Thursday, December 16, 2010

Early Christmas

DJ started a very fun Christmas gift tradition for little Cole when he was a baby. For Cole's first Christmas DJ bought him a caboose for an electric train set and Cole received another Holiday boxcar last year. This year we decided to get him the tracks and engine (the set came with several other cars as well.) The engine even has a whistle and can blow smoke! Next year we will have to buy more tracks so the train can go around the tree.

We let Cole open this gift early (I think Dad was really excited to get it out and start playing.) as actual Christmas Day will be so overwhelming. I am very new to the electric train world and find it a bit intimidating at times - it goes fast! I am paranoid it will fly off the tracks and hit someone or something. Cole of course likes to get the train going as fast as he can to try and derail it. Or, placing his cars on the train tracks as it goes by - which usually results in a crash and then me fixing it. So we have been working "train etiquette" the last couple of days and reminding little Cole we can't be as hard on the train as he is with his cars.

(Meredith - Cole did just have a growth spurt...of course after I went shopping too! He is such a little boy now and no longer a baby at all! Complete sentences and everything - it is amazing!)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Tree Hunting -

Last weekend we took a drive up to the Jemez Mountains to hunt for our Christmas tree. There was no snow and the weather was beautiful; almost no coat weather - so it did make the activity a lot of fun but very serial. Cole had an absolute blast! He was in charge of measuring the prospects and making sure we didn't go over the permit allowance.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

10 Reasons Mommy Loves Cole (Of course there are more....)

1. The way he gives me kisses with a big open mouth.
2. When he puts his arm around me while sitting together and pulls me closer.
3. "Come on Mom, Come on" - when he wants to play. Or "Do this Mamma, Do this..."
4. The random "huggings" of my leg and the way he sweetly says "Mamma".
5. He's just so stinking cute!
6. The way he acts like he doesn't hear me but then later I realize he was listening after-all.
7. When he pats the couch cushion and says, "Sit Down Mamma, Sit.".
8. His sense of humor - for example, when ask, "Cole do we need to change your diaper? You're stinky." Cole's response, "No I didn't, just tooted." Hah...I think we need to get going on potty training. Lazy parents....
9. When he laughs at my silly cheerleader routines and dance moves.
10. He is very much like me! Hah...I get his moods completely.