Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Nana!

On Monday my mom turned 48. Yes, my mom is young but I love that Cameron has a nana that will be around for a long time. We have been practicing saying "Happy Birthday Nana" and I finally got it on video. Mom, I know you loved hearing him say it on the phone but now you can see him say it. This is for you mom and we can't wait to see you on Saturday.





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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Can you help?

Please read this post on Kayleigh Freeman's blog written by Brent Riggs. I have asked everyone to pray for this family which I do every day. Yes, me! They also need help financially. Their daughter was born premature and after her last surgery is somewhat brain dead. They have no clue what the exact thing that caused it but she had blood loss either during or after surgery. She may not survive but their faith in God is unbelievable. Along with dealing with their daughter being in the hospital since the minute she was born they have been hit hard financially. Please read Brent's post and help any way you can. I did and it feels good to be able to do something to help them even if I don't know them personally.

http://kayleighannefreeman.blogspot.com/2009/04/42709-guest-blogger-brent-riggs.html

Prayers & hugs,

Mindy

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cameronland

We have been looking for swing sets for Cameron and finally found one we loved. Well, Dan fell in love but Cameron had to approve. We actually went to a different Costco to check it out and I couldn't find it anywhere. Then all of sudden Cameron points up and says Mama. It was clear on the other side of the store. When we finally got it it was the last one. Dan rushed to get the sod taken up and the yard leveled before he left for his trip. Of course he hurt his wrist while doing it. We had one Sunday planned for the guy to come put it together (yes, we paid someone. It would have taken Dan 10 years & who knows if it would be put together right.) and of course it rained. Well, finally this Sunday they came to put it together. Of course they weren't quite done & it started drizzling but they kept going. At 6:30 they got it done so we woke up Cameron (late nap) and took him out. He was watching them build it all day while he played outside so he was so excited when it was done. He got to play on it for about 15 minutes before it started pouring down rain. He hasn't gotten to play on it since b/c yesterday we had hail and today it is snowing. Only in Ohio!!!


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Friday, April 3, 2009

FFF-Beach




Today's Favorite Foto Friday theme is "Beach'. I bought these sunglasses at Children's Place on Saturday on my girl's day out. He put them on and has to wear them every day all day. The first thing he says when he gets up is "Blue Eyes". He only takes them off for eating and sleeping. I know it isn't the best for him to wear at night but he is two and right now I am picking my battles carefully. Cameron has not been to the beach yet but we are going to California in June. We are staying near Universal the first 4 days and the last 3 days in Santa Monica on the beach. I am so excited. I lived there for about 6 months when I was 19 years old. I was completely broke and not working so I never got to enjoy much while living there. That is what happens when you are young and follow a boy there. Anyway Cameron is talking up a storm and really getting into things I can't wait to spend this vacation with him & Dan.
His new nickname is Chatty Cathy. He talks all day every day. Most of it I can understand but Daddy is still having a hard time. Dan has been in Vegas since Tuesday night and Cameron is doing okay with it. He did ask tonight if Daddy Home. He will be home tomorrow and I am so ready for him to come home. He goes every year but it is kinda good for us to be away from each other for a few days. We really realize how much we love and appreciate each other. He does so much for me and our family and I love him so much for it. He is so into his terrible twos. He has such a hot temper that he now throws temper tantrums for an hour to an hour and a half. I have no clue how he lasts that long but it wears me out. When he is home it doesn't bother me too much. He has become a little destructive at times so I put him in his crib with no toys and when he is done he lets me know. But a few weeks ago we took the car in for a maintenance appt. and he threw a fit the whole hour we were there and then an additional half hour after the appt. Everyone was staring of course b/c I wasn't picking him up and babying him. I try to comfort him but he pushes me away. I cried so hard the other day b/c I feel so bad when he gets upset. I have no idea how to comfort him and what to do for him. He refuses to tell him what he wants and it so hard to know what he wants. I am slowly learning how to handle it without getting so upset but it is hard with a hot-headed child. Why don't they come with manuals!