Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mr Independent!

Caleb has really grown in leaps and bounds since Beckham has been born! Its been amazing to watch him and see myself start to trust him and treat him like he is growing up.

First off all he is so helpful and will help me get things when I'm feeding the baby or will help Davis get his shoes on or get a drink. Its been a life saver! He also loves to hold the baby....Its so nice to just have him hold him for me for a couple of minutes when I have to do something. Today he even helped me hold him at the restaurant while I got ready to nurse and then he handed him to me.

He also has started taking showers all by himself in the morning and getting himself completely dressed. Its wonderful to just tell him to go get ready and he knows how to do everything himself!Poor kid...its hard to feel all grown up when Mom sticks the camera in the shower...but hes a good sport!

He has learned how to call 911, John at work, our address and we are working on learning my phone number right now. He rides his bike without training wheels. He knows to check if something has peanuts in it before he eats anything not from Mom. He helps clear the table at night, sort the laundry, and all sorts of other chores around the house.

Most of all Ive learned I just have to trust him because he is much more capable that I sometimes give him credit for...or maybe there is a part of me that has been holding onto my baby. There just isn't much about him that's "my baby" anymore!

7 comments:

Lawther family said...

Its hard to admit they are growing up huh? I Love the picture of him feeding Beckham, he looks just like John in it. :) Too cute.

Grandma Caroline said...

Aw, that reminds me so much of his Uncle Brian. It's so hard not to depend on a child that you can trust so much. It was after Mark was born that Brian became a real big brother to you. Before you know it he will be changing Beckham's diapers!

RL said...

That is EXACTLY how I have been feeling about Tyler lately. He is just changing...going from my baby boy, to my boy. He too takes showers, has chores and will do anything for us! Ahhhh...how hard, but wonderful it is! Love the shower pic by the way. :)

Mark and/or Lisa said...

Atta baby Clayboots

Campbell Family said...

what an awesome helper you are to your mom! Way to go buddy! I definitely agree with you about it being hard to let our "babies" grow up....time just goes by way too fast!

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

He does look so big in those pictures holding Beckham! What a stud!

Sara said...

What a great big brother! I hope Mason is like that whenever we have baby number 3.