Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Back in October, we took Cullen out to a pumpkin patch.  We had lots of fun.  He loves being outside, so crawling around outside all morning was right up his alley.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Family Pictures

Our last true family of 3 pictures.  Taken 11 days before Cullen's first birthday.

Cullen's Birthday Party

These pictures are way past due, but here is Cullen's First Birthday Party.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cullen is 1 Year Old

Much has happened in the last year.  It is so hard for me to believe that Cullen has grown so much, physically and mentally.  He has gone from sleeping all the time to crawling everywhere and talking a lot.  Words that he says now are:
  • Dada
  • Mama
  • Boo-kkk (Boo Kitty)
  • O-kkk (Okay)
  • Gocle (tickle)
  • Coowen (Cullen)
  • Ksss (Kiss)
  • Ug (Hug)
  • Bapf (Bath)
  • Essss (Yes)
He has not said "no" yet.  I am thankful for that.  He smiles at everybody.  He loves people.  It is easy to make him laugh, sometimes even when he is crying. His favorite thing to do is splash and second favorite thing is crawling.  He loves pushing his walker.  He likes to eat cheese, tomatoes, anything with tomato sauce, macaroni and cheese, tortillas, bread, cheerios, bananas, apple sauce, apple juice, and fruit and oatmeal.  He doesn't like to drink his milk, but I make him do it anyway.  He goes to bed at 9, wakes up at 8, and takes two 1.5 hour naps a day.  He goes to play group with lots of other babies.  He does pretty well with his friends but occasionally gives them love pats on the face.  He dances every time he hears music and sometimes when there is no music at all.  He loves to go to the aquarium and watch the fish swimming.  He had only one cold in his first year.  He nursed for 11.5 months.  He didn't mind switching to formula, not even a little bit. He dresses up and plays Living History with us once a month.  He likes to sing.  He tries to do the motions to "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and he claps every time I sing "If You're Happy and You Know It."  His favorite book is God Made You Special, a Veggie Tales book with a button that sings a song.  He likes to cuddle when he is sleepy or he feels bad. He sits with us during church and does a pretty good job of keeping quiet, especially if there are cheerios.  For his birthday, he got money, clothes, a swimming pool, and lots of toys.

His 1 year stats are:
  • Head: 42 cm, 47 %
  • Height: 30.2 in, 74%
  • Weight: 20 lb 6 oz, 35% (up from 15% at 9 months)
I love that boy. I am proud that he is ours.  Thanks be to God for giving him to us.
Cullen, just a few moments after birth.

Cullen on his first birthday.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cullen's First Easter

8 Months

Cullen turned 8 months old on March 28. We have been so busy lately, I am just now getting the pictures up.  I am putting up so many for his grandparents and aunties.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Heather's Baby Shower

My cousin, Heather, is having a baby next month.  We had a baby shower for her at my mom's house.  Can you guess her room theme? Haha.  Winnie the Pooh is still one of my favorite characters.

No blog post of mine would be complete without...

Cullen Goes Camping

We had lots of fun on our first family camping trip. We went with friends and even spent some time with Aunt Sarah, Grammie, and Paw Paw. Cullen was a happy camper. It was a little chilly the first night and Cullen woke up very cold. So... Grant and Cullen slept in the car. That's okay, I still call it a success.

First St. Patrick's Day

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a weenie roast in the backyard.  Cullen wore  his tam from Grammie.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7 Months

Cullen turned 7 months old yesterday. I snapped this picture after bath time.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

All Baby, All the Time

I am still amazed by the amount of love I have for my little baby.  He is growing so much and learning new things everyday.  He can pull up a little and rolls around all over the place. He loves everything: people, animals, toys, everything!  He has two new teeth.  We think he started teething at about nine weeks, so we are very glad that they finally came through!  Right now, he is eating cereal (barley is his favorite), carrots, peas, and bananas.  He is drinking white grape juice, apple juice, and of course, breastmilk and some formula.

On Cullen's half birthday, we went on a hike at a local park.  We all had fun.

Cullen and Daddy looking at the fish in the windmill pond.

Grant's mom, "Mimzy," says Cullen looks just like Grant in this picture.

Other random pictures from the past month...

Cullen wearing GranDan's (Grant's dad) baby dress.

Cullen pulling up for the first time.

Driving is serious business.

Cullen and his girlfriend, Julia.