Monday, March 23, 2009

Playing Elmo

Caleb and my dad have a "tradition" each night before Caleb goes to bed. Caleb needs to play "Elmo". For Christmas Caleb got a little dart board that you could throw velcro balls at and hit different parts of Elmo and his friends. This dart board is very light and shaped like a frisbee, so Caleb uses it as a frisbee. My dad and Caleb stand at different parts in the hallway and they try and make the frisbee go all the way inside the room. Needless to say, Caleb will sit on the step or even against the wall in excitement, looking for it to make it inside the bedroom. When my dad misses, Caleb will give a little squeal and just laugh and laugh. He'll then try and throw it back to my dad, but usually hits the wall or the ground and says, "that's pretty good". He usually likes to play this game before bedtime and usually can't get enough of it.

Caleb singing

This is a video of Caleb singing his ABC's. He has been singing this song for quite some time but I never could get the video to upload. For some reason when I decided to try it again tonight it worked, so now you can watch it!! He gets a little bashful and shy while singing but he's so cute and hates it when you sing along with him. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New helmet

Caleb loves riding the 4-wheeler and motorcycle with my dad and since it's been so warm lately he's gotten to really enjoy it. My dad bought him a helmet that fit him and he absolutely loved it. He loves the fact that the face shield goes up and down so he can adjust it any time that he wants. He also likes playing with it just because.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


So, around 2:30 this afternoon the rain turned to snow and it wasn't long at all before it started to stick. It's about 32-33 degrees outside so it's the perfect weather. Anyways, Caleb woke up from his nap and couldn't believe what all he saw. Needless to say, in no time at all, he had to put on his snow boots and go out and play. I was able to get some good pictures of him trying to catch the snow on his tongue and also trying to throw snow balls. He was wearing mittens so he had a harder time than normal.

Okay, so I wrote the top part of this post on Sunday and also tried to post it, but we ended up losing power, so I wasn't able to. We were without power for almost 24 hours...ugh! Talk about hard for someone who's never experienced it for that much time. We did fine, but it was definitely something I won't ever forget. Caleb had enough battery left in his DVD player to get through the night, then the next day we were able to build a snowman and play in the snow so it wasn't too bad for all of us. My mom and dad were champs and even tried to cook breakfast the next morning on the wood stove so overall it was eventful and funny. Here are the pictures that I mentioned above and also some additional ones. BTW (by the way) we ended up with about 5" of snow total.

Caleb looking up at the snow. He thought it was funny when it hit him in the face.

Trees around the house

The road and our yard to the left a greenhouse to the right.

Caleb getting ready to throw a snowball

The one place he chose...the truck.

The truck before the snow got heavier.

Valentine's Day

These are pictures from my brother's wedding. Caleb had a blast running around posing for pictures and flirting with the flower girl, Kenzi. He was such a trooper and had an amazing time!

Caleb and me at the wedding reception.

Hugging the flower girl.

Caleb and Kenzi

Giving his fake smile.

Matthew and Priscilla

My flowers on Valentine's Day from Daniel in Thailand...I know sweet right?? Usally I'm not that lucky, lol. He did a great job!!

Getting the hang...

Okay, so here we go. I have finally decided to copy Tara and Jenny by starting a blog for our family. I'm not promising that it'll be updated that much, but I'll try my best. I'm getting the hang of things so it might not be that great to start off with :).