Monday, December 21, 2009

Words, words, words

A couple of weeks ago, Jon and I sat down to write out all of the words Caleb has been playing with. We have been quite impressed with his vocabulary. Both Jon and I didn't really start talking until about the age of 2 - so Caleb must be trying to show us up! Below is a list of all his words and a short video of some of his jabberin'. The list now totals 44 words at 14 months.

ah-one (all done)* more* mommy daddy Izzy Anna Annie Where go? (Where did it go?)* Door baby duck moo woof meow baa no yes* puppy na-na (night-night) ba-ba (bottle)* cheese please* tha-you (thank you)* up book* box ya-ya (small kids) shoe sock shirt bath bubb (bubbles) poopy boo hi buh-bye (bye-bye)* uh-oh pants mine own (down)* brrr* Non (Jon) da-ta (ta-da) that

* uses sign language with this word

Caleb's hat

Playtime with the big black fireman hat!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

1st time sledding!

Jon and I took Caleb out for his first time sledding on Saturday.
Caleb wasn't too sure about what we were getting him into...
But he quickly started enjoying himself!
Caleb would giggle all the way down the hill and make noises if we hit big bumps.
Mara & Caleb wore their new winter hats!
Caleb really enjoys playing in the snow. He tries to hit it and then when it gets stuck on his mittens, he tries to eat the snow.
Jon & Caleb walking up the hill - it was the perfect size - not too big, not too small.
Mara's Good-Lookin' Boys!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Schack Christmas '09

The Schack family celebrated Christmas during Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are some pics during the wonderful time we spent with them!

Grandpa found a big box for Caleb to play with. He had so much fun hiding the puppy in the box and saying "boo"!

My FIRST nutmeg log!!! A Schack cookie tradition.

Daddy, Caleb, Cousin Anna, & Aunt Katie behind the stockings

One of my favorite gifts - a vacuum!

"Where go?" Playing hide the ball with Anna.

Anna in the tutu Mara made for her. She adored looking at the Christmas tree lights.

"Hi-ah!" I'm learning how to cut fruit with my new fruit & knife set. Hearing mommy say "Hi-Yah" gives me the giggles.

Whoops - an apple is hiding in my hood...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Caleb Funnies #1

Caleb is now at that age where he keeps us laughing with all of the wonderfully cute things he does! Here is #1 of my new entries called:
Caleb is finally excited to get his diaper changed. If he hears the word "diaper," he will immediately start saying "poopy" and will run to go get a diaper and sit down for a change. However he must also be paying attention to me checking to see if he has a poopy, because yesterday as I was bending over to help him with a toy, my shirt came slightly up on my back - just enough for him to see the top of my jeans. Next thing I know, Caleb is pulling back my waist band and saying "poopy! poopy!"
~Mara (aka. the apparently poopy mommy)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fun Videos!

1 yr pictures

Nice fall day

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our little monkey

Happy Halloween! Oo-oo-aa-aa-ee-ee!
Having fun at the church Trunk-or-treat celebration.
I tried playing football and searching for treasure in the shredded paper.

This is my stylish look after taking off the monkey costume!

Do you like my hair? Do you like my blue mouth!?
I got a hold of a blue sucker during trunk-or-treating - it took a while before I set it down and looked away - that's when Mom snatched it and threw it away before I saw it again.


This is "Yah-yah," aka. Caleb's friend Cayden!
Cayden and Caleb are so much fun to watch playing together and interacting.
For a long time we kept hearing "yah-yah" in the house, and then realized that is what Cayden calls Caleb, and thus Caleb calls Cayden the same.
Caleb is Cayden's little echo.
Very humerous.
Here are some pics of them enjoying the drums together...