Thursday, January 30, 2014


Playing basketball with friend Brody

Over the past month, Colton's favorite past time of "playing cars" might now be rivaled by time spent playing with some sort of ball...

a) throwing a football, running to get it, throwing it again, etc.
b) asking mommy or daddy to throw the football with him
c) kicking the soccer ball, chasing it, kicking it, etc.
d) kicking the soccer ball with mommy or daddy
e) throwing a basketball into a hoop
f) throwing any type of ball into any type of bucket/basket

It amazes me how long he stays focused on one of these tasks..he will literally entertain himself doing one of the above things for 20-30 minutes.  It is really fun to watch him!

I captured a few videos this past week of him playing some sort of basketball...

This video was at our neighbor Joy's house-- they have the perfect size hoop for Colton and it entertained him as this video shows for most all of our playdate...

This video I took while we were waiting for Daddy to come home from work one night.  After playing football with Mommy and Summer (throwing and catching) for quite some time, Colton created his own game throwing the football into whatever basket/toy bin he could find.  After a while, Summer joined in the fun, and enjoyed organizing Colton's game into some sort of "team" competition.

 I love watching Colton grow into the little boy he is becoming!  He makes me smile!  I am so proud of how he is adjusting to his big boy bed (we are on day 4 of a streak of him not climbing out during either nap time or night time!).  I love cuddling with him in his big boy bed after naps and in the morning and reading his favorite book, The Little Blue Truck, literally 4 times every day.  I love watching his excitement over learning something new, such as his letters and their sounds or when he finds something he was looking for.  This week he learned how to put his boots on all by himself and climb into the car and get into his car seat by himself (with a boost from big sister) and he gets so excited to do it by himself!!!  Each day he communicates more, understands more, and learns more, and it is so much fun to watch.  I absolutely love this little guy more than words can communicate.  I am so thankful God gave me you, Colton!


Jill said...

Aw, I love that little guy, too. He just melts my heart.

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