Caleb turned 7 about 2 weeks ago. I had been anticipating his birthday for so long that it felt like he should be turning 8. :) Anyway, it was a fun celebration. Caleb asked only a placemat of the Canadian provinces for his birthday. Happily, I was able to find one. As well as placemats of Europe and Africa (to complement the one we have of the whole world). Obviously, Caleb and Joshua are still in love geography. It's a love we are happy to encourage. They can identify, by continent, all the countries in the world (or at least 95%), and probably point out at 75-80% on a non-labeled map. They've got me beat, for sure. :)
Caleb has grown up a lot in the last year. He's almost tall enough to turn on the kitchen sink without a stool, he learned how to pound meat and cut vegetables. He's a huge help with carrying things around the house and putting things away. He loves to read and listen to books on CD. He loves to learn, which makes teaching him easy. He and Joshua memorized their first chapter of the Bible in the last month or so: Psalm 1.
He's a great son and we are happy to see that he is learning to become more loving and a better servant to those around him. We love you, Caleb!