Monday, October 7, 2013

Caleb's First Birthday!

Walking boy!
 Caleb is such a big boy now! He is walking across the room but he still crawls a lot. It was so fun to give him strawberries and pineapple on his birthday. He HATED his cake but Jacob got a few smiles out of him by playing peekaboo behind me.

He is a climber. He will climb onto the couch, his brother's bed, up steps at the park. He can climb onto and off of his rocking horse and rocking chair. He loves to rock and be rocked. He still gets rocked before nap and bed time but not always to sleep.

He is teething right now. He has 4 total, two bottom center, one top center and one top side.

If he had his way he would only eat blueberries and drink tons of milk.

He loves his brother. He loves to wrestle. He loves to be sung to and he has the cutest dance moves; there is the Caleb bop and the Caleb shuffle (and all the ballet stuff he just randomly does). He loves spoons; in fact, he loves any utensil we are willing to give him. He does pretty good spoon feeding himself for a one year old. He also colors/scribbles well. He loves to play roll the ball.

"Mama" is still his favorite word and slight variations can mean "milk" or "more". He tries to say "slide" but it comes out more like "sli..." Sometimes he will crawl around shushing us but sounding a bit like a snake. He loves to point and shout at things but most of the time we still have no idea what he is saying. (And I'm really okay with that because Archie is very understandable these days and I figure that he spends at least 4 hours a day talking about tractors.)

Gifts that he received this year include: 2 baby silverware sets (he takes them in the bath, crawls with them all over the house and sometimes sleeps with a spoon); popping toy (perfect for the new walker); a hammer that makes noise; a plastic menagerie from uncle Adam; a German Hippo game from aunt Donica; a couple of new balls; books and a couple of new toy trains.

Rocking boy!
He had so much fun tearing off little tiny pieces of paper from his gifts.

First taste of birthday cake.

"A whole cake just for me!?!?"
"I will get that blueberry."

Playing peek-a-boo with Papa.

And a bunch more photos because I couldn't resist:

This face is a more accurate representation of his feelings about the cake.

"This frosting tastes funny and it's sticky. I think I'll just wipe it on the backdrop. What? I'm adorable."

The stats! He is normal! Well he is down to the 96th percentile for both weight and length!

At birth he was 8 lbs 15 oz, 19 inches.
At two months he was 15 lbs 9 oz, 24.25 inches.
At four months he was 19 lbs 15oz, 27.5 inches.
At six months he was 23lbs 1 oz, 28 inches.
*He was up to 25lbs at 8 months just before he started crawling.*
At nine months he was 24 lbs, 30.5 inches.
At his one year check up he was 26lbs 1oz, 32 inches.

1 comment:

  1. Still weighs more than Kate! Since Archie loves tractors so much it must be a sign you should come visit. Plus, we have a Bavarian village not too far away. Its not quite Germany, but it sure is easier to get too.