Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
To follow up from Sunday's post, here is a picture of us from Caleb's baptism (not sure why it's so dark, it was really bright in the sanctuary, but you get the idea):
And here is the link to check in on Mom's trip to Tanzania. They leave tomorrow around noon on the lovely 24 hour flight (I knew there was a reason I was staying home!!).
Hope everyone is well and that you're staying dry in all this rain :)
Posted by Emily, Aaron, Caleb, and Harper at 8:39 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I just spent 45 minutes writing this and the oh-so-handy autodraft feature saved immediately after I highlighted one word which made 3/4 of the blog apparently disappear for no reason. GRRRRRR!!!!
So here's the cliff's notes version:
1)Caleb was baptized today. The following people were there: both sets of grandparents, Aunt Morgan, and honorary aunts Heidi (and her family), Mandy, and Damaris. You can watch the service at this link. We are about 9 minutes into the service if you want to fast forward. Caleb slept through the entire thing but looked really cute. We all went to First Watch to eat after church. Hopefully Aaron's mom will have a decent picture as the one taken with our camera turned out all blurry.
2)Caleb got his first haircut on Thursday. Our friend Michelle at b. jolie salon and spa cut it for us. After the haircut we met Heidi at Kathleen's Kids and she bought Caleb the really cute romper outfit he wore today at the baptism. Thanks Michelle and Heidi!!
3)We found a whole new set of toys for Caleb to play with that were marked 6 months+. He really likes them, especially his ring set.
4)Caleb had his 6 month pictures taken on Thursday. Our friend Betsy, who took his newborn and 2 month pics, took these as well. You can get a sneak peak at her blog: http://www.gregoryphotography.blogspot.com/. They turned out soooo well - thanks Betsy. If anyone is interested in having some in home photos taken (what a nice convenience it is not to travel!), you should look her up.
5)Caleb's Grandpa and Grandma Walton came in town on Friday evening and left today after lunch. He enjoyed hanging out with them, especially when Grandma helped Caleb bounce on the side of the pool as Aaron and Frank filled it up. We also made a group trip to Sam's- Caleb's first time there.
Here's the part of the original post that didn't disappear:
After Grandma and Grandpa Walton left, we ventured out to the pool which was much warmer than the last time we tried it. Caleb LOVED it and especially liked chewing on the float. We hung out for quite awhile and even blew up my big silver mat so I could catch some rays. Hopefully we'll have a chance to get out there some more this week. He was really pooped afterward, as you can tell by the pic at the top of the blog, where he literally passed out while holding his 29 weeks sign.
Caleb gets to go to VBS this week because his babysitter is helping there. My mom is excited because she'll get to see him some before she leaves for Tanzania on Wednesday morning. I think she is more concerned about leaving Caleb than she has ever been about leaving us when she's gone on mission trips before :( There's usually a link on the church website for updates on the mission, etc. that I'll post when I get it so you can keep up to date with what she's doing over there.
Posted by Emily, Aaron, Caleb, and Harper at 10:07 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The next morning we got up and Caleb had a "first" experience...his first shower. He hadn't taken a bath the night before so we thought we'd clean him up before we headed to the reunion. It was actually more challenging than I had thought, especially the rinsing the hair part because he was just sputtering and gasping as the water came down his face. So then I laid him down and used a cup to rinse. Of course, I went to stand up and jammed my backside into the faucet. If you are curious to see the shape of Aunt Debbie's bathtub faucet head, it is nicely imprinted in black and blue on my booty. :)
Caleb has become a big time waller-er (as in rolls around the bed, etc). At one point Friday morning he ended up scooting his way up my belly and I thought it would make an interesting picture to show him at 6+ months in relation to the C-section scar. You can barely see the top half of the scar but it is crazy to think they squeezed all 8 pounds 15 ounces out of that tiny incision.
When we were little, our grandma used to sew matching outfits for Morgan, our cousins Tiffany and Cortney, and myself. Well, I don't sew and neither does my mom so I bought matching pjs for Julia and Caleb to wear at the reunion. They looked too cute. She is one month and one day older than him and much more mobile but he seems to tower over her. At one point, I put him on his tummy and he started to roll over. He got most of the way over then Julia helped him get all the way turned over as she grabbed his pjs and pulled him on over. :)
Today is Aaron's first Father's Day so I'll take this opportunity to say what a great dad he is. And a great hubby too. For having no background in babysitting or childcare, he really is a natural with this 'dad' stuff. Caleb wore his "My Dad Rules" onesie today so that the world would know how wonderful his dad is. If I had a onesie that said "My Husband Rules", I would have worn it too. Here's a cute shot of Caleb napping shortly before we checked out of the hotel. Is it me or does he look like a giant?
I think I have mentioned before that I thought the drooling would slow down after his first two teeth came in. But apparently there is good reason that it has still been coming because his third tooth is pretty much here. As is the case with all exceptional children, he is not following the 'normal' tooth progression; this third one is coming in right of center on the bottom. When he's in a good mood, I'll try to snap a picture of it. Here's a picture from earlier this week of his drool-covered shirt and face. You'd think he was trying to tell us another tooth was on the way...duh.
Posted by Emily, Aaron, Caleb, and Harper at 8:41 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I have about 5 more loads of laundry to do and we are heading out of town later this week to go to family reunion in Kansas City. I am very excited because we are going a day early so Aaron and I can go to Worlds of Fun while Aunt Debbie watches Caleb. I haven't been on a roller coaster in forever and can't wait!!
Have a great week!
Posted by Emily, Aaron, Caleb, and Harper at 9:14 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Not much time to write this week so here's the Cliff's Notes version of Week 26 (6 months!!).
We bought the "big boy car seat" several weeks ago but just hadn't made the switch. Then the pediatrician commented that he was definitely too long and too heavy to be in the carrier any more. So Sunday's drive to church was the inaugural ride in the new car seat. What a big boy he is!
Understandably, this blog usually revolves around Caleb (like you guys would want to read about just Aaron and me?!?). But this picture was too hilarious to pass up. It was us heading out to Aaron's brother-in-law's 40th birthday party on Friday night. It was an 80s theme with appropriate dress required. How awesome do we look? The party was a blast with a great 80's cover band called the Spazmatics that play at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, but were here to play Tim's party. We were some of the more tame costumes of the night, believe it or not!
Posted by Emily, Aaron, Caleb, and Harper at 1:35 AM