Caleb turned 9 on August 25th! Can't believe it was 9 years ago I had this boy!
He had a great birthday weekend. On his special day, I busted him out of school and took him to McDonald's for lunch. Then we ditched the rest of the day and sat and watched a few Disney movies together. (He has a great love for all the classic movies and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to hang out with my boy!)
That night we all went to a huge trampoline place and jumped our hearts out! Caleb was in heaven with all the trampolines! He didn't want to stop jumping!
The next day I brought ice cream in to his class. Caleb came to meet me and then headed back into his classroom. When we came in, the whole class jumped up and yelled, "Surprise!" Caleb wasn't quite sure what happened but loved the attention nonetheless!
Then on Saturday we celebrated by having a party at Peter Piper Pizza. (Note to self here: never plan a birthday party at noon on a Saturday when it's 115 degrees outside...the place will be packed!)
We had lots of family & friends come to celebrate and support Caleb.
The kiddos love the rides. Especially Breezy. She is entertained by the smallest things!
Caleb & Ms. Amanda, aka "Martin." One of Caleb's many girlfriends!
Cousin Corinne was covered in tickets. Cute girl.
While I'm bouncing between Caleb playing the games and getting pizza for our party, I find my Dad giving my baby his first taste of Coca Cola. I don't object of course, it is tradition after all!
Singing "Happy Birthday." He really enjoyed the attention he received and even waited until everyone was done singing the song before he blew out his candles. Huge stepping stone from years past.
I love how Caleb blows out his candles. He inhales then closes his mouth and blows out his nose. It sounds funny, but it's actually really cute to watch him do it. He was successful and blew out all of them! (To those that are reading this and were there that day, sorry, you probably did get a little snot mixed in with your brownies...hehehe)
Opening Presents. Caleb loved this part. Again, huge improvements from years past. To see him attend to a task like this is great!
He's a little "into" bouncy balls. Loves to bounce them all over the house. I'm unsure if he got enough?
Happy Birthday Caleb! We love you and are so proud of you for all the accomplishments you have made this past year. You are one in a million buddy. Your smile brightens my day. You remind me to slow down and enjoy the moments of life that will be gone in a blink of an eye. We love your sweet personality. We love your squeal and your laugh. You have a natural ability to love unconditionally. Thank you for teaching me patience and for giving me your famous hugs at times I need them most. We hope you had a great birthday! We love you so much!!!! xoxoxo
Love, Mom & Dad