Friday, April 28, 2006

So Big!

Caleb and I went for a walk this afternoon. The sun was shining right onto his little head so I had him wear this hat. This was his first time wearing a baseball hat and I could not get over how big he looked! And there he is showing you just how big he is. He does "so big" every once in a while...but not on command. He only does it when he wants to.
Here's a funny story about our walk:
We walked to the fruit market and when we got there I realized his little grey jacket was missing. I knew it had probably fallen out of the stroller and someone had picked it up. I was so frustrated. As we were walking back I made sure to keep my eyes peeled for the jacket just in case. Then all of a sudden I spotted it. (Keep in mind that we walked about a half mile and crossed only a few streets to get to the fruit market.) But there, in the middle of the side street all dirty and as flat as a pancake was Caleb's jacket. I felt stupid picking it up, but I went quickly and stuffed it back into the stroller. We continued on our trek back home. Then, after crossing Kedzie, I looked down and it was missing again! There it sat on the other side of Kedzie. At this point I'm thinking, "Do I just forget about the jacket? Maybe I'm not supposed to have this jacket!" Well, there was this old lady crossing the street, she realized I had dropped something and said she could bring it to me. I said thank you and tried to explain that I had already dropped it once and she said "I think it needs to be laundered."

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Courtney makes the Channel 9 News!

Courtney had her big TV debut last night on the WGN news at 9pm. The doctor that did my surgery was being interviewed because this type of surgery is pretty new. Actually, I think it has been around for a while (I had my surgery 8 years ago!) but not many doctors do it. Anyway, he called me to see if I could come in to be the "patient" for the interview. Needless to say, I went in and if you click on this link you can watch the little segment that aired last night. Click on the Medical Watch Video entitled "ACL Repair".

Friday, April 21, 2006

Botanic Gardens

It was another gorgeous day in Chicago so we decided to go to the Botanic Gardens. The flowers were beautiful. We also tried out our backpack for the first time...Caleb seems to like it! Oh yeah, did you know Caleb is a thumb sucker? Yup, just like his mommy was.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Look at how cute these camouflage shorts are (thanks Auntie Erin!). Here is a picture of Caleb "cruising" and one of him and "Uncle" Scott matching.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

7 months

Caleb turned 7 months old today...very hard to believe. He is so much fun. He is so full of energy and smiles. He is getting much better at eating (In this picture he is eating one of those Gerber cookie things...really messy...thus, the bath!) This week he started "cruising". He pulls himself up on the coffee table and then "walks" along it. I think he is very anxious to start walking.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Caleb's First Easter

Caleb enjoyed his very first Easter. Here is the most recent family portrait, Caleb playing with a new rattle and Caleb sucking on the table. Look at how huge and long his ear looks because of the reflection!

Friday, April 14, 2006

shorts, uncle kyle and grass

Today was the first day Caleb wore shorts. As you can see he was very excited about it! He was also very excited when Unlce Kyle came home from camp. Here we are enjoying our very large back yard. Caleb likes the grass, but mostly just wants to eat it.

Monday, April 10, 2006


Erik, Caleb, Brooke and I went to New Hampshire for the weekend to visit Jim, Erin, Kira and Jenna in their new home. Jim recently took a new position at Pilgrim Pines. These first couple pictures are of Jenna and Caleb. They are easily mistaken for twins when we are all out together. Jenna and Caleb are almost the same size...Erin thinks Caleb is bigger! They had a great time playing together. Jenna was little possesive of her toys, as soon as Caleb would pick up a toy she headed right over to take it away from him! Caleb would just go find another one and then Jenna would come back to take it away, it was pretty funny to watch.
Here is a picture of all the cousins together.
This is Caleb enjoying all the solid food that Auntie Erin would give him. Here, he is eating these little fruit bites. He is not so good at getting them into his mouth yet. They are really sticky and get stuck in random places and then he can't find it. Erin and I were laughing so hard when we looked at him and this little apple was stuck under his nose. He started laughing too.