new pics and the latests
September 2, 2005 by BobWiegers
havent felt much like blogging lately, as it seems to trivial compared to the suffering and chaos down south b/c of the hurricane. as a lifetime hurricane watcher, I was filled with dread when I saw 175mph on the screen last weekend. we’re so glad Jeannette and family were already out of harms way, and pray for all those who still are. the blame-game so rampant in every media form makes me ill. do we not realize the unprecedented and enormous complexity of all this? not that I’m particularly interested in political debate, but cant we wait at least a little while before we pass judgements?
anyway, I’ve put some recent pics up on the family site. many of the pics have been in this space already. since this little family blog is for posterity as much as anything else, let’s see if I can remember some of the latest stuff about Caleb:
he’s finally taken to drinking milk out of a sippy cup, and will finally hold it himself without making too much of a mess. we give him a bottle before bed, but that may be ending soon. he’s eating more and more table food, and to our surprise, pounded down a bunch of the baked ziti mama made the other day.
he loves to play with his giant legos. for a while it was just pulling them apart, but now he can put them back together too. as an avid lego-builder in my day, it makes me happy to see him enjoy them too, and to see his wheels turning as he tries to figure out how to make them work. he likes his stuffed animals, and really enjoys books. and the latest “toy” is a pile of junk mail that he goes through, scattering it around the living room. quite a mess, but quite entertaining. and sometimes he’ll watch “baby story” with mama.
for a long time now, he’s loved everything that involves a hinge of some sort. doors, hatches, flaps, etc. flap books are his favorite, tho they get torn off now and then.
his hair is getting long! he’s been accused of being a girl more than once. mama especially loves it, but since it curls up in the back, it doesnt give us many problems.
he doesnt yet walk alone, but he loves to walk holding our hands, and can get up and down on some of the furniture. crawling (fast) is still his favorite method of moving around.
when asked, or when he sees one in a book or toy, he makes the sound of a dog, cow, snake and (sometimes) bird. he loves the “so big” game, and points to his head when asked, and likes to give kisses. plus he does the signs “all done” and “more” (especially when fruit is involved). and cutest of all, he’ll point to mama’s tummy when we ask him “where’s the baby?” sometimes he gets his signals crossed tho.
he seems pretty outgoing, playing and having a blast with our friends who he hasnt yet met. and we’re told he’s low-maintenance in church nursery too. he likes to play by himself at different times during the day, which is always fun to see. he’s quite a ham, knowing when he’s done something we’re proud of (like getting down from the couch the right way) and he’ll grin and look for praise.
thankfully, he’s rather obedient when we tell him not to touch something (like the open dishwasher or something). I realize now that we havent had to do much more than give him a stern “no” for a while.
little girl is now 28 weeks along, so the 3rd trimester has begun! we’re getting more and more excited about her arrival, and we’re sure Thanksgiving time will be here before we know it.