Saturday, December 31, 2005

Boys month by month - 2005

I pulled photos from each month that had both boys - harder than I thought to find pics of the 2 of them together and looking 1/2 way normal :) Enjoy the look back on this year! The first picture is from January, the last is December.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Colin and his nebulizer

Colin and his inhaler, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

We've managed to avoid the nebulizer for almost a year - but Colin had a major asthma attack today that had us in the doctor's office. He's going to start taking preventive meds, instead of just rescue meds. Right now, he'll be taking 5 days of steroids & nebulizer treatments every 4 hours. The doctor initially thought he'd have to be hospitalized, but thankfully the treatments seem to be doing the trick.

He's such an amazingly good sport about it all. The doctor kept exclaiming what a wonderful kid he was, and how it was so great that even though he was in serious respiratory distress, he was still charming and polite. He was flirting with the nurse, laughing with the doc, and struggling to breathe all at the same time!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Tired Boy

Tired Boy, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

He was excited about Christmas, but his brother woke him up much earlier than he would have woken on his own.

Faith Hill CD

Faith Hill CD, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Colin received the latest Faith Hill CD for Christmas. Can you tell how much he loves her? LOL

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Colin & Nate w/Stockings

Colin & Nate w/Stockings, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Emptying their stockings on Christmas morning.

Colin and Santa's Snack

Colin and Santa's Snack, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Colin & Nate chose to leave Santa a hard boiled egg (he needs protein for energy, you know!), carrots for the reindeer, and Daddy talked them into leaving a Coke instead of the hot tea with milk they wanted to leave. Colin was a very tired boy by the time we put out the snack!

Christmas Eve Pajamas

Christmas Eve Pajamas, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

This is about 10 minutes before bed on Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Family Portrait

family2, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Christmas Eve, 2005. At least 3 of us look nice. We took a bunch of shots, this was the best.

Bo & Melanie

PC240082, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Colin took this picture - He posed us just this way and I love the way it turned out. He's quite the little photographer!

Nate Christmas Eve

PC240127, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Nate also chose a gift from Uncle matt to open on Christmas Eve. He was very excited to open a book full of construction trucks!

Colin / Dinosaur Book

dinobook (3), originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Colin has been coveting this book (Encyclopedia: Prehistoric Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-up) for months! He chose one gift to open on Christmas Eve and it happened to be this book from his Uncle Matt. He is thrilled (can you tell?) LOL!

Colin on Christmas Eve

Colin on Christmas Eve, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

How can you not want to KISS that face?

Friday, December 23, 2005

Visit to Santa

Visit to Santa, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Colin & Nate were very serious about sharing their lists with Santa Claus this year. Colin wanted a rechargeable flashlight and Nate wanted a friend for his stuffed lamb, Mickey.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Herr Drosselmeyer

herr, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

We attended a performance of the Nutcracker a couple weekends ago. The boys enjoyed the ballet and I loved this ornament!

I hope someone brings a professional staging of this ballet locally in the next couple years. The children who put on this ballet did a wonderful job, but it was clearly an amateur performance. Perfect for the boys' first ballet, however.

Happy Kids

boys2tree, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

Thrilled that Christmas is only a few days away!

Christmas Tree

colintree, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

We finished decorating the tree today! Yea! It still feels funny not to have a real tree this year - but this one will last longer!

The boys had a blast helping decorate and looking at all the ornaments we've given them.

Cracks me up

boystree1, originally uploaded by mellyrose.

This picture cracks me up. I was trying to get a nice pic of both boys and Nate was acting very silly and refusing to stand still. He finally did - but you can see his brother isn't sure if he will stay put. LOL