Sullivan's Stats

We just got back from the Dr. for Sullivan's 4-month appointment, and Mommy was shocked at Sullivan's stats! Shocked in a different way than you might guess, though...

Sullivan weighs 15.5 lbs. and is 25 1/2 inches long. This puts him in the 50th percentile for weight and the 66th percentile for height. Sullivan is a whole pound lighter than I was at that age, and an inch-and-a-half shorter. We sure are our own unique selves! Sullivan is obviously still sportin' his chubby, kissable cheeks and a few rolls here and there, but don't that that fool ya - he's not as big as you might think!

We can't get enough of our baby. He is the sweetest little guy with lots of personality. He's so easy to hug, kiss, and love.

We can't believe Christmas is only a week away! We hope you are enjoying this wonderful season!


Well, it's time for an update! We're sorry it's been so long...

First, a few pictures from last week. I am quite fascinated with Mommy's necklaces, so she thought it was high time I got my own necklace. Mommy remembered back to her elementary school days and got some yarn and some pasta, and we got-a-stringing. And oh how excited I was to have my very own necklace!Some sweet snuggle time with Dad one evening.I love taking pictures, and as Mommy was getting the pictures off the camera and onto the computer tonight, she noticed this one and realized it is one of mine! Yep, I took this picture all by myself with no help from anyone. Mom decided to post it cause it's a pretty good picture of our stockings and you can sorta see our tree.Here's our Baby Sullivan today (I only refer to him as "Baby Sullivan") - such a smiley boy! He's very happy and chill. He likes to talk lots and lots and lots - he pretty much chats our ears off, and we're all happy to listen and talk back! He has turned into quite the happy and content baby. And he's a great sleeper, too! He sleeps about 12 hours a night these days, which makes Mommy very happy :) Sullivan just turned 4 months this past week, and he has his 4-month check-up on Friday, so we'll be sure to let you know all his official stats. Oh how we love our baby. I continue to just love Sullivan and am always so sweet to him! Today I got to help Mommy make some cookies! She has a special Christmas lunch with some ladies at work tomorrow, and she is supposed to bring some treats to share. So we made Minty-Wiches (thanks for the idea, Auntie Karyn!), and they turned out very yummy. Grandma Lou always has Minty-Wiches at her house around Christmas-time, so making them today reminded Mommy of being "home" at Christmas. Today I also got to paint. (Notice we're in our jammies...we stayed in our jammies all day long! It was very very cold outside, and Mommy was glad we didn't need to go anywhere. We decided to just be productive at home!) In the past, Mommy has helped me a little with my painting. Not necessarily with the painting on the paper part, but the getting the paint on the paint brush part. Today, Mommy got me set-up, and then she continued on with her business in the kitchen and let me go at it while Sullivan watched. Here's the final project. Completely done by me with no interjections from Mom whatsoever. (Except the name and date, of course!)
Sullivan wore a few different Christmas jammies today - it was a very festive day for him. :)


"Who does Sullivan look like," you might ask? Well, take a look for yourself:

They're not identical, but Sullivan sure has Mommy's genes... rolls, double chin, and all!!

Happy Birthday to my Daddy!!

Today is my Dad's birthday! He spent the day at work, while Mommy, Sullivan, and I played at home and ran a few errands, preparing for our little celebration of Dad tonight. My Daddy has a special service at church that he's been planning coming up on Sunday night, so he had a rehearsal for that tonight. So, we had a few hours in between work and rehearsal to celebrate!

When asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner, Dad told Mommy "surprise me". You see, Dad doesn't really care anything about actual food - he just wants the sweet stuff that comes after the meal. He basically eats to survive. He'd live on dessert if he could. Mommy tried to think up something that Daddy enjoys eating, and bbq chicken pizza came to mind. Dad always likes that, so bbq chicken pizza it was! It was a good choice, and we all enjoyed it. Next came the cake part. Saturday night we're getting together with a few friends, and Mommy's going to make Daddy's favorite dessert to bring with us, so tonight she just picked up a little something at the store for his actual birthday. It turned out to be really good. Chocolate cake, cream filled, with whip cream on top and drizzles of chocolate fudge. Yummy!! I loved it and kept asking for more. We only had 1 big piece to share between the 3 of us - yes, Daddy was sweet to share. And, he let me help him blow out his candles.
We got Daddy a special Starbucks coffee mug. He already has a few, but really, can anyone ever have too many coffee mugs? And while we were there, Mommy got an Espresso Truffle drink (a seasonal Starbucks drink... a mix between hot chocolate and espresso) - she said it was very yummy and highly recommends it. I wouldn't know. I did, however, have lots of fun looking at some little stuffed reindeer animals and mini-travel mugs while Mommy was buying our stuff! Happy Birthday Daddy!!! Sullivan and I are the luckiest kids in the world to have you for our Dad. We love you!!

