Wow! Our Cole Buddy is growing up so fast! He’s always quick to remind us that he’s a “big boy” - and he really is getting big. He’s finally wearing 24 month and 2T pants and still wearing 2T shirts. He wears size 6 shoes and his boots are a size 7. (Our little "sheriff cowboy," as he calls himself thinks boots are so cool!)
Cole’s newest favorite things are Toy Story everything. He loves Buzz Lightyear and Woody. His aunt Leanne bought him a Woody doll when she was here in October. He’s still loving it to death! He got a Buzz Lightyear action figure for Christmas and another Buzz figure that he just loves. Those three have been our constant companions this month! Coleman is also loving riding his horse, Spirit. He’s doing more and more make believe play and it’s really cute! He talks to his toys and speaks for them. It’s funny to hear. He also makes up stories about what’s happening or what has happened. He’s a great comedian on a long car ride… He’s really into decorations of any variety and loves playing outside. Puddles and sand are his favorite outside adventures. He loves leaves too and of course, snow. Cole still loves music and loves to dance. He likes to pretend he’s Dick Van Dyke from Mary Poppins – his favorite dance is the one with the chimney sweeps.
Cole is learning right from wrong (sortof…). He tells us when he should be in time out (and when we need a time out and when his friends or even TV characters need time outs). If you ask him, he can tell you what he should do. I think he even told me that King Herod needed a time out. :)If you ask him what we can throw he will tell you balls. He and Dad have a fun time playing catch together. Now we just have to work on sure it’s ONLY the balls that get thrown... :)
Cole is such a great kid! He keeps us busy and is so creative and entertaining. He’s making conversation all the time and is learning so much. He loves talking on the phone to his grandparents.
Cole’s favorite foods are still cheese hamburgers (probably the all-time favorite), chicken nuggets, quesadillas, hot dogs, blueberries, pears, apples (he eats them whole – sometimes core, stem and all), raisins, carrots (by the truckload), peas, corn, lettuce & spinach, cucumbers, red or green peppers, onions, Brooklyn’s star puffs, any cereal (but especially "wheats"), tortillas, oatmeal, muffins, cookies, fruit snacks, popcorn, pretzels, goldfish, wheat thins, “gingerbread guys,” any juice and milk (he also really likes chocolate milk – wonder where he got that from??) Cole will finally eat sandwiches! Hooray for PB&J! We’re so excited! It’s taken him a long time to go for that!
Coleman sleeps like a rock! He and Brookie share a room and she’s really noisy! He gets in bed after he brushes his teeth, has a story and says his prayers. Ty and I sing him a song – his favorites are “Child of God” (I Am a Child of God), “The Prophet Song” (Follow the Prophet) “Jesus” (A Child’s Prayer), and “Nephi” (Nephi’s Courage), and he goes to sleep. After all the sleep drama/trauma as a baby, he’s a pretty good little sleeper!! He sleeps from about 7:30 or 8 ‘till 7 or 8 in the morning. He also takes a nap for about 1 ½ hours in the afternoon. It’s great to have him sleeping so well! His only goofy non-sleep habit is waking Brooklyn up if he wakes up. One of them always wakes up the other in the mornings when the other might sleep a little longer... oh well.
Coleman brings a smile to our faces every minute. He’s definitely two years old and quite good at giving us a run for our money, but he’s sweet and kind and hilarious! We love him so much and are so glad to experience life Coleman style! Thanks for being our special guy, Cole! We love you so much!