Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jack-O-Lantern, Halloween Costumes, and other news!

Our Texas Tech Masked Rider

Their capes are identical to this years masked rider's cape!

Carsyn and the Jack-O-Lantern
Cutter and Jack-the Lantern!
So we finally got our Jack-O-Lantern carved. Thanks to Titi(that's my sister)! They were surprisingly interested in it. They asked us a hundred times what we were doing. I think they have it now.
On to the costumes. I always try to come up with something out of the ordinary for the boys to be for Halloween. I racked and racked my brain! Thankfully, my wonderfully crafty and skilled mother-in law came up with the Texas Tech Masked Rider idea. She went all out! Looked up this years Masked Rider and got detail print outs of the cape. I guess we do hint that Tech would be a good school. We did bring them home from the hospital in Tech garb. They have tech footballs, basketballs, helmets, jerseys, t-shirts, etc. You name it, they have it. We have been watching the Tech games so they can see what the Masked Rider actually does. I have also pulled it up on YouTube! Obsessed....maybe! No we aren't trick or treating on a real horse. I did have that idea but knew I might get a nasty look from the hubby. Not to mention the yards that might get fertilized. Stick horses will have to do.
The boys have their first Halloween party at Mother's Day Out on Thursday. They are trunk-or treating at the church, having scary story time at the library, decorating pumpkins, and then having a big party to top things off. Hope to attend and bring home some pictures.
In other news, we are adding a new addition to our family. Baby Campbell #3 is on his/her way. May 31st is the due date. Yes, there is only one. I have the pictures to prove it. Other than being extremely sick, we are all doing good. I have had one little hospital visit due to dehydration but hopefully I am getting better at holding down liquids. I thought I would let my blogger friends know. It is being discussed at the John Deere house here in town so I figured it's BIG news! LOL!
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A little boy's prayer

Cutter's prayer at dinner tonight:

Thank you God for this food.
Thank you God for football players.
Thank you God for everything.
AMEN-followed by a loud and very long burp.

Carsyn's prayer:

Thank you God for this food.
Thank you God for this drink.
Thank you God for everything.
AMEN! (no burp thank goodness)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Another First

So it has taken me 3 1/3 years to be able to do this. It is a big first for our family. I am leaving these two precious boys alone overnight with their daddy. I am extremely worried about them but know they will have a great time. I told them I was going on a trip with Mimi and they said they were going too. I had to explain that this was a girl's only trip. The instantly informed me they were going to go on a boy's trip with their daddy and Pipi. I had sent an email to my grandparents saying that I was going to load the boys up on Mountain Dew and M&M's. I just wanted Clark to get the full experience. I was informed by the grandparents that I could really be a mean wife. LOL! Clark knew this long before he married me. They have plans to cook hot dogs out on Clark's new fire pit in the yard. I had to call and inform Clark yesterday that his hot dog would probably taste like tinkle since I caught Carsyn peeing on the grill part of the pit. LOVELY! My big surprise for them all is Sm ores. I bought all the fixings. It will probably result in a huge mess and end with the boys getting hosed off. I can't wait to hear about it. I had to leave each boy his own little note to read at bedtime because I hate that I'm not going to be there to tell them goodnight.

They will probably want me to go on a girl's trip more often because they will get to have hot dogs which I don't really care for and then stay with their granny the next day. I will update and let you know how it all goes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Big Thank You!

A preview of the boy's Halloween costumes!
Carsyn, me, Cutter

I want to say a big thank you to my best friend, Tonya! No one will ever know how happy I am that I took that awful statistics class that semester. She continues to pay me back for doing all her statistics homework. The boys and I made our way to Wichita Falls so that I could get my hair cut. She always volunteers to help me out. She took the boys to McDonald's to play so that I could go to the salon without having to worry about them. The boys had a blast and are still talking about it. Then she went with me to our old alma mater to take some pictures of the boys in their Halloween costumes. My favorite part of this little part of our day is when she tries to teach Carsyn to take our picture together by the fountains. He did do a pretty good job for a 3 year old. And if you don't mind pictures without heads, it was a perfect shot! We finally got a unsuspecting victim who was walking by to take our picture. I just want to say to Tonya how much I appreciate her friendship and how she is always willing to go the distance to help me out and make my life a little easier. You are deeply loved by this Mommy and her two little boys!