Monday, January 4, 2010

My Baby Is Not A Baby Anymore!!!

I can't believe my baby is already turning ONE! I'm going to do an entire separate post for your 1st Birthday Party, but I wanted to do a special one just to recapture the 1st, most amazing year of your life, and especially mine! Happy Birthday sweet boy, you are the most precious blessing the Lord has ever given me, outside of your sweet daddy! You are momma's pride and joy!!

Only minutes old and I'm already in love!

The day we left the hospital and you already look older than you are!

After one of your first baths...I don't think you knew what to think about it!

I couldn't get enough of that precious hat on you! You were so stinkin' cute in it!

One of my single most favorite outfits of yours! What a handsome little honey!

Ah yes, my Top Gun man! You and those aviators, what a pair!

Sweetest smile I've ever seen!

My little froggie boy!

You look so intrigued here, I just love all your facial expressions!

Can't get enough of this picture! All I wanted to do was get a picture of your teeth silly!

So sweet and innocent mom, I promise!

One of my all time favorites!

Just chillin' in my box!

"Oh mom, your so silly! The things you do to get me to laugh, really!"


My little handsome guy! Ladies, watch out!

Lovin' life!

The epitomy of all of our mealtimes! Even with this face, no especially with this face, you continue to melt my heart baby! I love you so much!!

Caleb, you are sprouting up into your own personality, full of laughter, pouty lips and all! I love when you talk in your crib, or especially when I first get you up in the morning and we change your diaper. You give me an earful! It's almost like you're telling me about all the dreams you've just had, or how excited you are about the day. I love our conversations and I can't wait for them to grow into whatever they will be!

Your current likes:

1) ANY kind of food, you go as far as to mooch off of our plates, even if you've just had a full meal
2) Curious George the stuffed monkey you have - you love to wrestle him and attack him with kisses and what I like to think is just friendly biting
3) ALL of your friends...Jacob, Paige, Noah, Haley, Julia, Cousin Corbin, Cousin Anthony, Cousin Miriam and all of your buddies from playgroup
4) Your "suckifier" (as my 4 year old niece has deemed what we normally call a pacifier!)
5) Your dog lovie, ethe one corner by the tag, you will suck and bite on that thing until mommy has to scrub it clean with a toothbrush!
6) BATHS, as always, you cherish your bath time with daddy!
7) being in the kitchen with mommy (which will soon be limited by the wonderful gate I just ordered! Can't wait to cook dinner in a normal amount of time instead of 3x longer than it should take!
8) Being out in public, especially if it's outdoors (HELLO Firewheel Mall! Our favorite place!)
9) Cuddling with mommy in the middle of the night when you don't feel good (also one of my favorite things!)
10) When daddy gets home from work and you speed crawl to the front door to greet him!

Your current dislikes:
1) Waiting for food, you know "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner", you know what that means when I ask if you're ready for them, and you want it NOW! (Hence the very last picture above!)
2) Getting your diaper changed, although you don't hate it, you squirm and fuss quite a bit
3) Being told "No Sir" and having your hand flicked for touching something you shouldn't be
5) Teething
6) Being sick for the past almost 4 weeks

Your newest tricks:
1) You stand on your tippy toes to reach into your toy bin and grab whatever you can, it's so cute!
2) This face you make where you tighten your mouth and push your body back as hard as possible, even to the point where your whole body shakes. It's so funny and so cute!
3) Speed crawling to escape mommy!
4) Taking your pacy out of your mouth, reaching over the rail of your crib, and dropping your pacy onto the floor (sometimes this is done in the middle of the night, with which talking follows suit and I end up going in and getting it for him after many many minutes of frustration on both parts!)
5) Drinking from a straw, you LOVE it!
6) Dancing
7) Waving
8) Practicing your growing baby vocabulary
9) shooting hoops in both your basketball setups (one in the living room and one in the bathtub), you get a slam dunk every time!
10) bouncing on mommy and daddy's bed in the morning on the weekends!

This past year truly has flashed before my eyes! It seems like just yesterday that I was holding my precious baby boy for the first time. Kissing him, hugging him, bathing him, making him smile, all for the first time. I can't believe that he is going to be ONE! What a whirlwind of a year it has been, and I know it won't slow down at all this next year and the many years after that!

Caleb, always remember that mommy and daddy love you no matter what! We are your biggest fans, your greatest support and no matter what, you will always be my baby! I'll love you forever, just like the book says!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!


Self Family said...

Happy Birthday sweet Caleb - wow, you are such the little gentleman already. Can't wait to see what next year holds, and how the Lord will ultimately use YOU for His glory. YOu are such a gift to so many people and bring us so much JOY!!

Katie said...

So fun to look back at all of those favorite pictures! That was a sweet trip down memory lane. Happy Birthday Caleb!

Travis and Andrea said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy! We love you.