Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Caleb was Dumbo for Halloween! He was so adorable in his outfit, but he didn't really like it. He couldn't bend over to pick anything up and if he fell down while he was walking he couldn't stand back up! Poor guy.

Tonight we went to Bethel (the church I grew up at) for "Trunk-or-Treat". Here is a picture of 80's girl, Waldo, Dumbo and Gorilla man also known as my cousin Kendell, me, Caleb and Uncle Colby.

Grayden is an ice cream sandwich and Olivia is a ballerina.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pumpkin Hat

This afternoon we went to a Seminary "Harvest Festival" where you could carve pumpkins, paint pumpkins and eat good food. Caleb wore his pumpkin hat from Ingrid Reese and played with his first pumpkin (he actually was calling it a ball).

He said "football" today and has been saying "bye bye" as well.

Drew Oliver Bramley

My friends Rachel and Grant had their first baby last night. Here is a picture of Karina and I holding Drew for the first time. Drew was born at 11:12 pm on October 27, 2006 - he was 7lbs 4 oz. and has a little peach fuzz. Everyone is doing great.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Recently Caleb became attached to this blanket. When he wakes up in the morning he first hands us the blanket and then reaches up to get out. Then, he will carry the blanket around wherever he goes and take little breaks now and then. Today was laundry day and Caleb wanted to help out!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A picture taken on Wednesday with Daddy. Erik was feeling "artsy" with the natural lighting.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Lately, all Caleb wants to do is read books. It has been so wonderful, I can be in the kitchen making dinner and he will just keep himself busy looking at all his books. In this picture he is pointing to and saying "ball".

Saturday, October 21, 2006

An afternoon at the farm

This weekend, while Erik and the guys were backpacking in the frigid weather, Caleb and I spent the afternoon with Linnea and Gwen. Here we are at a farm, looking at the pumpkins. We could not get both kids to look at the camera...this is the best we could do! We were able to see a bunch of animals too. Caleb enjoys looking at animlas in books, however, he got scared when the horse moved and the rooster crowed!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

thanks auntie erin!

I have been so anxious for Caleb to wear this vest that my sister erin made for him. It is still a little big on him, but that just means he can wear it more times! What a little stud. Thanks erin...we love you!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Cell Phones

This is how Caleb has been passing the time the past few days. If you give him this "toy" cell phone he immediately climbs up into this chair and keeps himself occupied for a long time.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Little Italia

Here is Caleb sporting a thrift store special from Uncle Colby. Colby babysits on Tuesdays, so we made sure he was wearing this for him today. (Tony and Wendy, you can borrow this sweatshirt for your little one!) I cannot get over how big he looks in these pictures.
Caleb has had a pretty bad cough, runny nose and congested chest the last few days, but how would you ever be able to tell with that smile? It has caused him to wake up several times during the night, which has been draining on Erik and I. We are hoping that once he gets over this that he will go back to his normal sleeping routine.

He is still a lot of fun and learning so much everyday. Yesterday he was saying "shoes" over and over again as Erik was getting him dressed in the morning. He knows what the dog and the cow say, and tonight he finally figured out how to use the shape sorter. Oh yeah, and he loves to hide behind his hands now too! It is so amazing to watch this little person figure everything out for the first time. Kids are amazing!

Monday, October 09, 2006


One of the words Caleb knows right now is "bottle." We have resorted to spelling this word when we are getting his bottle ready otherwise he would say it over and over and get himself all upset. I finally caught it on tape, so here is a little video of our little talker. (click on the link below) He is slowly beginning to "communicate" with us either by signs or words and it is already making things much easier.