Saturday, November 7, 2015

My Baby - 20 months!

Seriously, I can't believe my little baby boy is 20 months old!  Where did the time go?  Wasn't it just yesterday the he was eating solid food for the first time?  Everyone always says that the time goes so fast, but you don't really understand, until it happens.  And really, what can you do?  It's not like we can stop time or slow it down?  I try to take in every min as much as I can, but even then, its just so fast.  And yet, I can't remember what my life was like before Colton was in it.  

I miss him so much during the week when I'm at work.  Don't get me wrong, I love my job (especially this year!  Woot Woot for one school!), but I am so jealous of the moment who get to stay home with their babies.  Sometimes I feel like I've just too many rolls to play: mommy, wife, teacher, student, daughter, sister, friend, and just me.  I worry that I might be spreading my self too thin.  I didn't even take Colton to a pumpkin patch this year.  He's lucky he even got a pumpkin.  I had plans to go to a pumpkin patch, pick one out, and paint it together, but none of that happened.  Maybe once I'm finished my masters degree life will be easier, but there is only so much you can squeeze in on the weekends.

As much as I despise the cold, I do love fall.  The colors are so beautiful, it not hot anymore, but not cold yet.  I wish we could skip from fall back to spring and just forget winter all together.

So, at 20 months Colton is finally starting to talk a little more.  The words he says regularly: night night, OK, cat, yeah, Mmm(milk), OH (phone), no, yes, cool, done, shoe, again, Mommy, Dada, look, up, down, car, and hat.

He can get on and off the couch now, which he is very proud of.  He seems to understand almost everything we say.  He is starting to learn to put his toys away when he is finished playing with them. He absolutely loves to cuddle on the couch with his bear and blanket.  I think he would do that for hours if we let him.  We are still enjoying walks, at least until it gets colder.  He enjoys running around the yard and finding "treasures".

He's still a very shy little boy, but he warms up pretty quickly.  He loves experiencing new things as long as I'm very close by.  He's not too adventurous, and I'm totally ok with that ;)

He loves to get his picture taken and then look at the picture in the camera.

Overall, he is a very happy little boy!  And what more could a Mommy ask for?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our Month in Costa Rica

This summer Chris, Colton, and I were lucky enough to spend an entire month in Costa Rica.  It was by far one of the most wonderful experiences EVER!  We all loved every minute and did not want to come home.  So many wonderful memories and experiences.

Our condo was located in Ocotal, Costa Rica near Coco Beach.

We visited several different beaches while we were there.  We wanted to experience as much of Costa Rica as possible.

During our first week we checked out a local zoo.  Which was more of a animal rescue turned tourist attraction.  They actually had a lot of really cool activities, but there is only so much you can do with a toddler.

Meet Len, the adorable baby howler monkey.

The roads in Costa Rica are no joke.  On our way to the beach we had to stop for a cow crossing, and two bulls were fighting in the middle of the road.

But beautiful!

This is the best stroller!  We got the Graco Relay Jogging Stroller.  It was seriously bad ass!  We could literally drive it through the ocean!

Colton took to the beach right away.  He loved every minute of it!  From the sand, to the water, and especially finding cool shells to collect.

So beautiful!

If this isn't a boy who loves the beach, I don't know what!

There were iguanas EVERYWHERE!

Cute beach hair is a must :)

Our little boy has his fathers fair skin, and this stroller is not only 50 uv protection, but it comes down really low.  That was a quality that I had a lot of trouble finding in a jogging stroller.  It also has a 70 pound weight limit, so my little chunk will be able to use it for a while.  And it is damn sturdy!

Unfortunately Colton want allowed in the pool at our condo (all children had to be potty trained), but he was still able to enjoy this adorable little baby pool!

We did have a bit of a scary encounter involving several hungry monkeys.  

A troop of howler monkeys catching a mid day nap.

We drove an hour to see the sunset over the water, and it was so beautiful!

We all miss Costa Rica...cant wait to go back!