Archive for December, 2009

Cole vs. Pluto

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by Mom

We took the kids to Disneyland earlier this month. For Cole, it was his very first time. I must admit taking a 17 month old to Disneyland is kind of a waste because he won’t remember any of it. Good thing he’s free.

Cole also had holiday Mickey ears.
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Every kid has to have a picture in front of the castle.
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So what does a busy toddler do while standing in those darn lines?
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Why play peek-a-boo of course.
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Cole wasn’t too excited about the rides but he didn’t hate them either. I think it was a lot to take in.
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Surprise! I’m pretty sure Cole just pooped his pants right about now. Thanks a lot Pluto for scaring my kid.
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Cole loved being able to explore around in Minnie and Mickey’s house.
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Is it me or is that one tuckered out kid? I was worried about naptime but Cole can sleep anywhere I guess.
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Like his sister, Cole had a good view of the holiday parade.
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Before we left for the night, Cole got to see it “snow”. Farewell Disneyland.
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Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009 by Mom

Hey Santa, this year I want a lawnmower just like my daddy. You know, the one that makes bubbles.
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Ok, now for the picture thing. I’ll sit nicely, but I won’t smile.
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Shane and Cara’s Wedding

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 by Mom

As you probably read in Grace’s blog it was his aunt Cara and uncle Shane’s big day.  Mom, Dad, sister, Yaya and Papa were all part of the wedding party.  But not poor Colebear.  But that’s okay.  He was a trooper and gave his big sister a big hug for good luck for her special day.
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Cole was looking forward to spending time with his Grandma Minnie.  She was there to help take care of Cole while we were busy with wedding stuff. Unfortunately, Grandma Minnie got lost on the way to the church and didn’t make it to the ceremony.  Luckily, Uncle Tim was there to save the day.  Cole is familiar with Uncle Tim and likes his mustache.  He spent most of the ceremony napping.  Thank Goodness!
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We think our poor little guy was grieving the entire time he was away from Mommy. Everyone kept telling me that he looked so sad that night. But as soon as he was back in Mommy’s arms, he was back to normal.
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After some chicken nugget fuel, he headed straight for the dance floor.
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He also told his aunt Cara how beautiful she looked that night.
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I’m pretty sure that Dan got a bunch of footage of Cole getting down on the dance floor. Stay tuned. Maybe I can convince him to post some videos soon. Until then, here’s some more hugs for you.
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November 2009

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 by Mom

November was kind of a crazy month. Our family was preparing for Cole’s Aunt Cara’s wedding over Thanksgiving weekend. I was also a little burnt out on picture taking so my blogging was delayed as well. As I was going through my pictures of Cole last month, I realized that I took a lot of single pictures of him. It’s a little hard to tell a story with just one picture so I’ll just group the bunch for the month.

As you know Cole is 16 months already. He’s a full blown toddler. He loves, just loves, touching everything he sees.  When we go to the library for storytime, there isn’t much listening going on in Cole’s world.  Just a whole lot of book pulling and exploring.  Luckily on this day it was toy day.  A man who made wooden toys brought some for the kids to see and play with.  Cole thought this was pretty cool.

Grace did too.

Even though he’s a little young and has a small attention span, he can sit for 15 minutes or so watching TV with Grace.  Here they are watching his favorite show right now, Barney and Friends.

Cole still loves the sandbox.  While Grace heads for the swings at the park, he likes to play with his sand toys.

He also likes to explore all of Grace’s toys like these Minnie Mouse glasses.  Open.

And closed.

Once a month Daddy takes Grace to the bookstore to buy a new book.  This time Cole got a book too.  Grace specially picked out Iron Man for him.

Cole is also a big fruit-a-holic and loves to put berries on his fingers before he devours them.

Oh boy.  This was just Mommy getting a kick out of seeing him in a fuzzy robe.

Cole is wondering why there is a turkey perched on his head.

At the Clubhouse Fun Zone, Cole loves to ride in the toy cars.  I see a Christmas present in his future.

It’s been real.  See ya.