Thursday, October 30, 2008

A couple more pics

When I was looking at pictures for yesterday's post, I ran into to these as well. These were taken a year ago today, October 30, 2007. Man I love this little guy!d It is also amazing how much the other kids have grown in a year - no wonder I'm tired!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Year Ago Today...

October 20, 2007
Taiyuan, China

October 29, 2008
Our bedroom (no, we don't let his sisters wear makeup like this all the time - we're getting ready for our harvest party at church tonight)

I couldn't let the day go by without this post. There is so much I could write about how far Caleb has come in a year and how he is securely wiggled into all of our hearts forever. He has gained 8.5 pounds and grown 6 inches in a year. He has learned to walk. He is starting, however slowly, to talk. He can now open door knobs, the refrigerator, climb the kitchen table, feed the dog the contents of said refrigerator and empty the contents of every bucket in the toy room - all within a 10minute time span. He gets so excited about trucks and cars that he wiggles and yells "whoa!!!" everytime he sees a big truck. He has the funniest prayer face - he gets so serious and wrinkles his brow as he folds his hands. He gives lots of hugs and kisses and has a heart for those who are hurting. He loves to wrestle and has the most impish grin I have ever seen. He is our little ray of sunshine and we can't imagine life without him. We love you Caleb and thank God for this day a year ago when you entered our lives forever!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

G's and Straws!

Last night, completely on his own, Caleb made the "g" sound!! And this morning he drank some chocolate milk through a straw!!! Just when you get discouraged that you've hit a roadblock, God gives you a little sparkle and they take off some more.
Praising God for the little things...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ok, ok, ok......

For those who have emailed me wondering if I've given up on blogging - I got the picture! No, the Weikels have not fallen off the face of the earth. Here is proof!

Feast or famine should be the new name for my blog. It isn't that I've not been busy in the past. But this school year's schedule seems to have very little wiggle room for extras, like let's say, blogging (or grocery shopping, sleeping - well you get the picture). I've made a few changes that have been good for me. I now take a 30 minute walk every day, have joined a new Bible study, have kept up with my book club. These are my sanity saving devices and have given my some built in quiet times that I've needed. It is awfully hard to hear God talking when life around you is making so much noise!
A year ago today, we all boarded a plane and were on our way to China. We were unsure of what awaited us, just knew that God was calling us there to our little boy. We met a little guy who was scared, undernourished, developmentally delayed and oh so sweet. Tonight I spent most of the almost 2 hours of High School Musical 3(yes, that is yet another post...) chasing that sweet but now active 3 year old down the aisle twice during the movie, hanging out in the lobby, retrieving him from BEHIND the video games, chasing him down the hall, keeping him out of SAW V. Needless to say, a lot has happened with our little guy in a year. He has also learned how to open the refrigerator on his own this week. I'll post more about that next week...