Thursday, January 13, 2011
It started out with a fluffy snow on Sunday that started while we were in Sunday school and was just enough for playing outside in the snow but not so much that we were snowed in on Monday. Perfect. But b/c of our very high level of activity at the moment (Cole is now quickly approaching 2 and a half and Cohen is 10 months), by Tuesday we had to start seeking out indoor activities that were outside our own house. So we ventured to the mall and the boys had a WONDERFUL time at the "play place".
Now don't get me wrong, we have been there many times. But just lately has it become interesting for Cohen. He is crawling so well, pulling up, standing on his own sometimes and REALLY wanting to walk so the soft floor and tons of running, screaming kids are so fun for him that I think he would have stayed all day. Cole will stay interested in it for quite a while, however, there are little "car ride" toys just outside the play place that he always wants to play on. I don't like them b/c (1) they are outside the walls of the play place so I have to stand and watch like a hawk (2) they cost money (which of course I don't put in) and (3) They are on a little platform and I can't let Cohen down so I hold him while we watch Cole get in the car and just yank on the steering wheel and pretend he's driving. Anyway, all of that to say that Cole has finally figured out my trick of letting him play in the cars without depositing quarters. So after he had played in the play place for a while he came over and said "Mom, I need money". I laughed and said "you do? Why?" He looked up at me, grinned mischieviously and said "for the cars". hehehehe - man they are too smart for their own good aren't they?
So I finally convinced him that instead of putting money in the cars we should go home and put it in our piggy bank. That actually was a great excuse to pack up and head home for naps so it worked out well.
Looks like we'll continue to seek out indoor activities for at least the rest of the week so stay tuned for more pictures. (PS - these aren't great b/c I took them on my iphone but they'll do).
Cole playing with Taz
Monday, September 6, 2010
We dont' have any crawling yet. He doesn't mind tummy time, just kicks his arms and legs really wanting to go someplace. He still LOVES the tummy pack - in fact he was in it for a few hours tonight while I cooked dinner and made some casseroles for the week and cookies for a party tomorrow and I can feel that little 17 pounder in my shoulders now! He is a big talker! He has this beautiful low foice and he really mimics us - he says "dadadadadad" which Cole recognizes and mimics. A few weeks ago when you asked Cole what a baby said he would say "waaaaaa", now he says "dadadadada" - pretty cute!
Monday, August 16, 2010
She and I grew up as next door neighbors and best friends, we were college roommates and maids of honor/bridesmaids in each others weddings. She is battling cancer as I post this and her family is surrounding her with love and faith in God. Please pray for she and her extended family as they weather this test of faith. Their blog is "The Ronne's" at the top of my blog list.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Mainly because I'm raising some....
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Yesterday was a special Mother's Day - my first as the mom of TWO boys and also Cohen's baby dedication at church! He did great, no crying at all! And Cole did pretty good too. We had a great weekend and thought some of you might enjoy this video!