Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

I am so thankful that Cameron is home to enjoy this Thanksgiving with us. Last year I was very depressed just knowing he wasn't going to be home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband who works so hard so I can stay home with our precious son. I am so thankful for our friends and family (our pets too) who are so supportive and understanding. I am very thankful to his birthmother and God for letting Cameron be a part of our lives and me to be able to call him my son. I am also thankful for all the wonderful people I have met along the way on this great journey in life. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know we love you all!!! I am off to bed to get sleep before my cooking begins. And yes our Christmas tree is up along with all our other decorations. (And I won this year, we bought two blow-ups, a Tigger and Mickey) This is Cameron's first Christmas home and since I pretty much boycotting last year and had to make up for it! He loves the trees and always says Pretty!!

He is growing up way too fast!

We went and saw Santa on Saturday. He wasn't impressed.

Waiting in line for Santa.

We finished the tree tonight. It has been up since we got back from Florida.

Kids say the darnest things!

I keep meaning to post this story and I know most of you have heard it but I just have to tell you. We went to Disney a few weeks ago. Cameron's favorite character (or so I thought) was Pooh. Well, we found out he is in love with Mickey too. When we got in the line to meet him Cameron tried jumping the rope and was kicking and jumping with excitement. Anyway being a 21 month old he is still having problems with pronunciation. He tries so hard though. He can say the M in Momma, Minnie & Milk but Mickey not so much. He calls him Dickey. I have tried to work with him and have him watch my lips. He now says MmmDickey. Every night mommy puts his jammies on with his night time diapers. They have Mickey on the front. He has never paid attention to this until a few weeks ago. The other night I was getting him dressed for bed after his bath. He looks down points to his diaper and says "Dickey". I laughed so hard. If you don't know Mickey just happens to sit right in the very front of his diaper. It was the funniest thing ever and I am sure a story I will torture him with.

Friday, November 21, 2008

More Florida Pictures

Here are the last of our Florida pictures. We went to one of the country clubs for dinner. They have lobster and it is so good. Cameron was so good and loved going out to see all the old people. LOL!!! We also went to dinner at my favorite mexican restaurant at the Villages where they live. After we went to one of the town squares and Cameron enjoyed dancing with Mamaw & Papaw. He kept trying to go up on stage. He loved watching them all dance. I am so glad he got this to spend this whole week with his grandparents.

FFF..For Crying Out Loud

This is from our pick-up trip. My poor baby was so upset.

See he did survive!

This was before I changed his clothes.

Like most people if Cameron is crying I usually delete them. Lately he doesn't even let me take them if he is made. Here are a few I posted awhile ago. He was mad because I changed his clothes. I got his Christmas outfit awhile ago and was taking pictures to enter in the Baby Gap contest. I then changed his clothes to try on his other Christmas vest & he wasn't having it. He wanted that tie & vest on so bad. I know he looks so pathetic but trust me he survived. He is VERY, VERY good at the fake cry. Sometimes too good!!! (I don't know why this is underlined & the pictures didn't load in order.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Disney Day 2

I really wanted to go to Universal Studios new park. They have a Dr. Seuss land that I was excited to see. We were going to go to Animal Kingdom instead but there weren't many rides for Cameron. We then decided on Hollywood Studios because they had Playhouse Disney. It probably wasn't the best choice but we were there so we just enjoyed it. Cameron loved the stunt car show. He kept saying "More, more." He has never done that. He clapped and cheered the whole time. We actually saw Angel's daughters Zoe & Caitlyn but couldn't find Angel anywhere. I really wanted to meet her since I stalk her blog all the time. He was a little crabby at the park but that is to be expected since it was actually kinda warm. Every ride he kept saying "Choo Choo." We stayed for the Fantasmic show and I loved it. Sorry some of the pictures are dark. I am still learning how to take pictures at night. There were lots of people in one spot though and that really makes me nervous. All in all we had so much fun and watching him enjoying it was awesome. I cried so much watching him. Two days was very tiring though. I don't know how people stay for a whole week.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Disney Day One

