Friday, October 24, 2008

Standing and Babbling

The World's Gone Mad

Well, the World is spinning out of control. Financial markets are crashing, the Badgers and Gophers have somehow traded their historical spots in the Big Ten standings...ugh!, and most importantly Cullen is growing crazy fast. Showing the Swanson genes are in full effect he has begun crawling forward and now is able to pull himself up (with a little help) on furniture and stand. Its nuts. This kid is a freak. Nothing he does anymore surprises us. He babbles constantly, a trait he must have inherited from his Mom, is always quick with a smile, and has grown quite fond of using his iron grip on Camp's fur. We are having a blast with parenthood and as always are excited to see what lies this rate I'm hoping he'll be able to man the snowblower this winter.

P.S. Enjoy it my Gopher brethren

P.S.S. I guess the LaVigne genes might be playing a role in Cullen's above mentioned feats.

P.S.S.S. Lisa is standing over my shoulder

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Autumn Bonus

Here's a treat - two posts in one week. These pics are just too good not to post right away! Enjoy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall is here

And with the autumn season comes two of our favorite activities: Oktoberfest and Badger football games. Dirk and I were able to enjoy some adult time at the torchlight parade - followed by a party at the north-side fest grounds. Tracy and Jason headed up to WI so that J could experience his first Big 10 football game. Cullen and Camp stayed behind with Grandma and Grandpa Swanson. Jason's an LSU fan, so Dirk and Tracy thought it was important to show him a real football game! Unfortunately, it was "the day the music died". The crazy UW band kids got suspended for questionable hazing activities. Maybe that movie "American Pie" wasn't really that far off base!

As for Mr. Cullen, he's doing great. He's changing so much every week. He doesn't yet crawl forward, but he can still maneuver his way across the room with a series of rolls, lunges and turns. It's really an amazing sight (video to come...). Cullen always has a ton of fun spending time with his cousins. As you can see, the parents love making their babies pose for corny pics. He also loves his "big boy" high chair. We can't figure out if the feeders (i.e. mom and dad) are unskilled or if Cullen really is a messy boy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Maggi's Wedding

We had lots of fun at the Maggi and Dave's wedding as evidenced by the party pics. Maggi was the happiest bride ever - not to mention quite stunning. Now 2 more Moore family weddings on the books (Lindsay and Annie). Do you think we can count on Tom for Mack the Knife at both?

Cullen has had quite the week. He is on the verge of crawling. In fact, he's pretty much crawling backwards. If we take our eyes off of him for a second, he will end up in some odd place like under the ottoman. Cullen is also a huge fan of the Johnny Jump Up. Basically, he loves to be on the move.