You may recall Colin had his first date several months ago with long time Gymboree companion, Cady. I'm not sure how this budding romance began but rest assured, it's still going strong even after a couple months of separation. I guess "distance does make the heart grow fonder!"
After I basically invited ourselves to their house, we ventured out to the outskirts of town - Winchester for those of you familiar with the area. Colin must have asked a dozen times where her house was and I all I could see was the terrible movie "Are We There Yet?" with Ice Cube flying off the handle when asked that for the umpteenth time.
We finally arrived and were welcomed with this beautiful artwork. In case you can't read it, it says "Welcome Colin and Pete!" And for those of you that may not remember, Pete was the name that Colin had given to Sawyer while he was in utero and has since vanished into thin air.
It was amazing a) how quickly these kiddos picked up where they left off and b) that Colin actually played with another child. I have arranged many a play date, only for Colin to sheepishly stare at the other child, all while sucking his thumb. I guess he's known Cady a bit longer and she tends to take on the dominant female roll, so she just takes him by the reins. See, every man needs a good woman! Here they are up in her playground. She was telling him how to play with the toys and unlike with me, he actually listens and responds to her commands!
Here they are at the sand table - one of Colin's new favorite activities. Of course as Wes says, if we had one at home, he'd be tired of it within 2 days.
Little man was the perfect angel. Of course being held is his favorite pastime, so he was in heaven!
Then Cady's mom had a slight go-to-pieces when she saw this:
Apparently this was the first snake she had ever seen on their farm. Kind of hard to believe but I didn't want to look around to disprove her!
Then the kids moved from playground to bikes, on the way to the barn. Of the 2 bikes, which one did Colin go for? Yep, the pink one! I thought it was funny, Wes was a bit nervous.
This next picture reminds me so much of Laura Ingles. They weren't holding hands but I thought it looked close enough.
And for the piece de resistance...
Colin rode a pony! All morning he kept saying he didn't want to go because he didn't want to have to ride a horse. I told him he didn't have to if he didn't want to. Well when his turn came, he still didn't want to do it. It has been my experience that he needs a little nudging and often does more if I force him to. So I gave it a whirl and picked him up and put him on the pony. Yep, he gave me that devilish grin and life was good.
After the barn, it was back to the house. I just love this picture of the 2 of them in the backseat. Cady wouldn't have it any other way than to sit right next to him!
We ended the afternoon with a trip to Chick-fil-a where Colin promptly devoured all of his meal and part of mine before Cady took one bite. I guess he'll have to be the chef in that relationship!