Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pageant and Gatorland

                                            Chilling before getting ready.
                                               His "interview" shirt

                                           View from the 28th floor
                                              Showing me the fish

                                                   Looking very dapper!!

                                              Me and the boy--he of course was looking at the fish
Back at home with his trophies.  He was Top Five, best smile, prettiest eyes, best personality and most Photogenic.  There were 23 2-4yr olds is his division.  The boy that won was almost 5 and was a definite pro.  The little boy that was runner-up was last years winner and he also won the national pageant for that age group.  All in all he did well.  He was a little more shy in his "interview" because he wanted to walk across the stage and all he had to do was go up to the judges.  Sleeping didn't go as well as I had hoped for.  I took his pea pod and he was all excited to sleep in it until bedtime.  I put him down and he started crying.  I unzipped it and said "you need to lay down and go to sleep".  I went out on the balcony and 2 minutes later he was crying again.  I went in and layed him back down and said I was just right around the corner (we set him up in the bathroom alcove).  He layed down and slept until about 6 and then woke up and he got in bed with me and went back to sleep.  He NEVER has slept in the bed with us.  The next night, he won't even lay down in his pea pod, so I caved in and put him in my bed and went back outside for him to fall asleep.  We stayed out there until about 8:30 and when we came back in, he woke up and was tossing and turning.  I went and got his pea pod and put it between our beds and he went in and went to sleep.  He is such a good sleeper and I hate to screw that up.  Last night, he went to bed and then about 8:15 he was crying out for me and I went in there and picked up his pillow and said "up" and I said "no sweetie you have to sleep in your bed" and he layed back down and went back to sleep.  We are going to Miami in two weeks to see my sister and he will have to sleep in a pack-n-play in our room.  Hopefully he will sleep and not have to many issues or want to get in bed with me.

Given his current obsessions with "dinos" we had to make a stop at Gatorland.  We had Saturday afternoon free was we headed over for Colton to see the "dinos" and of course he loved it.
                                            Looking cool at Gatorland
                                               The famous Gatorland entrance
                                               Interesting resting place
                                                 At the splash park
                                                 This bird is brave
                                               He was wanting this hotdog
                                              Posing on the big "dino"
Look at those teeth

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Here we go---

     We leave tomorrow for Colton's State Finals "pageant."  I really hope he is going to be able to sleep in the hotel room.  Hopefully I can set up his pea pod in the bathroom and close the door so he has his own "little room".  He is so good about going to bed, but we don't want to go to bed at 7:30 every night!!!

  I bought him a new water slide pool and he has a blast last night playing in it.  Only problem is that it gets so dirty getting in and out of the water.  I think I need to put visquine down under it next time.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wild Adventures yet again

Since we have season passes, we headed back to Wild Adventures yet again yesterday.  There was no chance of rain and a very sunny day was in the forecast.  Christina, Adam, Sohpie, Annabelle and Emma met us there.  Of course Colton had a great time riding the roller coasters.  He gets a smile on his face and it never leaves.  I taught him how to hold his hands up on the roller coaster and he was "weeee" the entire time. Of course I don't have many pictures.  Usually I am riding with him.

                                                                          Action shot
                                                                    Colton and Emma
                                                             Riding in the tiger with Sophie

                                        Me and Colton with the "baby dino" as he insists it is called

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I just don't get it----

       As most of you know, I live in Florida and there is a high profile murder case in the process of jury selection.  That being the Caylee Anthony murder case.  I am sure you are familiar with the case--the one where her mother didn't report her missing for over a month and then claimed the "babysitter" took her, all the while she is out partying and living the life of a single 22 year old with no cares in the world.  Her mother was the one who started the police investigation and to whom Casey finally told that  Caylee was "missing."  Casey and Caylee lived in the house with the grandparents.  They had not seen her in OVER A MONTH.  Why in the world did it take so long for someone to notice?!?!?!  Of course as the investigation continued, Casey (who is a pathological liar) admitted to making up the entire babysitter.  So where had Caylee gone?  This happened in July of 2008 and Caylee's body was found in December 2008.  Now of course Casey parents are standing behind her and say she nothing to do with the murder---YEAH RIGHT!  I understand that they are her parents and you love your children and would protect them, but what about their granddaughter?  As I sit here, I don't think I could do that.  Of course I would still love my child, no doubt, but defend them?  I know she is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law (technically) but I just don't believe she is anything but a child murderer and should never be a free woman again. 

