Sunday, September 28, 2008

September 27, 2008 - Brewer's baseball!

Colin's first tailgating experience and braving a Brewer's vs Cubs game at Miller Park!

Thanks to Melissa, Nick and Lisa for making it a fabulous afternoon!

September 27, 2008 - enjoying a book

Colin enjoying a book before his evening bath, I mean, don't you sit around reading naked frequently?

September 25, 2008 - Matey, ARRRRRR!

Take a guess as to what Colin plans to be for Halloween :) Let's just say that it was a toss up between a monster and a pirate and we've been in full swing pirate mode for a few weeks!
I ordered Colin's costume online so here he is trying on some of the accessories the day it came in the mail- his pirate hat, sash and loot bag (yes, I even let him play with the sword, as long as he's "helping" people as he plays pirate :)

Colin's funniest thing is that he only likes to say "Matey, ARRRRR" and will correct you if you say it the other way around.... he's his own pirate, that's for sure!

September 19, 2008 - POTTY TIME!!!

It's a (mama of a toddler boy) dream come true! Colin is pretty much fully potty trained, and I have to give Colin credit for really wanting to do this to be a "grown up"!
Of course, there was a lot of talking about the potty and practice occuring over the past few months, but only when Colin was interested so when he said he was ready to wear underwear and stop wearing diapers, I didn't skip a beat to give him all the high fives to get him excited about it! :)

September 18, 2008 - flower craft

Thanks to Aunt Lissa for this fun foam sticker flower craft! Colin loved making these flowers (and then hiding behind them...) and they are proudly displayed by him in the kitchen!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

September 14, 2008 - Wearing big boy pants to school

Colin chose to wear big boy underwear to school today. The pic is just him holding up an extra pair for effect but he wore them for most of the morning and made it to the potty the second time without any accident!

September 7, 2008 - digger driver!

WOW. That is all Colin and Mama have to say about Uncle Jim inviting Colin over to help him drive his John Deere tractor/digger around. Colin got to move the levers, steer the wheel and pick up and dump a load of dirt several times!
Thanks Uncle Jim for the fun digger driving!

September 7, 2008 - Colin meets his new baby cousin Kivrin!

Colin meets his new baby cousin Kivrin for the first time and loves her! He is very gentle with the baby and a good helper to the new parents- here is Colin helping change Kivrin's diaper, helping tickle Kivrin's toes and helping keep Aunt Lissa's lap warm while Uncle Dan cuddles Kivrin for a while (okay, so in this one he's actually somewhat engrossed in a tv that they had in the family support room for Grandma's services)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September 5, 2008 - books from Auntie Marissa

Colin had a great time with Auntie Marissa the other night while Mama had to fly to Minneapolis for work. Marissa took him to the bookstore and spoiled him with some new books-- one of our new favs "Too Many Toys"! Our other favorite thing this fall... our striped hoodie!

September 5, 2008 - remembering Grandma...

Our Grandma S (Colin's Great Grandma) passed away today... she would have turned 92 this coming January and lived a long, blessed and amazing life full of love.
We already miss her immensely and are so fortunate that we were able to spend time with her recently even though we lived far apart now.

Love you always Grandma and can't wait to tell Colin all of the wonderful stories of growing up with you in my life so that he will know you as well...

Monday, September 01, 2008

August 24, 2008 - new fav animal

Colin loves to act like vicious lions and tigers lately; click here to see his favorite animal video in action!