Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring in the Knife


Well... Spring has sprung here and we are enjoying seasonably warm temperatures (+20). Which is likely why this blog hasn't been updated recently (nice excuse eh!!). In fact I blame lots of things not getting done on the nice weather. For instance... last night, instead of cleaning up after dinner, we went for a walk to the park. My kitchen may be a mess but I have wonderful memories of Caleb walking around... looking at the willows budding... playing in the sand... sliding on the slide... etc. Definitely worth the big stack of dishes waiting for me this morning. Here are some other pictures of Caleb this spring.


Earlier in March we went to a small cabin for the day with some friends. It was a gorgeous day and we had a great time there.


Caleb and Winnie enjoying the beautiful day as much as one can in those snowsuits.


The Cabin was... rustic. Plywood rustic... not big beams rustic. It's the Scouts cabin up here (our friend is a Scout leader)... so it has all the basics but not much more (can't have those Scouts getting soft).


The inside of the cabin.

Checking the ice fishing holes with Daddy.

Later in March, Caleb and I traveled to Vancouver to visit my sister. We had a great trip and Caleb really loved those baggage carts!


Up late one night with Cousin Hannah banging out some tunes.

Well, our little boy is not so little anymore. This bed which has worked so well for so long is officially too small. Caleb was end to end and it's a good thing he likes to sleep curled up or he really wouldn't have fit. Soooo... we got a crib.


Which Caleb really likes and has adjusted to really quickly.


And last but not least... Caleb eating... finally. There were times when we really didn't think this day would come. Caleb didn't really start eating until a month or two ago and it is only in the last few weeks that he has finally figured out how to swallow anything that wasn't yogurt. H used to put lots of food in his mouth, suck on it for a while and then spit it out half an hour later (when he had been released from the highchair and was in the living room... on the carpet... lovely). In this picture, Caleb is attempting for the first time to feed himself yogurt. He was quite successful, what he lacks in technique and neatness, he makes up for in enthusiasm. And just for further evidence that Caleb is finally eating... a video.

video

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Caleb is ONE!!!!

Well, our little bundle is now a big boy. It's hard to believe that he has been with us a whole year... and yet we can't imagine life without him. As you can see from the two pictures below... he has changed and grown a lot in that year.

Day 1


Day ~ 330 - what a difference!!


Caleb contemplating life, the universe, everything... and the answer is... 42!


Caleb is now fully walking. He has gotten quite fast and motors around the house in record time. He would really love to run but can't quite manage it.


His new speed has resulted in many pictures like the above. You get the camera out to take a picture of something unbearably adorable and then before you can take a picture Caleb has abandoned whatever he is doing and already had his finger on the lens. Wonderful.


A selfie.


We had a few friends over on Feb 6th to celebrate Caleb's birthday. It was a great time. Caleb had lots of fun and did much better at opening presents than at Christmas. It seems to be a learned skill.


Caleb's birthday cake... made by Mommy! Her favorite part of parties.


Blowing out the candles. You will notice that Caleb has shed all of his clothes. Our apartment got quite warm with all 8 people in it. Caleb doesn't handle being hot well but loves to be naked. He was in just his diaper for most of the evening.


Which was perfect for enjoying the cake. Lots of fun to mush... not so sure if any got eaten.


One fine day we went sledding, I had fun, Caleb was ambivalent.


I think it's hard to enjoy it when you can't move at all.


Caleb and Mommy reading in the chair. What a cozy moment.


We borrowed this car from the Toy Library. Caleb LOVES it!!! He hasn't quite figured out how to move on it yet, so he pushes it around the house and then sits on it. He loves to get rides on it as well.


Last week Caleb got quite sick with the stomach flu. I know he looks rather pathetic in the above picture but this was actually one of his chipper moments when he had lots of energy so you can imagine what the whole week was like. It only took a few trips to the emergency room and some IV fluids for dehydration but he eventually got back to his regular self... Thank goodness.


And finally, here is Caleb showing off our brilliant idea for getting him to stay still during diaper changes...a book! If you know me at all you won't be surprised this works really well!!