Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Our Little Angel

This was a big week for Cullen. Not only did he roll over for the first time, but he was also Baptized. Both milestones made his parents very proud. On the day of his Baptism, we sat through mass while Cullen slept on Grandpa Mark's lap. Then, he woke up, drank a bottle and was ready for the show. Cullen was a very happy baby during the ceremony - he cooed and smiled the whole time. He really enjoys being the center of attention. I guess if you are that cute - you had better get used to it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Four Months and Counting

Well kids, in case you haven’t noticed and judging by the page hits you haven’t, it’s been a while since our last written update. Summer got a bit of a late start, but it’s been a fun one so far. Cullen turned 4 months on Sunday. It’s hard to believe the little guy has been with us that long. It has been an amazing ride and watching him develop these past weeks has been as rewarding an experience as I have encountered.

This past weekend was pretty action packed. Aunt Tracy visited us from Austin. It was great to see her and she looked fabulous. Her visit wasn’t as wild as those of the past, being that her and Jason are now expecting their first child. There is an ongoing joke in our family that Tracy has always been a step behind her big brother and once again she has proven this to be true. However, Lisa and I couldn’t be more excited that Cullen will have another cousin to grow up with.

The wild part of last weekend came with the visit of Lisa’s college friends, Tony, Katie, their son Wyatt, Derek, Megan, Chrissy and James. The first cold one was cracked at 2pm and the last game of tippy cup ended at 1am. It was a blast, with a grill out and bonfire in-between, and D showing his fishing prowess by landing one ugly ass catfish. Scotty would inform us later that they are the best eating fish in the river. You can take a look at the picture and be the judge of that. Good times had by all and looking forward to the next one.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cabin Fever

Cullen made his first trip up to Wowee’s cabin on Big Fish Lake along with my Mom, Brigette, Mason and Annie. Mason and Cullen were angels. They spent their playtime eating, burping and farting – because that’s what infants are good at. By next year they will be playing on the beach and swimming in the lake. Brigette, Annie and I have great memories of time spent at Big Fish Lake as children. It’s fun to begin introducing Cullen to the things that I enjoyed growing up. I’m realizing that’s the fun part of parenting.

We also met the newest LaVigne: Sylvie. Dan and Aren are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. Sylvie definitely looks like Dan as a baby. And unfortunately, she also has the LaVigne head – and caused Aren a bit of trouble during delivery! Cullen and Mason are already discussing hazing tactics to initiate her into the LaVigne club.