I have some random pictures that were taken over the last few days...I decided to just lump it all together into one blog post.
Caleb is still taking swim lessons every Saturday morning. This past Saturday Grandpa Joel went with Caleb to his class, Glenn and Benjamin went too...leaving me all by myself for about 5 hours. Awesome. Anyway, Glenn took several pictures..
Caleb and Grandpa Joel swimming. We bought these floaties called "Puddle Jumpers" and they are awesome. Love them!
This is the face you get when you tell Benjamin, "Smile!"
After swim class the boys went to Cabela's (a HUGE hunting, fishing, camping store) to look around.
The boys had so much fun at Cabela's. They have all kinds of things to look at, I'm sorry I missed it because Caleb and Benjamin loved it. Although I did enjoy having the morning all to myself. That was a nice treat.
A friend of ours is having a baby girl in just a couple of weeks and I made this keepsake can and photo book for her. I can be crafty on occasion!
Grandpa Al gave Caleb a magazine all about the F 111 (Grandpa Al knows a lot about airplanes, especially military ones). Caleb has looked at the magazine every night before bed. I just love the things that he is interested in. He absolutely loves cars and can name almost every car on the road and he will ask "Is that car fast mom?" and then he'll ask "But is it faster than a Corvette." He compares every car to a Corvette, cracks me up. Now I see him being interested in Airplanes and I know NOTHING about that, so Grandpa Al will have to be the one to educate Caleb when it comes to planes.
I took this picture of Caleb before school this morning. All I could get was a silly face out of the boy! His first week of Kindergarten went well last week. I so wish I could be a little fly on the wall at his school so that I can watch him throughout the day. It is almost impossible to get details about school from this kid! I get little bits and pieces from him about his day but that is about it. He has mentioned some kids by name that are in his class, and I know that he sang "I'm proud to be an American" in music class yesterday, and that he had a relay race in the gym last week. That's about all I know! It's absolute torture not knowing more about his day. I wonder if he is making friends, is he having fun, is he feeling included or left out, is he participating???? It's maddening!
He did tell me that a girl at school asked him if his legs were broken. My heart hurt a little when he told me that (although he didn't seem upset at all). So I talked to him about how his legs are not broken and that his legs are SO strong. I told him that it is ok to tell kids that his legs are strong, he just needs the braces, the walker, and the wheelchair to help him go faster. I tried to give him the words to say that would express something very positive. I don't want him to feel like there is something wrong with him or that his legs are broken in some way. He's perfect, and his legs are perfect. I just want him to feel comfortable in his body and feel confident in his abilities. I know he is going to have bad days and will one day question why God made him this way. I just pray that Glenn and I have the right words to encourage him. It's tough.
Caleb seems to be adjusting well to Kindergarten. He is in a good mood when I pick him up and has been going into the building all by himself in the mornings. He is definitely tired though, going to bed around 7:45 at night! Kindergarten must be hard work :)