Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas - Week of Dec. 22nd

Christmas week finally arrived! Cameron was very good this year as evident by a visit from Santa. The massive amounts of Michigan snow derailed a few shopping plans for Chris and Jane, but everything worked out.

On Christmas eve, Cameron and his parents spent a quiet evening together.
Jane finally let Chris & Cam open
1 present before going to bed...

Christmas Day was lots of fun for the family.
Cameron very much enjoyed ripping paper and pulling ribbons.
He was so caught up in the excitement, he almost forgot to take a nap!

Grandma & Grandpa Miller and Aunt Tracy all had a good time watching Cam explore his new toys and books.
On Friday, the family traveled north for the Jellema family Christmas party where Santa actually made an appearance! Cam was a little unsure of the long white beard at first, but he eventually decided that Santa was a pretty funny guy.

Cam saw many of his cousins, Aunts and Uncles and even had special story time with Uncle Joe.
Saturday evening included a very special visit from 'big Sis' Lauren and her older brother, Brandon. They had a great time catching and watching Cameron 'give kisses.'

Sunday was another special day as the family enjoyed visiting with 'Auntie' Amanda! Amanda will be Cam's eye doctor when he's older.
It was quite a busy week, but so special for Chris, Jane and Cameron as they celebrated Cam's 2nd Christmas with lots of family and close friends. Hope you all had a great Christmas holiday!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lots of Snow - Week of Dec. 15th

Christmas is just around the corner and the week started off with Chris bringing home the biggest poinsettia that Jane & Cameron had ever seen!
As you can see, it's actually taller than Cam!

Towers are still a big hit for playtime and Chris now has a goal of seeing how big of a tower he can build for Cameron- this was definitely one of his favorites!

Cameron's newest fav is "giving kisses"- when you say "give kisses" he happily performs a perfect kissing for an upcoming video!

It was such a snowy week that Grandma stayed with the family both Thursday and Friday night. Cam was definitely happy about it! Chris and Jane had a chance to get some Christmas shopping done Friday night- thanks again Grandma!

Saturday evening was the Weatherford family Christmas photo shoot- yes, a little late, but thank goodness for same-day photo cards at Walgreens.

Please travel safely in snowy Michigan and wherever your travels may take you this holiday season.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pretty Tree - Week of Dec. 8th

It was a big treat for Cameron this week to have his Grandma stay with him for 2 nights and 3 days to take care of her grandson! They had such a good time playing with the "animal train," reading books, making towers, and just hanging out. Stella is not too sure at all about that moving animal train!

On Thursday & Friday, Cam spent time with Aunt Joyce and Uncle Joe. Cam had a great time taking walks both days and with that fresh air, he took some great naps!

Now that the Christmas tree is all decorated, Cameron loves to look at the lights and touch some of the ornaments. Stella is most content staying underneath the tree. Chris & Jane are convinced she thinks she is camoflauged there and no one can see her. Cam, however, wants to see what's so special under that tree!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner....time to go wrap some presents!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Whao Horse - Week of Dec. 1st

Cameron's newest adventure was sitting on his special rocking horse! The Ringler family gave it to him for his birthday and he wasn't quite big enough to sit on it. Now, he's big enough and just needs a little assistance.

Monday was Grandma's birthday (Happy 29+ Bday Grandma!) and Cameron couldn't wait to see her on Tuesday. They had a great time playing together all day.
On Wednesday, Aunt Joyce came into town to hang out with her great nephew, Cam, and she loved reading with him and practicing his sitting up. She kept telling him how smart he looks with his cool glasses. We know Cameron missed his nanny, Anne, though, so we hope to see her again next week- get better soon!

A new game in the Weatherford household is "Tower Knockdown!" Cam and Chris love to play because Chris does the best tower-falling sound effects. The game consists of Chris building a tower and Cam's job is to knock it down. It's difficult to know who enjoys this game more- Cameron or Chris...

On Saturday, Chris & Jane attended Chris' holiday work party held at the Van Andel Museum. Cam stayed with a new babysitter, Andrea. She is a third year PT student at GVSU. Cameron really likes her and he went to bed for her without any problems at all! Way to go, Cam and many thanks to Andrea.
However, Stella the cat, seems to be protecting Cam these days when Chris & Jane are away. She watches the babysitter's every move and has actually hissed a few times. Although it's very admirable of Stella to watch over her Cam, we certainly hope it doesn't start deterring any babysitters...
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving - Week of Nov. 24th

Cameron had to put away his shorts this week and didn't seem to miss the sunshine in Arizona quite as much as his parents did. He did, however, seem to forget about that time difference for a couple of days, but then settled back into his sleeping routine.
It was a short work week with the Thanksgiving holiday and Cam, Chris and Jane ventured up north to Aunt Joyce & Uncle Joe's for turkey day. Cameron had a fun day with everyone and saw his first Christmas tree of the season with pretty lights. His favorite part of Thanksgiving, of course, was eating the yummy sweet potatoes that his Auntie Gay made especially for him! Luckily for Cam, Annie was more than happy to feed them to him.

