... including Colin's first 3 steps at day care ... and his first head rugburn from a tumble (these 2 incidents were actually unrelated but both signs of things to come!!!) Here's a pic of the injury ...and Colin trying to do his best "Risky Business" pose :)
We're into the depths of winter in Wisconsin so it's time to bundle up! Here's Colin in his first winter coat (a little big b/c the first one Mama bought ended up being too small...) and of course Colin breaks it in by chewing on it!!
Colin reaches for his first ornament on a Christmas Tree... good thing that Mama is holding out for a big Christmas tree until next year! (We'll let him try to pull all the ornaments off of Grandpa's first this year :)
Colin sees snow for the first time (that he wasn't being carried in an infant carrier) and doesn't know what to make of all this white stuff! Here's Colin and Mommy in Cathedral Square Park amongst the decorated trees covered with lots of snow (the day after Colin's first Wisconsin blizzard)!
After pulling these apples out of the refrigerator, Colin decides that they are not only fun to play with but that he'd also like to try his first bite (didn't get past the skin but amused him for quite some time)!
We're in trouble! (They said he took his first unassisted step at day care on Friday but I have yet to see one!) But Colin is definitely standing alone a lot more-- in these pics, he went for his toy and then was shaking it- all while keeping his balance standing alone... now that's what I call baby talent :)
Okay, just kidding... but Colin did love his ride on the laundry cart up to the apartment from the laundry room this morning (hey, the laundry was FINISHED by 7:45 am... it was an early morning and Mama was tired!)
Wowzers, can you believe the size of this boy's breakfast? Now you can understand the size of his belly :) Colin ate most of this plate along with some cereal with fruit cubes (the plate is scrambled egg yolk, whole wheat waffle, fresh blueberries and raspberries). Tasty!
Colin and Mommy stop during playtime to read "There's a Wocket in My Pocket" - Colin is really starting to enjoy reading books. He is pointing to pictures, giving kisses to (or trying to eat) the characters and turning the pages.
...so I will admit that both Colin and Mama were taking a little snooze before this picture was taken :) Colin has taken to sleeping in some odd positions, this one being his favorite. As long as he's comfortable, right?
...and more bath adventures- Colin now likes to stand up for about half of his bath which makes it much more challenging for Mama! He also loves to try to catch the falling water (and hasn't quite figured out why he can't just grab it!)
Colin's outfit for his first true Halloween (no costumes at day care so we improvised with his 1st halloween bib and booties!) Also Colin loved his plush pumpkin and dressed up bear from Craig's family!
Here's Colin dressed up for his first Halloween party thrown by his friend Cole. Check out the boys and their costumes here and see plenty of picturesof the spooktacular time had by all the babies at the party!
On the way to Colin's Halloween party (hence the pumpkin feet), we stopped at Target and Colin has a bottle for a mid afternoon snack in the parking lot before we get back on the road (and Mama has a Chai Latte from Starbucks... yum :)
This is another good find at Grandpa's house- Mommy's old rocking horse from when she was a little girl (made by Colin's Great Uncle Jim). With a little help rocking, Colin holds on tight and likes it!