Sunday, April 19, 2015

Building Projects - Week of Apr. 13th

"Whatever good things we build end up building us." ~Jim Rohn 

Cam never tires of helping his dad with projects.  He patiently watches, assists, and gives advice- "put it here, Dad."  Chris took a week off of work to build an integrated portable workbench to hold tools, electrical outlets, and of course, more projects.
Luckily, the weather cooperated and most of the labor was completed outside.  Cam wore the headphones due to all of the power tool noise and as head assistant, also has to take part in cleanup duties.

The weekend brought the best weather yet, full of warm sunshine and long hours spent outdoors.  Emma and Cam were the chief architects of a chalk city representing all of their favorite places around town- the Library, Culvers, Starbucks, Costco, Target.  They also gave equal space to all colleges/universities represented by the two families- Calvin, Ferris State, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Hope, and Grand Valley.
Megan, Ashlyn, Sarah
Cam, Patti, Chris
The weekend evening included Cam's first introduction to croquet in the backyard.  The mallet was pretty heavy, so Patti helped Cam while Meg, Ashlyn and Sarah cheered him on.

Jane's attempt at a selfie with Cam
As Cam's vocabulary continues to broaden, his parents are struck by some funny comments he's now making.

When Jane was asking her son what he wanted for a snack one day, he chose peanut butter nuggets (a salty pretzel filled with pb) and exclaimed, "It is good, Mom...(pause) is healthy."

The unsolicited sentences make Cam's parents pause and smile and wonder...what will he say next?

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