Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Both Tiffani and Tawnya are girls I met from church and I am so lucky to have them as friends. Tawnya just had her baby three weeks ago, doesn't see look fabulous?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
His little personality is really starting to show more everyday. His once calm demeanor has quickly changed into something more wild. He is a fiesty little guy with a set of lungs.
Last night Dan and I were talking about Camden's temper tantrums and where he learned this so called trick. You can imagine he said from me, and I said from him. But we all know the truth, it comes from Dan(wink). I am not sure how and if I can nip this temper tantrum throwing in the butt, or if it is just a phase kids go through.
I love this age and the fun things he is starting to learn, but I am also scared! It is an overwhelming feeling to know that I created this miracle and am intrusted to teach him right from wrong. I so often wish he came with an instruction manual. But the funny thing is everytime I read or hear about what I should be doing with him, I rebel. I don't want some so called expert text book writer telling me how to raise my not so text book child.
I love this kid.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Even though Camden wouldn't know if he got a basket or not, I couldn't let his first Easter pass without getting him one. So he got a basket full of fun necessities including a tooth brush. Every time Dan and I brush our teeth he stops dead in his tracks to watch. He can't get enough of his teeth being brushed, it must feel good on his teething gums.
And since taking a family picture on Easter seems to be the thing to do, we did it too. I know, I know...we are supposed to stay in our Easter outfits, but getting out of our church clothes as soon as we step foot in the front door is our thing. So here we are in all our glory!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Anyway... this morning I played that same trick on him and this is what I found them doing!
Dan taught Camden how to give him high five. He has been working on this for the past week and today was the day Camden decided to give in and play Dan's game.
Camden got SO excited every time they did it, it was hilarious. You bet your booty I tried to get in on this but Camden wanted nothing to do with my high fives. Don't worry, I had all day to work with him and make mine just as appealing as Dad's, it worked.
So it's official, our son is now cool!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
So off we went about our merry day butting heads. When Dan finally(it was earlier than most days, but sure didn't feel like it) got home from work, even he was surprised at the way Camden was acting. It was comforting to know that it wasn't just my lack of patience, but two other people agreed his behavior was abnormal.
Scared out of our minds to take him to the Easter Pageant, we went anyway. Something in the air must have banished that evil demon in his body because he was acting rather pleasant! The people around us might not have agreed when he was laughing uncontrollably during the most reverent part of the play. But I was not about to stop this incredible behavior we thought we'd never see again.
When he woke up, at a reasonable hour I might add; rather than crying, he was playing in his crib. At that moment I knew my sweet boy was back for good(cross my fingers). This knowledge was confirmed when he took a nice long nap after we got home from the gym. And once again woke up happy as can be.
I always worry when he is THAT ornery because there has to be something bothering him that he can't communicate to me. It's during these times I wish he could talk. But I know when that day comes and he is whining or back talking me, I will look back at these days and see how easy it really was.
I love this kid!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Boy was it tasty. Only one problem, it turned green for some reason. And not only were the pancakes green, but the milk as well. It was the weirdest thing.
Dan's first comment when he saw breakfast was, "that is sick honey". But I could tell he secretly liked it as he tried to contain his smile.
Camden had no problems eating the pancakes even though they were discolored. He enjoyed every last bite.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We had so much fun and can't wait for the next party. Thanks for having a birthday Seth Man!
Isn't that sweet? I'll never understand how people have the nerve, let alone lack of respect to do something like this.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I love all of the exciting milestones he has hit and look forward to many more that are to come. It is so exciting getting to see Camden's reaction to so many "firsts". Everything is so new and interesting to him, it makes me happy. He is really starting to notice everything around him and has become quite the explorer. He is such a good baby for the most part and you can always get a smile out of him.
He loves to hang his tongue out of his mouth, and everywhere we go people comment on how funny that is. He also sparks a lot of comments about his "big blue eyes", and Dan and I can't get enough of them ourselves. Most recently he started playing peek-a-boo. He usually does it when he is all wrapped up in his bath towel and has something to pull over his face.
While at his check up today, the doctor joked with Camden about having all of his teeth in before 10 months. He told him he didn't have to be such an overachiever, it was okay to wait a while before getting a mouth full of teeth. He is currently sporting 7 teeth. The top front four(his front right tooth finally broke through, yeah), and three on the bottom. He still puts anything and everything in his mouth, but his favorite object to chew on is his own finger. One of our not so favorite things he enjoys as of late, is teeth grinding. I am not sure why he does this, but it is becoming a constant, I'm afraid he is going to grind them away!
Sometimes he ventures away from scooting and will attempt to crawl on all fours, but he quickly realizes he is much faster at scooting. Standing up on everything and walking along the furniture is what gives him a sense of freedom. He always has a gigantic smile while cruising along. I can tell he is starting to become annoyed with the fact that he is still turned the "wrong way" in his car seat. He is always trying to turn around to be a part of the action.
Eating is something he is always willing to attempt but has mastered the fine art of gagging on almost anything. Everyday we attempt something new in hopes he will be done with the gagging, but it doesn't look like this is changing in the near future.
Mumbling "dadda" and "momma" has become a regular, but unfortunately he has no idea what he is saying. The same thing goes for waving hello and goodbye, he can do it, but we aren't sure if he fully grasps why he does it.
He LOVES being outside and will instantly clam down as soon as the fresh air hits his face. I don't know what we will do when the 100 degree weather hits and mom and dad don't enjoy being outside as much as him.
As of today he weighs 20lbs(he lost a few pounds in the last month, but we aren't alarmed since he has been sick. This weight puts him in the 42 percentile). He is 29.8in long(91%). And his head is 18.3in around(85%).
What an exciting nine months we've had!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The doctor than began to inform me that this is a condition, such as a severe sore throat, in which spasmodic attacks of suffocating pain occur. WHAT!
So as the week went on I tried to remember what Camden's throat looked like, and how the doctor described what he must be feeling.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
How can anyone be mad at a face as cute as this!
No really, this is such a hard thing to deal with as a mother of the bully. He obviously doesn't understand what he is doing is wrong. If I tell him "no" he won't have a clue what I mean. So when will he understand? When can I begin disciplining for bad behavior? Not that I am looking forward to that, but I do understand the time will come sooner than later. He is ALL boy, nothing he does is soft! He hits, pulls hair, yells, rips things out of your hand, you name it! I guess we are in for it, starting yesterday. Dun..dun..dun!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Today my dad turned the BIG OLD 54! I loved it when I called to wish him happy birthday and he said he turned 36. You know your old when you think 36 is the new 29.I would list 54 reasons why my dad is better than your dad but that would take a really long time, and he might not be alive at the end of the list. So I won't do that!
Happy Birthday old man!