Thursday, July 9, 2009

Caleb turns 6!

We had a fabulous weekend for Caleb's celebration! I am pretty sure that he had a good time. After our rodeo fun we headed down to Scofield for the traditional fireworks off the island and playing in the lake. Caleb says his highlight of the weekend was being able to climb on the climbing wall in the park at Scofield. I think he enjoyed that most because he felt so brave at going so high up, he really accomplished something and felt so good about himself.
On the day of Caleb's birthday we had a lot going on. We went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house in the morning. Caleb said he wanted to do that for his birthday and who could deny him that? It was very neat to go together and Caleb was really excited to go. After we left the temple Caleb commented on how good he felt inside, he is such a good boy. In the afternoon Caleb had several of his friends over for a swimming party. I think the kids had the most fun when we pulled out the inflatable swords and they started playing Star Wars. After the party Granny and Grandpa Gray came over for German Pancakes and they gave him his presents and then after it was dark we did a special fireworks show just for Caleb to end his birthday the right way. It was Caleb's Golden Birthday (which means his birthday is the 6th and he turned 6 this year) so I wanted to make it super special for him. So, with only a few hours left I asked him if he wanted to do anything else before his birthday was done and he could not come with anything. Good sign. The only thing he wanted to do that I said no to was playing with his model magic present. That stuff takes more time than we had. :)
Caleb has grown so much this past year. Besides playing baseball, soccer, learning how to pump himself on the swing, holding still for a haircut (much to Rob's delight) and starting Kindergarten; he learned how to read, spell, write really well and become a better big brother. There is so much Caleb has done this past year and we are so proud of him. We love you, Caleb!


Heidi Mae said...

Happy late birthday Caleb! Glad you had such a fun day. :)

jonathan said...

Happpy Birthday, Caleb! Man, I wish we were there with you guys. Jon

Katy said...

Wow, I didn't realaize that our 2 boys are almost exactly the same age! Sounds like he had a great time for his birthday! I love celebrating my children too!

Alisa said...

We are so sorry we missed his big day--we were out of town practically all month. He is such a handsome boy. Can you believe he is headed to first grade?