Monday, September 21, 2009

Catching Dust

This afternoon Cole, Annie and I were hanging out in my bedroom. I stepped out for a few moments and when I returned Cole was sitting on the little patch of sunlight on the floor. He was bouncing up and down on his knees grasping into the air. It only took me a few seconds to figure out that he was trying to catch the dust particles floating around in the air. Of course I didn't have the camera close by so this was the only picture I was able to get - it almost looks like he realized he was defeated. (Mom too since I did just dust and vacuum yesterday.)

Cole's Latest and Greatest:
  • Cole's current diet consits of bananas, eggs (hard-boiled), bread, cheese, milk, dirt, sticks and sand. The rest usually comes out with the tongue as fast as it goes in. Occasionally we can sneak in yogurt, melon or applesauce. And, he finally has shown a fondness for sweets! 
  • 110% Boy - Cole is wild. He has really grown a little wild side. He wrestles his stuffed animals, pounces on them, rolls on them and throws himself at pillows and/or blankets on the floor. He stands at the fridge and tosses all the fridge phonics magnets onto the floor and is on to the next activity.
  • 5th tooth is on its way.
  • Learned how to give "High-Five" and likes to give equal turns to mom and dad. If mom or dad is too slow in responding he will hit the back of his own head with his hand.
  • Shares bites of food with everyone including Annie.
  • Still won't walk independently for very many steps. He does however, insist on holding our hand to get from point A to point B. He gets very upset if he is left behind to crawl. We've tried tricking him into walking but he will just stand, think for a few seconds and decides to crawl - he's smart, we have lots of tile!
 Last night Cole showed us just how fearless he can be. He climbed onto his little rocking chair in his room (the chair was actually mom's when she was a little girl), stood up and started shaking the curtains. It was a good thing Dad was close by!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cole's Buddy - Annie...

Annie has always been very protective of Cole from day one; mommy number two. She needs to know where he is and what he is doing at all times. We need to be very careful to shut his bedroom door tightly or she will go in and out to check on him - sticking her nose through the slats on the crib. Each morning Annie can be found laying patiently outside Cole's bedroom. You know exactly when Cole is awake by how hard her tail is hitting the door as she wags it with excitement. Cole greets her with a big smile and laugh and Annie is off to get a toy or treat to show off. Annie also doesn't let us go anywhere without her. She is out the door as soon as it opens if we're not careful waiting to get in the car. Before Cole was born, Annie used to watch us out the front window when we left - she doesn't do that too often anymore; especially when she isn't included in the trip. (Sad...)

Over the last few weeks, Cole has really been interacting with Annie. She makes him laugh so hard! He puts food in her water dish and laughs while she fishes it out. He laughs even harder when she makes her crazy laps around the backyard or when she gets one of her stuffed animals out to play. I have been trying to get a video of the two of them for weeks and the timing just isn't right -Annie loves Cole and Cole loves Annie...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yesterday I took Cole to the doctor because he had been batting his ear and patting the side of his head. He has had 4 ear infections since the end of May and I wanted to keep on top of things. The doctor looked in both ears and said everything looked fine; no infection or fluid. I took him back to the Montessori and his teachers asked me how everything went. I said his ears were fine but that I was still befuddled as to why he has been patting the side of his head. They both started chuckling and said they should have mentioned to me earlier when they sing "No More Monkeys Jumping On the Bed, One Fell Off and Bumped His Head" they pat the side of their head. Now we know to ask the teachers first if he is doing anything different before taking him to the doctor. :)