Sunday, October 23, 2011

Getting Caught Up

I am a little behind in blogging.  Here is what we have been up to the past two weeks......

Last weekend Papa and Sharon came to visit again.  My Aunt Linda, his sister, turned 60 on October 14th.  In addition to coming to visit Caleb, my daddy surprised his older sister by coming into town to celebrate with her.  He along with his brother and 4 sisters were all at dinner for the big Happy Birthday surprise.

Caleb showing his belly off at dinner!

Before he left on Sunday he made us fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, and rolls.  Caleb loved every bit of it.  Between him and Alex there was not much left over:)

Papa, Sharon, and Caleb. Papa is such a proud Grandpa.  It makes me so happy to know that Caleb has so many people in his life that love him so much.

Caleb had his first bloody nose.  He fell at school while on the playground.  This turned into a pretty nasty bruise that made him have a black eye.  I did not think at the time to take a picture of it:(

Along with his first black eye, Caleb is learning so fast.  I can't even begin to tell all the things he can do.  It seems like everyday he can do or say something new.  It is absolutely amazing.  I wish I could push the pause button so I can take it all in and enjoy everything he is learning.  I know all moms say this, but he is so smart.

Alex and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on October 20th.  We have been together for 12 years and married for 4.  Talk about how time flies.  I thank God everyday that he put such a great man in my life.  We actually got to go on a date on Friday.  A dear friend of mine with her daughter came to babysit.  She text me around 8pm and told me Caleb was in bed.  I was shocked!!  Well, we get home a little after 9:30pm and he is up all smiles.  I guess he had her fooled.  She did say that she would babysit once a month for us, so it must not have been so bad.  She also commented on how smart he was:)

We finally made it to the pumpkin patch despite all the mud from Saturday's rain.  Even with all the mud Caleb had a blast.  Here are a couple of pictures of our day at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina, TX.
 He actually sat still for this picture.

Just like his toy tractor...he loved this.
2ft tall
Posing with him pumpkin like a proud little boy.
Apparently the stranger we asked did not realize Caleb needed to be looking at the camera as well, thanks anyways.

Caleb choosing his pumpkin!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Timeout and Weekends

I am not sure how young is too young for time out.  This past week Caleb bit another child at school and his teachers put on his form he got time out.  I was a little shocked by this, thinking he was way to young for time out and who was daycare to be putting my baby in time out.  After talking with my calmer, more level headed husband I got over it.  The next day Caleb and I get home and were playing, and he bit me!!  I thought what the heck I'll give this time out thing a shot.  I put him in a "time out" spot, and to my surprise he sat there without a fuss.  When Alex got home later that evening I told Caleb to show Daddy where time out was. He went right back to that spot.  Is this a sign that my son is spending a lot of time in time out at school, or is this a sign he is extremely smart and catches on well????  To be continued......

Again I have to say how much I love the weekends.  Being a working mom, the weekends are a time that I cherish greatly.  Caleb is growing so fast, and I want every extra minute I have to be spent with him and Alex.   We had another busy weekend spent with visiting family from out of town. On Friday night we went to my cousin Andrew's football game and Saturday we were at Burleson Founders Day.  Here is a picture reel to sum it up.....

Caleb LOVES books. This is him at the football game reading a book with my cousin Aaron.  This was one of the sweetest moments ever.  Aaron just loved that Caleb wanted to sit in his lap and read.

Andrew, Aaron's brother, is a freshman at St. Andrew's school in Austin.  He is the starting quarterback on varsity.  We are very proud of him and excited for the bright future he has.   This is Caleb and Andrew after the game at Dallas Episcopal.  Cute, they both have the same hair do:)

Dancing with Daddy at Burleson Founder's Day. Alex had to go work at his Health Source booth so Caleb and I tagged along.

I am sure Caleb would love to have a puppy, but Mommy and Daddy say NO WAY!

His first carnival ride with Aiden.  These were actually death traps because they were so old.  I can't believe that I let him get on it.  I don't think he was too impressed.

This kid loves animals.

This is what he does to Lilly.  A calf might not like it as much:)

Say "cheese" for the cowboys.

Caleb with Jesse.

Time for Rangers and Aggies!!  We hope to go to the pumpkin patch tomorrow.  Stay tuned.......

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Surprise Visit

I love the weekends!!! I have the BEST family in the entire world.  Most of our extended family live in and around the Austin area.  This weekend we were very lucky to see several of our family members.  On Friday night Mimi, Aunt Connie, Uncle Mace, and Macayla were in town visiting my cousin Miles who moved to Dallas this past summer for a job.  Alex, Caleb, and I went to Miles's apartment in down town Dallas and met everyone there.  From there we went to dinner at Primos on Mckinney Ave.  It was great food and even better company.

Caleb Peek-A-Boo - Here is a link to a facebook post of Caleb playing Peek-A-Boo with the table cloth at Primos.

Saturday I drove to Abilene to visit my Great Uncle Dean and Great Aunt Sue.  I met Aunt Mary in Eastland and rode with her the rest of the way.  Several of us met in Abilene including my dad.  After lunch we were all going to go our seperate ways to head back home. Some going to Belton, some to Austin, some to Waco, and me back to Dallas.  I was joking with my dad about how he should just come back to Dallas for the night (which would end up being over 3 hours out of his way).  Well, he did!!!  He is such a wonderful Papa that he would go that much out of his way to spend a couple of hours with his grandson.  We got back to my house around 7 Saturday night and he left around 11 Sunday morning.  Now that is love.  Caleb showed off all his tricks and Papa loved it.
Papa got a spot cut off his nose:(  We put a bandaid on Caleb's nose so they could be twins.  Lesson learned: Always wear sunscreen!!!!

Sharon, Caleb, and Papa

What a busy weekend we had at the Klein house hold.  We are so blessed with such wonderful family.