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.
I am a first time (and only time LOL) mom to my little boy--Colton Andrew. It is definitely a learning experience and a true test of patience, which honestly I don't have a lot of. I learn something new everyday and am enjoying watching him grow and discover new things and learn as we embark on this journey together.