Sunday, July 22, 2012

Colby at 2 years

I can't believe my little boy is 2 years old! He's such a crazy kid, and I love him to pieces!  He is always making me laugh either by what he says or what he's doing.  I love watching him copy everything his daddy does. It's way too cute.  I took him to the doctors yesterday for his check-up.  Having the doctors give a 2 year old shots makes me more sad than giving a baby shots. But colby took it like a champ and was super happy about the sucker afterwards.  Here are his 2 year stats:

Weight: 23.8 lbs
Height: 34 in.

He's just growing so fast.  He's still in the 5th percentile, but they aren't too worried since he's consistant with the 5th percentile and isn't going down.

Colby loves:

Reading certain books over and over and over again
His stuffed animals
Acting like his stuffed animals are babies (copies what I do with Parker and practices them on his animals)
Playing cars (especially his digger)
playing on my Ipad
watching the beginning of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and one of the baby einstein movies
playing outside whenever he can for as long as he can
pretending to drive
jumping into the pool
being on the counter when i'm cooking
chasing around the house
and many many more things

He's in a toddler bed now. He's so good with it, I put him in and tell him to wait for me to get him, so when he wakes up in the morning or after his naps he still waits in bed for me to get him.  I know it's only a matter of time before he figures out that he can get out and roam the house, but right now i'm enjoying how cute it is that he still just lays there and waits.  He loves Parker, sometimes he doesn't understand how rough he's being with him, but I can tell he just wants to play with him and love him.  Colby also has three out of his four 2 year molars in.  The last should be coming any day now.

This past weekend we threw him a birthday party and it ended up being so much fun!  I had a great time watching as everything came together.  Andrew and I decorated he birthday cake, we made little cars out of apples and grapes, and dipped strawberries and pineapples in chocolate. Fantastic food if you ask me (that's why we chose it).  We had a slip n slide, rented a big blow up slide, and filled the kid pool up.  We never even made it over to the big pool.  The kids seemed to love the slide.  They were still a little young to go down the slide on their own for the most part, but the parents had fun taking the kids down (at least andrew and I had a great time)






Sunday, July 15, 2012

More Jump

We were able to take the boys swimming on Saturday for a little bit. This is the second day putting Colby in a life vest and I think he's doing really well! he wont be swimming anytime soon, but he's very comfortable with this thing! Just a month ago he wasn't too thrilled about the water, but now all he wants to do is jump in and is always saying "more jump". I'm so happy he's finally liking the water!
I'm not sure what you can hear in the video, but he's saying "one, two" and then jumps, and as soon as he comes up from the water he yells "three!"


video

Friday, July 6, 2012

4th of July

I did it. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and we traveled to LA for the 4th to spend the night at Dan and Britt's. I have been wanting to go to LA so bad and stay with them, but I've been terrified about how the little kiddos would sleep at night.  After Andrew got off work on the 3rd, we headed down to LA and got there a little before 8.  Colby went OFF THE WALL!!  He was so hyper and LOVING that he was center of attention. He was purposely trying to get us all to laugh, it was so funny watching him go crazy.  We didn't even try putting him to sleep until after 10, he was hyper for that long.  We had Kami, Andrew, and I laying on the living room floor, Colby in a pack n play behind the couch so he couldn't see us, and Parker in his carseat in the closet. I hardly slept because I was having crazy anxiety, but they did so good!  Colby actually woke up whining for some reason (he's been doing that lately, but I can ignore it when he's at home in his crib) I didn't want him to wake everyone up including Parker, so I picked him up and let him sleep on me.  I just watching him sleep for an hour and a half, he was just so precious. Then Parker started waking up at 4:00, so I put Colby back in his crib and went and fed Parker, and he went back down super easily as well.  Love those kids, maybe we can do it again now that we had success.

The next morning, we headed for the beach to spend the 4th of July at the beach. We were welcomed by the clouds, wind, and COLD. (perhaps it was cold because I just might be getting used to the 100 degree bakersfield weather). but luckily the sun came out around 2:00.  Colby didn't seem to mind the cold one bit. he played in the ocean, and the rest of the day he spent it in his diaper while I was all wrapped up in a blanket.  He had so much fun at the beach, this makes me so excited to go to Hawaii at the end of the month.  We had such a great relaxing day at the beach. I absolutely loved our little break.