Category Archives: colin

Colin is Nine!

Colin, You are nine years old!  I can’t believe it’s your final year of single digits because it feels like only a year ago that you came into this world and made me a mom. For years you’ve been impressing me with your ability to retain numbers, identify patterns, and recall all of it as if it’s...

Colin is Eight!

Colin, You are eight years old!  You’re such a special kid. You’re smarter than most adults I know. Your ability to work out math equations: when asked to ‘show your work’ you wrote “I used my brain”… hah! And still, the way you remember numbers: what was the score of the Cardinals game last weekend? You know...

colin is seven!

Colin, You are seven years old, kid!  And so ridiculously smart. Reading chapter books in a single sitting, finishing your math homework in seconds (without ever asking for help!), and writing your own comic books with impressive illustrations. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in that amazing brain of yours. It seems like it never stops working...

six and a half

Colin, You’re six and a half, baby boy. Your half birthday happened to coincide with your last day of kindergarten. What a milestone! Your first year of elementary school is in the books and you’re so ready to tackle first grade (even if I’m over here shaking my head trying to figure out how I have...

colin is six!

Colin, You are six years old, baby boy!  You’ve gained so much independence this year since starting Kindergarten.  The transition was a little tough on me because I loved spending the afternoons together, but you’re doing so well in elementary school.  I love when you come home everyday and reenact the various activities you did at Kindergarten…...

five and a half

Colin, You’re five and a half, baby boy. Yesterday I got a packet in the mail with your Kindergarten school supply list.  KINDERGARTEN.  You are so ready, buddy, but it’s hard not to feel sad as I see the pre-school chapter of your life come to a close.  I’ve been blessed to spend my days with...

colin is five!

Colin, You are five years old, baby boy!  Life these days is ALL ABOUT LEGOS.  You wake me up every morning asking to watch “a lego city video” so we pull up your amazon wish list and pick one of the lego city kits (the amazon listings have brief video promos that animate each set)....

four and a half

Colin, You’re four and a half, baby boy.  I’ve started every letter with ‘baby boy’ and this is the first time it felt a little silly to use those words.  I know you’re forever my “baby,” but now I don’t see a baby in these photos at all.  It could also be that that you’re...

colin is four!

Colin, You are four years old, baby boy!  No longer a ‘baby’, that’s for sure, but sometimes you’ll still snuggle onto my lap and call yourself my baby boy.  *melt my heart* What a year it’s been, kiddo!  We picked out a spot for our new house, talked about the move (lots and lots of Berenstain...

three and a half

Colin, You’re three and a half, baby boy.  ‘Are you a baby or a big boy?’ Dad asks and you shout in reply:  “I’m a BIG boy!”  And, well, you sort of are a big boy now.  When you turned three, I said that you’d be a “baby” until you were out of diapers and...

all aboard for colin’s birthday!

We celebrated Colin’s THIRD BIRTHDAY at The Little Gym of West Seattle this weekend and it was a BLAST!  After attending a party at The Little Gym earlier this year, I knew we would be hosting Colin’s party there as well… they’re just so much fun & convenient!  When we landed on a train themed birthday...

colin is three

Colin, You are three years old, baby boy.  I know I still call you a ‘baby’, but you’ve grown up so much this year.  I looked back at the letter I wrote for your second birthday and can hardly recognize that pudgy faced little guy who hadn’t yet started talking.  Now, you’re constantly chattering away… to...

two and a half

Colin, Just a few moments ago I put you into your crib for naptime.  Except today wasn’t like most days.  Sure, it started with your typical toddler stalling techniques (“more milk!”  “blanket!”  “lovey!” “light on!”).  Amid the demands, you heard your sister begin to cry in the other room and said ‘go fix it!’  I snuggled...

colin is two

Colin, What an incredible year.  A transformative year, for both of us.  I think back to 12 months ago and you were just a baby.  And now, you’re a a little boy.  There are no more onesies in your wardrobe.  Your shoes all have thick soles. The bottles have been pushed to the back of...

one year old

Colin, It’s time for a celebration!  You are ONE YEAR OLD.  This a huge milestone for you, little guy, but it’s also a big milestone for your momma.  It means that we did it. You were patient with me as I learned how to care for a newborn and as I learned what it meant...

eleven months

Colin, I keep saying ‘I can’t believe he’s going to be a year old… I can’t believe it…’  But, I need to just focus on this moment.  Celebrate eleven months.  Because eleven months is ELEVEN MONTHS.  Not to be overshadowed by the approaching first birthday. The photos this month are a little more limited, fella....

ten months

Colin, Each month seems to go faster & faster.  You’re developing more skills, more movement, and more personality every single day.  I love watching each minute. Since you’re beginning to do more, I thought it would be fun to document 10 months a little differently… by writing down your ‘favorite things.’ Favorite Book:  Little Seal...

nine months

Colin, My little ‘miniature muffin’. You’re quite lucky that we exhausted [most of] the ridiculous nicknames on your older brother, Colby Jack. It could be much worse, kiddo. Nine months. How slow nine months of pregnancy felt. Yet how fast nine months of your life flew by. Today I watched your little belly jump while...

eight months

Colin, You are eight months old, baby boy. EIGHT MONTHS! That blows my mind. You’ve taken ahold of my heart, in the best way, and I’m so glad you’re here. Eight months has brought more personality & more fun. When we try to take a toy away from you now, you’ll shriek or sometimes cry....

Category Archives: colin

Colin is Nine!

