Monday, November 30, 2009

Back to Monday

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I remember Thanksgiving last year and waiting on the little man to get here. I was convinced he was going to come early--well he did come three days early I guess I was right!! This year was fun. We went to out to Steve's boss's house (also my SIL's family) where they were having a big celebration. We were eating dinner at Mom and Dad's so I ate lunch and fed Colton before we got there. They had a HUGE amount of food though. You know me though, I don't eat Thanksgiving food anyway. Colton had fun playing and wandering all over the place. They had a big porch swing and he would have stayed on there for hours. We watched them press sugar cane and make some cane syrup. Colton got to show off his "mad walking skills". He is so funny. When he wants to get up from a sit or from being down on the ground, he spreads his legs so far apart sometimes he can't get up. We then went to Mom and Dad's and ate dinner. Colton really liked the sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. He ate some green beans and a roll too. He wasn't too into the turkey. It was smoked and think it was too salty for him.
Being off on Friday was great. I can't really remember what we did though!! I know Colton was thrown off his naps those couple days. He usually gets up at 6:30 during the week and we get ready to go to Grammy's. Well since I wasn't working, we could sleep in. He slept until 7:30 both mornings. His morning nap is usually at 8 or 8:30, but not when he doesn't even get up until 7:30. So that morning nap was screwy which of course messed up the afternoon nap as well. He did alright, but was definitely crabby by 5:00 or so.
Saturday night the town was having a celebration downtown and said Santa would be there so we ate early and went downtown. Well I should have known it was not going to be anything spectacular. Santa did arrive--late of course---and instead of sitting the gazebo, he just stood on the side of the road and there were cars coming. Colton toddled over and held onto a pole and saw Santa. He wasn't scared or him, but didn't really know what to make of him either. On Sunday after church, we went to the mall. There of course was a Santa there and I had his picture made there. It didn't so as well as I thought. He went right over to him and we got one good smile out of him before he started crying and wanted to get down.

All in all it was a great holiday. Next week we are SUPER busy. It all starts off with Christmas on the Square on Saturday, Colton's party on Sunday, his birthday Monday, Steve's doctor's appointment Tuesday, Colton's dr. appointment Wednesday and then Mom leaves Thursday for NY so I am off Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. I am going down to get Colton's passport on Friday and Saturday we are taking Maddie to have her picture made with Santa at the vet's office.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Never still

The boy is never still anymore. How am I supossed to get his picture taken when he always wants to run away?!?! Our Christmas card picture is becoming very hard to get since he is a moving target now. I usually end up getting the back of him nowdays.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The latest

We went to Tallahassee this past weekend to "run some errands." I wanted to go to Sam's to get some food for Colton's party and I wanted to go to Party City to get his decorations. I could have ordered them online, but I thought I would get them while we there to save on shipping. Well the Party City was temporarily closed--I am not sure why. The sign said to make your purchases online--great! We did make it to Sam's and got the food. It wasn't even as crazy as I thought it was going to be.
Sunday we went to church and usually Colton falls asleep on the way home. He didn't because we were "talking" the entire way home. We played and then at noon I was feeding him his lunch. Well he didn't want what I was giving him and he was all fussy. I finally gave him some cheese toast and he was half falling asleep eating it. I needed to go to the barn, so I loaded him up and figured he would fall asleep on the way to Mom's house--he didn't. Once we got there I put him down in his crib and he fussed for about 10 minutes--which he usually never does, he usually goes right to sleep. He finally went to sleep so we left and Dad was there for when he woke up. His usual afternoon nap is about 2 hours so we figured we would be good for awhile out at the barn. 15 minutes after we got there, Dad called and said "He's up. What am I supposed to do with him?" I told him to take him out and let him swing since he LOVES swinging. When we got back, they were inside playing happily. I took him for a walk and then we went and got ice cream. It was his first time of really eating ice cream and he dove right in!!! I didn't let him have too much. He wasn't too fussy the rest of the day and he went right to sleep last night. I know he his getting more teeth, so he might be a little "off" from that.
I am glad this is a short work week--only three days. Although that just makes his party and his birthday get here faster. He is getting to be such a big boy. He walks a lot now, but is mode of getting there is still crawling. He can get there faster crawling still so that is what he does mainly. He can walk from one end of the house to the other and he does that a lot too. It is getting increasingly harder to get his picture because I usually ended up with the back of him or he is out of the frame completely. His favorite word is still "bird." Not too sure where that came from. He knows mama, dada and milk, but his favorite is still bird. When he sees the dogs--"bird", the cat is "bird", the trees are "bird", squirrels are "bird." We will all be so happy when he sees the dog and says"dog" instead of "bird"!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday already

Saturday we went to my nephew's 1st birthday party. Colton had a good time (I guess!!LOL). He played nicely with the other babies there. They all converged on the same toy--an airplane ride-on toy with Elmo on it. There were no tears shed though. Steve's mom and step-dad were there. That was interesting. Steve had gone out of town for the day with my dad, so he wasn't there. That was probably a good thing!! There is a lot of history there and it was better for everyone there that he missed the party. Colton's party is in a little less than three weeks--YIKES!!! We are going to Tallahassee this weekend so I will pick up some party supplies there. It is not going to be a large party--some family members and some friends. We don't know that many people and I wanted to keep it small and somewhat under control. We are having it late in the afternoon so he can get his full nap in and be a hospitable host. Steve's mom said something about coming up again in a couple weeks. I hadn't planned on inviting to his party. Honestly I don't want my son's first birthday party ruined by family drama.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Crazy week

