Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My little guy Cameron has always been the cuddler. From the day he was born he was that baby that never wanted to be put down. That boy would cry and cry until you picked him back up and held him in your arms. He never slept in his own bed and even to this day he still climbs his way into the bed late at night.
Every night my Cameron Man, as I like to call him, asks if I can cuddle him. I used to think it was because he is scared to go to sleep alone. Many a night I will tell him no and that he needs to learn to go to sleep on his own. He will run into his room climb his little body into bed and pout a little.
Tonight was the same schedule as it usually is. Paul leaves for work around 8 pm. Cameron gets ready for bed, brushes his teeth, and between 8:30/9:00 he is ready for his bedtime. Tonight was just like the others, Cameron asks if I can cuddle. I begrudgingly agree that I will cuddle with him for one primary song (childrens church song for those that follow my blog and don't know what that is). As I was kneeling next to him, rubbing my nose on his cheek, I realized how lucky I am to have my little boy want to spend some cuddle time with his mom. This will not always be the case. He will get older and busier and not want his mom to come and kneel by him or lay next to him for that matter. So I realized that I need to cherish my cuddle time with my cuddle bug and do it way more often than I have. It may mean the dishes have to wait for the morning or the laundry wait to be folded, but I will have those cherished small moments with my son forever.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Over spring break my sister and I decided to head out to the Children's Museum in Stockton. Just a short drive for us here. It was started after a tragic and senseless school shooting in the 80's when a man stood outside of the school grounds and just started shooting. The museum was started to bring the community some hope. Here are some pics of my kids and my sisters kids hanging out. Not the best quality of pictures but still a very fun time for us. A little side note...I will never take my kids to another children's museum without some extra help. I don't have enough eyes to keep track of a 5 year old and a 2 year old who has it in her mind to be very independent.
With Paul being gone during the evenings and sleeping during the day it is hard for the kids to get a lot of time with their dad. But when they do get their time with him it is the best. Here is a classic moment of Cameron being just like his dad. Laying on the couch with the same position. It is fun to see my little guy cuddle up with his dad to watch a show. The commercials are fun too. That is when Cameron brings out the wrestling wrestle time.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Here's the recap of some of our adventures.
Last weekend Paul and I traveled to Pismo for my cousins wedding. First time that either on of us had ever been to Pismo. It really is a very beautiful beach. We didn't have a long stay. It really was a, spend the night and head home the next day. Will not ever do that again. A 4 and 1/2 hour trip to just spend the night definitely not worth it. We were exhausted by the time we returned home on Sunday evening.
We took advantage of the fact that we were so close to Hearst Castle to make a stop there for one of their tours. If you don't know anything about Hearst Castle. William Randolf Hearst (the newspaper mogul) had it built on top of a hill in San Simeon. The view is breathtaking from the hill and the castle is amazing. From the outside it looks like a church, but when you step inside you really feel you are inside a castle. It was amazing.