After Caleb's party in Birmingham, a little sadness settled in as I realized that my baby was really 1, that a year had passed, and that he wasn't such a little baby anymore! My how time flies! And what a year it has been! Caleb was born on election day in which our fine president was elected into office--what a way to enter the world, Caleb! Anyway, he came out weighing 9 lbs, 4 oz, and was 22 in. long. The weeks just flew by as we entered the holiday season and adjusted to life with two! Before we knew it, Caleb was already 3 months, and we were putting our house on the market. Little by little, we prepared for our move to Charleston as Caleb learned to sit alone and eat baby food. Brian finished up his internal medicine fellowship at UAB, and Abby Grace celebrated her 3rd birthday! The month of June was filled with packing, moving, unpacking, traveling, and more unpacking! We finally arrived for good on June 30, and Brian began his GI Fellowship. Caleb continued to grow like a weed... learning to crawl, eat table food, and say his first words. Since then, we have been trying to settle in our new home and life here in Charleston! The kids have never really missed a beat and seem to like their new house and town, but more importantly, they really love and adore each other! Now that Caleb has turned 1, he has turned into quite the handful... climbing, talking, eating, crawling, and climbing some more! Not walking yet, but don't worry, he knows how to get around! Anyway, we feel so blessed for such a wonderful first year with Caleb and look forward to watching him and Abby Grace grow together.
ANYWAY... We celebrated Caleb's actual birthday at home with a wonderful spaghetti casserole and leftover birthday cake! The kids had their favorite: macaroni and cheese. Caleb thoroughly enjoyed opening all of his presents, and we all played with Caleb's new toys together as a family. That's what I call a perfect evening! Happy 1st Birthday, Caleb!