Sunday, November 11, 2012


A big smile to my day:
Anytime Caleb says "frooof" instead of "phew" when something was a close call. He does the whole hand wiping against his forehead and everything. It is so stinkin' cute!!!


Grow or throw

Today Caleb was pretending to teach me letters. He was obviously following the format his daycare teacher uses. :)
He said "we are learning the letter f, now flow a feather off your hand like this to make the f sound."
This reminded me how I rarely have to remind him now how to say the "th" sound. My favorite was when he would say "throw the ball"-it always came out "grow the ball".
Although I'm happy he hopefully won't have speech impediments by the time he gets to kindergarten, I'm gouge to miss his fun speech quirks...

*Mara aka: Mama or Mommy

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Church humor

Two funnies from today:

Leaving church, Dad went to open the door when Caleb yelled, "Dad! I want to use the plunger!" aka-the handicap door button!

Caleb has been singing a bunch of the songs from Sunday school today. I had to think twice though when I heard the word "Santa". "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Won't let SANTA blow it out...". I then tried explain the word satan - he was still a little confused when I heard "Santa should be put in jail!"

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cheese smile

We have upcoming family pictures which makes a mom excited and quite nervous. Excited because we haven't had family pics since Caleb was a baby. Nervous because Mr. Caleb has hit the cheese smile and/or look everywhere but the camera stage, which could make for a long hour. I'll be happy to get at least one family and one 4 yr old picture with his "real" smile!

Here are some random pics off of my phone from recent events. Many have his goofy faces. Although our twins baseball game family pic turned out great-but it was a total fluke! He moved at the very end of the picture and we thought for sure a blur was all we got-we now just wish the pic was on our real camera!

whoops-to be censored :)

Caleb picked up the phrase "oh crap" somewhere.
He had been giving me a hard time when I used the phrase "oh booger", saying "MOM! Boogers are Gross! Don't say that!".  So when Caleb started his phrase, I told him he could not say it. When he used it again and didn't understand what was wrong with it, I preceded to tell him that the word crap meant poop - which is much ickier than boogers.

I hadn't heard the newest phrase for a week or two, when Caleb yells from the bathroom...
"Mom, while I poop is it ok to say Oh Crap?" I answered with, um, well... and then I hear him sing-song saying "oh crap, oh crap, oh crap," in his cute 3.5 year old high voice. Good thing I wasn't near, cause you better believe it was quite humorous! I just had to be proud of Caleb for making a connection to what I had told him a couple weeks ago! Too funny!

Caleb-"isms" with Dad

Dad's recent Memorable Caleb-"isms"

Saturday morning...
This weekend started out early, with Caleb's walking into our room and announcing: 
"Look, It's 11 plus 6!" (or 6:11am) 

The other morning... 
"Dad, why were you walking by my room last night with a treasure chest?" 
Dad: "...what treasure chest?...!"
Caleb: You know, that big treasure chest."
Dad: "Ohhhhh.... the bass drum case??"
Caleb: "Huh?"
Dad: "Are you talking about the big black case I was carrying by your bedroom?"
Caleb: "Yes, where did you put the treasure chest?!"

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Out of the blur this afternoon, Caleb told me he had heard a rooster crow while we were outside. He then precedes with: "hmm, roosters aren't around here. They would be very far away. I must have very good EARSIGHT mommy".

Love this kid!