Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Yummy, I love bananas. However.....
I prefer to feed myself thank you very much!
I think I will see how much I can get into my mouth before mommy takes it away.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

11 months!

Only one more month until he is no longer a baby, well not really but for some reason when I think of him turning 1 I assume that means he will be a boy and no longer a baby! Colt is doing great, he loves to explore, eat bugs, play in the dirt, give Byson lots of love, eat with his fingers (he has still not figured out the silverware thing), be tickled on his feet and under his chin, take a bath, go on runs with mom and dad (especially when they end with play time at the park) and of course eat whatever we are eating! He is not real fond of green beans (even the real ones!), walking (he hates it when I try and work with him on it), going to bed (especially when we have been doing something fun and then we just stop and tell him its bedtime) and lately he has been getting frustrated when I try and do something for him, he just wants to do it himself! He is very aware of everything around him, he loves to just sit and listen to people or watch and listen to animals or whatever may be going on around him. He loves to point to whatever it is he wants, likes to wave hi and bye, claps his hands when we play patty cake, and loves to bang on windows over and over again! His favorite word is still dog, which he proceeds to say everytime Byson or the big dogs are around. He also says: dad, mama,ball, hi, hello (my dad taught him hello, everytime my dad puts the phone to his ear and says hello, Colt will put his hand to his ear and say "hewwo") and today I showed him a cow and said "cow says mooo" he goes "moo moo." Of course if the average person heard him talking they would probably have no clue what he is saying, except for the word dog, that is very clear! He is also developing quite the little personality. It is so fun to watch his personality start to come out, he knows when he is in trouble from the sound of our voice and he looks at us like he is thinking "uh oh I am in trouble but maybe I can still try and get away with it." The first time I hit him on the finger for doing something after I had told him no, he looked at me like I was the most awful person on the earth:) Overall he is doing great, we are having so much fun watching him grow and learn new things.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fun at the park

We got up early this morning, Colt does not sleep much past 6:30 these days. Once the light comes in he is ready to get up, he would be ready at 5:30 if I would go and get him but he is really good about hanging out in his crib for awhile and he will usually fall back asleep. Anyway, we went on a run and then stopped by the park on the way home.
Its been awhile since I have gotten some close up pictures of him, looking at these makes me realize how big he is getting. He looks more and more like a boy and less like a baby......
in fact I am trying to decide who he looks like or dad???
He loves playing on the slides and.....
climbing up the stairs!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Can you say CRAZY!!

I think this picture does a pretty good job of saying it best, we are all pretty tired around here. Its been awhile since I posted and we have had some interesting things happen in our house (or should I say happen to Dave). We were in Tri-Cities last Friday and Saturday for the regional track meet that I was coaching at. We decided to just stay the night at his parents on Friday night so I would not have to drive back and forth. The weather was 100 degrees and so hot! Dave brought Colt to the track meet for a little while on Friday night but it was still so hot, we kept dropping ice water on his head and he would smile. The poor little guy was literally panting it was so hot, he is like Dave a lot in that way. I have to be careful what I put him to bed in because he will be sweating sometimes when I come and get him in the morning and this is after I have put like 3 layers on myself and bundled up under the covers all night just to sleep well. Dave likes a very cold house, he sleeps with the window open in winter! Anyway, saturday morning Dave got up and decided to go on a early morning bike ride. He went on about a 20 mile ride and when he got back to his parents I noticed him holding his arm funny. I asked him what happened and he said he had fallen right after he had left the house, his chain had come off on his bike while going up a hill and he had not been able to get his foot out of the clips in time so he had put his hand down to stop his fall, however he then proceeded to pick himself back up, get back on the bike and ride for 20 miles!! MEN!!! As he was dropping me off at the track meet I told him to just go to the ER and get his arm looked at. I get a call 6 hours later that he has a broken radius and he needs to see an orthapedic surgeon! To make a long story short, we got him into the doctor on Thursday and he said no surgery but it will probably take 3-6 weeks to heal. Until then he is supposed to take it easy (which he is not, in fact right now he is laying tile at the church....the guy can hardly move his arm and he's going to try and lay tile!!) Also, his arm is swollen and bruised from his elbow on up! Besides Dave's arm he also got surgery on his mouth this week, many of you know the story about his brother knocking out his front teeth when they were wrestling about 10 years ago. Well last summer the tooth they replaced it with finally gave out so for the past 10 months they have been getting his mouth prepared to have a bridge put in. On Wednesday, Dave spent 6 hours in the dentist chair and I must say he has a much better looking smile now:) Dave will be so thrilled to see that I just wrote an entire essay on him on the blog!

