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!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Caleb's favorite thing to learn about right now are tomatoes (aka TORNADOES!)!! We keep laughing every time we hear he practiced a "tomato drill" - too cute! It puts a huge smile on my face.

His other favorite thing is "fire power" which he talks about as if everyone has shooting fire capabilities and super power... who knew my 3 yr old would love Mario so much. We only let him play on the weekend, but swear he would play all day, every day if he could! And he's getting good at it too-scary!

Monday, March 5, 2012


We like to save not only money, but the Drama of Caleb getting a haircut, so I've been doing it myself. In the past he's been Extremely squirmy, but he is actually getting a little better. It was time to give him a haircut - bangs were about in his eyes and hair was over his ears. Although the top of his hair started hanging towards the side and looked cute, but I'm just too nervous to let it grow any longer! He sure does look different after - older, which isn't good because he's growing up fast enough as it is!

Caleb enjoyed this haircut because we gave him a "cape". It was too big a neckline to Velcro so we had to tie it which was quite exciting for a 3 yr. Old who has started to worship superheroes.
Before Haircut with his "cape"
Couple days after haircut - being silly  :)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quick pics

Some random photos from my phone camera. He's quite the character to photograph!
Caleb loves Thomas the Train - We get very creative with his tracks
Mardis Gras celebration at church. He had 5x the amount of beads around his neck by the time we left!
Caleb's favorite headpiece - a crown he made in Sunday School. He wears it at least everyother day.
Waiting for Dad outside of REI
The cat at Great Grandpa & Grandma Eben's house
Next year we need to make a TRIPLE batch of nutmeg logs - Caleb LOVES them!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Growing up

Can't believe how long it has been since I've blogged - sorry. Caleb has been such a blessing in our lives and I'm enjoying every minute - even the temper-tantrums!

He has been learning at such a fast pace, it's amazing to witness. He's started writing 1 2 and 3 without our help, he can write his name if looking at it, he recognizes numbers 1-10, he can count to 20 by himself and then to 100 with little help, he's coloring better, and his imagination is soaring!!!! Have I bragged enough yet???? I'm so in love with the kid!

Caleb is a caring kid that loves his friends and family. He's never been a big cuddlebug, but when he is affectionate he goes all out. He gives great hugs and Eskimo kisses :)