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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Green Belt

Tonight Cami tested for and received her green belt in karate. She is doing great! I will post pictures tomorrow night. We got home late, I just got her to bed, and I'm pooped! She is so proud of herself, as am I.


My poor little snaggle toothed girl! She was playing Freeze Tag at recess, ran into a little boy, and the only tooth left in her head gashed his forehead open. He had to get 5 stitches! She was just beside herself. We HAD to get him a gift and a card and take it to school so he would know how sorry she is. She has cried every night about it because she is afraid he won't want to be her friend anymore. My sweet little punkin'...

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Supposedly we were going to be stuck indoors this weekend due to Hurricane Ike. As devastating as it was for others, Austin was able to continue to enjoy the outdoors. The temperature is cooler which is wonderful for the park. Cami and I went to Williamson Co. Park today for a picnic with our friends Kieren and Keelin. Ironically, the creek was dry enough for the girls to walk through it and collect rocks. We had a great time!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Well, my sweet girlie lost 3 teeth over the last 3 days! She lost one front tooth wrestling with her daddy on Saturday. Today I was walking down the hall at school and the counselor said, "Ms. Swindle, don't go too far, your daughter is in the nurse and she might want to see you." I rushed to the nurse's office and there she was with a pink tooth treasure box, a huge smile plastered on her face. Then, 4 hours later as were walking out of school to get to karate, she was drinking out of a straw and said, "MOM! I lost my tooth!" Sure enough, the other front tooth fell out. Geez...Tooth Fairy has a busy night.

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Grade

Today was the first day of first grade for my girl. She woke up quite sassy, imagine that! She even told my office mate, "you don't really think you are funny do you?" OMG...she got in trouble for that one! Anyway, she LOVES her teacher and so do I. She had a great day and is so much more confident this year. I'm proud of her.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I finally got around to painting my disgusting entryway that I've hated since I moved in this house. There was a cheap, thin chairrail on the wall that I tore down and in the process, tore the wall. So my sweet friend's husband spent a Sunday here and put up a nice chairrail. So here is the result.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Honey Bees

Gran Gran and Mimi expose us to all kinds of things at their farm. Llamas, donkeys, pottery, and honeybees. This weekend we got to extract the honey from the hives. We got 100 lbs. of honey and are only half way done! It was an interesting process and Cami got to help. She was very brave around all those bees (more than her mommy)!

Friday, July 11, 2008

High School Musical

Okay, I know you are all anxiously awaiting my post about Cami's theatrical debut in HSM as Sharpay (hehehe)! Well, my camera wouldn't work! I have to wait for her father to send me some pics before I can post those. However, I did get video! I don't know how to upload that to here, though...sorry! I can tell you that she was precious and did great. Her age group didn't use props or costumes, so it was very basic. I was proud of her for performing without 'magic' tights, however (which we used to have to use during performances). My little girl is growing up and I don't like it one bit! She told everyone where to sit and what to do, all the while remembering her own lines and minimal dance moves! She did have a terrible break down after it was over because she wanted to come home with me and instead, had to go with her daddy. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. I pray she doesn't resent me for making her go with him when she doesn't want to.


I'm going later today to see my drama queen play Sharpay in HSM at Zachary Scott Theater. I hope she overcomes her stage fright so Austin is able to see what I see every day! I will post pics later. Wish us luck!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Alright, what's the big deal with being off for summer? We've already been to the beach, the pool, the sprinkler park, shopping, had friends over, etc. I'm officially bored!!! Cami has swimmer's ear now so we can't even go in the water for a week. Any ideas out there? We need help! We are sick of each other. She gets more clingy and I need more alone time and guess what? There isn't any alone time, not in the summer! We are together all day, every day! I love, love, love her, but breaks are good, too.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Tonight was the end of year gymnastics showcase. Last year Cami was so uncomfortable that she wouldn't leave the coach's side. She helped him lead the class in stretches and stayed next to him most of the time. This year she was comfortable to the point that I couldn't get her to stop being silly. Most of the video I got is of her giving me a silly face. She did great and was THRILLED to get her medal. Her daddy came and that was the highlight of the night b/c she thought he wasn't going to get to come. YAY for Cami! Of course, bedtime was an issue AGAIN! She was so overstimulated that she couldn't calm her little body down. So she is once again in my bed (I know, it's becoming a horrible habit) and just now got to sleep. I dread getting her up in the morning...eek!

Monday, May 19, 2008


So what is the big deal about going to bed? Since Cami was 7 weeks old we have read 2 books, said prayers, rocked for a little bit, and boom, good night she went. Now that she is 6 years old, it is an issue. I don't get it. I love going to bed and think about it right when I get out of bed in the morning, "I can't wait to go to bed tonight, I'm tired!" Kids are so scared they might miss something so they fight it. All she is missing is Dateline and a possible phone conversation here and there. Tonight, although exhausted, she JUST went to sleep a little before 9:00 which is late for her. My girl needs about 11 hours of sleep a night to be sweet. "Mama, I need water." "Mama, my ear hurts." "Mama, can I sleep in your bed?" "Mama, can I read a book?" "Mama, I read a book about tornados and now I'm scared there might be one." "Mama, I can't sleep." "Mama, I'm hungry." So, she IS in my bed, I cratered! She knows I will move her to her bed when I go to bed. I'm not usually a push over, but tonight I failed. Okay, guess that's it for my first blog. How did I do??