Sunday, November 29, 2009

Many Thanks for Thanksgiving! - Week of Nov. 23rd

It seems that there is so much to be thankful for every year. Our family, friends, good health and of course, we are also thankful for our faithful blog followers...we know who you are:)
Thanksgiving was a busy week for Cameron.

On Thursday, he had a "photo shoot" with Grandma and Grandpa for their Christmas picture. The official greeting card photo is not shown. (*note that Chris & Jane were not invited to be in that pic, so they took their own- ha, ha!)

Then, the big boy enjoyed all the Thanksgiving tasty treats including mashed potatoes, turkey, cresent rolls, and the list goes on. A new eating venture for Cam was Jane's 'veggie pizza' appetizer which consists of baked rolled cresent dough covered with a cream cheese/ranch spread, complete with chopped veggies on top.

The weekend included Cam's nanny, Anne, settling into her new Grand Rapids townhouse with Ronda.
Chris, Jane and Cameron all pitched in.
After a long day, Cam snuggled in to Anne's favorite Steeler's blanket.
Doesn't he look so very cozy?
We hope everyone had a chance to be this cozy after a tasty Thanksgiving dinner.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Friend Elmo- Week of Nov. 16th

Cameron received Elmo as a gift last Christmas. He seemed to like him...from a distance. Now that Cam's older, though, Elmo really does appear to have become a friend. Not only is he trying to "talk" back to Elmo, but he also likes to grab his nose!

The whole family is very excited that Annie, Cam's nanny, will be moving to Grand Rapids next weekend!! She'll be closer to Cameron and will have a very short commute to work. A big treat for Cam this week was to have Annie give him a bath. He sure does love that water...

Walking with his braces has been getting a bit easier and with Cameron, if you make anything fun, he's usually game. So, Chris came up with the idea of having Cam go through the curtain to see what was behind it in our basement. As you watch the video below, remember that he is working ever so diligently to walk in his new braces, yet the little boy can't help but smile and laugh all the way!
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tearing up the Treadmill- Week of Nov. 9th

Cam's social calendar was pretty busy this week! Neighbor and good friend, Patti, stopped by on Monday to spend some time with Jane & Cameron. He was showing off his cool airplane, showing her how the door opened and closed and how all the people worked.

Cam had fun, as always, with his Grandma. He never disappoints when it comes to making people smile and laugh:)
After Grandma's visit, the big boy had quite the hair cut with friend, Mandy. This was the first time she had to use the clippers on Cam since his hair has really grown so fast. He wasn't too sure about the whole thing, but after it was all over, he enjoyed a tasty sucker.

With the beautiful weather still holding, Chris & Jane took Cameron over to Cascade Park where they enjoyed some time on the swings and the slides. The family is hoping there still may be another park trip yet!

Cameron has to walk every day in his walker and he's still getting used to those leg braces. Annie, Chris, Jane & Grandma work with him to help the big boy through this transition.

For some added exercise, Chris took Cam on the treadmill and the boy really seemed to like it!

Now, maybe that will entice his parents to jump back on the exercise machine themselves on a daily basis:)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Piggyback Rides & Cool Legs- Week of Nov. 2nd

Cameron's been working very hard, getting used to his new leg braces. He will be wearing them all day, except for during sleep, to help correct the way he walks.

It's been a tough transistion for him, but like every other challenge, he will conquer it.

The biggest challenge for Chris and Jane was finding shoes to fit over the braces... since Cam's regular shoe is a 4w, his new shoes are 7 extra wide- thanks to Sears for being one of the only places to carry the unique size.

Another accomplishment for Cameron this week was saying goodbye to his last bottle.
He was still drinking a night bottle before bedtime, but now he has his evening milk in a cup with a straw. He handled that change like a champ!

With all of Cam's hard work, he had playtime as well. 'Horsing' around is a favorite activity for Cameron & his Dad and piggyback rides have now been added to the list!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!- Week of Oct. 26th


Each week seems to bring about a new adventure for Cameron in some way...this week he practiced walking with his new leg braces. They look similar to soccer shins in that there is clear plastic all around. It is a big challenge for Cam because he was accustomed to walking without the braces, but we know he will persevere, just like every other obstacle he's faced... look for the cool leg braces pics in next week's blog.

Halloween is always a fun time of year for the Weatherford family, because of the pumpkin carving creativity! This year, Cameron picked out a white pumpkin, which Chris happily carved up for him. Actually, Chris carved all 3 pumpkins this year and as you can see, one of them had an unfortunate accident with a stake and a glow stick. Cam is still wondering how this happened...

Cameron was a skeleton this year and his parents tried (not so successfully) to spike his hair for a scarier appeal. He loved seeing all of his friends across the street and had quite a few bites of tasty Halloween chocolate! After all that excitement, our little treater was pretty wiped out!

Chris surprised Jane with a beautiful bouquet of roses for Halloween. Cameron still prefers the chocolate, though, and with lots of it leftover, he's in for a tasty treat every day next week!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween...