Thursday, November 3, 2011

First Halloween

I'm feeling a bit under the weather so this will be a quick post - mainly pictures. Colin enjoyed his time on Sunday as Nemo - the third kiddo of our coworkers to wear the costume. It couldn't have been cuter!! And Colin didn't care at all about the costume, it didn't slow down his playing at all.

All of us with kids who were too young to trick or treat met up and so the kids got to show off their costumes to each other. Colin decided to take a long nap that afternoon so we missed the big group picture but I did manage to get a couple. Since I'm posting from my phone I don't have the best shots but I will try to get some from my computer posted this weekend.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Here Comes Trouble!

Colin started pulling himself up on his daddy's birthday this past Tuesday. Now it's all he wants to do. He had yet to figure out, until this morning at least, that he could also pull himself up in the crib. This morning, however, when I went to get him after hearing him play for a few minutes, I walked in and found this...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Celebrating Baby Girl Sanford

Last weekend we hosted all of Julie's girlfriends from Denver (but we missed those who couldn't make it!!) for a celebration of Baby Girl Sanford who is due on October 28th.  Our friend Emily hosted with me and it ended up being a very nice gathering of different groups of friends (her friends from nursing school, our mutual friends, and her friends from college).  I thought that no one would be bringing their kids so I was sure Colin was going to have to entertain himself (ha ha) but we ended up with 3 kiddos there (and one more later in the evening) so they were as much the center of attention at times as Julie herself.  Unfortunately we forgot to get a picture of the food spread, but Emily and I put together a menu of pulled pork sliders, shrimp and grit tarts, deviled eggs, veggies and dip, caramelized onion dip with crackers and bread (I think that was the most popular, just as it was the first time Emily made it at Thanksgiving a few years ago) and apples with caramel toffee dip.  It was really a great day and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to hang out and see the kiddos interact as well.

College Friends

Nursing School Friends

I'm not sure if you can tell but the flowers are bibs and the flower pot
 is filled with other little things Julie had on her registry
The babies taking over the party

Colin taking a break


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photography

I am taking an online photography workshop that is helping with my point and shoot and giving me pointers for my (hopefully) eventual DSLR. It also goes over lots about taking pictures on the iPhone and recommended apps to make those pictures look great. And as I have already admitted, the iPhone is my primary camera. I was very excited to snap the following shot then use different apps to make it even better (I don't remember which apps I used specifically for this one though). If you are my Facebook friend you have already seen the final product but I can't help sharing it across multiple platforms because it really is my current favorite picture.

Monday, September 12, 2011

7 months? Already?

I cannot even begin to figure out where the last 7 months have gone.  I look at the pictures from 2 months and hardly remember when he was that small and cuddly.  I miss the days of him falling asleep on me and just wanting to cuddle (he rarely wants to just cuddle unless he's not feeling great) but I absolutely love the grins and belly laughs and the fact that I have to put him in the Exersaucer just to be able to go to the bathroom because he is moving around so much.
I couldn't have done better if I'd done it on purpose - the exact same picture 3 months apart!
Colin has finally taken to some solids.  He is quite a fan of purees but if you put any amount of texture in there, it's a no go.  Thankfully he is eating the peaches I made him;  I got all bummed because he wasn't interested in the sweet potatoes I had made after the first time or two and I thought he would never eat anything I made for him (yes, I know, dramatic all or nothing)... but when we ran out of peaches from the store, which appear to be his favorite along with pears and mango, I thawed out some of my own peaches and luckily he ate them.  He ate all the sweet potatoes from the store, too, so I'm going to try my own again to see what he thinks.  And there are studies showing that children have a taste for whatever mom ate while she was pregnant... maybe that's why Colin will eat yogurt all day every day given the chance.

I really have no idea when babies are supposed to start being mobile, but I feel like Colin is working on it a little early.  And it has seriously all started in just the last week.  He was rocking, then started scooting here and there, but he is on to full fledged combat crawling.  He can make it from one side of the living room to the opposite side of the dining room in no time flat (hmm... maybe I should time it).  I walked in to get him up from a nap last week and he was sitting up in his bed, a first for doing it without help from me (the next day he finally demonstrated his skills so I could see how he did it).  He proceeded to use the rails of the crib to start pulling himself up.  Luckily he didn't actually make it standing but I don't think it's long; he was doing pretty well.  One perk to the combat crawl - his belly does a great job of getting the dirt off the floors!

Sleep continues to be hit or miss.  I feel very thankful that Colin started putting himself to sleep in the crib from about 5 weeks old (that's not to say I always put him down when he was awake but he was capable of it at that point).  We fought with night time sleeping for quite a while and now we are fighting with naps.  Somewhere around 6 months and a week or so, after letting him fuss through his "habit times" of waking up, he started sleeping 10-12 hours at night.  He can only stay awake for 1.5-2 hours at a time during the day with maybe a little longer if we are out of the house.  I have gotten very good at his cues and put him down as soon as he seems sleepy and he will usually go right to sleep but it's the staying asleep that's a problem.  One a rare good day, he will nap 2-2.5 hours but many days it's anywhere from 45 minutes to just over an hour.

And in case you wondered - the best way to show love of something is to attempt to bite it with your toothless gums (or maybe he just can't go 5 seconds without shoving something in his mouth... even during a photo session).

Well Dressed

Colin sure has been looking spiffy the past couple of days! First at a friend's place for dinner last night he modeled a cowboy hat. Then at the park today he was chillin' in his camo hat (daddy picked it out of course) and his shades.

And as an aside, thanks to my cousin Ashley I have found that Blogger has an app (this is new, I have been looking for one for ages). This is quite handy since 90% if my pictures are taken with my phone anyways!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I know, I know, another video...

I know that all I have done lately is post videos, but when family is so far away, I have to take video so they can see Colin grow up just like I do.  That said, here's another video.  It may be long and boring to you, but since this blog is a way to document his days and experiences, I thought I'd share it here.  I have watched it probably 5 times in the last 20 minutes and I still actually laugh out loud at how he continues to push the balls further away from himself.  At least he's practicing moving around!





Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Movin' and Shakin'

While little man isn't crawling yet, he has a way of getting from one place to the other that you'd have to see to believe.  I was sitting with him on the floor yesterday and thought I'd try to document some of his moves.  Since it is better to see the "time lapse", one after the other, I decided to make it a movie.  I promise he was never actually stuck and after all this moving around, he did decide to take a nice long nap.  Hopefully it's not too big of a movie and it loads pretty quickly!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Could crawling be far behind?

Colin and I spend lots of time playing on the floor while we are at home.  When we were at a friend's house yesterday he was very interested in all the toys that they had out and I realized that he had really just had the same toys out for a while at home so I thought I'd bring in some of the other toys that we have.  He was really enjoying it, especially the rattles and "car keys" that make noise (as much as a teething 6 month old can enjoy anything at least).  But that's not the point of this post...

During one of our play times on the floor today, I noticed this (Colin doesn't have much to say in this video but you may notice Oliver is happily purring away right next to my phone it seems)...


It's definitely one of his new favorite things to do (well, for today at least...).  And on top of that, yesterday morning while we were playing he used my shirt to try to stand up - and he did a decent job of it at that!  I don't really know if I'm ready for him to be more mobile than he already is.  He can make it from one side of the room to the other just by scooting and rolling!  I noticed him trying to get his knees underneath him the other day but this is the first time he has done it for any length of time and multiple times in a row.  He's still working on getting back down from sitting up without falling and bonking his head, but maybe the rocking and eventual crawling will get his core the strength he needs to do that?

We are also having a long week of teething.  I can actually see the inflammation on the gums but no teeth yet.  As many friends remind me, it could take a while for the teeth to come through.  It makes me sad because my smiley, happy Colin has been replaced by one who has to be held ALL. THE. TIME.  (To clarify, I'm not sad that he needs to be held all the time, I'm sad he's so miserable.)  I got some Hylands Teething Tablets today and, whether or not it's mental, they did seem to help.  For the first time since he's been Mr. Cranky Pants he actually let me look in his mouth without fighting.  The Tylenol and Motrin that I am giving doesn't make much of a difference either and honestly he does not like the Motrin so that's no help anyways - it's quite a fight to get it down.

Eating solids has gone by the wayside as well with this whole teething thing.  He had such a great first time with his sweet potatoes when Mike was home last weekend but since then he has had no interest at all.  I try to give him one bite and he spits it out and/or turns his head away.  But he sure did look cute the one time he did eat!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

6 month stats

My sister once pointed out that Colin doesn't actually smile, he just opens his mouth really big... I must admit, since she mentioned it, I have noticed that is entirely true!  Lucky for him his eyes are smiling so people can tell he is happy and not angry.

