Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Cameron amazed me today.   When he got home from school, we sat down on the couch with him to tell him about Yogi.   We discussed many different ways to tell him.   Do we tell him about the act of putting him to sleep?   Do you tell him we made the decision?   Do we just try to be as factual as possible?   It's tough with a kid his age.  I didn't want to lie or deceive him, but how much does he really need to know?   I decided to follow my older brother's advice, and tell him, "You know how Yogi has been very sick and he's very old?  Well, we had to take him to the vet today.   While we were there, Yogi died."   Cameron's response was to cling to Derran and cry while it all sank in.   After a few minutes and no words, he went to Poe.   He laid his head on Poe, stroked him, and said over and over again, "Poe, Poe, Poe.  I know you're sad, Poe."   His compassion and concern for how he imagined Poe must have been feeling at the loss of his good friend Yogi amazed me.  Amazed me.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Super Mario Room

When we found out we were pregnant again, we decided Cameron needed a room update from the super cute Tigger room that Nate and Carey painted for him when we were pregnant with him, to something more "big boy."   He picked Super Mario.   Tigger would become Charlie's room, and Cameron would move in to his new room at the end of the summer.   In July of last year, Brent started his work.   He's still working -- adding details and characters slowly but surely.   Check out it out... Cameron LOVES it as do we.