Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY CALEB... a few days late:)

I JUST LOVED MY DARK SKINNED, DARK HAIRED BABY BOY


CAN'T YOU SEE HOW HAPPY CALEB WAS TO HAVE BABY ANNA HERE? HE WAS SITTING IN THE BACK JUST GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR.
SORRY, I AM NOT THE MOST COMPUTER SAVVY PERSON, I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO POST A CROPPED PHOTO WITHOUT GETTING ALL THE WHITE ON THERE TOO:)


I LOVE THIS PICTURE MY FRIEND BECKY GAVE ME OF CALEB AND I AT CICI'S . I HAD NO IDEA THEY WERE TAKING THE PICTURE. BUT IT CLEARLY CAUGHT THE FACT THAT CALEB IS CONSTANTLY SAYING THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE OR LAUGH. LAST YEAR AT THE SEMINARY, WE ATE THERE LOTS OF WEDNESDAYS WITH BECKY'S FAMILY AND THEIR 6 KIDS...KIDS EAT FREE ON WEDNESDAYS:)

THIS IS TOTALLY CALEB...CONSTANTLY IN MOTION. A FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN I WENT OUT FOR A RUN, I TOLD CALEB HE NEEDED TO READ TO ANNA AND JO. WHEN I CAME HOME THERE HE WAS LITERALLY READING ON THE TRAMP WHILE THEY WERE ALL JUMPING.



I AM NOT SURE IF YOU CAN SEE CALEB'S BIRTHMARK ON HIS FACE. IT PRETTY MUCH COVERS 1/2 OF ONE SIDE. CALEB HAS SUCH A SWEET SPIRIT, IT HAS NEVER BOTHERED HIM. ONE DAY AT THE SEMINARY A KID TOLD HIM THAT HE LOOKED LIKE AN OREO. CALEB JUST LAUGHED. THE OTHER DAY I TOLD HIM THAT WHEN I LOOK AT HIM, I DON'T EVEN SEE IT. THE BIGGEST SMILE CAME ACROSS HIS FACE.
I cant believe my second born is 10. Like I said above Caleb is constantly in motion. We have always called him the "TEXAS TORNADO" He is all boy and loves most sports. The poor boy tends to leave a path of destruction around the house... he just can't help it, he is always moving and knocking things over. He has grown so much, he realized his lack of self-control and asked to have that put on the family prayer board for over a year. He is hilarious and very kind hearted. He is a baby lover and a great big brother. He is not the most emotional kid, but when he is hurting, he is REALLY hurting, and you can just see it eating him up on the inside. He is very self-motivated and a hard worker. He is amazing with Math problems... he can do things in his head that there is NO WAY I could figure out. He cracks us all up.


We are so blessed to have this little guy as a part of our family. We thank God for giving us the precious gift of Caleb.




6 comments:

carlotta said...

Happy birthday, Caleb! We love you and are so glad that you are part of our lives.
Love,
The Tiews

Rachel said...

I don't know you, Caleb, but I can see your amazing spirit shining through your contagious smile.


Sara,
I hope you're doing okay. I thought about you a lot over the w/e and on Sunday. I hope you're retreat was a good time. Blessings!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! Hope it was a great one!!!

And yes, Sara, how was your retreat?

Tonya

Rachel said...

Sara - Sorry to hear that you had to endure that during your retreat. The only thing I can think of is that God was using your pain to help this woman understand how precious her son is and also how hard it is to be missing a baby. She may not realize this until she has another experience and is then reminded of you and Samuel. Three of the couples at Faith's Lodge were expecting their 2nd babies. It was hard at first, but once I learned that they had all lost their first children to SIDS, I knew I could be happy for their pregnancies. To be honest, I think it was a bit hard for them to be around me as I have living children and also because now they're probably concerned about having a stillborn baby next. One of the couple's son died just hours after birth from SIDS though he was perfectly healthy when he was born. Life is HARD! I keep praying for you too, dear friend! That God would grant you the desires of your heart, this side of Heaven.

Ryane said...

CALEB!!!! My special Caleb,
Happy Birthday and I def thought about you on Monday!! I love all of my cousins, but you have always been special to me, I think I relate to you most. I also see a lot of the same qualities in you, that I hope my children have. Love you buddy!!! Hows the jaw breaker??!?!
Cousin RyRy

Eric Hutchison said...

I showed a pic of your family to both college age sister in laws and they both mentioned immediately what a cute kid Caleb was.