Today Caleb is 8 years old! He already has several distinctions in our family. He was my first home birthed baby. He was also the biggest, weighing in at a mere 10 lbs 13 ozs. He was also a very easy birth, believe it or not. I credit my awesome midwife with that as she knew how to handle the birth of a large baby. Thanks to her, I suffered no damage from Caleb's entrance into the world. In other words... not one stitch, thankyouverymuch.
Caleb is also the most non-chalant of the kids. He is so laid back, so matter of fact, and can be a Mr. Sobersides.
For example, I was getting a pic of him this morning.
I told him "Smile nicely at the camera."
What in the world was THAT? Look natural, for heaven's sake.
Okay, not that natural. Try again, this time smile.
I think there is a visual echo in here.
Elizabeth was watching this whole process, and you can just see that big sister, "I know what to do " look on her face.
She finally decided to take things in her own hands. Literally.
As you know, especially if you have any children, getting a suitable picture isn't always as easy as 1-2-3. Sometimes it is 1-2-3-4- or 1-2-3-4-5... or in this case,
Happy Birthday Caleb! We love you!