This month was a low key month filled with the regular activities of work, daycare, gym time, and time hanging at home. During these times Cameron learns everyday things without us even realizing it sometimes.
Milestone for November
(Most of these milestones involve eating this month. A talent he has mastered, but now to learn utensils.)
•When you ask Cam if he wants to eat, he immediately repeats ‘eat?’ Then promptly runs to his seat at the table and keeps saying ‘eat’ until he has a plate of food. (He even fell asleep while eating one night.)
•Cameron now uses the sign for ‘more’ and ‘please’ while eating. His daycare teachers have the kids learn the signs to allow them a way to communicate before they talk. Cam typically can say the words but we also try to make sure he signs it as well.
•Another interesting habit he developed while eating is putting a ‘napkin’ in his lap. I had started putting a cloth on his lap a few weeks ago, and then one day he just started doing it himself while I put on his bib.
•Cameron loves walking down the stairs like a big boy. He can go down on his knees, but prefers to go down with someone holding his hand so he can take big steps.
•Cameron loves the jump rope and the barbell. Matt and I have to take turns at the gym so at least once a week he comes and sees me working out. He’s mesmerized by the jump rope and always runs to the loaded barbells. He even tries to participate, though he can’t just yet. He does have a really great squat form that I hope he never loses because it’s so hard to learn later in life!
Though this month was low key, we did cram a little adventure in at the end to begin celebrating the holidays.
This year for Thanksgiving we made our way to Florida to celebrate with Grandma Langton’s side of the family. We were able to escape the beginning of winter snow, and while it definitely wasn’t hot it was better than Buffalo in November.
We had quite an adventure getting there on Tuesday with flight delays, long waits, and Cameron with a fever. Despite all that Cameron was perfectly behaved. While we waited at the airport for our first flight to leave Buffalo Cameron did lots of running and walking, so by the time we boarded our flight he was tired and easily fell asleep. When we landed in Charlotte for our connection we found we were yet again delayed, but since it was 11pm by this point Cam just snuggled up in a half sleep/half awake mode.
We finally landed in Florida and then arrived at Uncle Gary’s by around 4am. We all headed to bed….sleeping and napping until we all caught up on much needed rest throughout the day.
Cam had plush accommodation in cousin Grace’s closet, which sounds funny but it’s a nice dark room and he sleeps best that way. We were right outside so we could hear him when he woke up.
Cameron easily warmed up to everyone, and even had quite a bit of fun showing his belly to everyone. He spent time making laps around the kitchen, watching the fish swim, and checking out toys in the play room.
On Thanksgiving day Cameron got to see Great Grandma & Grandpa Langton again…and he even got to go for a ride with Great Grandma. He definitely enjoyed it and even took a lap around pushing it after he got off.
The scariest part was after dinner when we actually managed to ‘lose’ Cameron. It was the situation where each parent thought the other was watching him. When I heard a cry I went to ask Matt if Cam needed anything, and his response was ‘I thought you had him.’ Then the search began and the dread set in because it is a large house with a pool that can be easily accessed.
However I did hear a cry from him, so I knew he had to be somewhere. Everyone spread out checking all the bedrooms and bathrooms. He was found by daddy in an upstairs bedroom where he had shut the door and then went in the bathroom shutting that door too. We figure he must have gone up the back stairs, maybe played in the toy area, then made it across the catwalk to the bedroom he was in. He must have been pretty quiet too because nobody heard him until I heard that cry that brought on the search of the house. Crazy scary moment for this momma!
The rest of the weekend went well with more family time. It was too cold for swimming, but Cameron took a walk with Grandma. Other than that we just relaxed the rest of the weekend.
On Saturday afternoon evening we headed back to cold, snowy Buffalo. No flight delays and smooth flying. Cameron was a bit more active this flight, but no crazy crying and mostly just restless jumping from lap to lap until finally he fell asleep at the end of the flight.
It was a great little break and great to see family that we hadn’t seen since Cam was a little 9 week old baby!