Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Caleb and his soup

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Lately Caleb has been getting better at using his utensils and has also realized that he loves soup. Bon Appetite!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Excuse me...where did my little boy go? Caleb got a hair cut on Sunday and I think it makes him look so much older.

Caleb is getting excited to go see Mickey Mouse!

On Tuesday we watched Greta, Olivia and Grayden. Caleb loved having all these friends to play with. I couldn't have done it without Olivia's help. Olivia is 4.5 years old, she helped with diapers, lunch, reading, painting, keeping the kids out of trouble and cleaning up. Thanks Olivia!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Weekend Retreat

This is my new favorite picture of Caleb.

After he ate this cookie he rubbed the chocolate all over his chest!

Bath time!

This is Quinten.

Joel and Caleb playing in the shower.
This weekend we took a little getaway with friends from our Bible Study. We headed out of the city to Wayne, IL and stayed at a beautiful country home. We spent a relaxing weekend eating together, playing games, taking walks and enjoying the kids. More pictures coming soon!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A playdate with Greta

We watched Greta Johnson this morning, and here is just one of the fun things the kids did together. Of course, we couldn't get a picture of both of them looking at the camera! They have so much fun together. Greta will be 2 in February, so they are about 7 months apart...but almost the same size. It's so much fun to watch these two interact all day!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

What a big guy!

Just thought you might like to see the "man" Caleb is becoming (notice the crossed legs)!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Goodbye Hannah!

Our good friend Hannah was here for the weekend. Caleb took to her right away and even sat in her lap for extended periods of time. It was great to spend some quality time with Hannah before she leaves for Costa Rica for a year and a half!
We will miss you Hannah!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Chicago Couple Makes Medical Breakthrough

If you didn't know it already, Caleb has become a die-hard thumb-sucker. Not only does this wonderful habit make him more prone to sickness, when combined with Chicago's cold and dry winter, it has awful effects on Caleb's skin. Recently, his poor little digit even developed a painful crack all the way across the width of the thumb! We tried numerous options: bandaids last about 30 seconds and any ointment would get sucked off, we did lots of medical research, consulted numerous M.D.'s, and finally decided to go with the super high-tech "sock treatment." Frustration set in quickly, but it wasn't long before Caleb was back to normal, acting as if the sock wasn't even there. I guess we're really learning these days just how resilient and quick-healing our little guy can be! The thumb is looking better, and I've been asked to write an feature article in the New England Journal of Medicine.On a lighter note, Caleb has taken to a few chores around the house. His favorite: dusting the floors with the foofy-duster. Of course after finishing this particular round, he proceeded to smile proudly and shove the dirty end right into his mouth. We're so very proud.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Matron of Honor and 38 weeks pregnant

My sister Brooke asked me to be in her wedding with this handmade t-shirt. If you can't read it, it says "i'll be 37 4/7 weeks pregnant, but my sister still wants me to be her matron of honor". I will wear this shirt proudly until my belly is too big.

The other picture shows my 15.5 week belly. Our little one is growing, we have our second doctors appointment tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Christmas Camp 2006

Daddy and Caleb ready to play in the snow.
Kendell, Caleb and Olivia hanging out in our cabin.

Feeding Uncle Colby fruit loops.

Playing games with the big kids.

Story time with Kendell.

Sledding with Gwen

He really did this all by himself!