Friday, April 13, 2012

iPad love (Week 13/52)

I've had my iPad for a few weeks now, and I have to say that as much as I love it, Colin, by far, loves it the most! In just a few short weeks he has learned how to take the cover off, unlock it, scroll through the different pages, pick his favorite apps, and how to get back to the home screen when he's ready for a new game. 

We've discovered a few fun apps that he really likes thanks to a few internet searches and my good friend Niki, and his favorite place to play with the iPad is Mom and Dad's bed. He will climb up onto it, crawl under the covers and arrange them on his lap nicely before he pulls the iPad onto his lap. Then he is ready to play. What a kid!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Egg Hunt (Week 12/52)

Although we didn't do too much to celebrate the holiday other than attend church and eat ham for dinner, Colin did get to participate in his first Easter egg hunt at a church activity!

He was definitely more concerned about having his bucket on his arm and making sure none of the eggs fell out than he was with what was inside the eggs (thank goodness). And we opted for the Easter Bunny not to bring him any candy this year...just a few little toys instead. All in all, it was a good weekend.

We hope you all had a great day and were able to take at least a few minutes to remember our Savior who died for each of us. The knowledge of the infinite love my Heavenly Father has for me, and all that Christ's resurrection means in my life is a huge blessing to me.

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Half Birthday! (Week 11/52)

Happy half birthday to our little buddy!

To follow in the footsteps of my awesome sister Amy, who makes a cake for all the half birthdays in their family, we celebrated Colin's big day in style.

At 18-months Colin...

still loves grapes
loves to dig in the dirt
always wants to go to the playground by our house
can go down all the big slides by himself
thinks it's hilarious to walk backwards
loves going to nursery at church!
knows which keys go into which car ignitions and how to get them in there
is a great helper
eats cheese like there's no tomorrow
would watch Curious George all day long if I let him
climbs into his stroller several times a day and demands to go on a walk
is becoming a pretty picky eater, but loves anything sugary
will put on my shoes and try to walk around the house
loves to wrestle and climb all over me
has a great sense of humor and thinks everything is a game

Obviously, I could go on and on.

I can't believe he is a year and a half old already! In honor of our little "cookie monster" I made a giant cookie--this kid loves cookies!

This giant cookie won't be winning any awards as far as the decorating job goes, but it served its purpose. Yum!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

George (Week 10/52)

Although this is nothing new, Colin loves Curious George. I might even go as far as saying he's obsessed. It is just about the only show he watches anymore, and "George" is probably the word that you hear coming out of his mouth most often.

Wait...he can say George, but he can't say mommy? This kid needs to rethink his priorities! ;)

Colin is both curious and a little monkey, so it's not all that surprising that George is his favorite.

Last week I had to go to the library to pick up a book I had on hold, so I decided to stop by the kids' section and see if I could find a Curious George book for Colin. And what a hit that book has been!

I was able to snap a picture of him "reading" to himself. He was flipping through the pages pointing at different things and jabbering. Obviously telling his own George adventures.