Sunday, October 26, 2014

Playing outside (16 month update)

We had awesome weather this weekend.  Cameron still loves being outside!  


Cameron found himself the perfect walking stick for our hike through the pasture.  He loves to carry sticks.  The leaves were a bit too thick for his little legs, but we still had fun! 


Pepper loved being outside, too!


Cameron is way too busy for pictures lately so attempting to take pictures of him by myself was almost impossible.  Cameron still loves cows.  Mooing is his favorite trick.  He can show off his belly button.  He loves shoes.  His shoes, mommy's shoes, daddy's shoes, any shoes he can find!  He calls them "ishish."

Cameron has been busy learning to use a fork, too.  Sometimes he doesn't want to eat without it, other times he throws it on the floor.  I can't think of any foods that he refuses to eat, although fruit is definitely his favorite.  He's getting better at drinking out of a real cup, although I only put water in it and I usually end up wiping the floor afterwards.  But hey, at least my floor gets a little cleaner every time.  ;)

Our little boy is obsessed with Thomas the Train.  It's the only show he will sit down to watch.  I don't like to encourage a lot of TV watching, but sometimes I'll use any excuse to get a snuggle!  As soon as he hears the theme song he starts to dance, and sometimes I can get him to stop and dance if I sing it myself!

Cameron has his routine down pretty well.  When he is ready for nap time, he goes to the stairs.  When he is ready for his bath, he goes to the sink.  (Yeah, that is life without a bath tub.  He's still getting kitchen sink baths!)  He heads right to his high chair for meals, too!  When he needs a diaper change he will grab a clean diaper, so that has been helpful.  :)  

We are working on getting him to sleep better, but we haven't had a lot of success.  We've stopped nursing in the middle of the night so sometimes when he wakes up I've been able to tuck him back in and start his night time music.  Hubby has been super helpful getting up in the middle of the night to help me break Cameron's night nursing habit.  We are hopeful that we'll sleep all night again soon!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Adventures

We had a fun time at the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago! 





The toy catalog came out so Cameron was busy picking out Christmas presents. ;) 


Then we went to another pumpkin patch with auntie!  We got pie pumpkins and have made two pies so far!  Yum yum!




I'm not the best at making pie crust, but it worked!! 


Today we harvested the rest of the carrots from the garden!  Some got buried in sand to be kept in the basement (the ones on the ground) and the rest got chopped and froze (the ones in the bin)!  (And we had some glazed with supper.  Delish!) 





Good thing we all like carrots.  They were the most successful part of our garden! 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New record!

Last night Cameron had his first 12 hour sleep!!  And I had my first "wake up rested" since he was born.  I'm still amazed that he slept from 9-9!  He has been snuggly all morning so I'm taking advantage of it and watching Thomas with him.  Choo Choo!! 


Monday, October 6, 2014

Country Tea

On Friday we had the pleasure of attending the Twelfth Annual Country Tea.  The tea this year was Mao Feng Noir.    


We started off with a roasted vegetable soup.  Cameron's menu started with cherry tomatoes and goldfish. 


Up next were the assorted tea sandwiches and savories.  My favorites were the curried egg salad with mango chutney (quite possibly the best egg salad I've ever had!) and the delta chicken salad with spiced pecans.  Cameron had his own kiddie sandwiches, but his favorite still came from my plate, the pane cioccolatta with goat cheese and raspberry jam.  He is lucky there were extras so I could share with him. ;)



We continued this delicious meal with ginger scones, Welsh scones, and crumpets.  I'm not sure I can pick a favorite, because I smothered them all in the huckleberry jam or lemon curd.  Yum! 


By the way, I was so excited to chow down that I only took pictures of my sandwiches.  The rest of the pictures are from my cousin Laura, so that's why you can see her name tag.  If you want to see her thoughts on the tea, you can check out her blog http://bfamilytwins.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-most-wonderful-time-of-year.html?m=1

All of the desserts were amazing, but my favorite was the chocolate cheesecake with chocolate ganache.  This was Hubby's favorite out of his goody bag, too.  Cameron's dessert menu included animal crackers, chocolate teddy grahams, and banana slices.  His favorite were the bananas and carrot cake.  


We finished the meal with Dom Pedro, a delicious blend of ice cream and kaluah.  


Oh, did I mention the champagne?  This tea party doesn't mess around.  We were served Pannier Brut.  

Cameron did really well considering he doesn't like to be confined to his high chair for longer than a quick meal.  


Here he is on the way to the tea.  We love his new hat that I scored this spring on super clearance from Gap.  

Don't mind our paint challenged house- we had been busy scraping with plans to repaint, but we've been busy with everything else so that has gotten bumped to the end of the to-do list.  


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nap time!

Well I have a lot of catching up to do.  But I don't even know where to start.  So here is a photo from Cameron's visit at his great grandma's house today.
  

And this is everyone except me trying to fit in the recliner. 




Friday, September 12, 2014

Story time!

Cameron has been busy with his new favorite book lately.  

I don't blame him.  It's one of my favorites, too!




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nap Time

I'm always amazed at how much Cameron understands.  Today he was starting to get fussy so I asked if he was ready for a nap.  I told him to go upstairs if it was nap time. So he led me to the gate.  I told him to go to his room.  He did.  I asked if he wanted to rock and he climbed into the rocking chair.  Nap time without a struggle is awesome!  

Yesterday we were visiting my grandma and he decided it was time to go outside.  He went over to the front door and opened it!  What a fun trick!  Time to start locking the doors!  

Cameron loves going to the park!  Although his favorite part is going up the stairs.  




Yum yum!  Speghetti is good!