Sunday, April 26, 2009


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Spring Photos

Spring Has Sprung

Coulter loves the outdoors and is happiest when the sun is shining, so these past few days have been a welcome break from the rain! Coulter received some musical instruments for his first birthday and the drums are a huge hit!! We also got together with Olivia for lunch at the French Bakery...Olivia is about 4 hours older than Coulter, so it is fun to see them together...I think he likes older women.

Monday, April 13, 2009

First Birthday Cake!!

Check out the amazing cake Sean made for Coulter. Coulter immediately went for the rice crispy treat canon on the pirate ship.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Big Birthday!!!!!!!

We are hoping Coulter starts to feel better soon...he has had a high fever since Wednesday. Sean is also hacking and sneezing like crazy. The doctors don't seem worried about Coulter (we have had him in once and mom calls daily...imagine that) so we are just going to keep him cool and comfortable until the fever breaks. Despite the fact that Coulter has been sick most of the week, Sean and I insisted that he have a small celebration today so we took him to have his first cupcake at Saint Cupcake in NW Portland.

We picked out four different types of cakes...German Chocolate (mom's fav), hot fudge, vanilla buttercream and chocolate cream cheese. Coulter took absolutely no interest in eating any of the cakes. He was, however, quite intrigued with the candle and tried to poke all of us in the eye with it.

In other exciting news, the Casey Family sent a balloon-a-gram today. Coulter got a kick out of the colorful balloon..thanks Caseys!! Anne took Coulter for a walk at dinnertime so Sean and I could have an adult dinner (THANK YOU, ANNE!!)...Sean made an amazing meal of blue cheese stuffed bacon wrapped chicken and garlic mashers.

All around a wonderful day...even if the boys were a bit under the weather.

Friday, April 3, 2009

364 Days Ago...

..I had no idea how much I could love another human being. I really thought I understood parenting...I knew it would be challenging and tiring at times and that I would need to dig deep to find patience during a 4AM screaming session. I also thought I could envision the love and pride I would feel every time I looked at this child. I have come to realize something that all moms know...there is no love in this world greater than the love you have for your child. No matter how much spit up or how many dirty diapers, or midnight crying jags you deal all seems to be worth it when that toothless grin greets you first thing in the morning and your child plants a wide open mouth "kiss" on your cheek.

This has been a wild year...filled with highs and lows and I couldn't imagine it any other way. We had a bit of a rough start, true...and that experience changed me forever. I have had many titles in my life...but being Coulter's mom is by far my favorite.

Happy "almost" birthday, to my beautiful baby have made our lives complete.