All About Collin at 2 1/2 4.07

Collin's transition preschool class homework was to complete a poster "All About Collin." Collin had a great time filling in the blanks and picking out the pictures.
I am 2 1/2 years old. My favorite color is green. My favorite animal is kitties and lots of elephants! My favorite food today is grilled cheese. This is what I look like: (Picture of Collin). My family: (Picture below). The bathtub is one of my favorite places. When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad. My favorite thing to do is draw pictures, use glue, and send them in the mail. If I had one wish, I would wish for a big bike and a lawnmower.
Above is Collin's first family picture. He drew circles for each head and a line down from each circle for the body. Then things got a little crazy. But he told me who each person was ... I love that Taylor, Marley and Aunt Chrissy made it into his family!

Miles for Memories 4.14.07

We ran a 5K Fun Run on the beautiful shores of Bellingham Bay Saturday in honor of my grandfather and to support the Alzheimer Society of Washington. It was a gorgeous morning for a run!! After the run, the boys especially enjoyed the live band and bowls of orange slices, bananas and oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies! While Owen and Daddy danced, Collin did his fair share of people watching. Watching them, I was reminded again ~ I couldn't ask for anything more. : )


Full Moon = No Sleep for Mom/Dad

Sunday night Collin went to bed around 8:30 p.m. I stayed up late (11:30 p.m.) reading the current selection for book club (which I have yet to attend despite reading several of the books!). Then, much to my dismay, Collin woke up - WIDE AWAKE - at 1:00 a.m. "Ready to go downstairs???" "NO!!!"

Three hours later - after several times to the bathroom, glasses of milk, periods of silence and stirring, and much "talk about our day" - at 4:11 a.m., Collin finally closed his eyes and went back to sleep. He was up at dawn.

Last night, Monday night, he fell asleep on the drive home from Blossom (around 5:00 p.m.) and never woke back up ... skipped dinner, play, bath, missed the final basketball game. He was out for the count, and trust me, we TRIED to wake him! BUT, of course, he awoke at midnight ready to go.

Thankfully when it looked like we were in for another long night, at 12:54 a.m. Kevin took over, and the two rolled into Collin's room. I'm not sure how the night went because Kevin managed to keep Collin in his room until ... I heard a small voice next to be bed at 5:10 a.m. "Ready to
go downstairs?" Augh!

Collin laid on the floor waiting for me to get up for an hour, then crawled into bed with me until finally, at 6:30 a.m., I said, "Yes, I'm ready to go downstairs."

Teachers everywhere tell me that they observe the effects of the full moon on kids everytime it occurs. I've noticed it certainly more than once. But I have never seen Collin SOOO awake in the middle of the night as he was the past two nights or SOOO asleep as he was at 5:00 p.m. last night!!

Dear Lord, may we all get a bit of sleep tonight??