I know its really late....Halloween is in October and it is definitely December...whoops! This Halloween Kam and I ventured to Rigby to spend time with the cousins. Kam had so much fun and definitely missed the girls. The night of Halloween Aunt Carrie made a "spooky dinner" for the kids, and us too, and they had so much fun with it.
Kam was a pumpkin this year and I must say he was a cute one at that. I was worried that he wouldn't keep his hood on, but once he realized that it was a lot warmer with it on he decided to wear it. He had a lot of fun and got more candy than even I knew what to do with. By the end of the night Kam was more than ready to go back for a sleepover, however he barely made it 10 minutes before falling asleep in the car.
As Kam is getting older some things are getting easier and some are harder. One thing that is getting easier is dinner. He loves to help me set the table and put ice in the glasses, things like that. His expanding vocabulary is also helpful in the aide of getting things done. One of his newest things to say is "peace out". We were getting ready to leave the other day and he was walking down the stairs saying "peace out peace out" and waving. It was priceless. One thing that is getting harder is the independence stage. He wants to do everything all by himself. I am fine with that because I love to watch him do something, then get all excited, but when I am low on time it gets somewhat frustrating. Here is an example. The buckle on the booster chair at the table. I don't know why but for some reason Kam has this idea that only he can buckle it and unbuckle it. I was trying to get into the shower one morning, running late of course, and he refused to let me buckle him up. This added at least 5 minutes onto my morning because I had to make sure he was buckled and eating before I could take my shower that was decreasing in time very quickly. I am sure I will look back and smile one of these days, but until then I should try not to hit snooze and get ready before he is even awake.
Well it is official, my little boy isn't so little anymore. He now has a toddler bed or as we like to call it a big boy bed. As sad as it was to realize he no longer needs a crib it was also very exciting to see him crawl in it and say big boy.
Kam has this little teddy bear with a blue ribbon on it and this teddy bear seems to have found his way into Kam's heart. He goes everywhere with us these days. Sometimes he even gets to sit at the table with us for dinner. Teddy, however, is not the only security item that Kam has came to love there is also blanket. We acquired blanket on Kam's 1st birthday and I think since then blanket has been used for every nap and bedtime. One time Kam saw blanket in the dirty clothes bin and that is NOT where it belongs. He tried so much to tip the bin over to get it out. I tried explaining to him that sometimes blanket needs a bath too, he didn't believe me and literally stormed off to his room yelling "night night!!" I will never forget that.
In the past few weeks it seems as if Kam's vocabulary has grown a lot. He is getting smarter and smarter. I love it. Today we were at the grocery store and as we went down every aisle he would point something out. It really surprised me when we went down the aisle with ranch dressing and he got so excited when he saw it and started going off "dip dip dip dip dip dip" So funny! Juice is more like "juishe" color is "cooloo" and treat is "teet" Nothing will ever make me melt like "Mommy" though. (Even though "hey dude" is really cute too...)
We were able to join in on the fun at the annual Colton family reunion this year and it was so much fun. Kam got to see his cousins and hang with "Bompa" and Grandma. He was a riot. I think the best part of the trip was when Kam pointed at "Bompa's" belly and said baby. There was a playground at the park where the family reunion was and Kam really really liked that. He played on it non stop. He got adventerous and went down the slide all by himself too. It was funny to watch. There was a toy there that was actually from when I was a little girl that the city moved from one park to the next and so that was kinda cool too.
I looked at the calendar today and realized that it is already September! Where has the time gone?! I can't believe that summer 2009 is over and fall is quickly approaching. This summer was one of the best ones though. While I may not have done a lot of "summer activities" Kam and I sure did manage to have fun.
It was a summer in transition so that made things a little harder. We spent a lot of time at grandma and grandpa's house in Malad. Kam was able to play with the animals and hang out with uncle Clint too. He loves the chickens and the kittens. I think that those cat's are some of the best fed ones in that part of Idaho thanks to him. He would just pour the bag of cat food onto the laundry room floor and run grab them, and then proceed to sit them on top of the pile. So funny.
We got to go look at the fish at Cabella's also. He loved it. Now coincidentally his favorite thing to watch is Nemo. Which he calls 'meme'. I am concerned that our DVD player is going to break we watch it so much. The only way the movie is really worthwhile though is if we sit right in front of the TV and eat otter pops while watching it. It really makes for quite the experience. :]]
Kam did a lot of growing up this summer. I can't believe it. Last summer we spent a lot of time inside or in the shade and now this time around we were able to do a lot more. I can't wait to see what fall brings. I'm sure he will make it interesting!
Decided to start a blog so I could keep in touch with people this way. Basically I just moved to Utah for my job and so far so good! i do work...a lot...its worth it though. I love my jobby job.
I am a single mom. My son is my life and wouldn't wish for anything different. He will be 2 in December and I can't beleive it! He is becoming more and more of a lil buddy to me and its such an amazing experience. I love watching him learn new things. It seems like I learn to look at things a little differently with each new thing he discovers. He teaches me to smile more and love deeper. I never knew how much love a heart could hold until he called me mommy. He is starting to be so much more of a little boy and not so much an infant. He is becoming Kam.
"MAKING THE DECISION TO HAVE A CHILD IS MOMENTOUS. IT IS TO DECIDE FOREVER TO HAVE YOUR HEART GO WALKING AROUND OUTSIDE YOUR BODY."
Words To Live By
Never lose hope. When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.
Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life and love shouldn't be one of them.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they are right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
My name is Mattie and I have the most amazing lil boy in the world! His name is [[kameron]] and I wouldn't be myself without him. I am a single mommy and couldn't ask for it any differently. I am learning more and more about myself everyday. This is my journey through life as a parent, friend, daughter, and sister.