Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentine's Day Surprise

Last weekend, Calvin surprised me with an overnight trip to Myrtle Beach, SC! We picked him up from school around 1 on Friday and came home to make a plan for the rest of the day. I was just taking my time, getting a few things done around the house, when Calvin said he had to go back to school to turn in a paper. I told him I would come with him and then we could head out and do something, but he insisted that I stay home and get ready to go, and he would be right back.

When he came back, I told him I found out there was a circus in Greensboro, so maybe we could go to that. He said ok, let's get some coats in case it gets cold later, and he went upstairs to put a few things in a bag. He also said maybe we should bring Camden's pj's since we would be getting back late, and then we could just let him fall asleep on the way back.

So we got our things together and went out to the car (even though it was really early to get to the circus....) and out in the car were these roses along with a note that said, I love you...but no questions. So, we weren't going to the circus!

It was fun to just sit back and relax, have a nice ride in the car with Calvin and Camden. Four hours later, and we were in Myrtle Beach, SC. We pulled into the Marriott where we would be staying for the night (quite a splurge for Calvin!) and checked in, then went out to get some dinner. Surprisingly enough, we were there to witness something that hasn't happend in Myrtle Beach for 10 years (according to some locals) SNOW! We had a nice dinner at Olive Garden, then just relaxed at the hotel.

In the morning, we got up early and headed back to Durham so we could make it to the Duke game! We stopped and had breakfast at Cracker Barrel, which was very good. Everything looked so beautiful covered in snow as we were driving back.

For Valentine's Day, I got Calvin (and myself) matching shirts for the Duke game. We had a lot of fun cheering on the blue devils! The stadium (Cameron Indoor Stadium) is so small! It only seats about 9,000 people. The students in the student section are known as the Cameron Crazies, and they are CRAZY! It was really a great Valentine's Day. Thanks Calvin!

Friday, February 5, 2010

What's going on in the Winder home....

Last week I was making some rolls and Camden saw where I took the flour out of the cupboard. I went into the living room to answer a phone call, and when I came back a couple minutes later, Camden and the kitchen were covered in flour. So then I took the bag out of the cupboard while I was cleaning up, and Camden had fun climbing inside. What a silly little boy!

The other day, Camden kept wanting to pour his juice from one cup to another, so I decided to get out some water and tupperware and let him go for it. He had a lot of fun!

Yesterday, I had some dishes drying on the counter. Camden and I were playing in the living room when we heard a crash in the kitchen. The casserole dish had slid off the counter and crashed into a million pieces. It really scared us!

We've also had fun playing outside. We put up some pine cones covered in peanut butter and bird seed. It has been a lot of fun to see all of the different birds coming to find our seeds! Camden is mostly interested in the snow.

And Calvin (I had to put up some picture of him!)....he is busy becoming one of the best law students ever! He got his grades back from the Fall semester and did really well! I am so proud of him. He is just busy trying to keep up that GPA, getting ready for his tournament in Ottawa in five weeks, and everything else. We miss him when he is so busy, but we're very proud of him!