Sunday, January 29, 2012

Missing Mom - Week of Jan. 23rd

Jane embarked on a two-day business trip this week to Florida (no need to be jealous- all meetings) leaving Cameron to fill in at her home workstation.
He clearly knows how to use the mouse and keyboard- we just have to work on his email response skills...

Even though Cam missed his Mom, he still had some big laughs with nanny, Katherine. To some this scene may seem frightening, but Cam doesn't mind a big Elmo suddenly appearing behind him.

Jane did return in time to witness the big snowfall. Nearly six inches fell to the ground on Sunday, coating the roads and blanketing the neighborhood.

Cam and his parents trekked through the snow in the afternoon and ventured into the park at the top of their street. The sled was a nice ride for Cameron and pushing and pulling it was a great workout for his parents!

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cam In Motion - Week of Jan. 16th

Motion: The action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.
Cameron's mobility is a bit different from others, but he loves to be in motion. A rolling stool provides an activity to spin around and around.
Some kids dread going to the store or running errands. For Cam, it provides an opportunity to sit up tall in a cart while checking out all the items. Cam thought it was quite funny when his Dad had him try on some classy shades.

By far, the best cart ride in town is at Home Depot. In the modified race car, Cam attempts to control both steering wheels while Chris scouts out some required tool. This is a favorite outing for father and son.

Jane prefers taking Cameron to the mall where he can ride on the trucks. Looks like Cam was questioning why this character was so close!

With the weather a bit chillier these days, it seemed appropriate to pull a picture from summertime depicting one of the best ways to exercise motion.

Who doesn't enjoy swinging in the warm breeze?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

School Spirit Week - Week of Jan. 9th

Cam's got spirit, how about you? At Wellerwood School, students and teachers were asked to optionally participate in Winter Spirit Week...Monday= Pajama Day.
This was, by far, Cameron's favorite spirit day. Who doesn't want to stay in jammies all day? Of course, he did pick out his newest Elmo jams to wear, given by Grandma on Christmas day.

Tuesday= Crazy Hair/Mismatch Day
. Cam wore a plaid shirt and camouflage pants and most days, his hair is already crazy!

Wednesday= Hat Day
and Cam wondered why Elmo didn't have to wear a hat as well.
Thursday= wear your favorite color which, for our handsome boy is red.

Cam's collection of Elmo's has grown over the past couple of years. It seemed quite silly to hang out in a basket with his red buddies, but Cam had a great time showing them one of his favorite Sesame Street books.

In light of spirit week..."Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm....." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello 2012! - Week of Jan. 2nd

On the second day of the New Year, the snow fell and blanketed our Michigan yard. Cameron finally had an opportunity to try out his new sled. Friend and neighbor, Emma, was happy to assist. She couldn't decide which was more effective- pulling the sled or pushing it from behind.
The pair had a great time as Emma created an imaginary story in which she and Cam were trying to hide from "the bad guys." Even though the snow didn't stick around for more then a couple of days, it certainly served its purposed of providing some winter fun.

Back indoors, new track and train cars arrived later in the week providing additional engineering for father and son. Chris cleverly placed Cam's chair over the track, creating a big tunnel for the train to traverse. Stella, the cat, however, was not nearly as enthralled with the process. Cam thought it was quite cool to see each train car disappear underneath him and reappear on the other side!

It was a good week and on a personal note, Chris and Jane made a commitment/resolution to continue a healthy lifestyle of exercise and good eating. Although Cam certainly doesn't need to watch his calories, his parents do!!
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, January 1, 2012

More Holiday Celebrations! - Week of Dec. 26th

Rounding out 2011 and Cameron's social calendar were a few more family outings.
Cam hung out with his Cornell boy cousins for a pizza night and had some male bonding time over trucks, monster bowling and stories.

Later in the week, Jane and Cam traveled northward to see more cousins and Cam's grandparents.
Cameron was pretty excited when cousin Steffanie gave him a really big talking Elmo for a Christmas present! It is almost as big as Cam himself.

Santa made an appearance up north and it appeared that Cameron may have been the most excited cousin to see him- and the only one to accept a seat on Santa's lap!

'Auntie' Amanda and 'Uncle' Mark sent along some Christmas presents to open right before the new year. The Weatherford family had to model their new duds in the hopes that U of M has a successful run at the Sugar Bowl!

As we welcomed 2012, Chris and Jane send a special thanks to Cam-sitter Lisa for providing Cam's parents with a relaxing evening with friends.
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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." - Edith Lovejoy Pierce