Colby Dancing

Sunday, August 9, 2009

FINALLY CRAWLING!
















Hey Everyone. Scott here. It has been a while since I have been able to blog a little. By the time I get off work, get home and eat and play with my family, it is time for bed. So, what is new in our little man's life. Well, over the last week, he has progressed to a full blown crawl. Yes, he is a little bit of a late bloomer. For the longest time, he would do a partial swim move on the floor. He would push and move on his right side only. Then, with no warning, he got on all fours and crawled about two feet. A week later and he goes EVERYWHERE. He is excited and loves to explore his new world.


We hope to get his one year pictures taken soon. We were supposed to get them a couple of weeks ago but we had to move the appointment due to having a second set of tubes put in.


Now, let's talk about his appetite. He is a very picky eater. The one thing that we have learned is that you can't pull a fast one on Colby. i.e. We will give him some grilled cheese bites to eat. During that time, we will try to sneak in some green beans. If we get caught, he will express................in a very vocal way..........................his displeasure in the trickery. We really think it is more about the change in the texture of the food rather than the taste. He has become very independent and prefers to feed himself. Our little man is growing up.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Colby's First Birthday!!

Colby had his first birthday this past Saturday and it is so hard for us to believe that he is already One year old. Boy does time fly! We had a lot of fun on his birthday. We had some family and friends over and had a cookout at the neighborhood pool. Colby had a blast and man did he devour his cake. He destroyed the whole thing, not by eating it but by throwing it everywhere. There was cake everywhere!!! We all had a lot of fun and are so thankful to everyone for sharing this special day with us. I will post some pictures when I get them.

Happy Birthday Colby!
We love you and are so proud of you!
Love,
Mom and Dad

Monday, July 6, 2009

Walsh Family Reunion!

Last week all of my brothers and sisters and their families came in town for our Walsh family reunion.(Or as Scott calls it Walsh Fest '09) We had a great week and it was so good to see my sister Christy and her family from Denver, Co. My mom said that her one request for her birthday was for us all to be together and have a family picture made. So we did and all I can say is God bless the photographer. We went to Portrait Innovations to have our pictures made and 4 hours later we were finally done and everyone had picked out their pictures. Let me just say that the reason it took so long is that there was 28 people total and it is very hard to get all 28 of us in a picture, much less all 28 of us cooperating. Really, though, the picture taking did not take that long it was picking out the best picture that took forever. In most of the pictures at least one person had their eyes closed or wasn't looking at the camera. It was hard to find a picture that everyone liked but we finally picked one and managed to have a few laughs in the process. Needless to say we had a great week and enjoyed being together.


The whole Walsh Family



The Walsh children and their spouses.


All the grandkids.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My First Beach Trip

A few weeks ago we went to the beach with Scott's family for a week. We had a blast and Colby did really well. Colby saw the ocean for the first time and was terrified. He was fine looking at it from a distance but if he got too close he would start balling crying. Luckily where we stayed they had a walk in pool and a lazy river with a water slide. Colby loved the pool and the lazy river. He even had fun watching his cousin Gage go down the water slide. A couple of nights we took the kids to the arcade and Colby was in awe of all the lights and sounds. And by kids I mean Colby, Gage and the biggest kid of all SCOTT. Just kidding! We all had fun at the arcades and all us adults got into the game Deal or No Deal. Lets just say if I were to get a chance to go on the real show Deal or No Deal, well, I should just stay at home cause I STINK at that game. It was still fun to play though. We all had a great week and enjoyed the trip. Below are some pictures of Colby from the trip. Picture overload coming up!!


Lounging in the lazy river with dad!


Ready for a nap!


Hey, this sand thing is not so bad!


Too close to that big scary thing they call the ocean!






My first snow cone!


I'm trying to ignore that big scary thing behind me!








PRAISE JESUS!! I'M ON VACATION!!



Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Glasses!


