Monday, January 17, 2011

Ice Skating Lessons

We signed Colton up for ice skating lessons for 9 weeks.  His first lesson was on Saturday.  We figured we needed a winter hobby so he wouldn't get stir crazy.  Casey thought he was going to have to out with him, but  luckily for Case, they had enough instructors that he didn't have to go.  You should have seen some of those little guys and girls.  They were hopping and twirling like they had had skates on their entire life.  They were all walking around in their skates like they had tennis shoes on.  Sweet boy was pretty shaky, but it was his first lesson, and I know I wouldn't have done any better.  There are rinks all around the town, so Casey has been taking him out for some extra practice.  

Colton getting ready to go out onto the ice for the 1st time.
Getting a little help.  Casey was glad he didn't have to go out with him.  There were 3 year olds out there that would have skated circles around him.
Woops!!!  Those beach legs aren't use to the ice, yet.
They gave him a walker to help him.  By the end of practice time, he skated from one side of the rink to Casey.  We were very proud of him.  
We took him to a rink in town and Casey practiced with him.
They are both upright, so that was a good sign.
"Whoa, hang on to me, Daddy!"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

War Eagle and a little dancing.

My second alma mater, Auburn University, played in the National Championship game Monday night.  It was so good to be able to watch the Tigers play and WIN!!!!!  It was definately a nail-biter, but worked out for us in the end.   WAR EAGLE!!!

Rooting on the Auburn Tigers in the National Championship Game!!!!

Goofin' around on the steps.  It's 10 degrees below and my children still don't like to wear clothes!!!
Chase chillin' in Colton's recliner.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010

We got to spend Christmas in Chattanooga this year with my family.  Boy, it was a long 15 hour drive from Minnesota to TN, but it was worth it!!!  We got to spend time with family and I got to see some old friends that I used to teach with at Tyner.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful family on both sides. Christmas was so much fun this year because Colton actually "got" what was going on!   He asked Santa for 2 things this year that he would not be quiet about:  A Thomas the Train Misty Island Rescue Set and a Thomas Flashlight that follows when you shine the light on the ground.  Thanks to "Santa" Gram and Papa and "Santa" Nana and Papaw, both those wishes were fulfilled and as you will see in the videos that follow, he was more than super excited!!!!

Chase at home in MN before we left to go to TN.
Christmas Eve after church at my parent's house.
Chase didn't understand that the cookies were for Santa and not him!

Santa came!!!

Chase eating his favorite Christmas snack - sausage balls!!!!  Yummy!
Colton got Thomas pj's.  His favorite!!!
A great gift for Casey for when he snowblows!!!

Papa reading Chase his new book.
Christmas brotherly love!  I'm sure one of them ended up screaming soon after.
We got to eat at Cracker Barrel.  There is only one in MN and it is 40 minutes away.  Can you imagine!!!  I think I drank about 4 glasses of sweet tea and ate way too many cornbread muffins.
I also got to meet up with 2 of my old friends from when I taught at Tyner, Amy and Kyone.  We were known around school as the reverse oreo because we were always together during breaks or inservices.  To get the true meaning, Kyone should be in the middle.  Hee hee hee!!
Santa even came to our house back in MN!!  Colton was so excited!!!
Chase not happy that 2010 was almost over.  Maybe it was the onsie!   Happy 2011 everyone!!

Colton's First Year


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