Thursday, November 3, 2011

One Eyed Monster - Post 6

Yes, this is Post 6. Post 5 is Auntie Rach and Uncle Scott's Montana wedding. Unfortunately my pictures are at work so that will have to come late -

Cole was a One-Eyed Monster for Halloween. It was escpecially fun given how much he understood. Cole has gotten to be such a big boy and continues to show his independence.
The reason for Cole's costume this year was because several months ago he decided he had a 3rd eye on his forehead. The 3rd eye gets special treatment from time to time - kisses, band-ades, etc. When I saw this costume in a catalog I had to get it and Cole fit the part perfectly. He jumped to wear it any chance he got and practiced his "ROAR".

Sofia Grace and Cole

Swim Lessons -

Post 4? of ? - lol...
 Granny probably trying to convince Cole to wear his sunglasses. Cole isn't much for being fussed with or trying new things - even when he's not right and doesn't know what's best. (Cause usually he argues he's right.)
Tough Eric making him take his hat and glasses off and getting his face wet. By the end of the week Eric was the only one that could get Cole to do anything.

Back yard fun - we spent a lot of time in our backyard this year. With the fire and not being able to go anywhere play dates were very frequent and we did what we could do to not go insane.

Luscher Camping Adventure - Post 3 of ?

We had to opportunity to go camping this summer ONCE! I can't believe how quickly the time went by and how busy we were. It was a pretty cold and wet weekend and none of us had enough clothes. The sun in the photos is misleading. It never really warmed up enough to dry us off. Annie was even shivering and snuggled her wet self inside my sleeping bag.
But look at our view from the tent - it was peaceful and beautiful to sleep right on the lake. Cole and Annie had a great time running around. And of course there wasn't a shortage of food!

 Annie - you are such a good looking dog!

Pretty sure Cole was watching in disbelief as I cast his fishing rod into the trees.

Cole's 3rd Birthday

Post 2 of ? -
We celebrated Cole's Birthday this year in Santa Fe at the movie theater. Surrounded by our close friends (whom still came admist the fire), we all enjoyed a fun day at Cars 2. It's funny how long ago that was given I was first in line at the grocery store on Tuesday to buy the movie on DVD. 
 Cole's traditional breakfast cupcake....
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...

Cars 2 lunch boxes stuffed with a variety of candy. The kids made their own treat bags for the movie.

 A friend of mine made Cole's birthday cake. She likes to practice on me but I think she sell them!
 Cole's balance bike - not sure what he's saying or thinking right now  - that was along time ago.

We're Back...

Lol...I am not sure if I should do 1 LARGE post or several small posts and in chronilogical order or newest to oldest. So, here it goes: Post 1 of ? - May 2011
Jake, Clara and Cole and EVERY single one of Cole's toys in the tent. It made for a fun clean up - hah! We tried letting the kids sleep in the tent but finally caved after midnight when they were still playing.

Cousin Clara and Cole...

 There is always a bath time photo to share - cuties!

Uncle Chad (Jake! What are you doing..:))

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hungry or Cravings...

Cole never has been a big eater; more of a milk man. Last night may have been a break through although probably was a one time show. He has chicken pasta with Mommy around 5pm and then chips/guac shortly after. Then when Daddy sat down to eat at 7, Cole joined him again. He ate more pasta, 1/2 hard boiled egg, crackers, mac and cheese, corn flakes, and a pickle - in this order. Whatever he suggested we gave him - so either he was starving or didn't know what he wanted. Happens to all of us...I just kept waiting for him to throw up since this is probably more food than he eats in a week. (He did have 2-3 glasses of milk as well.) Hah...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

DJ, Cole and I had a very nice Easter weekend. We started the weekend off by taking Cole to see "Hop". We all enjoyed it! Saturday Cole hung the Easter Bunny key on our front door to ensure he'd be able to get inside. And then left a few big carrots just incase he got hungry hiding all the eggs.

The Easter Bunny has always been very kind to Annie and didn't forget to hide her eggs in the front yard separate from Cole's chocolate eggs. It doesn't take her long to find them all - she's a pro! Yes - that is a hardboild egg!

When Cole noticed what was all over the backyard he was very concerned. He said very seriosuly, "The Easter Bunny did that?" Like why would he have laid all those eggs all over the yard. He plan of attack was to open them all one at a time, run in a crazy pattern (not really even a pattern just all over the place) collecting the ones he wanted and leaving all the hardboiled eggs behind. When his basket was full he told Daddy and Mommy to do!

A great day - we went to church where 3000 eggs were hidded for the parish children. Each child was allowed 6 eggs including 1 golden egg. The golden eggs contained $1 coins, movie passes or icecream certificates. When it was Cole's turn to hunt, he went straight for the gold ones. He'd pick them up shake them and if no sound was made he'd put it down - ha! So, he ended up with the $1 coin. (Next year we will be able to coach him more.)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Yard Work Yard Work Yard Work

DJ has been very very very busy in the yard this last month. The grass and sprinkler system are ready for spring and summer - including a drip system for all my plants! DJ also built a garden this last weekend. So, we will see what kind of green thumbs we have.

