Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party

This year, we were unable to do our normal thing for the trick-or-treaters... but we found other ways to have fun with Halloween.  We threw a Halloween party for our small group. It took two weeks to decorate the house and it was worth it.  The main feature of the party was dinner followed by a couple of silly party games.

Grant and I served a full course meal including punch and hors d'oeuvres, tomato soup, bread, pot roast with carrots and potatoes, salad, and pumpkin spice pudding for dessert.  According to the Emily Post etiquette book, it was not a formal dinner because we did not have servants.  Grant and I served the meal to all 20 of our (adult) guests plus we served ourselves.

At the party there were 22 adults and 4 babies.  Unfortunately, I was very busy with the meal and did not get many pictures of our guests.  The costumes were great!  We had so much fun! Hopefully we can do it again.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beach Baby

Cullen went on his first business trip with Daddy a couple of weeks ago.  While Daddy was working, Cullen and I went to the aquarium for a little while.  He seemed to like it.

After work, we all went to the beach.  Cullen hated it because of the wind.  We still managed to get some good pictures.

12 Weeks Old!

This sweet little boy of ours is already 12 weeks old! He started teething at 9 weeks and is still working out getting those two front teeth down and possibly a couple more in the back.  Nursing really hurts his mouth, so I hope these teeth break through soon!  At Cullen's 1 month check up, he was in the 82 percentile for weight and at 2 months, he was in the 36 percentile for weight. The dramatic shift in his growth chart was a bit of a concern so later this week, he will be going in for a weight check. Please pray that he has gone up a little on the chart.  I don't think it looks good since he has been having trouble with eating lately, but I could be wrong.

I have recently realized that almost all of the pictures that I take of Cullen are in his carseat.  I sit with him in the backseat of the car and have found it to be a convenient time to take pictures.  You can tell that we take him lots of places.  As long as he doesn't have a dirty diaper and it isn't feeding time, he seems to enjoy it.  What a relief!

Driving around in Corpus Christi

This is what it is like now when we go out to eat with our friends. 

It is just so easy to get him to smile!

5 generations
His normal face without anybody talking or making faces.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

8 to 10 Weeks Old

Some more pictures of Cullen from weeks 8-10. He is talking more and more everyday. I am starting to forget our life before he was born.  I just love him so much!

Big Yawn!

He just can't keep his eyes open for my phone's camera flash.

We call this move the "ET."

With friends at our small group.  We are missing one baby.

Daddy reading the Bible to Cullen.