Oct 21, 2008 - Colvin's, Family    No Comments

The man sleeps anytime, anywhere

Carson is unique. Anyone that has met him knows that. His problem? He is a mix of Connor’s brains and brawn and Carter’s excitability and infinite energy. Case in point. I managed to survive the weekend all alone with the boys as Barbie went out and played scrapbooking heiress in sunny Cornwall. ;-) Back to my point …. Carson got up around 6:30am and lasts until 9 or 9:30 at night. Insane. What did I do with him all day? Hockey, baseball, and soccer all on the road outside but noooooo … nothing wears him out.

So I sit with him and watch sports on tv when it gets late. He usually screams at the top of his lungs when there is a home run or a goal scored. On Saturday he did a pain-inducing scream (happy scream) when there was a goal and then decided to yell some more on the floor where the blanket was. Well, about no more then two minutes later he seemed oddly quiet. The reason? He simply just passes out like turning out a light switch.

Yesterday night? Barbie was giving Carson some hard love and kept telling him to go back to his room as it was passed 9pm and he needs to go to sleep. Barbie heard some door opening and closing and some chatter at the top of the stairs. After a while she went upstairs into his room and he wasn’t there!! She then went into our room where the boys were asleep (nightly ritual after reading) and found Carson spread out amongst his brothers! Hilarious!! It’s hard to tell but Carter and Connor are usually right beside each other. Obviously Carson decided that wasn’t fair and Carter eventually had to find some more space to his liking.

Anyway, I need to go to sleep. More pics tomorrow.

Bye.

Oct 9, 2008 - Carson, Carter, Connor, The Boys    No Comments

Boy Talk

First off let me say Happy Birthday to my Big Bro Craig. I won’t say how old he is but let’s just say he is over 20.

Hope you had an awesome day! (Cheque is in the mail.)

I just wanted to send out a quick post about the boys. All is well except for Carson being bitten in the eye this week. Yes the eye!! Can you believe that? He apparently wouldn’t give up a toy at daycare and when he walked away the other child went to get the toy. Carson went in to the turtle position (a Colvin tradition honed by years of running away from a fight.) and the kid bit him on the eye. It was a nasty bite. I am talking about 1/4 of his eye circumference was red/black. Nasty!! Nasty! I will try and get a picture of it for the police forensic files. ;-)

Hockey is quite the king here in Colvin-land. Here are some shots of Carson now getting in the action (he is mis-labelled as he is using Carter’s old helmet). What a bunch of dudes!

This is a shot of Connor putting on one of the neighbour’s pads. He really enjoys playing goalie for sure.

King Connor in net! Hamming it up for the camera.

Carter loves hockey. This is a really nice shot of him passing it out front.

Carson is amazing looking even with the hockey mark on his nose. (he fell down the stairs at the hockey rink on Mom’s watch I might add!!) ;-)

Ok, so I come upstairs looking for Carson and I find him up in the boy’s bedroom with the santa hat on. He is of course armed with a bat of some type. He is so dang cute!!

Better run. I will send out a separate email to family for more picassa pictures.

Bye.

Oct 2, 2008 - Carson, Colvin's, Family    1 Comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARSON!!! 2 YEARS YOUNG!!

Carson is 2 years old today. I still can’t believe that. It really has gone fast for sure.

He got up around 7:15am today which was nice … oh wait! We woke him up at that time! :-)

First thing was to round up the boys on the bed and open the presents from everyone. Carter of course was really excited as usual.

A quick song of Happy Birthday .. well sort of. But it’s cute listening to Carson say it!!

Carson really loved his Ugly Doll that Uncle Craig sent. Nice and ugly and cuddly! Good choice!

I ran out last night and got Carson a little Mega Block track which is kind of neat. It was a huge as everyone played with it right up until we went to school.

And finally. Mr. Cool-guy really loves his new toque (or as they say out here ‘hat’ … I will never get used to that. It’s not a hat. A hat is something you wear on your head that isn’t specifcally made to keep your head warm in Canada. Trust me. Get over it … I will never say ‘hat’ when describing a toque. Ok … I am done ranting about Eastern and Central Canada slang. Ok … not done … even Wikipedia backs me up.)

Ok … time to go to bed. I will send out some Picasa links to the family later on.

Hope everyone had a great day. Bye!

Oct 1, 2008 - Carson    No Comments

Sleeping beauty

Carson is quite the sleeper when he finally does go to sleep. We have been having a lot of trouble with him lately as he doesn’t go to bed until 9pm or so!! We have cut back his nap time but so far no difference. Sigh!! Oh well at least he sleeps through the night.

