Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Water, Water, Everywhere

Camden & Brad's Aunt Gail
Camden had so much fun playing with the water drips during a rain storm.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Belated Father's Day

So this post is a little late, but I have been having trouble with the computer again.
We were traveling back home from Kansas on Father's Day, but we ate at a really yummy mexican restaurant in Kansas called Abuelo. So delicious and they gave all the dads free hats!

This is the combo platter Brad and I shared. This picture does not do the plate justice. It was half the size of the table! We couldn't even finish. We also had an amazing cheese fondue dip called Fundido del mar with shrimp, mushrooms, and good stuff. I must find a copy cat recipe!

Camden was clowning around in the truck on the way to the airport. I was sitting directly in front of him so that's why he's upside down.

We had a new outfit from Grandma Cathy hanging up, to put on in the airport. Camden was very interested in it.
Then he wanted the camera.
On Monday we took my dad out to Beauregard's for a Father's Day meal.
Camden was so exhausted from the Kansas trip. He slept for almost 2 days straight after we got home. During one naptime, he kept crying and then going back to sleep. When I went to investigate, I discovered him in this pose. When I put him in the pack n play I sat him down on his butt because I thought he might want to play before he fell asleep. Nope. He flopped over on his tummy with his feet at his ears and passed out. He never moved from the position, even though it must have been causing him some discomfort. So I laid him on his tummy and he was off to sleep for another a few hours. Aren't babies funny?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kansas Part 2

Brad & Grandma Janie

Playing in the back of the pickup truck.

Kyle & Camden

Margo Wyatt, Camden, Grandma Cathy

Playing with Grandma's visor.
Camden with his Great Grandma Janie
Grandma Cathy taught Camden to feed himself animal crackers!
Messy Boy!

Camden, Grandma Cathy & Tatum

So excited to see Grandma!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Second Cousins

Camden has two second cousins born within 2 weeks of him. How cool is that?
Margo & Wyatt, Nancy & Kyle, Me & Camden

Kyle, Camden, Wyatt

Michael & Kyle, Me & Camden, Susie & Wyatt

Camden, born August 12

Kyle, born August 25

Wyatt, born August 22

Monday, June 22, 2009


This was taken last Tuesday night when we were packing for our trip to Kansas. Camden is slowing improving in his crawling skills.

10 Months

On June 12 Camden turned 10 months old.

This was Camden's first carousel ride. I tried sitting him on a horsey first, but he cried, so we sat on the bench. He thought it was pretty cool once we started spinning around and got a nice breeze blowing on us.

Riley, Sonia & Sophie

Kyndal holding Camden
Camden found a new toy: Danielle's streamers attached to her shirt!
Taken by Kyndal
At Phil Sandoval's with the Girls and their kids.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wrecking Havoc

Camden continues to wreck havoc on the house in his walker. Last week he pulled over the cart with all his bibs and burp cloths. He had about 20 bibs caught under his feet inside the walkout.

"Did I do that?"

"Uh Oh, Mommy!"

In Your Eyes

"In your eyes, The light the heat, Your eyes, I am complete."

