Thursday, July 21, 2011

A peek at our days...

I think these pictures describe our days pretty well. There's always a new mess around the house! Sometimes (usually) it's in the kitchen with the tupperware, sometimes he finds the food in the pantry, or sometimes he gets into the pots and pans. Other times he opens drawers in his room and likes to pull out all of his clothes. We are also continually baby-proofing the house as Colin discovers new ways to get into trouble. It's so fun to see him learning new things!

This boy loves to smile and laugh! He is quite the speed-crawler, and he's quickly becoming more steady on his feet. He is also a champ at eating finger foods (and eating in general...he loves to eat!) and will finally hold bottles and sippy cups on his own!

And for those curious, his stats from his 9 mo. doctor's appointment a few weeks ago were as follows:

height: 28" (40%)
weight: 17 lb 6 oz (6%)
head circ.: 17.5" (25%)

He may be small, but what he lacks in size,
he makes up for in spirit.
Colin is one energetic, curious kid!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The 4th (14 Days Later)

Here's another post in my attempt to get caught up!

The 4th of July was a pretty low-key day for us, but we sure partied it up in the evening. We had Matt's parents over for dinner and fireworks. Lots of people in our neighborhood were also doing fireworks, and I thought for sure Colin would wake up at some point, but he didn't. Amazing!

Not much to report other than that, so I'll just skip right to the pictures. It's what you're really here for anyway :)

We hope you all had a great holiday too! And sorry for the belated holiday well wishes...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Road Trip!

When we still lived in Utah we would go on road trips all the time. We drove to Phoenix many times, we drove to Montana, and we even drove up to Seattle and Vancouver, BC once. Most of these trips included my sister Megan too, so it only seemed right that she should make the trip out to Oklahoma so we could take another road trip up to Nauvoo, IL.

There are many historic LDS church sites throughout Missouri and Illinois, and we wanted to hit most of them, so we left our house on Thursday night and drove to Kansas City. We spent a day there checking out the city and the church sites around that area.

In Independence, MO we went to the LDS visitor center and the Community of Christ temple across the street.

View of the Community of Christ temple

Inside the temple, view of the spire from inside
 Other sites we saw around Kansas City were the KC LDS temple that is almost complete and the Liberty jail visitor center. Liberty jail is where Joseph Smith and 4 others spent 4 winter months.

KC temple construction

Picture of Colin after his bath that night...
 After our day in KC, we woke up early the next morning and drove the rest of the way to Nauvoo, and stopped to see a few more sites along the way.

Jess and Megan standing outside Carthage jail and visitor center

Far West, MO site where the Saints planned to build a temple,
but they were driven out before anything more than the cornerstones could be laid
Enjoying a beautiful morning at Adam-ondi-ahman
A view of the outside of Carthage jail. The top window is where Joseph fell
from after he was shot and killed by the mob
People are always telling me Colin looks just like Matt, and I think this picture shows that very well

Megan and Colin!
Our adorable family picture outside the Nauvoo temple
view of the Nauvoo temple

This was my first time seeing the Mississippi River, and I couldn't believe how huge it is! Here's the sunset by the Mississippi :)
Colin, the pioneer baby!

sisters :)
We had an awesome time! Colin did really well in the car (miracle!) and we had a blast, even if we traveled over 1,000 miles in a little over 3 days. Megan stayed at our house for about a week after our big trip, so I have another post to write. Stay tuned!