Now that Caleb is starting to talk, I can finally share stories of the funny things he says. One of the humorous things he has started doing this week is singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." To be exact, the three of us start singing it and then, right on cue, Caleb bursts out with the "E-I-E-I-O" line. It makes us laugh, which leads him to laugh, which causes us to laugh even harder.
He also loves to make animal noises and play with his toy tractors. I'd like to think that this is all because of his grandpa's influence on him. Granted, these are all things most 20 month-old boys would be interested in, but I think it's fun to see this "city boy" son of mine enjoying the farming life.
Our most recent trip to visit my parents in PA was such a joy. Not only because it was a nice visit with family and friends, but because it was one of the first times Caleb seemed to really know where he was and was sad to leave. Watching him with my dad was one of my favorite parts of the visit. He always wanted to sit with him and follow him around. I'm pretty sure the highlight of Caleb's visit was riding the tractor with his grandpa.
Right before going to bed each night, Caleb likes to look at a picture we have of my dad and Abby that is our screensaver on our computer. He looks at it and says, "Ga Night, Papa" and waves to his grandpa. It makes me happy and breaks my heart all at the same time.
No matter the distance between Caleb and his "grandpa with the cows," they have a bond that I look forward to seeing grow with each year.