Monday, November 8, 2010


When we moved to Provo it was the dead of Winter and all the trees were bare. Then came Spring, Rowey's birth, and little green leaves popping up everywhere. Next came summer with lush green filling every branch you could see. As the first few cool days hit in October, the leaves started to change. Yellows, oranges, and brilliant shades of red took over our neighborhood! I had forgotten about Fall, and am so glad Ro was able to experience it! We just had a blast with it!! I use the past tense because today it is November 8th and it is raining...and we have forecast of snow... Oh well! It was beautiful while it lasted and we are moving on to new firsts for Rowey, like CHRISTMAS!! :D

Our beautiful trees outside our picture window.

Beautiful colors in our neighborhood! Photo courtesy of Papa. :)

The full Halloween outfit!

Our little Viking! He loved the hat. It was so comfy, soft and ...yummy?? Photo courtesy of Papa again!

Rowey's little pumpkin all lit up Halloween Eve. You can see grammy's punkin in the background! It was awesome!

Playin' in the fall leaves! Gorgeous. Also, Rowey is sitting up! :)

Good bye Fall, hello Winter! We are ready for you!

And for good measure...
I think we all know where he inherited that... ;P

When Grandparents come to town.

Although it was several weeks ago, we are still basking in the delight that was the visit from my parents. We had so much fun doing many of the tourist-y things Utah has to offer. I think it is safe to say we ate our way through Utah County...and it was fabulous!

It took Rowey a few days to get used to having new people around. He seemed very confused to hear Grandma's voice coming from a real person and not the 2-D Skype version! :) After those initial days of being unsure, he warmed up to them quite nicely, cracking smiles and giggles all around. He had a special affinity for Papa...I think it was the fascinating white gotee. All in all we had a blast. D and I even got a date night! Wahoooooo. We went to SLC to see one of our favorite musicians Jonsi of Sigur Ros. It was the best concert we have EVER been to and we are so grateful to mom and dad for babysitting...even when they had to deal with a baby boy that would NOT take his bottle and "sang" to sleep. Sorry about that mom and dad!! He really does love you! ;) It was a sad goodbye, and Rowey really missed their presence, but we will see them soon enough!

A picture tour through our staycation with mom and dad Collignon:
Corn maze/punkin patch. We got lost in the corn maze (despite Danny's innate sense of direction ;P) and had to make the entrance our exit! Here is our little Halloweenie family. I'm partial to the little black kitty! xoxo

Lost in the maze. Rowey concentrating on finding us an exit!!

Our little punkilin.

Grammy picked Rowey right out of the cabbage patch!

Best buddies.

It rained the day we had Park City on the schedule, but it was gorgeous and fun none the less!

Dog that was the size of a small elephant. There were 3 of them in this store! Grammy was in love!

Grammy knit Rowey a seriously, how cute is that! Note the booties. Grammy really wants Ro to stay warm this winter!!

Swimmin' at the poooool. Rowey LOVED it until he remembered it was nap time and Grandma scared him with bubbles. :)

Revealing to Rowey his Halloween costume!

Farewell dinner at Tucanos where we just about all died from a meat attack!!

We loved having you here Grammy and Papa (these are my official names for you... ;) ). Come back next weekend. We'll reserve your room for you!!

So sorry for the lack of pictures of Daddy and Papa. Papa was our main picture taker and Daddy had limited days with us...darn school!