Friday, April 20, 2012

Clowning Around

These are some of the other photos of Colton from when I was trying to get his birthday card photo; he did pretty well for the most part.............

Isn't he handsome??

But the nose & wig really threw him for a loop & got over it pretty quickly at that point. 

I can not believe that our little guy is going to be one in a little less than 3 weeks..............CRAZY!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter Fun in the Sun

We enjoyed such a great Easter this year; this was Colton's first Easter & it was also the first Easter that B has actually enjoyed the traditional kid fun Easter things!!  I decided to do buckets for them this year instead of baskets; I figure we can use the buckets this summer & on vacation & then maybe next year will be the year that I get them the fancy ones that we pull out every year.

I put their name on one side & their initial on the other................cute??

Colton liked the basket but LOVED the grass in the bottom more!!

  B loved his stuff too but when he realized that the bunny was chocolate he was in heaven & took the ears right off the poor little guy.

I love that Colton wanted to read his card even if he just looked at it & then tried to eat it.

We pulled out B's table & the hard boiled eggs & let B & the neighbor kids dye them.  B lacked patience when it came to leaving the eggs alone to soak up the color but he did better than I thought he would & the eggs turned out alright.

When we were done with the egg dying we moved onto the Easter Egg hunt.  B LOVED the eggs that I found that you squeeze & confetti goes every where the most.

Colton even got in on the fun & PaPa helped him find an egg or two.

We had an amazingly yummy dinner that & played outside for most of the was the best Easter with the boys to date!!

I thought I would share that Lance brought me home the most beautiful tulips too............isn't he sweet!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Come One Come All........

I think that everyone has received their invite in the mail so I am very excited to show off Colton's 1st Birthday Party theme & invitation................

Of course I went to Pixel Perfect Boutique for the design since she has designed everything for me; including Brayden's 1st birthday invitation. She always does an amazing job & I would trust anyone else with such an important event!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

11 Months Old

Holy crap in a month this little guy will 1 year old...........a whole 12 months will have gone by in the blink of an eye.  I am really looking forward to his party but am sad at the same time.  It is true what they say about them growing up so fast; he will be 5 & heading off to kindergarten before I know it & oh how the tears will fall down this momma's face when that happens.

Colton is almost walking & a speed demon crawler.  He has taken a few steps here & there but doesn't seem to have his balance under control just yet.  He loves to giggle & has the best belly laugh I've heard for being so little.  He has figured out that he likes real food & prefers to try to feed himself when ever possible.  I am still giving him 3rd foods 3 times a day but he likes to feed himself apples, strawberries, bananas, carrots & even chicken.  The kid LOVES food & loves his independence already. He claps when you say "yeah" & loves when I sing to him.

He is taking one long nap a day & thankfully it has worked out to be the same time that B naps so I am in nap heaven finally.  Colton is no different than his brother & every time the door opens to outside he wants to go out & play.  It is hard at the moment since he is not walking to keep both entertained since I drag his walker outside & he wanders without fear but he can be contained by putting him on the grass.  He will sit & pull it out of the ground forever.  He is also like his big brother in the water area; the hose comes out & I get huge smiles & laughs.  The water is still a bit cold but I really don't think kids have a sense of that while they are playing.

Colton has finally also gotten on a great nightly sleeping schedule; he goes down at 8 & is up around 6 UNLESS he is teething & then it gets a bit earlier.  He has 5 teeth & it seems like more are coming because the drool is just pouring out of his little mouth.  There is literally a line on the floor that follows his crawling path...............gross I know but what can I do?  He is wearing 12 month shorts but 18 month tops & size 3 shoes.  He is a long lean little thing!!

Colton loves his brother with all of his heart & the way that he looks at him is with such admiration already; I only wish B looked at him the same way.  We are still struggling with B sharing & poor Colton gets pushed over or popped by B at least a few times a day.  B goes strait to timeout when this happens & then has to hug, kiss & say sorry to his baby brother & we are hoping this will pass very quickly.

Colton is happy about 95% of the time & is all boy all the time.  He has a smile that can light up a room.  He is trying to talk & be heard already.  He says "da-da", "no-no" (& shakes his head while saying it), we get a j sound for juice & has attempted "ma-ma" a few times but I'm not sure if he is really saying it or if just babbling & that is what I want to hear.

We are so lucky to have these little guys in our lives & I feel blessed each & every day that I spend with them.  I am really looking forward to Colton Circus Party next month & will post his invite once everyone receives theirs in the mail.