Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Extra Protein

I've heard people say that if you eat a little dirt, it's okay--it's just a little extra protein. Well, does the same principle apply to paper? I sure hope so because the other day I found this:


It looks like we have a bit of a mouse problem in our house.
Good thing our mouse is so cute!
Sometimes we just call him Trouble.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Favorite Things (According to Colin)


Colin is discovering new things every day. Some of his discoveries are good...some bad...but through all of that he has decided on a few favorites.

Things he has learned to love include the outdoors. He loves playing outside. He loves swings, sun, and grass. He loves it all. Hopefully this means one day he will go camping with his dad so I don't ever have to!

This picture showcases three more of my favorite things: these two cute boys and a swing. Random fact: I have loved swinging since I first learned how in preschool, and I go to parks with swings any chance I get.

Colin loves making everything into a toy. This includes any and all electronics, glasses, outlets, cords, vent covers, door stoppers, etc.

Ever since we started letting him drink from a cup, if he sees either of us with one he's sure he needs it too. He opens his mouth and says, "uh uh uh."
Colin's favorite spot in the house is right between the couch and recliner in our living room where we keep his toy basket. Several times a day he will wiggle his way in there just to hang out.
One of Colin's favorite activities is exploring. Today he ventured off the carpet in the living room onto the tile in the entryway. This may very well be his new favorite room. He played with the vent cover for several minutes before crawling over to the glass door and staring outside for awhile. 

One thing that will be at the top of my "to do" list for the next several months: keep all of my floors very clean.

I know what you're thinking right now--"he's so cute!" 

And I definitely agree with you :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Favorite Things

I like that one picture, and not only that, but one item can represent so many of my favorite things.

flip flops
warm weather
sparkly things
the color pink

I love spring!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Call for help

When Matt worked at the credit union he had to wear a tie to work every day, and so he has quite the tie collection hanging in our closet. Now, Matt wears a uniform to work, which means less laundry for me (yay!), but that also means a growing collection of something else.

Metal hangers.

Yes, I gathered up all of these hangers and threw them on the ground just so I could take a picture.

And sure, I could have spent naptime a little more productively by, say, emptying the dishwasher.

But hey, it's all for the love of the blog.

Now here's where I need your help, trusty readers.

Being the crafty, environmentally conscious person that I am...okay, so I'm not that environmentally conscious, but hey, I'm working on it. Let me try that again.

Being...the person that I am...I need to figure out something to do with these hangers before they take over my house. I don't want to just throw them away, and although I've entertained the idea of just buying more clothes to fill them up, I'm trying to be more realistic :)

So please give me any ideas you have.

I need your help!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Half Birthday!

This post (like many others) is dedicated to my favorite little man, who turns 6 months old today!

Colin is always working on new tricks, the latest of which include sitting up by himself, escaping his bumbo seat, and the army crawl.
When he wants to get out of his bumbo seat he starts with this sideways stretch, then he reaches down and plops right out. Fortunately, this has only happened once while he was unattended...
One of his first attempts at the army crawl. He only gets better every day.
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He loves to squawk, squeal, blow raspberries, and make noise any other way he can. He also loves chewing on anything he can get ahold of, although he prefers electronics and spoons.

Standing is always better than sitting in Colin's opinion.


It took a few weeks, but Colin now loves eating food. He has tried rice cereal, oatmeal, peas, pears, carrots, bananas, and apples. He likes them all, but it took him a few days before he discovered his love for pears. Strange kid.
Look at those two cute teeth!

This boy loves his dad! Matt can get him to laugh harder than I've ever heard, and just one look from dad will usually get a giggle out of him. That being said, he is entering the phase of always wanting me. Especially at night. When it's about his bedtime he'll start crying and won't stop until I pick him up. Then he looks over at Matt and gets a big smile on his face, like he's trying to say, "See? I got exactly what I wanted."

This is a video of a little game they like to play called "Colin on the cob."

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I'm pretty sure he gets cuter every single day. I still look at him and say, "Ah! He's the cutest baby ever!" I don't think I'll ever stop doing that, in fact :) He even looks cute in this snowsuit...



We love Colin to pieces, and I'm so glad that 6 months ago today he joined our family!