Friday, April 29, 2011

Week wrap-up

      For some reason all of my Easter pictures are on three different cameras--none of which I have with me now.  You can see them on my Facebook page though.  We did have a nice Easter weekend.  The weather was gorgeous.  The eggs hunts were all fun filled and Colton got more candy than he ever will eat, so I am helping him out in that department!!  We went to the river Sunday afternoon, which seems to be a weekly tradition now.  He loves to dig in the sand and play in the water.  He of course still has no fear so I make sure that I unload my phone, my keys and any thing else that I don't to get wet in the event that I have to go in after him.  I also love to people watch.  You really see a whole different group of people down there!!

      Colton had his speech evaluation with yet another therapist on Tuesday.  He has been "talking" more in the past week or so.  He has begun to repeat what you say and has added maybe 5 or 6 words just in the last week. The one in Gainesville that we went to several weeks ago was a really a waste of time on several levels.  She didn't really "talk" to Colton at all and just had a checklist and said he was at about 18 months in his speech.  This lady, Julie, was much better.  I am not sure if she was a doctor or not, but she was very knowledgeable.  She was young and seemed a little more with it.  I scheduled his appointment for the morning because after the disaster of last time, I wanted him "fresh".  She sat him in a highchair so that she could strap him and and it really worked out much better so that he couldn't run around.  She had a picture book and she went through various questions with him and asked him questions and really went into more depth.  After her evaluation, he scored at 2 yrs. 11 months for his reasoning skills and at 1 year 11 months for his expressive language.  So she concluded that he understands and can reason extremely well, but his language is a little behind where it should be.  She recommended not doing any therapy right now because he is really starting to mimic and gain words at a rapid rate here recently.  She said if I had any concerns or wanted to ask her anything in the coming weeks or months, to give a call and she will help me brainstorm or go over what we can do to help him along.

      Colton has another photoshoot tomorrow.  She is doing it at a local nursery and with all the plants flowering and blooming, we should get some really pretty shots.  Now the problem is, how should I dress him--casual or dressy?  I was thinking maybe a button down shirt with his plaid tie and a pair of khaki shorts.  It is REALLY hard to decide.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend wrap-up

His picture with the "Easter Bunny".  We had taken him to the mall after lunch on Saturday and they had a "real" Easter bunny there.  He went up and shook his hand, but did not want to sit in his lap.  I saw at Wal-Mart where you could take them and have their pictures made--I thought it was going to be a "real" bunny as well, but it wasn't.  It turned out all right and we got a really cute shot.

 Out for a Saturday drive before "picking up" the girls for the Easter egg hunt.
 Colton and his basket.
 Checking out the "purple people" before the hunt.
 I loved their baskets.
 Sophie and Colton ready to go.
 Colton showing Annabelle his balloon.
The girls hunting for eggs.

The Easter egg hunt went well.  The only problem was that they threw the eggs out in the field and for some reason, the ants attacked them.  There were fire ants crawling all over the eggs so every time they went to pick up an egg, ants got ants on them.  I tried and blow all the ants off before he put them in his basket, but I still had ants crawling all around.  After the hunt, we went with Christina, Adam and the girls to eat at Cracker Barrel.  That was fun!!

  Yesterday after church he had his picture made and after he got up from his nap, we went down to the river.  He wanted to go dig in the sand since he had gotten a new "digger".  Once we got there, he played in the sand a little while, but decided he wanted to play in the water more.  I hadn't put in a swimsuit, so I just took off his shirt and underwear and he played in his shorts.  At least that way when he was done, he had a dry shirt and underwear to wear home!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I am behind on my blogging---

    Seems like forever since I have posted a new blog.  Not to much happening these days.  We are enjoying the great spring weather that sunny Florida offers.  Last weekend my niece and her friends were having a yard sale to benefit Japan's relief fund.  I decided to load Colton up in the his bike cart and ride over.  When we got there, I noticed that Landen and Colton were dressed almost alike!!
They both had on green and navy shirts and blue shorts.  I asked Landen if he wanted to go on a ride and when they were "loaded" up, they could have been twins.  Unfortunately our ride didn't last very long due to the fact Landen wanted to go back to his Mommy after about two seconds of riding!!  Being that they are only three weeks apart, I can see some similarities.  They seem to have the same little button nose.  It must be a dominant Rogers' gene because Steve and Jeff, and even Kara, have the same little nose.

    I have been trying to get his speech therapy going.  By the time everything gets worked out and scheduled, he won't need it any more.  He had his second "evaluation" (which was a complete waste of time--we waited almost an hour for the ARNP to come in and say ok, he can be referred to our therapist) and then they were going to forward it on to the therapist.  Well I hadn't heard anything as of two days ago and he had his appointment on the 31st of March.  I called and got the number to the therapist and come to find out that she had to send the referral back to the pediatrician because she doesn't accept our insurance.  I asked how much it would be without insurance and she said that she charges $80 a session and he is supposed to go once a week.  I called the the insurance company back to ask if there were any others in the area and there is one in Lake City now at the hospital.  SO I called the pediatrician back and asked them to fax his information over.  Hopefully I will hear something back from them.

   We have our first Easter egg hunt of the year tomorrow.  Emma, Annabelle and Sophie are going to go along as well.  I think he will have more fun if he has some "friends" there.  After church I will take him to Wal-Mart where they have free pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Hopefully he will not freak out at the bunny again this year!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


     Colton has been regression in his potty training here lately.  For the last week or so, he has had at least an accident a day.   Previously it was VERY RARE that he would wet his pants.  This last week, he has had pee and poop accidents.  Normally he was pooping during his nap, but recently he has been going randomly throughout the day.  He knows that he has to go but it seems like he won't sit there long enough to go.  He will say "poop" and then run for the potty, but has not been making it.  On Monday we were outside playing and he said "poop" so I took him to the potty--nothing.  Five minutes later, "poop" so again we went and sat on the potty--nothing.  Two minutes later he runs by me, "poop" and he heads for the bathroom where he pooped in his pants on the way there.  The same thing had happened at school earlier in the day.  On the way home from Grammy's that day, he wet his pants.  This week has been AWFUL in the potty department.  Last night he wet his pants.  Today again he pooped in his pants.  He said "poop" and took off to the bathroom, but didn't make it.  Hopefully it is just a "phase" and he will get back on track.  I try and not get angry about it, but I certainly do get frustrated.  I don't really know what to say when he does it.  I don't want to chastise him, but I want him to know that it isn't acceptable.

      As far as the "big boy bed", it went much better than I ever thought it would.  I lay him down in the bed at about 7:30 and don't hear from him all night.  The other night he did "fall" out of bed, but I put him back in bed and he went right back to sleep.  I thought he would get up and wander around his room, but so far he hasn't.  Even on the weekends, he just wakes up and talks to himself but stays in bed.  I never thought it would be this easy!!


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