We took Cameron to the splash pad at the Shops at Highland Village...he loved it!
Grandad, Mimi and Cameron looking at the iPad in South Carolina
Sitting in Grandad's rocking chair in his study
Walking back from the beach with Mama and Mimi
Sitting on Mimi and Grandad's back porch
Donuts with Dad at school
All ready to go to work and school
Driving the new boat with Meg Meg
On the lake with Poppy
Running around at the lake house with Bella (or Be Be as he says it)
Eating at the lake house
Family hammock time at the lake house
Watching "Daniel Tiger" with Meg Meg
Trying on Dada's shoes
Absolutely loves ice cream like his Mama
Learning to drink water from a cup after brushing his teeth
In the bubble bath with Mama
With my sorority and pledge sisters at Bennett's Bash in honor of Bennett Coleman, my pledge sister's 21 month old son who died of cancer at St. Jude.
20 and 21 MONTHS
I know that every time I post I say that he is more and more fun but I can't help it...it's so true! He is a chatterbox these days and for the most part, we can understand what he is saying. He's getting much better at saying small sentences...two or three words. 90% of the time, he is happy, affectionate and a great sleeper which is more than we could ever hope or ask for. There is the 10% of the time when he is fussy, frustrating, or a handful (or all three at the same time), but that's to be expected with a toddler. I'd say the 10% usually happens when he is over tired or really hungry....there are times when he just gets really mad if he doesn't get what he wants when he wants it though for sure. During those times, I just ask the Lord for patience and strength. :)
We've been taking him to swim lessons since the end of March and I think he is getting a little tired of it. He loves to swim but he is not a big fan of having to follow a certain routine. For the past couple of sessions, he has started getting fussy about halfway through the lesson so we're going to try it one more time and if it goes the same way, we're dropping out with 4 lessons left to go. We'll just focus on the technique in our own pool and then enroll him for swim lessons again next year in the spring only. With us having a pool, we don't want to take any chances.
He is a great eater when it comes to foods that he likes but he is in a "I hate all vegetables" stage that is one of the most frustrating things for me. I've tried disguising veggies in pasta, mac and cheese and mashed potatoes with no luck. The only way we get veggies in him is spinach in a smoothie or with the toddler pouches that we get at the store. He'll eat any kind of fruit....he doesn't seem too crazy about watermelon but he'll eat it. His favorite foods are probably mac and cheese, hummus, avocado, sweet potato (if I put a marshmallow and a little brown sugar and cinnamon on it), and fruit. He likes pasta too but lately he's refused to eat spaghetti...it has to be rotini or elbow macaroni. Ridiculous, I know. What kid doesn't like spaghetti?!
He has transitioned to the next class at his school...a few months early due to his other class getting more younger kids transitioning from the infant class. He has been a little hesitant but I think he'll get used to it. We were a little sad because we loved his Young Toddler teachers....haven't made a decision on the Early Preschool teachers just yet.
He would spend all day outside on the playground if we would let him....he LOVES slides and swings. He loves to run around and play with any kind of ball. He also loves when we push him in his Cozy Coupe on the driveway...again, he would do it all day if we could. He has recently become very interested in trains and the small one we have in the playroom is a big hit. He knows almost every sound that an animal makes and can recite them for you. He is still obsessed with Bubble Guppies and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
We went to visit Nathan's parents in South Carolina the first week of June and while we had a good visit, Nathan and I both agreed it is NOT fun to fly on a plane with an almost 2 year old. When we told other people about our experience, they all said that the age of 18 months to about 3.5 or 4 is the worst time to fly with kids....um, lesson learned. Lesson learned. Once we get more pics from Nathan's dad from the trip, I will post more....