I'm such a big boy!
Anyway, on to the point of our post...  We had our 6 month checkup today and all is well.  In typical fashion, I made sure that everything was okay the whole time she was doing her assessment - no murmur? his lungs sound good? any teeth yet? is he growing well?  I was reminded by both the nurse and the doctor that in our profession, we really know too much.  The nurse and I agreed that it can be good and bad...

But that aside, here are the stats from today:
  • 16 pounds 6 ounces - 45%
  • 25.75 inches - 40%
  • Head Circumference - 70%
She was happy with his growth on the growth chart and impressed with his developmental milestones.  I have been concerned lately that he is not growing as well as he should - or rather than I'm not producing as much as I should - so I wanted to really get those questions answered.  She said that we really have nothing to worry about but since his next well child exam isn't until 9 months, it wouldn't be out of left field to have him come in for a growth check in a month.  Better to catch at 1 month than at 3.  So we will go back in about a month (more to appease me, I really think) to make sure he's following his curve.

We still have no teeth but I think I can see where they are on the way.  With my luck though, they'll be "on the way" for months...  Colin continues to chew on anything he can get his hands on and drool like crazy.  I keep thinking I see something coming in but every day, no dice.

He moves all the time - I guess I just assumed all babies moved like him but everyone seems to comment on how much he moves and that he doesn't ever stop.  I guess he is continuing to live up to his nickname, Squirmy Worm (sometimes just Worm for short).  When he gets mad and wants something you are not giving him fast enough, he kicks his legs.  When you change his diaper (which he is not a fan of these days), he rolls to his tummy and tries < unsuccessfully > to eat the wipe warmer.  When he is laying on his tummy he moves backwards very well.  In fact, on the table at the doctor's office today, he moved from one end backwards to the other end twice while we were waiting for her to come in for his checkup... pre-crawling here we come!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Surprising us every day

Mike came home this afternoon for a last minute trip since it will be a while before he can come home again.  We were in Atlanta together just a couple weeks ago and Colin has changed so much in just a short time...

He turned 6 months old this past Sunday - amazing, I know!  He has started sitting up on his own and depending on how tired he is will stay that way for quite a few minutes at a time.  He did fall over and bump his head this morning while sitting (even with me right there) and he wasn't a fan of that, but overall he loves his new found view.

He loves to make - or attempt to make - raspberries.  I noticed it for the first time while he was playing on the floor right after we got back from Atlanta.  Then the sitter said he did it plenty the next day and continues to do it more every day.

After 6 full months, he is officially becoming a thumb sucker.  He comes by it honestly, since mom and dad were both thumb suckers... let's just hope he kicks the habit well before either of us did.  Colin has always appeared to have the tendency for thumb sucking from the first days home from the hospital (and even before, as a matter of fact) but it was always few and far between the times he would keep it in his mouth for any length of time.  Colin was hanging out with Allison and Charlotte while I got to sleep in a little bit on our excursion to Westcliffe this week and when I got out of bed he was asleep in Charlotte's arms with his thumb in his mouth.  I didn't think much of it since we'd had times here and there where he would suck his thumb but never more than once in a day.  So that afternoon after we got back to Denver, he was throwing a fit about being in the car and I clearly couldn't get back to him to give him his paci again so he decided the thumb would do it - he fell asleep twice in the car with his thumb in his mouth.  Then that night, I was curious if he would do it in bed, too.  (For the record, I haven't encouraged or discouraged thumb sucking; I figure if he's going to do it, he is going to do it.)  I put him down with his paci in this mouth but went back in to check on him and found this instead:


He tends to do it when he is sleepy but still hasn't fully figured it out.  Tonight for example, when I put him down for bed I didn't give him a paci because he had already been sucking his thumb as we were getting ready for bed.  After about 20 minutes, though, he was started having "panicked" crying (the crying he does when I know he isn't going to fall back asleep on his own) so I went him, snuggled for a few minutes, was a sucker and brought him back out of his room since daddy was home for a visit, and then daddy put him back in bed with the paci.  By the time he fell asleep, the paci was no where in sight and the thumb was in his mouth.

Our current fun with sleeping will be another post altogether but I am happy to report that Colin has figured out sleeping 10-12 hours a night!  He goes down between 6 and 7 as a rule and is up around 6 or 6:30 for the most part.  Usually once per night we'll have a wake up but I don't go in there and he puts himself back to sleep within 5 minutes or so.  So now we are working on day time naps.  Yesterday he did two separate 2 hour naps for the sitter but not so lucky for me today...

