Monday, July 19, 2010


...and the livin's easy!
Well, mostly easy! We are still getting settled into our new house, but we love it so much and know that the whole process is going to take some time. So, we are still trying to enjoy our summer as much as possible!
We recently went to our friends Petrina and Mike's birthday party and got to see Colin's Aunt Veronica all the from Colorado! We miss her so much and love spending time with her when she is here visiting. She is my oldest friend (since 1st grade!) and I love her so much!
Colin got to spend some quality time snuggling, and enjoyed getting his tummy scratched by her!

She is the kind of friend that you can go many months without seeing her, and just pick up right where you left off!

It's always so great to have the 4 of us together again!

For us, the summer involves a lot of beach time! We are so fortunate that my parents rent a beach house for 2 months of the summer every year (I've been going since I was 2 months old!) so we spend a lot of time over there with our toes in the sand. Colin has truly become a beach babe!
Despite the fact that Colin is so fair, we have so far been successful in keeping him hydrated and sun burn free all summer. This includes the essential piece of equipment of an umbrella (and the one time where having an immobile child is useful!), a hat and sunglasses.

The only kind of hat that Colin will keep on for an extended period of time is a hat with a velcro string attached, but hey, doesn't he look good in Daddy's hat?

Unfortunately, the sunglasses last a mere 5 seconds, but he looks so adorable in them!

Like father like son?
We have spent a lot of time relaxing...
...and being silly together!
We have also had lots of things to celebrate!
On July 15th, Chris and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary! Our tradition has become dinner, some time on the beach, and watching our wedding video together. I am truly lucky to have Chris by my side...

We also celebrated my Grammy's birthday! She would kill me for saying her actual age...(cough 86 cough) but hey, she looks great for her age! Right Grammy ;)
We also celebrated our good friend Liam's 4th birthday with a pool party! We had so much fun!
He had a really cool Mr. Potato head cake made by our friend Melissa! She did an awesome job!
Colin loved loved loved the pool! Of course it didn't hurt that the water was just under 90 degrees!!

Colin made me giggle when he was propelling himself around the pool "kicking his feet!". See for yourself...


Adrienne said...

Colin says: "Now see mommy, doesn't all this adorable stuff I do on a regular basis, make up for my frustrating eating habits?!" :)

Too funny! He's sooo sweet!! Thinking end of August for our get together-let me know of available dates! Would be fun to get to the beach again though...

balletgirl913 said...

He makes me laugh and that is soooo what i needed, he is absolutely adorable !!

Suze said...

Happy belated anniversary to you and Chris! Colin need to teach Tommy how not to be afraid of the pool! He is such the pro! And I love that he is a beach bum! Hopefully by next summer my little guy will come around!

Lacey said...

Love that kicking! A beach house, sounds like heaven to me!!

Jenny said...

Every time I see a picture of Colin it makes me smile...he just seems like the neatest little guy! I love how you guys style his hair, wish Russell would grow some already!! Your family looks so happy all the time, its beautiful!

Kristin said...

Love the shadow picture :) And I have to say I'm a wee bit jealous about Colin holding his own bottle!

Rochelle said...

Love the video, he looks so happy kicking around in the pool.
Happy anniversary...we celebrated 9 years on the 15th too! =) Good day to be married.
So glad you guys are enjoying a super summer.

Natalia said...

All of these pictures are so great, Kel!!!!! Colin looks toooo cute at the beach...I was literally laughing out loud at how adorable so many of the pictures in this blog were! I especially loved the one of him lounging out in the chair like his Daddy! HE IS TOO MUCH!! :)

And on a side note...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I can't believe how fast the past three years have flown by! It seems like just yesterday we were all celebrating that very special day. :) I loved the pictures from your blog...and SUPER loved the one of your shadows. VERY beautiful.

I love you guys!! And I can't wait to see you SOOOON!!!! xoxoxoxoxo