Time for Suzanne‘s weekly link-up! I’m not sure why everyone is so tired this week – except we raced back from vacation and smack back into reality with barely a blink in between. Mommy says vacation was much more relaxing prior to kids… and that close proximity to me and Cole for the week may mean that Uncle Matt won’t be racing towards parenthood! We had a good time, even if it wasn’t the most restful. The boys had fun assembling and disassembling their toy train rails while the girls play with their tea sets and small houses.
The only time I got to rest during the day was spent mostly browsing doll houses on Product Expert for my niece’s upcoming birthday. I promised her last year that we would get her this very cute sesame-street-inspired tiny house and I have to find it fast as the dollhouses are quickly getting out of stock at the local toy gift store.What a week!
Cole went to tot open gym at the local elementary school and got to play with tons of toys.
That was a pretty tiring morning, so I went to take a nap while Cole and Daddy went to the game room.
And Cole built a rocket ship with his magna tiles.
We spent ALL day in the car coming home on Tuesday, and I napped. Mommy was not really thrilled that I was wide awake when we got home, because *she* was pretty beat.
We jumped right back into regular life on Wednesday – Daddy went to work, Cole went to school, and then we hit up McDonalds for lunch and to play.
I’m still kind of too little for the play space, but I do like hanging out with Cole anyway. Also? I’m a big fan of french fries!
I was so happy to see Daddy when he got home from work!
This was 2AM. Mommy does this thing where she waits for me to fall asleep and then takes a picture; she’s kind of a stalker. This 2AM wake up might be why this is the ONLY picture from Thursday – we were tired!
I am almost a year old, so I’ve quit my morning bottle. Big girls use straw cups.
Big girls also climb up on rocking chairs all by themselves and rock so maniacally as to give their mommies heart attacks. At least in this pic I am *sitting* on the chair.
We will have a whole separate post on our trip to the botanical gardens – it might have been one of the highlights of Cole’s life.
He was *almost* as excited to meet Thomas as he was to meet Mickey last year. He *loved* the show!
It was really fun to see all of the trains set up.