Monday, June 14, 2010

Fun, Fun, and More Fun

We had a weekend jam packed with fun and Collin hung in there like the champ he is. Saturday morning, Collin played with Daddy while I went yardsaling with Aunt Tess. That afternoon, we got to have lunch with our good friends, the Hollands, who were in town for the day. We ate Ethiopian, had some laughs (including Collin!), and then explored Creation Gardens downtown. Collin particularly loved the perishable food section of Creation Gardens. Maybe because of the cold air and bright colors. Who knows.

Saturday afternoon brought tacos and fun visiting over at Mimi and DeeDee's houses and then an early bedtime after such a busy day.

Sunday, we went to celebrate the first birthday of our friend Emily. Emily has Infantile Spasms like Collin and it has been a huge help to be able to walk through this thing with another family so close to our situation in so many ways. There was pink and purple galore, lots of kind people, and a beautiful cake. Emily slept through the whole thing and Collin talked (yelled) through it.

Sunday night, we capped off the weekend with our first trip to Lakeside, our neighborhood pool. Collin needed a little coaxing to get in the water at first since it was a little colder than he's used to at aqua therapy. Aqua therapy was a huge hit this week and we tried out some of the new moves we learned, plus some motor boat action that Collin couldn't get enough of.

And to top it all off, Collin slept basically through the night for the first time in recent memory, which means all three Kratzschs got a good night's sleep. A perfect ending to a smooth and fun weekend. We are so, so grateful.

8 comments:

  1. Yay! Welcome to summer and I hope that this is the start of more beautiful things :)

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  2. I love this!! I am so glad you guys had such an amazing weekend :D And I adore the picture of you and Collin laughing in the water, how awesome.

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  3. Oh Annie it was so nice to see you all! Thank you so much for coming and making the veggie rattles. Emily tracked the sounds of them and even gave us a few smiles! I love the picture of you two in the water, that is great!!

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  4. Ridiculously adorable pool photo!

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  5. Annie -- I can't believe how BIG Collin looks! What an amazing little man. We love to see your smiles -- keep 'em coming! :)

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  6. Wonderful weekend for wonderful family! The pool pic is too, too cute!

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  7. I so enjoyed seeing Collin in person! He's even more handsome in the real world! :) Love the sound of that little man's voice!

    And I didnt get to see those rattlers until everyone left & I am in love with them myself - so smart & creative!

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  8. These pictures are how I like to think of Collin. ;) One day I want to make t-shirts for B and Collin with an official-looking college crest that say "Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Cherub University".

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