Friday, December 30, 2011

December 28

Bouncing around.

We took Colin to Monkey Joes to play.  He had SOOOO much fun!  I just can't even describe the joy Garet and I had just watching him and his sweet smile!  He really liked sliding down the slide (backwards, on his belly!)  If you have never been - it is a bunch of big blow up toys... so the slide was a big blow up slide.  Oh it was so perfect seeing him having so much fun!

December 27

Dot, dot, dot.

Colin had fun decorating with dots! 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 26


Garet and I had lunch with my best friend Marsha and her husband Skip.  Marsha and I have been best friends since kindergarten!  Yup, since we were 5 years old!  I love her! 

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 25

Merry Christmas.

and Happy Birthday Jesus!
Wow what a great Christmas!!  We are truly blessed.  My whole family was here this year!  and everyone came to my parents house.  It was crazy, but so great! 

December 24

Looking for Santa.

We had a busy Christmas Eve... we played with friends, and went to a Christmas Eve service at church (where Colin did AWESOME), then we got to open one gift from Grandmama and Papaw! 

December 23

In the big city.

Garet, Papaw, and I took Colin on the Light Rail and went into downtown Charlotte to listen to some Christmas music.  He LOVED the train ride, and then LOVED dancing to the music!

Friday, December 23, 2011

December 22


Morgan thought whatever Colin was telling her was hilarious!
Eric, Kailey and Morgan (and their two dogs!) got to Charlotte making this one full house! 

December 21


Colin hanging out in his new chair.  He had his water and even propped his feet up - and he loved it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 20

Pushing the ball.

Can't you tell how excited Colin was to push this soccar ball around with the wrapping paper roll?!  It was sooo great to see him again =)

December 19


We got back to Charlotte, and we got to see our cousins that live in Texas!  It's been about 4 years since I've seen them! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18

Out for a ride.

Garet and I had all day just the two of us =)  We went to Lake Waccamaw and rode our bikes around the lake, and had a picnic!  It was so nice!

December 17

Sweet sweatshirts.

We were able to get away for the weekend.... Colin and Suzi are at my parents, so Garet and I are enjoying our time alone for a couple days!  We got to go surprise my cousin Lindsay!  It is her 30th birthday on Christmas, so her husband planned a surprise birthday/tacky Christmas sweater party!  It was a lot of fun!

December 16

To: Daddy.

Colin wrapped one of his gifts to Garet.  He was so helpful.  He liked to ball up some tape (masking tape!), then he would stick it on the paper, and he ran around with some extra paper, which he wanted to stick on top (kind of like a bow...)
I think this is the most perfect gift wrap under the tree =)

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 15

Little monkey.

Colin has figured out how to climb up on the couch.  As you can see, he LOVES peeking over into the kitchen! 

December 14


We were wrapping some gifts, and Colin and Suzi decided to help.  Colin ran around with some wrapping paper, then Suzi put her toy on top and laid on it.

December 13

Meeting Hunter.

My friend Laurie is in town (from Miami) so I got to meet her sweet little man!  Hard to believe a year ago this was what Colin looked like! 

December 12

An apple a day.

For snack, Colin got a whole apple!  And he ate the entire thing! 
(Garet had a conference all week, so we are in Charlotte =) yay!)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11


My sweet boy.  I am truly blessed.

December 10

Crazy boy.

I walked into the living room and caught Colin in the box with his toys!  I can't even put into words how much I love this kid!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 9

Making a masterpiece.

Colin got to draw today.  He lasted about a minute (maybe a couple seconds longer) then he took off running around the house with the crayons.  But he left me with the best drawing ever =)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8

What a boy.

So Colin is a little dare devil.  He likes to push his limits... he was doing standing up on his bike when I walked in from the kitchen.  So, what did I do?  Ran and got my camera... the whole way just praying he didn't fall on his head! 

December 7

Morning snuggles.

Colin will snuggle right after he wakes up, or right after his naps.  It is so sweet to just sit with him! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 6

New washer.

Yay!  New washer and dryer!  We had to watch to make sure everything was getting nice and clean =)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 5

Dinner with Dad.

I went to the gym, so Garet made dinner and fed Colin... when I got home I found a few new pictures on the camera!  Looks like Dad's a good cook!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my most favorite brother in the world!!!!

P.S. Garet - I notice there is no bib on the boy!  You're in charge of washing that shirt!

December 4

Eric with the kids.

