Sunday, March 7, 2010

18 months

Collin Michael
18 months
Height: 32 inches (42%ile)
Weight: 23 lbs 12 oz (22%ile)
Head: 18 3/4 inches (46%ile)

Our sweet little Baby C is 18 months old. I may have mentioned before how different it has been for us the second time around. I feel like all of Will's "milestone" ages were carefully planned for and professionally documented. Collin turning 18 months went something like this:

Monday: Well-child check
Tuesday-Friday: Normal hectic week
Saturday: Pick Collin up from Kids Care at the gym to discover a RAGING case of pink-eye. In the car on the way to Mayo Express Care try to determine if Collin is 18 months old (minimum age to be seen) yet. Never registers that I took him for his 18 month well child check 5 days earlier.
Sunday: Go to blog Collin's 18 month stats and realize the most current picture I have of him is a month old. Take pictures. Email photographer about setting up a sitting over spring break.

I tell myself that our laid back approach will be good for him. Fingers crossed!


Lucky me! I got to spend the last week of February in Phoenix, AZ! A group of us for Riverside attended the Professional Learning Community Summit. For those outside of education, it is like a 4 day rock concert for nerdy teachers! It was so great to hear incredible speakers with a team of teachers inspired to move forward. The 60 degree temps were nice, too!

Danielle, Marie, Michelle and I at a restaurant in Tempe that Franny recommended.
The Riverside crew: Michelle, Malachi, Marie, Danielle, Will and I
I also happened to be in town to celebrate Kevin's 22nd birthday!

I stayed through the weekend to hang out with my family. They were bummed that I didn't bring "the babies" with me, but they let me stay anyway.

Mike survived 6 days with the boys. The house was still standing and pretty clean. I will say that the new bedtime routine I came home to was "sit on the couch and watch the olympics until everyone falls asleep" and Collin wasn't too happy with the transition back to sleeping in his crib. Everyone was happy and healthy! I can't complain!

Arthur's Eyes

President Elect Obama!!

Will's Travels

One of our goals is to show Will the world outside of our small town in Minnesota. Here is a record of his travels so far:

    Our Boys

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