Sitting with Addison at the Lake House
Playing a little baseball in the front yard of the Lake House
Fell asleep on the way home...a rare sight since he hardly ever sleeps in the car
Sitting with Vivi, Poppy and Mama in Vivi's outdoor kitchen
Having conversation over dinner
With Peyton in Destin
With Dada at the HV Balloon Festival
Giving Elmo and Big Bird hugs
With Poppy and Peyton in Destin
Giving Addison hugs
At the end of July, we took our friends Jason, Megan and Addison Lewis to my parents' lake house to hang out for one night. We left on Friday morning and got there around lunchtime so the kids could nap before we went out on the boat. We had so much fun especially since after the kids went to bed, we got to enjoy Jason and Megan's company for a long time....probably the longest we've been able to have adult conversation since before Cameron and Addison were born. :) We also loved that it was very low key....we didn't wear makeup, we cooked at home, we went on the boat for a couple of hours and we just laid around after the kids were in bed. The Lewis' headed home after lunch on Saturday and Nathan, Cameron and me went to MP to spend the afternoon and night at my parents' house.
The first week of August, we went to Destin with my family for our annual vacation. Instead of going Saturday to Saturday as usual, we decided to fly out on Monday and come back on Friday. We were having a great time for a couple of days despite Cameron still hating the sand. The house was much better suited for all of us and Cameron seemed to be really enjoying time with his cousins, my parents, and his aunt and uncle. Cameron had the stomach virus the Friday before we flew to Destin but since he had been fine the rest of the weekend and Nathan and I literally wore surgical masks all weekend, we thought it would be safe. I was very anxious about going and probably should have followed my gut...lesson learned. On Wednesday night, the stomach virus got me and then on Thursday, Nathan became a victim. We made it home on Friday but we were both completely zapped for several days. It was absolutely horrible. Nathan and I have decided that it is just not worth going on airplanes or long vacations with small children....we'll be taking a break from both for a few years!
Cameron is really turning into more and more of a little boy each day. He's so cute but can also throw some really good fits that truly test my patience. I am sure God smiles when that happens. :) He is starting to show a little imagination and will make noises for trucks, trains and cars when he plays with them. He still loves balls and will ask to play catch. He has an obsession (and I mean obsession) with fans and lights...he would turn them on and off all day everyday if we would let him. His second obsession is probably Bubble Guppies. I have seen every episode a dozen times and he never gets tired of it. I have to say I would rather be able to watch episodes of the same show over and over versus the same movie over and over like some of my friends have to do with their kids.
He is still hard to please when it comes to food. I have given up trying to get him to eat vegetables for now...it's not worth the battle or the waste. We put spinach in smoothies and he'll eat the toddler pouches with veggies so I figure that's good enough for now. He really won't try anything new so he has a lot of the same things over and over: hummus, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, fish sticks and fruit. He still appears to be one of the only kids in the world who won't eat spaghetti. :)
He is talking more and more each day...not so much more words but more sentences I guess. He is a chatterbox at home but he can be a little shy at first around people he doesn't know. They tell us at school he is really growing into his element and talking more...which makes us smile.
More pics from Florida to come...