S: Randen Paul Chesnut Year One: May 2, 2010 - May 2, 2011
BC: The End
FC: Randen Paul Chesnut Year One
1: This is our very first picture as a family. We were overwhelmed with joy to finally have you in our arms!! | Born: May 2, 2010 1:15am Weight: 6lbs 15oz Length: 20 inches | C | R | P | Our Family!!
2: This is one proud Daddy! We have waited so long to meet you and are blessed to have such a happy and healthy baby boy. You mean the absolute world to us and our lives will be forever centered around you. You had so many visitors at the hospital, everyone was just as excited to meet you as we were. We love you so much, Randen Paul, and are so glad you are finally here!
5: going Home!
6: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"
9: The Chesnut's | These pictures were taken when you were just 11 days old.Randen, you are such a beautiful baby and we are so proud to call you our son!!
10: !! You are sleeping much better now, only waking up 2 times a night. You love playing in your jungle gym. We also gave you a bottle and pacifier for the first time this month, which you took to great. You are such a handsome boy, everyone says you look just like Daddy, but you definitely have Mommy's smile. | Weight: 9 lb 13 oz Length: 21 in. | 1 Month Old
11: "What A Life Eating Sleeping Playing... And Being Cute"
14: We moved you from sleeping in the swing to the crib this month, which was definitely rough on Mommy and Daddy. We no longer were having good nights anymore. However, we were so excited that you started to smile whenever you would look at us! Waking up every morning to your smiling face is the greatest feeling in the world and makes all the bad nights worthwhile!! | 2 Months Old | Weight: 11 lbs 2 oz Length: 23 inches
15: We spent the 4th of July with family and friends at Aunt Gail and Uncle Brian's house. It is a tradition we do every year.Next year you will be able to play with all your cousins and friends in the kiddie pool and maybe even go on a little boat ride!
16: Play time with your friends Logan, Dylan and Atlas
17: Cute as a button@
18: We love you, Randen Paul!!
19: You look just like Daddy!!
21: Hot tub time with Daddy!!!
22: 3 | You are beginning to develop your little personality, laughing and smiling all the time now. You started pushing yourself up while on your stomach, although tummy time is definitely not your favorite part of the day. We love you, Randen, and are enjoying every second with you.
23: Look at this face! | Love those big lips! | Handsome boy!
25: BATH TIME
27: Waking up to your smiling face is a GREAT way to start everyday!!
28: 4 Months Wgt:13 lb 9oz Hgt:25 in
29: We had so much fun with you this month!! We had a big party for your Baptism, play dates with your friends and the weather was so nice we played outside and went walking everyday. You rolled over for the 1st time and are continuing to talk so much. Right now you are very attached to Mommy and Daddy, we always have to be in your sight or you get upset!
30: Your Baptism was Sept. 12, 2010 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. We had family and friends over after the baptism for a reception. We also had a slip and slide for all your cousins and friends to play with. You had a lot of loved ones show up for your big day! We all had so much fun and Mommy took lots of pictures since you won't be able to remember this wonderful day!!
33: fUN, fUN, FUN
34: GO SAINTS!!!
35: WOW!! This was a very big month for you. We started to give you homemade solid foods, which you absolutely loved. You surprised Mommy and Daddy everyday with how much you would eat. The first time we gave you a banana, you ate the entire banana!! You also started to sit up by yourself, as long as you were holding on to a toy or the floor. We had so much fun and took you on many outings this month. We went to the Global Wildlife Center for Heath's 2nd birthday, we participated in the Race For A Cure, and took you to the park for the first time. You had so much fun on the swings, you laughed the entire time. Also, it was Halloween this month. You were dressed as a moo cow!! We trick or treated with your cousins and friends. You had a blast observing the all commotion around you and playing with all the kiddos! | 5 | Months
37: Race For A Cure This is a race we do every year to help raise money and awareness for a cure for breast cancer. We raced in memory of MawMaw Andrea and MeMe Conrad.You slept most of the race. But, when you woke up, you enjoyed the weather and all the sights.