It's been a big day for Colby. He got his new glasses today and so far he is doing much better than I expected with them. At first he wasn't so sure about what was on his face but once we took him outside for a walk he forgot all about them and left them on for about an hour. It is still hard for Scott and I to see him in glasses this young, but we are so thankful that the doctors discovered this so now our little boy can see everything clearly. They say that he may grow out of glasses in a couple years once his eyes develop more and get stronger.
Colby also went for his 9 month check up today. He is now weighing 18 pounds 10 ounces. It's amazing how fast he is growing. He is in the 20th percentile in weight, 60th percentile in height, and 60th percentile in head cir. The doctor said that everything looked good. Our homework for this month is to work on crawling and work on eating some table foods(every time we give him table food he gags and spits up-fun stuff).
I have to say Colby was a real trooper today. He got his finger pricked, two shots and fitted for glasses all in one day. He is one tough cookie!!
We hope everyone has a happy Friday tomorrow!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

9 Months Old Today!

Colby is 9 months old today and I can't believe how fast he is growing. He is now sitting up, saying "Da-Da"(still working on "Momma") and has two bottom teeth. I do not think that we are anywhere near crawling yet but he gets where he wants by rolling everywhere. I cannot believe that in 3 short months he will be 1 year old. His favorite things to do these days are: for me to fill a bucket up with toys so he can dump them over and pull them all out; to go around the neighborhood in his wagon and visit with all his friends; doing water play outside and putting all his toys in buckets of water; swinging on his swing set and watching t-ball games.

Our shocker of the week was when we took Colby to the eye doctor to find out if he was going to need surgery to fix his blocked tear ducts and they told us that Colby is severely far sided and needs to wear glasses. Can you imagine a nine month old in glasses? That is something I have never seen in all my years of child care. Scott and I were both very upset when we found out but we know if that is what he needs than that is what we will do. So, this past week we spent trying to find Colby some glasses and let me tell you that is not as easy as it sounds. There are very few places that even know how to fit a 9 month old for glasses much less carry glasses that will fit him. We did find some however at the Pediatric Opthamologists office and will work on getting them ordered this week. Please pray that Colby will grow to like his glasses and not try to pull them off all the time. And please pray for God to give his mommy and daddy wisdom and patience as we go through the process of teaching Colby to wear his glasses. I know that things could be much worse but my worry is that if his eye sight is so bad now what will it be like in 20 years. The doctor has explained to us that there is a chance that his eye sight could get worse but that there is a chance that years down the road he could grow out of it and not need glasses anymore. That is what we are hoping for.

We will keep you all posted on how the glasses wearing situation is going and try to get some pictures of him in his new glasses when we get them in. Also, if there is anyone who has been through this situation and has any advice we would love to hear it.

We hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Colby's First Easter!

Well, Colby had a great first Easter. On Saturday we were able to catch a few of the nieces and nephews baseball games in the morning and then we headed to my parents house to have Easter with my family. We had a big Easter egg hunt with all the grandkids and then ate some good food. My brother Jon, his wife Jenny and their 6 month old daughter Riley were in town so we got to visit with them and play with Riley. We enjoyed seeing everyone.

On Sunday we went to Scott's brother's house to have Easter with his side of the family. We had a big delicious lunch and then the kids opened their Easter baskets and enjoyed their goodies. After that the dad's hid a huge basket full of eggs and the kids had an Easter egg hunt. Colby found a few eggs. The weather was beautiful so we all sat outside for a little while, while the grandkids checked all their eggs for money and candy. Colby's aunt Christy took a lot of pictures of Colby for us and they turned out great. Here are a few of my favorites. Thanks Christy.










We hope that everyone had a blessed and wonderful Easter!



Sunday, March 15, 2009

Colby's First Wagon Ride!


Loving My Wagon!!



Colby got a wagon from his Mimi and Big Daddy for Christmas and after the snow cleared out it warmed up and we were able to try it out for the first time. I think you can tell by the expression on his face what he thinks of it. He is such a big boy now and can sit up all by himself in his wagon. When he gets in it, it is so funny because he just sits there and chills while we pull him around the neighborhood. Thanks Mimi and Big, I love my new wagon.



