Trax and temple square

This last Saturday, we took Collin on the train (trax) to see Temple Square. I knew the train would be a bit hit, since he is kind of becoming obsessed with trains. Yep, he sure was. He was talking about it all day Saturday, and then when we got on the train... yes, he loved it. He loved to go over the bumps, the beeping noises, and to see the train floor move when it made turns.
He wasn't quite as big of a fan of the lights as I thought he would be, but it was still very fun. I've decided we will have to ride the train again in the daytime.... without quite as many people. It was pretty crowded, but it was a fun time.

OUr first "thomas" pajamas

I know it's not the best focus, but a friend is lending us the Thomas the Train pajamas. They are a HUGE hit!

Decorating for Christmas 2010

We put up our Christmas decor the day after Thanksgiving. Collin LOVED decorating and all things Christmas this year, which made it even more fun.
My favorite new thing is the Fisher Price nativity scene his grandma got him. Baby Jesus has been lost, found and lost twice, and is now I think permanently lost. Luckily, Mary and Joseph have picke up the slack.
Collin loves to take them everywhere, they watch him eat, they watch him sleep, they do lots of things, and they talk. It's so fun to talk to him about Baby Jesus. Right after we say Baby Jesus, he usually says "baby brother in mommy's tummy" so it also helps us talk about the baby brother coming in about a month...
Yeah for Christmas!

First snow of 2010

A couple of weeks ago, we had the first massive snowstorm in Utah. It's hard to tell from this picture, but half of one of our big trees came down in the night.... you should see all the branches.
It snowed....and snowed....and snowed.
Finally, I got out Collin's massive snowsuit so he could help daddy shovel. Poor daddy, he had to shovel at least 4 times that day.
Collin loves the snow. Ironically, now, all our snow is basically gone.


Volleyball shoes

I'm not sure why some pictures stand to the side. Collin loves to wear my "workoutshoes" around the house. He calls them "volleyball shoes" because I always wear them to YW volleyball. I have to keep telling him volleyball is over, now we have basketball coming up!

Trip to Idaho and playing in the snow

So, despite our camera having issues, I'm still trying to take pictures. Apparently on our recent trip to Idaho last weekend, I only took pictures of the "playing in the snow" event. Collin totally looked like he belonged in the movie A Christmas Story. He just waddled around.
Everyone ready to go play!
I knew Collin would like playing outside, but oh my goodness, he didn't care if his boots and socks were on, gloves were taken off several times, and he did NOT want to come in.
Thanks for fun times in Idaho with snow!
We also had coloring contests. Collin HAD to sit up by Sadee and Ava. And when he got ahold of the markers....oh dear.

Random pics of Collin

Hey, so recently I found some random pair of pants for church for Collin in the closet that actually stay on him! Our camera has been having "clear taking picture" issues lately, but here are some cute ones recently. Before church, anytime Collin smiles now, this is what you get. Cheeser.
Or not staying still.
A couple of weeks ago I attempted potty training for 1.5 days. Collin was VERY into it for about half a day, and the other part, could care less. Other than showing me everywhere in the house he had peed besides the toilet. We'll try again soon, but had to get a pic in his little underwear.
It was cold one day awhile ago, so I bundled up Collin in the "full out play" outside gear with boots and everything. He looked huge in all that clothing :)
New church clothes for this winter.
And longer hair style...but only until I can get it cut! It is getting crazy!
We also had to break out warm pjs. These are Collin's favorites because there are "moose" on the feet.

Halloween party 2010

Okay, so I'm a little behind in posting. These are some fun family pictures taken at the Barnhisel Halloween party. I'm so glad they have a party, so we can come! Collin was a pumpkin, Ryan was the pumpkin farmer, and I was the standard witch.... but not as cool as some other witches that came. Collin wasn't sure if he should be scared of Darth Vadar, or attack him.
But, he became a fan of the light sabre.
The pumpkin farmer and Yoda together.
Collin's little cousin Kyle was Yoda, oh my goodness he was so cute. He is about 4 months older than Collin.
I think Collin's favorite part was the donut game. Now, Collin is familiar with donuts, because his mommy is a spoilover and often has to buy him one to survive a trip to the grocery store with him. This game you weren't supposed to touch the donut to eat it.
Yeah right. Collin just ran over there and POUNDED that thing.
He tried to actually eat another one too. Thanks for fun Halloween parties!


Pumpkin patch

It's no secret that pumpkins are a big deal in our family. Well, just down the street from us is this little pumpkin patch I have been wanting to take Collin to, so after work we went as a family. Collin was in heaven wandring around the pumpkins and the "scary" things. He is OBSESSED with skeletons (their eyes especially) and witches and all things Halloween. It's pretty fun. We have a couple of houses on our street we visit every day to see all the tons of stuff they have up.
Collin liked this little sign.
He tried to lift several pumpkins..."heavy".
They also had a huge teepee you could go inside and see scarecrows. Collin kept running in and out of the teepee, he was a big fan.
He had so much fun we will definitely have to go back.
This spider was SCARY for Collin. He LOVED it. You know, him and all things scary, "big pider".

I fix it

Last weekend my parents were in town for the BYU game. My dad helped Ryan put in a new faucet (again), but this time Collin was ALL about helping. Who knows? Maybe he will be a plumber.
He just kept handing tools to Ryan and saying "I helping".
For a couple of days, Collin was all about wearing this "witch's hat". Don't ask me how he knows about witch's hats. Now the gummies that were inside, oh yes, he knows about those.
Collin LOVES the red spider at our house. It is "scary!"

October trip to Idaho

Our October trip to Idaho was fun. Collin was SO SO SO excited to play with Sadee and Ava and to go to 'packu's house" (grandpa's house). Seriously, the Friday we left, he could not stop saying packu's house, packu's house. While there, we got to give Ava her birthday present. She turned 5! WOW!
Just a cute picture of Ava and Collin.
While there, the girls were begging to take Collin and I to this "huge" park that had like 7 parks...finally during the conference priesthood session we got over there. Sadee posing.
Quite the model isn't she?
Collin, on the other hand, just loved to run around. He is all boy.
They had a little green slide that he loved because he could climb and go down all on his own, plus it was green.
"Mommy! Green slide!"
Of course a cheeser grin.
Then everyone had to roll down the hill. Before I knew it Collin had rushed up the stairs to roll down. Where he learned this? I don't know. It must be ingrained....
He seriously was laughing so hard while rolling down. It was too funny.