Sunday, December 9, 2007

First Week of Being 1

This was a pretty low-key and normal week for us, which was nice after a busy and fun-filled weekend. At school, Caleb did have some trouble readjusting after having lots of people and excitement (and an irregular bedtime schedule) that was compounded by the fact that one of his teachers was out sick last week. With multiple subs in and out, Caleb was having some "issues". As his main teacher, who was in the classroom last week, said, " Well, he knows what he likes and at least I'm one of them." Wednesday was much better for Caleb and his classmates as the substitutes' faces were at least somewhat familiar by then.

Thursday was our trip to the pediatrician for his one year checkup. We received good news that his ear infection has cleared up so no tubes for now. He weighed in at 25 pounds 12 ounces (86th%), measured 32 1/2 inches long (topped out the charts), and 49 cm in head circumference (right at 100%). The doctor did encourage us to let Caleb learn how to fall asleep on his own and to put himself back to sleep if he wakes up in the middle of the night. With so many Christmas events in the next few weeks, I don't think this is the time to start a new sleep regimen. Maybe we'll make that our New Year's resolution.

We were supposed to meet our playgroup friends at Utica Square to take pictures with Santa on Thursday but it was too cold. Hopefully we'll get there before the 25th. That's one thing I didn't even think about doing last year so we need to step it up this year.

Friday Mom, Caleb, and I traveled to Bartlesville for Caleb's 1 year photo shoot at our friend/photographer Betsy's house. We got some cute ones for sure. I'll post the link to her site when the previews are up.
That night Aaron and I went to a birthday party for our friend Lauren. It's not everyday that you get to celebrate Miss America's 21st birthday. We had a fun time and it was great to see Lauren.

Caleb was pretty silly this weekend. I wrote a few weeks ago about my dad teaching him the "close your eyes" trick. Well now every time you ask Caleb where his nose, ears, and EYES are, you get this face:

Saturday night was our annual Sunday School Progressive Dinner. When I first started organizing it, we had 20 people max. This year, we had 54 people! It was a great time and definitely worth the headache of figuring out who goes where when and what do they bring.

In BIG news... Mr. Caleb took some steps!!! He still prefers to crawl and you definitely have to give him some motivation but what started as a step or two (a glorified stumble, really) at the beginning of the week is now a 10+ step walk to me, Aaron, the coffee table, etc. Check it out:

I know some people have been worried that I won't post weekly since Caleb has reached the 1 year mark. However, I fully intend to keep blogging each Sunday night. My guess is there are quite a few people out there that enjoy reading my weekly ramblings so feel free to show some love by leaving a comment :)

Have a great week and stay safe and warm! (Riverfield hardly ever closes but I am pulling for a snow day tomorrow so I can get caught up on my present wrapping and cleaning.)


Anonymous said...

I was so pleased to actually see Caleb walking. We enjoyed seeing
g-pa in his play on debut night, he did a great job. I look forward to Sunday nights and to see what you all have been up to. Wish we lived closer. Stay warm!!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, you KNOW that the Walton grandparents want you to continue since we live so far away! We do appreciate it so much and the little videos are such fun.

KohensMomma said...

He looks great walking!! :) Happy Late 1st birthday!

Jed & Carrie Sowell said...

Keep posting! This next year will be just as fun with many fun "first".

Anonymous said...

love reading about Caleb's growing....gotta learn so one day I'll be an expert when I have kids of my own! :)
Merry Christmas to you!
Heather Henshall