Several people have asked how we exactly told our families about the sex and name. So, here's my summary:
For out-of-staters, we simply gave them a celebratory phonecall. We wished they could've made it to our party, but c'est la vie!
On Saturday, March 21st, we held a cookout at my parents' house with hotdogs, hamburgers, and the usual yummy faire. Everyone invited knew that we were going to announce the big news, so in that sense, it wasn't completely a surprise as to the reason for our gathering.
I decided to bake and decorate a cake with boyish colors and the name on top to give the big reveal to everyone. I had so much fun decorating the cake with blue and green dots and circles :)
We got everyone together in the dining room and I still had the cake cover over it, even with a handtowel draped on top to prevent overly curious eyes from trying to peep :)
We gave a 3-2-1 countdown and I lifted the cake cover lid off.
Here's what our families saw:
The cake turned out beautifully (if I do say so myself) and delicious. After everyone got a view of the cake, Brent gave a speech about how we decided on the name and our prayers for our new son.
Caleb was one of the 12 scouts who was asked to see what the Promised Land looked like. What they saw there were men who were as large as giants along with fortifed walls. Only Caleb and Joshua of the twelve scouts gave the go-ahead based on faith and believing God's promise to take the land. Imagine, God clearly gave them insight on where the Promised Land was, yet ten men refused to accept that message in faith. We are hoping that our Caleb will take God at His word in everything he does, and remain faithful to God, no matter what. For the entire account, read about it here in Numbers.
We are still working on the middle name, and I think we're getting closer to a final choice. But rest assured, it will be special just like his first name.