After watching a beautiful sunset and eating some tasty ice cream and pumpkin pie, the family headed back to Grand Rapids.
Cam spent the weekend playing with toys, practicing sitting up, and giggling away.
Saturday evening was a special treat for him because 'Big Sis' Lauren, her boyfriend John, and 'Big Bro' Greg stopped by to see Cameron before he went off to bed. They couldn't believe how much he had changed and he gave them all a big smile and a little giggle.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arizona - Week of Nov. 17th

What a wonderful week the family had in Scottsdale, Arizona! Cameron was the model traveler- a few nearby passengers on the flights commented that he was so well-behaved. The week was full of gorgeous weather and fun activities...

Cam had a fun trip to the park with Chris and Jane and tried out the swings with Chris and the slide with Jane.

An arcade trip included Cameron's first game of Asteroids- Chris was positive that he beat Jane's high score...
Grandma & Grandpa accompanied Chris, Cam, Great-Grandma Mary and Henry to the Botanical Gardens where Cam saw the Chilluly Glass.

A little swim in a cool hot tub was a highlight for the big boy. Cameron loves to splash around.

Chris & Jane had a big hiking trek up Squaw Peak with Henry, while Cam stayed with Grandma & Grandpa. In a few years, they will definitely be taking Cameron on an Arizona hiking trip.

To finish up the great week, a mini family reunion was held at the rental house. Cameron met his second cousin, Ava, for the first time. She is almost 2 years old and was quite fascinated with Cam and his toys.

Many thanks to Grandma & Grandpa for their babysitting time! It was wonderful to be together with all of the families in the beautiful, warm sunshine...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bath Time - Week of Nov. 10th

It was a very busy fall week trying to wrap things up before the Weatherford family heads off for vacation...

Cameron continues to practice his sitting and loves to play with his cloth book.

His schedule seems to be falling into place and he continues to try new foods, including Jane's favorite- cottage cheese and applesauce. Of course, he loved it! The secret is Grandma's homemade applesauce- that's the only way it tastes good.

Cam still loves to take a bath and maybe one of these days, Stella will jump in too!

Sunday was the big day! Cameron embarked on his second airplane ride- this time to Arizona!
Stayed tuned for next week's posting to hear all about it...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First Haircut - Week of Nov. 3rd

The week started off with Cameron's nanny, Anne, able to work again after her back injury- welcome back Annie! Cam was so happy to see her.

Tuesday was another 1st for Cameron- after work, Chris & Jane took Cam to get his very first haircut at Design One! He sat on Jane's lap, while Mandy expertly trimmed his fine hair. (In fact, she's so fast you can't even see her scissors in this picture!) He was such a good boy and gave the salon girls some big smiles when he was all done.

On Friday, Cameron went over to Fresh Market with Grandma & Jane. They had holiday food samples. Cam decided that the turkey and stuffing were pretty good, but then he tasted what may be his favorite dessert of all- Sweet Potato Pie! He kept saying, "hmm, ummm, nummm."

Imagine his surprise to taste his favorite veggie in an after-dinner delight!

Cameron's latest hobby is to untie his shoes. Doesn't he look intent on completing the task?

His favorite sound this week seems to be "ohhhh" which he is demonstrating here with Grandma.

Cam noticed the first snowflakes of the season falling on Sunday morning. It's hard to believe that more of those are just around the corner- Stay Warm everyone!!

Happy Halloween - Week of Oct. 27th

It was a fun-filled week for Cameron...his regular nanny, Anne, had a back injury, so her parents, Cam's aunt & uncle, came to stay with him on Tuesday! They had lots of fun playing and reading books. Uncle Joe was very pleased to see Cam wearing his Phillies jersey since they were only a half game away from winning the World Series! Thanks so much Aunt Joyce & Uncle Joe!!

For the remainder of the week, Cameron & Grandma hung out together and spent lots of quality time together. Thanks so much for spending half the week with us Grandma!! Cam loved taking walks with you and seeing the pumpkins that he watched his Dad carve so expertly!

Finally, on Friday, it was time to dress up for Halloween.

Cameron had a late nap, so Jane had to wake him up to go over to Chris' work where they have family trick-or-treating at everyone's desks! Chris dressed for Halloween too- he went as "Chris on Vacation." What a relaxing costume!
Cam had fun seeing other kids and his Dad's co-workers. However, he did try to steal some candy from this scary guy!!

Back at home, Cameron had to dress up as a Phillies fan since they won the World Series!! He greeted the neighbors outside since it was such a nice evening.

Cam also had his very first taste of a sucker- hmmm, do you think he may have a sweet tooth? Please don't let the dentist know!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ugg Flu Shot - Week of Oct. 20th

Cameron's week began with a trip to his doctor's office Monday eve for the annual flu shot. Chris & Jane sat amongst many other parents to await their turn. When Cameron was called in, and the shot was given, he only let out a small cry and quickly recovered. What a brave boy!

Cam had a taste of Jane's lasagna and some mac n' cheese this week and it's very obvious that the growing boy likes pasta! Just to be sure his parents chose some yummy food, he accompanied Chris & Jane on a trip to Meijers and sat in the child seat for the first time! When Chris put some sweet potatoes in a plastic bag, Cam thought he needed one too.

Cameron decided to help out his Dad with the pumpkin carving, but he was really most interested in getting that pumpkin to fit in his mouth. He must think it's a giant sweet potato or squash, since those are a couple of his favorites.

Speaking of favorites, bathtime is definitely one of Cam's. He loves to be in the bathtub and it's the best way to end a great week! Before going to bed, Cam wants everyone to know he's rooting for his Uncle Joe's favorite team - Go Phillies!!