Saturday, February 19, 2011

October 2, 2010 - Apple Holler with the Reas!

Colin started his Apple Holler adventure with a donut the size of his head!

Brendan, Katie and Colin in the corn husk maze

Colin and Mama in the apple orchard

Brendan and Colin, buddies since they were born!

Who doesn't love bowling with pumpkins?!?

September 18, 2010 - Audubon hike

Colin and I enjoyed a hike at the Audubon today!

September 18, 2010 - making snow

What's more fun to do on a rainy outside day? Make snow inside of course!
And then have your animals stomp around in it!

Thanks Aunt Lissa for the fun present!

September 16, 2010 - cool new glasses

Too novel NOT to buy... glasses that are really a straw that you can drink out of!

September 11, 2010 - Richards School festival

Colin had a blast at his school festival, he got an awesome sail boat face painting and his picture taken!

September 6, 2010 - swim and spash time in Melissa's pool

Hanging out with the Fulfords for a swim party at Melissa's pool!

Friday, February 18, 2011

September 3-6, 2010 - Labor Day weekend family style college reunion

The best college roommate reunion yet! So big that it took a 20+ person lake house in Lake Geneva to hold all of us! Colin had all of his best buddies there that we have visited all over IL and we had a blast!
The path from the house down to the dock, beautiful!

The kids loved 'Leigh Anne's craft corner' -- oh so much that Ken made a song for them to sing about it :)

Enjoying sand castle building with 'Aunt Alex'!

Kids making slime and goo!

Lane, Violet, Pierce and Colin

The roommate family making dinner together!

Not that I approved... (but at least it wasn't our couch at home and there weren't any broken bones after these launches!)

Colin and Lane eating breakfast together

The kids watching a morning movie on Greg's laptop!

Colin fishing off of the dock's edge
Greg takes Colin out for a kayak ride, he loves the water!

Beautiful view of the lake

Roommate reunion ladies! (just missing our Lizard!)

Evening peaceful lake shore and perfect weekend reunion

September 1, 2010 - Colin's first day of school

Colin starts 4K this Fall! The school posts the class listing on the main entry doors a few days before the school year begins. Colin has Mrs. Schaefer and is very excited!

Colin does his first homework assignment before he even starts school! He has an 'All About Me' worksheet that he fills out to let his teachers and class know all of the fun things he likes!

With a little help from our friend Eric, Colin has the coolest backpack of all at Richards Elementary! It's his own 'C-bot' backpack (a robot with a C denoted on it).

Colin's ready for his first day of Elementary School!

A special treat since for the first day, we only attend for 1 hour, Colin and Mama go out for a super awesome first day of school breakfast... and Colin gets mickey mouse pancakes to go along with the attire he has selected for his first day of school, his Disney t-shirt!
Colin coloring a school bus picture in his new 4K (half day kindergarten) classroom!

He was a natural for school, not nervous a bit and I'm sure I had to chase him down for a hug goodbye!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

August 22, 2010 - Epcot Center, last day at Disney!

Last day at Disney.... I think the first time visitor had an awesome time!

Colin and Mama, "sleeping" for the picture!

The cool Epcot Center, and a day filled with fun ocean life and space adventure!

Outside of Epcot!

Our picture greeting from Spaceship Earth, the ride inside Epcot

Awesome aquarium, here's Colin and his friend the shark

Colin observing the aquarium, check out the sting ray and tortoise!

AughhhhH! We're being eaten by a shark!

Outside at Epcot

Mama's favorite part of Epcot, the ride through the hydroponic garden! Oh, if I only had billions of dollars to fund my own!

Colin's tasty Disney remembering treat!

Someone slept the entire airplane ride home...