Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday to our little boy!

A Boy is...
Scuffed up knees, a freckled nose
with dimples here and there.
A daring, caring, sharing heart
a mass of tousled hair.
Boundless curiosity
the spirit to explore.
Two twinkling eyes, a smiling face
and energy galore!
A love of life, a bit of sass,
a source of untold joy.
A wonderment,
a dream fulfilled
God's miracle...a BOY

(author unknown-

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Rosenau Family Golfer

This year Doug volunteered some time at the PGA Championship which was held nearby in Chaska.

This meant that Collin and I were also able to attend one of the practice round days for free. I am not a big golf fan, but even I was impressed with the arrangements at the Hazeltine course where the event was held. Since it was just a practice day, the golfers were also very laid back and sociable. Collin was able to collect some autographs and enjoy golf at its finest!

If you ask Collin, Daddy was "working with Tiger Woods"....Neither Collin nor I saw Tiger Woods...he practiced each day before we are even out of our pajamas. Daddy, however, did indeed "work with Tiger Woods" on the final day of the event in his role as volunteer Gallery Control, Special Teams...which meant he closed off his assigned area to spectators as the golfers walked through. Collin and I did not care too much about missing Tiger though...because we got to see the Rosenau family golfer!

In previous posts, I have referenced Collin's love for golf. In particular, there is an instructional golf DVD by golfer Tom Lehman (aka "man hits ball") that we have at home which Collin enjoys regularly. Now imagine Collin's surprise when he got to actually meet Tom Lehman...the "man" himself!

"Man hits ball" actually hitting the ball!

Tom, myself and Collin...I think he's a bit star struck!

Now that Tom Lehman is a "real" person, his previous nickname of "man hits ball" seems to be put to rest. Instead, Collin now says "Tom Lehman" in a very precise, serious way that is just adorable! The best part, of course, was watching Collin thoroughly enjoy himself!

Feeling right at home....walking the grounds and holding his souvenir golf ball....

Thanks to the PGA "fore" the fun day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday party fun...

It seems like everyone is growing up these days...

As we get ready for Collin's third birthday later this month, here are some pictures from our friends, the Hammill family, as their little boy JJ celebrated his second birthday in August.
My, how time flies!

The park made a great place for the kids to run and roam. Rolling down hills and playing football were some of Collin's favorites!

After painting his very own wooden car, might as well keep the shirt off for some messy but delicious cake!