Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cam's Christmas Celebrations - Week of Dec. 20th

The Weatherford Christmas celebration week began on Wednesday when Jane & Cameron ventured to Holland to celebrate the holiday with 'Auntie' Jo and Will. It was such a special evening spent together, while Cam & Will played cars and trucks.

Christmas Eve, was spent with our neighbors and good friends, the Raisch family. We all attended a late afternoon church service. Cameron loved all of the music. Afterwards, everyone dined on delicious homemade soup. Cam played with the Raisch girls and watched them open their traditional Christmas Eve gift of pajamas.

Christmas Day marked Cam's fourth Christmas! And what an exciting day he had! Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Tracy all arrived to share in the festivities. Cameron kept pace with all of the present opening and had quite a few favorites! Grandma and Grandpa had a Sesame Street book printed with Cam's name all throughout the pages. An Elmo camera from Aunt Tracy was also one of the highlights. After all of the gifts and a little rest, the family sat down for a delicious dinner followed by Grandma's delicious homemade cookies. Cam was one happy, exhausted boy by the end of the day!!

The celebrations continued on Sunday when Chris, Jane and Cameron ventured over to spend time with their cousins and Aunt Mary and Uncle Ray. Cam really liked playing cars with cousin Harry and Aunt Mary joined in the fun as well.

More Christmas memories were added to the family collection, along with some special Weatherford football shirts that Chris had made to commemorate this holiday season.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Pics & Cookies - Week of Dec. 13th

In anticipation of upcoming family gatherings, Grandma and Cameron were busy decorating cookies this week. Cam enjoyed spreading the frosting, adding the sprinkles and other candy to create some delicious treats.

This was the last week of school before Christmas break, and Cam had a fun time opening presents from his bus drivers- what a nice surprise! A beautiful homemade ornament with Cameron's school picture traveled home with him on Friday and was quickly added to the tree.

The family Christmas card was finally created and finished online. A couple of pictures shown here didn't make it onto the card, but depict one of our holiday favorites this year- our Santa Train excursion with Jo & Will.

A preview of our holiday card is shown above. It's hard to believe Christmas is only a week away!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winterfest! - Week of Dec. 6th

Cameron's school provides a great place for learning and development. And once a year, it is turned into a winter festival! On Tuesday evening, Chris, Jane and cousin Coco, accompanied Cam to his first official Winterfest at school.

Every room was set up with a different activity. A game room sported a bean bag toss, a treat room displayed graham crackers with popsicle sticks to spread frosting and top with sprinkles. In Cameron's classroom, his regular teacher, Sara, demonstrated how to create ornaments and picture frames. Cam made his first offering for the family Christmas tree, a snowman which he proudly displayed. A personalized picture frame was also decorated to be filled with a picture of Santa and the big boy. It's easy to see that Cam truly enjoys spending time with his teacher, Sara.
After a photo op with Santa, the family headed home and someone didn't have any trouble getting to sleep.

The snowy weekend presented an opportunity to dig out the red sled. After being sufficiently bundled up for the frigid outing, Chris and Cam headed out into the wintry weather for some sledding fun! Cam loved racing up and down the hill, giggling and laughing the entire way. Even though it couldn't have been much colder, when Chris asked his son if he was ready to go inside and get warm, he distinctly answered, "no!" Looks like Cameron is a true Michigander!

Swimming Lessons - Week of Nov. 29th

Michigan experienced some snowfall this week and the white stuff kept falling on Wednesday, the day of Grandma's birthday. As a special treat, Grandma accompanied Cameron and Jane to a swimming group with some of Cam's classmates.
The pool was toasty warm and all the kids enjoyed playing together in the water and making some new friends.

Activities continued by exercising the mind with outings to the library to refresh reading options and log some computer time. Cam definitely enjoyed moving that mouse around.
The tire swing at therapy provided balance practice and a few giggles.

On a weekly basis, Sarah hangs out with Cameron at least one evening and continues different forms of exercise.

Besides stretching and strengthening, they also play with Mr. Potato Head, listen and dance to music, and sometimes partake in a fun photo shoot!