Sunday, June 24, 2012

House for Sale - Week of July 18th

This week, Cameron's house was officially listed on the housing market for sale.  Jane called in some extra help to get everything ready. 'Auntie' Ronda and cousin Coco provided some whirlwind assistance.  There was still time for some silliness when Coco had Cam try on her glasses.
A big thanks to Katherine, Ronda and Coco because after the first day of showings, we had an offer!  Cam's home if now in negotiations and we will hopefully close on the deal at the end of July.

Cameron also had to go back to school this week as well as "work" at his Grand Valley State University job helping out the graduate students.  For the first time ever, Cam worked with three boys in his morning session.  The professor heading up the course, Miss Lisa, had a big laugh.  She's well aware that Cameron is a bit flirtatious with the girls.  But in this session, when all of the boys were working with Cam, Miss Lisa came over to give him lots of kisses.  She indicated that Cam actually rolled his eyes at her in 'embarrassment' because he was with the dudes.

Another bonus to the college day- Cam was able to see his good buddy, Liam, who also attends the same school with him.  It was a big treat and the guys really enjoy playing together.  Actually, all of the parents enjoy playing together too!

On Sunday, the family made a quick afternoon trip up to the cottage for a nice long walk on the beach with good friends/adopted cousins, Sarah and Matt Huey.
Cam and his Mobile had a good workout along with cousin Coco and her dogs.
It was fun to hang out with Sarah and Matt...Sarah is planning on a career in speech pathology as she begins filling out applications for grad school (we can't wait for her to work with Cam!) and Matt is headed off to Michigan Tech this fall.  With the Lake Michigan water feeling warmer every week, Cam should be able to go swimming very soon!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Walking Buddy - Week of June 11th

     From the wisdom of Dr. Suess: “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”  Yes folks, this is a very tardy blog entry...

Cameron loves to play with the girls across the street, but alas, there are a few boys in the neighborhood as well.  Cam's buddy, Eli, lives just a few houses away and one of his sitters is Katherine's sister (for those of you aren't regular bloggers, Katherine is Cam's nanny) and the boys enjoy their stroller walks together.  They like to imitate each other while strolling and when they meet up with some dog walkers, that's always a bonus.

It was a whirlwind week getting the current house ready to sell and continuing remodeling projects on the new house.  Chris and Jane enjoyed a break from it all in Chicago taking in a Cubs game while Grandma and Grandpa stayed with Cam.  A big thanks to them and all of the extra help we had this week.  

Our Katherine keeps Cameron on his toes and endlessly entertained with activities and play.  We have felt on more than one occasion that we don't know what we'd do without her.
Even though Cam officially outgrew naps some time ago, there are certainly times when a long day just wears a guy out!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Bat, A Birthday, A Basketball - Week of June 4th

The packing continued this week for the Weatherford household.  Cameron had fun helping put things in boxes and supervising.  Chris thought it would be helpful if he packed up Cam too!

With all of the activity this week, there was bound to be a few surprises.  It turns out if you leave a door open without much supervision while moving things out of your home, an unexpected guest may show up.  As the family cat, Stella, kept peering out Jane's window (or rather up under the blinds) all day Monday, no one could figure out what was so interesting.  After Cam went to bed, Jane lifted the blind up a bit and sat back at her computer.  Not long after, a bat came swooping into the room!  Can you spot the winged wonder?  Cam couldn't stop laughing when Jane told him the story the next morning about his Dad saving his Mom from the creature.

Jane's birthday was on Saturday and 'Auntie' Amanda provided the second surprise of the week by driving into town and spending the day and evening with the family.  Cam made a special card for his Mom and gave her a  basketball hoop and basketball for their new house!  The hoop is already there but definitely needed a replacement. 
Many thanks to all of the extra help and visits we've received and a special accommodation to our wonderful neighbors who provided the greatest sidewalk chalk advertisement at the end of our driveway!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Packing Begins - Week of May 28th

It's official!  Cameron will be moving into his new house in mid-July.  It's quite a long trek- we can see our new abode from our current backyard.  Since our existing home will be up for sale next week, the packing has already begun...

In the meantime, Cam kept busy with activities other than packing.

Katherine took him to one of our nearby parks on a beautiful sunny day.  Cam loves the swings and besides the slide, is his favorite park activity.

Since he's grown so much this past year, he discovered that if he leaned over, his feet would touch the ground- surprise!

These next few weeks will be very busy ones for the Weatherford family, but we will still keep you up to date...

Cam is very excited to show everyone his new home!!

If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.
~Harry S. Truman~