Monthly Newsletter: Month 27

Dear Caleb,

You are now a quarter of the way into your terrible two year.  So far things aren’t that terrible – well not always.  You have recently developed this very cute way of singing along to songs.  Even if the words aren’t clear, you have a dinstinct tune.  Daddy and I love hearing your voice.  We especially love your renditions of “Twinkle Little Star”, “Head and Shoulders” and all those songs on the radio.  Those moments, and those sweet little kisses and hugs make up for any trouble you cook up!

I'm a supermodel!

The summer weather this year has been horrible.  We haven’t had much time at the beach or waterpark this year.  But we have spent lots of time outside.  The last few weeks we have been helping Daddy and Grandpa build the fence.  You love helping out.  You helped to hammer the fence, dig weeds out of the garden and shovel rocks back into the post holes of the fence.  You also do a wonderful job taking care of yur baby Thomas.  The neighbours love watching you and your friend Nolan walking your babies in your strollers.  It’s especially cute when you are wearing my shimmer lotion and wearing my shoes!

Our new fence - and the handymen that built it

yard work

Strolling with baby in mommy's shoes the favorite shoes

We have managed to have lots of playdates and crafty fun this month.  You explored with painting for the first time.  We have many original water colors by Caleb hanging in the garage as the layers of paint dry.  You also had some fun with my craft scissors and an unfortunate pair of overalls…

painting

You seem to be having fun playing with all of your little friends – new and old.  You seem to thrive with other children.  I’m sure if was back to school time for you, you would go very willingly!

Keira, Olivia and Caleb - long time buddies

Gregory chair - after chasing him down with a baseball bat

So far, the potty training has stayed status quo – two pees on the potty is all you have been willing to give us in the past few weeks.  But the big boy bed is going better.  We still have to keep a chair or two beside the crib, and you still climb right on out at nap time… but at least you are sleeping the night in the bed and not beside it!

You are growing up very quickly before our eyes.  A few weeks ago you told Daddy “ov oo” in response to his “I love you”.  And you have learned to do the running jump up and hug with me.  We “ov oo” too Gooeys and can’t wait to see what the next few months have in store for all of us!

swingin' tongue! pool party!

Love,
Mommy
XO

P.S.- Aunty Amanda and Uncle Brett leave for France tommorrow.  When I explained that they were going away for a long time, you look at me and signed airplane.  When I told you yes they would be on an airplane like Aunty Melissa did in the winter, you seemed to understand.  You gave them extra big hugs like you wanted to be sure the whole four months of cuddles went with them!  We’ll miss you both – have a safe trip!

P.P.S.- Welcome back Aunty Megs.  Caleb missed you too – which is why he was willing to share the photo album with only you tonight.  (For anyone that doesn’t know, Megs went to mexico on her summer vacation to help biuld house for the less fortunate.  You can learn more about her trip here: http://www.heroholiday.com/  We are very proud of you Meg, and Caleb loved looking for you in all the photos that were posted.

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