Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Back to the grind...

Well - Vacation month, aka March, is over. We had a great cruise with friends Kerry, Dave, Jason and Melissa. Weather - not so nice, but everything else - lots of fun. Won a little cash at roulette (Colin's b-day hit so many times!) Arizona was also a blast, especially spending quality time with Colin and yes, the White Sox. We were lucky to get baseballs, autographs and pictures with some GREAT players. We also got to spend time with the Hespens, Van Hofwegens and Beukemas. And really, what more could we want? Gorgeous weather, baseball and overall - a great time away from work.

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


I have been waiting for the month of March since we flipped the calendar to 2010! This month is VACATION! Thursday we leave for Florida/Bahamas cruise. Although I'm having some anxiety about leaving Colin for 4 nights, I know he's in good hands. After all, who could resist a cute boy with a faux-hawk?

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

No time for pictures but....

I figured at least a quick update was in order!

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!