Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Couple More Cameron Comments

Yesterday, Cameron did not want to take his nap. So, this is what he told me.

"Mom, my tummy so full from sleeping, I need to get up."

He knows when he is finished eating, to say his tummy is full, but I guess he thought this excuse could work for nap time too!

Also, last night Cameron said he wanted to marry me. So random.

"Mommy, I want to marry you. I go get my dancing shoes and you get a pretty white dress."

I started laughing so hard. I have no clue where he gets these ideas.

I love him so much.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

God Made It For Target

Ha ha.

Another Cameron conversation for you.

My friend came over last week and complimented Cameron on his new shoes. This was his response. "Thank you. Mama bought it for me from Target. God made it for Target." (Ps - I didn't buy the shoes from Target!)

Then, he wanted to show her all of his movies. He took them out one at a time.
"This is Wiggles. Mama bought it for me from Target. God made it for Target."
"This is Little People. Mama bought it from Target. God made it for Target."
"This is Elmo. Mama bought it for me from Target. God made it for Target."

And he continued to say that about all of his movies! It's so strange. I'm not sure why he decided to say they were all from Target, because only the Elmo DVD was! And, I very rarely shop at Target, so I was quite surprised that he knew the name of it. Also, where did he get the concept that God made everything, but he made it all for Target?

I think it's cute. That he is understanding that God is the creator of everything, but I guess I am going to need to start explaining to him that God created us as people, and gave all of us different talents, so we could use our skills and make the movies. Hmmm.... what to do?

I still think my son is precious! :)

Choking

How could I have forgotten to write about this?

Last Friday, Cameron and I went with some friends for pizza at Mountain Mikes in Redwood City. Cameron was playing some of the arcade games with the other kids, and I guess he won a hard candy from one of the machines. Of course, without asking, he decided to eat it. Next thing I know, one of the girls comes running over to our table and yelling, "I think he's choking." Of course, I thought it was some kind of exageration, but sure enough I go over to him and he can't breathe and is gasping. HOLY CRAP. I picked him up and starting hitting his back. I remembered the training I learned when I was in highschool about how to help a choking baby. It's different than an adult. I was tearing up as I was doing it, and seriously, the entire restaurant was staring at us. I was so scared for Cameron, but I knew I had to stay calm and collected. I was doing all of this over a garbage can in the main room, but decided to start walking towards the bathroom continuing to hit his back. Then, BAM, out it came. An entire Yellow piece of Candy. It was HUGE! I had tears, Cameron had tears.

Then, get this, once he stopped crying and I was holding him, he turned to me, and said, "Mom, I want another one now." ABSOLUTELY NOT! haha. Why are kids like that? Something that just made them cry and scared both him and I, and he wants another one? That doesn't make any sense to me.

Bottom line, he is ok now, but man, it was scary!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Elf Yourself


I've been elfed. In fact, my whole bible study has. Jenni, Katie, Autumn, Cameron, and myself!

It's fun. You can see the video at this link below until January 15th. So check it out NOW! :)

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/MAmZHqBlvcJueyykkiAE

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cameron Can Fix It

well, well, well.

Cameron wants to be a handy man. maybe. sometimes. Like Handy Manny or Bob the Builder.

I made Cameron wear a beanie today, because it was so cold. He did not like that at all. He isn't really a big hat fan, unless its a baseball hat and he's wearing the appropriate jersey to match. He doesn't like wearing jackets either.

I haven't had the pilot light in my heater turned on. I have a plugged in heater in my bedroom that I turn on at night.

I told Cameron he had to wear his jacket inside because it was cold. He didn't like that idea, so he told me he would fix the heater for me.

