Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reading Time

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Drinking problems...

I have no idea why, but I have not been able to get Porter to drink out of a cup very well.  I've offered him a variety of drinks (different watered down juices, milk, water).  As well as a variety of different cups.  He has tried several different sippy cups, some regular plastic cups, water bottles, this cup picture above which is a Doidy Cup.  I've tried getting him to drink out of a straw.  He liked the Doidy cup most of the first day.  I don't know if this picture does justice to what it looks like.  After that, he hasn't really wanted anything to do with it.  He has never really had a bottle and I'm pretty much ready to be done nursing so I've got to get this kid drinking somehow!  My other boys took right to drinking out of sippy cups way younger than Porter is now so I'm not really sure what I'm going to do except keep on trying.

Too bad he's so darn cute, isn't it?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Porter is growing up

Porter is growing up.  He turned one last week.  He had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday.  He weights 26 pounds 15 ounces, which is actually a pound less than what he weighed at his last check up but when you are off the charts in the first place it's not too big of a concernt to lose a pound.  He is also 30 1/2 inches long.  Porter has been getting better and better at standing on his own.  On Sunday he took his first step forward a couple of times.  Since then he has continued to get braver.  Here is a video of him taking a few steps yesterday.  Today he has taken even more at a time.  It's so fun to watch him grow.  Vance thinks it is hilarious to watch him walk.
The other video just makes me laugh.  Porter loves to squat down and hang out like that and I caught it on video and thought I'd share it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

from a few silly shamrocks

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

One Year Old Boys

Having Porter turn a year old has made me reflect on when the other boys celebrated their first birthday.  Here is a little look down  memory lane.
Here is Vance on his first birthday in 2006.
Here is Tanner on his first birthday in 2008.

And of course, here is Porter on his birthday this year.

They are each a blessing to me.  I love them so much!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Birthday Boy

We celebrated Porter's first birthday today with a little party that included both sets of grandparents.  Lucky Boy!  We had a little "On the Go" Party theme with airplanes, trains, trucks, and boats.  Porter enjoyed the cupcakes I made and had fun with his new toys!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Porter!

Porter is one!  Time goes by so quickly.  Babies grow so much their first year.  Porter has been a joyful addition to our family.  I am grateful that he is my son.  It has been fun to watch him grow and hit different milestones in this past year.  He is always jabbering, growling, or making other cute noises.  He is a sweet guy.  Since he was the third boy, I guess he decided he needed to be my biggest baby!  I love him so much and feel so blessed to be his mother.  Here is the video I put together of photos from his first year of life.