Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving & Santa Train! - Week of Nov. 22nd

Turkey time took the family north to Lake Michigan to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Aunt Joyce & Uncle Joe hosted everyone and the crowd had so much food to feast upon including two deep-fried turkeys as well as an oven-roasted one.
Everyone was certainly giving thanks for Grandma's good health, so the family decided she should receive an early present.
The extra special occasion included surprising Grandma with a new piano keyboard for her birthday and Christmas!

Cameron enjoyed looking at all of the ornaments on Grandma and Grandpa's tree and even had a little photo shoot.

After all of that excitement, the fun didn't end. Chris, Jane, and Cam met 'Auntie' Jo and her son, Will at the Santa Train in Coopersville on Saturday. The train travels from Coopersville to Marne and one of its passengers is Santa Claus, along with his elves.
The boys both received a toy car from Santa as well as a candy cane, which Cam thought was quite delicious.
It was apparent that both boys would recommend the Santa Train to others, especially if the trip, like theirs, includes a lunch stop at McDonald's immediately following the train ride!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cookie Cooking Lesson - Week of Nov. 15th

Cameron tackled his ear infection this week just like other tasks- he completely conquered it!

After a few days of medicine, he was more than happy to be able to horse around with one of his favorite playmates, his Dad.

Tuesday evening, Cam felt better enough to attend his first school conference where he received rave reviews from his teachers. Unfortunately, he was only able to attend one day of school this week due to school vacation days.

However, the week did continue to get better as Cam enjoyed daily games with his nanny, Kristin. She also had a great time teaching him how to make very delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Stirring the batter was Cameron's favorite part and he did a great job not spilling any!

Not only did he have a tasty treat of the batter, but after the homemade cookies came out of the oven,
he had a taste of the finished product...yummy!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

School Pics - Week of Nov. 8th

The pictures shown in Cameron's blog have always been taken by family and friends. For the first time ever, a professional school picture is revealed...some of you faithful followers may be seeing this photo in your holiday greeting card!

Cam had a cooking lesson with nanny, Kristin this week. They made some delicious brownies and Kristin reported that the big boy stirred the batter all by himself! Unfortunately, Jane wasn't present to capture the moment via the camera, but hopefully there will be a re-enactment soon, because who doesn't love brownies?

By Friday, it seemed that our normally very happy boy wasn't feeling too perky. The weekend included restless sleep, a very runny nose, and some Elmo video time. A doctor's visit on Monday revealed that Cam acquired an ear infection. We know that with rest and medicine, our sweet boy will be back to his playful self in no time!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Out and About - Week of Nov. 1st

The fall season brings the cool, crisp weather as well as a list of home projects...of course, at the top of the list is raking leaves. To aid in this task, it is imperative that one has all of the essential tools necessary. A trip to Home Depot quickly becomes a requirement. Luckily for Cam, the home improvement store has very cool kid carts for him to ride in.

On Friday eve and Saturday, Chris & Jane stayed with friends in Ann Arbor while Grandma & Grandpa had some quality time with Cam.
As always, Cam had so much fun and a big thanks from all of us!

On Sunday, with the sun shining brightly, the park seemed like a perfect idea for an outing. Cameron loves the swings and he especially liked seeing if his parents could keep up with him! With all of the slides to play on, it was difficult for Cam to decide which one was his favorite.

After all of the playtime, the leaves were gathered and Jane & Cam couldn't resist being surrounded by all of Chris' hard work and throwing all of the fall foliage into the air!