Colin, You are nine years old!  I can’t believe it’s your final year of single digits because it feels like only a year ago that you came into this world and made me a mom. For years you’ve been impressing me with your ability to retain numbers, identify patterns, and recall all of it as if it’s...

Colin is Eight!

Colin, You are eight years old!  You’re such a special kid. You’re smarter than most adults I know. Your ability to work out math equations: when asked to ‘show your work’ you wrote “I used my brain”… hah! And still, the way you remember numbers: what was the score of the Cardinals game last weekend? You know...

colin is seven!

Colin, You are seven years old, kid!  And so ridiculously smart. Reading chapter books in a single sitting, finishing your math homework in seconds (without ever asking for help!), and writing your own comic books with impressive illustrations. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in that amazing brain of yours. It seems like it never stops working...

six and a half

Colin, You’re six and a half, baby boy. Your half birthday happened to coincide with your last day of kindergarten. What a milestone! Your first year of elementary school is in the books and you’re so ready to tackle first grade (even if I’m over here shaking my head trying to figure out how I have...

colin is six!

Colin, You are six years old, baby boy!  You’ve gained so much independence this year since starting Kindergarten.  The transition was a little tough on me because I loved spending the afternoons together, but you’re doing so well in elementary school.  I love when you come home everyday and reenact the various activities you did at Kindergarten…...

five and a half

Colin, You’re five and a half, baby boy. Yesterday I got a packet in the mail with your Kindergarten school supply list.  KINDERGARTEN.  You are so ready, buddy, but it’s hard not to feel sad as I see the pre-school chapter of your life come to a close.  I’ve been blessed to spend my days with...

colin is five!

Colin, You are five years old, baby boy!  Life these days is ALL ABOUT LEGOS.  You wake me up every morning asking to watch “a lego city video” so we pull up your amazon wish list and pick one of the lego city kits (the amazon listings have brief video promos that animate each set)....

four and a half

Colin, You’re four and a half, baby boy.  I’ve started every letter with ‘baby boy’ and this is the first time it felt a little silly to use those words.  I know you’re forever my “baby,” but now I don’t see a baby in these photos at all.  It could also be that that you’re...

colin is four!

Colin, You are four years old, baby boy!  No longer a ‘baby’, that’s for sure, but sometimes you’ll still snuggle onto my lap and call yourself my baby boy.  *melt my heart* What a year it’s been, kiddo!  We picked out a spot for our new house, talked about the move (lots and lots of Berenstain...

three and a half

Colin, You’re three and a half, baby boy.  ‘Are you a baby or a big boy?’ Dad asks and you shout in reply:  “I’m a BIG boy!”  And, well, you sort of are a big boy now.  When you turned three, I said that you’d be a “baby” until you were out of diapers and...

all aboard for colin’s birthday!

We celebrated Colin’s THIRD BIRTHDAY at The Little Gym of West Seattle this weekend and it was a BLAST!  After attending a party at The Little Gym earlier this year, I knew we would be hosting Colin’s party there as well… they’re just so much fun & convenient!  When we landed on a train themed birthday...

colin is three

Colin, You are three years old, baby boy.  I know I still call you a ‘baby’, but you’ve grown up so much this year.  I looked back at the letter I wrote for your second birthday and can hardly recognize that pudgy faced little guy who hadn’t yet started talking.  Now, you’re constantly chattering away… to...

day in the life [september]

Three months have passed since my last day in the life.  And in that time, Jill has sprouted a killer pony tail, Colin has developed a fierce love of trains, and the kids still adore the swings.  (Don’t even get me started on how dramatically things have changed since last September!) September 14, 2015 [Colin is...

two and a half

Colin, Just a few moments ago I put you into your crib for naptime.  Except today wasn’t like most days.  Sure, it started with your typical toddler stalling techniques (“more milk!”  “blanket!”  “lovey!” “light on!”).  Amid the demands, you heard your sister begin to cry in the other room and said ‘go fix it!’  I snuggled...

colin is two

Colin, What an incredible year.  A transformative year, for both of us.  I think back to 12 months ago and you were just a baby.  And now, you’re a a little boy.  There are no more onesies in your wardrobe.  Your shoes all have thick soles. The bottles have been pushed to the back of...

one year old

Colin, It’s time for a celebration!  You are ONE YEAR OLD.  This a huge milestone for you, little guy, but it’s also a big milestone for your momma.  It means that we did it. You were patient with me as I learned how to care for a newborn and as I learned what it meant...

eleven months

Colin, I keep saying ‘I can’t believe he’s going to be a year old… I can’t believe it…’  But, I need to just focus on this moment.  Celebrate eleven months.  Because eleven months is ELEVEN MONTHS.  Not to be overshadowed by the approaching first birthday. The photos this month are a little more limited, fella....

ten months

Colin, Each month seems to go faster & faster.  You’re developing more skills, more movement, and more personality every single day.  I love watching each minute. Since you’re beginning to do more, I thought it would be fun to document 10 months a little differently… by writing down your ‘favorite things.’ Favorite Book:  Little Seal...

nine months

Colin, My little ‘miniature muffin’. You’re quite lucky that we exhausted [most of] the ridiculous nicknames on your older brother, Colby Jack. It could be much worse, kiddo. Nine months. How slow nine months of pregnancy felt. Yet how fast nine months of your life flew by. Today I watched your little belly jump while...

eight months

Colin, You are eight months old, baby boy. EIGHT MONTHS! That blows my mind. You’ve taken ahold of my heart, in the best way, and I’m so glad you’re here. Eight months has brought more personality & more fun. When we try to take a toy away from you now, you’ll shriek or sometimes cry....

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