Sunday, June 24, 2012


Coltie Bear,
What!?!?!?  I can't even believe it.  I feel like we've been celebrating you turning four for a while now.  You celebrated in your class before school was out, in Lubbock with family, and then at your birthday party last weekend, but now it's real and you are officially 4!!!! (Well at 11:30 PM tonight.)
Every time I write a blog about a monthly or yearly birthday I say, "That sounds so old".  Well, I mean it.  4 IS old!  You are an old man! ;)
What an awesome "old man" you have turned into. 
You are smart and silly, soft spoken but loud, kind hearted and crazy, timid yet daring, smart and funny, animated and creative, organized with well thought plans. 
You are so special in so many ways. 
You are the best big brother.  Sure you are working on some sharing issues but you love your baby brother more than anything.  You are sweet, kind and gentle with him.  As long as he doesn't have something you want. ;)
You are a very animated story teller with the most vivid imagination.  You have a few "imaginary" friends. B, Josiah and Riley are often at our house! You still love to play with mommy and daddy but you really play well on your own. 
You love playing with legos, your tools, creating things with stickers, paper, crayons, scissors and glue.
You love being outside.
You have a phenominal memory.  We better not tell you or promise you anything because you will hold us to it and you will remember every single detail! You are also really really good with directions.
You seem to always be listening.  Even when we don't think you are.
You are not a good secret keeper, but you are working on it and you kept daddys Father's Day gift a surprise!
You love to watch Mickey Mouse Club House, Doc McStuffins, Calliou, Dora and Diego and watch movies on your "baby tv".
You hate crooked socks!
You are showing great interest in all things school.  Counting, letters, writing, your name ect.
You love sprinkles but still don't like meat.  Sometimes you'll eat chicken.  We are working on it and you have come a long way.  We now don't pack food to eat out (it was getting embarassing) as long as the place has a grilled cheese you and Chase are good to go! If you're both eating something you like, your brother can definatly eat more.  You just don't eat much in a sitting.
You still nap each day,  although most days you ask to "kip nap".  I wouldn't mind but you get pretty cranky come 3 or 4 if you skip nap.  You usually nap 1 to 2 hours and I come wake you.  That's quite a feat.  I think you'd nap for 3+ hours most days if I'd let you. At night you fight us on going to bed but we're working on it.  We just made your bed time a little later (about 8:45) so you stay up and play a little longer and you lay down with daddy for a shorter amount of time (5 to 15 minutes.)  We're working on getting into bed awake and letting you fall asleep on your own like you do at nap.
You still take something to bed with you. Usually a small car. You have a bed full of small stuffed animals but your favorites are still camo pillow (although it was retired for a short time) and your baby blanket.
You like everything to have a place and everything must go back where it should be. You make mommy proud. We had a fun time organizing (and admiring) your craft/art stuff a couple weeks ago.
If mommy would let it happen you'd like every single thing in our house/ that you own to be camo. You also really love red. You have a red crown that you use on every art project.
You are beyond words amazing.  Mommy loves you mosty-most. I am so proud of you and the little guy you are becoming.  Mommy and Daddy will continue to celebrate you.  We love you buuuuddy!
Love, Mommy

Today we spent the day celebrating you and all the things you love.  We had donuts for breakfast, presnts from mommy, daddy and Chase, went to the REAL Boat Show at Reliant and ended the day eating a grilled cheese at Willies with two balloon swords!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Dear Daddy,
Happy Father's Day. When we play waterguns I like it and we get all wet.  When we play with my new toys I like it and I love it. I love playing legos and boxing. You're the best daddy ever. You're my best buddy. Its Father's Day!
Love, Colt

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Camo Monkeys...Its a party!

Today, We had a CAMO 4TH Birthday Party at Money Bizness for Colton. 
Honestly, it was one of my all time favorite days I've had with my little family. 
 It was perfect!

Colton could hardly wait to get in and JuMp. 
He was most excited about getting everyone on this slide.  I think he spent 45 of our 60 minutes going up and down this slide.

They even had a little toddler area.  Chase played in it a little bit but was mostly passed from person to person and hung out a lot with Nanny and PawPaw.  (Everyone missed nap today!)
Most of the pictures I took were just a blur because everyone was sliding, jumping or running.  

The rock wall was a huge hit with the adults.

Colton just had the best time!
Grandad challenged Zak to a race.  
Look at this cute little bro!
Baby Jackson even came.  It was his very first birthday party!!!

After an hour of jumping we headed into the party room for cake and drinks.

Camo cake with camo swirls.  And it was delicious!!!

The birthday boy had too much fun. He was worn out!
We didn't have time to open presents at Monkey Bizness so we headed home to open gifts.
Colton got so many fun gifts.
Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us.  We had the best time and we love you all. 

This will go down as my all time favorite birthday celebration.  It was just perfect. 
A day to celebrate my first baby filled with all of our favorite people at a super fun place and with CAMO CAKE.  What more could you ask for!?!?!