Since I had Wednesday off, it has screwed up my whole week. It was odd having a day in the middle off and now I think it is Tuesday instead of Friday!! Tomorrow is my nephew's 1st birthday party and in three weeks is Colton's 1st birthday party. I can't believe it has gone so fast!! I need to get my "party" supplies. It will be a small party--maybe 12 people or so. I want to keep it small and short so as not to overwhelm him. Next year we will do a little more, but this year he won't remember it anyway. With his birthday so close to Christmas, I want to make it special for him though. Never will we say this is for your birthday AND Christmas. I want to keep them separate so both will have special meaning.
I am still in the throws of Christmas shopping. The kids are easy, it is the adults that I am having a hard time with. If we need something, we usually go out and buy it ourselves. At this point, we really don't need anything, it is more of maybe something we want or might like to have. Colton will be crazy with the Christmas tree and the presents. I don't know how we are going to keep him from either pulling all the ornaments off the tree or pulling the tree over on himself. There is really no way to fence it off. He will want to rip all the paper off the presents under it as well. We have baby gates, but it will not be in a place where they will work. Oh the joys of having an active one-year-old at Christmas time!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good weekend

We had a good weekend. On Saturday we went to my SIL church for "Old Timey Day". They serve all kinds of homemade food like sausage, lima beans, sugar cane taffy, funnel cakes, hoecakes and biscuits. Colton got to see his cousin Landen--who will be a year old tomorrow. They are a little less than a month apart and eventaully will be good friends. Right now Colton still intimates him I think because Colton is still so physical. He got to practice his walking while we were there. He is getting better and better everyday--and more brave. He has taken several trips across the living room and kitchen. I was getting his clothes ready for today and I see his little head go by the spare bed in his room. It was so cute. On Saturday afternoon, we watched the Bama game--ROLL TIDE--thankfully they won so now we play Florida for the SEC title and chance to go to the National Championship game. I am working with Colton to teach him to say "Roll Tide" and throw his hands up for a touchdown. Maybe by next season LOL.
Sunday the weather was so nice that after church and lunch, we went on a nice long "hike" along the Suwannee. On good thing about living in FL is the weather this time of year. Obviously it was too stumpy and rough to take his stroller so I put him in my front carrier. He looks so silly in there now because his little legs are dangling and come down almost to my knees already. He still likes to "ride" in it though. He is quick to point and say "bird" at any movement and the trees. Then we sat on the porch swing overlooking the river and swung for awhile. He really liked that. He started crying when I got him off and then when I put him down, he went back over to it and started pushing it himself. It was a nice day.
With this hurricane approaching us, I am not too sure of how much weather we will get. Hopefully just some much needed rain and not too much wind. I have Wednesday off since it is Veterans Day (and Steve and Taylor's birthdays!) so it will nice to be off in the middle of the week.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Definitely a walker

Now that Colton has figured out this walking thing, he is getting better at it. Last night he walked clear across the room--then went down and crawled. I was trying to get a video of him, but when I got my camera ready, he tripped and bit his lip so I had to wipe the blood and give him his frozen Eeoyre boo-boo toy. He cried for just a couple seconds until I handed him the toy and then he put it on his lip and forgot all about it. Between the new teeth and the walking, it was bound to happen sooner than later--and I am sure it won't be the last time I am wiping blood and giving him his boo-boo toy!! LOL

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

First haircut

Little man goes in tomorrow for his first "haircut". It is more like a trim. He never really lost his baby hair and his "bangs" are almost down to his eyes. In the back, it is growing over his collar and on top it gets curly when there is a lot of humidity out. It should be interesting!! I doubt he will sit still long enough to get a good trim, but we will see. I will post before and after pictures.

Monday, November 2, 2009

This weekend

Seeing as we live out, I took Colton over to Mom's for Halloween. We had been warned that in her neighborhood, there would be masses of kids. We spent the day putting up stakes and "CAUTION" tape to keep people from driving and/or parking on her grass and to keep people from traipsing all through the yard. We sat down to eat at 6:00 (which was when the trick-or-treating was supposed to officially begin) and by 6:15 I could see droves of kids coming down the road. We had just finished eating so I got Colton in his costume and as we were walking out the door, there was probably 100 kids outside. Dad was at a race, so that left no one at home to pass out candy. We took Colton around in his costume and his car to mainly people in the neighborhood that we know well. He didn't take much candy--he isn't going to be eating it anyway and it seemed stupid to take a baby begging for candy!! LOL. He mainly just went up and said "hi" and waved at people. He was a big hit in his costume. We got back home about 7:00 and I changed him into his PJs and took him home. Thankfully once we got home, he went right to sleep.
With the time change on Sunday morning, what usually was 7:30 was now 6:30. He didn't know that it was really earlier, so his little system thought it was 7:30 and he was ready to get up. The entire day, his schedule was screwed up. His late morning nap after church went all right, but for some reason his nap in the afternoon went bad. Normally he goes down at 1:00 and sleeps until 3:00. Yesterday I put him down about 1:15 and he cried and fussed, which he hardly ever does. He quit fussing and I could hear him playing and then fuss again. Finally about 1:50 he quieted down and then at 2:20 he was up crying again. I went in and got him up and of course he was a "fussypottomas" the rest of the day. I took him to the park and that helped. At dinner he was rubbing his eyes and acting sleepy. He made it until his normal bedtime at 7:30 and went right to sleep. I think his bottom teeth are also bothering him. The top ones didn't seem to be much of a problem, but the bottom ones feel sharper to me for some reason--more pointy on the tops.


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