Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Mommy and Colin braved the snow to get out for a while today and went to the Children's Museum! It was a much different experience than the last time since Colin is walking now and we both had a lot of fun!
Playing the xylophone
Colin at the end of a crawl tunnel
Watching the snow fall outside
So, the closing is not for a few more months (April 12th), but we extended an offer on a house in the Village of Whitefish Bay and it was accepted today! Very exciting for both of us!
Here's a picture of 6059 N. Shoreland
The house is a darling 3 bedroom colonial and it is only 2 blocks from Richards Elementary School and a short walk to downtown Whitefish Bay! For those out of towners, WFB is a lovely village community ~ 6 miles North of downtown along Lake Michigan. Colin can't wait for the big rec room downstairs and his own yard to run around in the Spring!
Colin turned 1 year old today!! A few highlights below and click HERE to see ALL of the 1st birthday party fun photos!
Colin dives right into the cake (after Mama cuts a piece because the icing is too cold for him to mush his hands into! Bad planning on Mama's part!)
No worries-- he still got his fill of birthday cake and icing!!
Colin and Mommy playing with his new circus puppets and sitting with friends at the birthday party!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Colin's first friend, Brendan, turns 1 year old on January 8th and Colin was invited to his birthday party today (and given these pictures, I think Brennie taught Colin a thing or two for how to thoroughly enjoy the icing on birthday cakes!) It was a great birthday party and Lauren (Brendan's Mom) and I can't believe that it has been almost a year since we met and the boys were 11 days old (Colin) and 17 days old (Brendan)!!!!
At the beginning of our Christmas vacation, Colin could take two steps and a lunge to reach the person holding their arms out for him... and by the end of the week, he was walking across the room by himself. It still amazes me how quickly babies can learn to do something!
Here's the man in motion....
Colin spent his first Christmas in Collinsville with family and friends. Here's a few pictures of our holiday and you can see more pictures from our fun week by clicking here. His favorite things were Grandpa's train around the tree and his new red wagon!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Colin got a little bit of early practice opening his Christmas/Hanukkah :) presents from Aunties Melissa and Marissa before we left for St.Louis. He did great - only took about 20 minutes to open the present so he could play with every little piece of paper he ripped off of the wrapping!