Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The new dirtbike

Daddy talk
riding with the big boys on the big track

Colt and his new bike

Nothing like good ole Gatorade when you are thirsty

Well, mom and dad brought Colt a new dirtbike. He had gone to look at it with Brad about 3mths ago and we wanted to know he was going to be able to sit on it and ride it before we bought it so this year the big present came from us. It's funny thou because we had to wake him up Christmas morning at 8:30 and he was so out of it that he was as excited about his power ranger underwear as he was about the dirtbike in the front yard. Santa brought him a new tv for his room which made him excited because he lost his during the Ike adventure. We took the dirtbike to the Angleton track on Friday and he rode his new KTM dirtbike, but not without some falls. He fell and hit his chin 2 different times, but Brad made him ride his old bike and he told him his new one was still way better.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

He didn't catch him this year...

No luck this year. Santa made his way in and out without a fuss. Colton did get a little scared at one point thou because he heard the bells from the sleigh and he was still awake along with Brad and me and was scared to death that Santa wasn't going to stop. Morgan and Adam brought him his gift early Christmas Eve and he had to try it out. Morgan went to an actual surplus store and bought clothing and face paint so he was an official marine for the night.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Catching Santa Claus

Colton is too big for his age. He has been scheming for 2 weeks now on how he's going to catch Santa Claus this year. I keep telling him Santa doesn't come when you are awake so you'll never catch him. He's not buying one second of it. Last week his plan was to sleep on the couch because Tia(what he calls my sister) and Adam would be here so he would have to sleep there because Tia would have to sleep in his bed and Santa wouldn't know he was fake sleeping. I told him that wasn't going to happen. He would sleep in his room for Christmas Eve. Then, today he tells me out of the blue he has a plan for catching Santa. I ask him what it is and he responds, "I am going to use your tripod and set your camera up with a string attached to it and Santa will trip on the string and it will cause the camera to take a picture and then I'll have it. I will have caught him in the act." Are you kidding me? First of all, he's not using my camera, but second of all, is it just me or should a 5 yr old not be into this and scheming this much? I have my hands full for the future.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nerf guns

mean face

can you tell he's squinting?

he keeps taking them down to see and they sit on his nose

happy face

Colton has been begging me to play nerf guns with him. I have been in front of the computer I feel like non-stop for part of November and all of December and I'll be the first to tell you I have stunk as a mom. The guilt has gotten to me alot lately so I have been doing my best to stop whatever I am doing and play with Colt when he asks. I played for awhile and then had to get the camera out because he looks so silly with these glasses on. I can only imagine the people driving by and laughing at us with the funny outfits on and running and hiding behind trees.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colt's last Christmas program at St. Mark's

Well, it's been fun, but Colton is ready for kindergarten and bless his heart he keeps asking me when I get out of school for Christmas does that mean I get to start kindergarten. Not yet, but close. He was a wise man last year and got to be a Shepherd this year. I was very proud of him for his behavior considering last week he didn't even want to participate because it was soooo boring. He was a precious Shepherd if I do say so myself and sang his heart out. I'm just a proud mommy. : )

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It snowed!!!

It snowed in Brazoria County last night. Colton has been praying for snow all month and he got his wish. He had to stay home from school yesterday with a cold, but informed me if it snowed he was going to have to go outside so I better be ready. Well, he got his wish and we bundled him up and he headed out to enjoy it. Who would have thought snow in good 'ole Richwood.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thanksgiving at the deer lease 2008

the deer from Brad's deer stand one afternoon
Thumbs up

bulls eye with Colt and Pa

Colt concentrating with one eye closed

and Sweet Maggie (sometimes)

Well, we went to the deer lease for Thanksgiving and Colt got to shoot his bb gun again and we saw lots of deer, but Brad chose to wait it out till the next trip. Here's a couple from the adventure...

Time flies!!!

Well, I just looked on my blog and realized the last time I blogged was almost a month ago. I had no idea. Time has been lost in my eyes. The photography business has been crazy. Between making custom Christmas cards and collages time has gotten away. I think I am finally starting to slow down. I have a couple more orders to wrap up and then I am ready to sleep! I haven't been to bed before 12 in the last week. While I am very thankful things have been busy I am also exhauted. However, I feel blessed.

