Monday, March 28, 2011

20 random Chalin facts

Back in December (I believe), Chalin was in need of getting the rest of his shots, so we decided to find a new doctor in Edmond. At that appointment, the new doctor (which we love, by the way--I mean, he has the first name Mickey...of course, he would be an aahh-mazing pediatrician)--anyway, he went ahead and pretty much conducted Chalin's 3-year checkup since it was so close to his b-day......Me, being the worry wort that I am, decided to call the doctor again to see if he needed to check him again now that he is officially 3. They thought it would be a good idea to get him on track for his next "well baby check-up," so off we went to the doctor. I won't even get into how we actually had to schedule an appointment for pesky pink eye and they decided to combine the 2 appointments--yay for getting in quickly, but boooo to pink eye.

A.N.Y.W.A.Y.S.--man, I am having a hard time focusing.....I thought now would be a good opportunity to tell you how big Chalin is and some of his favorites right now. I could go on, and on, AND on, so I'm going to make this a
top 20 list of random facts about the 3 year old Chalin
and call it quits.

1. Weighs 34 lbs--69% heavier than children his age; over 3 feet tall (78%)
2. LOVES to watch Word World, Turbo Dogs, & Mighty Machines
3. Can spell a handful of words--that Word World is amazing, I tell ya
4. Puzzles are definitely a favorite and a must have for every day.
5. Would play Candy Land at every waking moment if allowed, but also enjoys Dominoes, Memory, & Yahtzee
6. Is STILL obsessed with construction trucks and emergency vehicles (and of course, mail trucks, any kind of bus, garbage trucks, etc.)
7. Knows all of his upper and lower case letters.
8. Recognizes numbers 1-10 and some numbers 11-20
9. Can count to 13, has a little mix up with 14&15 and gets back on track to 20 with some help
10. LOVES LOVES LOVES books--I don't know who enjoyed the recent book fair at his school more: him or me.
11. Favorite color: BLUE
12. Cannot pronounce C/K sound or G sound--when this finally happens, I sure will miss "Dut (duck), doh (go), tittle (tickle), milt (milk), Dute (Duke)"
13. Favorite part of T-ball is "hitting!" He will go hit buckets and buckets of balls off the T in the front yard, collect them all by himself (at his request), and start over.
14. Very shy & quite the observer, but then opens up to be the sweetest!
15. Still LOVES his Mommy's hair, at bed and whenever else he is tired. Sometimes, he goes out of his way to run his fingers through a few strands while he is playing.
16. One of his favorite things to eat is Egg Drop Soup...with a straw!
17. Other favorites: Cherry Balls & Yogurt Drinks (these have ALWAYS been a favorite)
18. He can work the iPad better than me. And most adults. Seriously.
19. Favorite song: "This Little Light of Mine"
20. He is really starting to enjoy Bible Class--he recently corrected me on how to pronounce Moses' mother's name: Jochebed. No Joke. He had been learning about Moses at Church, and he was very excited to share this story with Chad and me for several days in a row (as in reading the same story in his Bible for two weeks straight).

Like I said, I could go on, and on, AND on, but I'll stop there....for now. Chalin Cale--You are the BEST BLESSING EVER. We love you SO incredibly much.


  1. Love this post! Learned a (few) new things about Chalin, and still got a giggle out of some of the stuff I already know. He is a sweetie for sure!

  2. Um, I wish my 1st graders knew their letters and numbers! What a smartie! Love it!

  3. I am not surprised about him loving books! :) And the egg drop soup with a straw really made me laugh. He's precious!