Wednesday, December 27, 2006
This is Caleb's first "real" Christmas. He was only 4 months old last Christmas so he didn't have a clue what was going on. He is 16 months now and while he still doesn't know what it is all about, he seemed to enjoy tearing the paper off the gifts. He got a ton of toys this year! He doesn't know what to do with all the new toys he has and neither do I! It was a busy Christmas weekend, we had to make the rounds so that everyone could see Caleb. It was hectic but Caleb is always so good and took everything in stride. I think it caught up to him though because he now has a terrible cold. I'm sure that next Christmas will be even more fun for him and for us. Christmas is so exciting when you have a little one.
Every couple of weeks Caleb discovers a new face and the "fishy face" is his most recent silly face. He makes the "fishy face" throughout the day and wants us to make the face back to him. I don't know where he learned how to do it but we think it is pretty cute. I'm sure he will discover a new silly face soon.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Glenn and I took Caleb to a Spina Bifida Association Christmas Party today. It was really nice to meet other parents that understand what it is like to have a child with SB. I feel like an alien sometimes around other moms because I feel like my life is so different (even though I have much more in common with other moms than differences). It is always nice to talk to people that have a similar story and know first hand what it is like. We saw all kinds of kids there (some encouraging, some not). SB is so different for each person. It seems that no two are alike. We had a good time and we are glad that we went. Caleb got to meet Santa, he didn't cry but as you can tell from the picture he wasn't too sure about this strange man holding him.
We can always tell if Caleb slept good by the way his hair looks the next morning. This is some serious bed-head, which means he slept pretty good last night. Caleb is eating his second breakfast in this picture. He gets seconds on Saturday mornings because he wants his cereal when he wakes up but he also wants a little bit of mommy and daddy's breakfast too. He just got through eating some scrambled eggs in this picture. Yummy!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Standing is a skill that comes so easily to other kiddos but Caleb has to work a lot harder to do those simple skills. He has started standing in the last couple of weeks (while leaning on the couch) and that is a huge milestone for him and we are thrilled. This is a picture of Caleb working with Chris (physical therapist). What do you think of those lumberjack boots? They give him some extra support in the ankles and I think they look pretty cute. We are so proud of our big boy!
Do we have a future guitar player on our hands? Maybe. If Caleb is musically gifted, he didn't get it from Glenn or I (although I did play the clarinet in the 6th grade). Whether he is really a rock star in the making we don't know, but he did enjoy playing with Great-Grandpa Ron's guitar over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday was a gorgeous fall day in Texas. Glenn, Caleb and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather so we headed to the park, with camera and camcorder in hand. Caleb had so much fun playing with the leaves, he would concentrate so hard on each individual leaf, it was almost impossible to get him to look up at the camera! As you can see we still managed to get some good pictures of him. We think he is absolutely gorgeous and so photogenic (of course we are a little biased). It was a great afternoon spent at the park. It's amazing how fun free entertainment can be when you have a child. Caleb had a great time being outside and sitting in the leaves and Glenn and I had an absolute ball just watching him. He is such a joy!