I love this picture!  -Eric smiling, Colin trying to grab Morgan's bow, Morgan eating her hands, the burp cloth under Colin, Morgan's bare feet... it just makes me happy =)
We hung out with Eric, Kailey and Morgan for a bit before heading to see Santa!
(If you haven't seen the picture of Colin with Santa on Facebook, I'll have to post it on my other blog... hilarious)

December 3

My little man.

Colin was on the verge of being over having his picture taken.  I just love his sweet face!  This was taken right before I left to go babysit my niece Morgan!  So fun!

December 2

Hanging at Blue Skies.

... again...  =)
Anyone keeping track?  We've gone at least 3 times in the past month!  I'm not complaining though - it is WONDERFUL being there!  And this time we got to hang out with Garet's mom and Rod!  Oh what fun!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1

Colin's nativity.

Colin and I got all of our Christmas decorations out.  Notice where the angel is supposed to be... Colin did this.  Guess he would rather see the sheep up there =)

Full disclosure: I placed baby Jesus back in the stable.  Is it crazy that I feel bad when I see Colin throwing baby Jesus across the room??? 

November 30

A little extra padding.

Can you see my sweet boy's poor little face?  His chin is all scraped, thanks to a run in with our brick fireplace.  So... we went out and got this protector.  Hopefully we won't have anymore accidents!

November 29

Being patient.

Suzi likes to sit as close as she can to Colin and me while we are having a snack.  Colin has gotten to where he likes to hand her his food.  Like today... he got a graham cracker, then handed it to her, she ate it, then he came back to me for more.  What a sneaky little team they are!

November 28


I love seeing Colin playing with his cars!  And you can even see his little face saying, "Brrrrrmmmm" =)  So stinkin' cute!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 27


We got home safely, and started raking all the leaves in our yard!
Well, Garet started raking, then Colin and I came outside to "help"  =)

November 26

Our hosts.

A big thanks to Garet's Dad and Barbara for letting us crash with them this Thanksgiving!  We had a great time!

November 25

The adult table.

We were supposed to be serious in this picture (only half of us actually did it).
After dinner at Garet's dad's house, we all played chicken foot while the kids watched a movie.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November 24

Happy Thanksgiving.

When Colin wakes up from his afternoon nap, he sits and lets me snuggle with him for a bit.  I love that time.  LOVE it.  He was so busy taking in what everyone was doing he sat with me for a long time like this. 

November 23


We went to see Garet's mom and sister and her family for the afternoon.  I just love how Colin is looking at his cousin Andrew =) He loves watching the bigger kids!

November 22

Hangin' with Pop.

We made it to Garet's dad's house for Thanksgiving!  Right away, Colin got a hold of the dog's tennis ball and started playing with it =)

November 21

Playing with Uncle Eric.

We got to go back and visit with Eric, Kailey and Morgan... Colin had fun with Eric!

November 20

Finally - family of three.

Welcome home Eric.  We are so glad to have you back!  

November 19

Daddy's shoes.

Colin walked around the kitchen and living room dragging these shoes with him!

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18

An apple a day.

I was busy in the kitchen, so I gave Colin part of an apple... and he LOVED eating it!  The only problem, was when I had to take it away (he was almost at the seeds!) he had a melt down.  But it was fun while it lasted =)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17

Hangin' with Daddy.

I was able to get away (to Walmart, woohoo) for a bit today... and Garet text me this picture as I was leaving the store...  Colin was just laying like that, in his my-daddy-dressed-me outfit, just looking so amused =)

November 16

Good thing I had a bib.

This is a too common sight.  Once Colin is finished eating.... we remove the highchair tray.... and wow.  It's a wonder that he is getting anything to eat at all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 15


We are home!  Garet took this picture of all of us.... too bad I didn't switch my lens!  This was super close up =) but we all managed to get in there!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 14

Good Morning.

Wow.  The sunrise is so amazing.

(you can see a few more sunrise pictures here)

November 13

Who let the dogs out.

We all went to Blue Skies in Morehead again (we just can't get enough!!).  Colin made a mess at breakfast so he went shirtless as he played the morning after we got there.

November 12


I went up to put Colin down for his nap, and when I came back down Suzi had found a nice place of her own for a nap!

November 11

Having fun.

I have so much fun with this sweet boy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 10

Suzi kisses.

What a BIG kiss!  =) 

November 9

New seat.

We got home from Charlotte, and Colin figured out how to sit on his sit and spin to play with his cars on his toy box.