Monday, October 26, 2009

Nature Walk and Nice Weekend

Colin fighting a nap, eating the monkey is too fun!

Going off roading in the stroller! Looking for turtles!

Katherine did not want her picture taken!

Our friend, the Caterpillar

How sweet!

Colin playing with his fish.. that's nature.. right!!!

Finally got her to sit still

Katherine's play d'oh castle.. with help from my mom

Colin seems to like to eat when he is actually hungry and not when he is being forced.. imagine that! He is now taking 5 - 5 ½ ounces every 4 hours, he still needs a middle of the night bottle just for a little while longer. Once he gets up to 5 ½ -6 ounces a bottle, we can get rid of it.
Colin’s weight gain is on track with a regular 6 month old, it’s just that he needs to gain more so he can catch up a little at a time.

Saturday Matt and I had a day date. My mom came over to watch the kids while we went out just the two of us. It is nice to get out of the house and reconnect on a husband and wife level, not as mommy and daddy for a little while. It was a great stress relief. We went out to lunch in downtown, then to the classic art museum, then out for drinks on a patio, it was such nice weather.
That night we watched football, and followed the A&M vs. Tech game on the computer. We weren’t televised, but we should have been, we actually won!

Katherine did the funniest thing.. we were playing hide and seek, and she was doing a really great job of hiding. She was doing such a great job, she didn’t want to leave her hiding spot, even though she needed to go potty… needless to say, she had her 1st accident in a long time. Man she is competitive!

Sunday we took both kids on an outing. We went to the nature preserve over by our house. Matt and Katherine found lots of interesting insects and we had a nice walk, the four of us together. Katherine though was disappointed when she figured out there was no playground at the nature preserve. So when we got back home, I took Katherine to the playground for awhile and let her run off all her energy.

This week marks a very big week for Colin, Thursday will be 6 weeks from his surgery and his restrictions are LIFTED OFF!
He will now be able to:
- Go out in public places, just for us to use our best judgment due to the flu season
- Be picked up again under his arms!!! Yeah, he is TOO big to be cradled like a baby!
- Have tummy time again. Which we were doing this weekend, working on crawling. He wants to real bad, he can go from sitting up to on his belly, he moves his arms and legs, but nothing happens yet.
- Be a 6 month old baby with no restrictions, he has always had restrictions since he was born, so this is nice.

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