Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cameron: eleven months old

Dear Cameron,

Your Daddy and I can't believe how awesome you are. This month has been a big turning point for you and you've handled it with grace and pizazz...keep that in mind when you enter the dreaded puberty years!

In your tenth month you moved from the Infant room to the Waddler room in school. And you have had a ball. It has also forced Mommy and Daddy to finally tackle baby proofing the house. Now you can pull yourself into a sitting position. And onto your knees. And finally up to your feet. You like to hold on to the furniture rather than Mommy or Daddy to walk around the room.

Your vocabulary has expanded although it is much more your listening vocabulary than your talking one. Although I distinctly heard a "Daddy!" while you were looking at him out the window. Lucky guy.

On the not so plus side you have also taken into ignoring us. True, the word "no" is becoming one of the more frequently used ones but so is "love". So I think it balances out. The head shake is back stronger than ever, particularly as it relates to food. You seem to have this aversion to eating for Mommy and Daddy but gobble everything up in school. I would be less insulted if you didn't consistently refuse pasta. Pasta! It's the lynch pin of the dining world so you will learn to love it.

Now that you have made great strides in mobility you would prefer to ignore your dozens of toys in favor of snatching at anything that is not yours. Sigh. I have a feeling that phase is going to last a very long time. You still screech with delight as you commando crawl across the floor. But now you also reward yourself with a scream when you have successfully pulled yourself up. All by yourself.
I can't believe how quickly you grew up in the last month. My little baby is almost a baby no more. We can't wait to see what you will do next.

Mommy and Daddy


Stephanie said...

She is ADORABLE!!! Just wait, though, when they really start walking & climbing. You have to "toddler proof" the house. That's one they don't tell you about. And about how instead of playing with all the nice toys they have, it's more fun to open all their dresser drawers and pull out the folded clothing. FUN!!

P.S. Love your blog address, Stacey!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

They grow up so quick! I feel like every other word I say to Madi is NO NO NO! She just smiles and continues on..........

Mommy, Esq. said...

Her mouth looks like Penny's - I love that they share some resemblance. It's wonderful and frustrating as they start to become real people, isn't it? Give her a smooch for me.

Merri Ann said...

Awww ... I love posts with lots of photos of the kiddos ... how sweet is she?

My favorites are always the food all over the place :)