Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
It seems very obvious to us that we now have a two-year-old based solely on the monumental increase in usage of this word on a daily basis. New word of the day, week, month? ....Hopefully not for the entire year!!
On the other hand, as language is continuing to evolve and increase, there are so many cute, funny, and interesting things that we enjoy hearing come out of Caleb's mouth. Here are a few:
Caleb has started saying his own name, sort of... "Ca-ba" (pronounced que-ba). It started mostly from talking about Caleb Elson :)
Me: Caleb, do you remember how old you are now?
Me: Do you know how old mommy is?
We were trying to get Caleb wound down for bed a few nights ago, and he was in the living room standing by his toys. I told him to say goodnight to his toys so we could get in bed, and he walked over to Mack (a multi-car transporter from the Cars movies), leaned over towards the truck, and said 'Goodnight Mack', as if he were saying it to his friend. So cute.
Several recent pictures of Mr. Caleb the 2-yr-old:
|Caleb the Frenchman? (a chocolate mustache)|
Friday, July 27, 2012
What a cool place. I saw this place on the news a few months ago, and it is definitely somewhere we will be returning to! They have a real ambulance, police car, police motorcycle, semi-mini firetruck (big, but not full sized), city bus, helicopter, mini grocery store complete with all sorts of food and a cash register, bank, post office, veterinarian office, farm equipment, an art room, and more, and everything is for the kids to climb on and play inside. We went with Amy Elson, Becky Harper, and all the little ones, and it was definitely a fun morning!
|Caleb Elson the farmer :)|
|He always finds the dump trucks and tractors. This one was especially cool because it has the digger and dump truck part all in one truck.|
|Playing house inside a miniature wooden house|
|The wheels on the bus go round and round...|
|Inside the fire truck|
|Kaitlyn Harper wanted to give us a puppet show :)|
|First time painting on paper with paint (although in this picture it was on the hand more than on the paper)|
|As you can see he quickly found out how fun it was to run his fingers around on the wet paper and paint his hands, too.|
|"Show mommy your hand Caleb". After this picture a finger went into his mouth to 'taste' the paint. Yuck.|
|First time with Playdough. Going to have to make some of this at home...|
|His first masterpiece|
|A Sunday lunch with Nana Gigi|
|Caleb walking Gio and Bella|
|Cycle Fest in Downtown Lodi|
|First trip to the Farmer's Market this summer, and first one ever for Landon|
|Washing his truck like daddy...|
|Trying to stay cool on a (rare) hot afternoon this July|
|Caleb wouldn't do it by himself, but he had a blast jumping and flying like a torpedo through the water with Jimmy|
(Video of Jimmy and Caleb running through the Seal spray):
|Going for a ride on the Walters' boat. You can see that Caleb was quite excited about it! He even got to see a train go over the trestle above us on the river, which he loved.|
|Landon's first boat ride! Having fun with 'Uncle Eli'|
....More to come soon....
Monday, July 16, 2012
We took Caleb to the Sacramento Zoo at the end of June, thinking that he is interested enough in animals and probably at a good age for seeing animals in person and enjoying it. Well, he wasn't so into it. Light breakfast + 45 minute drive + no hands-on interaction = tired toddler who wanted to go home :( Landon, as usual, was just happy to be along for the ride as he sipped on his bottle in the stroller.
|This was my favorite exhibit. There is a viewing platform and you can get pretty close to the giraffes. |
They are such cool animals!
What Caleb did like was 'driving' the animal car, as well as riding (two times) on the animal carousel...
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Today was Caleb's second birthday, and what a great day it turned out to be!
This morning Caleb slept in a bit (anything past 6:30am these days is considered great), a treat we haven't had for at least a month, and it seemed to give the day a good start...
The theme of Caleb's party was Toy Story, since Caleb is loving that trilogy these days... If you ask him who his favorite character is, he will usually say "Wooty!", with a big smile and lots of enthusiasm. But then we will randomly hear him say something that took us a long time to figure out... "...a-beeya!!" (translated: "...and beyond!", just like Buzz Lightyear says). I think he just loves the movies, regardless of any favorite character. So I made what I told him was a 'special birthday outfit and birthday hat' to dress him like Woody. Most of the outfit didn't stay on long enough for me to even get a good picture of it, but I think you can get the idea from this series of pictures below... I was proud of my project, and he looked so darn cute when it was all on :)