Friday, March 19, 2010

more party pics

First Birthday Party!

After a bit of preparation, family arriving into town, and a pre-party nap, the moment arrived for celebrating Brennan's big birthday! March 6 (a few days early) we celebrated Brennan's 1st birthday. Both sets of Grandparents, Auntie KK, and 30 guests joined us for the mid-day celebration. Good food, a bounce house, cupcakes, TONS of presents, lots of smiles AND 60 degree weather in early March made for a fun-packed day. When it came to the cake-eating moment Brennan was VERY apprehensive, but after one taste of that sugary frosting, he was ALL in!! When it came to present opening, Brennan had a lot of little helpers. Thanks to them we did not have to sit there for 3 hours opening gifts, they reduced it to about an hour...thank goodness ;). To say Brennan is now spoiled is an understatement. And, although it was a perfect day, there were of course those things that made it even more memorable, like: Brennan falling out the back door at the beginning of the party, and 1/2 of our family getting the violent stomach flu we had earlier in the week!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Coast

We had a great weekend, spending time near Depot Bay with a group of 5 couples. Three of the couples have babies under 1, so it made for an exciting weekend! We rented a house that was perfect for everyone and had access to the beach. Despite the tsunami warning and a flu bug that spread to almost everyone, we had a relaxing time with some great memories.

Brennan and the other babies sure loved the beach. Brennan really wanted to sample a taste of the sand, and so he did...multiple times. And, Cj wondered why he had sand in his diaper even though we had not been to the beach ;)

The Park

When Brennan was born last spring, I could hardly wait until he was old enough to take to a park and PLAY. Well, that time has come! And with the weather just warm enough and no snow on the ground we took Brennan down to the Farewell Bend Park for some playtime. He loved climbing the rocks and, particularly, picking up the bark chips and attempting to eat them!

Photo Shoot

Mom decided to go crazy with her new camera, of course Brennan was the subject! These were taken in downtown Yreka.

Family Time, and a little Mommy/Daddy time!

Valentine's weekend we headed to Yreka for some Colt family time. Uncle Unc, Aunt Jody, and cousin Judah were visiting from Solvang. It was amazing to see how much Judah has grown and changed since we last saw him. Saturday Cj and I snuck off to Ashland for a night away at the Ashland Springs Hotel. Brennan had a great time hanging with Gigi, Popo and the fam. Sunday he even got to go to church, his favorite part was the singing. Then, he got a little restless and he and Popo went exploring!