Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kyle is showing off his walking skills in this one. We also have a "Little People" we call Uncle Mikey - you'll see why : )

Kyle's favorite toy - his FP zoo. He loves to find the animals and listen to their sounds. I don't know how he knows who they all are, but he does!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Random Stories

Kyle's now a rock star walker and he cruises all around the house - never wanting any help (tear). The funniest to me is when he'll walk into the kitchen to get the food he wants. He knows exactly where everything is and just what he wants. He tries to open the fridge to get his yogurt or an apple, he pulls his pudding off the shelf. The other day, I was in the dining room, and I look up to see Kyle walking out of the kitchen with a bag of beer nuts! I don't even know where they came from or why he thought he wanted them, but he knew!! He's definitely a Colburn - he loves his food even if he is a little peanut.

We try to go the park as often as possible esp. before the blizzard of winter is upon us. These next 2 stories are about other little ones we've seen at the park, but they made me smile, so I thought I'd pass them on. First was just yesterday. When we got to the park there were 3 little boys (about 4 y.o.) playing together. Shortly after we arrived, another little boy (a friend they all knew) came over. Well, one of the original kids had on a much desired watch and kid #4 wanted it bad. He started crying and throwing a fit to which his mom told him his options were to stop crying and have fun or keep crying and go home. The boy thought for a minute, stomped across the park, and said, "I'm going in a time out." Good solution, but didn't last - about 15 min. later he was pitching another fit and had to leave - poor thing!

Second happened a while ago. We went to the park after dinner and had the place to ourselves. Then a dad came by with his 2 little girls. The first little girl came over and started playing with Kyle - she was probably about 3. She turned to me and said, "I was born in Russia." I told her something about how neat that was. Then she asked, "Where did he (Kyle) come from?" How boring to have to tell her, Milwaukee. A little while later she reveals, "I was adopted." I tell her how special that is, and she continues to describe to me, much to her dad's astonishment, how the mom whose tummy she grew in didn't have enough money to raise her so her new mom and dad had to come get her and bring her here. How sweet to hear her explanation and know the love her parents have for her!

So, we definitely love the park - very entertaining. It's amazing to watch Kyle as he discovers every little thing - leaves, kids, trucks - it's all new and awe inspring to him. Below are some recent pictures from the fall. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Catching up

It's been a little while, so I thought I'd fill you all in on what's going on "Up North". For those that don't know, I had knee surgery a week ago. I had my mom here to help and she was a true blessing. She's back in GA and we miss her! I'm hobbling around now, without crutches, and doing pretty well. I'm very lucky that Kyle loves to read - we spend a lot of time just sitting and reading books which is easy on me. In other exciting news, Kyle has started walking! He took his time and we enjoyed him being a 'hipster', but he is now a full blown toddler. He's also in the middle of dealing with evil teeth. About a month ago, his lower gums were swollen like jawbreakers. We thought for sure he'd be getting his molars any day, but of course they're still not here. His upper molars did come in, making the tooth count jump to 9 - 6 on top and 3 on the bottom. He certainly doesn't follow the book with teeth making. We've had some fun sleepless nights these last few days, so we're hoping the 3 bottom ones hurry up and arrive soon!! In the midst of all the craziness, Kyle still amazes us - he's pretty smart and we're wondering where that came from...He has this little people zoo set with 26 animals and I can ask him for a specific animal and he hands it to me. Even the walrus, quail, and uriel (whatever that is). We're definitely in Fall mode up here. The weather is getting cold (we're missing the south!!) and the Halloween decorations are out. Kyle has found a favorite white pumpkin that he carries around. Hope you all are enjoying Fall!

Kyle's brown bear - he loves him!
Our little walker!
The bookworm.
Kyle will not be a tiger for Halloween this year!
15 months old!!