Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cam's First Visit with the Easter Bunny!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

6 Months Home with Cam

Sorry we have not posted in the past few months. We've been really busy now that Cameron is home. Today marks 6 months since we met Cam. He is now 21 months old. It has gone by so fast and he has changed so much. Cameron has some delays but he is working very hard to catch up on the milestones he missed during his first 15 months in China. Here are some highlights:

Cameron has gained almost 8 pounds and 2.5 inches. He wasn't on the growth charts back in September and now he's in the 25% for weight and 23% for height. Cam had 6 teeth in China and now has 15.

Cam was very weak when we first met him. But now with lots of food, love, and physical/occupational therapy he is so much stronger! He started to belly crawl back in November and he graduated to crawling on all fours a few weeks ago. He can pull himself up to standing. We hope he will be walking in a few months. He loves being able to make his way around the house and get to his favorite toys. Speaking of which, he loves cars and trucks! Anything with wheels grabs his attention.

Cameron has found his voice! He was very quiet early on but he is always jibber jabbering now. He has about a dozen words he uses regularly. He has become a great mimic as well. He loves to pretend cough and sneeze. This is ironic since he's been very healthy while with us!

Our little man is such a sweetheart. He is so smiley and happy. He loves his big sister Grace. Of course we knew this the moment he laid eyes on her when we were in China! He's becoming attached to us as well. When I leaves for work every morning he says "bye bye, Da Da". Sometimes he cries when I leave. There are more and more times when only Mommy will do. Those are mostly at 3am!! He's started to crawl around the house looking for Mommy if she's not close by. And he always wants to come right back to Mommy to hold him even if he's spent all day with her. He's an absolute love.

Jen's days are very busy with Cameron's PT and OT work. They also started a parent and child playgroup one morning a week. This is run by his early intervention program. He loves seeing other kids his age. I think seeing the other little ones walking is a great motivator!

Now what you've all been waiting!!! Here are some favorites over the past few months.

Pre Haircut
Not so sure about this white stuff

Daddy's Snow Angels

Chinese New Year

Sunday, December 02, 2012


We took the kids to see Santa this weekend.  We weren't sure how Cam was going to react to the man in the red coat but he was fine since he had his big sister to protect him.

Sorry for being so lax about posting updates on the blog but two kids are a lot of work.  I have all kinds of things I want to post about just no time to do it.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Halloween 2012

Hurricane Sandy postponed Halloween in our town so we didn't get to take the kids trick or treating until yesterday.  We were much luckier around here with the hurricane, just a couple branches down.  This year Grace decided that she and Cam should dress up as Micky and Minnie Mouse.  How could we say no to that!!!

Our Halloween started last Sunday with a visit with the cousins.   We were able to do a little trick or treating on Halloween in a local city that did not postpone.  Just a couple friends' houses that don't see the kids that often.  Last night it was trick or treating in our town with the Shahs.  Cam has a cold so he stayed home with me to hand out candy while Grace went out with the girls.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Travel Group Reunion

Our trip to the zoo today got rained out but one of the families was gracious enough to have a couple of us over for a mini-reunion.  Our get togethers seem to get a bit smaller every year but we always have a good time just the same.  The girls always seem to pick up where they left off the last time we were together.  Couple pics below of the three princesses.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Catch Up

It has been a while since I last updated the blog but we have been pretty busy around here.  What have we been up to?  We celebrated Grace's 5th birthday and had Cameron baptised.  I went back to work last week after 5 weeks off.  We are settling into a nice routine now and getting used to our new normal.

Cam is doing great!  He continues to eat and sleep well and is about 5 pounds heavier than when we brought him home.  Grace was a very happy, easy baby to care for and we fully expected Cam to be the opposite,  So far so good.

Cam started Early Intervention this week so we are looking forward to seeing some good progress in the coming months on him reaching some milestones. 

This weekend we have annual reunion at the zoo with Grace's travel group.  Something we always look forward to in the fall.  A few pics below from the past couple weeks

School Picture

5th Birthday

Cam's first trip to the beach

Cam in Jen's family's 100 year old christening gown

More Birthday Celebrations