Thursday, June 30, 2011

Splash Park

We met some friends at the nearby splash park the other day. It was hot, and although Cole had never been to a splash park before and doesn't particularly like to be splashed per se, I thought he might like it because his friends were there.

Yeah...No. He loved being in his swimming suit. Be despite Henry, Ashlyn and Hayden trying to get him in there....he wouldn't. He preferred to hang out.

What a funny boy.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Those of you who know Cole well, know that he has always said, "Deedle-eedle-eedle!" when he sees a bug or spider or insect of any kind. It is actually super cute. Even his speech therapist, Shanda, loves it!

But our "deedle-eedle" world ended today....he picked up a little ladybug figure thingy that Grandma has and said, "Mommy, bug! Mommy, BUGGY!"

We were really happy and cheered and made a big deal about it and he seemed pleased. He since has said it 4 or 5 times. I am so glad that he did it....but kinda sad that I won't hear his "deedles" anymore.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Trip to the Museum

I was so nervous to take Cole to the Museum knowing that he would be all over the place. But he loved it and was soooo good! He loved the space portion and the dinosaurs, but most of all he loved being with his cousin Joseph. He held his hand most of the time and when he got crazy, Joseph would wrangle him in for me!

It was awesome! I love this picture of Cole and Joseph by the T-Rex...might have been the only time they were still!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day

We had a fun Father's day this year! We were able to see both families and everyone like their presents!

Cole and I gave Jon a book and a bow tie! They are getting popular and I thought handsome Jon could pull it off! He needs a little more practice tying it, but it looks good! I will post a picture when he wears it the first time.

I also made some fun treat boxes (found them here)and filled them with Peanut M&M's for Dad, Peanut Butter M&M's for Jon and Oreos and Cashews for Dad Dunning. As you can see, much has already been eaten...should have taken the picture before!

We fun day celebrating the best Dad's in the world!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dough, Do, Dee, Bour, Bive!

Cole has been making lots of progress with his speech...meaning his vocabulary has grown a ton. His pronunciation is still behind. However, there have been improvements since he got his tubes!

His speech therapist is excited about some of his new discoveries; he is adding a 'y' to lots of words (i.e. hand-y, hot-y, hat-y) and that is part of development for a much younger child. He is also adding 't' to the end of words (park is part, etc.)

But, the most exciting development was the other night at dinner, he started lining up blueberries and he counted, "Dough, Do, Dee, Bour, Bive!" So, not only did he say it....but he ACTUALLY COUNTED to five! And then he ate the blueberries! Icing on the cake! Yay!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Welcome Home, Grandma!

The day before Cole's surgery Grandma returned from Texas! I was very interested to see Cole's reaction to her when she got home. He has been able to see Grandpa on and off, when he would come home every 2 weeks. But, he has only Skyped with Grandma.

When she walked in, Cole was eating and he said, "Ama?" and looked at her and then at Sandy (her sister) and then back at Grandma. It was almost like he was deciding whether it was real. Once he finished eating and got out of his high chair he realized that she was really here! He immediately took her hand and gave her a "tour" of all his toys.

Mom returned to clean home, with freshly washed, bright clean windows (thanks to the AWESOME Cleverly family) and a room draped with pretty paper flowers from the Westminster Ward Primary. She loved it.

So, now she is back home much as she lets herself....and as much as Cole lets her! She is doing soooo much better than I was expecting, but still gets very tired quickly. But her recovery has been fantastic so far. Thank you for all your prayers!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cole's Myringotomy....aka Ear Tubes

Last Thursday, Cole went in to have a myringotomy...or ear tubes (for people like me!). We took Cole to a pediatric ENT and she as great. His surgery was done at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (at PSL) and it was great. Here is Cole in his super cute gown and cap (he wanted to wear a cap like me!)

They let me go in with Cole until the anesthesia kicked in. It was crazy how fast it worked. And the surgery staff were all amazed at how good he was with the mask on his face. The nebulizer helped him be comfortable since he has done the whole mask thing before. He just sat on my lap and held the mask on until he fell asleep. The nurses were all prepared to hold him down, and all oooo-ed and Aahhhh-ed when he was so good.

They were done in about 6 minutes with the surgery and Cole was out of the anesthesia about 5 minutes after that. He was a little confused, but was really good and snuggly. He got sick on the car ride we had to little detours to clean up some spit-ups (that was the nicest way to say it!). Otherwise, he has been great.

He is hearing things differently now and is putting the endings on words more too. For example...Buzz is Butt! :)