Speaking of night, I came upstairs last night only to find Carson asleep in the middle of the hallway!!!! I almost tripped over him! He is really crazy let me tell you.

I better go to sleep as typing this on my ipod Touch is tiring!!! (first post using the wordpress application ….. Not bad!)

Night!!

Sep 28, 2008 - Colvin's, Family    No Comments

Back at Work

Wow. It’s been a long time. I am wondering if any one will even read this given how much time it has been since I wrote a post.

For those loyal readers I am promising that you will see multiple posts during the week starting now. :-)

So let’s get in to it. How are things going around here? Crazy times are being guided by crazy people. Who is the craziest lately? I would have to say Carson of all people. He is the most polite dictator one could ever ask for in the world. He has this nice booming deep voice when he does it though which is hilarious.

There are many examples but the best is just him YELLING at the top of his lungs when he wants something done for him. (apparently his legs don’t work when ascending/descending stairs … we should see a doctor I guess … ;-) )  Pizza being ordered by Carson? (He yells it!) Toast? (voice on LOUD when he asks until you get it.) Bananas? (‘Na-Na!! Daddy! Na-Na!!’ …. Dad retrieves Banana for Carson and hands it to him. ‘Dank-U!!!!’)

You get the idea. I was just interrupted a few minutes a go to play blocks with him. He will stand and yell at the top of his lungs until you acknowledge him or better yet go with him. Sigh. He has Connor’s size, Carter’s voice, Connor’s stubborness and both of their athleticism. We are in severe trouble.

But with all these things he is the most polite kid in the world. Always saying thank you and ‘please’, puts his dishes away if you can believe it and generally cleans up after himself.

Here are some recent pictures of him. The first two are shots of him eating his favourite food pizza.

Being the ham that he is, of course when a camera is pointed at him he will pose. Nothing else to add. ;-)

When all is said and done he will retire to the table for some extra food which is usually a messy event. When that does happen we sometimes strip him down to keep his clothes clean at least. Needless to say he is quite the little dude in his Pampers. :-)

How are the other boys doing? Great! Carter has COMPLETELY changed since school has started. It’s amazing what a good qualified teacher does for someone. (and yes Mrs. ‘X’ from last year …. you need to find another job.) Carter actually wants to go to school. He sings a lot more at home because his teacher does that a lot when they are learning colours or cleaning up. The at-home experience is awesome because he is so happy (if that is possible) all the time. And well hockey??? He loves it and can’t get enough. Hopefully we can get some more ice time for him during the Fall as it kills him to see Connor go to hockey all the time.

 These are some pictures that some of you have seen after Carter’s first hockey practice ever!! Over 60 kids on the ice at one time is amazing. The increase in the players is really amazing compared to when Connor was in the 5 year old group. (Note the Oilers jersey of course!!)

Last but not least is Connor. Here is a picture of him going to school on his first day of Grade 2. Note the tan and the smile! He also has an awesome teacher who we met this week for the annual teacher/parent start of school BBQ. She is a younger teacher for the split class Connor is in and really enjoys challenging him. She says that Connor is her ‘runner’ for things as he always is finished his homework early in class and needs to be looked after. (i.e. so he doesn’t get in trouble for talking.) So he runs and gets her printouts from the printer etc which is cool. Oh by the way that reminds me of a story from the interview. We are late to meet the teacher (of course …. we thought it started at 5:30 but in fact ended at 5:30 … oh well) but she is very nice to us as we talk to her. I asked Connor to show me his desk and he did. It’s over right beside the teacher’s desk … alone …. no one else around him. (all other desks are mated together in the classroom.) Why are you over here Connor? He pauses for a second and simply says ‘I talk too much.’ Oh well, at least he is honest!!! :-)

I am very proud of him as he is a very smart kid and excels in school. As we were walking up the stairs to his classroom (3rd floor which is exciting for him) we saw Mrs. Chartrand (his Grade 1 teacher) and she said “Are you sure you don’t want to come in to my class Connor?’ Connor laughed and went up the stairs but she then said something very telling. “I miss him dearly. He is such a great kid.” Wow!! That floored me. It just shows that a GREAT teacher can have a lifetime impact on people. (for me Mrs. Gelner for some reason sticks in my brain. A.E. Perry school Mom if I remember correctly.) Mrs. Chartrand actually sent Connor a postcard from Texas where she visits her parents and at first I thought she sent it to all of the kids but I think it’s only for a select few.

Anyway, we have to run out to Ashley’s ‘house’ for her birthday party. Then come back and go to another party Connor has. Sigh. Another typical day here in our lives.

Hope everything is well in your neck of the woods. Talk to you later this week.