Monday, December 3, 2007


Caleb's birthday began at precisely 2:19 when we snuck into his room and whispered the Happy Birthday song to him as he slept.

When he woke up, he had his usual morning graham cracker, but with a #1 in green icing on it. YUM!! I think he knew it was going to be a good day :)

We brought special treats to Caleb's Butterfly class friends as well as a book and some stacking cups for the class in honor of his birthday. Caleb got to finger paint a bib as part of the birthday celebration. It was fun to see him in the middle of the day, though his teacher did tell me he wasn't near as chipper after I left. Guess he couldn't figure out why he didn't get to leave with me right then.

When we got home, Caleb was excited all over again about many of his presents as well as the balloons that were still placed around the house. We met Aaron's parents, sister and her family for dinner the came back to give the cake-eating another try. A co-worker recommended just putting him on the floor and letting him go at it instead of being stuck in the high chair. Apparently, that was the ticket because he had way too much fun with the remainder of his turtle cake tonight. Of course, I am not sure why I thought Caleb would stay on the plastic tarp we laid down. I spent about 30 minutes scrubbing icing and cake out of the grout while Aaron scrubbed icing and cake out of Caleb's various nooks and crannies.

Despite a huge sugar high, Caleb went down pretty easily and is now sound asleep. What a wonderful birthday!!


Meagan said...

Happy first Birthday Caleb! And way to go Emily and Aaron! Looks like you all had a fun birthday celebration! Hope year 2 is just as fun. :)