Friday, December 25, 2009

Cole's First Christmas

I know that Cole will have a better time next year, because he will understand the whole present thing better...but he had a pretty great time this year. Between the tree, ornaments, lights, and the train, he was good to go!

But more than the ornaments, he loved the beads that Mom hangs on her tree.

On Christmas Eve, Cole enjoyed the fondue....he would suck it off the asparagus that we would dip. But, I think that is also when he discovered that he LOVED asparagus! He liked the Martinelli's, but it was a little bubbly!

But most of all, he loves his Grandma and Grandpa!

Christmas morning was fun! I think Cole would have been just fine if he hadn't gotten any more gifts! He loved his Santa presents!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving--Fun (and then some...)

We went to Utah for Thanksgiving with Trent, Wendy, Noah, Jonah and Isaac this year. We had so much fun and Cole LOVED being with his cousins.

Cole, however, also loved to pick up a stomach/intestinal bug on the plane and proceed to pass it to everyone in the household (all but me...lucky!). It was a blast. Actually, despite everything, it really was!

We went to see the lights on Temple Square. It was freezing, but we had a great time. And BYU had just beat was a fun night!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Random Cole

In the attempt to catch up with the are a few photos of Cole.

This is Cole outside for the first time in the snow. He is not sure what to think! It probably didn't help that his cousin Luke's coat was way too big! But hey, it will be perfect next year! (9 months)

Cole and his path of destruction...notice how pleased he is with himself! (9 months)

Cole and the boys watching BYU Football! He actually is really mesmerized by football games! (10 months)

Could he be cuter? Seriously? (10 months)

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thanks to Aunt Micah, Cole was the cutest frog in town!

He had no idea what was going on, but he thought he looked pretty awesome. (Yes, he is kissing himself...this is a frequent occurrence!)

Seriously, could he be cuter?! :)

Next year, he will have a better time!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Trip to Dallas

We took our first family trip to Dallas in October. We went to see Jon's Granny and aunts and uncles. We had a blast. Cole loved Granny and really love Uncle Wade's bald head! He had a great time playing with new toys and meeting new people who thought he was great. He definitely took the opportunity to show off a little!

The flight was better than both Jon and I expected. He slept for about half of it both ways and then was a little crazy while he was awake. Good thing he loves books and apple juice!

Not only did we hang out with family (and had great food!), but we enjoyed the warm weather and went on walks, went to the pumpkin patch (Cole wasn't too sure what to think of it!)...

and went to see my cousins, Laura and Jeremy and their kids. After Cole warmed up, he loved to tag along after the kids.

We had a great time in Dallas and hope to go back soon. Cole loved to meet his relatives and of course, being the center of attention.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Phone Videos

Here are some videos from my phone. I am sure that they are not good quality at all, but I think you can still tell what a cute boy Cole is even if it is pixely! Some of these are pretty old, but we still haven't figured out our video camera. One request, please ignore (as much as you can) and forgive my stupid voice on the clips. Yikes...

This is Cole very much enjoying his lunch!

Phone Video 2

Here is #2.

This is Jon and Cole getting each other.

Phone Video 3

Here is #3. For some reason, Cole really liked our COLD walk!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cole and Joseph

Cole thinks Joseph, his cousin, is pretty awesome. Now that he can crawl, he tries really hard to keep up. But one day he was happy just watching Joseph throw his cars and chase after them.

He thinks his Oma is pretty awesome as well!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Cole is SO close to crawling! I can't wait for him to figure out how to move his arms! I know, I know, I might regret saying that! But he gets frustrated trying to get places when he can't. Sometimes he gives up and belly flops (becuase he hasn't figured out the arms yet!) and then acts like he is high-centered and kicks like a frog!

Dressy Cole

One of my friends from work gave us some of her son's old clothes (Thanks Sam!). There was some really cute stuff in there and this outfit was one of them! Could he be cuter?

He has started to scrunch his nose a little when he smiles and make new faces. He has the cutest personality and is becoming quite social. He even gives courtesy laughs to people! (Mostly me... :)) Here are some of his faces.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tara and Micah's Visit

Tara and Micah came to visit the last weekend in July. We had a great time and Cole loved his aunts! It was cute-he always reached for Micah and would always have to have at least a hand on Tara's arm.

We played tennis (tried to...), went swimming, went out to dinner, played Ticket to Ride and just had a great time! I wish my siblings lived closer; that way we could have fun all the time and Cole could know his cousins!
We are excited for Thanksgiving when we can go see Trent and Wendy and the boys! I have a feeling that Cole will think Isaac is great (and maybe learn a few marauding tips!)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cole's First...

It has been a while since I have attempted to get this going. But Cole has done a few new things recently and we thought that it would be fun to share!

Cole and I went swimming for the first time last week! I made sure he was well covered in sunblock, but then forgot to put any on myself! So, mom suffered later! :) Cole wasn't sure what to think of it at first, but once I put him in his starfish floaty, he liked it. There were two other little kids at the pool and a 2-year-old named Micah would take Cole on trips around the little kiddie pool and bring him back to me. Cole thought Micah was pretty cool!

So, this is a picture of Cole in his swimming duds! I will get some actual swimming pictures when I have someone else with me!

The next first was Cole's first haircut! I know, he is only 6 months old, but he needed it! He was such a good boy and only got concerned when the gal got the clippers out to trim his sideburns. Yes...he has sideburns. He takes after his dad! Jon and I think that he will need to start shaving when he is 6 or 7! :)

It was a cute place. They had little cars and tvs for the kids to watch at each station. He really needed a haircut because he had started look messy all the time, but he now looks like a little boy instead of a baby! I have to admit I was kinda sad!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


After many discussions and internet research of what to name our blog, we came to a decision. So, welcome to saidanddunning! We are brand new to this blogging stuff, but so many people wanted pictures and videos of Cole, so we finally gave in.

We have added a few pictures to start of our little family. We think Cole is awesome! Hopefully we will get better as we go along! Enjoy!

Cole and Mom wrestling -- this happens often!
My handsome boys! We are on our way to show Cole off at his first wedding reception.

Cole in his bath! As you can see from the water, he LOVES his bath! (I hope you enjoy the editing! :))

The cutest boy ever just hanging out with Dad on the couch. He is usually really happy! We get to see lots of gummy smiles!