Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 21, 2010 - Robot / Outer Space Room ready!!!

After a few weeks of fun work... Colin's super fabulous robot/outer space room is ready!

The love of space started during a visit to Papa Staley's house, where we watched a live orbit of the space shuttle in the evening sky thanks to Uncle Dan's following of said sky activities!

Here he is showing it off while wearing his space pajamas :)

The shadow boxes hold tin wind up robots and a space shuttle, super cool and they really work!
His new night light is a green lava lamp space shuttle.
Thanks to our friend John for Colin's Christmas present Star Wars helmet (even lets Colin talk with a Store Trooper voice thrower) that fits right into this theme!

Colin helped paint the planets in our solar system (during which time we read and learned a lot of planet facts that Colin now quotes often!) It's close to scale with Earth being a little out sized so we had enough space to fit in all of the continents!

What you can't see is that when the real night sky falls... Colin's ceiling begins to glow with painted on glow in the dark starry sky!

Colin's bedding has robots on it as well, and on his bed are his cool new pals, the Ugly Dolls!
The wall decorations are vintage looking outer space comic posters.

And the best part, Colin's new life size robot friends!!!
These new friends were a lot of fun to create, with a special trip to the American Science and Surplus store... our new favorite place! So many odd gadgets and bins upon bins of perfect robot panel controls!

Colin doing his robot impression and a big smile with his new room decorations!

I hope that Colin enjoys this fun room for years to come! We owe our friend Matt a big thank you for helping hang our solar system and bring our robots to life!

March 21, 2010 - ready for Spring!

Colin picked out these flowers for us to enjoy some Spring color inside since we aren't close to seeing the blooms come up outside yet!

March 20, 2010 - swim, swim, swimming!

Colin started up swimming lessons again a few weeks ago and is doing great! Once Summertime hits Milwaukee by August, we'll have been ready for the pool for months already!
He's the one standing, ready to jump! / Colin acting as a waddling towel penguin walking to the locker room

His new swimming accessory- swim goggles!
No worries, he has a clear pair too but he was obsessed with the blue pair so we came home with both :)

March 20, 2010 - rebellious boy

Sticking his tongue out and spitting has become Colin's current rebellious actions... we're putting a stop to it immediately but here's the evidence

March 11, 2010 - fedora wearing

Mama got this fun fedora to add to Colin's dress up collection... and I must say, he wears it well!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 6, 2010 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Central Library's Annual Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss!
What a fun morning spent with friends at the library!

The kids post at the library entrance with the Dr. Seuss display

First up-- face painting!! And the artists were great!

Bella, Katie, Colin and Brendan showing off their face painting! / Making Yertle the Turtle cookies!

A great silly project ~ picking the "subject", "action" and "location" printed lines from Dr. Seuss stories to make mixed up stories and the kids color pictures to illustrate their stories!
On the way out, The Cat in the Hat says hi to Colin and reads his story with him!

March 6, 2010 - cool Colin

cool Colin in his new Spring accessories, aviator shades and watch

February 28, 2010 - birthday party fun

Colin's friends Caleb and Sam (twins) had their birthday party at the Big Backyard, all of the kids had a great time running around and playing.. and of course enjoying cake!
Singing happy birthday! / Colin devouring his cake
Friends at the table / Colin and Thomas

February 26, 2010 - bike riding in the snow

Living in Wisconsin, you can't wait for sunny spring weather to get back outside after the true winter months - you just wear a winter cap under your helmet for your bike ride!

February 26, 2010 - pop rock science

Experiment fun ~ and with pop rocks!!!

Colin's first time trying pop rocks and we got to do some science experiments too! (Thanks Aunt Lissa for the fun gift!)

February 26, 2010 - To the CIRCUS!

We took a day off on Friday and met our friends Lauren, Brendan and Katie at the circus!!! Colin has been wanting to go for months since they did a circus lesson at day care so we were excited when the real circus came to town!
Colin excited to go get treats! / Anticipation for the next performance!
I hadn't seen this before... they opened up the floor at intermission for rides, etc! / The boys enjoying lots of cotton candy (and before lunch!)
Colin's favorite act... the tiger tamer! And the tiger tightrope walker!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

February 21, 2010 - first trip sledding

We waiting at least a week after the snow fell to hit up a recommended hill in Bayside for Colin's first sledding excursion using his abominable snowman sled he got for Christmas. The snow was starting to melt but the hill was still perfect and no one else there to get in our way!