Friday, August 16, 2013

Weston at 18months!

I wanted to take time to write some things about Weston while he's currently 18 months, and not 18 years! Each age and stage is a learning process for both me and Weston, but I'm thinking this might be one of my favorite ages! (Yes I do say that with each age, but I love this age right now!)

Things Weston Says:
-Mama, Mooooom, Mommy
-Dad, Dad-aaa, Daddy
-Cu-Cu (cutter-our lab)
-Mee-Wee (mr. whitaker our chihuahua) Credits to aunt Jenny for starting the "mee-wee" nick-name!
-Sassy-paci (that we are trying to say bye-bye to)
-Eed book- (read book)
-ba-ba (ball)
-bocks (blocks)
-Hold you (when he's wanting us to hold him)
-I help
-ink (drink)
-hello, hi
-see-see (horsey)
-gogie (doggie)
-kitty cat
-night night
-Hold you, My Daddy
-I sit
-I side (I slide)
-I unt down (I want down)
-I hit (meaning he wants to hit a ball with his golf club)
-I unt moe-I want more
-Where'd it go?
-shoe-fye-shew fly
-see em (see them)
-ju-ju (juice)

Sounds he can make:
truck and tractor

Things Weston does:
Can point out his belly-button which he calls (butt-bees?)
Points to his ears, eyes, nose, teeth
Makes animal noises
Makes a scary face
marches and stomps

My personal favorites at this age...
-Weston loves to give hugs!
-When he makes his donkey noise, he puts both hands behind his head to make donkey ears as he says "ee-aaw"
-Lately when he stands on something (can be a chair, stool, book, anything on the ground) he will raise both hands in the air and make a loud noise...almost like he's singing from the highest mountain top! SO CUTE!
-Loves Loves Loves tractors and trucks
-Loves to sit in our laps and read stories (his favorites are: Farm Friends, Elmo Opposites, Where's Spot, Tractor book, Brown Bear)
-When he makes his animal noises
-After bath time when he plays around on our bed!
-How he takes his snacks and crawls under the kitchen table to eat them
-How he smiles that sweet grin when we've been away from  him
-When we pass someone in a store or out playing he always waves and says "hi" or "bye" (our little Mayor!)
-Watching him learn new concepts and play independently

Who am I kidding, everything this sweet boy does, I LOVE and am SO proud of him! He's such a treasure and joy and I'm so very grateful to call him SON!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kanakuk Family Kamp

After a long long week, Wes, Weston, and I packed the 4Runner up and headed to Branson, Missouri to spend a week at K-Kauai Kanakuk Family Kamp! I had my reservations about the camp ie. the mess hall (dining experience) and the sleeping situation, BUT both exceeded my low expecations! Infact, the whole camp was way better than I thought it'd be! We had such a wonderful time, so much so, we weren't ready to leave on day 7! Kanakuk does a wonderful job from keeping areas clean, having wonderful loving staff members, back up plans during the torrential downpours, even the food was great! Wes and I hope to go back year...and the year after, and so on! =)

Highlights: weston and wes going down the water slide! Getting coffee and ice cream at the bean, everyday! playing jenga with weston at the bean! Doing ropes course and zipline with Wes! Having alone time with Wes! Enjoying wonderful worship and lessons from Matt Chandler! Getting to know other CGF staff members and their sweet families! Playing putt-putt! It was all so much fun!

Here are a few photos to recap our wonderful time at Kamp!

 Day one and Weston's already in love with Kamp!
 Enjoying his own ice cream cone at the Bean!
 Going down the waterslide for the first time! 
 Playing in the splash park!

 Playing Chess! 

Watching the helicopter land with the personal space invader on it! 

 Wonderful date night on Lake Taneycomo!

 Bluff Jumping at Martin's Point!
 Little rest time for this Kamper of the Week!
 Ropes Course with my Love!

 A fire show from the "natives!"

 Family Date Night!
 Weston with his buddy, David!
 All the CGF families!

 Weston with his best buddy, Lela! He Loved Miss Lela!
 Dude day with daddy! 

 Playing some games on Holiday night!
 Weston and Chandler giving some hugs goodbye!

I would STRONGLY recommend any family going to Kanakuk Family Kamp! What a great time we had!!