Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hallelujah Carnival

Glenn and I took Caleb to the "Hallelujah Carnival" at our church tonight. Caleb was a Train Engineer for Halloween, it seemed like a good fit since he loves all things train right now. He looked absolutely adorable too!! I wasn't sure if he would leave on the hat and bandanna but he kept them on for most of the evening. I think he knew he looked cute in his outfit. Caleb really enjoyed the carnival, there was a petting zoo with a variety of animals, a hay ride, and dozens of games to play. I think the petting zoo was his favorite though, they had ponies, a pig, bunnies, chickens, and goats. He liked to watch the horses eating their hay. I'm pretty sure Caleb had a good time at his first carnival. I can't wait to take him next year because it will only get more fun as he gets older. He is at such a good age now because he is so impressed with everything, he got excited over everything he saw tonight. He sure is cute.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pumpkins, Pumpkins & more Pumpkins

We took Caleb to the Pumpkin Patch today, he loves pumpkins and he started clapping when he saw all the pumpkins. We managed to get some cute pictures but he was so distracted by all the pumpkins it was hard to get him to actually look at the camera. He liked to take the mini pumpkins and throw them like a ball. I included a picture from 2 years ago when Caleb was about 3 months old and we took him to the Pumpkin Patch for the first time. It is amazing to see how much he has changed, he is just soooo big now! After visiting the Pumpkin Patch we headed to Bryce's house for a little Pumpkin Carving party. Caleb stuck his hand inside the pumpkin but quickly withdrew it when he realized how yucky the inside of a pumpkin is. Caleb acted like it was the most disgusting thing he had ever touched, I agree that it was kinda gross. He refused to touch the inside of the pumpkin after that, so daddy did all of the work. Caleb did change his mind about the pumpkin once it had a face, then he decided to give the pumpkin a kiss. He really liked it when we had the candle inside, he kept taking the top off and peeking in at the candle. I think Caleb had a good time at his first Pumpkin carving party.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Caleb's HKAFO's

Caleb got his first set of leg braces yesterday! I had been looking forward to this for weeks and I'm so thrilled that he finally has them. The braces are so cute too! It was so wonderful to see Caleb in his braces for the first time because we were actually able to see him standing up so straight. I don't think we realized how big he actually is until he was standing up. We actually had to stay at the hospital for a couple of days so that the therapists could work with us and with Caleb and they also needed to make sure the braces fit well and weren't rubbing or pinching his skin at all (that's why he is pantless in all the pictures). I didn't really know what to expect because I wasn't sure what Caleb would think about these new things on his legs or if he would even know what to do when they gave him a walker. I was completely blown away by how well Caleb did, he did amazing! I figured we would just work on him standing in his braces and maybe work on some walking with the walker but I never dreamed that Caleb would take to the walker so quickly. With some help and guidance he was able to walk all over the gym. I have never been more proud of him. He will need considerable help at first, the braces and walker will really take some getting used to and he has to work on his balance, it will take time and a lot of practice but he is on his way! I was just tickled to death to see how well he did. I can't even explain how it felt to see him taking all those steps, it was truly amazing. We are just so proud of that little booger! video video

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Caleb and Nathan

Caleb had a playdate with his buddy Nathan yesterday. Caleb loved going to Nathan's house because Nathan had a toy train, cars, and stairs to climb!! The boys played together nicely, Nathan kept giving Caleb hugs. It was very cute. It is so fun to see our boys playing together.
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