Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2 Years

It seems just like yesterday....

jan 27 (35)
Back then, you were stubborn, just like you are now. You refused to come out and meet us in a reasonable amount of time, so we had to force you out.

jan 28 (29)
Throughout your first year, you did things when you decided to do them. You were on a mission…you had things to get into and you weren’t going to sit around and wait to do it later! You were pulling up on things and cruising before 6 months. You learned to walk at 8 months. Soon after, you were running. Mommy and Daddy’s world was rocked…and poor Austin didn’t have a chance. His toys were now fair game and you are a tough kid that can hold his own. You are a pesky little brother sometimes; throwing things and hitting and doing everything you can to bother Austin. You love him though and look up to him SO much! You’ll grow out of this stage soon and I just know that the 4 year gap between you two will not affect the close relationship I just know you two will have!

feb 16 (4)

april 23 (35)

april 26 (6)
You are a very smart boy. You don’t talk much right now, but the gears are constantly going in that head of yours. When you hear something, you go and investigate what it is.


You may not be able to say your colors, letters and numbers, but I know you have a grasp on some of it just by watching you answer questions. When you DO learn to talk, people will finally see just how much you really know.


Right now you are all into the boy toys. Baby toys don’t really hold your interest as much as they do some kids. You have an older brother and his toys are SO much better than the baby toys! You love Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen. You love to play with cars and trains.

You are all boy….probably the grubbiest boy I know. I don’t think I have ever seen a boy get so dirty, but you have the ability to get dirty even when there’s nothing to get dirty with! I don’t know how you do it, but you do!



You are a great big brother. You may be a tough kid, but you have a soft spot for your little brother, Aiden. You could hug and kiss on him all day long. You try to take him out of my arms to hold him and get ecstatic when I let you. You say “hi” to him in the cutest voice and it makes me smile when you run to see where he is when you’ve been asleep or if he’s been taking a nap. You’re a great big brother. I know I will enjoy seeing you and Aiden grow up so close together.



We look forward to seeing just how much more you are going to grow and learn and change over this next year. Colten, you are definitely your own person. Don’t ever change that. Be happy with who you are. God made you special, Colten. Your Daddy and I love you for that and know you are going to do great things!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Colten!!!


jilljohnandhope said...

I had forgotten how early he was on all those milestones! I cannot imagine Emmy crawling and cruising right now! Happy Birthday sweet boy!

Randy and Leslie said...

2 already?! Happy Birthday Colten!

Anonymous said...

Aw...our sweet ice storm baby. He may not have wanted to come out but when he did it has been non-stop ever since! Love that little boy so much. Love you Colten. YaYa

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