Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Easter was a good time, hanging out with family, enjoying great food and watching Colin devour jelly beans. Watching it was fun, dealing with the sugar rush after the fact... not so fun.
Yesterday we did dinner and drinks with Tim, Amber and adorable Tillie! She is such a good baby (almost one year old already)! Colin was "showing off" in boyish ways by climbing on tables, throwing things and jumping around like a crazy person. Someone told me boys were easier... hmmmm... not sure about that.
We are hosting an open house this weekend in our quest to sell the condo so hopefully we get some people through the doors that are interested... time will tell.
Hopefully I'll get a few pictures up later this week that cover the last month.
For now... have a great night!
Monday, March 8, 2010
When we return from the cruise, it's back to work for a few days and then off to Arizona for some baseball, beers and fun in the sun. Colin is coming with and hopefully we'll get some great player autographs like last year!
Other than vacations coming up, it's been same old same old around here. Ready for winter weather to go away and fighting off colds. Colin is really getting chatty - his vocab is great and it's fun to hear his little voice and watch his mind work as we point to pictures in books or puzzles. He is also a little pistol... his new climbing skills are really driving his mom and dad crazy... He finds it hilarious to climb onto the coffee table and then imitate us by saying "Dit Down!" What a punk! ;) In addition, as I was filling the dishwasher last night he climbed on top of the open door and was bouncing up and down. I know that I wanted an outgoing little boy, but I should be careful what I wish for!
Here's a shout out to Jason because he is a great dad!Talk to you when we get back from vacation!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
What's new with Colin: Well - he is talking like crazy, we are teaching him to answer phrases like "who goes outside when it snows?" PAPA and "Who loves ya?" MOMMY!, he's learning to say his colors, farm animal noises, can say each of his facial features, and the list goes on. Grandma even tought him to point to his "butt" last weekend. Thanks Mom! :) Just kidding, he's done worse things than that! Last weekend he had a sleepover with Grandma and Papa Heemstra - he was a bit under the weather due to his ear infections and horrid diaper rash but they took good care of him as they always do. I'm so grateful they live close by and are willing to take him whenever called upon! Other than that, he's doing well at daycare, hasn't gotten bitten in nearly a week (yes, that's big news) and has been relatively nicer to "puppy".
What's new with Jason and Robin: the condo is up for sale! Although we know that it could be ages before we receive an offer, we put it on the market. We've had one showing so far and boy is that a hassle. The cleaning, taking the dog to a sitter, getting all the baby toys put away, etc. is quite a task. If they would have offered anything I probably would have taken it just to save the mess of getting the place ready for showing! Last weekend while Colin was at the Grandparents, we went downtown for a wedding at the White Sox stadium club - SO FUN! A very cool venue and a nice relaxing night. In the morning we did some Mag Mile shopping and ice skated at Millenium Park. Robin has been busy with some volunteer work, chairing the basket raffle for the Cancer Support Gala next month and Jason has been dad of the month!
Looking forward to vacation - March is shaping up to be a good one!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
And this John Deere Tractor so Colin can grow up to be a farmer just like his Grandpa!
Santa was not quite his favorite part of Christmas... He used his sneaky slide skills to make a quick exit!
Christmas was a great time with both families. Fun to see cousins (for us as well as Colin) fun to chat and relax as well as open gifts. We certainly feel blessed for all that we have - most importantly family and friends. As we wrap up 2009 we hope this post finds you happy and healthy. Our resolution will be to update more regularly :)
Love - Robin (and Jason and Colin)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Grandma took us to an apple picking farm and we saw lots of pumpkins and picked some delicious apples!
Cousins Brady and Mackenzie came over one Saturday and we went to the park and got WILD in the ball pit. There's one of Colin above and one of my cousin Brady below!
At the end of September we took a fun trip to St. Louis to visit Karl, Jenna and Layna! It was so fun to watch the kids interact - Colin thought Layna was the coolest and watched every move. And Layna thought Colin was her brother... yes, that one took some explaining! :) We went to the Brewery to see the horses and sample the beer and then to Grant's Farm to see the animals and yes, sample the beer. It was a great trip and we are grateful for friends like Karl and Jenna!!!
Do you think he likes it?We also got to go to the Manhattan Fall Fest at the Round Barn. Mackenzie and Grandma B came along for some fun! :) Here are a few from the day.
And finally.... a preview of Dr. Colin!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Robin, Colin and I enjoyed some quality Cottage time prior to its close for the season.
Picture : Grandma enjoying some time with Skipper Colin
Picture : After looking ticked for about 20 minutes, Colin finally relaxed and decided to take a nap...
Picture: If you are in the know... you'll know why the next picture is a classic :)
COLIN TURNS ONE!!
First off - Colin did terrific for his B-Day Weekend. Due to space concerns and the number of invitees...we turned it into a Party Weekend. Jason's Family on Saturday & Robin's Family on Sunday.
Picture: Colin is introduced to his Cake. He was patient at first...but then he couldn't help himself....
Who needs a landscaper?? Colin is coming to a neighborhood near you soon.. (Thanks Gram)
This is awesome!!!
Thanks to everyone that participated in Colin's B-Day!! Robin and I had a great time putting it all together and seeing his reactions. How he has grown in one year is just amazing!!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
My mom wants you to know that yes, the bird is walking and flying about the zoo - no cage! and that we felt pretty secure behind the lion's lovely 2 fences that most have in their suburban backyard!