Friday, February 5, 2010

The ever-constant Cameron

My darling first-born. He was the baby that everyone wished they had because he was so good natured. He broke us in as parents the easy way. This kid is something else. He is dependable, loyal, compassionate, and sensitive. He tries his hardest to make right choices and to please his mom and dad. I hate watching this kid go off to school each day because I miss him so much. He loves games, and puzzles, and playing the wii. Above all this boy loves money! He will work hard to earn it and then count it over and over again until his hands smell like metal from the coins. For Christmas he received an ATM machine that can help him keep track of how much he has and I hear the ringing sounds it makes from his bedroom constantly. However much he loves his money, he also loves to give. He is a big saver, not a spender, but when it comes to paying his tithing at church or giving to help those in Haiti, he does not hesitate. Cameron also keeps our family on track. He is the one to remind us to do our scripture study or say our prayers and will always volunteer to say the prayer as long as we don't have visitors :) Cameron has tried a couple of sports including, soccer, baseball and swimming and while he isn't too athletically inclined, he loves playing them and being involved in something. He is is a great big brother. As much as he and Gavin can argue and compete with each other, he can also be extremely loving and considerate towards him. With our new Christmas trampoline, I have let the older boys go out back on their own occasionally while I am making dinner. Every time, I sneak a peek outside to watch Cameron lifting Gavin up to get on and taking his shoes off for him, and then repeating the process when they are done. Also, in the mornings Gavin sneaks into Cameron's room and the boys lay in bed together talking or playing quietly so mom and dad can get a bit more sleep. With Cameron and Mason I never have any issues. He is a great protector over him and will willingly help out with him in any way. Often when Mason falls or hurts himself he will run to Cameron for a hug instead of me. Cam is a great peace maker, he always wants everyone to be happy and he is always trying to help people feel better. He is a snuggler in the worst way, he likes to hug long and hard. I hear "I love you" from this one all day long and if you ever get mad at him for something he is right there to make it up to you in whatever way possible. Jeremy and I, we got lucky with this one, he is setting such a great example for his brothers and aims to please his parents along the way. I hope we are deserving of this sweetest boy.


Lisa Allen said...

He must take after his dad :)


just jen said...

what a great kid...can you send him over to rub off on connor?