Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Salem::7 Months

7 Months...

Had his first stomach bug. Ugh.
Took his first school pictures
Had blood work done to test for allergies - NO food allergies!
Sitting up like a champ
Playing more and more, especially with Colin
Still no teeth and still hasn't started crawling but he is scooting backwards!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Carving Pumpkins

Grammy and Grampy picked out a special, carving pumpkin just for Colin's big day. Grampy originally wanted to carve Colin's name with the number '4' for but Colin refused. He wanted a plain-old jack-o-lantern with a 'big smile'. I think Grampy was just a little relieved!

A Birthday Party

After going all out for last year's party, we decided to keep it a little more low-key this year. With a new house and a new baby all in the same year, Mom and Dad aren't too up on the party-planning these days :)

Friday, his actual birthday, Chris and I both took the day off. Colin opened his presents from the us within minutes after waking up and then I made pancakes for breakfast. Which Colin thought was a completely crazy idea as I usually only make them for dinner. He's only four, so we have some time to change that!

Then we packed up the car and headed to Fort Wayne. Grammy and Grampy have a boat, which Colin loves and since we hadn't been out with them all summer we thought that it would be a great to take him out on Saturday to celebrate his birthday. Only it turned out to be the coldest weekend of the year! Sorry, bud.

Instead, we relaxed around the house, carved a pumpkin just for him, and prepared the food and goodies for his birthday celebration. He couldn't have been any happier! Simple and sweet.

And of course, no fall birthday would be complete without a bonfire!

Happy FOUR years Little Man!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


So sad. I cannot believe he is four already. Time flies.

At Four...

Loves chocolate chips and Spider-Man. Not sure which he loves more.
Could color all day long if he was able to. 
Still wears a size 2T. 
Can read his Bob books and counts to 20. 
His best friends are Momma, Dadda, and Salem. On most days :)

Weight: 31.4 lbs.
Height: 37 3/4 inches 


My parents called me 'Martin Luther King Jr.' when I was younger. I would commonly come into their room in the middle of the night and tell them 'I had a dream'. Although not the kind of dream as M.L.K. Jr. It was usually an all-too-real nightmare. Not as much fun.

I have always had very vivid, life-like dreams and now it seems that Colin shares the same trait! If you can call it a trait. A gift? A fatal flaw?

He excitedly shared his dream with me this morning. Second night in a row. Last night he was in a new school. With only his friends Paige and Addison. Very vivid. Very realistic. I told him I had had a dream as well.

'Did Dadda have a dream last night in his bed, too?'

'No, just you and Momma.'

'Just me and Momma' with a grin across his little face. Like it's our little secret.

May I always be blessed to have him share his sweet, little dreams with me!