We left about 9:30 on Wednesday morning to head to the Magic Kingdom. Dan wanted to go later but I wanted to spend every minute we could there. Cameron was so excited and so was mommy!!! I couldn't wait to see that "Awe" look in his eyes. We got on the tram and the first thing out of his mouth was "Choo choo!" He has never said that ever. Then we rode the monorail over and he said the same thing. We should have just saved our money and rode the monorail all day. The look on his face when we firsted stepped in was priceless. He actually started smiling in his pictures when we were there. He has a tendency to say "Cheese" but not smile. The first ride we went on was It's a small world. Dan & I realized we have never seen that part of Magic Kingdom last time we went. He loved every ride we went on. Right before the parade he passed out. I was a little disappointed but I couldn't wake him. After we took him down to Toon Town. Candy recommended going there and he loved it. He saw the Pooh ride and went crazy. He loved riding that ride. He got a big stuffed Pooh. Dan wanted to get him the biggest one but I knew we would have to carry it around all day. He tried to walk out with two. I have a video I will post later of him saying Pooh. He says it so cute!!! We took him to Mickey's tent to meet Mickey & Minnie. While we were in line he figured out who it was and tried to jump the rope. He started jumping up & down like crazy. He kissed Minnie on the nose and then kissed Mickey on the nose twice. Dan heard them whisper how cute Cameron was. He loved seeing them up close. We tried to see Pooh & Tigger but they were taking forever with each kid. We would have wasted so much waiting and frankly as expensive as the tickets were we weren't going to do that. He rode all the other rides that we could. Right when we were walking to the front Dan said let's ride Haunted Mansion. I really thought he would be scared but they redesigned the ride so we had to. He laughed the whole time. It was so funny!! We were going to stay for the fireworks but Mommy was hungry, nothing was open and I had a big headache. We got McDonalds and checked in. We all ate and mommy & daddy were pooped. Cameron was still going. He got his own bed & I was really nervous about him sleeping in it. He fell asleep at midnight. I kept waking up and checking on him. At 2:30 I thought he woke up because he was wrestling around in the bed. I was pretending to be asleep in case he was waking up. All of a sudden I heard "POOOHHH" "POOOHHH". I looked up and he was sound asleep. He was dreaming about Pooh. How cute is that! Stay tuned for Day 2!

Finally posting about Florida!

Sorry but I am just now finally posting about our first week long vacation to Florida. I have been a little lazy since we came home. Trick-or-treat was on Friday. Of course, me, the procastonator waiting until the that week to pack and get things ready. Why is it that the wives have to pack for everyone? No, I didn't pack Dan's stuff but I still had to get Cameron & me packed. Then make sure we had snacks & drinks for the ride down along with stopping mail & the paper. Of course anal me always has to clean the house before we leave for vacation. I love coming home to a clean house & not having to worry about anything but resting. Anyway Dan had the bars put on our new car so we could put up the roof rack and of course the dumb dumbs stripped the tool & screws so Dan couldn't move the rack. He tried & tried for hours. He was supposed to get a nap after work but of course he didn't. My mom came over, we put on his monkey costume and off we went. We went next door to drop off our candy and he started balling. We were sure he wasn't going to like it. We kept going and he got the hang of it. The quicker we went the better. And if we stopped to talk to any of our friends he was already trying to go to the next house. He couldn't say trick-or-treat but he said "Thank you" every time. He lasted most of the 2 hours. Dan tried messing with the roof rack again but he just tied down the back end. Of course we left an hour and a half later. Cameron hardly slept most the ride. He didn't even fall asleep until midnight. And then slept off and on the 15 hour ride. We were so exhausted from the drive. Note to self no more driving at night. We had fun hanging out with Grandma & Grandpa. Unfortunately Cameron acted out a lot on the whole trip. He was being so bad. I know a lot was just being in a new house (He doesn't do that in hotel rooms.) and having too many people trying to discipline him. He really gets his feelings hurt when he is told No. He loved riding in Grandpa's golf cart. He wanted to be out the whole trip. One night we took him to a Mexican restaurant. It is my favorite and I have to go there every time. He was in awe watching everyone that worked there. He loves seeing other latinos and listening to them speak spanish. Unfortunately the bad part was having to pack for our night in Disney. Wait till you hear how Disney was!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who doesn't love a good crying laugh!!

I was watching SNL last night. I usually just barely have it on because most of the time it just isn't that funny. I love when Justin Timberlake is on because he is just so hilarious. You HAVE to watch this clip from last night. I woke Dan up laughing so hard. I was crying from laughing so hard. It is hilarious.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Some Disney pics to hold you over!!!

I am just now feeling normal after getting home from our trip. I will post about our trip later. Here are some pics to hold you over!!