Friday, July 31, 2009

New Orleans

Caleb got to travel to New Orleans with Mom & Dad and 3 high school students.
They all attended the ELCA National Youth Gathering 2009!
Approx. 38,000 people were in attendance at this gathering!
Fun at the airport with Ellen
The crew!
The gathering in the SuperDome.

Fun pics with Mom (Lately Caleb doesn't let very many other people hold him)

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Caleb's favorite place - the Aquarium!!!
He absolutely loved this place! The fish made him smile and giggle.
Caleb also really enjoyed the penquins and stingrays.
New Orleans skyline from a ferry.
Dad and Caleb with a giant lobster!

Concentration

Concentration:

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Look at how intent his face looks

Watching Daddy shovel

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He's actually using his feet to move with! Shortly after this "ride" he figured out how to get himself off the bike without falling over.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Telling a story

Here is one of Caleb's wonderful stories. He tells all sorts of them lately.

He is quite the storyteller!

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If only I knew what the story was about...

1st Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July!!!
(A little late)

Mom's fancy fruit pizza - it was YUMMY!
We went to Independence, IA to see the fireworks.
The Cooper's joined us! We had a great time with sparklers before the fireworks display.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Way Home - 3rd week

The Way Home
Flagstaff, AZ - New Mexico - Texas - Oklahoma - Kansas - Missori

Petrified Forest, NM



Oklahoma City Zoo, OK


Swimming at the beach at the campground
North of Oklahoma City

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Swimming at the Tang's

Caleb had a great time swimming in the pool at the Tang's apartment complex.
If Mom and Dad hadn't been wet from swimming themselves, they sure would have been by the time Caleb was done splashing! We were surprised Katie and Anna stayed dry on the deck where they watched us from.





My First Cousin - literally!

I got to meet my very first cousin, Anna, when we went to Pheonix.

Isn't she cute?
Dad and I enjoyed spending time with her.
I talked to my Aunt Katie & Anna.
It was a very in-depth conversation.

Our first pics together...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Utah & Grand Canyon, AZ - 2nd week

2nd Week of Vacation
Moab, Utah & Grand Canyon, AZ
(Remember - Clicking on the pictures should give you a bigger picture on your screen if you have a hard time seeing some of the detail.)

Our first night in Moab, Utah

Caleb helped Dad set up the tent - Meanwhile the mosquitos helped themselves to Caleb's face - Poor kid!


Arches National Park


Camping on our way to the Grand Canyon

It was a gorgeous night and great campfire

The Grand Canyon - North Rim

We hiked about 2 miles into the canyon. The scenery was amazing and Caleb did very well - sleeping most of the time as you can see in the picture with Dad.

Our turn around point in the canyon.

Grand Canyon - South Rim

Caleb had fun exploring his surroundings!
Dad and Caleb stopped to look at the pineneedles on the trees...