Sunday, January 16, 2011

Your friend Thomas, August 3, 2009

Hi Caleb,

As you probably know, Mommy has a friend named Sheri. She has a son named Thomas. He is a few years older than you, but is your friend nonetheless! He is a cute, sweet, smart boy- everything Mommy hopes your friends will always be!

This summer, Mommy has been teaching Thomas swimming lessons, so you have spent a lot of time with him. Even though he is a "big boy," he really seems to like playing with you! Today, after swimming lessons we decided to go on a bit of an adventure, so we headed up to Big Blue. It was one of those days that didn't work out quite as Mommy planned. The plan was a quick hike up and down Big Blue, then some time at the museum. Well, Sheri and I got to talking on the way down and Mommy wasn't paying attention. I missed the turn and, once again, we ended up way off track. You were riding on Mommy's back so you didn't mind, but poor Thomas was walking and he got REALLY tired. We kept him going by promising him some time at the museum, but when we made it back, the museum was closed! Poor Thomas!!

Despite today's mishaps, it is always great to play with your friends! Hopefully, our next adventure will work out better!

Love you!

Cape Cod with your cousins, July 23-26, 2009

Hi Cal,

You are a lucky boy because you have lots of Aunts, Uncles and cousins! You see my side of the family a lot, but Daddy's not quite as much because they live a bit further away. Every summer, though, Auntie Susan and Uncle Mike rent a huge house in the Cape and invite everyone to join them some fun at the beach. We didn't make it down there last year because you were so small, but we did make it this year for a few days. It was a great time! We spent lots of time on the beach and at the ponds and your big cousins were so great playing with you! At one point, all of your cousins were there and that NEVER happens! There was lots of fun, lots of sun, lots of noise and lots of laughs!

Some of the things we did on this little mini vacation:

Played soccer on the beach in the rain with Sam and Jack

Visited a few different beaches and ponds

Explored P-town for a day with Marianne and Jake

Hung out at the house and got to know the cousins you don't get to see nearly often enough!

Next year, we will hopefully get down there for even more days!

Love you lots!! Mommy

A week in Maine, July 2009

Hi baby boy!

Vacation time! We just finished a week in Maine with Nana, Granky, Auntie Erin, Uncle Seany and the boys. Man, did we have a great time. Here is a list of a few of the things we did on this fun vacation:

Went to your first Sea Dogs game! We didn't make it the whole game, but still had fun!

Spent some time at our favorite Smiling Hill Farm. You loved the animals and the play yard.

Took a trip to Freeport to do a little shopping. Mommy always loves this part of the trip! Daddy, not so much!

Crescent Beach- you are becoming such a beach bum!

Lots and lots of time swimming in the pond and hanging around the house!

I love going to Maine with you. Lucky for us, we are going a second week later in the summer!

Country boys and girls getting down on the farm, July 9, 2009

Hey Cal,

Today was an absolutely fantastic day! We went on an awesome adventure with Nana, Auntie Erin, Dillan, Andrew, Auntie Nancy, Auntie Jeanie, Auntie Jackie, Cousin Kathy and Cousin Nick. We loaded up the cars early and made the long drive to Davis Family farm. This is a totally cool place with TONS of animals running around, a great wagon ride and a really awesome sprinkler park. You had so much fun and loved all the animals! You especially liked the goats, and there were lots of them all around for you to play with. It was VERY hot out, so we ended the day with lots of time at the sprinkler park. You were fascinated by the different streams of water shooting up all over the place. You and Dillan could have stayed there forever, but eventually we had to make the long drive home. You were pretty wiped out and slept the whole way.

Another great day with my little man! Love you!!

Fourth of July, 2009

Happy Fourth of July, Caleb!!

We had a great time celebrating the country's birthday these last few days. Our celebrations, as always, started on the 3rd. We headed down to Marsh-vegas to Uncle Eddie's house We missed the beach part of the day but made it to Eddie's just as everyone was getting home. You had a great time, you especially enjoyed kicking the soccer ball around with Uncle Tony!

On the fourth, we went as always to Auntie Jackie's. She's been having this cookout as long as Mommy can remember and it is always a good time. Abba joined us this year and it was great to have her there. You had a ton of fun playing in the pool with lots of cousins.

We kept the party going onto the fifth. Since Daddy had the day off, Mommy wanted to go for a hike. Daddy had other plans, however, and told us we were going on a surprise adventure. He took us in town to the Swan Boats! You loved riding on the boat and seeing all the ducks. We then went on a super long walk all through the Commons, the Public Garden and the surrounding area. We ended up at the Museum of Science. You seemed to like the museum a lot, your favorite thing was the giant globe of the Earth that you kept calling the "big ball." We explored the exhibits, had something to eat, then walked back to the car. On the way back, you fell sound asleep on Daddy's back, you were so worn out from your Boston adventure!

We had lots of fun with you this weekend! Love you lots!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

School's out for the summer! June, 2009

Hey Caleb, did you hear?? Summer vacation is here. That means ten whole weeks of getting to be home with you! I have lots of adventures planned for us! Can't wait to get started on the fun!!

Love the summer and love you more! Mommy

Going to the Chapel! June, 2009

Dear Caleb,

Although you haven't been aware of it, our family has had a few major events in the last few months. First, Uncle Pat and Auntie Fallon got married in May. You stayed with Abba while Daddy and I went to the wedding. Next, Auntie Lauren and Uncle Bill got married in June. This time, you stayed with Nana and Granky. Both weddings were fun times, but the best part of it all was, even though you weren't there, you got a new aunt and a new uncle!

Love, Mommy