Monday, January 25, 2010

Last Saturday, Colby turned '1'. To celebrate the fact that her parents hadn't maimed or drastically damaged her mentally in the last year, we had a party for her. Here are a few pictures from her big day!

For her big day, she didn't ask for much. I think if she could talk, for her birthday she would have asked to be able to play with all things with buttons that she's normally not allowed to play with, like her mother's cell phone.

For the first time, I let her lick the beaters when making her birthday cake. It took her a second or two to understand the beauty of the 'licking the batter' system...but she was a pro once she got up and going.

For dessert after lunch, I even let her lick the icing off the beater.

Aunt Kori brought her the birthday crown to wear. The "Birthday Girl" shirt came from Grandma and Grandpa Rankin. She accessorized the outfit with her favorite Tylenol bottle.

Woohoo! It's my birthday!!!

Colby got these new wheels from Grandma and Grandpa McCormick. Amelia was giving her a push in her new ride.

OK...enough with pushing you! It's my turn for a ride!!

Today we eat cake!!!

At the end of the day, the person willing to read her a book is still her favorite person.
Thank you to everyone for making the trip and being with us on Colby's big day! We're very blessed to have such a loving family and we were so happy you could all be her to celebrate with us!
Love, Nick, Kelly, and Colby!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Colby: New Videos

Here's a few videos of Colby over the last couple of months. Sorry a couple of them are so old, but once I sat down and started watching them, a couple made me laugh; so, I thought I would share!

The first one is of Colby way back in October. At that point, she would take one or two steps from the couch into my arms, but she would get so nervous...almost like her first experience of stage fright!

Not the most fun video...but you gotta love the hat!

Colby laughing hysterically one morning before church at Allison! At this point, she was getting more confident in her walking.

This is from tonight. She gets going as fast as she absolutely can and then looks for something to crash into. On a side note, the goat she's carrying around is from her first shopping trip to "Over the Moon"...our kids specialty store in Effingham. I took her there on January 1st and she couldn't take it all in. She turned her head from one side to the other saying, "ooooohhhhhhh.....ooooooooooh" at all other colors and toys. Of all the things in the store, my child picked a goat. If we ask her, "where's bill goat?" she'll run and find him. If we ask her, 'where's mommy...where's daddy?", she looks at us dumbly. Shows you where we rank.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nerd-Fest 2010

So, I've had a couple of lecturing conversations with relatives over the last 24 hours from family members who are demanding updated pix of Colby. I'm sorry! But, it's like I told my sister Kim, the last two weeks have been a bit of 'nerd-fest' for me! First, I had, had, had to read Sarah Palin's autobiography (excellent, btw, for my friends who are 'to the right of the right'). Then, my mom bought me two follow-up novels for Christmas to Jane Austen's Pride &, my nose was buried in those until I finished them. However, that made me only want to watch the movie(s); so, spent two nights watching the Keira Knightley version (so that no one's wondering - I watched it didn't take me two nights to watch it once). Then, I called blockbuster to see if they had the A&E/Colin Firth/6-hour version to rent. They didn't have it to rent....BUT, they had it on sale for $10! So, I hightailed it to Effingham Monday night to buy it and spent Tuesday night and Wednesday night watching the 6-hour version of the movie (so that no one's wondering - I watched it once spread over two nights).

I don't think I have my nerd-fest done yet (I have the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age DVR'd); however, I will take 15 minutes over my lunch hour today to throw some pix of Colby out on the blog to let everyone know that she's alive, doing well, and that I promise I only resume my nerd-fest after she's gone to bed at night!!!

To those who have requested videos of Colby walking...I'll post them soon!



One of my favorite toys: the Tylenol bottle. Geesh...what does that say about my child?

Colby got two new booster seats for Christmas...she's trying out one of them here. Btw, Colby's first haircut is scheduled for next week.

Reading her very first Pottery Barn catalog...

Oh, oh...there's a little bit left from supper on the seat of my high chair...I better get it before mom gets over here with that washcloth to wipe it up. Once again, geesh, what does that say about my child?