This was our conversation:

Me: Cameron, it's cold and you cannot take your jacket off.
Cameron: Why, mama?
Me: Because the heater is not turned on.
Cameron: Why, mama?
Me: Because, um, it's broken.
Cameron: I will fix it for you.
Me: Oh, really?
Cameron: Yeah, mama. I'm so good.
Me: Ok, how are you going to do that?
Cameron: With tools mama. I have them.
Me: Wow.
Cameron: Yeah, I have my hammer. And, um, my wrench and screwdriver. I will hit it really hard. Like this. (he takes his hand and pounds it on the wall like he is knocking)
Me: If you hit it hard enough it will fix the heater?
Cameron: Yes. I told you so.

This is toddler logic! The conversation cracked me up though. Gosh, I love him.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Planned Parenthood Gift Certificates?

I read about this on my friend Leanne's blog, and decided to research it a bit more. I can't believe this. Planned Parenthoods in Indiana are selling gift certificates this holiday season. There are no restrictions on the certificates so they can be used for anything INCLUDING ABORTION. I feel sick just thinking of the thought. I know, my view on this is very conservative, and maybe people think it's a great idea because it's important to have health care, and if you can't afford a regular check up, this could help. But, come one. Let's bless those people in other ways. Not by giving them a certificate to help fund their abortion.

What are your thoughts on this?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Help With Cameron

Hi Friends! :)

I'm stuck in a bit of a jam.

Cameron's daycare is closed on Monday December 22, Tuesday December 23, and Wednesday December 24, however, I still have to work. I am looking to see if anyone would be able to watch Cameron those days.

If so, can you please let me know what day/days would work for you? Since I still have to pay his daycare for the time off, since it's her vacation, I don't have much extra money to pay, but am wondering if you would be willing to do it for no cost, or very low cost?

I work from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, which means I would need you from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. You can watch him at my place, your place, whatever is easiest, and you can also have his carseat so you can go places.

Thanks so much for reading this!
I'm grateful for all you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Tree Hunt

Over the weekend, we went with my family to the Christmas tree lot in Half Moon Bay. I think it was Santa's Tree Farm. This was the first year Cameron was not scared of the "characters". Enjoy the cute pictures!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Advent Conspiracy

They played this video at church on Sunday. Its also on my friend Tony's blog. http://tonys2cents.blogspot.com

What stands out to you in this video? Are you convicted? What are your feelings?
Link

Adventure Day

A few weekends ago, I decided to go on a little adventure with Cameron to Half Moon Bay. We went to Lemos Farm. Here are some cute pictures of our fun day.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

How Great is Our God

Here is a video of Cameron singing and playing "How Great Is Our God" with Autumn. I think towards the end of this he got a little distracted! haha. Still cute though.


video

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jesus and Pies

Baking pies and a relationship with Jesus according to a 2 1/2 year old.

Tuesday Night before going to sleep I told Cameron that we would be baking pies on Wednesday with some friends for the Thanksgiving lunch at PCC on Thursday. This was our conversation:

Me: Cameron, tomorrow, we are going to bake some pies for Thanksgiving. Do you think that is a good idea?

Cameron: Yeah, Mama, Jesus likes pies too. I think so.

Me: Oh, really?

Cameron: Yeah, his favorite. I want to give Jesus pies.

Me: That's very nice of you Cameron. How is that going to work?

Cameron: Mama, I want fly in an airplane and give him pies. I love him. He likes pies.

That was the conversation. I thought it was too precious not to share! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Am And You Are...

I was going through some old paperwork at work this morning when I came across this silly paper I made a long time ago.

It was a wonderful reminder for me to take a step back and remember the TRUTH of who I am in Christ. Not who I try to make myself be.

You are also these things... and if you're a guy, well, you are prince instead :) haha

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Brian Schwartz - Strikeforce Destruction


My friend and old teacher Brian Schwartz is fighting at the HP Pavilion THIS FRIDAY November 21st! Everyone should try to go. It will be a great fight.

