Friday, July 24, 2009

She's quick!

She is OFFICIALLY potty-trained, folks!

Big, phat shout-out to Miss Young for all the encouragement and diligence in helping to get us there!

I guess it is true about waiting until they are ready because we went from pull-ups one day to Cinderella panties the next. And, with very little drama and not too many accidents either. I may have mentioned it before, but we think Campbell totally rocks!


To keep me from getting too big for my ever growing britches, yesterday she decided to remind me just exactly who is running things. (Insert major sigh and extended eye-roll)

We are still shopping for the perfect dining room table and chairs. We have seen everything on the www and everything in Austin, Texas that there is to be seen. Including repeated viewings of the same table we spotted on our first trip out shopping... Yet, we still needed one more visit to the aforementioned first table before we could pull the trigger. So off we went- two year old and an accessory teenager in tow (DeeDee came for a visit).

Things were going well enough, and then all of a sudden she flipped! DeeDee keeps referring to the outburst as "Zero to Complete Melt-Down in less than 3 seconds!"
That is fast, even by Opal Standards!!!

After approximately 4 seconds of negotiating with her, the kicking and screaming commenced- on her part, not mine- so I marched her out of the very lovely furniture store. I glanced back over my shoulder and saw DeeDee and Alan standing agog...
Meanwhile, Campbell was screaming / bawling, "My want to shop!!!!" as I forced her to walk out on her own accord. It really was a lovely sight. There were some compassionate mothers shopping and most offered their best "I've been there" sympathy smile.

Regardless, Her Majesty was marched out of the store and put in TIMEOUT right outside the front door for all the world to see. Complete with giant crocodile tears, precious pigtails, and brand new Longhorn Crocs.

She's a doozie!!

Four minutes of time-out sitting on the disgusting sidewalk in the Texas heat is enough to make anyone rethink their behavior. Even a two year old!

At last, she pulled herself together and announced, "My ready to be nice and shop some more!"
Atta girl!

See Hootie:
No spanking required. Warranted? Certainly!
Have I created a monster? Perhaps. Good thing she is cute.

Peace out from Campbell's House,
Campbell's Mom

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Freak-Out begins

October sure seems like a long time away when you are thinking about things like:

Yearning for cooler weather... you know those chilly 90 degree days vs the 103 degree days we are enojoying right now

School starting again

Halloween costumes and trick or treating

Autumn colored clothes and trees

Closed toed shoes and boots

Longhorn football

But, as I sat at my desk this morning and began to realize just how many weekends are left between now and October 22, I could feel my heart beginning to beat frantically!
July is practically over. Yes, I know it is only July 9th.... but subtract the weekends that are booked already and I stared at a calendar with exactly ONE weekend free in July.
August does not look much better and September is completely shot.

Holy Moley this baby is going to be here SOON!!! And I am no where near prepared.

At least we have a name for him.
What??? A name you say? One that you are going to share?
Well sort of...

I ask Campbell on a daily basis about her brother's name here is how it went recently

Me: So, what should we call your baby brother

Campbell: Mmmm, I don't know

Me: Oh, come on... what should his name be

Campbell: Mmmm, I tink... White Lovie

Well, there you have it. We shall call him White Lovie! At least for laughs...for a little while. The name is definitely getting jotted down in his baby book and hers, too. Silly girl!

Peace out from Campbell's House!