Sunday, January 30, 2011

So Much Happening & Turning FOUR!

Things have been crazy around here.  I went back to work on November 29, 2010 and truly enjoy my job.  I sure do miss being home with Cameron, but it was something that needed to be done.  It was a great opportunity and I couldn’t quite turn it down.  I work with a great group of people, we have fun throughout the day and I love working with the patients.  I work for a cardiologist office at a local hospital and trust me… it is rewarding.  Not as rewarding as being a Mommy, but it does just fine for a new job.

Cameron is doing great in pre-school.  He goes 3 days out of the week and then attends daycare at the same school.  The teachers are a true blessing and I know that he receives some great care.  It is hard putting your trust in someone else when he has only had the care of Mommy and a few other family members.  It was a hard decision that didn’t come easily, but after going in several times and speaking with most of the teachers, my heart and mind was put at ease.  Of course the anxiety of leaving him was still there.  The discomfort in my chest was clear proof of that.  Yep, you heard me right.  I went to the ER not too long ago due to chest pain and discomfort.  Everything checked out ok which was a huge relief, but the diagnosis was ANXIETY.  So, I was put on some anxiety meds and things have since then really calmed down.  I very rarely need my meds now which is nice, but to be honest… I think that I am just getting use to working and I now know for certain that Cameron is happy and content where he is.  What a huge relief!!

Cameron is now 4 years old.  I really can’t believe that he is FOUR, but I do know for a fact that he brings such great joy and happiness to my life.  He makes me smile every single day, the sound of his laughter fills my heart with such great joy and the love that I feel for him overwhelms my heart.  He really truly is such a blessing to me.  God is truly AWESOME!!!!  Here are a few pictures that were taken at his birthday party.




Here are a few other pictures that were taken around his birthday.  Be prepared… there are some great smiles!!


















Hasn’t he grown?  He is such a little man and I love him to pieces!!  He had so much fun turning FOUR.  We made cupcakes for him to take into his class and he absolutely loved them.  We went to Chick-fil-a for a birthday party with some of his classmates and then we went bowling.  Yep, he thought he was “big stuff” going bowling and wern’t his bowling shoes just the cutest?!?  Well, I hope this post finds you all doing well.  I am not sure about you, but I am ready for spring.  These cold days filled with snow and ice are for the birds.  So, until next time…stay warm and be blessed.

Many Blessings Always ~ Lisa

Friday, October 15, 2010

Random Picture Post

Cameron is now FINALLY starting to enjoy school.  What a relief to say the least.  I thought I would share some pictures that I took of him recently.  First let’s look at some of his artwork.












Gotta love it when they can climb the cabinets to get on top of the countertop.  I can be using the restroom, come out to find that he helped himself to some snacks in the cupboard.  Gotta love it.




I also had to share that Cameron now knows and can recite the whole Pledge of Allegiance.  He came home from school the other day and started saying it.  Talk about melting Mommy’s heart!!   Hopefully I can get the video uploaded soon and share it with you.

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Also take a moment tonight to remember all of the families that have lost a child.  It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Be sure to light a candle in remembrance of all of those precious babies that have lost their lives waaaay too soon.  Tonight I will remember our baby that we lost back on Feb 25, 2004.  I love you sweet angel in Heaven.


Until Next Time ~ Blessings to All… BIG and small.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another Difficult Day ~ Day 2 of Pre-School

His arms are stretched out, his hands are reaching for me and then I hear “Don’t leave me Mommy, please don’t leave me Mommy.” 

