Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Bluebonnet Pictures

Colin and his BFF Torin took pictures in the beautiful Texas bluebonnets.

Conversations with Colin

I've been feeling a bit "blogged out" lately. Reason being, I think that I spend all my spare time reading other people's blogs instead of working on my own. However, I wanted to post a few of my recent conversations with Colin. I love hearing his opinions and views of the world, his likes and dislikes and his overall curiosity to learn everything he possibly can in one day. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. "I don't want dinner, I just like ice cream." 2. "Beep, beep, here comes Colin!" (While pushing his Monster truck inches from my toes.) 3. "Monster, don't eat me!" (As Monster flea bites Colin's furry jacket.) 4. "I think I'm gonna frow up." (After reading his book in the car...first time feeling motion sick.) 5. "Dis is Colin, dis is Monster, dis is mama and dis is daddy." (Introducing us to our new neighbors.) 6. "Mama, you need a haircut. Daddy needs a haircut too. And Monster needs a haircut too. 7. "Daddy, my ears are NOT a snack." (Daddy likes to "nibble" his ears.) 8. "I want to drink a bottle, just like a baby." (Two and a half years old and still loves to drink out of bottles.) 9. "I need my friend, mama." (Awwwww.) 10. "Mama, I wuv you. All da time." (Double Awwww!!!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Colin's class pushed the pedals this week for the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon. Colin was SO excited about taking his bike to school that we practiced "biking" all weekend. His class was the youngest class allowed to participate. It was so cute!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Colin's Swim Class

I don't know what is cuter - the goggles or the baby speedo. Colin takes his swimming seriously!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Video of the Day

The hardest job in the world,
the best job in the world. INDEED!
Thank you, mom (and dad).

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fridge Worthy List

I just read the best post and wanted to share it and remember it as well. This is one mother's list of important things she says to her children. It's rare that a post makes me want to "hit print" and stick it up on the fridge to display. Thanks

Things we should say to our Children...

1. I love you! There is nothing that will make me stop loving you. Nothing you could do or say or think will ever change that.

2. You are amazing! I look at you with wonder! Not just at what you can do, but who you are. There is no one like you. No one!

3. It’s all right to cry. People cry for all kinds of reasons: when they are hurt, sad, glad, or worried; when they are angry, afraid, or lonely. Big people cry too. I do.

4. You’ve made a mistake. That was wrong. People make mistakes. I do. Is it something we can fix? What can we do? It’s all over. You can start fresh. I know you are sorry. I forgive you.

5. You did the right thing. That was scary or hard. Even though it wasn’t easy, you did it. I am proud of you; you should be too.

6. I’m sorry. Forgive me. I made a mistake.

7. You can change your mind. It’s good to decide, but it is also fine to change.

8. What a great idea! You were really thinking! How did you come up with that? Tell me more. Your mind is clever!

9. That was kind. You did something helpful and thoughtful for that person. That must make you feel good inside. Thank you!

10. I have a surprise for you. It’s not your birthday. It’s for no reason at all. Just a surprise, a little one, but a surprise.

11. I can wait. We have time. You don’t have to hurry this time.

12. What would you like to do? It’s your turn to pick. You have great ideas. It’s important to follow your special interests.

13. Tell me about it. I’d like to hear more. And then what happened? I’ll listen.

14. I’m right here. I won’t leave without saying good-bye. I am watching you. I am listening to you.

15. Please and Thank You. These are important words. If I forget to use them, will you remind me?

16. I missed you. I think about you when we are not together!

17. Just try. A little bit. One taste, one step. You might like it. Let’s see. I’ll help you if you need it. I think you can do it.

18. I’ll help you. I heard you call me, here I am. How can I help you? If we both work together, we can get this done. I know you can do it by yourself, but I’m glad to help since you asked.

19. What do you wish for? Even if it’s not yet time for birthday candles and we don’t have a wishbone, it’s still fun to hear about what you wish for, hope for, and dream about.