Thursday, January 31, 2008

Go Tigers!

As an avid Missouri Tiger fan, I want my Tigers to do well all the time, but I am a true fan, meaning I cheer for them all the time, through the good and bad. Once again, something bad the court. These types of things make me crazy, because I just want the players to care enough about their sport to stay out of trouble. This article from the Columbia Tribune says it all.

I want to give kudos to Coach Mike Anderson for sticking by his zero tolerance policy and punishing his players that broke the rules. Suspending five players was a big risk, but the Tigers were still in the game and it was yet another they could have won, even using just the seven players that he did. Sorry, Nick Berardini, we really thought you would get to play.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kid Speak

Cameron has been greatly expanding her vocabulary and adjectives are used abundantly in her conversations. Amazing, incredible, awesome, totally cool, even terrible have been heard on multiple occasions this week. She cracks us up everytime she uses one. It is just too grown-up! She also uses, "well", quite a bit. As in, "Well, I'm just playing, "well, let's do (blank)", and even just "well, ok." I love it!

As for Rory, she has been saying "Dada" for quite some time now and we know she understands who "Dada" is even if she does babble it over and over. She will look at Devon and say it very clearly. I understand that this is the easiest syllable for babies to say, therefore the first, and I do think it's adorable, but God had quite the sense of humor on this one. Since, it seems, moms are still expected to do much of the work involving their children. For example, today Devon took Rory to a restaurant bathroom for a diaper change and there was no changing table in the men's restroom. I will note that not all restaurants are like this, but I still end up being pleasantly surprised when there is one available for men to use because more often than not, they are missing. It's 2008, Dads are involved now, give them a changing table, too!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Three Years Old

Our firstborn turned three on Monday. Where does the time go? It has been and continues to be so cool seeing her personality come alive in all that she does. She is a great big sister who loves to make Rory laugh and whether she means to or not, she makes us laugh more often than not. I believe we have made it through the terrible two stage, although I hear there can be a terrible three or four stage. We're hoping for the best and things are going well so far. One big feat we accomplished before her third birthday was getting her potty-trained. She is doing so well! We love you, Cameron Jo!

Also, here is a link to pictures of Cameron from 2-3 years. Do not feel pressured to look at them. There are quite a few.