Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Anyway, it was a joy to have to go to a function tonight and have someone else do it. Not a joy? Coming home to a kid that was still awake an hour after he went to "bed." The reason? Because he missed us! That actually was a joy. Maybe he misses us because he loves us. What do you think?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
And, it resulted in naked story time, which he chose to partake in alone, seated in front of the entertainment center. He dragged the chair there all by himself, which was a feat in itself, and took his little books there one at a time to read. It was really quite something to watch.
It was a good thing he got all the naked stuff out of his system before we got ready to go visit Granny. He was so excited the morning that we left! Eddie, however, was nervous. He didn't quite want to leave his bed. Collin thought he'd comfort him by drawing him pictures of how much fun we'd all have on his trusty little erasable pad. Eddie wasn't amused. He was even less amused moments later when Collin used the pad to schwack him on the head. Time out soon followed.
At Granny's house, he discovered G.I. Joe for the first time. Wow! This is the moment, the defining moment, if you will, of his little life, I think. You are witnessing his first steps, into little boyhood, right here. Here is what I want to know though; how does a little boy who's never seen G.I. Joe, never heard of the guy, never seen a gun, a cartoon with anything like it, know what to do with a weapon of any kind? Yep, he gets a rocket/torpedo/whatever and immediately "shoots" Mommy in the belly with it complete with sound effects. Pretty snazzy. Yep, those are my feet.
He also got to experience a forest his size. We went to the "Elfin Forest.," which is a forest of really pretty trees and shrubbery that is sort of pint sized. You can't tell really from the pictures, but it's all quite lovely and small!
The little man looks relatively to scale! I'm kidding, of course. The trees are normal size, they are just smaller varieties.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Is it possible to teach this kid colors? Ever? I'm thinking that maybe not. Stubborn little cuss. Wonder where he got that from? Not me. No, sirree.
Oh, and you might wonder why I didn't bother with a paint smock...I'm not sure either. I thought this might make clean up easier, I think. I think it was a toss up. I didn't have to wash a shirt; but I did have to wash a Collin.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Except, he talks in his sleep sometimes!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I also had to go bra shopping this weekend. Sure, I rested up in between bra shopping excursions for five years now, so I should've been ready for it; but I wasn't. It was horrible. It was awful. It was one of the worst days, probably ever. The stupid Macy's lady that measured me told me that I should just go to the little girls section. That made me feel like crap. So, I stomped to Victoria's Secret where I felt decidedly more like an adult and spent decidedly more money. Still, Collin was having significantly more fun at home in what Daddy called "Fort Snuggie." This is what I was greeted with when I got home. Those are my Snuggie blankets in the process of being turned into a super-fort. Cute, huh?
So, today I've napped. Apparently, this is a great source of amusement for Daddy; and, a great source of snuggling for Collin. I'm a pillow AND a Mommy! It's nice to know that I'm loved both asleep and awake.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sure, the place is beautiful, and there's lots of gorgeous photo opportunities.
Sure, he and Gracie had a fantastic time.
Sure, there was a strange and inappropriate moment shared between the two of them. But, a quick yank sure gets crotch out of the face fast, no?
The park is right near our house and they love it. I missed out because apparently, my stomach has decided to reject the McDonald's we ate last night, with ferocity mind you. I was sad. But, Daddy took great pictures didn't he?
So, you're getting a lot of the little man to look at here, aren't you? Figured no one would complain. That's right, I'm not hearing any complaining.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Oh, and by the way, this is a picture of the boy that was taken by Super Mommy, while running on the treadmill this morning. Yeah, moving at a zillion millions an hour. Collin insisted. His words: take picture of Collin, Mommy! His wish is my command. So, to reiterate my points: Mommy saved the day and took a moving picture. Sure, not a good one but a picture nonetheless.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day to all my favorite mommies out there. Well, and to all the other ones too. Unless you are a sucky mommy. Then, you should be nicer to your kids :)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
A little peek-a-boo palm bush anyone? I'm not sure if it's cool to walk all over the plaque the way he did to get under the tree like that; but no one but me saw, so shhhh.
Did you know that even Korean Bell parks have play structures? I did. Did you know that at even Korean Bell parks, little boys named Collin like to have their Mamas climb up there with them, just for the heck of it? Did you also know that they don't like their Mamas taking their pictures? But, since we went there with our super friends, Kari and Grace, Mommy got them to take a nice picture that included her for a change. Anyone with kids knows that the Mommy is often the picture taker and is usually the one left out of photos of her precious kiddo. So, look how pretty it was where we were and how happy she is to be able to hold her precious kid for a millisecond before he decided to run off.
P.S. That's the Koren Friendship Bell behind us. In case you were wondering. No, I don't know what it is or means but it's about five minutes from our house and I'm pretty sure it doesn't ring.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Of course, once the blanket is unfurled, it doesn't take Homer long to get in on the action, regardless of who's underneath it, even a grabby-handed-squirmy toddler. How cute is it that not only did Collin snuggle up on me, but the kitty snuggled up on him. Yeah, it's a crummy picture, but I loved the moment of the cat loving on my kid.
Apparently, snuggling was such a fantastic idea that later on that day, while I was away getting my eyes checked, Collin wanted to get garbage man in on the idea...and monkey too! Can you tell he's digging it? I'm not sure what else he's got under the blanket in this shot; I wasn't home, but he sure looks pleased with himself about it.