Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Bubble Gum

Last week Caleb was introduced to his first piece of bubble gum. I sat down and had a piece, demonstrating how to chew and not swallow. We talked all about it first, then I nervously gave him his piece. He did great! It was SO cute to see that bulge in his cheek as he worked on chewing it... I made him stay right by me until he was done, which was about 5 minutes, then he spit it out in the wrapper, just like I had shown him. I don't think we're ready to try it in the car yet (where he usually sees Mommy have it and asks for some), but it was a good beginning. My little boy is growing up. When do I start finding bugs in his pockets?


Most mornings, Caleb eats oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast. (some of the healthiest food he eats, so I try not to stray from the habit). Yesterday, as I gave him the oatmeal he said, "hot?", which it sometimes is, so I checked and then said, "no, its just warm", and he responded with "warm and cozy". (which is the phrase we use when he's wrapped up in his towel after a bath). Very cute!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Doctor Appt.

Caleb had his 2 year check up last week. He is almost 3 feet tall and weighs 27 lbs. He was very good while we were there and was very polite to the doctor and nurse. He didn't even cry when he got a shot! What a big boy!!!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Swim Lessons

This week and last, Caleb's been taking swim lessons (a parent/child class) at Chaffey College. He was a bit apprehensive at first, but has really grown a lot more comfortable in the water. He's become very good at jumping in off the edge! They have a cute little song we sing and he does it along with everyone, hand motions and singing too. Very cute. I'm very proud of him!

He also thoroughly enjoyed himself at the high school pool party last night. Daddy had him in the pool for most of the night. Even Aidan enjoyed being in the water for about 30 minutes.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

I scare you!

Lately, when Caleb gets startled, especially some days when I open his bedroom door after a nap, he says, "I scare you!", instead of "you scared me!" Very cute!

Friday, July 21, 2006

First Tooth!

Aidan was very grumpy this morning... and after lunch I discovered his first tooth!!! Hooray! It's not one of the normal "first" ones either, its on the bottom left. I guess he's really going to be someone who goes against the flow!

Hug Me

Last night when Grandma came to babysit, Caleb greeted her as she walked in the door by saying a phrase rather adamantly, only we couldn't figure it out at first. Finally, he got down and walked toward her and we understood. He was saying, "hug me!". How's that for a greeting? What a sweetheart!!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Catching up...

Its been a long while... and I'll probably miss some key/cute things that have happened, but I'll do my best...
First a scary one... the Monday before we went to PA, I took the boys to this neat Kid's Beach (Seaside Lagoon) in Redondo Beach with some friends. Unfortunately, while there, we had a heart-stopping experience when I looked up from settling Aidan in the sand, to see Caleb tripping in the knee deep water. He choked on several mouthfuls before I got to him (he was too panicked to regain his footing). He was okay, but quite shaken, as was I... For the rest of the day, he didn't want much to do with the water. And has been talking about the incident repeatedly ever since. "I fall in the water"... We remind him that he was just like Captain Feathersword in his video, and that mommy was right there, and that he was okay... I think reinventing the memory has started to help... And yesterday, he actually went swimming with Uncle Andy and loved it... So that was a huge relief...

It was so fun to see him get reacquainted with his PA family... He had a lot of fun there and still asks for them almost daily, even for Chewy.

A few new things he started saying... "See you Later", "How you doing?" (sounding a lot like Joey from friends) (and when you respond and ask him how he's doing, he says "doing good".) One fave new word is "interesting". And he has started randomly breaking into the "if you're happy and you know it" song...
He LOVED being the center of attention for his birthday! He adored being sung to, and still sings the happy birthday song to himself now and then. He loved opening presents, eating cupcakes, etc... what a party animal!

Grandma Joy took him to see a bunch of Harley Motorcycles, which excited him to no end, and last night, he got to sit on several motorcycles at Andy's house.

Aidan's newest feats...

he is rolling over; every which way... (from a little over 3 months), and is even starting to sit up with support from the boppy, or his arms (tripod style). He seems to be advancing thru milestones more quickly than Caleb did.

He started rice cereal, and loves it, but of course, he's quite an eater...

He recently found his toes, and will reach for/grab anything in sight, esp. my hair.

I think he's teething... as he has not been quite himself lately... poor guy...