Thursday, September 30, 2010

Like Father, Like Son

When Devin was a young boy, his mom could pay him in baseball cards to do pretty much anything.  A few weeks ago, she handed us boxes--literally boxes--just like this one, that Devin had collected through the years.  Camden has enjoyed watching his father go through the boxes, one-by-one, picking out cards that may be valuable verses ones that were trash can worthy.  Camden brought me into my bedroom the other day, where he knew the cards were stored away, and "screamed" at me until I got the box down for him.  He played with the cards for a while.

Just out of the bath.  Messy, messy hair!

I was trying to teach Camden how to drink out of a regular cup, by himself.  No help from me.  He has forever been able to drink out of cups and water bottles if I am helping him, but he is having a hard time with the from-the-table-to-the-mouth thing.  This was his first try entirely by himself.  A little too hard a jerk made for it pouring down his head and chest.  He was NOT a happy little camper at that point.  A few minutes later, he broke out into hives all over his face, chest, and stomach.  As it is, he has an allergy to milk.  Who woulda thought?!  A bath,  3/4 tsp of benadryl, and a doctor trip later, and he was as good as new; with Dr's orders of no milk for a few months, but instead to stay on formula.  He doesn't mind that one--especially since he gets to keep his bottle.  Camden seems to have an special affinity for his bottle.

While at my grandparents cabin, we decided to "hike" (hike being a relative term) Cascade Falls.  I even carried Camden the whole way there and back--that's how much of a hike it was!  Here we are at the Falls.  Camden just started getting sick (which he has now been for at least 1 month straight!).  Poor little guy.

Cam was a little nervous for his first four-wheeler ride...
...but warmed up to it rather quickly.  Soon after this pic, he was grabbing the handles to steer. He LOVES to steer!
Quite proud of himself for figuring out how to be so much bigger than all of us folks on the floor beneath him.
Our half hike somewhere on Mt. Timpanogos. I am not much of a hiker (much prefer rock climbing, myself), so I didn't really have that much need to know where it was we were hiking to.  Camden with his first snake.

Didn't want to get any kisses from the snake, I guess.

Feeding the ducks
First Oreo Cookie (a few weeks before his first birthday, you know, to get him used to the sugar :O)
I'm pretty sure he liked it
Pure and utter bliss
One of his favorite things in the EN-TIRE world. And his first word

Whoops. Landed out of order and I don't feel like re-arranging
A new friend who comes to play almost everyday!  Trying to get used to the idea of sharing toys--and MOM!
He figured out to hold a phone to his ear without my knowledge. Never taught him this.  Guess I know what he learned by example.  Maybe I spend a little too much time on one of those...  

An ear infection (1st) to follow

1 comment:

Taralee said...

SO CUTE!!! Such a handsome little fellow!! That was a wonderful post. I enjoyed every word of it. Thanks! :)