David and I got married after four years of dating on June 3, 2006. In April 2008, we welcomed our first born son into the world Austin Alan Colschen. In April 2010, we welcomed our second son into the world Hunter Ryan Colschen. The Colschen family consist of little brother (Hunter), big brother (Austin), Mom (Candace), Dad (David), and two dogs Tex and Princess.
Tomorrow will mark two weeks at Austin's new school. Austin has been doing so well. He has a couple new friends to play with now and learn new tricks from. Last week a giant pumpkin visited them which he just loved because he got to sit outside. Today he really became a BOY...haha. He got his first bruise on his cheek. They told me that they thought it wouldn't bruise because he really was more shocked than anything and didn't cry hardly at all. That's because he is a boy and he is tough! Next weekend we are going to go and get portraits taken of him so that we can send out Christmas cards this year of our little man's first Christmas. We are also going to take just cute fun pictures so that we can have them for what now will be his 7 month pictures. Haha. Yes, I know I am a little late on the 6 month pictures but we have taken plenty ourselves so I don't feel as bad. Tomorrow we will be celebrating our first halloween and will be dressing up as a shark. Watch out he may eat you up!
Last night I cried myself to sleep because of today. It was Austin's last day at his school. We decided that we should get them a card and make them some brownies so last night I baked three batches of brownies and did my best to put into words how grateful I am for how wonderful and how much I loved his teachers. David was trying his best to make me feel better but I was just so upset. I decided that I the reason I think people get upset especially when they have to say good-bye is that when you "connect" with someone a piece of you gets attached to them and so when you have to say good-bye a piece of you is staying behind and it hurts. I was fine driving to his school but when I had to give his teachers there gifts I started to cry. As I was driving to work I was crying more today than the first day I dropped him off. When I picked him up today I knew it was going to be hard because it was going to be the last day that I would walk through the doors of his school. I wanted to take of picture of him with his favorite teacher Rosanna before we left so that I could put his first school in his scrapbook. When she came to the room to take the picture with him she started to cry which made me start crying...again. We were both very sad. It is sad because he has really come to know who his teachers are and he really loves being where he is. Where we are going is going to be wonderful I hear but it is going to be hard because we LOVED the Kangaroo Forest. We even got his first school art project today when we left which of course we are going to hand on the fridge. Being a mom is wonderful but hard emotionally. I don't think I was prepared for the strong attachments and things you worry about as a parent. It was hard finding a place you trust will love and care for you little one and they truly loved Austin. I think that is why it was so hard leaving. Austin is like the kid that every teacher wants in their class. He truly is a GREAT baby which is why I know he will be fine going somewhere new it will just be hard on momma.
Last weekend we were going to go to the Pumpkin Patch but decided to wait until this weekend so today we took Austin to the pumpkin patch and took lots and lots of pictures. It was so funny because you could hear the parents talking about how they remember when their kids were Austin's age and would just do exactly what they wanted and pose perfectly so I guess we have things to look forward to in the future. When we first got there we chose the pile of pumpkins that wasn't to crowded with people and this other family had the same idea also and they had a little girl that was probably a little younger than two and we both were trying to take pictures but they were to busy looking at each other. It was kind of cute. On Friday, Austin's Halloween costume came in....I was so excited!! We practiced wearing it and he just loved it! He is going to be a shark this year after many friends convincing me that I had to get him a "real" costume. I had bought him a skeleton onezie but they said that was not good enough since this is his first Halloween so I finally caved in and ordered him a costume online and I have to say that I am glad that I did. We will for sure be taking lots of pictures on that day and I am sort of hoping that he gets a tooth by then because I think it would be so cute!! We go to the doctor tomorrow for our 6th month check-up and shots :( and I am hoping that we will have reached the 14 pound mark because yes we are still fitting into our 3 month clothes. Haha. We are growing it is just taking us a little while! Poor little guy with David and I as his parents I think he is hopeless for being a tall guy but that is okay because he makes up for it with his cuteness!