Yesterday our sweet boy turned 1 and 1/2 years old!
The past few months with Cam have been so much fun! Between spending most of our days outside in the sun and in the water at the splash pad or waterpark, there hasn't been a dull moment yet. He has become so independent and gets the most enjoyment out of things when he can do them all on his own. He is incredibly active (keeping us on our toes-he seriously doesn't sit still), but has the absolute sweetest heart, can make anyone laugh, is always happy, and will still cuddle up on the couch for a good snuggle session. :)
I can hardly believe this month he will become a big brother and that he won't be the baby in our family any longer (well, he will always be my first baby to me!) Even though I do get emotional about it here and there, I'm truly so excited to watch him grow into his new role and so happy that he will have a brother to grow up and make memories with. He is a leader by nature and loves helping around the house, so I'm confident he is going to make one heck of a big brother!
MILESTONES/MOMENTS TO NOTE:
-has 14 teeth (just got his top incisor teeth)
-just got down to one nap per day within the past week, he goes down around 12:30 or 1 and sleeps until 3ish
-went to the cottage/lake for the first time this summer, he loved: throwing rocks into the water, golf cart rides, and going on the boat.
-is becoming a big brother this month (!!!)
-knows animal sounds, his body parts, and says about 30-35 words (he just combined two words "all done!" recently too, other favorites that he says are "please!" and "papa" for grandpa)
-is getting good at feeding himself with a fork and spoon (and really wants you to watch him do it and tell him good job haha)
-has started saying "no noooo" (not sure where he gets that one from!)
-hair is starting to get really curly after it's wet!
-goes up and down the stairs on his own
-still crazy about books and balls!
-the splash pad and being outside in general
-going to the zoo (especially the petting zoo and the aquarium)
-saying hi to people at stores
-to do somersaults and shoot baskets
-holding our hands, especially when it's time to go upstairs for bed and when heading outside
-to be given tasks like to help "clean" around the house, putting toys away, helping mommy or daddy with things, etc.
-to run around with his mouth wide open (like the picture above! he is so enthusiastic /excited/happy about everything!)
-jumping on the neighbors trampoline!
-getting strapped into the car seat has been more of a struggle lately because he doesn't want to be strapped in, but he's ok once he's actually in and the car is moving
-getting changed too many times
-when it's time to come inside
-being told he can't have something (because what toddler actually enjoys this...)
favorite pictures this month:
We love you to the moon and back, Camden! Thank you for filling our lives with so much joy and laughter!!