Monday, August 24, 2009

Life steps

Today Colby hit a couple of milestones. First of all, we switched her to a twin bed. She did fab with it! I think she made the transition better than I did (in my head of course as I don't want to predispose her to thinking it was bad). The switch ended up being a little more exciting to set up than I had originally thought. The twin bed being longer than the crib didn't fit in the same space and I ended up having to completely rearrange her room. (Pics to follow, the space still has a lot of holes in the wall from rearranging wall things and needs some touch-ups.) All in all, she took a good nap in it and went to bed wonderfully this evening. The only thing I didn't put on it was the headboard as I'm hoping to do some work to it first. =)

Colby's second milestone... today she got her first haircut! I again don't have pics because I was the one that cut her hair and Kevin wasn't home yet and Mason was in the shower getting the hair off his neck from his cut. It was a bit spur of the moment as she insisted on it after Mason was done with his. Her hair looks very similar to what it did before, but combs so much better! I hope both of their haircuts look good as we have our yearly pics on Weds.

And for the last milestone of the day... Mason has 2 adult teeth that are coming in, one that is in and one that is just poking thru. The problem is that the baby teeth are still there. One is loose, the other still holding tight. We'll stop by the dentist on Thurs hopefully to make sure that things are progressing well and that he's not going to have issues and need assistance.

Tomorrow we're on our way to GR to hang/play with Laura's new baby, help my parent's pack a bit (yes they sold their house and are moving) and get our yearly family pics done, this year at the beach! (Oh, and I think that my sister has a small honey-do list for Kevin as well.)

We could all ride!

For more info....(sorry, I can't seem to get the link to work)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ready for snow!

Well, aside from the jelly shoes anyway. =)

Climbing the dune

We spent one day of the TC vaca climbing the dunes. Kevin and Mason took off with a strong start and beat Colby and I up the dune by quite a bit. Colby complained the whole way up and the way down and kept asking to be carried, but she made it all by herself. In the end, she tells me that she really like it. I don't know how Mason did as he was way ahead of us with Kevin, but I'm pretty sure that Kevin didn't carry him either. =) Colby and I just did the first dune while Kevin and Mason did the next one as well. If you want to see a pic of Kevin and Mason at the top, you'll have to join facebook and befriend my sister. =)
The kids playing in the sand. This, I believe was Colby's favorite part of the climb.

The kids and I up atop the first big dune

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mmm.... Smores!

As you can tell, vacation out at Long Lake went well. More details to follow as I get pics organized and edited.

Monday, August 3, 2009

DC trip

This past week the kids, my mom and I headed out to the DC area to hang out with my brother. We all had a great time! The kids took some time figuring out how to fall alseep in the same room together. =) Colby insisted on bringing "baby" everywhere she went. And, both kids did wonderfully on the 9-10hr car rides.
The first day we had headed out to Ikea to buy some stuff to decorate Uncle Jon's apartment. The ride home was quite interesting; I'm not sure that we could have fit more things in the cr-v. =)

Kitchen updates

Art over the couch

New corner light. I wish this had been there the night before as I finished my book. =)

New tv stand

And to help decorate Uncle Jon's apartment, the kids pitched in and made some art decor for the dining room.

To start out day of sight-seeing, we took the metro into DC. The kids thought it was great! They both found it amusing that we rode backwards and everytime we were in a tunnel portion, they claimed they could see worms through the window. =)

After a brief walk through the scuplture park, we arrived at the air and space museum. The kids seemed to enjoy checking stuff out.... I on the other hand, was too concerned about losing a kid that I'm afraid I missed out on most of the info learning part of things. (Kevin and I were thinking of heading out there the two of us so we could get a good look at things.) Some air and space pics...

And these are some pics of us visiting the natural history museum. Colby was a little short for most of the hands on things but all in the all, the kids seemed to enjoy everything. We'll have to head back at some point as we only saw about half of the place. It was huge!!!

kids peeking through part of the fossil exhibit.

Kids lying in front of the 3-d chemistry picture

Uncle Jon taking a turn helping Colby to play with one of the info computers.