Kaleb’s 11th Birthday Post
must begin with the END…
because this 11 year old knew EXACTLY what this day was about for him.
More than the decorations
the much anticipated,
The rest of the day was strategically planned to most quickly and enjoyably arrive at that end,
↓Which was This↓
Super job in picking something worthy of the moment Daddy! Climax reached with no deflation! And BIG THANKS to Gramma & Grampa and Meema & Poppi for pitching in!!!
Kaleb made it to his moment, and APPROVED.
HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY KALEB!!
Ahhh… how sad to stop there!
We’d better take the path that got us to the top;
it’s just as good!
Starting with Breakfast…
of fruit salad, yoghurt and granola…
chosen by Kaleb himself,
Next came a request from Kaleb, that melted his Mama’s heart.
A COFFEE DATE WITH MAMA!!!!
(Oh my beating heart!)
Mama and Birthday Boy at Coffee Culture in Rangiora, just after a trip to ToyWorld where his Birthday “crown” was chosen… an army helmet to match his Army-themed Birthday.
Kaleb thought it would be FINE to bring Ted along…
But IMPORTANT to leave Lloyd behind
to do the decorating.
After coffee (a caramel frappe for Kaleb)… a browse through Toy World… and a quick stop at the supermarket… we made it home for the PERFECT lunch…
according to, and chosen by Kaleb.
Lunch was followed by a trip to the neighbor’s where they have a fresh batch of baby Jersey calves. Kaleb didn’t want to venture too far from home so thought this would be the BEST way to kill a little more time before the main event…
(Big Thanks to Kelvin and Denise for obliging us!)
“When is Daddy coming home AGAIN???”
Lloyd to the rescue!
Lloyd rigged up a fun little gift box that was filled with foam airplane cutouts.
All the Peas got one… assembled their planes… and spent that last hours of sunlight (GORGEOUS SPRING DAY by the way!) in the front yard having airplane wars.
Until the last plane broke–and the tape ran out.
Daddy made it home!!!
(BEST Daddy in the World!!!)
There was no dinner or cake to be had with all the built-up anticipation for
THE MAIN EVENT
which was momentarily preceded by these gifts (Uh… socks and gloves) that Kaleb tolerated…
…in order to get to ↓THIS↓…
But it would be sad to not include a snapshot of the sophisticated choices Kaleb made for Dinner and Dessert…
Pesto Pasta with Bruschetta…
Gramma’s Famous Blueberry Cheesecake!
You know what Kaleb…
We know it was YOUR Birthday,
but you made OUR day!
We Love you Buddy!!!