Posing with Mommy. Look at me!
Waiting for a penguin to swim by.
Hal Collett (my dad or PaPa)
Dorrie Collett (Cole's Great Grandma)
My mom and dad decided to go back to Iowa to help my grandma find an assisted living apartment. I am on summer break and my family in Iowa has only seen pictures of our little monkey, so I decided that Cole and I would tag along. All and all it was a good trip...the 11 hour car ride to and from had its moments (a one hour bad spell from Cole each way, other that that he was great). I realized when I was there that our house is very baby friendly...as Cole threw my grandma's doilies down her stairs that we blocked with a card table and crushed her hidden candy bars and carried breakable bowls out of the kitchen every 30 seconds....THANK GOD for baby proofing!
We spent a lot of time just visiting with family, but we did sneak out to the Henry Dorley Zoo in Omaha one morning. It was awesome. The temperature was in the low 80s, so all of the animals were out and very active. Cole loved it and Mom, Dad, and I loved watching him. He is getting to the age where he truly understands what is going on around him and it is VERY fun to watch. When Cole would go to bed at night, we would take turns watching him (we had adjoining rooms). I watched a couple of movies that I had not seen - Shutter Island...creepy! I also did a little gambling in the casino (We stayed at Harrah's). Needless to say I did not win!
I am now in the midst of unpacking and doing laundry...back to a little bit of normalcy tomorrow.
I am glad that my grandma, cousins, and aunts and uncles were able to meet the newest addition to our family. Made the trip worth while for sure!