I have many more updates I'm sure, most importantly, his official stats from the doctor for 6 months.  The appointment is next week but I'm guessing he is somewhere near 26 inches and 16 pounds.  He has the cutest rolls on his legs so at least I know what he's getting from me is doing him good!  We may try some solids this weekend so Mike is here to see it!  It should be interesting!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A VERY late 5 month old post

I know, I know... we are 5 days away from 6 months.  I have had this post sitting ready to be edited for almost a whole month now, it just didn't get done.  All last week I tried to edit on my Nook from Atlanta but for some reason it wouldn't let me so I just let it go.

I can't remember specifically things that Colin has done at 5 months but I will share some of the random things we have done by way of a couple of pictures.

Lots of watching the rain
When I first moved to Denver almost 8 years ago, we had rain almost every afternoon.  Lately (as in the past few years), it has been incredibly dry.  This year, however, we had a period of rainy afternoons - for 8 days straight I didn't have to worry about watering the lawn, which was wonderful!  Colin didn't know what to think about the rain but it was so nice to just sit out there and watch it.  It usually happened just before his bedtime so we'd get him in his pajamas and hang out on the porch.

Using the BOB for the first time hiking in Evergreen

Enjoying the rocky terrain
After a long, exhausting hike!  :)
While Mike was home one weekend we both felt the need to get out of the city and enjoy the mountain air.  Granted, we only made it to Evergreen but it was so nice all the same.  We went to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park to hike and got to get the BOB stroller out to enjoy the path.  When Mike and I were newly dating, we used to come here to ride mountain bikes... it's very different when you are on foot instead of on a bike and you are taking your own child.  It was very nice, though, and I loved hiking with the BOB.  It never occurred to me that there were options for hiking with the stroller (since we don't have a hiking carrier at this point) but Three Sisters provided great options for using the stroller - we hiked between 3 and 4 miles that day.

Colin is also very excited to be rolling over all the time.  He scoots himself from the middle of the rug in the living room to the far edge of it without me fully realizing how he's doing it.  I swear today I even saw him try to get up on his knees - I'm hoping I'm imagining that and it's not really happening quite yet.

I think that teeth aren't very far off.  I keep looking and have yet to see anything starting to come up but he is drooling a ton (more than normal - a lot is normal for him), practicing biting on anything he can get his hands on, including our hands (and boy does he have a strong jaw!), and is kind of cranky.  Lately, I'm not sure if I'm dealing with a growth spurt, teething, getting used to being back home after traveling, or just general crankiness.

While I don't have a Pooh Bear picture with him this month, this was taken on his 5 month birthday - edited slightly with Instagram on my iPhone.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Vacation Part 2 - The Beach

The second part of our summer vacation was spent heading over to the beach house on Amelia Island for 3 days with Grandmommy, Jenni, and Tilden.  Grandmommy had not gotten to meet Colin yet so it was a very exciting trip for her and for my sister and I because we hadn't been to the beach together in YEARS (much less with our own children)!  Colin enjoyed his time at the beach.  We went down and I let him put his hands in the sand... which immediately went to his mouth.  He didn't quite know what to do once he got sand in his mouth as you can see in the picture below.


We went to the beach, played (well Colin slept) at the park, took long afternoon naps, and most importantly, Colin learned to roll over!  Our last day at the beach, I was about to go down to the water for a quick swim after Colin and I had been on a long walk and he was going to stay with Grandmommy for a few minutes.  He had been trying so hard to roll from him back to his stomach for the previous few weeks so I knew it was coming soon.  That morning, he finally did it.  He arched his back and got his shoulder underneath him and ended up on his belly.  He's been going belly to back since he was 6 weeks old but he definitely took a while to get back to belly (which from what I have been told is easier than the other way around... I guess he just doesn't do it the easy way!).  He only rolled twice that day and none the next day (who can blame him, we were traveling all day) but on my first day back to work the nanny told me he rolled from one end of the blanket to the other all morning long.  Since then, he has been rolling plenty but I think it also may be contributing to our sleep problems - despite the fact that he knows how to go from back to belly, he won't do it in his crib.





