Monday, June 23, 2008

18 Mo Well Baby

All healthy! He is 33 inches tall (grew 1 inch) and weighs 30 1/2 lbs.

He did pretty well with his 3 shots. We did ask why is ankles seem to slant in while he is standing and found it is because he has no arches (just like Daddy!).
Next check up is in 6 months!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

First Time at the Beach

Kaleb's first beach experience at East Beach in Charleston, RI.
See more pictures on the family page.

Friday, June 06, 2008

18 Months Old

Picture was taken yesterday at Jake's Kindergarten Celebration.

Kaleb has mastered the stairs! Now that he has fallen down 2, he will not go up alone and is hesitant even when you are right behind him (he keeps looking down).

He loves being outside, but doesn't care for the feeling of grass on his bare feet- he will actually put his feet in the air if he is sitting down (it's too funny!).

He loves watching Jake and I play Webkinz. We had Speedracer on tonight to check it out and was really getting into it.

Still lots of Kaleb jibberish- would love to know what he is saying!

He is cutting another tooth (top right)- discovered it when he cut his tongue and the top of his gum last week while running his truck through the house (lots of blood, thankfully, no ER).

He loves his "Fridge DJ" by Leap Frog. And we cant keep him out of the garbage can!

He loves to brush his teeth- he even moves the brush around his mouth like he is supposed to.
When you ask him if he wants a drink, he will bring you an empty cup....and will put it in the fridge when he is done with it

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

17 Months

Crazy hair just after bath! Still no "first hair cut"...

Kaleb pointing to something and making a noise resembling "his-zeh". No real words yet (just a few Kaleb jibberish).

Kaleb just started climbing up onto the footrest of the recliner while it is in the reclined position.
Then a day after that, he braved the stairs and made it almost all the way to the top (two shy!); he has been lingering on the first 2/3.

When he first goes outside, he likes to stick close by for a bit as he seems to be afraid of the ground.

He is doing good in his crib at night. He is usually asleep by 9:30 p.m. and I put him to bed by 10 p.m. Lately though, he has been getting up at 4 a.m. and goes back to sleep with us.

He isn't too picky in the food dept., but doesn't seem to care for any kind of fruit except for applesauce.

Jake thinks his poo diapers look like peanut butter sauce. Speaking of which, I just had to clean a mess up off of him, the floor, and myself= second shower of the day!

He loves Jake's trains, hot wheels, and Pixar Car toys. He puts them on the kitchen table and runs them back and forth making "broom broom" noises.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

16 Months Old

Kaleb usually isn't a messy eater....
Here you can see he enjoyed his blueberry jelly sandwich and he is "reading" a menu.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

15 Months Old

Enjoying Thin Mints! Note the chocolate finger prints on my pants.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

14 Months Old

What's left of the blueberry muffin.
*Update to follow

Sunday, February 03, 2008

He Walks!

Last night while I was doing taxes, Todd was like "Jenn, Jenn" (here I am thinking he is telling me to check out some show he is watching on TV, so I take my time to look)- I missed Kaleb's first 4 steps (he has taken 1 or 2 here and there). Such a big boy..he did it like it was no big deal.
He did it again a few minutes later, but the camera wasn't ready. Today, he has been walking on an off, you'll look up an not expect him to be walking and here comes Little Frankenstein.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Kaleb was a big fan of the mini white chocolate cream pies.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

That's Amore

Just about every night while I am preparing dinner, we turn off the TV (yey!) and enjoy Big Band music. The kids love to dance to the likes of Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Artie Shaw. Kaleb has come to love Dean Martin's "That's Amore". He stops whatever he is doing when that song is played and starts "singing" and swaying back and forth with a huge smile on his face (picture on the right..tried to get him in action).

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Finger Painting 101

We dabbled in some finger painting tonight! It was a hit with Jakob, but Kaleb wasn't too impressed.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kaleb Loves the Remote

*Excuse the lighting!

No matter what channel the tv is on, Kaleb always manages to change it to one of the digital music channels (they are 900-950) when he gets his hands on the remote. I can't remember if I had said this before, but Jake was watching one of his shows when Kaleb got a hold of the remote..he changed the station and Jakob yelled "HEY!!"..Kaleb just looked at him and went "He- he" and crawled away. It was too funny.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Ride on Mommy Express

Kaleb loves to ride on my shoulders.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Where Have All the Binky's Gone?

All five were lost, so Grammy gave him this binky from Halloween and he actually took it. Here he is pushing his favorite truck.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

13 Months Old

Kaleb enjoying his na-night baba in Jakob's chair.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Finally Updated

I have finally updated Big K's blog! Make sure you go all the way back to November to catch up.

I have also added some of his favorite things in the side bar.

Today we went to Dr. C. for his 12 month check-up. The visit went well, except for the 3 shots. They were quick though! He had 2 regular shots and the second flu shot (they give 2 doses to munchkins the first time around); he will need to have blood drawn (probably this weekend..didn't want to have to do it with Jake) to test his red blood cell count (I think..) and for lead. When the nurse put the first needle in, he let out the biggest scream (he didn't even make a peep with the first flu shot last month) and just wailed (of course the nurse just jabbed the needle in)..Jakob was still crying from his shot (he started before she even rubbed the site with alcohol) and ran over to comfort little brother (crying even more because the baby was upset)- it was sweet.

Kaleb checked out great! He will go back the end of March for his next well baby visit.

Here are his stats:

31 inches long (84th percentile)

25 lbs. 4.5 ozs. (82nd percentile)

Other things:
-No more baby food! He eats everything we eat (and more..including dust bunnies!)..although I do not give him any spicy food. He does have some toddler snacks.
- No more "milk"..he stopped nursing last week.
- He is drinking whole milk, except for 1 bottle of formula every other night (can is almost gone!!).
- He still loves snuggling in hair and is a big cuddle bug.
- He loves to give open mouth kisses.
- He gives hugs.
- He loves watching people play video games.
- He has a funny laugh that is very throaty sounding and almost mimics a horses ney (?).
- He loves books and stories.
- He loves ice cream..just like Nana.
- He loves to "help" me load the dishwasher.
- He has a blankie and a binky, but does not depend on them.
- He loves to play in his crib now..especially when big brother comes in.
- He says: "Mama" "up" "Dada" "Uh uh-oohhh" (and I am pretty sure of this one)
"Ba brofa" (bad brother).
- He bangs his hands on his high chair tray if the food isn't there fast enough.
- He is close to walking.
- He loves pushing his trucks around and make noises while he does it.
- He is still so happy.
- He still sleeps with Momma and Daddy.
- He likes when Daddy brings him to bed.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Faces of Kaleb & Walking with Thomas

Kaleb has been walking with his Thomas quite a bit. He makes noises (broooommm) while he pushes him. He has even turned him around and also gets upset when Thomas is stuck and he can't free him. He has been ltting go a lot and will even walk while holding onto one of his hands.