Thursday, December 24, 2009

Making Cookies for Santa!

And for the record, NO I did not do homemade. Sue me. :)

He put all the cookies on the cookie sheet.
Smiling for the camera, he really loved it!

He scooped them off the cookie sheet, didn't even burn himself!

He was so careful, putting them on the cooling racks.

Pudgy little fingers. Awww

So proud of himself, look at my big boy!

In his Christmas jammies, waiting to fill up the plate!

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas tree

Last week we put up our Christmas tree, making it fully childproof as usual. (Bells instead of balls, bows instead of glass). It was completely unnecessary, he is very respectful and didn't even touch it! Now if we can only keep our cats away from it...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Car Seat

This was Colby when he first got his carseat, all of 6 months old.
I loved this seat, powder blue with sports. Best brand, so soft and comfy.

I kept him rear-facing longer than a year, just for the added safety. Plus it allowed him to taste his shoe-laces more often.

Taken last month.

Taken this past weekend. His carseat was on the other side of that door.
Empty. But now covered in broken glass.
A huge streetlight pole came right for his door.
I shudder to think about what would have happened if this precious boy was in there.
But we're all safe. Thats the important part.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Feeding an obsession

Not the best picture, I know. Just wanted to show off his cute new shirt the babysitter gave him, and his blue's clues books that Em gave him as well. I swear, they're trying to feed his addiction or something!

For the record, he started singing the blue's clues song, sat down in his 'thinking' chair, welded his book like a handy dandy notebook, and tapped his head as he sat down to 'think, think, think"

He's so hooked!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dear Colby

Dear Colby,

This past month you turned two years old. I cannot believe it. It feels like you should be so much younger. I still remember how it felt to be pregnant with you, to feel your little kicks and the hiccups. Sometimes when I look at you, I can’t believe its my same little baby.

You have grown into such a joy to have around. You make dad and me laugh every day. Its like you are a comedian, and you never ever run out of new material. This morning as we were getting ready to leave, I asked you to put your cup in your backpack so we could go to the babysitters. You looked around shouting “Cup? Where are you?” and then you walked back to me empty handed. When I asked you where the cup was you shrugged your shoulders and said “All gone.” When I pointed out the cup to you on the floor ten feet away, your face lit up like you were seeing a long-lost friend and you exclaimed “Cup!”

This past month, especially, you have turned into such a big boy. You moved out of your crib. We were so afraid that it would be a hard transition, but like always you took the transition with ease, now adoring your “Oy Bed!” (Big boy bed) You’re still not talking that well, but I still say you’re incredibly smart. You know half the alphabet by sight and can count to eight. When we’re out driving you’ll start shouting “esssss” and I’m trying to guess what you’re saying, is it Yes or bus or or or… and I see you pointing out the window to an “S” on the sign. You love to read, and our house is covered with scattered books from your reading times.

I think my absolute favorite part about you, Colby, is your joyfulness. You are such a happy child. You are ALWAYS dancing and singing. Your favorite songs to sing are ABC’s, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, If all the Raindrops, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and I am a Child of God. Whenever we are out driving, you and I are singing at the top of our lungs. People may give me weird looks, but I don’t care. I’m enjoying my time with my sweet little boy, because I know it won’t last.

I love you buddy.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Getting ready!

Here's Colby as we were decorating for Halloween. Have fun tonight, I know we will!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Handsome dude!

Colby got some new church clothes from his Grandparents S for his birthday, so here's some pics. (and I promise I'll blog about his birthday soon!)

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Best Part

I spent last Saturday doing photography for a family. I instructed Colby and Daddy to wander around until I was done. Once I finished, I found Colby. he started running, so I got down with my camera and snapped away. I would've kept going, but I was being bull-dozed. :) This is the best part of my day, to have a sweet two-year-old rushing into my arms at the end of it all.

Friday, October 9, 2009


I didn't think Colby would be too thrilled to get out of his crib, but he loved every second putting it together. He even 'helped' bring it into his room. He fell asleep reasonably quick, and only fell out once his first night. Look at how big that grin is!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Wow, how big they can get. Love these kids, they're so sweet together.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


The kid loves apples. Thats fine and dandy, but he doesn't quite get the concept of 'apple core'. He was eating it all, even seeds. Blech.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


First pony ride. It doesn't show, but he really liked it. We had to drag him away kicking and screaming!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Surest Way Into His Heart...

If you turn blue's clues on, you're bound to get at least twenty solid minutes of cuddling. Grandparents are such willing people. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stumbled upon...

My home was quiet, so I went to see where my toddler tornado could be. This is how I discovered him:

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Colbs had so much fun this summer in Grandma and Grandpa Smith's pool. He was getting so good at kicking and splashing. So until next June, farewell!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Popsicles with Papa

I love this. Papa Smith has a never-ending supply of otter pops (pop-icles, to colbs) and will share as many as you want. Here's all the grandkids (minus a newborn) with papa, eating popsicles.

The current obsession...

Every minute (literally) the Colbster is begging for blue's clues. Its enough to drive any parent crazy Although with a crazy kitchen remodel in the works, we've had quite the blue's clues marathon running at our house!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Just like Mommy

We've already discovered that Colbs is just like daddy, but sure enough he's been paying attention to mommy too. Little boy loves a good camera, maybe a bit too much! I always discover pictures on my Nikon that I didn't take... Here he is playing with my Kodak, aka "the one mommy won't have a heart attack if we break"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

At Mommy's work!

Mommy's work is 100% boy toys, with big trucks and forklifts. So of course, Colby hated it. He was scared of everything!

Of course, he thought mommy's hard hat was pretty neat.