A monster in my house

I'm guessing allergens or a cold changed Cam's mood for the last couple of days. He's whining, crying and dwelling on stupid things... Like how he wanted Cheerio's for lunch. He dwelled on that issue for 2 hours. 2 HOURS!

I'm hoping a little allergy medicine and a good night's sleep will help.

Randy's home and he's finally exhausted after 24 hours of travel. He mowed the lawn... I have no idea how he found the energy.


Baby talk

Cameron is excited about being a baby brother.

Last night I was reading him a book about the Berenstain Bears where the boy bear grows out of his bed and goes with his dad when they build a new, bigger bed. When they get back home, there's a new baby in the old, small bed. So when Cam went to bed that night, he asked me if his bed was too small. I said I guessed it was. Then he asked me if he was going to get a new bed and I said yes.

Then he asked if Papa Bear was going to build him a new bed... with nails. I told him I'd see what I can do.

Tonight I were were in the middle of our nighttime prayers when he reached over to my belly and quietly said: "I love you baby."

Wow that was sweet.


He knows

Cameron asked me: "What you got in your belly?"

I asked him a question back: "What do you think is in my belly?"

He said: "A baby?"

I told him he was right.

He stared into the distance for a little while and said: "Take it out."

I told him I couldn't do that right now.

He stared a little while longer, like he was ingesting this information. I don't know what comes next. I put him down for his nap. Maybe I'll buy him a children's book about babies.

We had a great weekend together... We went to a really fun pool with Cam's friends Justin and Lily. We had a dinner picnic with Lily and his Mom in our backyard. Cam got to sing with his choir in front of church. We played with puzzles, we read a lot of books... We took really great naps. We miss Daddy... But we're hanging in there and keeping busy.


So Many Things

I've been so busy with vacation and our big family announcement... That I haven't posted much here lately.

If you don't know by now... We're expecting baby number two in the first week of January! Cam doesn't know yet, but it won't be long. We're waiting until he notices that big belly that's already forming.

Anyway. Cameron's been very, very busy. He got to go to Maine with the family and had a blast. His favorite things to do were throwing rocks and standing on the big tall rocks. We got to spend time with my parents and brother and meet my uncle's new wife and daughter. It was a great trip. We also announced Baby Z (yes, he or she has a blog too: reevesbaby2.blogspot.com)!

Cam's been really lovey with me lately. My favorite story is how we were sitting together at the breakfast table when he reached over and stroked my hair and said: "I like your hair."

I thanked him.
"De nada!"

Then he stroked my leg and said: "I like your leg."
I thanked him again (but with a bit of skepticism)
"De nada!"

Mind you, the de nada came with a really cheesy, lovey smile. We are clearly in love with each other these days. Man, 3 years old is so much sweeter than 2!!