Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This very spot where Chris and I are standing with Colin is the very spot that Chris proposed to me and where we started our life together....
Last summer was a little tough with Colin and the beach because he was so young that there were many things that bothered him, including the wind. However, this year, I can honestly say that he has become a little beach baby! He enjoyed the sand and the sun and his toys and by the last day, he even enjoyed the ocean! (It was always a little bit intimidating to him...he never cried, but seemed nervous. However, on our last day at the beach, he actually enjoyed the waves washing up on his feet and laughed and yelled and had a fun time!)
The end of our summer is always difficult, especially for my mom and I. To bid farewell, they took us to a very nice dinner at a restaurant on the water. Colin loved his linguini and was such a good boy!
Afterwards, we headed to the boardwalk to try out some rides for Colin. I've been so excited to do this all summer...Unfortunately, it was a little overstimulating for him with all of the people and sounds, so I don't think he enjoyed it as much as I thought he was going to. However, he still gave us a few smiles...
It's always tough on the last day saying goodbye after a great summer together...But as the sun sets on another beautiful summer, we know that there are many great things ahead...and there's always next summer!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Being on his hands and knees, which he doesn't usually tolerate...
...but...guess what Colin started doing today!?!?!
ARMY CRAWLING!!!!!!!!!!!! As I'm sure most of you can understand, this makes us feel so proud and emotional and extremely happy. Yep, with time, our little boy started to show us what he could do when he was ready.
OH Colin...how we love you so!
Friday, August 20, 2010
We started with some apps and relaxing out back on our patio. Colin kept busy in his chair with his activity table.
Uncle Brian and Aunt Maureen...
Aunt Beth and Uncle Jason...
Aunt Maureen and Colin practicing the "O" sound...
Snuggling with Uncle Brian...
We had a yummy dinner and dessert and then Colin was showing off his moves by standing on his legs and dancing to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!We look forward to many more hosting opportunities in our new house!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
One of those skills is playing with the food on his tray. He likes to use his index finger on his left hand and push the food all over the tray. He will pick it up with a whole hand, and then throw it over the side so that he can see it fall to the ground. I am not discouraging this (yet) because since he isn't putting the food to his mouth, I don't want to tell him no, and then backtrack from where we are right now. The other skill involves using utensils. Colin's new speech therapist told us that Colin should always be holding his own utensil so that he gets used to the feeling of holding something and eating. He enjoys "feeding" us, and has been making attempts to put the utensil into the food and pulling it out. It's funny because he doesn't have control over the pulling out motion yet so it often results in food being unintentially flung somewhere. He has even made a few attempts to put the utensil in his mouth after food was placed on it.
We are very proud of him because we see him grasp new skills daily, no matter how small they are.
One of those skills involves the use of this pop-up toy that Colin received for Christmas last year. He has always liked watching the animals pop up, but until recently, wasn't sure how to navigate the buttons and switches to make them pop on his own. He finally got the hang of the push button, and is working on the other animals. Even more so, he loves to shut the animals and wave "bye-bye!".
Here is a video of Colin playing with this toy (sorry about the quality, it's from my cell phone)...I love how at the end, he waves bye-bye after he shuts the animal.
Colin's personality is also emerging on a daily basis and I can just see that he is going to follow in his daddy's footsteps and enjoy to see people laugh at the things he does. Here, he is playing between my legs and popping up on his extended arms (another new skill we enjoy seeing) to see me.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sitting like a big boy in the chair.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
We walked very briskly to get back and find our hotel. However, there was only ONE place for us to eat at near our hotel...so we headed there for a quick bite to eat. Colin thought it was ok if he stayed up a bit later, but you can tell that both Mommy and Colin were tired.
The next day we woke up early so that we could do a big treat for Daddy...visit Fenway Park, home of his beloved Red Sox!
Colin wore his "little Monstah" shirt for the occassion.
We had a lot of fun and you could tell that Daddy was so happy to be there!
To wrap up our trip, we finally made it to Quincy Market where we had a yummy lunch! Colin ate his fruit smoothie like a champ!
Of course we had a great time on the trip getting to go to places we have never been to before, but more importantly, we had a great time just being together...
Friday, August 13, 2010
a Mickey Mouse pancake!!
Of course, the thing was gigantic for a little boy like Colin, but he did his best and ate as much as he could! After breakfast we spent a few hours at the Craigville beach, which we were told was the most popular beach in Hyannis. (I'm not actually sure it was IN Hyannis, but only 7 minutes from our hotel.) It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun!
As per usual, Colin was very intent on eating the sand, so it was a challenge to let him play and explore without ingesting too much.
and even on the green too...I love this picture because I truly think it was how Colin felt by the end...why did you take me here at my bed time! I swear Colin, we had good intentions since your so good at sleeping on the go!Despite the fact it was the quickest game of mini golf I have ever played, we still had a great time together...