Cole was busy at work as well always wanting to be at Daddy's side. He had his own rake, hammer and tape measure to get the job done right!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What will Cole say next?

I guess I sometimes forget I have this blog to journal in and instead have a hard cover notebook on my desk at work to jot down all the funnies that come out of Cole's mouth. He can be so funny...I guess all kids are at this age. They speak there mind and are so innocent.
Cole to the moon...."The moon turned it's light on Mamma."
Cole to the wind...."No wind! You don't have my lunchbox." Afraid the wind would take it.
Cole when referring to friends Sofia and Sophia..."Purple Sofia" and "Pink Sofia" - he's already calling names. Lol... He differentiates the two of them by the color of their coats. Lol....
Cole this morning when he woke up..."Dadda, I want eye right here." pointing to the middle of his forehead. "Dadda says, "Cole do you want to be a one eyed monster?" Cole says, "Yes." (this is in a book we read.)
Cole when flushing potty..."Bye bye Amarillo pee pee."
Cole to chocolate milk...."No, don't want dirty milk. I want red milk." (because whole milk comes in white container with red label.)
Cole sometimes when he gets kisses..."No kisses, get me towel." - then tries to wipe it off.

Too be continued...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Haircut Gone Successful!

A few days ago Cole started asking me if Ms Lisa could cut his hair -out of nowhere. The last 2 cuts were very tramatic experiences and we even walked out on one visit with no cut. I was even more surprised that he was asking for the "stylist" by name. Cole was an absolute angel and patiently let Ms Lisa cut his hair while watching "Cars" of course.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 it really March!!!

Ok...seriously I didn't realize it's been so long! January was a very long, cold and sickly month and well February is gone and it's March! Cole enjoys dressing up and getting into any of the characters he knows. We often find him acting out parts of the movie "Cars". (Notice the tractor tipping below.)

I believe we were all getting over colds and tired of being house bound so we decided to pitch a tent in our living room. We had pizza, movie and popcorn. It was great fun!!! Although we didn't sleep long I was glad we had a day to nap.
What else....Cole's vocabulary is amazing! He is very close to being potty trained - now the sippy cups are on the verge of disappearing. :)  I know there is more as I have been journaling up a storm - not sure why not on the blog!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Kisses Mamma

Last night I asked Cole to do something and he said, "No". So, I told him I was going to get him and give him LOTS of kisses. And so I did! We were both (Cole and I) in fits laughing. I was kissing him all over his neck and cheeks and his back and he was laughing so hard. I'm guessing it tickled. When I stopped he would laugh and point to his chin or neck and say, "More Kisses, Here Mamma" laughing hysterically. This went on for quit awhile until I was out of breath and my stomach hurt from laughing so hard. And Cole fell over and banged his knee on the coffee table - fun over.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Single Momming It....

DJ is in Mexico this week for work (believe me - if I would have had enough vacation saved up I would have gone too!). So it's just Cole and I - and Annie. We both greatly miss DJ and I also miss my early morning runs and not having to do the dishes!

Last night I fixed a plate of baguettes with mozz/tom/basil and a sliced apple. This is a perfect meal for me but Cole spit it out. He ate the entire apple (sharing the skins with Annie) and drank a quart of milk. Hah...

Running after work with the jogger and Annie has been fun but a challenge. The streets in White Rock are nice and wide but with the ice/snow and our "gear" we need the entire street. Cole laughs (when he isn't mad at the sun in his face) hard at Annie running in the water. Running with Cole is a treat for me and him since I usually get up and go with Annie while the rest are still in bed.

I also have been letting the little guy sleep with Mamma. He asked me the first night "Go Night Night Mamma's bed" and of course I fell for it. I don't sleep much - even giving him 3/4 of the bed he still sleeps horizontal and kicks, hits, sits straight up and talks - you name it. I will get an occasional snuggle which is worth all of it! I have been explaining to him every night that this is "special treat" for both of us and he has to go back to his bed when Dadda comes home - we'll see how that flies!

This morning he got up on his own while I was in the bathroom and got a bowl of cheerios and went back to my bed. There was a trail of "O's" all down the hall and a big pile on the bed. I wish I could have seen him trying to get up in my bed with his snack. I am proud of him for fending for himself in the dark!

Cole started a new classroom this week - the "Pre Early Childhood Room" and I am SOO happy for him. His teacher is the best (Ms. Dora - I am sure it helps with the name since Cole loves Dora the Explorer). She is so warm and motherly and only has 6 kids in her room. She is so quiet and calm and is a great fit for Cole. He talks about her and is excited to see her every morning. He has been sitting on the potty at school 2-3 times a day too! What a big boy...