Monday, September 27, 2010

Angels of Hope

A wonderful photographer and his wife, Kenny and Elizabeth Barnes, back in Wilmington started a wonderful charity in honor of their daughter, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.  The charity is called Women of Hope.  They are just two of the nicest people in the world with the strongest faith the the Lord.  I definately miss these 2 special people.  Before we left, we had the opportunity to have Chase photographed for a chance to be included in their very first Angles of Hope calendar with the proceeds going to the Women of Hope Charity.  We just found out that Chase was chosen to be in the calendar!!!  The angel that gets the most number of votes will be the on the cover of the calendar.  For $1.00 per vote, you can go to the link below and vote for our little doodlebug.  What a wonderful way to give back and help.  


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Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day of Preschool - Year 2

Today was the first day of Colton's 2nd year of Preschool.  His teacher's name is Ms. Molly and this is her very first year teaching.  Casey and I are a little bit nervous about that, but hopefully it will be ok.  I think we were just so spoiled last year by the 2 wonderful teachers Colt had that we have high expectations.  One good thing is that there is only 6 kids in his class, so he will get some much needed attention.  He told me when I picked him up today that he didn't do anything, but quickly changed that and said he did play on the playground and eat a snack.  I asked him if he learned a Bible story and he said yes that it was about Jesus.  That was a good generic answer.  

Cheezin' before we left for school this morning.
Little Brother had to get in the picture.

Chase wondering why brother is leaving him.

Walking in like a big boy.






Finding his name card.




Doesn't have a clue that Chase and I have left.  
Had to get him a treat for his first day.  McDonald's is the only place up here that has sweet tea!!!!    Can you imagine?!?!

Zoo

Saturday was such a nice day that we decided to go to the free zoo in St. Paul.  It had enough good animals to keep Casey and I entertained and it was a great value since Colt isn't totally into it, just yet.  They also had an amusement park there, so Colton got to ride some rides before we left.  We will most definately go back to the Como Zoo.  

This was a cool exhibit.  They have two polar bears with a stocked fish pond to mimic their natural habitat.  










Sleeping- so cute!!







I love the lions!  



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chase is 11 Months Old!!!

Our little guy is 11 months old today. I can't believe it has already been 11 months. We have been so busy and have had so many changes in his lifetime, already. What a happy little guy he still is. He is starting to get a teasing personality and loves to play peek-a-boo. We love you little doodlebug!!!!



College Football 2010 is here!!!

Yay for college football time!!! This kicks off the start of my most favorite time of the year up until Christmas is over. I hope we find a house, soon, so I can get all my Fall decorations out and get down to some serious football watching on Saturdays. I had to take these pics before we left NC and the movers packed our flag.


Chase was not being cooperative and Colt thought that was funny!!


My first tiger.


My baby tiger cub.


First Days in Minnesota

The first weekend we got here, Casey wanted to take Colton to see all the Nickelodeon things inside of Mall of America. Of course, we couldn't pass by some of the rides, since Colt's face was lit up like Christmas morning. He had so much fun and all of us were pooped by the time we left. Now, he tells me that Daddy's mall was fantastic!!! Where does he come up with these things?


Riding the Wonder Pets Flyboat.

Colton and Casey riding on the train rollercoaster.

What a trooper. I don't think these seats are meant for people who are 6'2".

Riding on Blue.

Colton's favorite ride. If you click on the picture you can see him screaming, but he said that this was his very favorite ride.

He was so excited he got to meet Dora and Boots.

Posing in front of a Backyardigan. You can tell he was over it.

We are running out of things to do in the apartment, since most of their toys are packed!!!






Last Days in NC

The boys and I spent our last days in NC very busy. Colton finished up summer session at preschool and Casey came home one last time, so we headed to the beach for a final fling. We are excited about our new adventures in Minnesota, but will definately miss all the friends we made in Wilmington. Hopefully, we will see you all again, soon.



We will miss you Wrightsville Beach!!! :(


Kind of a sad picture.


Colton's First Year

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