Sunday, September 28, 2008

Too cute

totally not a baby anymore!

We went to a wedding for my second cousin today. I just thought the boys looked so cute in their little sweater vests.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thank you Condaps!

Caleb's birthday present from the Condaps arrived today...needless to say he was excited! He also got a crane and has only played with them since. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Monday, September 22, 2008

Jackson time.

While Caleb is at preschool Jackson and I get to spend some quality time together. Today we went to a free class at Gymboree. Jackson loved playing with all the balls, hoops and bubbles. Afterwards we had a snack at Starbucks and played by the fountain. We had a great time together.

Caleb's first story

When I picked Caleb up from school today there was a paper in his box, it read:

Once there was a big excavator. I was driving the excavator.
A backhoe loader came. I drove it. And a bulldozer came.
The excavator dumped in the dump truck. A steam roller came.
It steamed and it rolled.

The End
by Caleb 9-22-08

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Caleb turns three!

We had a great day celebrating Caleb. As usual I took a ton of pictures and had a hard time narrowing them enjoy all the pictures from our day.
Opening his backhoe loader from Jackson.

Measuring how big Caleb is.

We took the backhoe loader to the park while dad cleared the water out of his car...did you know cars could flood too??

All the pictures above were taken at a construction site near our house. Jackson fell asleep on the way there, but Caleb would've spent the entire day there if we let him. He brought his backhoe along and did some work as well. At one point the excavator picked up a pile of dirt and placed it on the sidewalk just for Caleb to dig in! It was so much fun for our little boy who LOVES construction trucks.

All of these pictures were taken during lunch at "The Choo Choo Restaurant" in Des Plaines. I know it wasn't trucks but it was a lot of fun. The food comes around to your table on a train. There were a lot of other birthday boys there!

Putting sprinkles on the birthday cake.

Auntie Brooke ate dinner with us. Notice the backhoe loader right by Caleb!

More presents. Thanks everyone for the fabulous gifts.

The birthday boy...guess I should've turned the candle around! We had some family over to celebrate with Caleb.

My moms wonderful number cookies! Mmmmm!

And a new sweater for Caleb made "with love from Gramma."

Happy Birthday Caleb! We can't believe you are already 3 years old.


Yes, Jackson was around all day as well, here are some of the pictures I took of him. He is getting so big, he really wants to talk, he knows a bunch of animal sounds and can sign "all done".

Monday, September 08, 2008

1st day of preschool...

We started out with a healthy breakfast.
Showing off the new backpack.

Yes, it is true, our little boy is now old enough to attend the preschool at our church! (Did I ever mention that I cried when the school calendar came in the mail? I didn't cry at all was so much fun!) Caleb will be in Miss Robin and Miss Elizabeth's class for two years and them move up to the older class for one year. Today was more of an open house, we stayed and got to meet all the parents of the other kids.

First stop, rice table.

Katie, Caleb and Sam.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Young Adult Pool Party


So cold!

We had a pool party tonight with the young adult group at church. The pool was nice and warm but the air was a little chilly! Here is Caleb wrapped in two towles to warm up.