Monday, February 13, 2012

Party Time

Last Saturday we got to celebrate the birthday of our very very special Amity Blythe Culbertson (ABC). She and Owen are just 6 weeks apart, and it's been an absolute joy to watch them develop over this last year. These two kiddos are as different as can be, but so far they get along great, and we are so thrilled.

1. Amity started out with all of her weight gain in the first 6 months. Then she started getting picky with her solids and has given her mama a run for her money. Owen, as you know, fell down his growth curves a little further each of those first 6 months, and solids were his saving grace.

2. Amity is sweet, petite, feminine, gorgeous, and sits still when you hold her.
      Owen is sweet, but so rough and tumble, and he'll only sit still if he has a fever.

3. Amity is WALKING! O, though he has taken a few steps is very tentative.

Rachel (Amity's mama) went with a beautiful red & pink Valentine's day theme. Not a detail was missed. She is the DIY queen.

Home made cake and cupcakes. I'm so impressed with anyone who can do fondant!
Do you see her sweet little food labels as well? Nice touch, Rach!

Look at sweetsie birthday girl in her little bloomers. She's standing alone!

A match made in Heaven?

The Culbertsons: Rachel, Sterling, & Amity

Quick family shot... several attempts to get O to look @ the camera.

'Happy Birthday to ABC!'

Ok, it's time to dig in.


All cleaned up after her post-cake bath. Look at her sweet slippers. I do hope I can dress up a baby girl someday.

But honestly, O couldn't get any cuter in his little overalls.
Look at them holding hands.

They are trying to decide what that big yellow ball in the sky is. They thought the sun only came out in August & September.

Yesterday we went to a wedding shower for my old boss at the School of Nursing. O was one of 4 babies there, but he was out of control. I think Mike put a quarter in him before we went because he was everywhere. People were saying to me, 'Wow, you really have your hands full'. We also helped the hosts baby proof (they have a 6 month old). Owen found matches, vitamins, candles, etc. People were sitting on the ground with their drink and he would crawl up and dunk his hand in. I suppose we have some things to work on! Needless to say, I didn't visit much with anyone. Also needless to say, I think I will leave him at home for the next such event... even if other kiddos are coming!

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