Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Collin and I went to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Museum today with Grandpa and Grandma Burnison. It was full of cool displays and Collin was happy to cruise around in his stroller while we were there for over two hours. He got tired of reading and took a nap for the last thirty minutes or so. :) We stopped in the gift shop on our way out and took pictures of Collin riding the little rocking horse. :)
At first he didn’t pay attention to where he was sitting, but then he noticed the horse’s bright orange mane and decided he better try to see what horse hair tastes like…
He’s such a sweet boy! :)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Collin has been getting great sleep so far this week. I don’t want to jinx us, but it seems like our good-sleeping boy is back. He slept 8 hours the last two nights and has had good naps during the day too. He has done three 1 hour naps, plus one 3 hour nap both yesterday and today.
Great sleep=happy boy! He’s smiley all the time, but especially so when he’s so well rested.
I wish I would have had my camera when I got him out of his crib this morning. He was just resting on one arm, kinda with his elbow down and propping his head up on his hand. When I said, “Good morning Buddy!” he turned to look at me and gave me a big smile. Seriously, he’s awesome. :)
I just snuck into his room and got this picture. Did I mention he found his thumb? :)
Monday, May 16, 2011
In this video I pull Collin up to a standing position so you can see how well he keeps his body straight to stand up, and then that he's pretty steady when he stands. After standing, Collin shows you how rolling over is his trick that comes without warning... :)
Friday, May 13, 2011
They say the acquisition of new skills can cause big disruptions in a baby’s life, and it seems like that’s true for us. We’re struggling with sleep here, but I think it’s because Collin is becoming such a big boy. The short naps and struggles to fall asleep are frustrating, but we’re so lucky to have such a fun, sweet, healthy little man and I am SO lucky to spend my days with him. I want to tell you about the progress our Collin is making. :)
Collin is now steady enough for this chair, which is called a bumbo. It has a high back and contours around Collin’s body so it’s very supportive. Watching him sit in the bumbo is hilarious because sometimes he’s totally steady and other times he’s totally out-of-control. Just when it seems like he’s secure, he tips to the side. His facial expressions are just so funny. :)
Other cool things Collin is doing right now are standing, chatting like crazy, and laughing! Last night Ryan was holding Collin’s waist and Collin was standing steadily on Ryan’s lap. Standing is also a good workout and doesn’t last for long, but it makes Collin seem so old! It wasn’t very long ago that he just hung like a ragdoll when we held him.
Collin is making lots of noises these days and can hold a conversation for several minutes. It’s almost like he pauses to give us a chance to speak and then knows when we stop talking that it’s his turn to start again. His chatting seems less serious and more excited right now with plenty of high-pitched squeals. What’s the male equivalent of Chatty Cathy? :)
He’s laughed three times so far. We both heard the first laughs right before we left for South Dakota. He was laughing in response to a face I was making. I made him laugh with funny faces earlier this week, and on Wednesday he was laughing while I was helping him do sit-ups on my lap. I tried to catch it on camera on Wednesday, but of course he quit laughing when I pushed record. He’s going to have to learn to perform for the camera!
We’re so blessed! This is an exciting time and we’re having so much fun watching the growth and changes!
Monday, May 9, 2011
This weekend was our first trip away from home with Collin. He was amazing in the car! Each way of the drive only took us 45 minutes longer than usual. When we stopped in Cheyenne and Lusk we just fed Collin, changed his diaper, and put him back into his car carrier for another nap. He’s an awesome traveler! :)
No matter where we are, Collin loves smiling with his daddy!
I thought I did a good job of taking pictures while we were in Spearfish, but I didn’t get as many shots as I thought. Regardless, Collin got to meet a lot of new friends and family. It was hilarious to watch his face as he examined his new surroundings. :)
with Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Schroeder:
with Great Gramma Fran:
with Bailee and Uncle Wes:
We did a four generation photo on Ryan’s side of the family and my side, but apparently the photo with my side wasn’t taken with my camera.
Here’s Collin with his dad, Grandma Lee, and Great Grandma Joan. I promised not to post the picture in the Rapid City Journal, but I never said anything about posting it on the blog… :)
Collin was a great traveler and did quite well for his first trip away from home. It was a materials-intensive endeavor (for such a little man, he certainly requires a lot of stuff!), but we are so glad we did it! We loved sharing our guy with the people we love. :)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Collin is checking himself out in the mirror and saying,
“I really am ruggedly handsome, aren’t I?” :)
(Do you watch Castle? It’s one of our favorite shows and that’s one of the lines in the opening…)
He’s getting pretty strong while he’s on his tummy…
Can you guess what happened next? :)