Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29

What a boy.
Colin found the puddles!!

December 28

Blue Skies.
We made it!
We got away to one of our favorite places!  Garet's mom's house in Morehead City: Blue Skies.  Ahhhh, so nice to be here!

December 27

Lost toys.
It is amazing the toys that we find when we get searching under the couch =)

December 26

Little helper.
Whenever I have to jump up on the counter to get something off a shelf (which is often - don't know why they made these shelves so tall!) Colin will run over and hold my feet.  He holds them until I am on my way down =)  Sweet little boy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 25

New computer.
We had a great Christmas here at our house!  One of Colin's gifts from Grandma Kay was a computer!  (The car mouse was from Grandmama and Papaw)  He had fun playing around on PBS kids... Sid the Science Kid - with Daddy, of course! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 24

"Baby Jes."
(Pronounced "Geez")  Tonight we did the last of the advent calendar... Baby Jesus is now in his manger =)  Colin absolutely loved doing this!  And it was nice because it gave us a time everyday to go over what Christmas is all about.  Merry Christmas Eve!

December 23

Colin is serious about his decorating =) 
We had fun making our gingerbread house pretty!  Although I'm not sure how many gumdrops were actually put on the house versus eaten by a cute little redhead!

Monday, December 24, 2012

December 22

We celebrated Christmas tonight.  Before dinner, Colin got to draw with cousin Kathryn =)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 21

Tractor with Pop.
Pop took Colin on a drive around in his tractor.  Colin had so much fun!  He was so funny... I told him he had to sit still (so he didn't fall out) and he didn't budge!  haha  He did wave at me but other than that, he didn't move =)  But he had this cute little grin the whole time... and when they stopped he kept saying, "more!!" 

December 20

Having a blast.
Since it wasn't snowing - skiing was out... but we did get to have fun in the indoor pool!  As you can see, Colin LOVED it! 

December 19

On top of the mountain.
Pop took us all around Wintergreen Resort!  There wasn't any snow, but boy was it cold! 

December 18

Lots of trucks.
We drove to Garet's dad's house in Wintergreen, Virginia today!  Lucky for Colin they were very prepared with tons of cars!  Colin was in heaven!

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17

Shooting hoops.
We had fun after dinner tonight!  Colin got every ball he has and started shooting hoops (he gave me a football to shoot).  Check out that form! =)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16

Sweet girl.

My parents went home today... and Suzi went and got a bath.  Now she is sleeping peacefully at my feet =)

December 15

Colin made a candle for my parents... I think they liked it =)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 14

Reading with Grandmama.
My mom loaded a few childrens books onto her reader... this one is called "Tickle Bugs" and Colin LOVES it!  He like to help turn the pages too =)

December 13

Baby girl.
We were sooooo excited to go into our ultrasound today!  It was a great appointment: we found out we are having a baby GIRL, all the measurements are right on, all the organs are there and working, and the heartbeat was just music to our ears!  So, so blessed.
(oh and these are the cookies I made for my cookie exchange to announce to those friends that we are expecting a girl).

December 12

Going "fishing".
My parents came to visit!!  Colin put on Papaw's shoes, then put on his hat - which my dad told him was his "fishing hat" (it's a Bass Pro hat with a fish on it).  Colin kept saying he was going fishing and walking around the house!

December 11

Night night Daddy.
Garet had a late meeting tonight, so we sent him a good night picture.  I do this anytime G works late.  Tonight, Colin kept cracking himself up in the picture =)

December 10

Beep, Daddy.
Whenever Garet leaves, Colin runs over to the window to yell "Bye!" and then he will wait for Garet to beep his horn and flash his lights =)  He loves it! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 9

Holding hands.
When we were leaving the zoo, Colin and Abby held hands on the way to the cars =)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8

There's something on your face.
Colin and I had a really fun, really busy day!  You can read about it here.

December 7

Play dough.
This was Colin's first time playing with play dough.  I am not a huge fan, but it was a gift... and he loved it!  You can't see it that well, but he made a dinosaur.