Jenni with her hands full

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sleep - my new nemesis

When Colin was first born, he didn't cry.  While his Apgars were 8 and 9, Mike, the delivery nurse, and myself have no idea how he actually got such numbers because he wasn't much of a crier.  When we came home from the hospital, it was probably well in to his second week of life before he actually screamed - he was just always a mellow little boy.  He woke up every two hours to eat but I was okay with that because he would wake up, I would feed him, cuddle him, and have him back in bed in about 15 minutes.  I felt like his sleeping was going well because he was up for such a short amount of time at night and (after the first few weeks at least) I was feeling somewhat rested.  I knew how lucky I was and I wasn't counting any chickens before they hatched, but at the time I thought things were going along quite well.

Around 4 months, I realized that Colin was waking up more for habit than for hunger every 3-4 hours every night.  He'd want to eat around 10 PM (after falling asleep around 6:30 or 7:00), then again between 1 AM and 2 AM, again at 4 AM, then again between 5:30 and 7:30.  In talking to other friends with infants and doing a little bit of reading, I realized he wasn't necessarily hungry, just used to getting up at those times every night.

Napping was another struggle.  No matter what I seemed to do, he would only sleep for 40 minutes at the most.  It wasn't such a problem until he was between 3 and 4 months old so I just kind of went with the flow.

Just prior to going on vacation, I had gotten Colin sleeping 7 hours from when he went down until his first wake up - making it around 2 AM.  I had tried feeding him around 10 PM before I went to bed but he still woke up at around 2 AM so I just went with it.  That had him waking up at 2 AM and then again between 4 AM and 5 AM, but I was excited to be getting 7 hours of continuous sleep on his part (not for me of course because I wouldn't go to bed until 10ish).  Then we went on vacation - which is the downfall of all sleep schedules.

Upon returning home from vacation, Colin was getting up every 2-3 hours every night.  I was at my wit's end and had no idea what to do about it.  I tried calming him down with soothing but always seemed to give in and just feed him because I knew he would fall back asleep that way.  Nights I had to work the next day I would just give up around 12:30 or 1 AM because I knew I couldn't be getting up that much so I'd just bring him to bed with me because it's really easy to nurse a baby who is lying right next to you.  But after being in a complete brain fog all the time, I realized I had to do something.  I'm not one for sleep training, per se, and I really don't like the idea of cry it out, but I knew that somehow, Colin needed to relearn how to put himself to sleep (did I mention he started it for the first time around 5 weeks old so I knew he was capable of it).

I won't go in to all the books I read, all the websites I visited, all the Baby Center community boards I read, and all I personally processed here and now but I will add some thoughts through posts here and there as to what worked for us and the process I went through to get where we are.  As with everything, I know that all is evolving and just when I think I get it that he'll change it, but as of right now, Colin is putting himself to sleep at the beginning of the night and in the middle of the night if he wakes up (which for the past two nights has been around two times between 1 AM and 3 AM that he puts himself back to sleep from and another wake up at 4ish when I do feed him then since it's been usually at least 6 hours since he's eaten last).... all in time to go on vacation again.  Let's hope that somehow I keep his sleep moving in the right direction this time. . . yeah right.

And naps have been a whole other story that I definitely don't have time to tell right now because I'm going to bed.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Vacation Part 1 - Family Reunion

Colin and I took the red-eye to Atlanta on a Thursday to meet my sister at the airport and head to Mom and Mike's house for a family reunion.  I hadn't been to Fairhope since I had moved to Denver and they had done a lot to the house so it was nice to see that.  We both promptly took a nap once we got there (although Colin stayed up with Deedee and Papa since he had slept the majority of the way to their house) and then we headed out to Beckwith Retreat Center for the start of the Williams cousins family reunion.  The retreat center was very nice and right on the bay.  There was a swimming pool so Colin did get to swim for the first time (although my aunt has those pictures, I don't) and got to spend time with the family, many of whom hadn't met him yet.  There were plenty of pictures taken, but here are a few of my favorites.
First night on the bay - photo courtesy of my sister
Tilden helping Colin with his bottle - so sweet!!
Flying Colin - night #2 on the bay
When did my nephew change from a toddler to a little boy??
All the attendees

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lots of firsts

Colin has been having some "firsts" lately that I have captured on my phone.  You'll have to forgive the quality of the pictures but it seems to be the only thing handy most times.  I always have the camera with me but it's in the diaper bag and infants don't stay in one place long enough to run to get the camera; alas, phone pictures...
Stuck in Target in a rain storm... first time in a shopping cart (propped up by bags)

5 month birthday - first time in a restaurant high chair

His high chair at home - he seems to love it
Really intent on picking up the animals from the picture on the tray

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Father's Day

Luckily Mike had a trip home scheduled for his first Father's Day.  We didn't do much but hang out as a family - and we even had a date night for the first time in ages!  It was the first time Colin had been with a sitter other than a family member, but we didn't go too far out of our comfort zone since he stayed with a good friend of ours.  Unfortunately, we didn't get many pictures but here are a couple.

