Monday, March 17, 2014

Caleb 17 Months

So this post is a bit late, but that's life.
Caleb is 17 months!! 

If you were wondering, I was hired to take monthly updates of a baby who is 8 months old now. His mom had a 12 month frame and after a few months of trying on her own, wanted to make sure she got at least one good photo each month. It has been so fun to take pictures of this little guy and his mom has been coming up with really fun themes/props which she mostly leaves at my house for me and my kids to use (AWESOME) and Caleb's 2nd year has gotten a little prop-y since. I am really loving the St. Patrick's day stuff she brought over and left. I may even do St Patrick's Day Minis next year. Maybe. 

Anyways.... Caleb! He is such a sweet boy and brings us so much joy. He loves playing with his brother and eating. Since he hasn't been saying too much and when he does he says it not very clearly, we decided to have his speech tested to see if he needed help. They came and tested everything and he tested highest in his fine motor skills and well in gross motor but was at 10-11 month old for speech. So he qualified for the program. I am excited to learn what I can do to help the little guy out. He is trying to communicate but it's still so hard for him. I think he was trying to say "brother" the other day and he makes the "ba" sound when ever we read books. It will be great to communicate with him and know what he wants.

Oh and Happy St. Patrick's Day! This morning Caleb went straight to playing with the T-ball set rather than asking for milk or food.  :) 

I love this bow-tie!

Caleb grabbed this and went back for more photos.


Pointing out our incredible picture window (it's BIG and goes all the way to the floor). I might have to add picture window to the list of must have's for the new house.
Missing his hats.
reading with Papa later that day
blossoms on our pear tree

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Archie's 3rd Birthday

Archie is 3 now!!
We did a tractor/dinosaur theme party. So before his party we went to the farm and ranch museum and the science museum for pictures and to hang out with friends! I printed some of these to have on the wall at his party.

We drove up to grandma's house the evening of his birthday. He got to open presents that night!

 Playing T-ball the next day.

Because March snuck up on me and we went to grandma's house, we had his birthday party a week late. Here are some pics from that.
He had been asking for a tractor cake pulling a wagon full of pepperoni. So this is what I came up with. We only have so many pizza pans and oven racks so only some of the pizza was homemade.

dino cupcakes

Archie went mostly for gumballs when the pinata opened.

After about 20 tries, he finally blew his candles out.

He has been loving all of his presents!