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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

18 months

Colt just recently turned 18 months old. How the time passes...crazy. He has been so much fun lately, I realize I say this at every little milestone, but it's so true now:) Communication has been a struggle during his first year and a half of life, but it's really starting to come together now! Everytime he says something that makes sense, I get so excited and say "yes!, that is a ___!!" It's amazing what he learns at daycare, probably mostly from other children his age...because I don't think I'm teaching him anything.

He did great at his 18 month check-up. He actually let the doctor do his thing without any crying/whining/hesitations. He weighed 27 lbs 10 oz and was 32 1/2 inches long, which is somewhere between the 50th and 75th percentile. He has consistently stayed there.

His favorite words these days are "ride," "truck," "no," and "mommay." Everytime he sees any type of vehicle he says "truck" and never fails he says "ride." He LOVES to get in any car/truck/tractor/riding toy and play in it forever and will say "ride" over and over, which actually sounds like "wide." Also LOVES the word "no," says it to me, Josh, my sister, the dogs. He also says it to himself in the mirror while he's making faces (sticking out his lips) at himself. And of course loves to call's music to my ears. It sounds a little french when he says it..."mommay." It melts me and hasn't gotten old (yet).

He still is the sweetest thing ever, loves to love on me and sometime Josh:) We couldn't have asked for anything better than him!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

From enemies to friends!

Since Canon and Colt spent their first year together 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, they were more like brothers than friends. And brothers fight and really don't like each other (well, not in all cases, but it was in this case). Colt being the little baby was more on the sensitive side and Canon...well lets just say he's wild! So, Colt was a little scared of Canon and Canon knew it:)

A little over six months ago they went their separate ways...Colt to one daycare and Canon to another (not on purpose). Since then, they have seen each other and still for a while Colt was a little weary of Canon. Well, I think things have changed. See this sweet video of the it!

Happy Halloween 2010!!

We took our annual trip to the Moss's for a little Trick-or-Treating (just handing out candy) with friends. The only kiddos there were Canon, Ava and Colt. Colt as you see was a scary skeleton, Canon was a hick biker and Ava was a strawberry fair. We had lots of fun but we were very exhausted by the end of the day. I wasn't planning on going up to any houses to trick-or-treat with Colt, but next thing I knew he was grabbing my hand and heading down the road to see what this madness was all about. He acted like he'd been doing this for years, going right up to the houses and taking candy. We only made it to 3 houses, b/c those little legs take a long time to get places, but still funny!

Very scary skeleton!

But Oh so sweet at the same time:)

Mr. Skeleton, Miss. Strawberry Fairy and Mr. Tough Guy all enjoying a lolly pop.

Ava giving Colt a taste of her lolly pop.

Going on a wagon ride...I'm so surprised this worked out!

Mr. Skeleton found a little Miss. Skeleton later than night:)

Fun night!

Aplin Farms Pumkin Patch

The crew gathered at Aplin Farms Pumpkin Patch this year to see what it was all about. They had a little train ride, hay bale ride where you could pick sunflowers and pumpkins, a corn maze, petting zoo (included donkeys, rabbits, chickens, pigs and cows), food and produce to buy. It was a lot of fun for the kids. The only thing we did was chase our kids around, ride the train and pet the animals (or really just look at them).

Here is a picture of the Yates family with Colt on the Train ride. Cold said "rie" a lot (meaning ride). As Ava sat still between her mom and dad, Colt was all over the place in the cart.

On top of a bery bery scary spider.

Playing with Canon at the bin of pumpkins.
Official photo shoot:
Colt, Julia, Alex and Canon

Pumpkin Patch

This year Rebecca, Colt and I went to the First UMC Great Pumpkin Patch. It's amazing how many pumpkins they have out there and I truly feel sorry for the people that bring them out there...whew! Colt loved all the pumpkins and of course he either wanted to sit on them or pick them up. Luckily there were some small pumpkins that he could pick up.

Riding the pumpkins

Gathering the little pumpkins

Resting after some hard labor

Me and Colt

It's really hard to get a picture of him looking at the camera..this is pretty close.

And my favorite of the day!

Beach trip with the girls...

Okay and two little boys:) A few weeks ago, we took time out of our busy schedules to have some good quality girl family time! Mom, Elyse, Rebecca and I (and two little youngster's - Colt and Troy) were off to the beach. We stayed at my in-laws place at Blue Mountain and it was the perfect weekend to go to the beach...the water was beautiful, weather was great and company not so bad! Here are some pics from the weekend (mostly taken by Elyse):

Colt and Troy...I can't believe how close they are in size!

This picture was taken by Elyse, she does such a great job! Colt loved to play in the sand...Troy on the other hand loved to eat it:)

Colt does not like me holding other kids, so he had to climb in my lap too:)

Troy and Colt taking a bath together. Colt was a little crazy and Troy didn't know what to think of him.

All in all it was a great weekend...maybe next time we need to go without the kids:)