Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Cameron had his first pony ride and hayride this past weekend. I just love Fall and I've been really looking forward to this time of year with Cameron. I'll have to post the obligatory pumpkin patch picture at a later date (when I'm able to actually get the pic). I had Cam all set up holding onto a wagon wheel, surrounded by pumpkins, with his pumpkin shirt on and the camera battery dies! Isn't that always the way? So the above picture on the pony is the only picture I was able to take at the farm. The farm also had petting animals such as goats, sheep, and pigs. Cameron could not have cared less about the goats or sheep but he really liked a particular pig. He actually got nose to nose with this smelly pig and there I was, with no working camera!
He is doing very well. He's getting more and more rambunctious and making tremendous progress. The teachers at daycare and church tell me all of the time how good and happy he is. Just today his teacher from school wrote what a joy Cameron is to be around. He loves to be outside and with this cooler weather we are outside more.
This weekend we will head to Atlanta, with Nana in tow, for a Semey reunion. I'm really looking forward to it. What a blessing to be able to meet up with other kids from the same orphanage. I plan to go to as many Kaz reunions as possible over the next years. I think it is really important to try to keep that connection as much as possible especially as the kids get older and understand their story more.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
First Gaze Into the Ocean
He seemed to enjoy the beach immensely. (Maybe I will be able to talk him into being a marine biologist.) He even didn't mind putting his feet in the sand. This was surprising since he doesn't like to put his feet in grass at all. He like the water until the wave splashed too far up onto his torso. This was cold and he did not like it. But he really seemed to love being there. So much to see!
Cameron has made amazing progress over the past 6 months since we have been home. He is crawling at high speed now. He's getting better at walking while holding my hands and can stand without assistance for a nanosecond. He is finger feeding better and will eat almost anything you put in front of him. He doesn't seem to like tomatoes (that's my boy!) and loves grilled cheese sandwiches. He is using a sippy cup although still needs some assistance. My main challenge currently is getting him to drink cold beverages. He wants his drinks warm or room temperature at a minimum. His hair and teeth are taking their sweet time coming in. He definitely has more hair now but it is still not very thick yet. And it's looking redder by the day. He still has 4 teeth although 2 more top teeth are right on the verge of coming in.
He definitely has a mind of his own and I'm pretty sure I'll be dealing with a bit of a temper as he gets older. Must be the red hair! But, he is still pretty happy, laughs alot, and is jabbering up a storm (still working on Mama with no luck so far). He is a great sleeper most of the time. He plays hard and sleeps hard. The more mobile he gets the more he wants to explore, so he keeps himself pretty busy (and me too!).
Friday, April 4, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Me and Nana
Love this fish wrapping paper!