Happy Birthday, Cameron!

Poor Cameron. His August 31st birthday was totally overshadowed this year by the birth of his baby brother. I know he didn't know any different, but he sure knew I wasn't around, and he wasn't too happy about that. Seriously, the kid ignored me for a solid three hours (turning his back to me, refusing hugs, going to Grammy for everything, etc.) my first day home from the hospital. Not a happy camper. Though pretty darn mature for only two, I thought. (Not to mention adorable...)

Since Callan's arrival, we've worked hard to eliminate any trace of middle-child syndrome. (Ever read The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo?? Funny stuff.) Anyway...I've tried to spend some special one-on-one time with my big boys every day. Not easy when you're sleep-deprived and terribly sick, but I've tried...

So here's a special post just for my incredible second son. He's my bug lover, my risk taker, my independent, mechanically-and-musically-minded, "I-do-it-my-own-self"-er... He hates having his hair cut or washed, and just yesterday, I discovered that he is absolutely terrified of crickets. Yep. Go figure.


Yogurt with fruit and Cheerios, chicken nuggets, string cheese, most any fruit

WordWorld, Curious George, and VeggieTales, in that order.

Play kitchen & foods (particularly grapes...go figure), cars & trucks, etch-a-sketch and magnetic letters, bouncy balls, baseballs, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls...(you get the idea), and especially anything Kayden happens to be playing with at the time.

Books about animals, Noah's Ark, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

the PARK! (and anywhere outdoors, really)
Grammy & Ogee's house - particularly if his younger cousin Andrew is there. Then they can scream and chase each other in circles around the house...literally.
Daddy's office at church

"I got it..."
"My do it..."
"My (insert any toy here)"

Some pics of Cam's first two years:

Hello world!
August 31, 2007
9lbs. 1oz. / 21"

Meeting big brother Kayden (almost 16 mos.)

one week old

Wishing Paw Paw (his great-grandfather) a Happy Birthday...
(2 months old)

Thanksgiving 2007
(three months old)

Christmas 2007
(four months old)

six months old

1 year old

18 months

too cool for school
21 months old

Covenant Teen Luau 2009
21 months old

Cape Cod 2009
23 months old

I am Cameron, hear me ROAR!!!


Some pics from the family celebration we had on August 30th:

We love you little man!

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