Thursday, August 27, 2009

I have a 7 year old!

This past Tuesday Caleb turned 7. I can't believe that I have a 7 year old. I feel old. Little Caleb has brought so much good into our lives. It was a surprise to know that our first born would have Down syndrome, but we wouldn't take Caleb any other way. He is an amazing little boy with so much love to offer. He gives the best hugs and kisses and his smile still melts my heart.

Here's a few pictures of our little guy through the years:

His first smile with his proud Grandma Cook (2 weeks old):

You can't see the logo in this picture, but he was wearing an AZ Cardinals jacket at just 5 months old. Daddy started training his boy to be a fan at an early age!
Age 1:

18 months (I love this picture, he's so big!)

Age 2 with Dad & Mom:

Age 3: (when he started preschool)

Age 4:

Age 5: First day of Kindergarden!

Age 6:

Age 7!

We love you cute Caleb! Happy Birthday!!



14 comments:

Dawny P said...

Oh happy happy birthday Caleb. Have a great birthday little fella. With love and hugs all the way from England xxx Fabulous pictures Kari - thank you for sharing them with us. That smile is so precious - just like your wonderful little boy xxx

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday, Caleb! It seems like it was just a couple years ago that Kristin proudly told me of the birth of her first nephew. Could 7 whole years really have passed since then?! So fun to see cute pictures of your firstborn throughout the years, Kari.

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Caleb!!! Love all the photos!

The Driggs said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! I love the picture updates....it's like I am watching him grow right before my eyes! Seven years old. Wow. I remember the day he was born. Time sure flies when you're having fun...and busy!

Anna said...

He is a darling boy...you can tell he is full of so much light and purity. :)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Caleb!!!!!

Tina said...

What a great boy!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Look at your fancy schmancy new page!! I love it. I am glad that life feels normal.

Nuestra Familia said...

Happy Caleb, he is so big and handsome! I've never seen that picture of him smiling so early, it's the cutest picture.

Grandma and Grandpa cook said...

What darling pictures of our sweet happy Caleb. It was so fun to watch each year of life. We love you Caleb! Happy Birthday again!

Kelly said...

Happy late Bday! What a cute little baby he was! And he is such a cutie now! We love hie SMILE!

Candice said...

Wow, I can't believe Caleb is 7! I remember when he was just a little tyke in nursery! What a precious little boy he is! your other 2 kids are getting so big and so cute too!

Melissa Bosen said...

Caleb is such a cute kid! I am in love with his newborn picture and love him in the little tux too. Happy Bday Caleb!

DeAnn said...

What a doll. Our first has Down Syndrome as well. Colby just graduated from High School here in St. George. We love having our peace maker first.
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