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Sibbie Sighting

This is just a quick update to let everyone know that we had our first “sibbie” sighting today. Jessica is just over nine weeks pregnant, placing the due date for sibbie on [cue sleigh bells] December 25th! Sibbie was flailing its arm and leg sprouts, swimming around wildly for the ultrasound. This led Jessica to dub sibbie “flipper.”

They call it flipper…


It’s been a few weeks since our trip to Oklahoma, but with the excitement of Caleb’s first birthday we haven’t had much time to post an entry about it. Caleb seemed to enjoy his plane ride. Our flights were early enough that Caleb slept for at least half of the flight. When he was awake he was entertained by Daddy or Papa, who in turn entertained those seated around us. Every few seconds papa would use his magic wand (i.e. pen) to turn Caleb into a carrot, tomato, or some other vegetable. He even turned Ben in to two dirty diapers.

Except for the few times when Caleb tried pulling the hair of the person seated in front of us (don’t worry, he didn’t get very far with that) or dropped his toy behind us in to a row of sleeping passengers, he was a fun traveler. Oh yes, he did take his kazoo along on the flight. He got it out a few times and serenaded the nearby passengers with a lovely song. I think they appreciated it. I think.Caleb enjoyed seeing/meeting his Great Grandparents, Great Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, second cousins and lots of other people. He was not shy at all, and warmed up quickly. Before long he was playing the crowd like he plays his kazoo.

He found the single step descending to Great Grandma Johnson’s laundry room/porch and quickly mastered both ascending and descending. He had some experience climbing up — but this was his first unassisted descent and he didn’t crash once!

Caleb got the nickel tour of Buffalo, OK. Papa was the tour guide, pointing out landmarks and talking about his exploits in the days when dinosaurs walked the earth. Cousin Chace was the chauffeur, managing to stay on the road most of the time.

Caleb also spent one day in Woodward, getting to visit Uncle Joe’s sporting goods store (where he got his name put on a t-shirt) and he also visited boiling Springs where Papa was once a lifeguard. He ended the day at Aunt Sandy’s where he met a dog that was big enough for him to ride.

It was a busy weekend, and everyone made it home in one piece. Now it is time to start resting up. For those of you who have not heard, we are pleased to announce that Caleb has a sibling on the way… due around Christmas time.

Not so Happy Birthday!

Caleb had a pretty horrible birthday. He went for his one year check up at the doctor’s office, and not only did he have to get shots, but he also had a little blood work done. He was not a happy camper, and he has a bruise on his arm to prove it. Here are a few pictures from his birthday party on Saturday. Hope you enjoy them!