We went over to aunt Missy's to swing on their swingset the other day and we had to take our wagon to show some of his cousins. They all wanted to take turns riding in it with Colby. It was cute. Colby is now big enough where he can swing on the swing set and he loves it. Mommy and Daddy are giving in and working on building him a swing set for the spring so he can enjoy it during the beautiful weather. Here are some pictures of him swinging at Aunt Missy's and having fun. So much fun that he was wiped out.






Wiped out from swinging!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day!

The snow started around 3am and stopped around noon. In total, we got about 4 inches of snow. It was a pleasant suprise, considering it was 70 degrees just three days ago.
We went outside, took some pictures, then hid out all day in the warm house. It was a wonderful day.
Since the last blog, Colby has continued to grow. He is now sitting up... some. If he gets distracted, he will lose his balance. He has one of the cutest personalities that I have ever been around. He loves to smile, laugh and babble. It is amazing to know that God has entrusted us with Colby.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Colby Turns 6 Months Old Today!!!!

Well, today is the day. The big 6 month old birthday. I can honestly say that it has been a real joy. Granted, the first couple of months, during all of the colic, were some of the roughest months of our lives. Ever since Colby got tubes in his ears, he has been a little bundle of joy. He is always smiling, laughing, talking and putting everything in his mouth. Last night, we played peek-a-boo and Colby loved it. Every time I would pop out, he would let out the loudest belly laugh. I considered it a milestone. Margaret and I just laughed and enjoyed the moment.
So, how is he doing now? He is on a fairly good schedule. He gets out of the bed about 8AM and eats his breakfast which usually consists of 6 oz of formula and a stage 2 fruit. He plays for a while and usually takes a mid morning power nap. (30 minutes if Margaret is lucky) He eats again at 12 (7-8 oz of formula). If he gets a little hungry between 8AM and 12PM, we usually give him some Pringles and cheese dip. Just kidding. He usually gets a juice mixture of 1/2 apple juice, 1/2 water. He plays a while then takes a decent nap from 2-3 or 4PM. Next is dinner. Usually 6 oz again and a stage 2 vegetable. (sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, green beans...........no peas). He plays again and then takes another 30 minute power nap between 6:30 and 7 ish. Then at 8PM, time for a bath, 8 more oz, then off to bed. By the time he finishes his bottle, his eyes are usually struggling to stay awake. If all goes well, he sleeps from 8:30 PM to 6 ish. He will wake up for a few minutes around 6, Marg gives him his pacifier, and he goes back to sleep until about 7 or 8AM.
Sure beats the "feeding every 3 to 4 hours, 24 hours a day".

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Changing Every Day!


In four days our little boy will be 6 months old and we can't believe it. My goodness how time flies. Colby is changing every day and it amazes me how wonderful God is to have entrusted us with such a precious gift. God's creations never cease to amaze us. We are so thankful and proud that Colby is our son.


Colby is working on sitting up now and his new favorite thing to do is to jump in his jump-a-roo. He gets in it and jumps until his little legs can't jump anymore. If we turn some music on while he is jumping he smiles and goes crazy. He is eating fruits and vegetables however he does not like peas and squash at all. (They make him gag ) We are finally getting on somewhat of a schedule now that the holidays are over and that makes for a happy mommy and a happy baby. Colby has developed his own little personality and we love to hear him giggle. I think he is going to be a talker like his daddy because he talks all the time.


Next week he will go for his six month check up and get more vaccinations. The vaccinations are no fun what so ever, but at least they are quick. Tomorrow we are going to make a trip to TCDC, my old work, and visit with everyone there so they can see how much he has grown.

We hope that everyone has a fun and exciting day tomorrow.

P.S. The picture above is a picture of Colby with his cousin Riley from Christmas Eve. My brother Jon and his family stayed with us for Christmas and it was so much fun seeing Colby and Riley together. Riley is 2 months younger than Colby.