Monday, May 31, 2010

An excellent singer!

Caleb is a singer!

He loves playing his "Hayeyuyah" which is the guitar, but he calls it that since that is his favorite song. Here he is playing a guitar and singing the song. We took this video a couple weeks ago, and just as of this weekend he added more to the song so I'll have to try to catch it sometime!

The song is "Hallelujah, Praise Ye the Lord!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Shoes & Phones

Two of my favorite things... well, among many others...

Shoes! Here I am trying out Mommy's.

Phones! "My Hello" Here I am talking to Oma!
I'm also really excited about these...
* "Choo Choo" Thomas the Train
* "Emmo" Elmo
* Cups, Knives, Spoons, Forks
* "Seat" Small chairs
* "Scoop" Any shovel or trowel

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A walk with Caleb

Last night Caleb and I went for a leisurly (in other words - a 1 1/2 year old's little legs pace) walk around the neighborhood. I was intrigued by all of the little intricasies my son now does - he's growing so fast!

Here are some of the fun things I watched him do:
  • He held 5 sticks in one hand the ENTIRE trip. For part of it, he also had one stick in his other hand, until he gave it to me and then put that hand in his pocket - so stinkin' cute!
  • At one time I stretched my legs behind me while I was waiting for him. Next thing I know he stops again and is doing the same leg stretches. Here I thought he was looking at rocks and instead he had been watching what I was doing.
  • Caleb stood in front of two huge dogs barking and growling at him (they were behind a gate) and could have stood there for ages. He actually wanted to go to them. The kid has no fear! And oh how he loves "puppy" dogs!
  • Caleb is definetly all boy - he found a worm in the dirt and was so delighted to play with it, try to pull it apart, and analyze every bit of it.
  • Saying "hello" with an emphatic "l" sound is common occurence. He says "hello" to people we see, to the big trucks that pass, and we can never pass up saying "hello" to the fire hydrants! The fire hydrants even get a hug and sometimes a kiss!
  • Every rock, whether big or small, is an exciting thing to find.
  • But the best part about our walk, is when he held my hand, he is such an independent little boy, but he would let me hold his hand crossing the street... my little boy melts my heart.

-Mara (but most happy when I'm known as 'Caleb's Mom')