Here is why this fight tomorrow is such a big deal. He decided to give MMA a shot last November, broke his hand and lost. His first loss EVER. Well, Brian has trained and has challenged the exact same guy for a rematch. This is the article:

Schwartz Charges Back To The Cage With Vengeance In Mind
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nearly a year after a broken hand spoiled his attempt to make a splash debut in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), an undaunted and undefeated world kickboxing champion, Brian “The Mad Stork” Schwartz, will return to the cage to revisit his initial showdown with Lemont Davis.“I’ve been working really hard to get back to where I was and I’m finally there and ready to go,” said the 34-year-old Schwartz, who sustained a broken left hand almost right out of the gates on November 16, 2007, when he threw a straight punch that glanced off the top of Davis’ head. The injury minimized Schwartz’s effectiveness and allowed Davis to take the fight to the ground several times. Davis, also a seasoned kickboxer and competitor in Chuck Norris’ World Combat League (WCL), was unable to advance his position on the ground, but was declared the winner by way of judges’ decision after three rounds of action.The injury he sustained forced Schwartz to don a cast for two months, after which he slowly began to re-engage in strength training and road work. “I think I underestimated the game and thought I was too fast for those guys to wrestle me down to the ground. I’m committed to keeping this fight standing and, if I had to guess by the way he was unable to submit me the first time around, I would think he’s committed to standing too.” Schwartz’s MMA debut came two years after his final kickboxing conquest, a fifth round KO of Michael Corleone in San Jose on October 21, 2005. The bout was originally slated to be Schwartz’s last. It wasn’t long, though, before the 6’3” native of Foster City felt the urge to re-enter organized combat, this time under a set of rules that could force him to scrap on the canvas as well as on his feet.While grappling has become more routine since he took his first roll around on the mats, striking will always be Schwartz’s forte. A student of Tae Kwon Do since the age of five, Schwartz went on to join the professional Sport Karate circuit and, later, became one of the most dominant superstars in full-contact rules kickboxing, a hybrid sport combining Karate and western boxing. Schwartz finally realized his longtime dream on November 12, 2004 when he captured the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) World Super Middleweight Full-Contact Kickboxing Championship by earning a 12 round unanimous judges’ decision over four-time kickboxing champion, Tom “The Bee” Bottone, at San Jose’s Civic Auditorium.

Here is a little bit of his background: I started my professional career in martial arts after receiving my black belt at the age of 15. My martial arts career is highlighted by 6 World Championships in Sport Karate and a spot on the U.S. National Team. After retiring from karate, I went on to pursue a career in professional kickboxing. After 16 bouts and victories, I won the ISKA World Super Middleweight Title. I retired from kickboxing in 2005 undefeated, with a record of 18-0 w/11KO's. I am now training for the big kickboxing comeback in November 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stay

Stay by Valeri Lopez

I met her last weekend at the young adults fall retreat, and let me tell you, she is amazing. She is such a sweetheart, and has such a huge heart. Oh yeah, her music is great too!

Here is a video of her playing my favorite song Stay.



I look at this song in two different ways. First, I think it's a great song to represent God's relationship with us. It reminds me that God will always love me, regardless of choices I make. If I fall, God will catch me. He will always remain. I think it's such a great reminder.

I also think its a great song to represent marriage. Maybe I have high hopes, but I hope that I would be able to say these things to my husband, and he could do the same to me. I pray that God will bless me with an amazing man of God that will truly protect me, care for me, and love me unconditionally.

Here are the lyrics:

Here is my heart
Keep it safe, it's the only one I got
Here is my life
In your hands do I place
Just hold on tight

And this life can be cruel
But I'll try
And I think we can make it
If we try

If I fall will you catch me and say
You will always remain
If I do something strange
Will you stay

Will you stay

Now is the time
Are you sure or afraid
Do you feel fine
I feel so safe
When I look in your eyes
and I hear you say

That this life will be cruel
But we will try
I believe we can make it
If we try

If you fall I will catch you and say
I will always remain
If you do something strange
I will stay

I will stay

If you fall I will catch you and say
I will always remain
If you do something strange
I will stay

I will love you forever
I will stay
I will love you forever
I will stay
I will love you forever
I will stay
I will love you forever

I will stay

What do you think of the song?

ps - you should check Valeri out and support her!!

www.myspace.com/valerilopez

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Power Of Your Name

We sang this song at the young adults retreat last weekend. I love this song.

