Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
His new "ride"
Proud of his wheels!!
I actually got Steve in a picture!!
Loved the tent
Trying it out.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I know we did. It was exhausting though. My aunt and her family come over and Colton was so overstimulated!!! He was like a crazy child--more so than usual. I found him at 6:45 laying on the floor in his room with his binky. I said "Are you tired? Do you want to go to bed?" To which he said "yep" and he was in bed by 7:00 and I had to wake him up at 8:00 to get ready for church yesterday.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Colton jumping in his bounce house. It really is a great investment. He LOVES that thing.
Showing Miss Maudine his driving skills.
Colton and his three girlfriends, Sophie, Emma, and Annabelle (she is his favorite).
Sophie pulling Colton and Landen, my nephew.
Colton and Annabelle driving the Mini. Notice she is driving and he is navigating. I forsee this in the future with these two. LOL
Spongebob umbrella was a hit.
He was more interested in drinking than looking at his new book.
The three girls waiting for cake.
All lit and ready to go.
Colton savoring his cake.
All in all it went very well, considering there were 5 two-year-olds. They all got along and few tears were shed. The weather was ok. It was sunny, but a little breezy. Since I was having it outside, I wanted it to be warm enough that everyone could enjoy themselves. Tomorrow is his official birthday and he has a doctor's appointment as well. I can't believe my little man will be TWO-YEARS-OLD ALREADY!!!
Friday, December 3, 2010
I know that lately this blog has been all "puppies and rainbows", but more serious and somewhat of a downer. I read other people's blog and it all happy and cheerful. That is just their writing style. Mine is more of a raw style to let other people in my situation remember that they are not ALONE. Alone is a very scary word. The idea that I am the only mom that struggles with being happy as she deals with her child is isolating. It is scary to wonder if I’m the only mom who tries to be gentle with her words, but most of the time fails miserably and raises her voice. Am I the only mom that has more “God, I really messed that up” followed by “Colton, Mommy was mean/rude/impatient will you please forgive me” moments than “Ha! Nailed that one. Good job” moments? I do admit I am not a patient person. If I am doing something, I want it done NOW. Sometimes I question if I should have even had a baby. Kids are not quick to do anything (except make a mess) and I have to keep reminding myself of that. It is a process--talking, potty training, they all take time and me getting EXTREMELY frustrated isn't going to make him do it any faster. In some ways, it will probably slow the whole process down. I appreciate the comments and those who offer advice because they have "been there and done that" and from those who are right there with me--going through the same process and having the same struggles. I have to remember that just because someone is writing about all the great accomplishments that their kids are having, there are probably 2 times the same amount of failures that they are just not "reporting".
This time will pass and I just ask everyone to bear with me while I get through it---
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Now to the obsessed part. I have been called obsessed recently in regards to Colton. Yes, I am obsessed with his speech and I am obsessed with his progress in potty training. These are two things that very important to me. In any way do I think that he is not a very intelligent child. He is extremely smart, but he may have an issue with speech and I want to get it looked into. I know I seem to be harping on this subject lately, but I am truly worried about him. I don't know if it is only this, but I have not slept for almost a week now. I just lay in bed and toss and turn, my mind racing a hundred miles an hour. There are certainly families in far worse situations that I am in and don't want to take anything away from them. Children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions; all I am "fighting" is my inner voice and an almost two-year-old that won't repeat what I say.
His potty training is going well. He had an accident this morning on the way to Mom's. He woke up dry and went pee in the potty and I put his Spongebob undies on, as he insisted in his grunting manner, and when we got there (10 minutes from our house) he had wet his pants. I tried not to scold and just asked him "did you pee pee in your pants" and he said "yep". I know accidents happen when potty training and it is called "training" for a reason. I am determined not to regress though. We will preserve and continue to keep working on it. I have never done this before. I just take him to the potty every 30-45 minutes and most of the time, he will go. If you ask him, his response is usually "no", but I take him anyway. I think I need to try and work on going longer between trying, but then I am afraid he will wet his pants and we go back to square one.
Kids--what a ride!!