Friday, February 27, 2009

Book + Bath = Terror

Two of Cal's favorite things are books and tub time.

Exhibit AI've had my eye on a bath book at Right Start cause I thought Cal would love having a book he could take in the tub.

Exhibit B
So on one of my many trips to the uber-Right Start closeout sale, I bought it. Well, Cal HATED it. This thing caused two nights of complete TERROR in the bath. After a process of elimination on why Cal was hating taking a bath, we figured out it all started the night we gave him is book. It's now locked up in the closet. Lesson to be learned - two great things don't always work well together.

He's a funny one.

I was in the dining room working and I went to check on Cal in the living room and this is how I found him. He pulled his car up to the window, got in, shut the door and was staring outside.
He loves snuggling with his Barney when watching Barney.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Someone has figured out how to get his way....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weekend fun

My sis/family were in town this weekend and there's nothing Cal loves more than having company over. (Not sure why blogger's making some of my pics look over exposed..They're not like this on the camera/computer.)

bed head

Cal has very little hair so when his wispy bouffant gets a little crazy, I thinks it's just precious.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More car, Poor suzie

We had a rough night last night. Cal’s been going through a kind of needy stage where he wants to be held… A LOT. Not sure if it’s a phase or maybe he’s getting sick. Anyway I was trying to cook dinner, and browning meat and holding a kid don’t go hand-in-hand. The only thing that kept him content long enough for me to whip up some tacos was chilling in his car in the kitchen. The only downside to the car is he’s figured out the effectiveness of throwing a tantrum to get us to push him around the house.
So after a trying night with Cal, I go to let the dogs in and Suzie looks up at me with a bulging eye. It partially popped out again but not as bad as the previous incidents. Fortunately, Ian was home this time to help “pop” it back in. No emergency vet visit for us last night since this is becoming second nature, but she didn't have to go tot he dr. today. She milked it for all it was worth and cozied up on the couch and then snuggled up in our bed for the night. The price you pay for some attention….

Monday, February 16, 2009

check out my wheels

Cal got this sweet ride for his b-day and he's obsessed. The car is supposed to stay outside but right now it's parked in the middle of our living room. He spends the better part of the day in it... He even escaped from the bath last night to go for a ride.

sausage fest 09

To some being arm deep in 400+ pounds of sausage may be a bit odd, but I do have to admit, it's a pretty good time.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Big Guy

Cal had his 1-year check-up today and he's still huge. The doc said around this age kids usually start leveling off and don't grow as much, but that's not the case with our kiddo. The growth chart for most kids should curve, Cal's goes straight up.

Height: 33 in. (99%)
Weight: 27 lbs. 12 oz. (96%)
Cal's new big kid stuff
making dad proud

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy 1 year! What a year...

It seems like just yesterday we got a call from the hospital at 6:00 a.m. saying they were ready for us to come in and have a baby. We threw our stuff together, said adios to the dogs and were in the car by 7:30 rushing to the hospital in fear that labor & delivery would be full by the time we got there. I was induced at 9:00 a.m. and 10 hours later I was holding my beautiful and healthy baby boy in my arms.

What an incredible journey this year has been. Cal has brought more joy and smiles to our lives than we could have ever thought possible.

I can’t believe my baby is 1! Happy birthday kiddo!
minutes old

3 months
6 months
9 months
1 YEAR!! B-day dinner at Red Robin

he hears them coming to sing "Happy, Happy Birthday"
Cal got totally embarrassed when the gang sang to him. He put his head down and wouldn't look up till they were done
his new love, ice cream
He also decided walking is cool again. He can do a good 6-8 steps when focused.
we'll try to get a better, non-sideways video another night this week

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I finally made my way through the zillion pics we took at Cal's 1st birthday party on Sunday. Cal had a great time, we had a great time. I still can't believe our kiddo is 1 tomorrow.

modeling his new hawks hat

admiring his new goodies

stopping to take a snack break

make a wish

a little unsure about his cake, at first

but then he got the hang of it and shoved his face like it was his job we finally had to take the cake away cause I'm certain he would have ate the whole thing. Here's the aftermath. cousinsCal & Charlie
Cal & Hailey

Cal & Emily

He'll be taking his act on tour