24 Days Until Christmas

On the evening of November 30, 2014, Amie & Papa (Cam's grandparents) came over to present him with a wonderful Advent Calendar.  There are 24 boxes with little doors, and behind each numbered door is a special surprise.  Amie and Papa filled all of the boxes with sweet treats and other fun surprises for Cam.  

Enjoy watching as he opens each of his daily boxes.

December 1, 2014

Cam lifts the Santa down from high shelf.

Day 1--Cam found it!

What's inside the first box?

A Hershey's Kiss!

Mommy: You can eat it now, Cam!
Cam:  Before Bweakfast?
Mommy:  Yep, it's a special treat, Cam!
Cam:  Wowwwwww.....sanks, Mom!  We haffa tell Amie &  Papa sanks, too!

December 2, 2014

Cameron found the #2 that was "all by itself."
(Lots of these numbers have 2's in them!)

What's inside the box??

Reaching inside...

Mom:  What'd you get, Cam?
Cam: Gold monies!  "Wook-it"


December 3, 2014

Cam: What does a "free" wook wike again, Mom?
Mommy: (Drawing the outline of the # 3 in the air) It looks like this, Cam.

Cam: Oh....WITE!  Dare it is!


Cam:  Mmmm...it's minty!

Cam: Here, Mom. I'll share wiff you.

(Notice the full cheeks...this little chipmunk sure likes Andes Mints!)


December 4, 2014

Cam: I found da number 4...NOOO Pwoblem, Mom!

After opening the special box with his 4 quarters inside, he was so excited to "go shopping wiff it."  So, he took off for the pet store and returned with a little pink cat carrier and a little white kitten inside!

"SANKS, Amie and Papa for da monies."

December 5, 2014

It's Day #5...and Cam found it!

December 6 & 7, 2014

Cameron was visiting his daddy over the weekend, so on Sunday night, when he returned home, he got to open 2 BOXES of his Advent Calendar!

Day 6 = 6 Dimes!  (Cam: Mooooore money...wowwwww!)

Day 7 = 7 M&M's....mmmmmm

December 8, 2014

A goofy grin begins the fun!  Found #8!

On Monday, December 8th, Cameron was surprised to find that there was MORE than just a treat inside his box!  There was a Hershey's kiss AND a note that said, "Open Bag 8."  He didn't know what that meant until Mommy brought out a box of bags with numbers on them.  When he found Bag 8, he was surprised to discover that there was ANOTHER present inside...

8 little cars!!

December 9, 2014

Cam slept until 9:30 on Tuesday, December 9th and so we were running late for preschool!  So...we saved the box-opening of the Advent Calendar's 9th Day for evening!

Cam: Ohhhh....wowwww...shiny monies!  I HEART DEM!

December 10, 2014

December 11, 2014

December 12, 2014

Cam wasn't sure what the chapstick was at first....but after he figured it out,
he "wuvved it."

December 13, 2014

December 14, 2014

Cam: "A huuuge chocolate money, Mom!"

Cam's enthusiasm over the boxes increases daily...while his enthusiasm over Mom's camera and constantly being told to "look at the camera and smile, Cam" DECREASES!

December 15, 2014

The "armommica" or "ahhmonica" (as Cam refers to it) might have been the most exciting surprise so far!"  He was sooo excited and exclaimed for several hours after opening it that, "He dust alweeze wanted one of deeze!"

December 16 & 17, 2014

To Be Continued Tomorrow...