Sunday, August 28, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
It was hard to believe this week of August 15th was also the week Cam would be 15 years old! To commemorate the occasion, here are fifteen things you may or may not know about Cam...
- He is kind
- He is empathetic
- He loves projects
- He loves leading and supervising projects
- He learns visually
- His comprehension is pretty impressive
- His memory is even more impressive!
- He loves chocolate
- He loves bread
- He loves his family and spending time with them
- His favorite activity with his dad is working on computers and programming Amazon Alexas
- His favorite activity with his mom is organizing, cleaning and baking
- He is a routine-driven person
- He is honest
- His heart is pure gold!💝
Saturday morning we were on the road again with a planned stop in Grand Haven to drop off some items for Oma and Opa's new place.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
That evening (Aug. 9th), Ms. Ann offered to hang out with Cam while his parents enjoyed a night out for their 19th wedding anniversary! They dined at the downtown Real Seafood Co and enjoyed sitting outside at the JW Marriott afterwards. A big thanks to Ms. Ann and Cam for making it such a memorable occasion.
On Thursday, bright and early, Cam woke up before 7am. Why so early? Because he was scheduled for Forest Hills Northern Hill School Freshman year orientation at 7:30am. He arrived on time and listened to the instructions from his principal and other school leaders. Besides online forms and upcoming events, one of the most important reasons for attending the orientation was to have your school picture taken and obtain your official student id for the upcoming school year. The photographer noted that Cam was definitely one of the happiest students he had met!
We don't see these cousins too often and it was so good to catch up, if only for a short time. It was cool enough to sit around the outdoor campfire sharing stories and laughing about old memories.
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Such was the case with Ms. Amanda this week. As a kindergarten teacher, she meets new students and parents every year. One set of parents is very artistic and sells their creations online. Amanda connected with them and requested a custom sign for Cam's upcoming birthday. It was finished on Monday and she couldn't wait for Cam's actual bday and presented it to him on Tuesday morning. The customized sign was a joint effort with Amanda providing a picture of Cam's powerchair and talking about his love of baseball. It looks just perfect on his bedroom door! He thanked Ms. Amanda profusely.
Saturday was our big outing day. We traveled to the cottage with our packed lunch and beach towels, ready for some beach time. After we ate and caught up with our cousins, we all headed down to the lake. The water was warm and the waves were calmer than in the past few weeks. While Chris and Cam were out in Lake Michigan, there was a bit of a tipsy plunge into the water which made Cam laugh for quite some time.
Oma and her grandson had fun chatting it up on the deck while Jane took one last dip into the lake.
Cam and his mom drove separately from Chris because he was scheduled for volunteering for the non-profit, Lori's Voice, at the Berlin Raceway. It was a very warm afternoon and he texted Jane upon his arrival at the raceway. Cam's dad told us to take our time getting there due to the heat and loud noises. We were thankful for his advice since we had more time to visit with our family.
Cam and Jane parked the van close to the raceway entrance and found Chris. We saw many of our friends there, including April, the founders of Lori's Voice- Lori and Dave Hastings, as well as many other families we know in the community. It was a successful event and after getting to bed a bit later, sleeping in the next day was mandatory!