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Easter Festivities

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Friday night we decided to try coloring eggs with Cohen.  I fully knew it would be a bigger mess than anything, but still wanted the experience with him and hoped we’d have a little fun, too!  We definitely made a mess, but also had fun.  I think we got 7 really ugly eggs out of it!  🙂

 

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Cohen, lately

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With this super warm and awesome end of winter/transition into spring, we have been getting out of the house a lot more than I even anticipated and it’s been great!  We have played outside, taken walks, gone to the park and even a super fun children’s museum. Note: some photos are pre-haircut and some are after.  Hopefully I can get my act together and get the actual haircut photos/videos here soon.  Because I held him for that, the photos are on Tim’s camera and Tim’s phone…so it’s more difficult for me attain those photos.

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The Beginning

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The following is basically a smorgasbord of our early days of 2012.  It didn’t seem like we had much downtime, but I’m also not exactly sure what we did…anyone ever feel like that?  No…just me maybe?

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The Shedd

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We took Cohen to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago on New Year’s Eve.  It was his first trip, and while Tim and I had been there in the past, it had been years – like 8 or 9 – to be exact.  So it was like new to us, as well.  We thought it’d be a fun way to get out of town on New Year’s while still living the family lifestyle!  It was a great time.  We got to see lots and lots of fish and all sorts of all water creatures, as well as penguins, seals and dolphins.  Cohen loved it and so did we!

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Future Olympian

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Yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  It was also Cohen’s first day of gymnastics.  It was difficult to get a whole lot of pictures and videos because I had to supervise, but I was able to snag a few.

The class is essentially open gym with the the direction of an instructor.  They started the 40 minute class with a little warm up.  Basically they stand in a circle and follow along with a sing a long song.  Cohen just ran wild during this part because he was so excited to just be in the class on the bouncy floor.  At one point he actually stood in the middle of the circle and did a little “dancing,” which is just bouncing. And super cute.

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