Friday, March 29, 2013

Two and a half...

(I have started keeping these all together on a page at the top of this blog. It makes it easier for me to click back and see what Colin was up to. These are mainly so I don't forget any of these precious moments...)

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago at the waterfall near our OLD house.  (Yes we are officially moved into our new house!  Woohoo!) 
My baby boy is 2.5 years old (as of the 23rd)!! 
- At night when we put him to bed he always says "Merry Christmas!" and you must say it back!  Then he will say "that's all"... probably because I say that when he keeps repeating "Merry Christmas" =)

- Colin has only ever had water and milk... but when he was sick this past week I gave him a bit of ginger ale... he hated it (I think it was the bubbles).  Then I gave him some Pedialyte and Gatorade, he kept saying "I don't like this" but he drank it =)

- When he calls Suzi he gets a REALLY high pitched voice, "Suuuzziiiii".  It's so funny!  His voice almost cracks it's so high!

- Colin came running down the hallway to Garet saying, "Daddy I found a rubber!"
It was a rubberband.  He was so proud.

- I was down the road and Colin was in his little car and he kept saying, "Mommy I'm flashing you!"
He was talking about the lights on the car.

- Colin asks questions alllllll the time.  Mostly to things he knows. 
The other day he said, "What's this?"  (It was a cow, which he knew), so I said, "hmmmm, is it a dog?"  Colin replied, "No!  Silly goose!"

- He sleeps with 4 stuffed animals (Bear, Froggy, Giraffe, and Mator) and his blanket that Grandma Kay made for him when he was born.  He must have all of these =)

more like LOVES... "monkeys" a.k.a. Curious George and Mickey Mouse
fruit, any kind of fruit
being outside
cars/trains/trucks/anything with wheels!  especially firetrucks!
being out and about - anytime we go to the store he is so good!
animals and fish... he loves to go to pet stores and look at the animals, he really likes the fish!
cooking (he likes to grab a bowl, water, and a spoon and "cook", or he helps me bake)
reading and being read to
water - any kind of water: bath, swimming, puddles, sink, really any water!
music!  singing and dancing!

most meat, yes I have a picky eater!
storms (I found this out when we had a major thunderstorm this past week and Colin freaked out at bedtime.  It was so sad to see him so scared.)
snakes and bugs - he is really scared of snakes (even fake ones) and just doesn't like bugs

We are so so so blessed by our little man!  I don't think that I can put into words what this sweet child means to me!  He has a big heart and is a sensitive little guy.  He is so much fun!  Garet and I really love hanging out with him! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Busy, busy, busy...

Whoa I haven't posted in a long time!  We've been super busy!  As soon as the calander turned to March I had a mini panic... we move this month!  And we hadn't packed!  We hadn't done anything!  So we have been busy getting packed and organized...
I have (somehow managed to) keep up with Beane A Day
Anyway, I am about to loose my mind again since we actually move this weekend, so I figured I would do a quick update =)

My sweet sister-in-law and cousins threw Addison and me a baby shower this past weekend!  I will have to do a seperate post on that since I don't have all the pictures from it yet.  So, Colin, Suzi and I traveled to Charlotte (Garet had to work).  My dad had a great time showing off his toys to Colin!  First he pulled out the tractor!  Colin was amazed!  When I asked him if he wanted to ride he ran over as fast as he could!  This is dad showing him how the buttons work:
Colin LOVED being on the tractor!  Dad made the bucket go up and down, they even went into the garden and got to scoop some dirt.  Colin even got to steer for a bit! 
Dad rode him around the yard... you can see his smile from here!
When they were riding up the driveway mom and I would stand in front of them so they would beep at us, then we would jump out of the way.  Colin thought this was hilarious! 
As soon as he got off the tractor he came running full speed to me smiling ear to ear!  He was so proud!  Then he ran straight to his tractor and started driving it around.  So cute!
Then Colin got another treat and dad pulled out his dune buggy!  Or as Colin calls it... a race car!
 He looked a little unsure at first.  It was pretty loud.  But he loved being on the race car with Papaw!  There they go!
When they came back, Colin was in my dad's lap "driving".  He talked about these trips the rest of the day! 
We've had a great time enjoying the 70/80 degree weather here!  We have spent lots of time outside... lucky for Colin my parents have tons to do.  Yesterday we loaded up and drove to my aunts house.  She got a horse, so we went to meet her.  Colin was prepared with apples and peppermints =)
It had rained like crazy the day and night before, so it was pretty muddy but we still had fun meeting Rose!
I used to ride and own a horse and I miss it so bad!  I figured it wasn't a good idea for my big pregnant self to get up on a horse right now, but Colin could!
It was so pretty outside!  Colin didn't stay up for too long, but he seemed to enjoy it.  The last time he was on a horse it was with me, so this was the first time he sat alone.
Right after this my uncle sat him on his motorcycle and let him beep the horn.  Sorry no pictures of that.  Colin has had a super busy week! 

I will try real hard not to loose my mind during this move!  I will let you know how it goes =)