Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merriest Christmas to YOU!

I have a ton to be thankful for this year- like NEW LIFE, a new cousin!!!, new friends, being loved on profusely by all who know me, and learning about Jesus and why he came into this world... for my heart and yours! I still fit in my truck, as you can see... Daddy's committed to marking my growth and I AM growing! I'm so big that now I can hold my own toys; I can roll over 95% of the way; I can grab my toes; AND I can show my support of my favorite team!
It also just happens to be my Dad's favorite team- like Father, like Son.
Speaking of WVU, I took a trip to meet the other half of my family over Thanksgiving.
This is me and my Grand-pap- he and I hit it off!
And, this is my Great Grandma Blanche, so here are
4 generations of Musillis!
Boy, did she make me giggle!
And, my Grandma Carrie came down from Ohio to love on me, too. I think she kissed me almost as much as my Dad does! Must run in the family (but I really like it!) In this picture, she was going to give me a bath in the SAME sink that my Daddy took baths in when he was my age.
Here we are at my Great Grandma Iris's house. Another picture of 4 generations. I feel so blessed to have THREE Great Grandma's and, man, do they LOVE me!
One day Daddy took me "out the farm" and showed me
what hunting in West Virginia is like-- COLD!
My Auntie Polly got married to Goose on Nov 22nd! Isn't she beautiful?
This is my family dancing at her wedding! We spent the whole weekend up in the mountains celebrating- it was such fun!
I've got moves! I ALSO have quite the hairdo these days. Somehow I've managed to rub off the hair on the back of my head (have a nice, smooth bald spot back there), and then a bit of a mullet in the back with this amazing mohawk up on top. Usually, my Mom does a comb-over, but every once in awhile she shows off my wild side!
Here I am in my "baby bed". Can you find me? I didn't want to give up the bassinette that's been in our family for years. My Mommy slept in it when she was first born, but I did the right thing and passed it on to my Auntie Minna because she was getting ready to have my cousin, Chase.
I admit I was getting a little too long for it. Now I'm really enjoying my "big boy crib". Here we are visiting my Uncle Joel, Auntie Minna, and supposedly my cousin, Chase, was around somewhere, but I never saw him. We went on a hike even though my Auntie had that big basketball to lug around.
Last Sunday, on December 14th, he FINALLLY decided to come into this world to meet us all face to face. I thought my Mommy had to work hard to bring me into the world, but you should have seen my Auntie Minna. THREE AND A HALF HOURS of pushing! Hate to say it, but my new little buddy had a bit of a conehead.
Thank goodness it went down fast!
My Mommy keeps saying he's beautiful.
She forgets us guys would rather be handsome- oh well!
This is Chase Arthur Cuthbert, weighing 8lbs. 60z. and 20.25 in. long-
I think he's going to be a tad bit bigger than me!
Well, to be honest, I slept through most of the excitement,
but tomorrow he's coming down from Fort Collins to play with me for Christmas!
Another new friend came into this world recently, too. My "Auntie" Sarah gave birth to the sweetest little girl on November 17th. Her name is Hazel Grace and I kind of feel like her big brother.
The other day I just held on tight to her little arm and watched her take in all the
excitement a baby gym can offer. I really love her! Hazel and I also see each other weekly with our other friends, Ella, Isaac, Joshua and Abigail when my Mommy goes to her "Mommy group". We had a Christmas party the other day!
Here's Abigail cracking me up (and body slamming me)!Did I mention that I smile a lot? Here's me with my Christmas reindeer :)
May you ALL have a blessed Christmas
and Happiest New Year!
Oh, and P.S. I started taking naps again regularly!
Much to my Mommy's relief.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I've had a BIG month!

The cutest pumpkin in the patch! And check me out in my truck- I'm practically sitting up.
I'm not technically 3 months old yet (that'll be Nov. 6th),
but I am 12 weeks as of last Wednesday!
I went trick-or-treating at Mommy's old work. This is Auntie Sue and Auntie Stasi!
They give out the good stuff! I made out pretty good- don't you think? Here's my fellow trick-or-treaters! This was a big month for me! I took a trip to California and met so many people!!!

Check me out at the beach- Mommy's FAVORITE place! Pretty cold water, but I didn't mind! I'm so easy-go-lucky! These are my 8 Cow Aunties- I don't quite understand why Mommy calls them that, but I know they love me!!! I'm hiding under there...I also met my Auntie Amy- she has a baby girl in her tummy! And this is my Auntie Dawnielle... ...and her cute little munchkin- Asher!Of course, I hung out with my big cousin, Claire. She's the best- sings to me, tickles me...

and, of course, gives me LOTS of kisses!

These days I have really great eye contact.
I'm hanging out with Uncle Erik in this picture! Aren't I precious?
And, I REALLY love to show off my smile these days! Auntie Camille was making me laugh! This is my brand new friend, Hope.
She was born to my Mommy's friend, Karen, while I was away in California!

We had a reunion with all the other babies that were in their Mommy's tummies during childbirth classes-so fun to meet them and hear their delivery stories!
I'm growing every day and getting so BIG. Here's me sitting up in my special little chair! Daddy and I love to watch football together!
And I'm starting to really love my baths! Hanging out with my Mommy in this sling is always a good time- I love to be in on the action! We were making cupcakes!
My Auntie Minna is having her baby (my cousin, Chase) in just a couple weeks! My Great Grandma Gladys came out for her shower and to meet me! We had a great time!

I also met my Daddy's Aunt from Pittsburgh, Aunt Cindy, and my cousins Carson and Sarah!

Daddy caught me taking a nap with Mommy one day. Naps with her are the best! And, let's see, what else? Oh yeah, here's my new Motto:
(Have to read my shirt...)Mommy's not a big fan of this new thing I picked up called not-taking-naps-and-
crying-lots-and-lots instead, but I'm so cute that she forgives me! :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm TWO months old already!!!

So, the other day, I discovered that I have this really cool thing
that I can suck on anytime I want!!!But, as you can see, I really like this big green thing, too!Sometimes my Auntie Julie takes me on walks in this contraption...
I love being in there!
Also, I just love hanging out with my Papa! Do you like our camo???I'm a VERY happy guy most of the time! Here are some of my Mommy's dear friends... they really like me!And, here are some of Daddy's friends... look down below to see what they introduced me to...Yup, FIRE!!! Another new trick of mine is to drink from a bottle...
see me here with Gramma.
I thought she needed a little help with that big bottle! My Auntie Kristin came all the way from California
to be with me and help Mommy out.
I really like her!AND, my last new fun game I want to tell you about is laughing. I just LOVE to smile! My Auntie Minna is hilarious!
And, today, my Daddy gave me a ride in my truck again... how much longer do you think I'll fit?
You can see that my cheeks are filling out nicely compared to last month's picture down below. Mommy doesn't think this outfit will last til next month- we'll see...
Thanks for checking me out!!!
I think Mommy will be better at keeping you posted
on my happenings from now on,
but I can't promise cause I keep her pretty busy!
Love to you all!