Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Somebody was very pleased with his Christmas presents today! Our house turned into a race track this morning and our big boy on his big boy bike zoomed around in circles before he had to be dragged away from his new toys to go have Christmas brunch at Nana's and Poppy's house. There was new toys there, too, so it was all right. Christmas mornings get more and more exciting every year! Three-year-olds are so much fun, even if they do close their eyes in Christmas morning pictures. :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

You Know Your Daddy Loves You When...

He will ride the flying elephants around in dizzying circles in below freezing temperatures!



We had a few Silver Dollar City season passes to use at the Olde Time Christmas celebration in Branson, Mo, and we kept waiting and waiting for there to be a warm weekend, so we could go. There wasn't! Two days before our passes expired we decided to tough it out and go anyway even though the temperatures were only in the thirties. We bundled up as best as we could and stayed mostly warm, but some of the rides were pretty chilly. We had to duck into stores and watch a few shows to thaw out ever so often. The funny thing was, while we were freezing despite our coats, hats, and mittens, we kept seeing crazy people in shorts! They must have been tougher than us or from Alaska. Even though we were a bit cold, we had a lot of fun. Colter loved the rides, all the Christmas lights, and watching the Christmas parade. Fun memories!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Card Photos

It's hard to take pictures for a Christmas card when one's subject is a nut! At least these pictures capture a lot of personality. ;)






Tuesday, December 14, 2010

All Played Out

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Boy Makes Me Smile When...

I ask him what he wants for breakfast and he responds, "I want waffles, toast, and cheerios on a big, silver platter."

He plays with his "maggots" (a.k.a. magnets) on the refrigerator.

He makes astute observations like, "God gave me a neck, so I can turn it."

He brings acorns home from a walk to plant "acorn trees."

He refers to screwdrivers as Turner and Felipe (Handy Manny fan).

He asks questions that I really don't know the answer to like, "How do bugs walk on the ceiling?"

He asks for marshmallows and when told he could have some after supper, he then says, "Then I'd like marshmallows for supper and then some more marshmallows."

He comes into our room in the middle of the night and stands there silently staring at me until I open my eyes and invite him to climb in bed with us.

I see him, hear him, hold him, think of him, etc. The boy pretty much always makes me smile!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Greenbean Campfire?

Similar to my last post, a boy left to his own devices for a bit comes up with some funny ideas! We set up Colter's tent in his room so he could play camping for the 47th time this month. I played for awhile then had to do some chores, and when I checked on my camper, he had built his own "campfire" using cans of green beans for logs! I love this creative boy. Too bad he isn't as willing to eat his green beans as he is to play with them.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chef Bunny and Boy

I left Colter playing while I took a shower this morning, and when I returned, this is what I found. An improvised pillow step stool for a stuffed rabbit baking toy pizza and all sorts of plastic snacks ready for a picnic (which aren't really in the picture). I guess I don't have to worry about making lunch today! The boy and his bunny have it covered.