Sunday, November 30, 2008


We had a great time visiting the Ostermeier and Longhurst extended families over Thanksgiving. We ate LOTS of food and had a good time relaxing.

Uncle Ethan was Caleb's new favorite buddy at the end of the weekend.

Caleb met lots of new people this weekend, including Mommy's Godmother Joann.

Caleb got to meet Great Grandpa and Grandma Longhurst for the first time.

Opa & Caleb must have eaten too much!

Happy Thanksgiving from Caleb!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Smiles and coo's

The smile picture from Caleb's one month birthday may have been more than gas! Caleb has been smiling a lot this last weekend and he is becoming more vocal with lots of little coo's and ah's. It is such a rewarding and glorious feeling to see your child smile back at you! I'll try to keep the camera close by the next couple days to see if I can catch him smiling.

Caleb has also started another baby characteristic - Spitting Up. He rarely spit up until about this last weekend where he has been soiling his clothes and mine at a rapid rate! Nothing like smelling like sour milk! Oh the joys of motherhood :)

We're looking forward to Thanksgiving in Muscatine. We will post pictures of his first Thanksgiving I'm sure! He even has a couple turkey bibs to wear to celebrate the weekend.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Growing boy

Caleb is already one month old today! He seems to be growing like a weed already. It's fun to see his facial features changing and his legs sprouting longer. Here are some pictures that show his slightly chubbier cheeks, his wide eyes that are starting to follow everything, and what seems to be one of his first smiles!
Oh, he also found mommy's hair for the first time tonight and held on with the kung-fu grip that only a baby can do!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Road Trip

Caleb's first big roadtrip!
We all went to O-town for the weekend. While we went to the musical "Wicked" with Mara's family, Caleb got to spend lots of time with his Schack Grandparents and the Eben Great-Grandparents.
Caleb turned 3 Weeks Old on this trip!

Aunt Rachael and Uncle Ethan enjoyed holding Caleb.

Great-Grandma Eben made a quilt for Caleb.

Below is the first four-generations picture Rose has been in! She was quite excited as the Grandma!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Caleb is now 2 1/2 weeks old already! He had a check-up at the doctor's, and he is a growing boy. He is now 9 lbs. 2 oz. and is 22.5 inches long.

Last night was quite interesting - Caleb slept almost all night long! He had no interest in waking up to eat, even though I tried getting him to. He didn't wake up enough to eat a good amount until about 5 am, and then he went directly back to sleep until 8am when I woke him up again! I of course will not take this as hope that it will be a common thing, I have a feeling we'll get lucky and he'll wake up every hour tonight to make up for last night.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Caleb's first Halloween was a success! He ended up wearing his "Baby's first Halloween" outfit, that made him look like
a little jail bird.

The pumpkin outfit was a little too big for him.

We had about 40 trick-or-treaters we believe, and Caleb slept through most of them... so he made up for it at about 10:30 pm when he became really fussy.

Cayden stopped by in his "Peas in the pod" outfit and looked adorable!

Which one is Caleb???