Monday, November 14, 2011

An "Extra" Birthday

Today, Caleb got to celebrate his "extra birthday."  Before we went up to Albuquerque for Jude's birth, I had planned a Lego party for Caleb's birthday in September.  Things didn't really go as we expected, so our little guy instead got to have an unforgettable birthday far away with all of his cousins. 

We still wanted to celebrate his birthday in person.  So, the three of us celebrated what he called his "extra birthday."  We surprised him with the balloons covering his floor when he woke up (idea found on pinterest).  He wasn't expecting them, and he woke us up a little after six...thrilled as he realized what they meant.  It was lots of fun, and I hope to make this a new tradition for go along with our old one of breakfast-in-bed and a new one that Caleb enjoyed at his cousins' house: blowing out a candle with each meal.
Caleb LOVES Legos.  He literally can spend hours playing and building...tearing down and building again.  Tonight, he accomplished something pretty cool.  For the first time, he followed the directions on his new set and finished it all by himself.  He was so proud of himself.  After he completed it, he looked at me with a beaming smile on his face and asked, "Mommy, am I like a scientist?"

Yep, he's pretty likeable.


amyfaith said...

what a neat treat fro caleb & you two. the pics are awesome! love & prayers from colorado.

Jen said...

A budding Architect! In my brother's day it was Lincoln Logs. Mandy I love to play your music all day through my computer, would you add... Jason Gray's "Remind Me Who I am", Please.

Emilie S. said...

Hooray for extra birthdays!! LOVE you all!

Angie Cousins said...

So happy the three of you were able to celebrate today and just enjoy Caleb! It's so funny to me because we've been planning the same thing with balloons on the day of Eli's actual birthday (since we already has his big party)! Apparently cool moms do think alike!:)

Phil and Liz said...

Love it Love it Love It!!!!! Tell Caleb the Washburns are all so proud of his accomplishments and can't wait to play Legos with him! Thanks for sharing his "extra birthday"!!!! Love you guys!

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