That is what I heard this morning when I left Cameron at pre-school.  What a heart breaking moment.  I don’t know how long it takes for him to calm down, but those first couple minutes when I leave him are difficult to say the least.  I absolutely have LOVED being able to stay home with Cameron.  I have enjoyed every single moment of it, but it is extremely difficult on us when we are separated.  He has really never been with anyone else (childcare wise), but his grandparents so I am sure you can imagine how traumatic it is for him.  I have been making school sound like it is something great and wonderful.  He will meet new kids, make new friends, play, color and learn.  He is so excited until it is time for Mommy to leave.  Surprisingly I did pretty good today.  Then he started crying and my heart started breaking.  Day 2 of pre-school has been difficult, but I am sure that with time, Cameron will love it and my heart won’t be aching as much.


In the process of waiting for that day to come… I will watch and wait and count down the time to when I can pick him up.  Is it time yet?


Here is to hoping that the comfort and security of pre-school comes sooner rather then later.

Blessings to All.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cameron’s First Day of Pre-School

My little boy is growing fast……..way too fast!  We got up this morning and I fixed him a nice breakfast for his first day of school.  He requested eggs so that is what Mommy fixed.  Once he was done eating…… I got him dressed, teeth brushed and then it was about time to go.  Here are a few pictures that I took of my little man and his first day of pre-school.  Hope you enjoy them.











Seemed like yesterday when I was waiting to find out if IVF worked for us.  Waiting for that call from the infertility specialist.  Waiting on Cameron’s arrival.  Waiting for Cameron to try new baby food.  Waiting for him to walk.  NOW… I am waiting for it to be 11:30 so I can go and pick him up from pre-school. 


I left and was doing great until I got downstairs and then the tears started falling.  It is so difficult being with your children from the moment they are born and then when it comes to school… you have to put your trust into the hands of a stranger.  Someone you barely know and that is difficult.  It was difficult on me and I knew it would be hard on him too.  Just as I was ready to walk out the door… I heard him screaming for me.  Talk about breaking your heart into a million pieces. 


Once the clock said 11:15 am, I hopped into the car and off I went to pick him up.  I was so excited that I could barely control myself.  I was so happy to go and pick him up and hear about his day.  I arrived and went inside.  He was sitting at a table waiting for me.  He was watching all of the other kids and parents and looked so sad waiting on me.  Once he saw me, he ran to me and I picked him up.  He squeezed me so hard around my neck I thought my head would “pop” off, but it was all good.  He told me that he missed me, that he cried, but he also told me that he had fun.  Nothing like more tears falling down MY face.  Hope I get use to this soon because it breaks my heart when I have to leave him.  I know it is great for him and I know he enjoys it especially after he gets use to it, but boy oh boy do I ever miss him when he is gone.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings to all BIG and small.

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Little Man is Getting So Big!!

Where have I been?  Well, I have been around, but busy to say the least.  Hubby is home for the summer and I have been enjoying the fact that he is home and we are all together.  We didn’t get a vacation this year, but we have still been able to do alot.  We went to the zoo, went to COSI and took a few other small trips close to home.

I have also been busy re-finishing Cameron’s bedroom.  He is totally obsessed with Toy Story right now so I thought I would re-finish it while I was able to take advantage of my hubby being home.  I allowed Cameron to pick the color and he chose Candied Yam.  Yep, it is a bright orange, but it turned out pretty and he absolutely LOVES his room.  I went with decorating it the cheaper way.  I purchased posters from Wal-Mart and puzzles from the Dollar Tree.  Once the puzzles were put together, they were glued and put on a piece of wood.  They turned out real cute and he loves them!!  Here are a few pics of his room.

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Bright – don’t ya think?  I like it…… I find it cheerful and it puts a smile on his face and that is the main thing.  I love making him happy!! 

I also thought I would let you all know that I enrolled him in pre-school.  He will go 3 days out of the week and I think it will be good for him.  It makes me nervous trusting a total stranger with my child, but I have to remember that God is watching over him and I am pretty sure he will keep him safe.  Couldn’t have a better person watching over him – right?

Anyway, I thought I would share a few other pics that I took recently.  Hope you enjoy the smiles.


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Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!  Enjoy the rest of your summer & stay cool!!

Blessings ~ Lisa