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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Money, Money, Money



Yesterday, while I was in the office and someone was supposed to be in the playroom, I suddenly heard "Kaching, chang, ching, clang, clang, ching!"
I instantly knew that someone had made their escape and was raiding the change jar.
Yes, our change jar does look a lot like a Vlassic pickle jar. No, I did not let someone eat a penny.
"Uh oh! I have been caught with my hand in the penny jar!"
"I don't care. I think it's funny! I'm going to wrinkle up my nose and snort like a pig!"
"What else can I get into? This is boring me now."

And as I was typing this post, I heard another cling clang clang noise. Someone had pulled down a plastic glass of water, spilled it across two rooms, and had the glass captured and rolling around in the bottom of his walker. I think someone needs to change his name to Hurricane Harry!

Riding in Style



Camden is really sitting up like a big boy now. Here is on a riding toy that he couldn't sit on unassited just a couple of weeks ago. Now, not only can he sit on it, he can push with his feet and propel it forward. He was only a tiny bit unsteady, but I was right there with him to catch him just in case he fell. But he didn't. (Sniff, sniff, tear slowly rolling down my cheek. )My baby is getting big!
This is my most favorite expression of Camden's. He crinkles up his nose, gives a big toothy grin, and snorts! It is too funny and precious!
Just chilling, checking out mom with her camera.
Still posing for the camera!
One of Cam's favorite games is too crawl all over mommy. This was right before he stuck his little finger up nostril. All the way up. I think he touched my brain! 
Now he is done posing for the camera and is instead intent on grabbing it. Yes, this is how I got that spot on my lens. He pried open the lens cover and stuck his little fingers all over it!


I will leave you with this video of Cam Cam riding a different (& musical) toy. Look at him go!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pulling up



So guess who has ANOTHER new tooth? I know I just told you yesterday that Camden had a new tooth, but that was old news. From like, 3 days ago. I know, I'm slow with the news sometimes. But this is hot news! Just this morning I was right in Camden's face and looked in his mouth and saw ANOTHER new tooth!  Yes, that makes 8! Now he has four on top and four on bottom. I didn't know a baby could get so many teeth before his first birthday! 
Last night Daddy taught the Cam Man to pull up on the day bed! Here is the video evidence (edited to make it much less Blair Witchy. You're welcome.)
Apparently Daddy was getting some really good Hi-Fives out of Cam, too, but we don't have video proof of that, yet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Growing & Growing!



Looks who's standing up in the pack 'n play!
Can you believe how tall he is?
Guess who has another tooth? That brings the count to 7 - 4 on top and 3 on bottom!
Guess who has outgrown their carseat? Mommy just ordered a new convertible carseat for the big guy. He will still be rear-facing to 40 pounds. He's only 20 pounds now so that's a long way away! 

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dr. Skin Saves the Day



Camden enjoying his new snack cup full of Cheerios. He figured out in no time how to pull those Cheerios out of the cup and fill up his stroller with them!
Completely unrelated pictures to this post, but cute never the less.

We just returned from Camden's dermatology appointment (that we scheduled almost 3 months ago) and I have to say I'm relieved. When we made the appointment, Camden's face still had bright red splotches, but it has faded considerably since then. The doctor reassured me that it was, indeed, acne scarring, but that it would go away. Eventually. She said there was no underlying cause and it didn't indicate any kind of big scary skin disease. (I really had myself worked up with all kinds of worrisome diseases that Camden might have). She said the major (& only) reason that he is still showing signs of past acne is that he is dark skinned. As in he has an olive complexion. The doctor asked if Daddy had dark skin and I immediately answered "yes," so now she probably thinks Brad is Mexican or Indian (the native american kind) or even Panamanian (gasp!). Just kidding, KT! At any rate, it seems that Mommy & Daddy's dark skinned genes are to blame. Dr. Skin, as I will know refer to her, claimed that scarring from baby acne is very rare, but that if it doesn't all go away we can treat any lasting scars when Cam gets older. And then Dr. Skin gave us some samples of cream to put on his face once or twice a week and sent us on our way. No follow up needed! She did urge me to bring him in immediately if he started breaking out when he hits puberty. So I will put that on my To Do list for 2018 or so. I better write it down now, because by then I will be old and senile!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hanging at the Pool



More of the cuteness hanging out at the pool. The weather has been so nice lately, we have been spending a lot of time there.
Look closely and you will see the carrot on my chin.
Acting silly with Daddy.
I love to chew on this spoon! Have I mentioned how cute I am lately?

Pulling up on Daddy, my favorite activity.
Trying to pull Daddy's shirt and chest hair.

We used this big blue Neat Sheet for Camden to crawl on.
He would get to the edge and stop. He was not interested in going on the grass at all!
We were trying to coax him off the sheet onto the grass but he wasn't having it!
This little butt bounce he does in the video is Cam's new move. He likes to do that when I am trying to change his diaper! Not an easy task to get a new diaper on a kid wiggling around that much!
In other, unrelated news, I have decided that my camera lens is dirty/cloudy and that's why my last few pics have not been great. I've had 3 batches of pics in 3 different locations not turn out well. Any helpful hints on how to clean a lens on a digital camera?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pancake Saturday



Every Saturday Brad makes pancakes. Camden loves pancakes!
See my bacon?
Mmm bacon.
This is my pancake! I'm gonna eat it up!

Yum, yum!
It doesn't get better than this!

How much pancake can I stuff in my mouth?
Pancake Saturdays are the best!

11 Months




Camden turned 11 months old a week ago Sunday. So I'm a little late with this post. Oops! And these are probably the worst pictures ever. Oops again! At least I tried, right? Okay, so I didn't put that much effort into it. What can I say? I'm a busy mom! I did go to the effort to put Camden in this super cute outfit and sit him up in his chair. Perhaps the playroom was not the best setting,what with the toys scattered everywhere and all that light coming in the window. So you will just have to pretend that I am a much more talented photographer than these pictures indicate. Even Camden was not feeling the love during this photo shoot. You can tell he is a little less than excited. Oh well. What's a girl to do? This little outfit had legs and feet made of rick rack that dangled off the front. Camden thought that was very interesting. Also, you can see his new favorite toy: a plastic straw. He loves straws of all kinds and will steal them at every opportunity. I swear I don't know why we buy this kid real toys! 
He looks like he's about to cry in this shot. Probably because he has to suffer through this impromptu and hasty photo shoot.
Jasper has walked in the room and captured his attention.
Now he has decided he's leaving, probably to chase the cat.
Oh wait, what is this? My clothes have feet attached!
I've still got a hold of these chicken feet and my trusty straw, but I'm still not going to look at you or, heaven forbid, smile! Maybe next time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Big Bugs!




Dad & I took Camden to see the Big Bugs at the Botanical Garden.
Giant Ant Towers over Camden!

Camden is surprised by Dad. Snake Doctor in the background.
In the cancer patients' garden.

Somebody was very tired. The Nasa pod in the Children's Garden.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Boy and His Stick



Camden loves his stick and his blue bucket.
Camden doesn't know how to squeeze the handle or pick up things with it, yet.
He loves to wave it in the air...
back and forth...

back and forth. It is the best stick ever.

Climb Every Mountain...



That looks like Daddy.
Camden is really trying to pull up on Mommy & Daddy now. So far he hasn't tried to pull up on furniture or his pack 'n play, but I'm sure that is just around the corner.

I know I have been slacking on posting lately. I am the proud new owner of a Mac Notebook and I am still making the transition to Mac. I will try to catch up on posting pictures of the little guy. I know y'all miss the cuteness when you don't get regular updates! Hang in there til I get caught up!
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