Saturday, May 29, 2010

15 Months

I know I say it every time, but can you believe this kid is already 15 months old? I can't.

He can't either

Collin, you are such a big boy. You bring so much joy to Dada and I every day! You're a great eater and sleeper. Cuddling is one of your many strengths. You LOVE bath time.
Books and sidewalk chalk are a few of your favorite things right now. Climbing is quite an obsession for you. You can get on top of all our furniture in a matter of seconds.
You usually walk around with a picture frame of one of your loved ones. I can tell family is already very important to you, and we love that. You are the happiest little guy we know and your sweet demeanor is much appreciated!

The garbage man is entertainment for you every Friday morning. Feeding the turtles and playing outside keeps you busy.

You love to talk, sing and dance. Some of the cute things you currently say:
I do it
Here it is
Hi Dada, Mama, Yaya, Papa, Grandma and Grandpa (and many others)
Hi Baby (you're ready to be a big brother and we're doing our best to make that happen)
ABD (you always forget the C)
you have mastered animal noises, snake (you might have a lisp and for now it's cute)peep peep(chick)and the elephant(you use your arm as the trunk)are my favorite of them all
Uh-Oh - you say this every time you drop something
You say all the basics like ball, cup, happy, bath, etc.
You know your body parts and bellybutton is your favorite

You are a good boy so I trust this will be a first and last experience...You love to swing!

I hope you look at this blog in 20 years and smile. All the moms I know said to make note of this stuff because I won't remember after a few years. We are very blessed God picked you to be our baby! We love you Collin.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Swim Time

No excuses for lagging on the blog! I will do my best to catch up. Starting with our very own little Michael Phelps. Collin just completed 8 lessons of Mommy and Me classes at Jan Thomas swim school. He loved his first lesson and even clapped for himself when he came up from the water (which was a proud mommy moment, especially since all the other kids were crying). The second lesson he was a little hesitant but did great. He is the "fearless" type and now tries to jump in the pool fully clothed the minute we get there. Thank you to my mom and cousin Lisa for coming to take pictures of our little fish. The swim lessons were birthday presents, which I highly recommend as a wonderful gift! (just a hint for next year)

Collin totally cheered himself on before getting his medal and ribbon. So cute!

Collin didn't really understand why the other kids were crying. He just looked at them like, "Guys, we just got our first gold medal, you should be happy." Although Collin didn't want to wear his medal.

Get this thing off me!
Hanging on real tight.
Action shot
The Justin Bieber hairdo. Ha!
I just love this kid!!!
Time to dry off!

We can't wait for the weather to warm up so Collin can get some practice in the pool.