38: We went to Global Wildlife Center for Heath's 2nd birthday. We went on a safari tour and fed all the animals as they came right up to us!! You had fun just looking at all the animals you had never seen before. and spending time with all your cousins! You got a little overheated for a few minutes, but once we cooled you off you were A-ok!!!
39: Happy 1st Halloween, Randen
40: 6 Months Old!!! Wow, my man, you are getting so big!!. You are doing so much better at sitting up now. You are such a happy baby, always smiling and laughing. We are absolutely having a blast with you!! Daddy and I took you tailgating for the 1st time for an LSU game, you got so much attention and you of course loved every minute of it!! This was also your first Thanksgiving, we spent the day at Aunt Gail's and then went to Pops and Honey's house, it was such a great day spent with our wonderful families!! | Weight: 15 lns 11 oz Length: 27 inches
42: Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for; family, friends, health, careers, but most importantly YOU!!!
44: Getting ready for the Christmas Season........
45: Christmas in the Oaks!!! We went to Christmas in the Oaks with your cousins and friends. We walked around, looked at all the beautiful Christmas lights in the park, and took many pictures!! You were all smiles the entire time, having a blast with your friends!! | Holiday memories warm even the coldest of days!!
46: Well, my man, you started saying "Da-da" this month!! You also are beginning to copy off of things we do, if we cough, you will cough, if we jump up and down, you do the same. You keep us laughing all day!! We also were so excited for you to have your very 1st Christmas! The Sunday before Christmas we had the Chesnut's over to celebrate and exchange presents, Christmas Eve we went to Nanny Pauline's annual Christmas party, and Christmas Day we always spend with the Conrad's in Abita Springs. You received so many presents, dvd player for mommy's car, a bike, a laptop, and cars just to name a few!! For New Years Eve, we took you with us to our friends' Henri and Tracee's house, then to Aunt Colie's house for a party! We were very nervous to take you out that late, but you were absolutely perfect!! You were not scared of the fireworks and loved all the commotion around you!! We are so lucky to have such a happy baby, who always makes us smile!! | 7 | Months Old
47: Christmas | 2010
48: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
50: A December To Remember!!
52: 8 Months Old!! | You started school this month!! We were very nervous to have you go to school, but you LOVE it!! You give your teachers "pretty eyes" all the time!! You are so spoiled that Ms. Maria has to lay down and snuggle with you in cozy corner for you to go to sleep. You paint and do art projects every week. You have started to pull yourself up and are continuing to say "Da-da". Mommy's trying to teach you to say "Mama", but you can't quit get the hang of it yet.
56: We celebrated Mommy's birthday at the Aquarium with Nana, Nanny, Colie and your cousins and friends. You stared at the fish as they swam up to you and put your hands on the glass to try and touch them. After the aquarium, we walked to the French Quarter to eat lunch. It was a great day spent with our closest family and friends.!
58: 9 Months Old | These were your 9 months pictures taken at City Park. Mommy had to sing the ABC's and The Wheels on the Bus songs to get you to look at the camara and smile. After 2 hours of singing, Mommy had lost her voice! We took you to Logan's 1st birthday party where you rode a pony and played with your friends! You have been on the move this month, crawling all around on your stomach and pulling up on everything you can get your hands on!! | Weight: 18 lbs 10 oz Length: 28.5 inches | Randen
60: 1st time sick
61: Happy mardi gras!!!! | It's your 1st Mardi Gras season and we are having a blast! You became a little overheated at one of the parades, but after we cooled you off and you took a short nap you were ready to party!! You were laughing, playing, and catching beads with your friends, Nana, PawPaw, and Nanny!!
