FINALLY! Here they are, all the pics and some videos from Cameron big moment! I really wanted to get them up sooner, but have been busy with work and then Cameron became sick with a cold and has been home for the past few days, he is doing better now. For you friends who were asking, thank you for your patience. 🙂
Just An Amazing Day
What an amazing experience we had Monday, the day Cameron met Charles the Prince of Wales and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall. I have to say that this experience for us as a family was just wonderful. Together, this became just as much about us enjoying the fun of planning all week for the upcoming pomp and circumstance, which would last mere seconds, as the event itself. But, yes, I have to say, seeing Cameron carry out his role in such a distinguished and mature manner, well I have never been more proud. And, when Cameron succeeds, there is always another young person of whom I am particularly proud, the unsung hero in all of Cameron’s successes and accomplishments, his big sister Jamie. I love them both.
Monday, we spent the day getting ready. As you may have seen in my earlier post, Cameron had lots of ideas about what he would say to the Prince and Duchess, but, well, when it came down to it he didn’t say anything, there was no time really, the Royal Couple were 40 minutes late! Was that God doing a little favour? Cameron, having heard on TV that they were ALWAYS on time, had planned on asking them to help this Mom with her “late” problem. However, after being so late the Royals descended from their plane and were through the line and into their car in under a minute.
Cameron “On Point”
As you will see in the video below, Cameron was focused. I know my son and I could just “see” him thinking something along these lines, “There she is, get ready, be ready, CONCENTRATE!” At one point in the video he looks about to give the flowers a tad early, as if his brain is a trigger ready to engage the command, “Present the Flowers…NOW!”
And so he did, right on cue. I love the way he stood still, almost at attention, hands by his side, as the motorcade pulled away. My word, I am so incredibly proud. So without further ado, perhaps I will let the photos tell the story.
It is now 4:55 and we are on the road 20 minutes earlier than planned! Yay Mommy!
We arrive at the airport at 5:10 p.m. Cameron, Jamie, my mother Helen, my sister Jennifer and I.
There, the dignitaries and other guests began to gather…
5:15 p.m. We move into International Departures lounge where everyone will eventually convene…
It’s now about 6:20 p.m. and we have been here over an hour.
About this time, my sister Jennifer tells me that Cameron started to dance! I missed this, but Jen says, “I had no idea he could dance so well!” then adding “But I went over and told him that this probably wasn’t the place to dance, so he stopped.” 🙂
She added that after that he would “bust a move” every few minutes, but then, as if remembering where he was, would stop. This makes me think of my post about his last school dance, “Dance like nobody’s watching, while hoping that they are.” #lovemyboy
It’s now approximately 6:30 p.m. and we move down to the other end of the room. Getting closer to that time!
It’s 6:45 p.m. and we are on the move, getting closer…
The Time Is Near. Hey Cam, who are you going to meet today?
The video, did I mention, I am proud?:
More video coming soon to our blog of my “post-arrival interview” with Cameron. #uploadingdelays
Now, Time To Celebrate!
Well, I don’t know what to say other than, after all that, it was time to eat and have a small birthday celebration at Boston Pizza…
Too Excited Too Sleep
Well, what a day, not much more to say, the photos and videos tell it all.
Monday night, Cameron did not go to sleep until 11:55 p.m. And not until asking, “Mom I wear my tuxedo tomorrow to school??” To which I, of course, told him, “Yes.” Then not quite assured, he added, “And the shirt, shoes and tie too??” “Of course Cam, of course,” I told him. “Go to sleep!”
The following morning, I Wear My “Tuxedo” To School?
The next day, despite his late bedtime the night before, he was up and anxious to get into his suit (tuxedo). Off to school we went, I went in with him, hoping to get a photo with his Principal, VP or teachers, but he was having none of that. Directly into the cafeteria he proceeded, where the kids assemble prior to the first bell. And, there, he waited for someone to notice him in his suit….
Maybe I was tired…
I have to say, it might have been fatigue, because I don’t allow my heart to break very often for Cameron.
To me, letting my heart break is equivalent to saying his life is sad or that he can’t cope and both these statements are not true, but sometimes I cannot control my heart. After all the activity of the week leading up to Monday, I guess I was tired, and when I looked at him sitting there in the cafeteria waiting for his schoolmates to notice him, my heart broke, just a little.
This is my boy, this is my son and I love him with all my heart.
I didn’t see it, but one teacher told me a couple of girls came by and commented on how nice he looked. And that was great! I didn’t expect the other kids to jump up and run over, it was the first day back after the May long weekend after all, everyone had stuff to catch up on. The comment by the girls was enough for me, because I know that would be enough for Cameron.
Then, when the bell rang, and I saw him exit the cafeteria with all the kids, a young man in a ball hat walked by and said, “Hey Cameron, looking good.” 🙂
Nice, my morning smile, just one of many. And, he was off to class in his “tuxedo”, AND shirt AND tie AND shoes…
My. Little. Prince.
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” — The Little Prince