Monday, November 24, 2008

On a Particularly Fussy Day...

... I love to unload all of these balls in the guest room and let Cole go crazy...
It is amazing how quickly something so simple can turn his day around...
...and even now, an hour later, I can hear his laughter spilling out of that room.

First Date

Friday night I got to go out on a date with my favorite person... it was the first "baby-sitter" date we have ever been on.  It was weird, but relaxing to be out and about with just the two of us... I am so in love with him...

Children's Museum

Last Saturday, we went to the Seattle Children's Museum... It was so much fun.  I am pretty sure that Sean and I enjoyed ourselves just about as much as Cole did.  This is Cole right outside of the museum looking around at Seattle Center... I think he loved seeing all the open space.  
While inside the museum, Cole acted like he owned the place... I love the confidence he has.  He just strolled from display to display like he had been there a million times before.
The Goldilocks room was my favorite, but maybe that is because I am a sucker for fairy tales... I kept trying to get Cole to sit in these chairs, but he apparently wasn't as impressed with them as I was:)
The jungle was Cole's favorite display... we walked through these "vines" over and over again... there is nothing better than watching him have a good time.  We have been meaning to take him to that museum forever, so I am glad we finally got around to it and we will definitely return many times in the years to come:)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Cole's bedroom door stayed shut until almost 10 this morning... and that is after he went to bed at just after 7 last night... he must be growing again!  It was nice to be able to get a lot done this morning before he even woke up.
This afternoon I made these iced pumpkin cookies... they are SO delicious...
... they even inspired Cole to say a new word... "Cookie."  Hearing his sweet little voice utter  words just warms my heart.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Little Late...

...but here is Cole in his Halloween costume.  He was smiling just a few moments before this picture was taken, but he was mad that we weren't giving him the camera.  He can be so fragile at times:)
Here he is today, looking pretty pleased with himself for being so good for me while we were in Target... I wonder sometimes if he thinks that store is his second home... we spend way too much time there.
Isn't it cute?  I love that it looks like a barn... I miss having a Super Target, but at least this one is fun to look at.
While we were there, I bought Cole a few Hot Wheels.  (Thanks for the suggestion Dana.)  He loves them!  The look of concentration on his face while he watches it go down the "ramp," is the best part.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Good Start

I love daylight savings!  I have always considered myself to be a morning person, but lately I have just not been with it... But thanks to the change in time, I was able to go to sleep early last night and I have been up since 3 a.m. and I am loving it.  It's crazy how much easier it is to get things done without an almost-two-year-old pulling me all over the place.  Hopefully, getting up insanely early this morning will help me to get to sleep early tonight and I will get back to my old schedule and have a few hours to myself in the morning, every morning.