If you asked Cam what his favorite things are, he has a long list. On the short listing of unfavorites is fireworks. He thinks the colors are amazing but loud noises have always been an issue. It's almost like Cam feels every boom throughout his entire body. Fireworks were still going off the evening of July 5th and our son asked if we could call the police. We explained how difficult it would be to determine where they were being lit. Thankfully, they didn't last long and it was the last night we heard them.
Cam and Ms. Amanda always have activities to do during their time together. One of them was creating a photo book online with Amanda's professional wedding pics she had just received. This was one of Cam's favorites.
The end of the week brought more excitement than fireworks! Cam's best bud Brody, his mom Jenny and Ms. Rachel all arrived at our house at 4p on Friday. They had gifted Chris & Jane a dinner out while they had hang out time with Cam. Ms. Rachel even stopped at a movie theater and had a bucket of popcorn to share with the group. We are not certain who had more fun that evening but we do know Cam requested a repeat.
At the cottage that day, we enjoyed our beach time even though it wasn't super sunny.
We enjoyed a delicious fajita dinner outside watching the water with our cousins. Cam chose chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and raspberry filling for his dad's birthday treat.
It seems we have a constant reminder of priceless gifts. Whether it's the way the sun sparkles on Lake Michigan or being surrounded by family for celebrations or taking time to hang out with friends, these are the moments that make us pause and remain so thankful for all of those gifts that don't have a price tag.
Cam is so sweet about complimenting others. One evening this week he told his mom how pretty she looked. Jane said, "Well Thank you kind Sir." To which Cam replied: "Wow, you're being formal!"