When I started this blog, I had all intentions to blog almost every day. Then as I got going, I realized that I didn't have that much interesting stuff to say!! I lead a pretty boring life and with only one kid to add humor and excitement, I just don't get enough to write very much--but I try. I guess this is my forum to talk about my kid, where in every day life, people probably get tired of hearing about him. You are my captive audience, so to speak.
On Saturday was Steve's niece's 9th birthday party. I was looking forward to going, although I kinda dreading having to keep an eagle eye on Colton in his current "phase" of biting (everyone tells me it is just a phase, but I SURE WISH IT WOULD END!!!). Last time he and Landen (3 weeks older than him) got together, Colton kept attacking him. Not in a bad way (if there is such a thing). He just kept tackling him and tried to bite a couple. I wasn't there, but so was reported by Mom. I knew there would be many kids there, but I was ready and willing to watch him. There was about 15 kids there I would say. Most were Kara's friends, so they were about her age. There was Landen and Kolby, who is 3, Lauren, who will be 2 next month, and several other little ones. They had set up a ghetto slip-n-slide. A big piece of clear visquine with baby shampoo on it. It actually worked really well. Some of the bigger girls didn't like it so much because it was kinda hard hitting the ground I would imagine. Since Colton has his own real slip-n-slide, he was ready. I would sit him on his booty and hurl him down the plastic and he slid and would flip over and had a great time. I got several comments that he must be fearless, which of course he is. Someone commented that I was doing it too rough (which I wasn't, if I had been he would have let be know!!) and Mom said he was a rough and tough kid. My sister-in-law's dad said "well he has a rough and tough mom." Not quite sure what he meant by that or how to take it. After the slip-n-slide, he went and played on the swing set. There was no "baby swing" but he jumped right on the regular swing. It was only about 5 inches off the ground. The little booger would swing really well and then let go and flip off. He never cried and really is fearless I think. Then it was off to the slide. He is a master slider and had to show off his mad skills. Up he went and down he came all by himself. The other little ones had to be helped down or held, but not my little guy. After presents were opened, he headed home. It was about 6:30 and he usually is in bed by 7:30.
Sunday I got up to no gift or no card, no breakfast being made or anything. I did get flowers on Friday at work, but I still was expecting something. I guess I should know by now not to expect anything. I made breakfast and we went to church. Then we went out for lunch. On the way home, we stopped by a really nice park and Colton had to show Daddy his playground skills. It was the first time Steve has ever been to the playground with us and I think he was impressed. Headed home and he took a nap and then we went o the barn. He loves going out to the barn to see the horses. He always wants to help me brush them and clean out their feet. Thankfully the horses are really good with him. Stopped by Wal-Mart on the way home. I picked up some of those Wonderhangers. They really do work great. They came in a pack of eight so you can get 40 shirts total on the hangers. I freed up some good space in Colton's closet. Steve made me a grilled cheese for dinner, we played outside some more, he went to bed and that is how the day ended.