Tuesday, May 29, 2007

May 27-28 - Road trip to East Peoria!

Colin and Mama took a road trip to East Peoria over Memorial Day weekend to visit some of Mama's friends from college and their families! It was a BLAST and Colin had so much fun staying with Lane and Lillian and meeting his new pal, 2 month old baby Pierce!

... click here for a link to Kodak Easy Share Gallery for pictures of the entire weekend!!!

May 26, 2007 - The yard

Colin runs and play and sits in the grass to relax for a bit (and mostly looks for the 'bun buns' which are the bunnies :)

May 26, 2007 - Sweet Pea

gotta love it (read bib)
...and oh yes, he does give them a chance (although in this picture he is eating a pancake and soy sausage)

Monday, May 21, 2007

May 20, 2007- Outside play

...and this doesn't even come close to everything Colin played with this afternoon! Let's just say that he is thoroughly enjoying his new yard/neighborhood!

We went for three separate walks and Colin especially loves the new sand/water table Mama got for him! Now it just needs to get (and stay) warm enough for us to enjoy the yard all day!!!
Okay, so it was really warm on Saturday and we had a great play date with Colin's friends Cole and Siena but Mama forgot the camera :)

May 20, 2007 - Rec Room fun!

Although it's not quite up to Mama's standards for being "finished" (just one more order from Land of Nod to complete this room :), the rec room is much more Colin friendly now that all of the boxes are gone!

With the cold end of May (?) weather on Sunday, we had to spend most of the morning inside before it warmed up enough to play outside! Colin loved all of the space he has to run around and play in his new rec room!

May 20, 2007 - All smiles

after a big Sunday morning breakfast!

May 19, 2007 - Fun on the stairs

Colin loves climbing up and down all of the stairs... and always stops on the landings for a little play/rest! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

May 13, 2007 - Waving to the bunny

We have some bunnies that play in our backyard and Colin loves to wave to them from the dining room window or actually from outside (although the bunnies don't hang around for long if Colin is approaching!) So cute!

May 13, 2007 - Happy Mother's Day!

from Colin! He got me these beautiful flowers (with a little help from Craig) and loves to smell them with me. What a wonderful baby!

May 11, 2007 - Ah, homeownership...

The ups, the downs :)

On Friday night, I found the rec room carpeting flooded with water from the main water pipe left open mistakenly by a plumber that had to be called for a separate issue on Thursday morning... (needless to say, the plumbing company had the problem taken care of since it was their plumber's fault).
Here's the damage (now fixed and at least it got me to organize the many boxes that were still waiting to be unpacked in the rec room!)

Check out the backyard after a first pass at mowing the grass with my new push lawnmower (Colin was sad to see the backyard jungle go!)

And finally, the front yard with the blooming pear (?) tree! We (mostly Papa Staley but I helped too) got the landscaping into shape and the backyard looks much better too!

May 10, 2007 - Grandpa's Handyman Helper

Here's Colin and Grandpa reading a story, one of many that they read together over the past week! Grandpa was up helping get the house in order (and Colin made sure he had the shirt to show he was ready to be put to work :)

Monday, May 07, 2007

May 5, 2007 - Bella's 1st Birthday

Colin's friend Bella turned 1 and invited us over to help celebrate!! CLICK HERE for more pictures of the afternoon!
Bella's new slide was a hit with her, Colin and Jordan!

May 4, 2007 - Silly Melissa and Colin

...playing with the potholder after Colin's dinner on Friday night. Melissa came over to have Colin give her a tour around the house!