Every evening Ronan begs Collin to play "guns" with him. For Christmas I got Collin a Nerf set that included four guns that shoot velcro-tipped foam darts, two velcro players' vests and two sets of protective eye gear. He and Ronan have so much fun running around the house shooting at each other. I just sit on the couch and laugh while they're playing.
"Look at me, Mommy!" "I shoot you, Daddy!"
Locked and loaded.
After Collin plays like he's been hit, Ronan approaches him and asks, "You OK Daddy?"
Every night we follow the same routine for Ronan's bedtime. First, changing into pj's, then brushing teeth, then story with Daddy in his room and finally, Mommy goes in with "Baby Yay-kum" to talk about the past day and do the nightly prayer. Ronan insists on having Latham under the covers with him while we do this final step.
We can always tell when Ronan is tired because his mouth goes into a sucking pose. Must be because he had bottles for so long - he finally gave them up in October! Cold turkey too - he was trooper. Of course when the camera comes out it's all smiles!
Before Christmas my friends and I had a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party which was hosted by our friend Carrie. She had made cupcakes for the kids to decorate, and they had a great time with the frosting and sprinkles - but the best part was eating their creations.
Altogether there were nine kids and five mommies!
Left to right - Danielle, Violet, Tyler and Ronan
Our gracious host, Cody and his Mommy.
The peanut gallery. Left to right: Samantha, Peyton and Latham Missing from the picture is Adeline.
Collin has been really good at getting out to take Ronan sledding in the evenings and weekends. It gives me a bit of a break - I only have to deal with Latham then, not both! It also is good for Ronan to get some one-on-one time with his Daddy. The excursions usually wind up with a trip to what Ronan calls "the ice cream cone store" (DQ).
All decked out in his sledding gear to hit the slopes...or at least the hills. Getting pulled around.So much fun!