Sunday, June 28, 2009

Heat Wave - Week of June 22nd

With the heat wave that hit this week, it was tough for Cameron to get lots of playtime outside. He ended up spiking a little fever near the end of the week, but bounced back after a day.

The weekend was spent at the family cottage on Lake Michigan. Cameron always loves to visit with Grandma and Grandpa. He had a good time playing cars with Grandpa after he finished eating.

Sunday was very special since Cam had the opportunity to meet his newest cousin, Charlie, at a family gathering. Charlie is almost 7 months old and as you can see, he and Cameron had a fun time getting to know each other.
Looking at the two of them together, Charlie looks almost as big as Cam... but he did have a head-start since he started out as a 10 lb, 8oz baby.
Charlies' mom, Kate and Jane sure wished they lived closer because the two boys had a great time!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Walking in Walker - Week of June 15th

Cameron has been making great strides lately... literally! His friend, Julie, who sees him almost every week, brought a very cool walker for Cam to use to practice walking. (Thanks so much Julie!)

Since there is a bit too much carpet in the house, Chris and Jane have opted to clear out the garage so that Cameron has full use of the space. As you can see, he works very hard, and Chris and Jane are so very proud of their big boy!

Chris had a great Father's Day since Cam and Jane let him know that he is the best Dad ever!
Cameron wanted to be around his dad every minute and liked watching him take apart the backyard deck in preparation to build a new one. Cam knows he has a very talented Dad and hopes that one day he can learn how to do all of the cool stuff that Chris does.
Hope all of the Dads out there had a great Father's Day too!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy BDay Mom - Week of June 8th

Cameron & Chris did a great job making this 'decade' birthday the most memorable for Jane!

Monday night on the eve of Jane's bday, Chris & Cam gave her such a big present- a digital piano!! Jane was so overwhelmed and has missed playing the piano. Now, Cameron can join in the fun and his parents hope that Grandma will give him lessons...
On Tuesday, Cam, Chris & Jane traveled to Muskegon for a wonderful birthday dinner at Docker's with Jane's family. Cameron really loved the cake and almost got his hands on it before it was even cut! Thanks Grandma for ordering the yummy cakes from Rykes!

Wednesday was a huge surprise as Chris (and Joanne!) planned a perfect surprise party for Jane. She couldn't believe it! Cam was a very good boy and decided it was ok to stay at home with Andrea, his babysitter, since it was such a late night for his parents.
The weekend included a trip to the cottage, hanging out with the cousins, aunts and uncles and having a great time with the Cronk family on Sunday.

All that fun sure does wear a guy out! Many, many thanks from Jane for all the birthday wishes, great times and unforgettable memories.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Buddy Will - Week of June 1st

Cameron definitely exhibits many characteristics of being a boy... take for instance the day this week when Chris wanted him to play with pudding. He's thoroughly enjoying the whole experience!

Chris and Jane had some leftover bubbles from a wedding last weekend and Cam tried to catch them as they floated down. Stella was a little more cautious and keeping a distance from Cam since he has taken a few chunks of fur from her heavily coated mane.
Grandma had a great time pretending she was a jungle gym that Cameron could climb over.

Sunday was a very special day when the family ventured out to visit with the Alfords. Will is a year younger than Cam and although he was happy to let Cam play with his toys, Will does seem a little surprised by the whole experience here.

Many thanks to Annie for spending the week with us and helping out so much.

And a very special, heartfelt thanks to the Alfords-
Jo, Chris, Will and Jeanne for surprising Jane
with an extra special early bday celebration and providing our families more memories, great food and good times!!
Cameron seems to think he definitely needs one of these chairs:)