Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spirt Week & Easter! - Week of Mar. 25th

Spirit Week was in full swing at Cameron's school before Spring Break!  Every day included a different clothing choice to show "spirit."  Hat Day, Pajama Day, Favorite Outfit Day, and Silly Day were all on the schedule.  Cam and Chris went to the store to pick out a hat to wear.  A depiction of Lightning McQueen from Cars was Cam's winner choice.    On Good Friday, a couple of our favorite playmates stopped by for a visit and to exchange some Easter goodies.  Auntie Jo and buddy Will played the entire afternoon.  It was fun to sit outside and soak up some of that sunshine!  The Culver's shakes hit the spot for everybody...

Each Easter, we enjoy gathering together as a family.  This year, we were happy to have cousins Libby and Coco join us as well!  Grandma and Grandpa arrived after church and brought Cam an Easter bucket full of sweet things and stickers. 
Chris & Jane greatly appreciate Grandma's new version of the "Easter basket" full of delicious fresh fruit!
Coco and Libby were very excited to help Cam find all of the Easter eggs hidden in the house.  Each "egg" contained some delicious chocolate, so finding them was paramount.  A new tradition of cooking a non-traditional Easter dinner also began this year.  Instead of the typical ham feast, we cooked up sliders (mini burgers) and steaks on the grill.  Accompanying the beef was twice baked potatoes and vegetables.  The cousins were a huge help with dinner prep and everything was delicious.

Chris and Jane had a special book made for Cam this Easter.
Thanks to Shutterfly, his school picture is super-imposed on every page in the Alphabet Adventure book! 
Cameron truly loves looking at books and pointing out his favorite parts on each page.  Imagine his surprise when each turn meant seeing his own image again and his own book!
Our only regret was not capturing the pure squeals of delight on video!!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter...and counted their blessings, as we did.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Birthday & Some Basting - Week of Mar. 18th

Cameron was quite excited about Katherine's birthday this year!  He helped Jane create a photo book that contained lots of pictures of he and "Ah-Dah" (Cam's nickname for Katherine).  He had a balloon bouquet all ready for her when she arrived at his house on Thursday and he helped her open a funny card that sang!
Due to work travel for Chris and Jane, Cam's grandparents came to spend the night with one lucky boy...
A fun activity included some egg coloring with Grandma.  Cameron had a good time "basting" the eggs with color, dipping them with a whisk.
Many Thanks to Oma & Opa for providing Cam with some special grandparents time!

The pretty colors on the eggs held the promise of spring.  Even though some snowflakes made their way into Michigan this week, we're hoping that groundhog redeems himself with his early spring prediction!