Thursday, September 20, 2007

Happy Late Birthday Caleb....Welcome Home Thomas!






Oops! I forgot to wish Caleb a Happy Birthday yesterday!!! Caleb is our nephew, David's son. I believe he is turning 11 this year. The picture above is of Caleb and Jake about 2 years ago.
My cousin, Thomas Baker, has been in Iraq for a year now and is finally able to come home tomorrow. He is coming home to a 7 month old baby girl, Peyton. I know his wife Jessica and Peyton both will be ecstatic to have him home. Not to mention how thrilled the rest of his family is! His twin brother, Robert, served a year in Iraq before him, so it is a real blessing to have both of them home now. The 2 pictures above are of Thomas in Iraq - his wife wanted to be sure we knew he hadn't lost his sense of humor!
Just one funny thing Jake said today, and I'll be done(maybe)...... He loves to do anything his daddy does, so he has decided he should be wearing the body spray that his dad wears (along with deodorant most of the time!). So today as we were getting ready, he ran into the bathroom and stuck his little chest out and declared, "Get a smell mom!". :) What a sweet little man - when he wants to be!
Busy weekend ahead!! It's Jake's very first Upward Football game ever! He's so excited to be a "real" football player! It's so funny watching all the 4 and 5 year olds playing. At practice Tuesday night, it was his turn to run with the ball, so he starts off running straight towards the "goal". They were of course all chasing him and trying to get his flag - it's flag football - so he turns 180 degrees and runs the other way trying to get away. He keeps running in a huge circle just trying to avoid them. He finally gets pointed back in the right direction and crosses the goal line. He's been telling everyone since then that he scored a touchdown. We'll see how the actual game goes......
More tomorrow.....

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