Monday, August 25, 2008

My oldest


My sweet Caleb turns 6 years old today! I cant believe he's already 6! The time has flown by. Today I thought about so many things I love about this boy. Here's just a few...

-He loves his family. His little face brightens when he sees me or Justin. It's such a great feeling every time I see him smile.
-Lately, he's been picking a favorite toy to play with. He plays with it for most of the day and likes to sleep with it at night. It's usually an animal of some sort. It's fun to see his imagination working!

-This boy loves mirrors. If he walks by a mirror and catches a glimpse of himself, he'll start talking to himself in his own little language. It really is super cute!
-He loves his Daddy. Whenever Justin comes home he signs 'Dad!' He always wants to wrestle with Justin and Gunner. He'd probably do this for hours if they let him!
-He loves to dance to a good beat. It's so fun to watch him dance. He'll often go around in circles and jump up and down. He's already a big fan of SYTYCD & Dancing with the Stars!
-Caleb is so sensitive to the spirit. There have been times that I've been having a hard day and for no reason, Caleb will come up to me and give me a hug and a smooch then run away and play again. I know it's simple, but to me, it makes me tear up every time!

Here's a few of my favorite pictures of Caleb growing up. This one is when Caleb was 5 months old. This boy was an angel baby. He never cried, loved to nurse and slept through the night at 8 weeks!This one was taken when Caleb was 9 months. He still loves trucks and cars to this day!This was Caleb's 1st birthday. He didnt really like to eat his cake. He just more wanted to play in it. He also loved clapping and hearing everyone applause for him!
My baby at 18 months. Wasn't he such a cutie? Still is!
This picture has always been one of my favorites. This shows Caleb's personality. He was 2 here and constantly loved to play peekaboo!
We love you Caleb and hope you have a great birthday!!



17 comments:

JakenDebbie said...

Happy Birthday, Caleb! He is such a great kid! I am so glad we got to spend some time with you guys this summer. Anna still talks about Caleb - it left a huge impression on her when he was so sad to leave. :) Love you guys!

Morris Mama said...

I can't believe that he is 6 already! Happy birthday Caleb!!!

dustin and amy said...

I'll invent that potion with you, when do you wanna start? Your kiddos are so cute. I love little Bree's eating face, it's like "what are you feeding me?" I didn't realize that Caleb was only a year younger than my Kenley girl. Happy Birthday Caleb! And Gunner what a cool kid, love the tent, Brody wants one of those. We miss seeing you guys on Sundays!

the bates motel said...

such a sweetheart! happy bday caleb! glad we could celebrate w/ you guys:)!

Nuestra Familia said...

What a big boy, I love all those pictures of Caleb, he is the cutest!! The boys sleeping is so cute and Gunner keeping his brother safe, I love that! I had to click on the picture of Gunner in his tent, I couldn't find him at first. Love you guys!

Clay's gal said...

He is just adorable! My boys were just saying yesterday "We need to to see Caleb again!" I love how loving he is! Every time I have seen him he has given me a great big hug! I love that!

Melody B. said...

Oh Kari...he is a DOLL! He makes ME smile too. SO adorable!

Adam & Rachel said...

Ok my name is Rachel and I found your blog through Sherri. I remembered she told me she had a friend who also had a kid with DS so one day I looked to find you :) I have felt guilty looking and not commenting on your beautiful family. so I wanted to say hi :) My son Hayden is 7 months and I still find comfort in "meeting" other kids like him. So I hope you don't mind :) you are welcome to look at my blog if you like. Happy Birthday to your cute little guy!

Travis and Marie said...

such cute pictures. We have the same high chair that you do. ;)...I love the last picture...he's darling.

Chelsey said...

happy birthday Caleb. Love that last photo

thebigcookiefam said...

I forgot how much he used to look like your dad.... he has really grown up so much. I love that boy!

The Blakes said...

Where has the time gone? He is such a handsome boy!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

I just cracked up out loud when I saw that cherub photo. It was just so funny, and so sweet! I love when you are able to find things that are so original!

Wendi and Eric said...

Wow, Caleb is growing up fast. Happy birthday Caleb! We love you.

Jason and Shay Johnson said...

Could Caleb be any sweeter. I love the pictures of the boys sleeping together. You are such a great mom. So happy birthday Caleb and congrats on being the KING of the playground!

Alisa Larson said...

It's so cute to see the pictures of him in order, from a baby to the little boy he is now. I starting tearing up when I read how he'll come love you when you're having a rough day. Mama's need that sometimes! How sweet. Happy Birthday a little late Caleb!

The Lemmermann's said...

Caleb really is so cute!!! And of course you guys are such wonderful parents to such a special boy!!!