Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Moody Gardens, Part 1

Cameron: Why is it called "Moody" Gardens?

Dusty: Because when you leave the hotel you are "Moody" because your bill was so expensive!

-This was the best mini-vacation EVER!!!
-We had a BLAST!!!
-We ate at the RAINFOREST CAFE... so much better than the Katy Mills Mall LOCATION!!!
-We swam in the pool for HOURS!!!
-The kids roasted smores at the hotel-PRICELESS!!!
-The kids ordered virgin strawberry daiquiris in the pool that were loaded with extra strawberries and whip CREAM!!!
-We visited the dinosaur EXHIBIT!!!
-We played at palm BEACH!!!
-Cameron ordered a $12 movie in the hotel room by mistake using the REMOTE!!!
-Dusty was attacked at palm beach by the birds wanting FOOD!!!
-Never brought my camera to the pool or palm beach....means limited # of PICTURES!!!
-Bought a $20 disposable camera at palm beach that could get WET!!!
-Disposable camera pictures won't be ready until Saturday. I wonder if the pictures will come out OKAY???
-The best vacation by FAR!!! The time we spent together will never be FORGOTTEN!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

happiness in a candy bar

I have 4 hours of work left. 4 long hours and all I can think about is CANDY (and hurrying home to my hubby & wild kids). My sweet tooth is begging for CANDY. I think I am going to give in and eat this bad boy...

I know I am going to regret this later!

So, what kind of CANDY are you craving?


Thanks for being the BEST dad in the entire universe. You are our SUPER HERO!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Party

Cameron celebrated his 7th birthday last Friday. He had a Duke Basketball Party. The invitations came out super cute and I did them at Walmart.com!!! It was a 5 x 7 invite and was double sided. Just had to post, because I plan on making this super great blog into a book. At least that is on my summer to-do list! Happy Birthday Cameron!!!

**Can anyone guess how Cameron got his name?**

Answer: The Duke basketball team plays in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Guess you can tell WE are big FANS!


While Cameron was at basketball camp for the week Jake did a preschool swim class. It was such a joke, because he already knows how to swim. Since he was too young for basketball camp I had to find an alternative (a cheap alternative.) This was it. A preschool swim class that was for one week and cost $26 bucks! Jake was such a sweetie that he even let the swim teacher put the floaty device on him. He used the floaty the entire class and was such a great example to all of the other kiddos in the class.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Cameron turned 7 on Monday and according to him his muscles have gotten bigger and he has grown a couple of inches. We gave Cameron an early birthday gift, which was basketball camp at the YMCA. He did really good at basketball camp and was considered to be the most athletic in his group!! At the end of the week we had a surprise party for him. Here are some pictures from the week. He had a blast!

Basketball Camp:

The decorations before the party..

Friday, June 12, 2009

Duke Family

4 out of 5 Youngblood's surveyed chose the Duke Blue Devils as their #1 college basketball team of choice. Can you pick the one that didn't?


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The End to 1st grade

Today was Cameron's last day of school. I can't believe he will be in 2nd grade next year. It seems like yesterday I was dropping him off for his first day of kindergarten and I was crying like a baby.

This morning on our way to school he informed me that when he grows up he wants to be on the TV show Wipe Out.

He is such a funny kid with a heart of gold.