Sunday, December 13, 2009

I Did It!!

Mommy is going to have to break out my "I Did it" t-shirt because I am accomplishing skills left and right now! Even though I am accomplishing the skills (which I think are pretty cool!), I know I have a lot of hard work to do to be able to consistently do these things. But...I'm doing them and I often smile because I am so proud of myself after I do them!
I've been working pretty hard on rolling from my back to my tummy but I have only gotten so far as to roll onto one of my sides. I often get stuck here so my mommy and daddy will give me a little nudge to help me. However, I often get confused when they nudge me and will roll in the direction they are poking me!
Not today! Today I was trying to get to my favorite toy (the animals have something to say! or spin, spin a letter!) and after I was on my side, I got myself onto my tummy!! Once I got there, everyone was clapping and cheering for me! I just smiled because I knew what I did, but I didn't see what the big deal was! I looked over at mommy and she had tears in her eyes! I think she's pretty proud of me when I do things like this...

Unfortunately, I did it so fast the first time that Mommy wasn't able to video tape it, but then I did it again and she snapped a few pictures.

So, I start on my side...

...and then I kick my leg over, push, and then I'm on my tummy!

Oh and guess what?! I got to see Santa today! Of course I had to go and fall asleep on the way there which is a very short ride. We only had to wait 20 minutes to see Santa so Mommy and Daddy had to wake me up...of course I was very groggy and annoyed that they woke me up. But then, Mommy lifted me high up in the air just like I like it and then Daddy was doing funny things with me, so I started smiling and looking around.

I got to take a real quick glance at Santa and then they were ringing bells so loud to get my attention.

Of course I looked, they snapped a few pictures, and then Mommy had to pick me up so we didn't hold up the line. I'm sure I'll get to see him again though!

Merry Christmas!!


Nana said...

Yaaayyyy Colin!! What a busy and successful day you had today!! I had so much fun seeing you today!! I love you!! Love, Nana

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Yahoo Baby Colin!!!!

Kristin said...

Woohoo. Nice job Colin!!

Natalia said...

YAY!!!!!! What a wonderful way for me to end my weekend...hearing such great news about my favorite little guy! :)

Way to go, Colin!!! I love you!!! xoxo

Lori said...

Go Colin!!!
Love the pic at the top and the pics with Santa =)
I have also enjoyed reading the 'Tis the Season posts...what a great idea. =)
I did something similar for Anna's 1st birthday (We did this for Paige also). We created a time capsule that is meant to be opened on her 16th birthday. Everybody contributed something. In her box are letters, poems and prayers, videos, music cd's, jewelry, books...all kinds of neat things for when she turns 16 to look back and see how far she has come.
Anyway -- I told you this because I thought what a neat idea it would be to compile all these letters and make a book or something out of them to give to Colin when he is older.
Ok - enough rambling...Merry Christmas!

Jorie said...

Go Colin! He's such a champ! And those pictures with Santa are the BEST I have ever seen!!!

Jennie said...

Yay, Colin!

And I love love love your new header photo. I get the biggest smile on my face every time I open your blog. He's such a doll!