Other than that I think things are going to start slowing down a little bit! I am done with track and only have 3 more weeks until school is out for summer. This is the time of year when its hard being a teacher because the kids start to get antsy and its so hard to keep them motivated..not that I can blame them. We have a lot of fun things planned for summer and I am sure it will fly by! Speaking of slowing down...Colt is definitely not slowing down, in fact he is becoming much busier!! There is nothing that he can't figure out a way to get into to, in fact he is getting to the point where he is tall enough to grab stuff off counters, end tables and the kitchen table! The only way I even get to blog is if I put him in his high chair and feed him, right now he is eating grapes and an english muffin for breakfast:) I am going to try to post some pictures very soon!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Colt has gotten pretty good at standing on his own. When I try and coax him to walk towards me without holding on to something he immediately assumes the squating position and then falls to his hands and crawls as fast as he can......
...oh well he will figure out the walking on his own time:) In the mean time he looks so cute squating like this!

Mothers Day

We had breakfast at our house for Mothers Day. My mom , dad, Marni and her boyfriend Nate came over. I made a breakfast casserole, friendship bread, fruit, coffee and juice. It was simple and laid back and very fun! We went to church after breakfast and then came home so Colt could take a nap. Byson giving Colt some licks.
Papa, Di Di and Colt.
The girls.....Colt and Hercules.
My first mothers day!
Marni, Nate and Hercules.
My honey and I......can't believe it will be 5 years this summer. Time flies!!
This picture is for Marni who took about 50 (no joke) pictures of the dogs on my camera.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Busy Days!

This is what I wish I was doing right now:)
He is getting soooo tall!!!
We have had a busy couple of days but its been a lot of fun too! On Friday we had no school so Colt and I headed to Kennewick in the morning. I dropped Colt off with Dave's mom and got my hair done with Dave's sister. I had not had a hair cut in over 3 months and it needed it bad, now it looks great. Thanks Kenz!! I had a district track meet that night at Richland High School so Colt got to play with Memah while I worked. We got back to Walla Walla around 10:45 Friday night. Today, we got up early and ran in a 5k fun run here in Walla Walla. My little sister was in town along with her boyfriend so Marni and I ran and my mom pushed Colt and walked. It was a great way to start the day and our running time was pretty decent too:) We headed over to the farmer's market for an hour and walked around, had some good food and then came back to my house so Colt could get a nap. While Colt napped everyone else went wine tasting (except me I had to stay with Colt). Dave has been working at our church for the past 4 days after work, our church is adding on and Dave and a friend offered to do all the tiling in the men's and women's bathrooms. Its a big job and its still not done. Dave is pretty tired tonight! We had dinner and dessert at our house (chicken tacos and homeade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies...YUM!!) and everyone left around 9. I did not take a single picture the last two days, I forgot my camera and I am bummed because I could have gotten some good ones. The best I could do was Colt sleeping tonight:) Hopefully, I can get some pictures tomorrow for Mother's Day. My mother-in-law and my own mother have already spoiled me and its not even the actual day yet! All right I am going to bed. Good night!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday at the Park

The weather was beautiful this weekend so we decided to get out and enjoy it! We went running and then stopped by the park so Colt could play.
He loves to go running in the stroller now, he is getting so big!! Before he would usually sleep through the entire thing, now he wants to be sitting straight up, looking around and pointing and waving at everything and everyone!!
I put him at the top of the slide, he was not so sure about going down it but he loved to hold on to the sides and....
........ crawl up it!
Once he figured out how to pull himself up on his feet and use his shoes for traction he got pretty good at going up and down the slide.

He loved the steps and of course wanted to do it all on his......
We also played on the merry-go-round and the swings. I think he liked the climbing more than anything. We have a little park just about half a mile from our house and its perfect for him to play on right now.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Sleepover and magazines.

Have I mentioned lately that Colt is into EVERYTHING, these days. He refuses to sit still, its exhausting but fun too!! He loves to pull all the magazines out and rip them apart, I have given up on trying to keep him out of them, it keeps him entertained and I just make sure I read the magazine before I put it in the rack!
He's such a happy boy! He had his first sleep over last night at my dad and mom's. Dave was out of town for work and I had a track meet in Yakima and did not get home until midnight so he stayed the night at my parents and then my mom took him to daycare this morning. It was pretty sad waking up this morning and not having him here with me. I miss him so much when I am away from him. I picked him up from daycare this afternoon around 5 and he was so excited to see me, I got a big (open-mouth) kiss and everything.