Friday, June 30, 2006

Standing on his own!

Caleb is now learning how to stand on his own. Here is a progression of pictures going from squatting to standing and standing and standing some more! It is so much fun to see him pull up on a piece of furniture and then just let go. Will we always be this proud of him? His other new thing is to crawl around with something hanging out of his mouth. Today it was a bird...I sorta felt like he was a dog with his lunch!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

100% BOY

Tonight after dinner, I took Caleb outside to play. He made his way to this muddy spot and I just decided to let him enjoy the mud! He was so filthy, but so happy.
We borrowed this "walker" from some friends of ours and within a few hours Caleb had figured out how to walk behind it! This is now his favorite thing to do. We walk up and down the hallway and up and down the blacktop. Click on this link to see a video of him walking with the hippo.

Caleb's buddies

Courtney and Caleb, Linnea and Gwen, Ali and Elsa
We had a hard time getting these three to cooperate! Caleb would start to crawl away, then Elsa would fall behind him and then Gwen would fall behind Elsa! So here they are, all doing their own thing.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Caleb's Teeth

I have been trying to get a picture of Caleb's two teeth becasue his other top tooth is starting to come in. Here is the best shot of his teeth right now.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Caleb Dances!

I am trying to add videos to our blog. Let's see how this works! Caleb has been "dancing" for a few weeks now. Whenever music comes on he starts to bob up and down. He especially likes when Erik plays for him. Click these links to see Caleb dancing.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Caleb is 9 months old

I forgot how much I loved this picture of Caleb. Erik was looking through recent pictures and came across this one. I guess I had forgotten about it. It was taken a few weeks ago now. Caleb is growing up so quickly and learning so many new things. On our drive back from camp I was singing "Pat-A-Cake" to him and doing the motions with him. Now when we sing that song to him he tries to "roll it and pat it" with his hands. So cute.

I added this other picture from when Caleb was a month old. It is just so crazy to me how different he looks. Is that even the same baby? His hair color has changed so much. We go to the doctor on Friday so we will find out just how big he is.

Our car has been in the shop for over a week now, so we have resorted to public transportation, our bikes and borrowing getting ride from Uncle Dave! Anyway, yesterday I had to take Caleb to get some blood work done, so we took the bus there. (Caleb's first time on the CTA.) I think he enjoyed himself. But the sad thing was that when they pricked him they did not find the vein, so the technician was digging all around trying to get a vein. He finally took it out and then had to prick him in the other arm. Caleb was such a trooper, he cried, but not too bad. My poor little patient, I hope he doesn't end up having as much trouble giving blood as me.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Caleb and Gwen

We got to hang out with the Johnsons on Monday night. We were able to snap this picture of the kids before Caleb went to bed. This was my first time seeing Gwen awake and Erik hadn't seen her since she was born!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!

Happy 1st Father's Day, Erik! Caleb and I love you so much. Thank you for being such an amazing husband and father.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Kevin and Linnea's Wedding

Here is Linnea and her dad, G.P.

This is Linnea's immediate cute.

This is her dog, Eli.

Jeff, Scott and Hannah all helping Caleb eat ice cream for dessert.

Here we are with Chuck and Jane.

The food at the wedding was "make your own" shish-ka-bobs. This is our table loading up our grill!

We were so hot after the wedding we did a dip in the lake!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Rocks and Poop

This is our friend Hannah...she loves Caleb so much!
I would have never guessed Caleb would enjoy crawling around in the rocks so much! Although, every once in a while he would try to shove one in his mouth just to make sure they weren't tasty. (He's getting better about not automatically putting everything straight into the mouth). Believe it or not, that's bird poop on his arm! Good aim, huh?! Caleb looks disgusted, too.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


This is a bench right by the tether ball at camp where Colby, Caleb and I spent a good 10 minutes playing "Peek-A-Boo". Colby was sitting on one side of it and Caleb and I on the other, Caleb would hide and then pop back up. We tried to get a picture of him peeking through the gap in the wood, but it wouldn't turn out. He is really into "Peek-A-Boo" lately. In the car, he would pull his blanket over his face over and over again.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Caleb's First Trip to the Island

We're back! Our trip to Covenant Point went well. Erik was the speaker of the week for staff training and Caleb and I got to tag along! Our friends Kevin and Linnea also happened to be getting married at the camp on Saturday.

So we took Caleb on a pontoon ride out to the Island. He hated the life jacket - it was cramping his "style" a bit, but once we were moving he actually began to enjoy himself. Once there, we ate dinner with all the staff who couldn't get enough of our little "islander."

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Here is Caleb in his "preppy" outfit. The first one we call..."blue steel" (from the movie Zoolander)! He is doing "so big" in the second one and you can also see his two teeth, a top one and a bottom one. We are leaving for Covenant Point as we speak, so enjoy these pictures for the week. Bye!

Stuart and Allison's Wedding

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Our Little Man

I thought Caleb looked so cute in his outfit today and I wanted to show you how he is looking so grown up. I would really love to show you some pictures of the two teeth he has...but I haven't been able to snap a good one of them yet. We'll keep trying!