Colin's new "lovey" - the whale Daddy brought from his visit to the GA Aquarium

Happy Father's Day!  Brunch at El Rancho

Thursday, June 16, 2011

4 Months Old

My how the time has flown by... Colin is officially 4 months old (almost 4 and a half months old) so I figured now was as good of a time as any to share his most recent stats:
I'm gonna get you, Pooh Bear
Weight: 13 lbs, 14.5 oz (30th percentile)
Height: 25 inches (50th percentile)

You will notice though, he does have chunky thighs so he's growing well.  He got all his shots and did much better this time than last time.  For his 2 month shots, he was inconsolable and cranky and would not calm down (yes, they all mean the same thing, I realize).  This time, however, he was cranky but would calm down and slept quite well (like last time).

There are so many things that he is doing that he hasn't been doing before that I'm sure I'm going to miss something...

He is still working on sucking his thumb.  He will suck his thumb all day but once you put him in the bed, it's pacifier or nothing.  My theory is that he loves to touch things as he falls asleep so much that he wants both hands free.  Twice in one night last week I did catch him sucking his thumb but those times are few and far between.  I'm still torn on if I would like him to have the paci or the thumb.  He can find the thumb so easily but I know how hard it is to break the habit.  For a couple weeks he would even put his hand on his head and slide his hand down his face to put his thumb in his mouth.  Since then he has learned how to find his mouth without doing this but it sure was cute while it lasted.



He has to have something soft to put up to his face as he falls asleep.  He still will only sleep on his tummy (unless he's in the swing or the carseat) and now his face tends to be buried next to a blanket or his elephant with his hands under his tummy and his butt in the air.  When we are in the car and it's near his "nap" time (in quotes because the child will not actually nap for longer than 20-40 minutes so I have a hard time calling it a nap), I make sure to have a blanket or his elephant in the seat next to him so that he can cuddle.  When he gets tired, just give him a blanket of any kind (this kid loves fabric) and he'll put it next to his face and close his eyes.  That may or may not mean he'll actually nap though - see above.

He loves his ExerSaucer.  It's so much fun seeing him go from needing to be propped by blankets to actually having his feet hit the bottom of the saucer and not needing a blanket unless he's getting tired.  It goes along with the fact that he loves to stand, too.  He'd do that for hours given the chance.


He really has so much personality and will tell you exactly what he wants.  He'll fuss like crazy when you put him in the carseat most times and the second you unbuckle him he arches his back and squirms to get out.  He's not really safe in the Bumbo on the table anymore because he'll buck out of that the second he decides he doesn't like it, too.  He is such a flirt - he'll just look at you very seriously for a few seconds then break in to this huge grin.  I could honestly watch him do that all day long.

Sleeping is something that we're still working on, but I'm hoping that once he is more mobile he'll make himself more tired during the day.  He still is great at rolling from front to back and is so close to going from back to front.  He will see something that he wants to look at and arch his back so that he ends up on his side but will not fully turn over.  I know it must be coming soon... and then I'll be wishing I hadn't said "I can't wait for him to roll over from front to back..." because I'm sure he'll be a rolling machine.


Every day is so much fun (and such a learning experience).  Just when I think he's got some kind of schedule, he changes his ways.  I know that's what it is supposed to be but it still takes me off guard sometimes.  Daddy will be home this weekend and I know that he will be shocked at the new things he can do!  Can't wait to update with Father's Day festivities!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our First Rockie's Game

OK, so maybe our first Rockies game was a month and a half ago... but that doesn't mean I can't share pictures now!  We went to the Rockies on May 1st.  You'd think May 1st would be nice and warm, right?  Well not in Denver as you can tell below.





It was definitely a lot of fun, but definitely cold!  Colin spent a lot of the day bundled up in the Ergo sleeping as you can see, but did wake up for the 7th inning stretch.  We were excited to have a chance to use the mittens that match the Patagonia jacket.  Only in Colorado...