Monday, February 26, 2007

February 25, 2007 - Art day!

In case we were cooped up in the house with the blizzard conditions, Colin and Mommy stocked up on art supplies on Saturday so Colin could do some drawing-- here's the artist hard at work (well, okay, he was really hard at work trying to do anything with the crayons and markers besides color with them, but Mama managed to help him draw a few masterpieces :) We didn't make it to the fingerpaints.. we'll brave that one the next time!

February 24, 2007 - Ready for the pool!

Colin and Mommy take a Saturday evening swim before Colin's bath-- here is Colin in his 'little swimmers' reading a new favorite book he got from his friend Addison for Christmas-- he loves to count the ducks!

After Colin got in some reading/counting time, he and Mommy went down to the pool to go swimming and there was a cute 5 year old girl and her Grandma swimming too-- Colin had so much fun having another "big kid" to play with in the pool and he laughed and splashed and had a great time!

February 24, 2007 - Playdate at Jordan's

Colin had a blast at his friend Jordan's house for a Saturday afternoon playdate with Jordan and his friends Jack, Katie and Whitney. Oh yeah, and the Mamas had a good time catching up too!
Here's Colin and Jordan sitting in Jordan's 'my first chair' and the kids bouncing around the Kardelis rec room (literally for Katie who did a great job of making Colin laugh all afternoon!)

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

February 22, 2007 - Who needs applesauce?

Since Colin decided that he can eat a whole apple! Who knew? We went to the grocery after dinner tonight and Colin was reaching for an apple so I let him hold it while we shopped... little did I know that "hold" meant EAT! With his 6 little teeth, he chewed away at that apple (not recommended while grocery shopping as I collected a handful of the apple peel in my hand during this process) and continued to try to eat the apple when we got home. I think that will be the only whole apple for a while, but he enjoyed it!

February 19, 2007 - Baseball cap

Colin loves his new baseball cap (he even tolerates wearing it- we're getting ready for Spring and taking walks outside!)

Monday, February 19, 2007

February 20, 2007 - Colin's 1 Year Old Portrait Series

Here are Colin's 1 Year Old Portraits-- we did some "series" shots. Hope you enjoy!

This picture sums up Colin these days... big grin on his face and raring to go!

"My First Chair" Series:

Colin loves to sit in his chair and he looks like such a big boy!

"Colin and Mommy" Series

"Snuggly Blanket" Series:

Yes, Colin did these poses all by himself... he's such a snuggly baby, especially with his favorite soft green blanket!

"Tot Tower" Series:

Colin loves to stack things up (or even better, to get Mama to stack them) and then loves even more to knock them down!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

February 15, 2007 - Colin and Mommy

February 14, 2007 - Colin's doll

Auntie Lissa got Colin his first baby doll for his birthday (you know the feminist sisters will try to offer activities that traditionally fall under both gender stereotypes :)

Here's Colin playing with the doll for the first time-- he was so cute and was trying to give the baby it's bottle in the first pic...

and then here he is chewing on the baby's fingers in the second pic... Mama's not sure what to read from this one :)

February 14, 2007 - Mama's Valentine

Here's Colin in his Valentine's shirt-- it reads
"I enjoy ice cream, insighful cartoons and long walks in the playground."

and the Valentine he made for Mommy at school - Colin's the best Valentine I could ever ask for!

February 11, 2007 - New shoes

Check out C's cool new shoes (and Mama thought she would never buy camo... not until now I guess! Who knew it could be so cute for a baby??)

Also Colin making a silly face in this pic....

February 10, 2007 - Reading with David

Colin loves to read books and to be read to by all of his friends! Here's David and Colin reading 'Everyone hide from Wibbly Pig', one of Colin's all-time favorites :)

Friday, February 09, 2007

February 9, 2007 - Mama's Helper

This is the second time that Colin has helped Mama take out the garbage, and all on his own accord... I was going to wait until he was at least 8 to ask him to take over this chore! He was so cute trying to carry the diaper bag down the hallway to the trash chute!

February 8, 2007 - VROOOOOMMM...

...goes Colin driving his car down the hallway!

February 4, 2007 - good eatin'

Colin having lunch and back to eating good after another week of being sick with an ear infection (we're both ready for Spring time and warmer weather!!) He's eating grilled cheese with spinach - a hint from Brennie's Mom on how to sneak in yummy green vegetables without the babies even knowing it and it works!

January 30, 2007 - Soccer League

Mama will make a soccer player of Colin yet
(or at least dress him like he's one :)

But hey, if you just put a soccer ball in front of his right foot in this shot,
he'd be ready for a goal!