Thanksgiving Fun!!

We spent Thanksgiving with our extended Primm family down at Papa and M'laine's house this year, and boy did we have fun!! We were there from Wednesday through Sunday, so we had lots of days to play, eat, and play some more. On Saturday we got to go to Mr. Roger's house (where I usually get to ride horses) and rode 4-wheelers. Grace-the-horse was sick, so we couldn't ride her. But we sure had a great time on those 4-wheelers! Of course I got to sleep in Papa and M'laine's closet again, and I slept so good. We only had one small mishap during the weekend with me "painting my nails on my mouth" (basically painting my lips with nail polish), but never fear, I didn't get any nail polish actually in my mouth. I just loved every minute of getting to play with my cousins, aunts, uncles, Papa, M'laine, and Grandmommie. Sullivan had lots of fun too - he provided some major entertainment for the weekend. We are so thankful for such a wonderful family!

Since we took tons of pictures, Mommy decided to upload them to a separate album. Click here to go see our pictures!

Just to get you started, here are a few...

Another Package!!

Another package came in the mail for Sullivan and me last week - it was a package from a long-time family friend, Ms. Ami! You see, Ms. Ami is a really good knitter, and when I was a baby, she knit me a special sweater and a blanket. Now that we have another baby in the family, Ms. Ami did the same for him. Only this time, she sent a few goodies in there for me, too. It's fun being the big brother! From our special box, I first pulled out a polar bear! He's so soft, and I love him.Next came matching sweaters for Sullivan and me!! We don't have a picture of Sullivan's sweater, but here I am with mine - and Sullivan's is exactly like it, just in his size. Don't worry, there will be pictures to come this season of us in our matching sweaters!Then came Sullivan's blanket, and it is the softest ever. As you can see in the picture below, Sullivan really likes it :) Ms. Ami is a special ed teacher, and you can tell she's a teacher by the card she made for Sullivan - stickers, pictures of him, cute drawings... all tied to the blanket in a wonderful satin ribon. I think Mommy liked all those details just as much as the actual gifts themselves! And last came a special book, just for me. It's called "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" I already have another book in the series - "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?", and I love it, so the Polar Bear book was an instant success. Thank you, Ms. Ami, so much for our wonderful gifts!! What a special treat, and we sure appreciate your thoughtfulness and all the time and energy you put into our special gifts. Side note: Yes, I am wearing big boy underwear!!! I think we've forgotten to mention the big news... no more diapers for me! When I went to Papa and M'laine's house last month, M'laine kick-started me into potty training. I was doing pretty well by the time I got home and we've continued ever since. I'm very good at telling Dad and Mom when I need to go potty, and I'm also getting good with my "aim." (Mommy says this is important.) I do love to wear my big boy underwear!

Another side note: Yes, that is a Christmas tree in the background of that first picture... we decorated for Christmas early this year! We always wait until after Thanksgiving like most other people, but this year since Thanksgiving is at the very end of November, and we'll be heading to Grandma Lou and Grandpa Jere's house for Christmas, we'd have only gotten to enjoy our decorations for a few weeks. Mommy was just too in the Christmas spirit this year to only get to enjoy them for a few weeks. So we threw all the rules in the trash and decided to do what we wanted! It's a Merry season in the Primm household :)

A special package

Sullivan having some sweet snuggle/smile time with Dad this week.
We got a special package in the mail on Friday... from M'laine! It contained lots of fun goodies - mostly clothes and shoes (and some snow boots!) - and a few glorious things, like an Elmo Christmas dvd and a 3-pack of christmas cds that I love! Anything with the song "Jingle Bells" on it is a favorite of mine :)
Here I am showing you all my fun stuff from M'laine.
And here's Sullivan with his stuff! He was really excited too... or maybe it was Mom that was so excited - I think Sullivan looks at least a little bit excited. Thank you, M'laine, for the special box-o-goodies!! I wore my new khaki pants and shoes to church today, and Sullivan wore the navy blue cozy outfit you sent. Thank you!!

