Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Colby is 10 months!

Dear Colby

You are now 10 months old and growing so fast. You are such a little sweet heart. I love that you are happy almost all the time and love to smile. You are walking very well now and love to talk,sing and dance. You always seem to have purpose and watch everything very closely. You are very adventures go anywhere and try to do anything your sister is doing. You have a sense of humor already you like tease your sister and laugh about it. I think you get that from your Dad. You are a great little eater you eat just about anything. You prefer to use your fork and spoon and feed your self. You can clap to patty cake and throw it in the oven. You can tell me when you are hungry and when you are all done. You love reading books, you will cuddle up with me, look at all the picture so closely, point and say "this, this."I love watching you grow and learn new things every day.I love you my Colbster!

Trip to L.A.

We are back from our short but eventful weekend in Southern CA. Aaron has his mothers side that lives in the L.A area so his mother and two sisters and a brother were flying down for the weekend so we decide to join them. On Saturday Aaron went with Meggna's family and Hali to the L.A. Zoo.

I went to the the swap meet with Colby and Shawnna's family, Teresa (MIL) and Sherry(Grandma). I like going and seeing what others have to sell. I got a few things like socks and some jewelery and and Peter Pan the DVD, the one with real people. It was the first movie Aaron and I saw in theaters together. Colby slept some so I got to spend time getting to know my niece Jordyn, she is going to be two soon. She is so cute and has lots of energy.

After the swap meets we went shopping and got stuff for a Hot dog roast at the beach around 4:20 that afternoon. When we got there the weather was nice but the water was too cold for me to get in all the way. It was nice to see the beach again and all the cousins playing together. I loved having a big fire at the beach. We had chips hot dogs and s'mores yummy!! Hali played in the sand with her cousins until it was cold and dark. Then the cuddled up with with Grandma Bell and did not want to leave.

Sunday we went to church then to the park to see even more family and eat a big lunch/dinner. The kids played in the park too.

On Monday we all went to Disneyland and California Adventure. The parks were all decorated for Halloween.

WE didn't get to see many Disney character but we rode some rides and spent time with family. Hali loved the rides. Hali's expressions were fun to watch when she rode the rides. She loved the ladybug ride in A bugs life and the Airplane ride in Tomorrow Land.

I liked going on rides with Aaron he always makes them fun to be on. I also like going on the airplane ride because we were so close to the fireworks that were going off, it was a great experience.

It was so fun to have family there so we could visit and trade off watching kids. Luckily Hali stayed in Shawnna's stroller most of the time and Colby was either sleeping or walking around close by. Thanks to all who watched my little ones. We left early Tuesday so we could have Aaron get to work. I wish all of our family could be close enough to do this kind of get together more often, we loved it too much!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Out on the boat

These were taken the day we went out on Dave and Eva's boat. We had a
great time! Dave also drove us over to see all the big cargo ships in the Stockton port.

Colby's fast crawl

I thought that I should post this before he stops crawling...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall time

We have been having fun the last couple of weeks. Every Wednesday we have the chance to go to gymnastics for Hali and Colby. They really enjoy it. Hali loves the swings and the foam pit. Colby likes to climb the ladder and hang on the bars. We don't go every Wednesday like today I totally forgot but when we don't go we usually go to the park with some friends.

Hali on the swing

Hali on the bars

Colby going through the tunnel

WE have also been picking all of our zucchini, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins.

Hali helped me make some pickles

we hope to make bread, cookies, rolls and soup with all the pumpkins. We will give some away and make a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.

I have been loving the weather just like everyone else. It is so nice to wake up to a crisp fall day. I am able to want to get more done because it is not so hot. I have a million little projects going on like getting ready for Halloween and presents for Christmas. I am excited to start making bread and soups for Dinner and yummy hot chocolate for breakfast.I really love this time of year!

Hali will be starting Joy school soon with a few friends from Church. I am hoping it will help her learn to play with other kids and learn some skills needed for kindergarten. She finally knows all her colors... well at least the important ones. She knows most of her shapes. She is funny when it comes to letters. She knows some of them but she is so good at getting off subject she asks me questions and turns it around. Hali has also been asking why like every second of the day. I love though that she plays so well with Colby. He often pulls her hair and teases her by taking away her pacifier but she deals wit it most of the time very well. She encourages him to walk and plays peek-a-boo in the car so he will laugh and not cry, she is so sweet to him.

Colby is pretty much walking now. He can crawl supper fast so he does that more often. He can say Moma, Dada, and all done. He is getting so big so fast he is already 25 pounds and fitting perfectly in 18 month clothes. He has three teeth on top two on bottom and loves to brush his teeth. He is happy all the time and loves to snuggle with me. I love my cutie little Colby.