Monday, December 24, 2007

December 19-21, 2007 - Blue Harbor Christmas

Colin went to the Blue Harbor Resort/Indoor Waterpark in Sheboygan, WI w/ Mama, Grandpa (Papa), Aunt Lissa and Uncle Dan for an early Christmas vacation! It was a fun early Christmas celebration (and chilly outside but cozy in the resort!)

Mama and Colin freeze for a quick picture on the balcony overlooking a chilly Lake Michigan.
Colin acts silly and give a big grin while crawling around on the bed.
Colin "swimming" in the kiddie pool :)
Colin and Mama pose wearing their English Christmas cracker crowns!
Papa and Colin read his new John Deere digger book together!
Uncle Dan, Colin and Aunt Lissa (guess who got spoiled??)
Mama helps Colin crawl through the last part of this tunnel suspended in the air of the Sheboygan Children's Musuem that was so much fun!!!

December 16, 2007 - Snow, snow and more snow!

Colin sticks his hands into the snow piles and then Mama sticks him into the snow piles :)

Colin tries to sit down in his snow suit/boots/coat and can't quite get off the floor wrapped in all of the layers (very 'Christmas Story' :) and here's our house with all of the snow... and December isn't even over yet!

Monday, December 10, 2007

December 9, 2007 - Wrapping presents

Colin was a GREAT help to Mama wrapping some Christmas presents tonight... and you can REALLY tell which ones he helped with! :) His favorite part is unwrapping the roll of paper and putting on the tape... lots of tape!

Here's Colin being silly and saying cheese in front of our Christmas tree!

December 9, 2007- Santa!

Colin and Mama brave Brookfield Square to visit Santa on Sunday.

It was a fun time and Colin was mesmerized by the sight of the man in the red suit actually sitting in front of him by the time we got to the front of the line.

He loved sitting on Santa's lap but definitely has that look of awe on his face in this picture. Colin didn't quite sputter out his Christmas list to Santa so it was a good thing that he had practiced so much with Mama so she knew just what to tell Santa (a digger, please!) and to verify that Colin has been a good boy when Santa asked him.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

December 3, 2007 - First snowfall

Colin anxiously awaits our first venture out into the snow after Saturday's snow storm halfway dressed in his snowpants and boots.
Then, he helps shovel snow, one his new favorite activities (well, behind throwing the piles of snow back onto the freshly cleared path by Mama... :)

December 2, 2007 - rest of the playdate

Colin and Cole have fun eating some snacks, stacking up the blocks into towers and KNOCKING them down (with their hands, feet, and running anything they could find into them!)

The boys play with the puppets; Cole shows off the Lion and Colin gives the Giraffe a hug!

December 2, 2007 - BoUnCy HoUsE!!!

The boys get ready......

... to BOUNCE and be silly in Colin's new bouncy house (an early Christmas present from Aunt Lissa- the BESTEST Aunt in the whole world!)

Colin has his friend Cole over to try out the bouncy house with him in the rec room. This will provide hours of cooped up wintertime entertainment :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

November 27, 2007 - Colin's school pictures

The 2007- 2008 School Year photos (and he's not even 2 yet... :)

November 24, 2007 - Chilly trip to the park!

After one last visit to see "MawMaw" (Colin's Great Grandma), we stopped at the park for just a few minutes and it was definitely chilly! Colin was all laughs on the swing being silly with Mama and wearing one of Grandpa's hats.

November 22, 2007 - Colin's DIGGER license

Thank you 1000 times over to the best Great Uncle in the whole world for giving Colin this cool experience on Thanksgiving! Colin helped drive the digger down the road and also got to move the bucket up and down. If we weren't ALREADY obsessed with trucks and diggers, WE ARE NOW!

November 21, 2007 - Visiting baby Jayden

Colin gets to visit his new friend Jayden again while Mama, new mom Kristin and their friend Stephanie get to catch up. Jayden is so tiny and such a cute baby!Stephanie thinks that she and new hubby Brandon may wait just a while longer before expanding their family after this afternoon of bouncing and infant cooing :)

November 21, 2007 - all smiles...

...while running wild around the Botanical Gardens!

November 21, 2007 - holiday trains

Grandpa and Mama take Colin to the see the holiday trains at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November 13, 2007 - Ice Ice Baby

Colin tries out his rapping skills with one of Mama's old school favorites!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

November 10, 2007 - Trainfest!!


(and one exhausted Mama after holding Colin up high enough to see most of the model train action on the high displays!

Colin loved seeing all of the trains at the Trainfest!

November 9, 2007 - Rec room fun

Colin plays with his new kitchen and shows how much destruction he can cause (I mean, "fun" he can have :) in a short amount of time in one room...

November 3, 2007 - Opposites

Colin and Mama are big on learning opposites the past few few weeks... can you tell what he is practicing below?

IN! (and DOWN)

OUT! (and UP)

Other opposites Colin is learning are:
FAST/SLOOOOOWWWW, LOUD/ quiet, PUSH >><<> PULL, on/off, LEFT/RIGHT, light/dark, STOP/GO, yes/NO (the last may just be Colin's favorite :)

November 3, 2007 - Pajama Dancing

Who doesn't love some morning dancing in their monkey jammers?

November 2, 2007 - Papa's helper!

Papa came up to visit and watch Colin while Mama went to NY and also helped a lot around the house and to "winterize" outside before the first snowfall! Colin sure loves his Grandpa... and also loves to help him with whatever he may be doing!

Helping to empty a furniture box...

Helping to clean the gutters...

Helping to rake the leaves...

Helping to measure the windows for new treatments...

Wow, thanks for all of the help from Papa and Colin!!!