m.

    OMG, the pic of Cam sitting on the table with her sucky in her mouth looks SO MUCH like you as a wee girlie! It could be you! I loved the not-sharing video too! ;-D