Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving & ALOHA

Thanksgiving dinner is over, company has left, bags are packed and we just checked the weather in Hawaii and it's mid-80s in the days, high 60s at night.

Back to blogging when we get back! Don't forget to vote for Cal on www.kube93.com (see post below) if you haven't already.

reading a book with granny and dad after a good dinner

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vote for Cal... AGAIN!!

Thanks to everyone who voted in Round 1. With all the votes, Callahan made it to round 2!!! Please help keep Cal’s dream alive and VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN!! You have to vote by this Friday evening.

** Click HERE to vote in round 2 (or you can go to www.kube93.com and follow instructions)
** Click VOTE
** Select Callahan H, then enter your email address, then click on “vote for your favorite baby”
** Then check your email and confirm your vote by clicking on the “click here to vote’ link. You HAVE to do this for your vote to count.

You can only vote once per email address, BUT if you have multiple emails, vote from the different addresses. To do so on the same computer you have to delete your 'cookies.'

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Apple Cup, First (early) Thanksgiving

Cal says "Go Cougs"

First Thanksgiving meal - he LOVED it The fam

Oopsies

Since Cal's mobility has kicked into high gear the last couple of weeks, he's been getting a little banged up. He was waking up from a nap and when I went to get him I caught him doing crib "gymnastics." During his crib routine he must have some how whacked his face. This is where a video monitor would come in handy... I put an ice pack on the bumps and he was as good as new a little later, looking good to play with his friend Emily.



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Family pics

We had Cal's pics/family pics taken a couple weeks ago, by the very talented Mary Collier (MKC Photography). Click here to see the photos.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

He's a big guy

We went to the doc today for Cal's 9 month check up. Here's how he measured up:

  • weight: 23 lbs 11 oz - 88%

  • height: 31.5" - off the charts

  • head circum. - 98%

  • Cal's favorite new game is opening drawers & cabinets and digging for treasures (we're in the process of baby proofing).

    Vote for Cal!

    We entered Callahan in KUBE 93’s Baby Battle contest for the cutest kid. You have to vote for him – it’s easy – and you have to vote BY this Friday. I included instructions below.
    • Click here to vote: Voting Page! Or you can go to www.kube93.com and follow the instructions
    • Cal is in Gallery Group 1
    • Click “vote” for Gallery Group 1
    • Select Callahan H, then enter your email address, then click on “vote for your favorite baby”
    • Then check your email and confirm your vote by clicking on the “click here to vote’ link. You HAVE to do this for your vote to count.

    To see Cal’s pic, under the Gallery Group 1, click on the Ba-Ce. He’s #36.

    You can only vote once in this round, per email address. But if you have multiple emails, vote from the different addresses. To do so on the same computer you have to delete your ‘cookies’ but it’s easy and tells you how to do so at the top of the Web page.

    Go Cal!!

    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Thank you Barney

    Ian and I were taken out by what we think was the flu and literally were on our deathbeds Saturday. There’s nothing worse than two really sick parents trying to take care of a 9 month old. It was brutal. Fortunately, Cal was a trooper and kept himself pretty entertained with his toys. And, we can’t thank Gram & Pop enough for the Barney’s Halloween Party DVD they got Cal. We popped this in for the first time and Cal was mesmerized. He’s not really into TV but he was smitten with Barney.
    watching Barney, seriously mesmerized...

    Suzie decided to get in on the Barney action

    Crawling fool

    Every since Friday night, Cal's been on the move. Now that he's crawling, I kinda miss the days of immobility cause he's into everything. Here's a quick glimpse at the crawling man. Many more video to come.

    video

    Friday, November 14, 2008

    Officially a crawler

    Breaking news: Cal FINALLY started crawling. After weeks of getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth he figured it out. He's been getting around for the last couple months by rolling, scooting, pulling, army crawling, etc. and just never showed any interest in actually crawling but he's officially a crawler now.

    Here are some random pics from around the house this week.

    trying to be like mom and drink coffee

    not too sure about his new pack

    she doesn't leave his side during the day

    getting ready for a play date and this was the binki Cal wanted to use (I got him to switch in the car)

    cooking while mom cooks

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    9 Months

    Our little man is 9 months today! I say “little man” cause this is really what he is becoming more and more every day – his baby characteristics are turning into little boy traits.

    Some updates on Cal: he thinks clapping his hands is so funny, loves giving high fives, loves when we cheer for him and clap our hands, prefers standing over sitting, peek-a-boo is his favorite game, loves when mommy sings funny songs (i.e. wheels on the bus), Suzie is his best friend, tries to roll and wiggle away during diaper changes, he toots a lot, has 6 teeth, he’s the happiest little kid I’ve ever seen, loves his mom and dad very much, is extremely ticklish – you barely have to touch him to make him double over with laughter, his two favorite words are “dada” and “gee”, absolutely loves taking a bath and splashing, loves fruit and finger foods that he can feed himself, is very observant and loves to talk.


    there's those teeth (click pic to make it bigger to see fangs)
    sometimes one binki just isn't enough

    Saturday, November 8, 2008

    What a day!

    Cal's 5th tooth broke through. Hallelujah for no more fangs... although they are pretty funny (if you haven't seen Cal recently, his top two fang teeth came in before his front middle teeth). He started clapping today and gets super excited every time he claps, which is all the time. And he *started* waving (his wave still needs some work).

    Here's a little taste of Cal's dancing, clapping and giving high 5's (which he LOVES).

    video

    Friday, November 7, 2008

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008

    Making his dad proud

    For some reason he's fascinated with Coors Light cans... Maybe it's because he sees his daddy often delighting in them (wink wink).

    binki or beer?

    the beer won

    Monday, November 3, 2008

    our little fish

    Cal's practicing his strokes in the bathtub in preparation for Hawaii. He gets completely nutty in the bath (in a good way) and wanted to play/splash around on his tummy in the bath last night.

    Welcome to the blogging world sis!

    http://www.hakensen.blogspot.com/

    Sunday, November 2, 2008

    More Halloween fun

    Happy Tigger

    Out trick-or-treating. We didn't do any door-to-door action, just walked around with all the kids. Wearing Elizabeth Swan's (Logan) pirate hat
    Admiring Lo's scary teeth