Caleb's birthday was on the Saturday before school started. It was hard for him because he was looking forward to his birthday but was NOT looking forward to school starting.
Due to Matt's cousin getting married on the same day, it put a damper on being able to focus on Caleb all day, so we also celebrated the day before as well. We attended Allison and Kyle's temple sealing at 9 am while my parents watched the boys, and we also attended their wedding reception that night. Mid-day, Caleb was finally able to open his presents. He got a lot of new clothes, an in-door soccer ball (hover ball), a new game, and some Rubik's cubes.
We met up with my family for lunch and our monthly Family Home Evening and also celebrated Caleb's birthday. His choice of cake this year was angel food cake and fruit. He's not the biggest fan of frosting.
My parents gave Caleb his new Cub Scout shirt and Wolf book. He's a Cub Scout now!
As I mentioned, we tried to make Friday a super fun day as well in celebration of Caleb's birthday and also as the last day of summer vacation. We spent 3 hours at Pump It Up, an indoor inflatable bounce house, then went to lunch at Chick-fil-A, followed by 3 hours at Splashtown. This pregnant momma was exhausted! Also one of Caleb's birthday presents was a night out bowling. Since Bryson and I were done for the day, Matt took Caleb and Carter out bowling to end the day of fun.
Happy 8th birthday Caleb!
Caleb at 8 years old:
He has a very tender and sensitive spirit. He rarely slept through the night as a little boy until Carter was old enough to share a room with him because he was so scared. That fear is still there, and he loves sharing a room with Carter and Bryson.
He is a people-pleaser. He hates to mess up or feel like he didn't live up to someone's expectations. Because of this, he has yet to step out of line at school or church. He's a very well-behaved boy in public and very polite.
Caleb is very mature and a great helper with Bryson. I know he's going to be a great helper when the new baby comes as well.
Caleb is very athletic and can play any sport well! He is also very competitive and hates to lose. Besides playing sports, one of Caleb's favorite things to do is watch sports (especially baseball) with his dad.
He is a talented piano player, but is struggling right now with a new teacher and a new style of learning.
Caleb and I have a tendency to butt heads; we are learning that our personalities don't work very well together! We have had to learn patience with one another, especially when it comes to practicing the piano.
His love language is quality time. He LOVES playing games or ping pong with anyone who will play with him.
Caleb is very smart. He can achieve anything he sets his mind to!