Monday, October 19, 2009

The Big One Year Old!

This past Saturday was Caleb's first birthday! He has had many firsts over the past week. The Monday before his birthday, he took off walking! He has not looked back since. He is all over the place but most enjoys following Austin. Friday before our trip to Greenville, we turned his car seat around and he had his first forward facing ride. It was much more eventful for us than him. He slept the entire way! Saturday he went tailgating and to his first Pirate football game. It was so cold and needless to say he was unimpressed. He did clap several times but wanted to get down and walk through the bleachers. He and I spent the 2nd half in the Pirate Club building where he took a nap. He also has had his first taste of whole milk and has decided that he does not like it cold out of the fridge. We will have to conquer this along with his protest of the sippy cup in the next week or so. He will be having his official birthday party this Sunday and we will post more pictures after that.

Austin has been doing well too. He has learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. It is kind of hard to teach him in our neighborhood due to lack of open area so he took his bike to Nana and Grandpa's for the wide open space. It did not take long at all. He also saw a baby calf pretty much right after being born. We were thankful we did not ride by several minutes earlier!

We have the costumes in place for Halloween and have lots of plans for next weekend. We will post more pictures after the party Sunday so stay tuned!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Austin is 5!

I have been meaning to post this earlier, but...

After a loooong birthday week and 3 parties, Austin is officially 5 years old. It is hard to believe that before too long he will be going to kindergarten. He had his birthday party for his friends the Sunday before his birthday. We did it at Dreamsports in Apex. It is an indoor soccer field and hockey rink. They have a soccer program there for kids and their coaches conducted the entire party. They played soccer games and ran around for about an hour before having cupcakes and opening presents. Everyone seemed to have a great time. On his actual birthday, Friday, he had a cake at school and then a cookie cake later that night. That Sunday he had cake again at his Nana and Grandpa's for that side of the family. He was very excited and was hard to control at times!

Austin is doing great in Pre-K. His only downfall is talking too much! He is doing a great job with his sight words, writing his letters and numbers, and is actually participating in art. This is a real accomplishment from the quick scribble we received last year. He is continuing to do good in soccer. He scored the first goal of their first game and then proceeded to score several more times including once in the wrong goal! He gets so excited and is an excellent cheerleader when he is not on the field. He had his 5 year check up on Friday and anyone who asks will get an ear full. He passed his hearing and eye tests for the first time at the pediatrician, did excellent during the "check up" but had a complete melt down after having his finger stuck and then having to lie on the table for the shots. He cried and cried and then proceeded to tell me that Dr Helton was pretty cool, but that nice lady in the blue shirt is not so nice and is really not cool. As we were leaving, the Doctor gave him a hug and as the nurse went to give him a high five, he turned his back to her and said they were not friends after that. He told Shane later that she really liked to give shots but he did not like getting them. Thank goodness we do not have to go back for awhile!

Caleb will be having a birthday in 2 weeks. I can't believe that I was fat as the side of a house last year this time. He is really getting a great little personality. He laughs like Woody the Woodpecker and usually has a smile on his face. He is not walking yet but pulls up on everything and cruises around pretty darn fast. We will save the rest of his news for his birthday post. Until then, stay healthy!