Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Christmas 2012 (Week 52/52)

It is my goal to get a picture of Colin with Santa every year, but when I made that goal, I did not account for the unpredictability of toddlers when it comes to 1) taking pictures and 2) their feelings about big, scary Santa Clause. Luckily, we were able to snap at least one good picture during the one time we were able to convince Colin to sit on his lap at a church Christmas party. You will notice by the serious look on his face that he tolerated the experience and nothing more.

Christmas was lots of fun around our house. We had Kristy, Kyle, and Landon travel out from Utah to enjoy it with us. We celebrated Christmas Eve with an awesome dinner of breakfast food, and then we had a birthday cake for baby Jesus.

Christmas morning the three of us opened presents at our house. Colin loved all of his presents, and was pretty good at unwrapping all of them. He was very excited when he walked out into the living room and saw the unwrapped presents that "Ha Ha" (Santa) had brought him. He seems to be so fascinated by the idea of "Ha Ha" that when he tells you about any of his Christmas presents, he will tell you they came from Santa, whether they did or not.

After breakfast we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for more presents and a big Christmas feast. It was fun to relax with family and enjoy a good, very un-white, Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Train (Week 51/52)

Although Colin isn't too interested in the TV show, Thomas the Train, he still is all about trains all the time. This means that any objects he finds laying around will be lined up and made into a "choo choo."

With the many presents that have been lying under our tree this Christmas season, the inevitable happened. A Christmas present train, of course!

At least once a day (and sometimes even twice) all of the packages would be lined up across the living room. Thankfully, there was very minimal damage to any wrapping paper.

It will be a sad day for this little boy when we have to open all those boxes, and they will no longer be sitting around to be played with. Good thing he will have all sorts of new toys to distract him!

Happy/Sad (Week 50/52)

Life with a toddler is never dull. One minute he's running around wild, the next minute...who knows what will happen.

Take for example, this fine day in December when we went outside to rake up and play in the leaves. 

One minute...

And the next...

And he's still adorable even when he's pouting :)