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!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch - Week of Oct. 13th

Fall is settling in and Cameron is starting to settle into a daily routine...

He now goes to bed around 9pm and wakes up at 8:30. He takes 1-2 naps and continues to be a great eater! This week's new eating adventures included crackers and cheese. Cam loves to bite down on the crackers with his big front teeth!

Cameron had extra time with Grandma this week since Annie was out east visiting family.

He really likes the new water mat that Grandma gave him from Shedd's Aquarium. However, Stella seems to like it just as much and we have caught her trying to figure out exactly how to get those fish out of the water. She and Cameron are certainly bonding over the common experience.

Saturday was a fun-filled outing to an orchard with Cam's godparents, Jo & Chris and their beautiful son, Will. The families had lots of fun exploring the pumpkin patch, checking out the 'giant spider' and picking out some excellent carving choices. Cam also spied some cute little barn kittens. Both families went on a hayride, but Cameron & Will decided that the motion of the hayride equated to an awesome rocking chair and they both zonked out. Many thanks to the Alford family for such a fun day and most definitely, a new annual event for both families!

Sunday was a great day for relaxation and playtime for Cameron. The big boy had fun entertaining his parents with lots of laughter and new sounds!
What a beautiful weekend it was - Happy Fall everyone!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Big Horsey - Week of Oct. 6th

Every week brings a new adventure, or two for Cameron...

This week, Cam continued eating new things and one of his favorites is definitely scrambled eggs! However, the top of the list has to be his Uncle Joe's garden sweet potatoes- yum, yum!

Cameron also tried to help Jane type on her computer. Somehow in the process, he actually pressed the correct sequence of keys to log her off- he's on his way to being a pc genius, just like his Dad.

Friday was a big day for Cam because he picked up his new glasses with Jane & Grandma. Doesn't he look like a genius?! Now Jane feels like she needs glasses too since Chris, Grandma, & Cam all have them...

Saturday was a big outing to Lamoreaux Ridge farm in Grandville. Jane's good friend, Mary, told the family about a festival they were having complete with pony rides. Cam and his parents headed out and Cam's godmother, Joanne, met them there. What a perfect day to be outside. Cameron saw a big red fire engine and firefighter there and also took his very first pony ride! He really seemed to enjoy it and gave the pony named Bunny a nice pat afterwards. Thank goodness Bunny was good-natured, because Cam squeezed a bit of her mane while he was on her back! Many thanks to 'Auntie' Jo for joining in the fun and taking some great
pics! And also to 'Auntie' Mary for showing everyone around the barn and picking out the perfect pony for Cam to ride.
Sunday was such a beautiful day just made for being outside, so Chris & Jane walked with Cam to Sundance for a late breakfast. The big boy enjoyed his first taste of pumpkin pancake, which was followed by a hmmmm, which means 'very tasty.' Cameron enjoyed the ride and Chris & Jane felt good about the 5 mile trek. Hope everyone enjoyed the outdoors as much as Cam did!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sippy Cup - Week of Sept 29th

Cameron had a busy week hosting dinner guests!

This week, he dined with the Alfords and met his future best buddy, 1-month old Will, for the first time. Although the boys can't play together yet, Jane & Joanne have many playdates already mapped out!

On Wednesday eve, he hung out with his twin cousins, Mike & Eric who are headed to Germany for a vacation.

Cam is now meeting with his developmental therapist, Julie, every week. This week brought some great news- Cameron is right on par with his eating skills. Way to go Cam! He's now eating food with "textures" and drinking out of a sippy cup with help.

Thank goodness for Annie & Grandma taking such good care of him every week to help his developmental skills see continued progress.

Much to Chris & Jane's relief, Cameron's sleeping skills have improved as well and he's back on course with napping and sleeping through the night...maybe he really likes the new aquarium in his crib, or it could be he's just sleepy after a very busy day...good night everyone.