Here I am, trying to play catch up before Baby Girl makes her arrival and our world turns upside down for a while...
We've had a lot of fun adventures in the past 5 months, and I've documented several moments on my iPhone, so this post is my official photo stream dump!
We started our summer by attending the wedding of the century...and Cale happened to be the cutest guy there! :)
We had some friends come visit us, and attempted to fit three car seats in my car. It was a little tight, but the boys loved sitting so close to each other!
Cale got a big boy bed, and was so excited to sleep in it! Since then, we've added a set of construction site sheets and "transportation" sheets, and Cale LOVES to sleep sandwiched between them each night. I have to say, transitioning from the crib to the toddler bed has been relatively easy. Our rule is that he is not allowed to get out of his bed until we come and get him, but he may call for us if he needs something. So far, so good. Of course, there was some boundary testing, but it's been pretty painless!
We got a new back patio this summer, and Cale was mesmerized by the men and cement truck that were hard at work for a few days!
We had a pretty fun friend move in to the apartment that is attached to our house. We love her living there. Cale REALLY loves her living there.
We celebrated the 4th of July with parade watching. Cale had a blast watching the cars, horses, bikes, and kids throwing candy pass by.
As the the temperatures climbed this summer, we ate lots of popsicles!
Aunt Cookie and Uncle Brett came to visit and put on a concert for us in the backyard. Cale is always in heaven when these two are around!
We went to a few "concerts on the creek". Since there were always drums and guitars, Cale was totally entertained...
...but sometimes it got a little loud!
We have spent lots of time on our new patio. Cale loves digging in his sandbox and in the dirt!
In September, I had a group of sweet sweet friends give me a shower for our little girl. It was so much fun! These girls are such a blessing to me!
We have had a lot of rain in the past several months (and are thankful for it) and so I pulled out Cale's new raincoat and boots and taught him about puddle stomping. I didn't think he would ever want to come back inside.
On the days when it was a total downpour, we spent a lot of time getting creative in our house. One morning, we spent a long time lining up all of the animals and motor vehicles that may or may not have made it on to the ark.
Cale has gotten into puzzles lately. It shocks me at how well it holds his attention span! He can sit in his room and do puzzles for such a long time. I think it's safe to say that he will do 6-10 puzzles each day. We're now up the 40 piece puzzles, but they are quite tricky! I'm impressed with his focus and his persistence!!
The instrument selection continues to grow at our house. Cale is such a music lover...
...and a golf lover!
We ran into Honey at the mall one day, and before I knew it, Cale had red Nike's on his feet and would not take them off. Of course, Honey granted his wish and let him walk out of the store in them. He now refers to them as his "kicks", thanks to Aunt Cookie!
In October, we went to two HP football games. Between the band and the football players, Cale was a happy boy! Adam loved this family time, and we are looking forward to baseball season this spring!
We ventured to the State Fair of Texas, via DART rail, with Honey and saw Big Tex, live and in person! That was, by far, Cale's favorite thing at the fair.
We spent halloween night with some dear friends, bobbing for apples, eating hot dogs and chili, and of course, trick-or-treating.
This was Cale's first trick-or-treating adventure, and he LOVED it! He wore his whole fireman gear, and really was so sad to take it off!
And as the weather has cooled down, we've started spending more and more time outside. This past weekend, Adam and Cale caught a Texas Spiney Lizard. It was big and gross!
And that's our last 5 months in pictures! This time has gone so fast, but we've made some great family memories!! We are looking forward to making many more as a family of FOUR!!