Sunday, January 30, 2011

Grandparents visit...

So, Friday afternoon Colin and I were just sitting around waiting on Grandmama and Papaw to get here...

Finally around 5 they pulled in our driveway!  Colin usually has his last feeding around 7/7:30 and then goes to bed, so they didn't get to visit too long.  But yesterday they got to hang out all day!
Colin showed them how well he rolls, how he can kick and splash in the tub, how he can scream at the top of his lungs... it's been great =)
But last night, my baby decided to get a cold.... him and I were up at midnight, and he finally drifted to sleep in my arms in the recliner.  Sweet boy.  I am hoping he can get rid of this soon!  It's so sad to hear him congested.
At least he isn't acting like he feels bad!  We have two more days with my parents!  Woo hoo!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Conversation with Colin...

Me: Hey Colin!  You are such a cute baby!!
Colin: Hey mom!  Thanks!  You're a cute mom! 

M: Oh thank you honey!  Let's talk about last night... remember, you woke me up a lot...
C: What?  Who?  Me??

M: Yes my darling boy.  You.  You know, ever since you started rolling from your back to your tummy you do it all. the. time.  Everytime you are laying flat, you flip. 
C: Hmmm...  Yes mom, I guess you're right.  I just love to flip!  But honestly once I'm on my tummy I have no idea how to flip back onto my back!  So I get really mad and just start screaming!

M: I noticed that last night - ya know when you woke up every. single. hour.  Mom is going to have to start trying new techniques to get you to stay asleep.... or at least stop screaming every hour when you are on your tummy.
C:  Aw shucks mom!  Look how cute I am....

M:  You are so right son!  I love you so much!  What were we talking about again?...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


So, I finally got our boy rolling on video!  Just ignore me in the video (does anyone ever like the way they sound on camera?!)  And you'll get a glimpse of the squealing I was talking about in the last post! =)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

4 months old...

My little man is 4 months old today!!

~ 13 lbs. 9 oz.
~ 25 in. tall

~ Loves sitting up (with assistance) and looking around
~ Smiles all the time!
~ Rolls from his back to his tummy any time he is on his mat
~ Concentrates on his toys and then tries to grab them
~ Sucks his thumb (and loves sucking on the rest of his hand too!)
~ Laughs
~ Likes being read to
~ Grunts a lot!  (The doctor said it's because "he's a boy" haha)
~ Loves his baths!  He loves splashing in his tub!
~ Has slept from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. a few times (which was awesome!), but normally still wakes up around 2 a.m. for a feeding.
~ Wakes up around 5:30 a.m. no matter how early/late he is put to bed, and no matter if he wakes in the middle of the night or not
~ Screams - he doesn't even have to be upset... sometimes he just wants attention =)
~ Drools constantly - he now has a bib on all.the.time!

He is such a sweet boy!  When he is hanging out on his mat, or in his swing, and Garet or I walk over to him, he just lights up!  I feel so blessed!  I just can't believe how fast time flies!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Making moves...

I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet!

On January 14, Colin rolled over!
He had been trying for a few weeks... He would get almost all the way over but then couldn't pull his arm through.  I tried to capture a picture of him almost rolling...
See how his right arm is still stuck under him?

But last Friday he was on his mat and I looked away for like 5 minutes, when I looked back he was completely on his stomach!  It surprised me!  He was so happy!  haha  Since then he has done it a couple more times.  He has also been on his stomach a couple times in his crib when I get him in the mornings.  I don't think he can figure out how to flip back yet.  He just stays on his tummy.

Suzi likes to show him how it's done!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our weekend...

We started the weekend with some naps...
We have enjoyed having movie nights.  Garet has always been into movies... I get hooked on anything that's on t.v.  Commercials drive Garet crazy... he always mutes the t.v. when they are on.  So, I have kind of picked up on that - and I have gotten way more into movies since we've been together!  We have Netflix, and we have it where we get it through our Wii.  So there are tons of movies to choose from!  Every now and then we will make it a "date" and cut out all the lights, make popcorn, and curl up on the couch to watch a movie.  Since this little guy has gotten here, it is a little more difficult!
But we still manage to make it work.  Especially since he has been good about going to bed between 8-9.

Since starting A Beane A Day I have really been loving that I have taken so many more pictures!  I don't want to miss any of these precious moments!  And I love capturing Suzi with Colin.  She is so funny around him!
What do you think they're planning???

Colin's doctor told us he really didn't want to have Colin in the nursery or anything until after flu season.  So we have been taking him into Sunday school and church service on Sunday's.  But during church one of us always has to leave with him because he is making noise (even his happy noises are loud!)  So we decided to put him in nursery this Sunday.  He did awesome (so did I!) and we got to enjoy the entire service together! 

