Thursday, April 23, 2009

mmm mm good

today was baby food making day! colt's freezer cubes needed some replenishing, as well as finally adding a couple other items such as sweet potato and acorn squash. I also threw a couple of avocado in there, but I'm pretty sure he still hates them. he had a sample of the sweet potatoes while they were still nice and warm and he loooves them! Also I ground up some rolled oats into a powder to make him some oatmeal cereal. He likes having cereals mixed up with the cubes of pureed fruits and veggies.

sweet potatoe, acorn squash, avocado, apple, banana, & pear
the aftermath of baby food making

Also, tomorrow is a sad day. I am leaving Colt for the whole weekend!! We had our first overnight apart 2 weeks ago, but this is going to be a full weekend away from my little babe. So sad. He does not do very well with a bottle, he much prefers mommy so it's going to be rough on him. He will be with daddy on friday then grandma on saturday and sunday so he is in good hands. I have a feeling no one is going to be getting sleep. Also, I have a clogged milk duct right now that is so painful and causing flu like symptoms. I hope it goes away really quickly because it is going to be pretty rough on me as it is trying to keep my milk supply stable this weekend without Colt.

and, speaking of going away.. Colt is fast becoming a little jetsetter! Next week we have decided to drive down to West Palm Beach Florida for a nice family vacation. I cannot wait!! I'm worried about the 3 day drive for Colt in the car as well as protecting him from the sun once we are there, but it is all going to be so worth it. THEN we are only home for a couple of weeks and we are off to Victoria BC! Coast to coast. Fun adventurous times for the little boy.

And in closing... Colt's favourite thing these days.. smashing things. He loves loud noises and banging, drumming, smashing, dropping toys.. anything to make noise. Every time he gets something in his hand he has to test out how it sounds being banged. Loud, but cute!

Friday, April 17, 2009

colt's trip to the zoo!

little Colt had his first trip to the zoo this week! We went with his 'aunties' Laura (for her birthday), Vanessa & Christine, and 'uncle' Erik. soooo much fun!

The weather was pretty nice and Colt visited pretty much every animal in the zoo. He was a very good boy despite such a long day trip. He liked looking at all the people and having his aunties play with him as much as he liked looking at the animals.

He got a little zoo sun hat but even still he got a little sunburn on his one cheek. I felt like a pretty bad mommy... clouds are deceiving! It was basically gone the next day though, lots of cream later. He also brought some of his animal toys to the zoo to show off to the real animals, like his Sophie the giraffe and the monkey Uncle Chad bought him. I think he liked watching the wall of fish the best as far as the animals go though. Good times!

In other news, I have been very busy helping Candace get ready for her wedding, so I have not been doing too many updates. That and Colt is very demanding of attention these days!! If he is awake, he wants to be paid attention to and carried around. He is a pushy little guy that knows what he wants. haha. He squirms around in our arms a lot to get to the direction and places he needs to go. Busy little guy, busy mommy.

He also has a new stroller! It's a nice lightweight one, good for his trips through the house. Also.. my good little sleeper is gone. He is waking a few times through the night now and last night it was almost every single hour. sigh. I think he is going through another growth spurt, at least I'm hoping that is why he is waking so often and soon he will return to longer sleeps. He is doing good with his food too.. carrots, bananas, peach, pear, apple, as well as oatmeal cereal. I have some sweet potatoes and an acorn squash to make up with the next big baby food making day. Also, I think I may attempt the avocado again, for a good laugh if anything!

The last few days his new obsession is sticking his tongue out and making sounds... the result is a lot of spitting. It's SO cute. Well, everything he does is cute but this little act in particular is pretty fun to watch. I don't know how it's possible but I just fall in love with this little boy more and more every day!!