Sunday, January 4, 2009

HAPPY Birthday, Caleb!!

Today is Caleb's 8th Birthday! WOW! Time has just flown by. And I'm sure it will continue to fly. I'm so grateful for the new 'digital' world where I can just browse through some of these photos in moments.

The sleep over was a lot of fun - and it was tiring. I didn't go to sleep until about 2:15AM and then up at 9 (for me, the boys were up earlier with Patrick) and another party today. I put on the slideshow as I wanted to, with a total of 137 photos for all to look at throughout the day. I think it was a hit. Everyone seemed to enjoy looking at Caleb 'grow up right before our eyes'. Of course Bryce would like me to do the same for him for his birthday. I will - and I'm glad that that isn't until May. Tonight, I'm exhausted.

So, I'm going to share another set of photos of Caleb. These are from 4 until this past Summer, just before I started the blog. If you'd like to see him from July through Christmas, take a look at my previous posts.

The first one I'll start off with is my all time favorite photo. Bernadette is going to do her next circle journal album on favorite photos, this one will probably be in it. I just love it. The look, the feel of the photo. I've taken many more that I love since this one but this still remains a favorite...

Here's a photo of Caleb learning a little about the guitar from his Dad. The look on his face says it all...

Caleb tried T-Ball but mostly he laid down in the grass in the outfield. Bryce wants to try this Spring, we'll see if he does any better...

Right after TBall Season was over, Bryce pushed Caleb off the neighbors swing set and he broke his wrist. So far (knock on wood) it's the only one...


Here's a photo of Caleb getting Bryce back for breaking his wrist... Only kidding, this is Caleb's first day of Kindergarten. Waiting for the bus. I think his hold on Bryce was a little too strong.

That Christmas, my Mom wanted a family photo. We all wore white. Next time, I'll have to remember a black sheet and some better lighting. But the photo is still nice to have.

Caleb sure loves his video games. I was telling my Mother today that this photo was probably one of those where I was yelling at him, "Stop sticking out your tongue, just smile nice." But now, I chose this one over the other one. It's just totally Caleb. Always a jokester!

This is Caleb's first day of First grade. Waiting at the bus stop. So, Caleb are you excited about going to school all day? And this is the look I got...
Guess Not.
First grade brought with it his inception into Cub Scouts. Here's my Tiger Cub all ready for his first Pack meeting...
They always look so handsome in those scouting uniforms!
The following February, Caleb invited me to the Valentine's Dance. We had to get cute little outfits for the boys. The looked so dapper in the suits. Caleb got a suit for his birthday today. Something to wear to Aunt Nicole's wedding. Only 7 weeks away!


Daddy loves to fish and so this past Spring we brought the boys out to the Abington pond to teach them how. Always catch and release.
Just before 1st grade ended we went to the school to look around. I can't remember why but Caleb was so proud of this drawing he did, I took his picture next to it. He's always been a great artist - he just doesn't express it the same way Bryce does. Maybe we'll work on that this year. Get him drawing more.

And lastly, I'll leave you with this picture. Aunt Erika gave both the boys mohawks last Summer. They grew out pretty fast but Caleb really liked his for the first few days. And he looked pretty good in it too. Must be those actual Mohawk Indian genes he has...
That's it. You've seen my baby from birth until now. He's grown a lot and there's a lot more growing to do, too.
Tomorrow I'm going to sit and create something. I've also got a few ideas on other blog posts I'd like to do so stay on the look out!

1 comment:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Great shots Kim! Thanks for sharing. Don't they just grow up so fast though?