I just love this picture that I took that morning... I hate that it was blurry!
Garet and Colin were dressed alike =)  Love these guys!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow days...

We woke up yesterday morning to 7" of snow!  It was so pretty! 

After breakfast we bundled up and went playing!  Suzi just pranced around at first, but then started running all around!  She really liked eating it!  At one point she started pawing at the ground - next thing we knew she pulled out a tennis ball!!  There is no telling how long that ball had been there! 

I got Colin bundled and we snapped a couple pictures of him in the snow.  (I know, I know, I forgot to put on his mittens... but he was only out there for a minute)

On A Beane A Day I posted my favorite one of him outside =)  He wasn't thrilled about it, but he never did cry!

Garet made a snow angel in our front yard - the actual angel didn't show up too well.  In the picture you can't even tell it's an angel.

We also made a snowman!  It has been forever since I made one!  We had a blast!!

(Now is it bad that I'm ready for the warm weather??????)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back to normal...

I guess we are finally getting back to normal around here.  It sure was nice to ba able to spend two weeks with my family!  I always miss them so much once we are home - but it is nice to be back. 

Garet has had lots of work this week.  Colin and I got to take Suzi to the vet.  Boy was that interesting!  I was wearing him in the Baby Bjorn... it was raining, and there was an emergency so there were a couple dogs in the waiting room with us.  Then Colin decided to cry.  I love our vet and they did everything they could to make it a fast and smooth trip!  The vet assistant even took Suzi to my car for me!

We found a place for all of our Christmas goodies!  While we were straighting, we found a pack of size 1 diapers... have I mentioned that Colin now its in a size 3?!  Wow. 

Yesterday we ran to the store and we were amazed at the crowd!  They are calling for snow tonight (like 4-8"!) so everyone was out getting their milk and bread.  We'll see if this snow really happens!

Here is a cute picture!  Like father like son!  (Although I think in this case it is - Like son, like father!)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Something new...

Guess what Colin has started doing?

If you can't tell, he is sucking his thumb!  For a few weeks now he has been sucking on his hands... and every once in a while he'll manage to get one finger to suck on.  But while we were in Charlotte, he has figured out how to suck his thumb!


I am so excited to start this... project, yes I will call it a project (or maybe a resolution...)
I follow this blog, she is a photographer here in Huntsville and she does a photo a day for 365 days (you can see hers here).  I have decided to do this (or attempt to do this!)  Take one picture every day for the year.  It can be of anything... mainly, it's just snapshots of day-to-day life.  And I found out that I know someone else doing this!  So, Lacey, you can make sure I am on top of this!
I started another blog to keep track.

Here is the new blog:  A Beane A Day

And let me just say... I am bad about getting my pictures uploaded onto my computer... so if I miss a day it might just be because I haven't had a chance to get the picture onto my computer =)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Catch up...

I am going to try to catch this blog up!  We were in Charlotte for two weeks!  For Christmas and New Year.
I will make this as short and sweet as possible =)

Soon after we got to Charlotte, we got news from Eric that he only got 4 days leave for Christmas...
Kailey had already packed their house for their move to Camp Lejeune, so my dad and Garet loaded their stuff and drove the Uhaul to their new place.

I was sooo excited to see Eric!  I am so proud of him, and can already see a huge difference!  It was so wonderful to finally introduce Colin to his uncle!

We went to a Christmas Eve service (which Colin made himself known.  Lets just say he was testing his vocal cords).  Christmas morning was the best!  The whole family was there!  Including all four dogs!  (Suzi, my parents dog, Rusty, and Eric and Kailey's dogs, Macy and Biscuit)  My uncle and Patsy came by too!

Christmas day the family came over to my parents house.  It is always so nice to see everyone!  I am glad most of my family still lives close by so they can still get together easily!  That afternoon it started snowing!  By the next morning it was completely white!

That evening Garet, mom and I started a game, and the power went off!  It stayed off until we started eating dinner!  That was interesting!  We had all the candles lit!

Eric and Kailey had to get back to base for a few days (they came back to Charlotte for New Year).  Before they left we got a picture of Colin, Eric and my Dad)

Garet and I took advantage of having the grandparents and went out on a date night!  Dinner and a movie!  It was perfect!

And Colin enjoyed hanging out with his Papaw...
and Grandmama...

Garet was able to meet a couple of his friends in Boone to go skiing - and I was able to catch up with a few of my friends!
 Meghan and Sophie (age 4)

 Garet's sister Merideth and Abbi (2 weeks)


Andrea and Christy

Then we celebrated the NEW YEAR!!!

Whew! That was very simplified!  What a great trip!  Colin had a perfect 1st Christmas!