12/3/11-Caleb's Birthday

11 years ago I gave birth to a healthy 7 lbs, 8 ounce little boy. He was gorgeous and I remember thinking, "you're going to be amazing." And sure enough, 11 years later he is indeed amazing.

He wanted a roller skating party and that is what we did. They were in the rink doing tricks, skating backwards, playing all kinds of games. We had some yummy cake and opened presents. He made out with the Nerf guns and money. He was a happy child.

He never seems to lack when it comes to humorous faces.

And Huddie snuck a bit of frosting.
Afterwards he had a sleepover with a few friends.
We played lots of fun games.

I'd say he had a blast. I look back at each year and analyze how he's grown, what he's accomplished, and think wow he's a preteen.
And after each birthday I look forward to all of those things for the next year.
I'm so lucky to be his mom.
Happy Birthday Kiddo!

A little bit of everything

Caleb had a great soccer season. He is improving each year and had an awesome team. His team won 2nd place and won the good sportsmanship trophey. His favorite position in goalie and he plays defense too.

And this one is just for fun. Hudson made this cat at Build-a-Bear. He picked out everything and named him "Giants". Go figure :)
These are my two beautiful cousins. There are actually four of us but me and one of them can't seem to be at the same place at the same time. The last picture of us was when I was like what, 6 or 7. Anyway, just thought I'd share.


So for Halloween I have to confess, I wasn't that creative. I reused Hudson's costumes. If you look back a few years in my blog you will see the monkey suit on him when he was four months old. Hanley is 10 months wearing this. He wore it for like 30 minutes and it's super cute so why not let her be a monkey too. I promise, and you can hold me to this, that she will not be a hamburger next year.

We decorated the house and tarped off the porch ready to scare kids. We didn't have a huge turnout which totally surprises me given where we live. But the ones that did show up got the beeheevies scared out of him.

Hanley didn't mind Halloween, she thought the feet on her costume were annoying but enjoyed it none the less.  My dad and I took the little ones Trick-or-Treating up and down our street. We passed one person in a costume and Hudson was not happy about it.
Since we weren't getting many kids, my parents watched our little ones, and I joined up with Caleb for Trick-or-Treating. We didn't make it too many blocks since he developed a tummy ache from eating all the candy with no dinner.
Overall it was lots of fun.