Here I am reading a book on the big chair before church this morning.
Mommy says having 2 boys is gonna get crazy one of these days. For now, it's mainly just me that's the crazy one. Here I am giving Sullivan a kiss...
...and laughing about something obviously hilarious...
...then making Sullivan laugh by sticking my finger in his ear...
...and then taking a pretend bite out of his head :) If Mommy already thought her hands were full, she's got another thing comin'!

Happy 3 Months!!

Sullivan is officially 3 months old today! It's hard to believe I've been a big brother for 3 whole months. Mommy says Sullivan will just keep getting more and more fun as the months go by. He already is pretty fun! I continue to love to pat his head and give him kisses and talk and sing to him. Sullivan is a happy little guy - he's very smiley and likes to talk a lot. Mom says it's called "cooing." Whatever it's called, it's pretty cute. He's sleeping pretty well these days too - if Mommy feeds him for the last time at 8:30 and then puts him to sleep, he gets up to eat again at 5:30 in the morning and then goes back to sleep for another 3 hours. Mom says she's good with this schedule for now. Hopefully he'll keep stretching it out and soon be sleeping all night long! He's continuing to do well at school, and Mommy and I are enjoying school/work too. Mommy says she misses feeding Sullivan when she's at work, but it makes their together-time so much sweeter. We have a new verse this month at school/church, and I already have mine memorized! It's "Give thanks to the Lord." Every night before bed I pray "Dear Jesus, thank you for this day, thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Oliver, and Sullivan, Amen." What are you thankful for?

Our sweet Sullivan today...
I got a little chocolate bar for a snack today!
Sullivan loves his mobile.
Playing in my SuperFort!

Sullivan's First Day of School

Today was a very exciting day in our household - it was Sullivan's first day of school! Which also means it was Mommy's first day back to work after 3 months of maternity leave. Mommy cherishes her time at work, because it's only 11 short hours a week, and it's her time to get to be with other adults (adults she happens to really like!) and do some "administrative" things she really enjoys doing. I've always loved going to school, ever since I was Sullivan's age. It's one of my favorite things to do. I sure hope Sullivan likes it as much as I do!

This morning was a little hectic getting everyone ready, and Mommy realized after Dad had already left that we forgot to get a "Sullivan's first day of school" picture. Mommy remembered that we took an "Oliver's first day of school picture", and she knew Sullivan needed one too. So she improvised and did the best she could! (Mommy took this picture before she got her work clothes on... she had just fed Sullivan and got him ready - and Sullivan likes to spit-up...a lot... she thought it best to wait til he was safely in his carseat before she changed into her work clothes.) It turns out Sullivan does like school! So far anyway. His teachers reported a great day - ate and slept and played and was a great boy. We're all looking forward to going back in a few days!

We thought it would be fun to post my "first day of school" picture along with Sullivan's. We are exactly the same age in these pictures. You can see how different we look! I was a big boy too, but I think Sullivan's got some cheeks on me :)

More fun from my week at Papa and M'laine's...

At the end of my super fun week down at Papa and M'laine's house, I got to do something super-duper fun and special - we went to Fall Retreat at Victory Bible Camp! My Daddy grew up going to this camp every year of his whole entire life, and this was my first time! Mommy, Daddy, and Sullivan couldn't make it, but Papa and M'laine had lots of fun introducing me to all the fun traditions of Fall Retreat. Here are a bunch of pictures from the weekend at camp...

My cousin Payton and me...we're big-time buddies!

Uncle Tim-Tim helping me on the teeter-totter. (Did I mention that Uncle Tim, Auntie Sarah, and Alex were there?!?!? It was OH so fun seeing them!)
This is Mr. Roger, whose house I went to to ride horses and 4-wheelers at during my week! Mr. Roger is super-cool.
Alex's Grammy, Mrs. Vicki, turned 50 around camp-time, so we had a celebration for her at camp. I got up to the microphone and sang her "Happy Birthday"... too bad the sound system was off! Oh well, at least M'laine heard my song :)
Eating popcorn, drinking hot chocolate, and staying up L-A-T-E!!
Playing with my cousins Holland and Payton up on the top bunk before bed.
Alex and me in a tree.
Playing frisbee.
All ready to head to the meeting! Hair slicked, bible-in-hand, shirt tucked into my warm-up pants - yep, I'm M'laine's boy!
Playing a fun game of baseball.
Auntie Shannon got to come for the camp weekend too!
Me and the girls :)