The Power Of Your Name - by Lincoln Brewster

Surely children were not made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn't how it should be

Let your kingdom come
Surely nations were not made for war
Or the broken meant to be ignored
Surely this just can't be what you saw

Let your kingdom come
Here in my heart

Chorus:

I will live
To carry your compassion
To love a world that's broken
To be your hands and your feet
I will give
With the life that I've been given
And go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of your name

Surely life wasn't made to regret
And the lost were not made to forget
Surely faith without action is dead
Let your kingdom come
Lord break this heart

Jesus your name
Is a refuge for the weak
Only your name
Can redeem the undeserving
Jesus your name
Holds everything I need

This song made me do a lot of crying, a lot of praying, a lot of processing.

The second line made me cry. "And fathers were not made to leave." When I sing the song I think of God and how he will always be my father and will never abandon me. However, I also thought of Cameron and started crying. I started feeling like a failure. A failure that I got pregnant in the first place, a failure that he doesn't have an 'earthly' father, and I haven't provided that for him, and a failure that I was gone on the retreat for the weekend and not with Cameron. Those are lies! God's truth is that he loves Cameron and myself unconditionally and he has an amazing plan for our lives.

Ok, I was going to list all of the lines that convicted me, or moved me in some way, but I realized, I would then be re-typing the entire song! Overall, I felt really moved to be active in my faith. Be a light for Jesus. I feel like I am a good person, but that doesn't mean I'm doing anything extraordinary. People see me and see that I am kind, but they don't necessarily see Jesus in me. At first glance, someone wouldn't be able to tell the difference between me knowing Jesus, and some other nice person, that is doing good, but doesn't know Christ. Does that make sense? So i feel like I need to do more. I want people to see me as salt and light. Not just another nice face. I feel convicted that we need to go and share the good news of Jesus. God is big enough and can move and conquer in great ways!

My heart broke when singing this song, thinking of all the unsaved. Thinking of all the abandoned children. Thinking of all the victims of human trafficking and slave trade. Thinking of all the lost and opressed. It's a sad world. But God's name HOLDS EVERYTHING WE NEED.

How did this song convict or move you?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Late Halloween Post

So, I realized I never did a post about Halloween. It was Cameron's 3rd Halloween. I can't believe it! He was a cute Giant's player this year. He had a lot of fun celebrating at his daycare, and then went trick or treating to some of my friends houses. My heart was breaking throughout the night when we would see horrible, scary decorations. Why do people put those out when they know little kids are going to come by and be scared? Do they think they are "cool" with those decorations? What kind of image is that portraying for all the young children?

Here are some cute pictures of Cameron throughout the day...


Friday, October 31, 2008

Sharks Win Again

Went to the San Jose Sharks game last night against the Detroit Red Wings. It was a highly anticipated game. The Red Wings knocked the Sharks out of the Stanley Cup playoffs last year, and the Sharks new head coach is Detroit's old assistant coach!


We watched the Sharks warm up on the ice and I took a picture of this guy because I didn't recognize his name. It turns out, his name is Jamie McGinn. He is a rookie this year, and this past Tuesday was his first NHL game! And, last night, Thursday, he scored his FIRST GOAL! He also had an assist! Such a good game for him. I thought he looked young, checked it out today and he is only 20 years old. Amazing!


Good picture of Jeremy Roenick. I heard he is retiring after this year.



Picture of Chris and I. I got the tickets as his birthday gift.


