Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Caleb!

I don't even know where to begin. 1 year and 9 months ago we found out that baby number 3 was on the way. SURPRISE! We had decided that 2 was a good number, got rid of all of the baby and maternity things and were a happy little family. We didn't know that our family was missing a vital piece. The thought of doing it all again took a little getting used to but we started to get really excited. When we found out we were having a boy I felt like it was just meant to be. My oldest had the special first spot. My middle had the special only girl spot and along came the last and the baby spot. He arrived 3 weeks early, much to the dismay of my mom who really wanted to be here! His siblings adored him immediately and we can't imagine life without him. Yes, it is crazy sometimes. But I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love watching them interact and learn from each other. Sibling lessons, things I can't teach. I've watched Isaac become mature and responsible. Livi is the perfect little mommy to her brother. Caleb is a gem. He seems like so much more of a baby than my other 2 at this age. I think it is because I am letting him really live that role! He is slowly gaining that independence that is sure to come but I must say that I am absolutely loving having a baby! Slow down. Stay little forever. Happy Birthday little Sugar Bean!
This morning we just played. He got some new toys at his party yesterday and had a lot of fun trying them out today.

I made hats for the party. . .
But Caleb wasn't very fond of his.

With the passing of the year comes the flipping of the car seat! He is sleepily watching for his big brother out the window. He kept looking at me-quite amazed that now he can really watch me drive.

We went to an Italian restaurant for a family dinner and Caleb wanted nothing to do with opening presents. His siblings were happy to help him out.

The spaghetti, however, was a HUGE hit!

Man, oh man, did he want that cake! We had special cupcakes yesterday, so today I just bought a small cake. He recognized that sugar right away and couldn't wait to get it in this mouth!

This is my competition. Daddy always has the video camera in hand and I am always hollering-"Did you get that on the camera too?!"
Favorite family tradition. Naked time before the bath. He loves to watch his brother and sister run around and be silly. He can almost keep up!
And what day would be complete without stories and snuggles with mommy. Thanks honey for snapping this shot. Happy Birthday Baby!! I can't wait to see what your future holds!


Anna said...

So did you take your finger off the shutter to enjoy cake???

Love that last shot...beautiful and intimate.

Robert said...

What a treasure. Children truly are a blessing from the Lord. Thanks for sharing these precious moments.

fishing guy said...
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fishing guy said...

Lacey: Great pictures of a fun party. Caleb looks like he is enjoying the pasta to no end.

Thanks for the visits, I enjoyed having you to my blog.

Jeanne Damoff said...

These are so sweet! Caleb has such an expressive face. The last shot is especially precious.

anoop said...

real nice snaps! its tough to shoot small kids...and uve done it very well