Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bragging about my genius son!

At his birthday party yesterday he got a new book about Thomas the Train. We read it last night before bed and he took it into bed with him to look at before he fell asleep. This morning when I went go get him (side note: he has figured out how to climb out of his bed, but we told him he's not allowed to unless Mommy or Daddy are in his room... it's actually working) he picked up his book and was paging through it. I sat in his glider and waited until he was ready to get out of bed. He then decided to tell me about the book (remember this story has been read to him ONCE).

Cole: Mommy, Thomas is sad.

Me: Why is Thomas sad?

Cole: Scared to cross the bridge. It's windy.

Me: That's right!

Cole: Oh no! Thomas' wheels went off the track.

Me: You're right. Who helped Thomas?

Cole: Harold the helicopter. Percy was scared too.

Me: Scared of what?

Cole: The windy bridge.

Can I just say that I taught 4th graders that could not identify the conflict and solution in a story. It wasn't a short simple story either, it was like a 30 page picture book.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Cole's 2nd Birthday Party!

We had Cole's 2nd birthday party today. Lots of his friends were able to come. They swam and ran through the sprinkler and had a great time! Here are some pictures of the fun:
Playing in the pool with Brady

"Bucket Head"

Running through the sprinkler

Playing with his new tunnel toy

The cake..I swear it was cute before it got lop-sided and the M&M's ran from the heat

Shoveling it in

Opening presents

Playing with his new mini golf

Playing with his new dr. kit

A few hours later

Happy 2nd Birthday Cole!

Monday, May 11, 2009

March for Babies

Last Sunday, Cole and I went out and did The March of Dimes, March for Babies. It was a 4 mile walk in Baltimore and we did it with some of the other moms in our Stroller Strides class. Unfortunately it poured the entire time! Cole enjoyed riding in the stroller and holding his umbrella for the first two miles, but then didn't want to hold it anymore. He also didn't want the canopy on the stroller up or his hood or hat on. If you are planning on taking long walks in the rain, I recommend one of these:
Some of the other moms had them and they seemed to work great!

We were both soaked but we survived. The only casualties were Cole's baseball hat and his snack bowl. Both were dropped somewhere along the route and there wasn't a chance that I was going back to look for them.

I planned on taking some pictures, but didn't want to pull the camera out in the rain.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored our walk! We certainly appreciate your support!