Family Verses

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity."
-Jeremiah 29:11-14

Friday, November 28, 2008


Thanksgiving was held in Peoria, IL this year. Caleb tried Grandpa Brian's smoked turkey and mashed potatoes for the 1st time! Great Grandma Aaron watched him one night, so the rest of the family could go watch Australia at the movie theatre. We are so thankful that God has bless us with a healthy boy this year!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Playing Ball

Have fun playing ball with Caleb. You'll see a little of the backwards army crawl. :)

Sorry for the shaking sometimes.

Grandma and Grandpa Visit

Our "Russian Prince" :)

Caleb and Grandpa ready for church

Well, we had our first snowfall over the weekend while Grandma and Grandpa were visiting. Caleb fits his Pooh hat and mittens this winter... they were a little big last Christmas! He doesn't like to wear the hat and mittens, but he'll just have to get used to it. We have a long winter ahead of us. Caleb is more fun to be around currently. He had 2 more teeth come in this past month for a total of 3! He's no fun when they are coming in! Still not crawling or walking yet, but showing great progress recently. He is starting to army crawl backwards, not forwards. :) He loves to hold on and walk with you. He's starting to move his feet on his own and his balance is always improving. Some of his new words now are dada, ba for ball, up, ba ba for bye bye, and I think he's about ready to say duck since he loves all his rubber duckies during bathtime. His newest trick is learning to give a high five! We have fun doing that. He continues to sleep wonderfully at night: 7pm to 7am!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!


Daddy and Tigger at church for "Trunk or Treat"!

Mommy and Tigger at "Trunk or Treat!"

Well, our camera's battery died as soon as I started trying to take pictures, so we didn't get as many as I would have liked. Doesn't he look adorable? Someone gave us this costume last fall when I was pregnant still, and it fit perfectly!

Eating Cereal

Caleb has been working on eating with a spoon. He has been successful and unsuccessful. The 1st time we tried he absolutely refused! He was so stubborn that he screamed and screamed every time I tried to put it in his hands. Then he was so stubborn he would not even try to eat from the spoon unless you would put it into his mouth! It would literally be an inch in front of his mouth, and he would not budge. It was sure a battle of wills! Now he will eat with a spoon if he wants, but this is him being a little "birdie" we call it. He follows the spoon anywhere it goes! :)

Trip to Peoria

Jodi being a great aunt reading to Caleb!
"I-L-L!" "I-N-I!"
For those of you who wondered, I did get Caleb's approval to post this picture!
Visiting Grandma Mary's classroom!
Caleb and Mommy went to Peoria by themselves a couple weekends ago. Despite being sick and teething, we had a great weekend! Visited Aunt Jodi and Grandma Mary's classroom for the 1st time, went to Tanner's orchard, and got to see lots of friends and family.