Caleb has never had to go to school on his birthday before; he was not excited that the first day of school this year was on his birthday. It helped that his new Math teacher also had the same birthday so they could commiserate together.
Presents: tennis racket, Wii dance game, candy
Not pictured: the game Operation
Also as part of his birthday, he and Matt went to an Astros game the Wednesday before his birthday. They got there early to try to get a signature and succeeded. Alex Bregman signed Caleb's baseball!
He also caught two foul balls!!!
Caleb is successful at anything he puts his mind to: piano, school, sports, games. He is a natural athlete and picks up any sport very quickly. Due to the Olympics, Caleb really wanted to learn badminton. We decided to buy a set and Caleb has become quite good!
He is also a great big brother--he fights the most with Carter but is so patient with Bryson and Austin. If he sees I'm trying to get something done like dinner or laundry, he generally jumps in and whisks the baby away upstairs to play with him. (It's so nice!)
This summer Caleb and I spent a lot of time playing games together (Carter joined in often) and playing badminton or tennis together. He played baseball and a Frisbee game called Can Jam frequently with Matt as well. Quality time is Caleb's love language.
Caleb is a germaphobe! He is very aware of others' germs telling the boys to wash their hands after they sneeze or cough.
He came with an amazing sweet spirit; he wants to obey because he knows it is right. He has been in the habit of praying morning and night for some time, and recently has started reading his scriptures daily (though I have been pushing him to do that for some time).
We are so lucky to have him as part of our family!