Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
This time "roughing it" was keeping the children entertained, helping them to understand "taking turns" and making naptime and bedtime happen with any sort of success!
I have to say that Bryce is a trooper and he totally kicked Collin's butt in the "best sleeper" category. He napped and slept like a pro! Our dear son, on the other hand, struggled with both naptime and overnight sleep in the new and exciting environment. For those of you that spent time with us during Collin's infancy this should be no shock at all---after all, he did not sleep through the night until he was 13 months old. Now, at nearly 2 years old, he is a relatively stable sleeper at home and at daycare. This new camping atmosphere, however, changed all the rules! After some creativity with a drive around town, and a temporary return to co-sleeping for the weekend, our young man got some rest...and so did the rest of us!
What a weekend! The weather cooperated nicely, the kids did well, and the adults got to enjoy some good conversation around the campfire late into the night. We again got to be amazed by our little man and experience many firsts together! Again, thanks to the Neumann's for a great weekend!
Not to be outdone, Collin grew "taller" to keep up with the giraffes by sitting tall on Daddy's shoulders.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
We would not be adoring parents without starting our blog "retroactively" to when our family really began....
Here is one of our first official "family" pictures taken in Hawaii while we were pregnant with Collin. It was a fabulous trip and the first of our family travel experiences.
Since this first "family vacation" we have traveled to Florida several times to visit my dad and his wife. Although Collin has yet to swim in the ocean (cold!) he has enjoyed the ocean breezes, the great weather and the sandy beaches...he is quite the outdoorsman and loves being outside.
These days we "travel" to the park near our house several times a week, although we do have more adventurous trips planned for the remainder of the summer. This month we will be taking our first camping trip to Alexandria, MN and in August we will be traveling to Iowa to visit friends. We'll be sure to keep you all up to date on those excursions!