Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas! - Week of Dec. 21st

It was a Christmas week at the Weatherford household! On Wednesday, Cam's godparents, Jo and Chris, came over with their son, Will, to celebrate the holiday. Cameron & Will had lots of fun playing with toys and then, had lots of fun opening presents that happened to be new toys!! The boys had a great time and so did all of the adults. Many thanks to the Alford family, including Jeanne, for the special Christmas gifts.

Christmas Eve included a church service with our friends and neighbors, the Raisch's. Cam was such a good boy during the service and even played on the floor with Emma for part of the time.

Christmas Day was filled with so much activity that Cameron decided to skip his nap completely...
Grandma & Grandpa along with Aunt Tracy helped to make Christmas extra special this year. The big boy certainly was all about opening gifts and playing with the contents- instead of the tissue paper and bags, which was the theme last year. In fact, Cam was so happy about opening everything, that he gladly helped Grandma and Grandpa open one of their big gifts!
At the end of the day, Cameron was already dreaming about next year's Christmas!
A very special thanks to our Ringler family for hosting a beautiful dinner and gathering on Sunday evening. Everything was so delicious and it was wonderful to be in the company of all of you!!
We hope that everyone had a very meaningful Christmas with family and friends.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Early Presents & Recovery- Week of Dec. 14th

Cam was certainly feel well enough to try a few activities. One of his new favorite "toys" is an old keyboard that Chris had in the basement. Apparently, Cam thinks he's sending lots of emails to his buddies as he bangs away at the keyboard. He also held an icicle for the first time which Chris brought in from outside- brrrrr....

Cameron has been adjusting to recovery from eye surgery and has definitely let Chris and Jane know that he does not prefer cold compresses or lubricant in his eyes! However, he received a thumbs up from the surgeon who saw him on Monday to monitor progress.

This week included 2 early Christmas presents for Cameron to open. The first was from his buddy, Julie, whom Cam is lucky enough to see almost every week! Julie gave the big boy some green bathtub foam and a cool cd. He was very intrigued with the whole bag process and kept looking in the bag for the next item.
Cam also opened a present from Great Grandma Mary who sent him the book "A Pirate's Night Before Christmas" which he and Chris had lots of fun reading. Chris has now begun teaching Cam pirate jargon.
The weekend included an outdoor excursion to see the next door neighbor's backyard ice rink. Cam had to wear a pair of Jane's mittens since his parents had to get some new ones for him.

He thought it was quite funny that the mittens were a little large on his hands...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Eye Surgery- Week of Dec. 7th

Thanks to everyone for the calls, emails and best wishes for Cameron's eye surgery. He was such a brave boy. On the day of surgery, while waiting in the hospital, we found out that his procedure would be delayed 2.5 hours due to an earlier surgery and he wouldn't go under anesthesia until about 1:30pm. Cam hadn't eaten or had anything to drink since 9pm the night before. But, he kept smiling and playing in the DeVos Children's hospital playroom. Surgery went fine and was successful. His recovery was a little rough since our big boy was in a strange place. Chris, Cam and Jane want to send a very special thanks to Annie & Amanda who stayed with us all day and into the night. The day after surgery, Cam actually felt like playing on Chris' keyboard.

Cameron was definitely up for seeing more visitors by the weekend. Grandma & Grandpa ventured in on Saturday to see their grandson and spend the night! We can't thank them enough for staying and spending quality time with Cam. The weekend included some "night soccer" with a very cool early Christmas present from Grandpa Jim!

On Sunday, the family received a special visit from Cam's godmother, Auntie Jo, and her son, Will. Will and Cam had a good time playing with blocks and the "Feel Better Soon" balloon that Cam's buddy, Will brought. As if the day couldn't get any better, Jo also provided a most delicious dinner for the family. Honestly, we can't thank you enough for making the trip and bringing us homemade sustenance!

We are reminded every day how wonderful are family and friends are!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Trimming the Tree- Week of Nov. 30th

With the Thanksgiving holiday over, it was time to put up the Christmas tree! Cameron was happy to help Grandma put some of the ornaments on. When Chris came home from work that day, Grandma told him that she & Cam 'trimmed the tree.'

Chris asked where the scissors were!!

Cam's gotten quite attached to a few stuffed animals. He loves to snuggle before naptime and bedtime with his Curious George monkey and Gerber bear. He will hold them until he falls asleep.

This week included the first snowstorm of the season. Chris took Cameron outside just when the snow started Thursday evening. By morning, there was so much snow on the ground and especially on the back deck!

Chris and Jane ventured out Saturday evening for Chris' company holiday party at Van Andel Museum. Jane couldn't resist snapping a picture of her handsome boys!!
Please think of Cameron on Wed. Dec. 9th as he heads to DeVos Children's Hospital for outpatient eye surgery. Thanks everyone!