        What are your thoughts?  Am I totally out of line in my thinking?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Roller coaster riding--

We braved the chance of thunderstorms and headed to Wild Adventures on Saturday.  The sky was very threatening and then it did rain for about 45 minutes, but we ate and rested during that time and then the sun came out and it was a pretty day.  We rode rides and played at the water park that is attached.  Since we have season passes, I am sure we will be heading there quite a bit this summer and fall.  My camera battery, which I had just charged, died after one picture and one video.  I went and bought a new one at Wal-Mart so it won't happen again!!

The entire time we were at the park, Colton was just in undies.  I figured he might have an accident since bathrooms are not excatly close and if he had to go in the middle of a ride, we couldn't just get off.  We were on the Dizzy Dragons and right as the ride was about to start, he said "momma pee pee".  I said "we can't get off now.  Can you just hold it?"  Then the ride started and I think he forgot about it, but I took him straight to the potty and he went.  I think he has not had an accident, either pee or poop, in several months now ( I honestly can't remeber his last accident).  He still wears a pull-up at naptime and bedtime, but sometimes (especially naptime) he wakes up dry.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day--a day late!!

    Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.  Mine was just like any other Sunday really--get up and make breakfast, go to church, play a little, go out for lunch, Colton takes his nap and then we go down to the river.  As much as I LOVE MY LITTLE MAN, I wish some days I could have a day to myself.  I would like to sleep past 6:30-7:00 (mostly this is due to Steve getting up though.  Colton usually wakes up between 7-7:30 on Saturday and Sunday).  I would love to sleep in until 9 or 9:30.  Steve can be in the computer room and Colton will wake up at 7:00 or so, and he doesn't go in there to get him.  So I drag myself out of bed and the day starts.

      Some funny things that Colton is doing lately
  • He is really into going poop lately.  I think yesterday he must have gone 5 times.  And when he says he has to go, generally he really does.  He likes to go by himself though.  he will run by saying "poop" and go to the potty and close the door and go.  Then he hollers "HELP" and I go in and do clean up.  If I try and go with him, he says "No momma" and closes the door.
  • When he does something good or eats something good, he will give you and thumbs up.  It is so cute.  He always gives a smile with his thumbs up too.
    We went to my neices' birthday party on Saturday and Colton had a great time.  They had a "redneck" slip-n-slide set up and a little baby pool with a small slide.  She also has a trampoline and Colton kept wanting to go "hop" on that.  There was a little girl who just turned two the 1st of May and Colton kept calling her "baby".  It was cute.  He and Landen got along well together.  They are about the same size now and Colton did well with his sharing.  He behaved pretty good for not having a nap at all that day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hump day

       Colton never showed any other signs of being ill.  After his "episode" on Monday morning, he has been back to normal.  His rash went away and he never got a fever or threw up anymore.  Must have just been some passing bug that upset his stomach.

       My niece, Kara, is having her birthday party on Saturday.  It is a slip-n-slide and pizza party.  It starts at 2:00, which of course is right in the middle of Colton's nap.  She said they would slip-n-sliding until about 3:00 and then eating pizza.  I know how much the boy like to be flung down the slip and slide, so I guess he may be skipping his nap.  I am sure he won't mind!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend not as planned--

     Started out on Friday night with a call from Kim saying that she was rescheduling the photoshoot for the 29th of May.  We will be in Orlando that weekend so I told her I couldn't do it then.  I was very disappointed because I really was excited about getting his pictures done again and I have finally figured out what he was going to wear!!

      When I went in on Saturday morning to get Colton up, there was vomit ALL OVER THE PLACE--it was on his sheets, on his pillow, on his stuffed animals and in his hair.  I never heard him call out to me during the night.  He was acting perfectly fine though.  I got him and cleaned him up and stripped his bed.  I noticed he had a weird rash on his chest though.  It wasn't anywhere else, just his upper torso and it wasn't itching him or anything.  It seemed to have little heads on the tiny bumps.  He didn't really eat anything for breakfast or lunch but was running around like he was feeling fine.  He took him nap and played outside and didn't really eat dinner either.

    Sunday morning he was fine as well.  The rash was slowly fading and he didn't have a fever.  He still wasn't very interested in eating.  We went to church and played outside most of the day.  For dinner all he ate was a few french fries and a couple shrimp.  This morning he woke up dry and when I was taking him to the potty he said he had to poop (which is uncharacteristic first thing in the morning) and he sat on the potty and went.  I got him dressed and was about to walk out the door and he said he had to poop again.  At first I thought he didn't really need to, he just wanted another treat to take to Grammy's.  I asked him, "you need to go poop again" and he said yes so I took him back in there and (TMI ALERT) it was like water pouring out it was so loose.  I kept him in his underwear but I sent along a pull-up to Grammy's just in case she wanted to put that on him for when he goes to school.

   Hopefully he is fine and something just got him stomach upset and now it has passed.


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