Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Almost Done!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Just for Grammy and Gramps!

Grammy and Gramps gave Cohen this cute wagon for his birthday! He loves it! He is so relaxed when he sits in it and he loves to point at everything!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Wild Party!

On saturday, September 5th, we had a combined birthday party for Maddix and Cohen. It was a "King of the jungle" party! We had yummy food, opened presents, and ate cake. It was an amazing celebration with family and friends. Thanks for everyone who made it so special!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Father's Look Back

I can't believe one year has already passed by. It seems as though Cohen has been with us longer and then I remember he's still our little baby boy. I love his vibrant and cheerful personality! He makes me smile every time I see his little grin and dimples. A characteristic I love about him is his determination. He finds something he wants to have or do and literally doesn't give up until he gets it. No matter how much I try to get in his way, he will climb up and over me to get to where he wants to go. He seems like such a big kid too. His hands and feet are enormous! He even has a little pot belly too!

He has never really liked or eaten baby food. As a matter of fact, he will just eat off of our plates. He'll eat just about anything that we eat which makes mealtime pretty easy. Bedtime is a breeze with Cohen.

I do bedtime every night. It goes like this: bath time at 7pm, play time at 7:20pm, story time at about 7:50pm, bottle of milk at 7:55pm, quiet time (where he cools down by sitting on my lap in the dark) at 8pm, in bed by 8:02pm. And then we don't hear from him until 8am the next morning. He's been doing this for 6 months now and it is wonderful. He probably sleeps so well because he runs, literally runs around the house all day long. He's a great walker for 1 year old but it seems as though he went from crawling to running and skipped the walking process.

His one year birthday was on Sunday, September 13th and we had some family and friends over for dinner and cupcakes. We had him try to blow out a candle but I ended up making the wish for him. He already had a big birthday party which was combined with his cousin Maddix so we kept this one small. We saved a few gifts that he didn't open at his party so he could have them on his birthday. He has so many toys now that I am not sure where we will store them a year from now.

It has been such a joy to watch his personality develop and become the little boy he is today. I am excited for the next year and the new experiences Cohen will bring to our home. I love being his dad and I love that he is my son.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Birthday weekend!

It went better...I promise...pictures to follow!