Archive for September, 2010

Intergalactic Robot Party

Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Mom

July 19th was Cole’s 2nd birthday and we celebrated it by having an intergalactic robot party at a place called Hullabaloos’s. Here’s Cole and his robot shirt practicing saying that he’s two.
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Hullabaloo’s was a cool place where you can let your kids just run around and play. There was the little slide in the toddler area.
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And also the big slide that Cole got to ride with his daddy.
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Cole also got escorted up to the kids’ clubhouse. What a cool view from the top!
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The girls enjoyed being superstars in the karaoke room.
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Cole joined in with his daddy to sing a tune. I forget which one it was.
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But Dan mainly wanted the limelight to himself. Figures.
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Grace and Cole formed a small biker gang while they were there.
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We managed to get most of the kids for a picture. Cole wouldn’t sit without me so I had to join the photo.
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It was time for some pizza and treats in the robot room. Don’t ask me how we crammed all those people in that small tiny room.
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The room was decorated with robot stuff. Some robot centerpieces that kept falling apart on me. Arrrgh!
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And some robot favors Mommy made special for the guests. They were cute but such a pain in the butt to make.
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And let’s not forget the robot cake! It was my favorite tuxedo cake from Ralphs.
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Cole was a little shy when all the guests sang Happy Birthday to him.
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After the party we headed back to Papa and Yaya’s house to open up presents. Grace and Ava helped Cole do the job.
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Some of his cool gifts included an awesome train set and a Toy Story fishing pole just like the one his friend Ava has.
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He also got Buzz Lightyear wings but he was too afraid to wear them so Ava demonstrated how they worked.
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Mommy and Daddy gave him his very own scooter. Now he won’t have to steal Grace and Ava’s pink ones.
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Later dudes! Thanks for a super intergalactic robot party!
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June 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 by Mom

Oops.  It’s been 3 months since my last blog. This summer has come and gone in a flash. I decided to take a summer vacation from blogging as you can see. But I’m back at it. In the last 3 months Cole has flourished into such a big boy. He talks really well for a 2 year old as I can pretty much understand all he says. He’s counting to 10 and knows at least 5 of his colors. What a champ!

June was a pretty busy month. We started it out by going to Cole’s cousin Madeline’s 3rd birthday party. Cole had a great time playing in Emily and Madeline’s playroom. All those toys for him to dump!
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He also loved the water squirt game. Cole says, “Put em up!”
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Luckily Yaya was there to help him aim into the doggy bowl.
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The best part according to Cole was the pinata of course! All that loot.
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The following day we went to a park that had a giant space shuttle for the kids to climb up. Dan remembers playing at this park when he was younger. It’s a bit unsafe but it sure looked cool.
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Cole didn’t waste any time. There was a smaller structure for tykes his size.
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There’s also a huge airplane just sitting there for kids to climb up. Cole wasn’t really interested though. Good thing.
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Cole is also Mr. Legoman these days. He loves loves loves his Legos.
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He’s so proud of himself.
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He’s showing off his hard work. Great job Cole!
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For Father’s Day, Cole wore his matchy matchy island outfit. He really likes this outfit too. Everytime he sees it in his dresser he wants to put it on.
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Cole spent a lot of the time with his cousin Madeline staring out at the pool.
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Or playing with the bouncy ball.
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We also got to squeeze in a Father’s Day picture with daddy.
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Right after Father’s Day we headed to San Onofre Beach for a few days of camping. Cole got quickly attached to his friend Ava’s fishing pole.
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San Onofre was a beautiful beach but the camping sure was dirty. It was extra dirty and the only water source was surrounded by bees. Cole spent most of the days looking like this.
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Uh oh. Did someone forget to nap today?
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Well folks, that’s how Cole spent his June. But there’s two more months of summer to blog about. See you real soon.
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