Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Great Pumpkin

This was the best looking pumpkin in the patch! This little pumpkin is quite the talker, so watch what you say, you just might hear it repeated back to you :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Coulter's First Steps

Yesterday was a really big day at the Seidell house. Coulter took his first steps. He surprised us yesterday on the deck by standing up and wobbling for the first time. He'd stand up, wobble, and fall down on his bum. Then he'd repeat it again and again. Then something else happened, he decided that he'd also walk. I thought the standing was pretty significant so I grabbed the camera and took a video of Coulter. We felt very lucky that we got to be there, but what's even more amazing is that we have his first steps recorded so you can see them too.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Closing in on Summer 2009

This summer has been full of excitement. It started in May with a visit from the Philly Grandparents and continued with a visit from the California Almas in July and then in August Sean and Nichole went on a romantic 4 day vacation in New York and Vermont while Coulter was spoiled by Grammie and Pop C.

We have frequented Forest Park, the Children's Museum, OMSI, the farmer's markets, the library, and of course the pool. It has been a wonderful fun filled summer with lots of changes. Coulter is growing by leaps and bounds. He has started singing the alphabet tune, loves his "melmo" (aka Elmo) toothbrush and has also had his first encounter with the potty. Mom, dad, dog, Jay, bubbles, baby, Alma, Elmo, bama (aks Obama), sit, more, done, "shhh", circle, apple, poop, ba-ba, shoes, no, yes, up, me, eyes, nose, flower, tree, leaf, and penis are now part of Coulter's vocabulary.

We are looking forward to a fun fall when Coulter can walk (still working on that one) and we can explore and discover even more of the world through his eyes.

Happy Labor Day Weekend and I will post again soon!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Move over Hemingway!

...this child has things to say!!

Coulter is starting to talk..this is so much fun. He can communicate with us now in ways that he couldn't just a few weeks ago. He points to the sun in the book and says "circle". He also likes to say Elmo, momma (this is not new), bird, tree, Jay (our neighbor), up, hi, yeah, poop (so proud), alma (grandparents), and apple...still waiting for dad to become obvious. Today Anne told me that he said Grover...he has a cute shirt with Grover on the front.
I am not surprised that a child with our genes likes to talk! I am looking forward to more new and interesting phrases and words...!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Grandma and Gramps (aka Almas) Visit

Coulter spent a few days entertaining his Almas (which is what he has taken to calling Sean's parents) this past week. Anna and Steve drove up from Modesto and were a huge help in watching Coulter while Anne is on vacation. Here are some fun photos from their adventures, which included many hours in the water, reading books, dancing, riding the zebra (the latest addition to Coulter's toy collection from the Almas), and chasing the dogs around the house. Thanks Anna and Steve for everything!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fun in the Sun!

We have been totally enjoying this amazing weather. Coulter is so focused on learning how to walk and he wants to explore every square inch of the house and the dirty laundry basket and the dog's water, being able to take him on weekend adventures allows us to tire him out and keep him from playing in the silverware drawer.

Here are a few photos from Sunday at Jamison Park in Portland and a few of Coulter and dad watching Sesame Street on YouTube.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Le Petit Gastronome

Coulter has been introduced to some new and exciting foods lately. His favorites so far include duck egg and blue cheese omelets and blueberry/banana smoothies a la Anne and Daddy's homemade pesto pasta. Mom seems to make some pretty good toasted sunflower butter sandwiches (but we all know Mom isn't really the cook in this house). He has moved from cow's milk to goat's milk, which seems to agree with his belly. As always, sweet potato french fries and veggie nuggets are staples.

Coulter's taste buds seem to be changing almost does his emerging personality. He has become much more assertive (I think that's what they call it now..) in the past few weeks. Letting you know when he is done or when he wants more...very clearly..the sign language is a big help here. He also wants to walk on his own, but isn't quite there yet which I think he finds frustrating. We have had a few head bonks around here and I know as Coulter learns to walk, we will have many more slips, trips, and falls.