February 25, 2013

A Visitor

My dad came to visit last Wednesday and Thursday.
Cole had an absolute ball. She loves her Pop-Pop!
We went out to eat a few times and Cole showed off her restaurant skills.
She's does really well, probably because she gets so much practice.
Other than that, we hung around the house so Cole could play with her grandpa. 

February 20, 2013

February 19, 2013

February 18, 2013

Cole :: 1 year

What a fast year! Our baby girl has officially entered her toddler days. We're having a milk and cookies birthday party for her in a few weeks with some friends and family. These days she runs around like a big kid, eats real food (she has 12 teeth!), and shows preferences for dolls and things with wheels. Cole loves to ride in wagons and swings.  She also loves to watch older kids play at the park and church, often trying to play along. She's an early bird who starts her day by 5 o'clock in the morning.

She's becoming more vocal. Currently, her favorite words are "dog" and "yes." She will point dogs out whenever she sees them on the street or in books. In the last month, Cole has become quite affectionate. She gives hugs freely to cats, dogs and babies. She's also become something of dancer and singer. She'll bounce when music is played and sings throughout the day and before bedtime.

Today we gave her two balloons. She's been toting them around the house and playing with them. It's so precious to see the simple pleasure she gets from new things. I hope her sense of wonder lasts throughout her lifetime!

We can't imagine a day without you, baby girl!  Happy birthday, Cole!


February 13, 2013

February 11, 2013

February 8, 2013

Pajama Party!

Last weekend Cole attended the second birthday party of a friend at YoLo. It was a pajama party.
She got some California tart yogurt with strawberries and bananas. And she loved with. No surprise.

February 6, 2013

The Gunther Magnet

Cole's been enjoying the magnetic alphabet set she got from her Pop Pop for Christmas. I found some magnetic boards that we hung at her level.
The space between our dining room and kitchen now serves as a mini play area in addition to an organization station.
Its kind of perfect. She also has a Gunther magnet that she loves. It makes me laugh.