Picture of the Sharks beating the Red Wings :)


I knew the Davidson's would be at the game, but I forgot my phone at home and couldn't get in touch with them. It turned out, they were sitting in the exact same section as us and only one row below us and a few seats over! We got to ride the train home together!



I had some important talks last night and I'm grateful for a loving God that want's best for me. It was a good night of talking, laughing, cheering and closure.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monday Night Adventure

Jenni, Katie, Autumn, and myself went on an adventure Monday night. We were suppose to go on a "ghost tour" of San Francisco, but due to our schedules, we couldn't make it. But, DO NOT WORRY, Jenni planned a fun night in the city for us anyways.
It was an amazing time of laughter, prayer, story telling, and dancing. I'm so blessed. Here is a little recap of our night.

We drove around with Katie's driving trying to find a parking spot. Finally found one right next to a mortuary and pretty street light, so we decided to take our picture with the street light! That weird gray thing at the bottom is the top of Katie's car!

We went to Golden Boy Pizza in Northbeach. It was super crowded. We ordered our pizza to go, so we could eat it at Coit Tower.

This is me, being strange as usual, pretending to be a pizza deliverer! :)
When we got to Coit Tower, Katie and Autumn had some fun dancing.


I'm not exactly sure what we were doing here, but this picture makes laugh!

We went into the "special door" at Ghirardelli and guess what... you get free samples of chocolate!

Then, as we were waiting for our ice cream sundaes, we had to be "touristy" and get our picture taken with the Ghirardelli sign in the background. This is next to the chocolate machines inside. FYI - did you know those chocolate machines are only "for show"? All the chocolate they make with those machines is old chocolate they will not use.

Lastly, a nice picture of Jenni and I eating the banana split on the ride home!


Such a fun Monday night!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Top 10 Cameron Phrases


1. What you doin' mommy? (He asks this every 5 minutes!)


2. Mommy, I want be happy together.


3. I want snuggle you.


4. That's so siwwy, goofy! (siwwy=silly)


5. I too little. (He uses this line when he doesn't want to do something. ie: doesn't want to go to the park, doesn't want to get in his carseat, doesn't want to go say hi to someone, etc!)


6. I too busy. (He uses this line also, when he doesn't want to do something. ie: talk on the phone, play a game, eat dinner, etc!)


7. Two more minutes, mama. (He has no concept of time, but when he is really wrapped up in something he asks for two more minutes, and when its time to clean up he gets upset and says he asked for two minutes, even though realisticly he played it for an additional 10 minutes!)


8. I all done.


9. I want attack you. (uh - oh! He has been watching too much hockey and wants to attack like they do on the ice!_


10. I gotta go pee. (Hooray! Cameron is potty trained and ask by himself to go! Sometimes he asks to go even when he doesn't need to, but we are getting better about this!)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Future Motorcyle Rider

I don't have much to blog about, so in the meantime I posted a few cute pictures of Cameron on Ben's motorcycle!



Friday, September 19, 2008

(Late) 2 1/2 Year Old Checkup


This cute boy, Cameron Scott Connor had his 2 1/2 year old checkup appointment yesterday! He turned 2 1/2 in July, but yesterday was the soonest he could get in. This blog, really has no point or purpose, but I wanted to share something that surprised me. At the appointments they always check their height, weight, and head circumfrence and then tell you what percentile they fall into. I never thought Cameron was short, or overweight.... however, apparantly he is! haha! He fell into only the 30th percentile for height, and the 75th percentile for weight! ok ok, if he is in the percentile, he is ok, but I thought it was funny.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Big Boy Swim Lessons







Cameron has moved on up with his swim lessons! For the last few months we have been doing 'mommy and me' swim class. That class is for kids 3 and under and a parent goes in the water with them, sings silly songs, play the hokey pokey, etc! He did such a great job in that class, that he has been moved up to 1A! This means I don't have to go in the water with him anymore. I took some pictures, but they didn't come out very well. Tomorrow will be his second class. Hooray for Cameron!!