Friday, May 27, 2011


For my birthday, Jon gave me a bike trailer so I can take Cole on rides! I am very excited about it! But that meant we had to take our bikes in to get tuned up (after sitting outside (and not used once!) for the past 2 years.

We took them over to Bicycle Village and when we went to pick them up, Cole saw....

(only had my phone...sorry for the tiny picture)
First he was awed by how tall he was. Then he noticed that he didn't have hands. Then he thought, "Bike shorts? Hmm...maybe I should rub them...all over." At last he said, "Hi?"

That's when I jumped in and tried to explain that he wasn't real (if he had been, I am sure the rubbing would have gotten a reaction!). Cole couldn't get his eyes off him until we left. :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Uppey Part 2

My hair is still wet from the shower...and down. Cole bonked his eye while messing around with his basketball hoop. So, I go over and hold him and ask him what he bonked...He pulls away from my hug and through his tears, grabs my hair and say, "Uppey? Uppey? Uppey?"

Really? Let's just focus on the hurt eye......

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Cole is getting tubes in his ears! We had a consultation today and are having the surgery next week (June 2). We were very impressed with the pediatric ENT staff and are VERY excited for his tubes. Anything that can decrease his ear infections about 80% is a no-brainer!

Now I just have to prepare myself for Cole to have anesthesia. I know it will be fine....but I am nervous, you know?! We are also hoping (but trying not to get our hopes up too much!) that this will help him start talking better. The ENT suggested that it might help in his pronunciation. Cross your fingers!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


So, Cole now says "Uppey?" to get us to pick him up. I think it is a combo of UP and PLEASE...either way it is pretty cute. But he has started to figure out that it will work for other situations too....which at first was great...but now...

HE DOESN'T LET ME WEAR MY HAIR DOWN!!!! EVER! If he sees me with my hair down he grabs parts of it and wraps it on top of my head and says, "Uppey?" Oy. So, I put it up.

Let's be honest, my hair typically ends up in a ponytail by the end of the day anyway, but this has become all the time. Even when I am putting him to bed at night and I have taken my hair down so I can comfortably lay down..."Uppey?"

Yeah. Its cute...but I am not! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stake Conference

We had Stake Conference this weekend, which meant two things: 1) Dad was home for a visit from Houston and 2)I was NOT looking forward to wrangling Cole for 2 hours during the meeting with no promise of Nursery after.

But, as it turned out....COLE WAS AWESOME! We never had to take him out or really even tell him to be quiet or stop or anything! The only thing we had to control was his excited yelling of "PA PA!" when he would see Grandpa at the pulpit. He just looked at books, played with his cars and quiet book, colored and ate lots of popcorn!

Stake Conference was really good, by the way. One of the best ones I have been too in a while.

He has loved having Grandpa (his Pa Pa) home this weekend. Actually, I have had to take Cole out of the house in order for Dad to get anything done at all. Cole is pretty much glued to his Grandpa.

I can only imagine how he will be when Mom comes home in a few weeks! Considering he kisses the screen when we will be interesting! :)