I also blame my lack of posting to the semi-recent acquisition of a certain piece of technology: the iPad. Because of that invention, I can now surf the web from the comfort of the couch, or my bed, or the floor, or anywhere else for that matter---instead of the office chair on the far side of the house. So, alas, I'm not in front of our big computer all that much anymore (comparatively speaking). All these reasons, plus more (oh, there is lots more) have held me back. But, I decided to take the Black Eyed Peas' approach (hence the title of this post), "Let's get it started!"
I've opted to just start RIGHT here and RIGHT now. The most recent fun event was Calvin's 2nd Birthday! Yes, that's right. He is finally two years old. It seems like he's been two for a while (because of his large stature), but finally, it's official.
And for the most appreciated one... Calvin LOVES to TALK!! This is a new skill of his that just started happening about a week or so before Christmas. Really, a Christmas miracle if you ask me! He had so many big emotions and no way to communicate them other than crying, so now that he is talking---it's A WHOLE NEW WORLD (thank you, princess Jasmine (and special thanks to my friend, Sarah who corrected me after I originally wrote 'Ariel'! Ha! You'd think I'd know my princesses by now...)). Seriously, life is 10.7 billion times better now that he is talking. Blessed day.
Those are just a few of the things I could think of that he loves. We just switched him over to a big boy bed and he's almost convinced it's better than his crib. He alternates between the crib and his bed... which is fine by me. It does, however, make it a little crowded in him room, but all's well.
Okay, enough chit chat. Let's get to the pictures!
Aunt Stephanie (Aaron's sister) flew into town to help watch our kids while I was whisked away on a Caribbean adventure with my sister, Emily. (Obviously, more to come on that!) Anyway, I came home on Cal's birthday and sweet Stephanie had made an angel food cake dessert for the birthday boy! Too fun!
Here he is blowing out the candles with Tillie's and Dad's assistance:
The big boy on the night of his real true birthday in his beloved Batman sweatshirt. He was pretty happy it was his special day and kept singing over and over, "Happy Birthday to Cal, Happy Birthday to Calvin, Happy Birthday to you!"
|Love that profile.|
|Wasn't quite sure what I wanted him to do...|
|CLASSIC CALVIN POUT. I am so pleased that I captured it.|
|another CLASSIC CALVIN. this is his, "uhhh..." face. Becca said he looks like my brother, Jesse, here. hA!|
|A side note about these shoes of his: We love them. Bought them at Target for $12 and have gone back and bought more in a few sizes. They are the perfect play/church shoes. There you have it.|
Pretty happy boy. Pretty happy he's ours.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Bubba.
We love you SO much!
... and, he's off!