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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Way behind on blogging

Yes, I know I am behind. Life has been busy. Colin will be 2 next month. Wait...did I really just say that??? My little baby who grew inside of me will be T-W-O??(Gotta post the pics from 2 years ago!!)It blows my mind. As I watch him grow everyday, I feel more happiness than I have ever known possible. He says over a hundred words now (some which I wish he didn't ;) and he is very smart. (Must get that from mommy.) Colin keeps me incredibly busy. He is very active and has a short attention span. Although he is still addicted to "Elmo" and the second I put the DVD in, he is glued to the TV. We often have to watch Elmo 3 or 4 times a day...ughhh lol. But he is learning his ABC's and counting from the DVDs, so I can't complain too much.

Alot has happened since my last post. We took a trip to Florida and had a wonderful time! Colin got to see alligators and go to the ocean for the first time. It was our first family vacation together and we all enjoyed it...for the most part. Colin was very good on his first plane ride too! Didn't even cry!! I was so proud of him. He was a little homesick at first, but after getting to ride a couple rides..he forgot all about it!
Airplane Ride!! I am also happy to say that this is probably the LAST picture of Colin ever drinking a bottle...Yes...only a month before he turns two...he is off the bottle!! FINALLY! He now has a sports bottle/sippy cup that he "thinks" is a bottle..but its not. That's how we got the real ones away. There is not even one in our house now. Weaning him off the bottle was very hard to do! I am also happy to report that Colin has used his potty once! Granted, most of it was on the floor but still! :) :) My big boy is growing up!!!
We have also been spending time at the lake with friends. I am very blessed to have two great girlfriends (Ashleigh and Tara) who have children that Colin can play with.

Many other things have happened these past couple months...Colin getting sick and permanently needing breathing treatments, getting accepted to foster care, and Josh changing careers. To make it short, we were planning on becoming foster parents but Josh has now decided to go back to school for 4 years to become a teacher and a coach...so the foster parenting will be on the back burner for now. I am very proud of my husband and can't wait to start this new chapter in our lives! Colin is needing attention from me right now...so I'm going to end this post :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Motorcycle Mama

I am now co-owner of a motorcycle with my husband. After hours of arguing, (I could find many other ways to spend that much money...) he won and we bought a motorcycle/crotch rocket.


He promised to be safe and wear a helmet on the highway...and I guess it will be nice to have some "us" time every now and then and take a cruise. I just wish people would watch out for cycle's more than they do. I will worry about him.


Weather has been HOT here...we are just trying to survive. I'm a Kansas girl...I love the snow :) As for Colin...he's started his terrible two's at 20 months. That says it all.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back to the Norm

So I am FINALLY almost done with working extra hours. Thank goodness. I love my job, but I am a little burnt out right now. I am ready for some R&R. But as always, I work during vacation during June, so I will not be able to go to Texas with everyone else. Bummer. But I am shooting for July in Texas...

I am really excited for summer to be here. I have been tanning every other day because I only have a month to get dark. I am getting another tattoo on June 11th and I'm super stoked! But, you can't tan after you get one..so I'm damaging my skin as fast as possible :) I am getting the tattoo on my left shoulder. I will post a pic of what I'm looking to get done. I will add color to mine though.
Colin has a rash on his leg. Doctor said its something viral going around. Doesn't seem to slow him down though. And my goodness does my son talk now....he's never quiet! He's always saying something...even if its the same thing over and over...example....M N M's lol (thanks Grandpa Gates for that one..) He is 22 pounds even. But he's eating alot better than he used to now that his back molars came in. He's a hoot. He can make someone smile everywhere we go. He amazes me more everyday. His new favorite pasttime is swinging. We spend at least an hour a day out back.

We had a BBQ for Memorial Day at our house. It was a nice get together. Ashleigh, Deangelo, Karmelo, and Ashleigh's nephew came, along with my mom and Gary. We ate ribs, hot dogs, and hamburgers and the weather was beautiful... It is always nice to spend time with friends and family :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MoThErS DaY!

Proud graduate....but VERY PROUD MOMMY!!!! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

18 Month Stats

So....Josh took Colin to the Dr. a couple weeks after he turned 18 months...this is what the end result was:

head circumference: 24% percentile for his age
height: 75% percentile for his age
weight 1% percentile for his age.

Yep you read it right.......ONE PERCENTILE for his age! Colin has not gained since his last Dr. appointment and weighs in at a little 21.8 pounds!!!! They were concerned and ran some tests for diabetes and other things...but they all turned out negative. Hes just a little guy! He's tall and skinny. Looks like his Grandpa Gates!! I hope he starts gaining...but as long as he's healthy...I'm happy.
Colin's molars finally came in..and he lets us know about them with his constant fussing. I will be happy when the teething process is done! Not much else is new.....I am working extra hours still for the whole month and Josh is working constantly as well. I graduate tomorrow from HCC and will get to walk across stage for the first time in my life! I am pretty nervous about that one...lets hope I don't fall :)

As you can see from this picture....we are still having MAJOR problems weaning Colin off of the bottle...this process is harder than I thought. Especially when he looks at me with those blue eyes and says "Doddle?" He is also learning to help with household chores.....well maybe just play with the laundry baskets lol....

Monday, April 13, 2009

3 Years Today

Three years ago today, Grandpa Gates passed away. Colin, Dad, and I went to visit his grave as well as Grandma's. Grandpa & Grandma....we miss you everyday and will love you forever. RIP..you are always in our hearts.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thought for the day

Why is it that work makes you feel guilty for calling in....when your child is severely sick and the doctors advise you to keep them home?!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!