December 6

Watching Santa.
Aunt Kailey sent Colin a video of Santa talking to Colin... it was really cute!  Colin was mesmerized =)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5

Mrs. Claus.
Colin and I ran errands today... first stop: Barnes and Noble.  On the way in I ran into a girl from the neighborhood... turns out Mrs. Claus was having story time today!  At 10 am.  We got there at 9:45!  Perfect timing!  So we hung out and listened to the story, which Colin didn't care too much about, but when it came to singing he was sooo into it!  He was one of the only kids (and there were tons!) that clapped throughout the entire thing =)  Too cute.  The rest of the day he kept singing "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells"!

And we want to give a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!
To Uncle Eric!!  We love you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4

Morning time with Daddy.
Colin loaded up his cars and his garage onto Daddy's lap this morning. 

December 3

Cool dude.
The weather has been awesome!!!!!  Colin and I have been trying to hurry through errands so we can enjoy some outside time!  Today he asked for his sunglasses =) it was pretty bright outside!

December 2

We missed our friend Sawyer's birthday party because we were both getting over our colds, so today we went by to give him his present!  And he gave Colin a goody bag from the party.  Inside..... a car!  When we got home, Colin got to work lining all of them up.  He put this book up and then began "parking" all his cars.  He LOVES playing with them!

December 1

O Christmas Tree.
Our tree.
It seems so peaceful at night when we turn on all of our Christmas lights.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

November 31

 Playing outside.
The weather has been so nice!  Colin and I had a great time taking advantage and playing outside!  Soon after this picture, I had to strip off the big coat!

November 30

Getting a tree.
This totally sums up Colin's excitment about Christmas this year!  Granted, the picture itself doesn't do it justice, but he was sooo excited to get a Christmas tree!  And on the way, he pointed out every Christmas light he saw =) 

November 29

About to crash.
Can you see the determination??  He kept ramming his truck on his bike.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28

Little helper.
My sweet boy loves to help in the kitchen.  Tonight he helped me make muffins.  It's his speciality.

November 27

Suzi Street.
It was really quiet while I was making lunch... when I peeked into the living room, I saw Colin driving his cars on Suzi.  Sweet Suzi just lays there and lets him now.  =)

November 26

Colin had fun playing with some stickers this afternoon.

November 25

Snack time.
We came home from Charlotte today, it's so nice to only have a two hour drive home!  Suzi was very interested in Colin's snack this afternoon!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 24

Hey Cousin.
Colin was eating a snack and Morgan came by to see what he was doing. 

November 23

Suzi's laptop.
Looks like Colin was showing Suzi something on Morgan's laptop.

November 22

Happy Thanksgiving.
Grandmama and her Grandbabies =)

November 21

Colin was in desperate need for a haircut!  Thanks Aunt Kailey!!
He did sooo well!  Anytime Kailey would brush his hair forward, before she made a cut, the hair would about be in his eyes and he would lean forward and say "Help please" for someone to move the hair from his eyes =) 

November 20

Cowboy baby.
We headed to Charlotte today! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 19

Colin and I had a SUPER mellow day!  I was still nauseous and puking (lovely I know) and Garet had to work all day, so we hung around the house.  I love that Colin is so into books!  He loves reading!

November 18

Driving at church.
So, Saturday night I started puking.  Yep, looks like 2nd trimester is going to be tough for me.  So... Sunday Colin and Garet headed out to church alone (at that point I wasn't sure if I was sick or if it was just the pregnancy).  This was the only picture that day, it is Colin in his favorite car in the church nursery... the pink one =)

November 17

Going on a walk.
It was chilly but really pretty outside, so we all went for a walk.  We got all bundled up... don't worry, Colins gloves went on as soon as he was finished with his snack =)

November 16

"Big tuck."
After dinner tonight, we all went to Lowes and then to get some frozen yogurt!  At Lowes, Colin was obsessed with the big truck in the aisle!  The boy loves trucks!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15

My dad's birthday was on the 11th, but we are going to be seeing him soon!!  So we are taking his gift with us... this is Colin decorating it.  He's going to love it!

November 14

Helping Daddy.
Garet fixed Colin's desk tonight, and Colin was right there beside him helping!

November 13

I send Garet a "good night" picture of Colin on nights he has to work late.  This was the picture.  He was having a ton of fun on his bike =)

November 12

Making smoothies.
Colin loves to help in the kitchen, especially when I tell him we are making smoothies!  He is really good at adding eating the blueberries!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 11

Little helper.
Colin was helping rake the leaves today! 
And we got to wish Papaw a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!