Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I am now at WordPress

My new address is http://www.coltonandrew.wordpress.com/ .  Please come on over and let me know you made it!!

Blogger issues

  Since Blogger seems to be having so many issues lately, how do I change over to a new format like WordPress?  Is WordPress free?  What other good blogging sites are out there?

Monday, June 27, 2011

My computer got struck!!!

   Last night we had a wicked thunderstorm.  We definitely need the rain, but all at one time!!  It must have rained 3 inches in 20 minutes.  The power went off and I shut off everything.  Next thing I know I hear BOOM and it sounded like lightning hit the house.  I didn't see smoke though so I knew nothing was on fire.  We went over to Mom and Dad's and put Colton to bed there and we stayed there until 9:00 when our power finally came back on.  I went to check the computer this morning and NOTHING.  The modem is fried and so is the tower.  It will not power on at all.  The phone still works and the monitor and printer still work, but no go on the tower.  I will take it in tomorrow to see if anything can be salvaged off of it--mainly pictures and such.

     Our local radio station was advertising a contest to win a year's scholarship to http://www.theblakeschool.com.   I entered Colton and now apparently he is a finalist.  I am supposed to bring Colton in tomorrow and meet with the director and look around.  It would be a great opportunity, but it has cons as well.  The school is about 17 miles from Mom's house and I am not sure if he would go all day or just half a day.  Also I am not sure that he is ready to go to school all day at not quite three years old.  Another thing I thought of was that he would have to give up his spot at the school he is in now.  This scholarship is only for a year so next year, he would need to go somewhere else.  With his birthday in December, he would have to go to private school for kindergarten and first grade if we didn't hold him back until he was 5, almost 6, to start school.  Also I am not sure how he would do with such a structured atmosphere.  We will see how it goes tomorrow and even though we meet, he may not get chosen.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miami trip

The three on the balcony.
View from the balcony.
Me and the boy.
He would have been happy just to dig in the sand all day.
Playing in the waves with Grammy.
He thought it was great to get knocked over.
"Cheesing" for the camera.
Little man's footsteps.
Walking and talking along the beach.
He loves to smile for the camera.
Would have been better if I hadn't gotten my shadow.
Where did Colton's other half go?
A well deserved rest.
Some sort of sea life.  It was still alive.  I could feel the little spines moving when I held it so I threw it back out to sea.

All in all it was a great trip.  Colton was very good on the trip down and the trip back.  It took us about 5.5 hours to get down there.  He didn't even have to stop to go potty except for our normal stops.  He slept on the trundle bed on the floor.  He took his nap and went right to sleep at night.  Only problem was that he woke up too early in the mornings.  The first morning he woke up at 5:50 and said "Grammy done".  Thankfully he did lay back down, but most mornings he was up by 7:00.  We tried to keep him in the room and let him watch videos so he didn't wake everyone else up.  He loved going to the beach.  We didn't go to the pool much because they had a rule that you couldn't jump or splash (it was because of the old people) and Colton likes to jump off the side.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We leave tomorrow--

We will be off on our adventure tomorrow.  Today is going to dragggggggg so bad!!

Steve's brother went and picked their mom up and brought her up here last Saturday.  Steve took her back home yesterday.  She lives about 2.5 hours away.  As you may recall, he and his brother were raised in an abusive and alcohol fueled family.  I had been asking him for quite sometime now if he had any pictures from when they were little.  Just to compare because we have heard different "stories" about the boys.  His mom said that they were both HUGE babies, like over 10 pounds.  I tended not to believe her due to the fact that she was only 16 when Steve was born and she had no pre-natal care.  Well when he took her home, he finally got some photo albums and brought them back.  He was so cute when he was little!!!  And Landen, my nephew, looks EXACTLY like Jeff did when he was his age.  It almost looked like they could be twins.

I will post pictures of our Miami adventure when I get back next week.  Till then, have a great week!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Only two days---

   We leave for Miami in two days.  We plan on leaving and getting down to Orlando at about lunch time.  Hopefully Colton will just watch movies and read some books until lunch and the he will take a good nap.  We don't want to hit Miami at 5:00 so we have to leave here about 9:00.  It should take us about 7 hours to get there.

  I had to go to the post office today so I took off a little early before lunch.  The last couple days when I tell he has school, he says "Momma up"  (as in momma come pick me up).  I always say "no Grammy picks you up.  Mommy is at work."  Well since I took off a little early, I went to pick him up and surprise him.  They had just gotten back from the playground and picnic at the park and he was in the bathroom.  When he came back out to line up, one of the helpers said "Colton's mommy is here to pick him up."  His head spun around and he saw me and came running down the hall and said "Momma up" and I said "yep I surprised you and picked you up."  When we got back to Grammy's house, we went across the street to see the neighbors, who LOVE Colton, and he even told them "Momma up."  It was cute!!


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