Camden had his follow up eye appointment last week. He is a little near-sighted in his left eye, but the doctor didn't think it was enough to send him to a specialist. I was greaty relieved since that would have involved a trip to a pediatric opthamologist in Birmingham and possibly even glasses. She just wants to watch it and see him back in 6 months. The eye tests were very interesting. I held Camden on my lap and the doctor showed Camden two toys. The first was a rubber finger puppet and the second was a tongue depressor with green feathers on top. After she showed him both toys she hid the finger puppet and held the feather right in front of him. He would reach for it. Then while she was still holding the feather in front she would hold up the puppet high and to the side. Then he would turn to the puppet and reach for that. I could tell he wasn't seeing with his left eye as well. Then she looked in his eyes with her scope, from a distance. Next they played "peep eye," but I thought she was saying "pea pie" for awhile. She held a lens in front of her eye and would say "peep eye" and then hold it front of his eye and look with the scope again. She did that with several different lenses on both eyes. Just from those tests she could tell he was near-sighted in his left eye, but not how much, so she dilated his eyes. After Camden's eyes were dilated, she repeated those same tests and also did another one with paddles. They looked like ping pong paddles but they had different black and white patterns and some were solid gray. She would hold two out side by side and Camden would reach for one. I couldn't quite tell what the results were, but I think Camden was reaching for the smaller patterns when they were on the right, and the bigger or solid patterns when the smaller ones were on the left. I was amazed that he stayed still and cooperated for all of these tests, but it was like a game to him. So for all of you wondering how in the world you check a baby's eyesight, now you know. The doctor also said they use these same tests for other non-verbal patients, like stroke victims. She was very sweet and reassuring. She also had a son with the same birthday as Camden, only 10 years older. Weird coincidence, huh?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Scream for Ice Cream

Camden's first taste of ice cream!

This is seriously the funniest thing I have ever seen. We ate at Phil Sandoval's Friday night with a big group of girlfriends and their kids. Camden did really great! I was so proud of him, sitting in his high chair, eating whatever I fed him, looking around and just taking it all in. He is usually good for about an hour at a restaurant and then he gets really wild/wiggly/fussy. It really helped that he had lots of children to watch and lots of my friends watching him. Anyway, at Phil's they give you free ice cream. I got it just so I could let Camden try it. This was his first time to try ice cream. I am not a big fan of ice cream (although Phil's was really Yummy!), but Brad loves it! I know, I know, I am a freak of nature to not love ice cream. Brad more than makes up for it with his love/lust/zeal for ice cream. He would eat it every single day if he thought he could get away with it. (On a side note, our cat Cracker also loves ice cream. He can hear the freezer door opening and the ice cream hitting the bowl from a mile away!) So back to Friday night. I gave Camden some ice cream, and apparently it was too cold for him. He squinched up his eyes and shook his head, and then wanted more! Again and again! Precious! I think he will follow in Daddy's footsteps in his love for ice cream!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baby Proofing: Who needs it?

He starts sitting on my lap when we sit at my desk. He pulls on all the computer cords he can get his hands on and chews on my phone.
Then he slides off my lap to a standing position until I can't hold him up with one arm anymore.

Next he lays on the floor at my feet and plays with power cords.

Obviously, this is the most fun he has ever had, especially since he doesn't have any toys.

We got a new beach cart to haul all our baby stuff back forth at the pool. Naturally, I put him in the cart for a ride. He liked it.

Not until we were leaving did I read or even notice that bright yellow sticker on the handlebar.

Yesterday, he was in his walker running around the house and I heard a crash. He had pulled the iPod dock off the bar by pulling on the cord. What is this fascination with electrical cords?

"I'm about to make a break for it!"

"I live for Danger!"
So, do you think it's time we babyproofed the house? Nah, I don't think so, either.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Who does Camden look like?

Camden at 3 & 4 months

Camden at 5 & 6 Months

Brad at 3 1/2 months & 4 1/2 months

Melissa at 5 months & 6 months
Who do you think Camden looks like? I added a poll on the right so please vote. That includes all you lurkers out there (Sybil!). It's anonymous, but feel free to leave a comment with more detail! Can't wait to hear everyone's opinions. I will announce the results after I close the poll.
Good News Update:
I forgot to tell y'all, but I got Camden's lab results back a week ago Friday. He is not allergic to milk, or anything else they tested for! I'm very relieved, although I'm still mystified about why his face never cleared up. I'm starting to wonder if he is a slow healer/easy to scar. He has a couple of other places where he scratched his leg and gotten bitten by a bug several months ago and you can still clearly see the marks. We don't go to the dermatologist til the end of July so we won't find out anything else for a while. In the meantime, we have gone back to regular formula and introduced cheese & yogurt to his diet with no adverse effects.
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