Colby Dancing

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!