Five years ago today I gave birth to an 8 pound 6 ounce baby boy!! After five hours of non-labor (Pitocin just didn't work on me) and then 3 hours of actual labor (they broke my water) I had my second child at 4:15ish in the afternoon. At the time I kind of wanted a girl for Kaitlyn to have a sister. Today I am extremely grateful that he was a boy :) Kirk's mom passed away just five months before he was born but we were able to tell her it was a boy - another reason I was grateful he was a boy! Imagine if I had told her wrong.
Anyway, my little guy is growing up. He is just a joy to be around. Makes me laugh all the time. Just today he asked if we could measure him again (it's been like 3 months) to see how much he's grown. I told him that he probably hasn't grown much so he asked me, "then why did I turn 5?" How funny is he?
Some pics from his party today - he had a great time. He just loves Chuck E. Cheese!
Caleb's 5! What a cool cake:
Make a wish...
Everybody loves Chuck E. Cheese! This is the best photo I got after shooing out all the kids from the other party. Everything was great but they need to work on seperating parties - or other parents have to pay more attention!
Caleb and Chuck E.
Caleb and his classmates (yep just the 3 of them but they have a great class!):
Lots of gifts! Can you tell he was excited about this part?
A new DS game from Uncle Daniel and Aunt Kim - thanks guys!
Wondering where Kaitlyn was? She was there but spent all her time playing except when it came to "helping" with the gifts!!
Caleb's friend, Liam was there but for the most part he was camera shy!
Like I said, everybody loves Chuck E. Cheese:
The favorite ride of the night - this is what it looks like ON the ride:
This is what they looked like when NOT on the ride (all of them but Rachel is what we captured on film - thanks Janette):
And I just couldn't resist getting video of the girl's dancing - they just had such a great time!
A very happy 5th birthday to my only son. May you grow to be a young man who loves the Lord and serves others. You have truly been a blessing to me and I thank God every day for allowing me to be your mom! I love you bud!!
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