Thursday, May 26, 2011

the fort.

last weekend we built a fort.  cole was little cranky and i was trying to think of something fun for him to do that was different.  he LOVED it.  we have had little pow-wows under the dining room table before and he loves going under there so i thought that he would love this too.
we moved his little house over in front so it had a real entrance.

 even chewy liked the fort.  
we had fun.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011


cole got a new slide for the backyard.  however, he got it the week we actually got some rain and so he was using it inside for a while.
 hey mama!  you watchin' me?

 illegal moves
 help mama!

he has also caught on to saying 'wweeeeeee' as he goes down.  

Saturday, May 7, 2011


we had a luau at church last weekend.  cole of course wanted to fit in.  i found this hawaiian shirt for him at our consignment store for $1.  

 listening to the dogs barking.
 i love this picture.  he is too funny.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

18 months.

cole turned 18 months on sunday. I cannot believe that my little man is just that.  a little man!  here are some of the fun things that he does and is into:
- he is starting to talk a lot more.  he says mama, dada, milk, more, dog, hi, hey, hot, book, bible, baby, bye-bye, help, nana (for both banana and my mom who is called nana)
- he is signing the words more, milk, all done, please, help
- he waves bye bye and blows kisses
- he has learned how to use zippers
- he loves to bark like a dog and bark whenever he sees a dog, we say the word dog, or sees a picture of a dog
- he can point to a lot of pictures when we ask him, like banana, phone, baby, computer keys and such
- he runs everywhere!  walking is overrated.
- he is climbing onto everything!  his favorite place to climb to at the moment is the dining room table
- he is wearing 12-18 month clothes although a lot of this pants are still huge on him.
- he just started wearing size 5 shoes
- he has 4 teeth.  yes folks, we are still at 4.
- his favorite foods are blueberries and oranges and of course puffs
- he still loves anything with buttons, especially phones and remotes.
- he eats with a spoon and fork

- he is becoming increasingly independent and does not want us to help him with things (like holding a cup for him to take a sip out of)
- with that independence he is showing more frustration when he does not get what he wants and he has started stomping his feet when he gets mad
- he is obsessed with playing with the water hose in the driveway.
- he loves to dance!
- he can point to the letter "c"
- he loves to tickle armpits
- he has learned what keys do and tries to stick keys into the doorknob at every chance.  he even knows the difference between the car and house keys!
- he can do "sic em bears" except he doesn't know how to say the words yet, he just makes sounds
- he loves to go down slides, color with crayons, and do puzzles
- he loves stacking blocks and of course knocking them over
- he can point to his feet, eyes, hair, ears, mouth, nose and muscles

he is so fun! and i must say that i am the luckiest mom out there.  he is such a sweet kid who loves people and other kids.  he is always going up to other kids at church, restaurants, playground, store, etc to talk to them or play with them.  it also amazes me that in 18 months he has had one sickness (virus with a fever) and a few colds.  that is it!  crazy!  

i am blessed beyond words to have been able to be a parent to this little munchkin for a year and a half.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

easter ears.

cole just wanted to show you how much he loved the bunny ears that i put in his easter basket. 
he just loved wearing them as you can tell.
 "hey there, wanna go hop around?"

Monday, May 2, 2011


cole got some new crocs.
we like crocs in our family. 
just thought i'd share.