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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The two Calebs bond :)

It’s been good. Really good. We are loving our vacation and the time we’re getting to spend with all of our friends and family. I would have never guessed that I would become so attached to NC or that it would become so dear to me-but it has.

It’s been extra neat to watch Cale step into uncle mode. He is so great with Caleb and so appropriate. He plays with him and also, if Caleb is climbing on something or doing anything that he shouldn’t, Cale will ask him to stop. One time yesterday, Caleb started to climb on Cale’s walker. He had in his mind that he was going to climb up and then jump off. Cale very quickly recognized his nephew’s idea, and said “Errch! Caleb, don’t climb.” Caleb looked at his uncle and climbed back down. It was so cool! Of course, just a few seconds later, Caleb tried again! :)

Also, they just seem to have a really sweet bond with each other. This morning as I was getting ready for the day, Caleb opened the bedroom door, said hi to me and then ran past and jumped in bed with Uncle Cale and cuddled. What?! I asked Caleb about Uncle Cale getting morning lovin’ before Auntie and he said that was right! Haha! Caleb wanted to play outside yesterday and asked his uncle to go play with him. Cale wanted to and I was a little nervous…we came up with an idea to pull out a lawn chair so Cale could sit while Caleb played. When we got out there, Cale said, “I don’t want to sit, I want to walk around!” He’s pretty stable with his walker, so I let him go. After a bit, his legs were tired, so he did take up the chair and played ball with Caesar (the dog). Fun!

You all know where this is leading…yep, I can’t help but think about when Cale’s a dad. I can’t help but love getting to watch Cale with his adorable nephew, and long for the time that we have our own little ones. I’m soaking up getting to see them together, getting to see them be buddies. :)

Cale has been a lot more willing to do things that are usually really hard for him. They’re still hard, but he’s at least giving them a try, and actually doing very well! He’s been walking more with out the walker. I’m always right there walking with him and it’s still pretty hard, but he’s doing it! It’s just so neat to see him wanting to do more, and that gets me really excited for going home! How much more is he going to want to do by himself? How much harder is he going to want to work? How much more progress will he make?! I am oh so very ready!

Yesterday I had to get some laundry done. Over the last year, laundry has been a miserable thing to have to do. Well, it’s never an exciting thing, but I always have to wait for the washer and dryers to be free, and then while in Seattle, the dryer was terrible-really terrible! It took about 4 hours for one load to dry and it wasn’t even a big load! When I opened the dryer door yesterday, the clothes were dry! It was so exciting for me! It’s a lot more fun when you can just do it and get it done! Oh yeah!

Thank you for praying for sleep! The last two nights, I’ve been able to rest a lot better! I’m not sure that Cale is resting super great, but I know it’s better than what it was. We’ve been eating breakfast around 10am almost the whole time we’ve been here, so I can’t say we’ve fully adjusted to the time change…haha!

I was telling Nikki yesterday, I feel as though on one shoulder I have a really large lady (really large!) with chocolate all over her face telling me to eat whatever I want and enjoy this vacation. When she laughs, I can picture her jiggling all over with a very jolly laugh. She’s the one that wins the battle every time I have the extra serving of my meal or the extra slice of dessert. The other shoulder, I have this really fit lady in her work out clothes, reminding me that I want to be healthy and I’ve been feeling yucky lately with all the junk I’ve been eating and the lack of exercise. She also reminds me that I’ve recently outgrown two pairs of jeans…ugg. They make my days interesting ;)

The end result…I’m very much enjoying this time out of the hospital and being spoiled with all the yummy food and just being lazy!

Here's Cale and I in a wrestling tickle match ;)


  1. Hannah Hayner3/24/11, 12:01 PM

    hahahaha you are too funny! i love how you describe the fat lady with chocolate all over her face and she jiggles when she laughs! lol it's funny that you really do have a total picture of these two ladies on your shoulder! by the way, i totally agree with splurging a little on vacation haha, but i'm sure you don't need me to tell you that! i also love the picture of you two at the end tickling and laughing! and it's sooo sweet how cale and caleb have such a great bond! i love it! glad you're having such a great time!

  2. There for a moment I thought you were describing me!!! lol. You know I always live in the moment. Love to see you & Cale enjoying yourselves. Can't wait to have you home!! Also can't wait to be a auntie either but that is in gods hands :) Miss ya & Love ya,
    Big Sis Carla

  3. LOL. I love that she has chocolate all over her face, sounds like she's a messy eater. :) This is so sweet to hear about Cale and Caleb. I'm so glad you are having a wonderful time.

  4. What a delight to hear about your vacation. I am so happy to hear how Cale is doing with his nephew. Children have a way of knowing how to bring out the smiles and the fun. You know, Kathleen, speaking from one who has a lot of eating healthy to get into, it is just one bite at a time. The mind set is happening. You are eating... or should I say drinking "good for you" smoothies most mornings, and you are changing what you drink as treats...gator aides, as aposed to straight pop. So it's happening girl, it's happening. I love you and have been so thankful to have you in my life. Hugs, Marion

  5. Transitions... and Cale is taking them head on. What a blessing to be able to see the adjustment to new places, new routines, new life and to know that Cale is cruising through it all. I pray that your wonderful vacation continues to go smoothly, for peaceful sleep and safe travels. Can't wait to see the new Cale and Kathleen in your new life here in WA!
    God is awesome and He continues to provide...



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