Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday Snapshots - Happy Birthday Caleb

My dear sweet Caleb, it is so hard for me to grasp that you are already 9 years old. 
It seems like just yesterday that your brothers were fighting over who got to hold you first!

 Now they just fight!

They fight over you and on top of you and around you and with you!!!  Hehe!!

They love you like crazy but boy can they ever give you a hard time and you are always most of the time so willing to “take” it because you love them and love hanging with them.

You are the true middle child, sandwiched right in between your 2 older brothers 

 and your 2 younger sisters 

 and you float so effortlessly back and forth among them.

It is almost like you are not just 9 years old but anywhere in between 5 and 14, able to transform yourself to any age to better be able to enjoy playing with them all!

All you wanted this year was to have your closest buds over the spend the night and...
to order pizza

 and to have cookie cake

and to just hang 

 with your motley crew

My dear sweet Caleb, you are one of a kind and this year having you home with me has been, for the most part, a wonderful time of getting to know you just a bit better

discovering how your brilliant mind works

and the struggle you must have had a school...


Even though there are good days and bad, I would not trade this year with you for anything..

The past 9 years with you my child have been quite a wild ride

between febrile seizures

gashes and stitches

ceiling fan mishaps and that whole barbed wire thing,

CT scans, MRI's and last but not least, that pesky cyst on your brain...

you have proven your self to be quite the stubborn resilient child and we love you so very much.

You love to surprise and delight, taking great pleasure in making others happy.

You will get up extra early to try and beat me up just so you can surprise me with breakfast in bed.

You are fun and funny and can make just about anything sound like a blast to your sisters

Your brother's and their friends think you are very cool and don't mind hanging with you at all.

Sometimes, I think their friends would rather hang with just you!  Hehe!

You are my sweet Caleb and I love you.

Just remember that 9 year old's still snuggle with their mommas just like 8 year old's do!!

Love you sweet boy!

Happy Birthday!

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  1. Congratulations, Caleb! You are now "King of the Single Digit Numbers" for one whole year!

  2. Oh, what a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to Caleb!

  3. Happy Birthday Caleb! You make your mama very proud!

  4. What a beautiful boy! I love his loving life smiles! Happy birthday Caleb!

  5. Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy. :)

  6. Happy Birthday, Caleb! And how about posting the recipe for the cookie cake, Annie? Looks good! :)

  7. Thanks everyone! I will let Caleb read all these wonderful wishes. Elizabeth, the cookie cake wwas easy!! Take 2 choc chip cookies mixes, mix and cook in a 13 x 9 inch pan and frost!!! That's it! Hubby actually made it while I took our oldest to an out of town soccer game! THAT'S how easy it is!!! Haha!

  8. Happy Birthday, Caleb! Many more happy, healthy ones with your wonderful family! All of you are so blessed to have each other. Much love.

  9. Happy belated birthday to you, Caleb! Hope it was a great day and a fun party with your buddies!

    Annie, that brought back so many memories of Colt at that age. Boys can be quite the entertainment at that age....I remember the sleep over of boys! And the not-sitting-at-the-desk......I totally get that! :)

    Have a great day!