Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Year's

This post is a little out of order, but that's what happens when you are trying to catch up from several months. For New Year's Eve, we went to our friends' John and Christine's. Cole slept peacefully in their room until people started banging pots and pans. This is him looking dazed and confused about the festivities. 
We hiked up New Year's Day to Yellowfork. We actually saw some mountain bikers despite the ice on the trail. The lack of snow was a sharp contrast to last year. 
Cole is giving kisses to Aunt Sarah. I am so sad he doesn't do that anymore. If I want kisses, he just offers me his cheek so I can kiss it. 
The aunties returning the favor, and Colee looking a bit claustrophobic. 
Lots of

Winter in March

We finally got a dumping of snow, just when we were excited for Spring. Cole played in wonderment until he tripped in his too large snow boots and face-planted. 
 In the afternoon, we took him sledding for the first time and he wasn't too keen on the idea. The snow in the face was still fresh on his mind from the morning.
 And then Granny Lehmitz decided to pull him up the hill on the sled, resulting in Cole falling off and face-planting once again. 
 Notice Sterling is the smiling one, Cole is a little terrified in all the pictures. 
 Everyone decided to bury Grandma and Cole sat upon this live snow woman.
 Then his uncles and aunt decided to bury Cole. He tolerated it for some time and then decided he was finished. Better luck next year with Cole liking snow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Big "One"

We had a great birthday bash for Cole over at our house to celebrate his first birthday. Both sides of the family came to enjoy the festivities. We were nice and cozy in our tiny living room, but we were grateful for all the relatives that came to celebrate Cole's life. I had fun putting together a slideshow and banner for the first year of his life. We also took a little quiz to see who knows Cole the best. Cole was thoroughly spoiled by all, and really enjoyed opening his presents.
This is Cole the day before his birthday, giving kisses. Now, unfortunately, if I ask for kisses, he just gives me his cheek. He no longer gives them, he just receives. 
Cole's uncles and aunt enjoying their food. 
The theme for the party was "construction" or rather, "destruction." Sterling was the only one that actually took the challenge and constructed something out of his food. 
The cake was very rich, Devils food with caramel frosting and oreos. Talk about a sugar overload!
The birthday boy in his hardhat. 
Cole tried to grab the candle on his cake, but we helped him blow it out before he burnt himself. He needed a little prodding to grab some of the cake and eat it, so his Uncle Michael smashed Cole's hand into it, and the rest is history.
Messy, messy! Cole had a bath immediately after.
Happy after a belly-full of sugar. 
It looks like Uncle Sam and Aunt Rebecca are more excited about Cole's presents than he is. 
Colster with Cousin Ana, Aunt Jasmin, and Cousin Bentley.

Cute Colbert

Here's some more pictures from January. 
Cole practices good dental hygiene with Mamma.
Sticks never get old.
We love Colbert in the bowtie! Thanks, Elise.
Unpacking all the dvd's. This is usually a daily occurrence.
Cole has a fascination with sitting in baskets his size.
Eating the cake batter for the birthday cake. 
Visiting Uncle Torrey and Aunt Wendy and all their kids in Idaho Falls. Emma, Collin, Hannah, Cole, and Mckell. Cole is lucky to have second-cousins that are about his age. 


It's interesting to be blogging about Christmas in May,  but I am determined to catch up. We really enjoyed spending time with family and seeing Cole try to unwrap presents. 
Here is Cole with Grandpa and Granny Andersen. It's such a great picture, too bad it's out of focus. 
A sippy cup to further the weaning process. 
Christmas day in the new sweater. 
Cole was really tired opening presents at Grandpa and Grandma Boren's. It was naptime.

Jenifer got a pretty necklace from Megan.
Blake with a fitting expression on his face after receiving the gun from Justin and Mya. That wouldn't really be on my wish list. 

Twinners from Banana Republic. 

I had a really hard time getting one good picture of all the cousins. Bentley and Cole are trying to kiss. 
Cole loved his Bullseye rocking horse that he got from Uncle Blake and Aunt Jasmin. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Moment for the Midget

Here's some random pictures of Cole when he was about ten months old. He gets into everything!

Kitchen utensils are his favorite toys.

He always unpacks Mamma's jewelry box. 
Cuddling with the animals during naptime.
Berrilicious smoothie!