This past Sunday (Dec. 20), Caleb was a little fussy in the afternoon. That's not unusual on a Sunday afternoon after missing his morning nap, but he had been drooling even more than usual lately, so Joel did a little exploration. Lo and behold, Caleb has his first tooth! It is on the bottom left. One of my friends wanted me to get a picture of it, but I don't think that will be happening anytime soon. We can barely get his tongue out of the way long enough to get a glimpse of it ourselves. :) But it's there! Our baby boy is growing up so fast! We're enjoying all those gummy grins while we can.
For the past several years, our friends the Hammers have come over to our house for Halloween. They even came last year when we were out of town! They help us set up some little games in our garage, and Joel and Shawn make balloon animals. While the kids are waiting for their balloons, Shawn hands the adults big hundred dollar bill tracts. One mother told me this year that her kids have remembered our house all year and asked repeatedly to come back! We are so grateful to the Hammers for helping us be a blessing to our neighbors. I didn't get any pictures of the actual event, but here are a few of Caleb's first Halloween and three out of the four adorable Hammer children.
Well, it's official! Caleb has been crawling for a week now. We've thought for quite a while that he was getting close, and then last Tuesday (the day after he turned 9 months), he finally "got" it and has been moving ever since! We are charging the video camera so that we can capture some of the action, and I plan to post it on here if I can figure out how. :) We haven't been taking many pictures lately, but I do have a few I need to post soon. For now, it's time to sign in to work!
We are a little family of three (plus two animals- Ranger, the dog we love, and Jinx, the destructive cat we tolerate because Ranger likes to play with her). We are busy adjusting to life as three rather than just two and thanking God for the blessing of a baby. We are praying for His wisdom and grace to raise little Caleb to know and love Him!