Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Caleb is 11 Months Old

Our little guy is giving us a run for our money. He's been all over the place this month. We like to call you bulldozer because you're always running over everything and everyone. You are very antsy and can't sit still for long at all. I can barely hold you without you squirming out of my hands. You don't like to be constrained to a stroller. It's been making my outings rather difficult. I'm looking forward to you starting to walk. It beats you crawling around on dirty floors!

This month you decided to be done with nursing. I wasn't ready or anticipating you weaning yourself and was a little sad. I tried and tried but you just weren't having it. You'd push away after a minute or two and if I tried to offer again you'd bite me!

This month you took your first steps. We were all so excited for you! Now every time you take a step Luke and Kate always jump up and down and praise you!

We celebrated your first christmas. We did Elf on the Shelf and our Elf's name was Jack. You would get so excited every time you found him. I'd also ask where he was and you would look around and say Jack! You'd like to point at him too. So on Christmas day I couldn't resist and had to let you play with Jack! You loved him!

You like to say Mama, Dada, you've said Jack:) and you also know the theme song to Star Wars thanks to Luke and Kate singing it everyday. Babababababa.

You've gotten into the fireplace numerous times, you climb up the stairs ALOT, you manage to get yourself into the bathrooms and pull yourself up on the rim of the toilet, eek! You have climbed out of your highchair and sat on top of your tray. You've broken numerous christmas ornaments and fragile items at Grammy and Pa-Pa's house. You have a fascination for dangerous things (sigh). So to sum it up...I've had a very hard time keeping up with you this month. Something tells me you won't be slowing down any.

Love you sweetums. I can't believe I'm planning your 1 year party, wahhh!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Caleb is 10 Months Old

These months seem to just run into each other they come and go so fast. This past month Caleb got to celebrate his first Thanksgiving. It conflicted with nap time so he slept through the family dinner but he woke up with an appetite and gobbled up some turkey, stuffing, green beans and mashed potatoes.

He's of course, growing like a weed and it's really hard to believe that in just two very short months my last baby is going to be one! I keep telling myself to take it all in but I just can't seem to take it in long enough.

He is on the move! He's gotten into the fireplace and managed to get a mouthful of ashes one day. When we say 'no' he thinks it's a game and crawls faster to the very thing we've said no too. He turns and gives us a big grin and giggle. He gets to the fire place so fast and so often that we've given Kate and Luke duties to pick him up and move him away. It's really cute how they jump up and sigh..Caleb!! No....and then pick up a baby not much smaller then them and carry him to the nearest corner. We've gotten the Christmas tree up and he LOVES to grab at the ornaments and pull them down.

You like to sit with your feet crossed.
You clap your hands.
You raise your hand above your head and point.
You have 4 teeth now.
You like to give open mouth kisses, love these!
You've been bitting ALOT while nursing...The only reason I'm still nursing is because you're my last baby and I know I'll miss it. But the biting, I'm praying it goes!
You and your brother and sister interact even more now. You guys almost communicate and dialogue it seems.
You eat SO much food. You literally eat adult size portions. And I haven't noticed if you're picky. You LOVE avocados. You are our first child to like avocados;)
You let us know you're done eating by dropping the food left on your tray on the floor.
When you play with toys you like to pick them up and then throw them.