Monday, January 31, 2011

One Smart Cookie

He just amazes us every day with the things he is learning!  He's going to be one smart cookie!

Colton vs The Stairs - Part 2

He must have had another growth spurt because Colton can reach our handrail now!  He's getting really good (and really quiet) at going up and down the stairs.

What Does a "Colton" Say?

Rargh!  Rargh!  Roooaaarrr!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scouting Video

I know it's probably a little too early to be thinking NBA ... but with skills like this, it's hard not to think about it!

Colton's Latest Toy - XBox Kinect


Colton vs The Stairs - Part 1

Colton is getting braver on the stairs.  This is him at Nana and Bumpaw's house.  Their hand rail is a little lower than ours and he has no problem using it to go up and down.  And since they have a tri-level he doesn't have as many stairs to worry about.  We're still waiting on him to discover the "slide" part of their stairs!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Nana was playing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the keyboard the other day and Colton was sitting with her watching ... well I thought I heard him singing along but it just didn't seem possible.  So later that night we started singing it and this is what we got ...

We've heard him sing some more parts as well but haven't been able to capture it.

Christmas Catch Up

Our Christmas began with Great Grandma Paula the weekend before Christmas.  We had a nice dinner (thank you Chadlee) and then exchanged gifts.  Colton got a 5 pack of cars and a very cool log cabin bank.

Our next Christmas was from Karrie (a co-worker of mine).  She got Colton some clothes, books and made him an "I-Spy" quilt.  It was perfect.  It had little squares of fabric of different things that Colton likes ... like I said ... perfect!

On Christmas Eve morning, we went to Grandma and Papaw Brown's.  Cathy made a wonderful egg quiche dish and a very tasty apple cinnamon twist dish.  Colton wasn't too interested in the food and was ready for his presents.  One of our big presents was a Little Tikes table and chairs.  Colton also got lots of new clothes and toys and a GeoTrax train set that we haven't opened up yet but Chad is pretty anxious to do so!

After a short nap, we headed to Great Grandma Brown's for dinner.  Colton made out really well there too with lots of new clothes, cars, books and a drum/instrument set that all the kids enjoyed playing.  Miss Mara continued to love all over Colton and it was great to see Miss LeiLa walk! 

On Christmas day, I woke up and prepared the downstairs for the festivities.  I plugged in all the Christmas lights, turned on the "fireplace", started up the Christmas music, and put some chocolate chip cookies into the oven!  We had to wait for Colton to wake up, but it was well worth the wait!

We had to quit a little early (Colton was losing interest anyways) and get ready for Great Grandma Wiley's.  Just like last year, I didn't take a single picture there.  He did get some really neat stuff there though.  He got a Colts hoodie, a set of Nerf balls, a puzzle block that has different things to learn on each side, and some books.

From there we headed to Nana and Bumpa's house.  Again, Colton had lost interest so we did a few of his presents but spent the majority of the time on our presents.

The Radio Flyer pony at the end really perked Colton up though!

We were supposed to head back to Nana and Bumpa's the day after Christmas to finish up Colton's presents and for left over lunch but Colton came down with a stomach bug so we had to wait until Monday to head back over.  But he was ready to open more presents!  Nana and Bumpa got him some clothes, puzzles, books, toys and a basketball hoop for their house!

Our last Chrismtas event was on New Year's Day.  We headed to Colleen's to see Great Grandpa Larry.  Colton got a Purdue hoodie, a Magnadoodle, some more clothes, a puzzle book, and a book called Gallop that as you open the book it makes the animal on the page appear to move.  Very neat!

We had a wonderful Christmas and hope that everyone else did as well!

Oh ... Colton got a Schwinn Roadster Tricycle from Santa this year and I wanted to show off him "riding" it.  His legs are just a little too short still for the pedals!