The House of Doo

The House of Doo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Colt is TWO!!

We made it through the birthday weekend all in one piece!  I was stressing over it big time though I know I shouldn't have.  The party was a success in the fact that we had great family, friends, and food, but all Colt wanted to do was swing on the playground.  He was pretty much missing from his entire party.  He didn't want to eat, he didn't want a cupcake (he's not really a sweet eater anyway), he didn't want to open presents, he didn't want to talk to anyone.  The boy just wanted to swing.  So he did.  We partied without him.  He didn't blow out a candle and we didn't even sing.  Sigh.  Oh well, he seemed to have fun swinging and everyone else seemed to have fun talking to each other.  It was so nice to have so much of our family there.  Ryan's brothers and sister got to come from Statesboro and Carrollton, and my family/families got to come from Rome, Villa Rica, and Jasper and everywhere in between.  :)  Colt got tons of fall/winter clothes and he desperately needed them.  He got a whole bunch of books and toys too.  He is such a blessed little boy, to have so many who love and adore him.  I'll post some pictures from his party below. 
The birthday banner.
Birthday boy!
Checking out his cupcake.   
Tanner is helping.  This is the best shot of the shirt that I could get. 

Mickey Cupcakes!
My grandfathers. :)  I love them so.
My grandmother, cousin LeAnn, and Aunt Annette.
My grandfather, dad, and Aunt Diane.
Happy birthday, Colt!
Sweet boys.
Birthday Morning!
Aunt Amie took this picture at church!
See?  We had fun even though he wasn't all that excited about his party.  He opened his presents at home and loved them all, once he was in his environment and more comfortable.  We then got to watch the Bulldawgs eat some Gator meat and all was right with the world.  :)  Sunday evening was the Trunk or Treat at our church.  I got Colt a really cute Elmo costume (He loves Elmo!) and he was terrified of it.  :(  Go figure, right?  So a friend from church suggested making him a farmer.  Even if I had to buy some overalls to make a costume, he could always wear them again so it wouldn't be wasted money on a one time costume.  Great idea, Jennifer!  So, I got him some John Deere overalls at Tractor Supply and some super cute John Deere boots.  We paired them with a plaid shirt and a John Deere hat and he looked adorable.  Actually, he looked just like his Granddad. ;) 
See?  (Sorry for the crappy picture, it was a cell phone pic!)
Yesterday, we had Colt's speech evaluation.  Like we knew, he will begin speech therapy as soon as they get the paperwork finished.  That could take 2 to 3 weeks.  I am hoping less, because I am super anxious to get started.  They were surprised that he doesn't speak any words at all, so they will start by teaching him sign language and then attempt words.  As he begins to use words, they'll back off on the sign language.  With the next baby (no worries, none yet!), I will start sign language as soon as possible.  I hate not being able to communicate with my child.  That is so hard for me.  I feel like I am pretty good at understanding his needs and wants, but it would be easier if he could voice his feelings.  So, here's hoping they can perform some magic! 
Wednesday we have our two year check-up.  I am anxious to see where Colt is on the growth charts and all of that.  You know I'll update more then.  :) 
A couple more pictures I stole from my friend David Waltermyer.  Thanks, Dave!
I love this one.   
Swinging with Makayla.  Buddies for life.

Spinning with Aunt Chelsea. 
Makayla and Ma'Khia!



  1. It looks like the party was a success! I looked for you all at Trunk-or-Treat but must have missed you! I like his costume. : )

    1. Thank you, Cassidy! It wasn't much of a costume, but at least he would wear it! ;) I saw Cooper and Clark, those were so cute! I am impressed Cooper would wear it. You have adorable boys!