Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Quilt

So I took on a task of helping a friend who had lost her 6 year old boy last year to a tragic ATV accident. I made a quilt using all of his old clothes and then I had it put together and wrapped it up for her for an early Christmas present. Here is the finished result.

The finished quilt was 55"x68"
Some of the detail...
"In Loving Memory of Bryce Michael Baldwin"

Christmas Day

Well, I think Christmas this year was fun for all. Colin received so many (I think a little too many) presents, Chad got what he wanted and I made out as Santa was very good to me (Thank you honey). This year it was certainly all about Colin has he had so much fun opening the gifts. I think a little bit too much fun as once he was all done he asked "I want to open more, where are more presents?"

Presents and the tree.

Colin's stocking overflowing onto the couch. More popups.
The Lego Dump Truck from Santa The police semi truck from Mom and Dad

Santa left one more present in the Kitchen

It's an Excavator
"I can't wait to use it at Nana and Baba's"

Christmas Time

Well, Saturday, December 22nd we all went up to Erin's house for a Family Christmas party. We enjoyed so much wonderful food and the company was equally as wonderful. The kids played so well together and so did the adults. :-) Erin and Mark were the best hosts, they had the hot tub already, which in Colin's word "We need to get one of these big tubs". Then Erin even put together individual S'mores bags, just perfect for the campfire. Unfortunately the rain kind of sizzled the fire, but the microwave became the "temp" campfire for the kids. Seth brought up his Wii, which we ended up playing that into the night as it was so much fun. Even Colin had a blast at it.

Jane, Rorie, Kim (Rorie's Girlfriend)

Kiera (Ian's little one) being silly

I gotcha Rhiena (Ian's littlest)

Kiera and Colin playing house

Chad, Ian, Rhiena and Shalon

Lynsey, Erin and Brandon (Erin's Stepson)

Chad playing bowling on the Wii
Colin winding up...

and makes the strike.

This is what we see on the Wii.

Erin's beautiful tree.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Tree

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

The house all decorated

So the house is all ready for Christmas and the stockings are hung by the "sink" with care in hopes that Saint Hollister will soon be here. Hee! Hee!

Our little City... Living Room Decorations...
My snowman collection...
Our Stockings...
Coming down from the stairs...
The Tree...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Perfect Tree

Sunday we went out to our favorite tree farm in Boring, OR to get the family tree. We were so excited as it started to snow right when we got to the tree farm. Of course while we tried our hardest to get Colin to wear a coat he just wouldn't. Luckily we had a pullover on him to keep him some what warm.

We started at the back of the farm like we normally do as we find the best trees there. There are just acres of nobles for around $4 a foot. Colin spotted a tree and it was perfect, the trunk was straight as an arrow and almost 8 feet tall, so we grabbed it as we just knew that we would never be able to find it again if we left it behind. It took us all around 30 mins to get the tree.

Looking for the perfect tree.

Found it!

The very proud Colin and Daddy.

Trying to get a family picture.

Making sure Daddy cuts the tree down right.

Carrying out the tree.

Cutting down trees is hard work.

The tree up and decorated

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Playing Together?

After I picked up Colin from school today, he wanted to go play in his room. He asked if Kennedy could play as well, well of course that didn't go over very well once Kennedy started crawling (or attempting to crawl) towards his trains.

I see Trains....
"No Kennedy, you can't touch them"
"What did I do?"

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Writing Letters to Santa

On Saturday, December 1st we went to Goodnight Room off of Broadway for Storytime, writing letters to Santa, Cookies and Hot Cocoa. Colin was a little shy at first, but when it was time to write his letter he was all ready.

Reindeer Colin

Reading (listening) to the Christmas Mouse

Writing our letter to Santa

While we were sipping hot cocoa it began to snow. It didn't stick, but it made the Christmas feeling pretty strong.