Saturday, January 31, 2009

Getting Ready for Emma!

So the past week or so the boys have been as crazy as ever. From Tre doing crazy dance moves around the house to Colin climbing on top of the dinner table to get food - things are a little hectic around the yellow house! And to think... we're adding a little girl to our mix in about a month!

Preparations are starting already! I've been nesting like crazy, cleaning everything from the shower caddy to a laundry basket! Moms are coming up bringing more clothes and toys (for both boys and the girl!) and we're having a baby shower soon to get more things this little girl will need! I still have to organize everything, of course - but that'll just help my nesting desires!

As for the boys, whether they're ready or not, that's kinda hard to tell. Tre will say, "I can't wait for Baby Emma to come" and feel my belly when she's moving. I think he's ready for his sister to be here, but we'll see how he adjusts to another little one running around! And Colin has no clue! He's so busy jumping on couches that I don't think he even realizes his world is about to drastically change! Again, we'll have to wait and see and how he reacts to Emma!

I, on the other hand, am ready! I'm trying to enjoy the last days of my last pregnancy... but it's kinda hard when your back hurts and the baby kicks hurt; I'm ready to have little Emma in my arms and not in my belly! We're super excited, and the countdown is going: only 4 Sundays left! Woo Hoo!!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a 15 month old can do

Last week was Colin's 15-month check-up. And as the nurse was asking TJ the typical "can he do this" and "can he do that" questions Colin was doing pretty good (pretty much able to do most of the things she asked). Then the nurse looked at Colin's charts and realized she had asked all the 18 month questions! Apparently she had just looked at Colin and thought he was 18 months! So once she asked him the 15 month questions, he did great!! Here are some things Colin can do:

*feeds himself cereal with a spoon (it still counts even if he's a mess afterwards, right?!)
*put his juice in the refrigerator when the door is open (Tre usually opens it for him!)
*assists in putting clothes on/off
*carries his clothes to the hamper before bath
*he tries to jump but doesn't quite get his feet off the ground!
*can play "football" (gets in three-point stance, yells "down" and then runs at BG)
*likes to wrestle with Tre
*assists in brushing his teeth (we're still working on this because right now he likes his tongue brushed more than his teeth!)
*gives hugs and kisses

A cute story about that last item...
The other night when going to bed, Colin went to give Tre a good night kiss. I think he aimed for his cheek but got his ear instead! Tre was completely grossed out, which, of course, made Colin crack up and try to do it again (what are little brothers for, right?!). Colin tried again but Tre put his hand up telling him, "no," so Colin high-fived him instead, multiple times!! At this point both boys are laughing, and their high-fives turned to pounds/fist-pumps. Lots of brotherly love going around as they were saying good night. It was very cute!

So overall both boys are doing great.
- Jo

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wear this hat...

Today Tre, who was wearing Colin's Gator hat, brought me the cowboy hat and said:
"Mom, you be a cowboy. I'm gonna be a winner."

'Atta boy!!


Sunday, January 4, 2009


The past couple of months Colin's vocabulary has been growing. We think his first official word was "dog" - and I say "think" because it wasn't exactly clear (kinda sounded like dawgie), but we're pretty sure it was "dog" because he said it as he was pointing to a dog. Here's a list of other words coming from Colin now a days:

Cookie (when getting Ritz crackers)
Down (when playing football)
Whazzup (with TJ)

And a bunch of blubbering that we think are words... but just can't figure out what they are just yet!

Meanwhile, Tre's vocabulary is pretty amazing for a three year old. His words include:

"What are we discussing, guys?"
"this toy isn't cooperating"

It's pretty amazing these days with these boys and their words. It'll be pretty funny when Colin talks more and the boys can discuss how to spoil Emma, or torture her... boys can be boys! Anyway, not much else to tell - I'll write soon with an update from the yellow house. Until then... Happy 2009!!

- Jo