Monday, February 23, 2009

What We Have Been Up To...

Yesterday we celebrated Sean's 26th birthday... It wasn't that different from every other day, since it was Sunday, but Cole and I tried to spoil him by making his favorite foods and making sure that he didn't have to change too many diapers:) We tried to take a serious family picture to document the occasion, but since Cole was content on making silly faces, Sean and I decided to join him.
Cole has perfected his Aunt Brittany's smile... for any of you who read my blog and knew Brittany when she was a little girl, this smile will look very familiar to you...
I love the content look on his face in this picture... lately, he loves to play with his animals and he always makes them run around mid-air...  I have tried to teach him different animal sounds, but he seems to think that all animals growl...
And he has been learning his letters... if you look at his lips in this picture, you can see that he is saying the letter 'A'...
He started swimming lessons today and I was thrilled with how much he enjoyed the water.  Until now, he had pretty much zero pool experience, so I was nervous about how he was going to do, but he did not want to get out of the water when the lesson was over, so I am taking that as a sign that he loved it.  It is insane how much he seems to change from week to week now that he is 2.  We have also started lessons at The Little Gym, but I don't have any pictures of that, since cameras aren't allowed there... but he loves climbing around there on all of the mats and toys that they have.  It is definitely a challenge keeping him busy every day, but I am finding out that there are a lot of fun things to do with him around here and that is making it a lot easier.

7 comments:

Johnna said...

I love how he always looks so confident. Thank you for the update, I can't believe how much he has changed in the last few weeks.

Love you guys!

caitlin said...

Man, he is turning into a big boy right in front of my eyes! It's crazy how different he already looks! I love the family picture, your hair is darling!

Megan and Tony said...

I love your family picture! Your hair is so cute!!! I love the different faces/smiles Cole makes.

patsy said...

wow- he is growing up!! Swimming lessons & the gym sound so fun.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN!:)

this really darling family who used to be in my ward just moved to your town- I am such an idiot I cannot remember her name all of the sudden... I will find out & email you. She has two cute little kids too.

Shawn said...

So cute as usual. I love his swim shorts. Oh this is Dana.

Brit said...

I'm glad he liked his swimming class! I agree with everyone else. The family picture is cute and your hair looks great!!

Drew and Valarie's Family Blog said...

it's so funny, I keep going back and forth when I see pictures of your son. He looks so much like you, but soooo much like sean! It's crazy!! He's such a good mix of the two of you!!! cute pictures!