Monday, February 23, 2009

We've been busy

I'm sorry for the lack of updates lately, it has been very busy in the Cole household. We are selling our house so we have been super busy getting it ready to be put on the market. Fortunately, we are mostly there and now it's just a matter of somehow maintaining it with a toddler and baby in the house.

The babies are doing great. Kristen is busy learning her colors and counting now that she has the alphabet down. She's also very busy playing, coloring, singing, dancing, and watching Elmo. Timmy is five months old now! Where has the time gone? He is almost sitting up on his own. He has a great sense of humor and laughs at his sisters antics. He is also finally getting better at sleeping (we hope). For three nights in a row he has slept 6 hours before waking and then has gone back down easily. This is a HUGE improvement over his sleep patterns before. We have yet to experience sleeping through the night, but we hold out hope it's coming soon.

Here is Kristen creating a Valentine's card for her buddy David.
A picture of the inside of the card
As you can see making Valentine's cards is a blast
While organizing my closet to get the house ready I came across my veil. Kristen loved wearing it. Please excuse the not very good pictures, I only stopped long enough to snap a few and none of them turned out that well.
Here she is admiring herself in the mirror

Kristen loves to sing Ram Sam Sam and do the hand motions that go along with it. Here she is showing Timmy how to do it. She loves to play with him.
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Timmy Eats!

A few weeks ago we started feeding Timmy solids. He is quite the messy eater, but he enjoys his food very much. I have been making the food at home and it surprisingly easy to do. I didn't make Kristen's baby food because I was so overwhelmed with how much work I thought it would be, but I decided to give it a try this time and I find it very rewarding. So far he has had rice cereal, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkin. I have pears, apples, and green beans prepped for him to try soon too. And if you are wondering, his favorite so far is pumpkin, in a landslide.

Kristen enjoys feeding him too. I don't let her help with the solids since I can't bear the thought of that much mess to clean up, but she loves to help with his bottles.

Kristen feeding Timmy
Timmy after an encounter with squash.
He somehow managed to get some on the bottom of his foot!
Here he is right after eating his favorite pumpkin. He makes the biggest mess when I feed him pumpkin because he gets so entusiastic he starts diving for the bowl.
But he sure is cute when he's messy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Renaissance Festival

Last Saturday we decided to take a trip to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Michael and I went there on one of earliest dates almost five years ago. The weather was gorgeous and we had a blast. Kristen was initially freaked out by all of the costumes, but by the end of the day she wasn't fazed at all. The day was full of adventures. Kristen rode in a human powered butterfly ride. We watched a joust. We feasted on huge turkey legs. We watched several shows. We visited a petting zoo (where Kristen was most fascinated by the dog, go figure). It was quite the exciting day. Unfortunately, we didn't take nearly as many pictures as we should have, these few will have to do.

Kristen on the butterfly ride.
Despite her face she really did enjoy it and wanted to go on it again.
Kristen trying on butterfly wings
Doesn't she look cute?


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A few videos

I love watching them play together

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The Alphabet Song by Kristen Elsie Cole

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Party!

The Super Bowl was extra exciting this year. Who would have guessed the Arizona Cardinals would be in the Super Bowl? If anyone says yes then they are lying! My sister hosted a wonderful Super Bowl Party. It was geared toward the kids with a bounce house, a taco bar, and lots of cousins and friends to play with.

My two sweeties chilling on the couch.
Kristen jumping in the bounce house.
Kristen going down the super slide.
Kristen and cousin Mary riding in the double swing.
My beautiful little lady
This is the cake I made for the party. The design is a bit sloppy around the edges, but it sure tasted wonderful.