Sunday, September 26, 2010

Extra Extra.... part 2

Our very own Connor will be performing in his schools' Fall production of Romeo and Juliet!

He will be playing the part of Sampson. He has several lines in the first scene and appears in a few others. He was pretty excited as were we. I think it will be a great experience.

It almost didn't happen because auditions were moved up and he didn't know about it until the last minute. I got a frantic call at work.........he needed the permission slip, which just happened to be in my purse. Mark rushed over to my office, I ran it out to the car and wished him a quick "good luck!". He was supposed to have a monologue ready but since he thought it was the next week he didn't. So............ he winged it. The next day he was on the call back sheet, yeah!! Unfortunately he got the dates mixed up and missed his call back!! That's my Connor, probably the result of all the helicopter parenting I've been known to do in the past...nahhhhh. Anyway he has never been the most ahem... organized kid. Anyway the drama teacher (bless his heart) caught Connor the next day and told him he missed his call back and let him reschedule.

We went to parent teacher conferences a few nights ago and his drama teacher subtlety mentioned that if Connor hadn't missed his call back he was seriously considering him for Romeo!!!

Oh life lessons are great aren't they??

As they say in show BIZ... BREAK A LEG CONNOR!

Friday, September 24, 2010

"A" is for Autumn

I am participating this week in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday... this weeks letter is "A"!!

What Autumn means to me...

A new beginning, a fresh start

New smells in the air

Vivid colors on the trees, oranges, yellows and reds

The promise and excitement of a new school year

The smell of a freshly sharpened pencil

A brand new Big Chief notebook with blank pages just waiting to be filled
(remember those?)

The pulling out of sweaters, jackets and coats

Warm fuzzy socks

The familiar smell of burning embers in a fireplace

The wonderful aroma of hearty soups and stews simmering in the crock pot

The excitement of guessing when the first snowfall will come

That's what Autumn means to me

What are your favorite things about this time of year??

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Extra Extra...... a little news

I have a piece of news. Most of you may already know but I thought I would share just in case.

Alex came home from school a few weeks ago all excited. He said "We had an assembly at school today about orchestra and I want to play the violin!" To be honest my first thought was "Those darn assemblies, they use them to brain wash the kids, get them all hopped up on some idea that will last about 2 minutes and will cost parents time, money and pain."
My next thought was "This is my rock and roll (by the way I'm told it's not cool to say rock and roll anymore, who knew?) drum playing, rough and tumble boy............. and he wants to play the violin?"

Well I thought to myself (thinking back on when Connor played the trombone for about 2 minutes). I will let him try it and get it out of his system.

We are a few weeks in and he's still loving it! In the first week he had it I walked in to hear him playing it like a guitar and guess what he was playing?? Smoke on the Water :-)......................... And that folks is my Alex.

Tune in soon for more Campbell family news

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Alex's Birthday

Alex and Grandpa at Alex's favorite pizza place (check out that Canole!)

Cool card from Grandma Susie

Lighting the candles..which turned out to be trick candles, compliments of Daddy.

My favorite

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy 10th Birthday Alex!!!

Today is Alex's 10th birthday......DOUBLE DIGITS!

Hard to believe!

In honor of Alex's 10th birthday I've chosen 10 of my favorite pictures from the past year.

From Alex's birthday

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Happy Birthday Alex,

You came to us just a few days after I lost my Mom. What a blessing you were to me when I needed it the most. You were just a bundle of love and joy. You have always been the sweetest most loving boy. I love that you still like to cuddle with me and the way you just walk up and give me a hug out of the blue. You are wise beyond your years. I love the way after I've gotten frustrated with you about something you come up and quietly say "I'm sorry Mom and hug me". You are precious to me and I am very thankful for you.