62: 10 Months Old | YAY!!! You finally got your 1st tooth!! We really didn't think you would have teeth for your 1st birthday. The weather has been so pretty that we have been playing outside alot, we take you on bike rides, go to the park or just play at home in our yard For about a week you were crawling on your left knee and right foot, which was so funny to watch, but you eventually got the hang of crawling on both knees!! You are ALL OVER the house now and there is no stopping you!. You have learned to cover your eyes and play peek-a-boo with us. You are also beginning to understand simple commands and questions, if we tell you to go play with the ball, you do so, if we ask you "Who's here?" you will practically break your neck to look at the front door. Your favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, every time you see Mickey on TV you get so excited and start laughing and dancing!!
64: Bright Beginnings' Mardi Gras Parade Your class dressed as clowns. We paraded around the corner and threw beads to Nana, PawPaw, Gracie, Carmen and Deuce!
66: Mommy took you to the zoo for the 1st time. Daddy wanted to come, but he had to work. We went with your friends Dylan and Atlas. You were able to see the elephants, monkeys, giraffes, alligators and many more animals you had never seen before! We had a great time visiting the animals, eating snoballs and just hanging out with your friends!! | A day at the zoo!!
68: 11 Months Old | Yay! You like milk, so that means no more formula for you! We taught you how to drink from a straw, which made Mommy very excited!! We had a very busy month!! We brought you to the Irish/Italian parade, which was hot, but a lot of fun!! You had a play date with Logan and Dylan. The 3 of you are so funny together, you all definitely kept us laughing all day!! We spent alot of our time in the pool with your cousins and friends, you absolutely LOVE water!! It was your 1st Easter this month, you had your 1st emergency room visit and we went to see Toy Story on Ice!!
70: We Love You!!
72: Bright Beginnings' Easter Egg Hunt/Party
73: We spent Easter with the Conrad's in Abita Springs. We ate lots of great food and you played in the swimming pool, which of course you loved!! Then we went to Aunt Jan's house to visit with the Nunez's. Those that had not seen you in a while could not get over how curly your hair is, you definitely have the Nunez curls!! Although you were getting tired after such a long day, you had fun playing with Alexis and Allie!! | HAPPY EASTER
74: You gave us a BIG scare this night!! You had been running fever for 2 days, when you temperature reached 104.5. Mommy quickly gave you Motrin and put you in the tub to cool you off. While in the tub, you had a seizure! Needless to say, 911 was called, you had your 1st ride in an ambulance and your 1st Emergency Room visit. After blood work, urine testing and IV antibiotics, they believed you had Roseola. You definitely scared us to death!! We are so glad you are doing better and just in time for your 1st birthday!! | A BIG SCARE!!
75: Toy Story On Ice!! | The night before your birthday we took you to see Toy story on Ice with all your friends! You absolutely LOVED it!! We laughed so much at you as you danced all night to the music!
76: Happy 1st Birthday, Randen!! | Well, we had a busy day for your 1st birthday! We went to see PawPaw at work and you sat in the firetruck with him, he couldn't take you for a ride because he was working. We tried to go to the zoo, but it was closed so we came home and had some water fun outside! The night of you birthday we had close family and friends over to eat pizza and sing happy birthday to you and Nana! We had a great time and announced that we had found out today, on your birthday, that you were going to be a big brother!! This year has been an absolute blessing, you are the best thing that could have every happened to us. We can't wait to see you love and play with your baby brother or sister!! We love you with all of our hearts!!
78: Oh, how you have grown so much in 12 months!! | 1 Month | 2 Months | 3 Months | 4 Months | 5 Months | 6 Months | 7 Months | 8 Months | 9 Months | 10 Months | 11 Months | 12 Months
79: Our wish for you Is that this life becomes all that you want it to Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small You never need to carry more than you can hold And while your out there gettin' where you gettin' to I hope you know somebody loves you And wants the same things too Yeah, this is our wish | Our birthday wish for you, Randen.... | We have had an incredible year, you have showed us how to love like we had never loved before! We are so proud to be your parents! Happy 1st birthday, Randen!! | Love, "Your favorite girl in the whole wide world" and Dada