On another note, we were trying to take pictures for our Christmas card and the coldest day is the day it was planned. That's what I get for worrying about everybody elses instead of mine. My brother-in-law took them and I am very thankful. Colt needed one of him on his skateboard...He is growing up too fast.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All boy and his dirt.

We have a trench dug in our back yard that I am beginning to wonder if it's ever going to get filled in. Colton found it during this last rain storm and had a grand 'ole time to say the least. He was filthy and entertained for quite awhile.

Pictures of Colton shooting his bb gun

Colton got to shoot the bb gun at the deer lease last time we went. That's the only reason pretty much that he wanted to go besides the fact he got to skip school Friday and Monday also. He was almost convinced he wanted to stay with Di and Sadie (our other dog) so he could play with Emma until he found out he got to shoot the bb gun and miss school and then you couldn't convince him of anything else. He was going to the deer lease no matter what.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Last soccer game

Today was Colton's last soccer game for this year. I'll post the pictures later, but I was so proud of him. he played his heart out even thou they kept scoring and he scored 2 goals. But the best part about it is all season Brad and I have been trying to make him realize it doesn't matter how many you score it's that you got out there and played hard and had fun and if you win that's a plus. I know it will get more competitive as he gets older, but we wanted him to enjoy it now and not worry as much. Well he told me when we got home that some kid came up to him in the middle of the game and said we scored more goals than you and his response was I don't care. Then a few minutes later he came back and said mom you know when that kid told me that on the field what I really wanted to tell him (I held my breath here because I really didn't know what was coming next) was that I didn't care and that it's not about how many you score, but if you played hard and had fun. He really does listen!!!! Made me pretty proud.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

deer lease 11-10-08

Well, we had a prosperous trip. Brad shot an axis doe (yum yum...) and a hog so we are off to a good start. One of the things that was on the agenda for this trip was to put a new stand up that Pa, Colt, and Brad have been working on so Colt could go hunting with Pa. Well, they spent pretty much all day Saturday doing that after the morning hunt, but got it done. They went back Sunday afternoon to do some more work on it and Colton got to go hunt that evening in the stand with Pa. I have to say, I didn't know how it would go because I learned after this trip that he is NEVER quiet. He talked non-stop and I told Brad, I know he got this from me, but please tell me I don't talk that much and Brad just smiled so now I am trying to listen more than talk. Anyway, Pa said he did a great job, but we sent him with his Leapster, a dvd player with ear phones and a couple of cars and snacks. He came back saying Pa was noisier than him. : ) Anyway, I say all of that to say, he came back and met Brad and I at camp and said he was disappointed because they didn't get to shoot the "mingo grande." Brad and I just looked at each other and died laughing. I can't help it, but I just can't correct him because it's so stinkin' cute.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What is voting for?

Colton got his first experience at the voting booth with me last weekend and I got bombarded with questions. I don't know that I had the right answers, but I tried to be in the middle when I answered them so he could make his own judgements. We talked about the opportunity that this election would have and that this is the first time an African-American has run for presidency and also the first time a female has run for vice presidency. He acted like he was taking it all in. Anyway, I get up to vote at the booth and was completely overcome with emotion. I started crying, tears rolling down my face. I know it's a privilege, but it hit me at that moment how much of one it is. Part of me always follows what my parents instilled in me when I vote and the other part is ignorance unfortunately, but it really made an impression on me standing there. I've done this before so it's not like it was the first time. I think the fact it was so historical got to me and I am not even a lover of history. Last night learning Obama had won alot of emotions went through my body again. What is the future? What is Colton's future? Are we going to be ok? Then I had to realize this is God testing me again to allow him to have control. That is soooo hard for me to do, yet once again I am reminded to let him have it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Soccer 11-2-08

We only played with 4 players again. We will be out next week so hopefully they will have enough to play and then the following week is our last game.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Riding on a Sunday afternoon

Well, we got up and went to church and Brad asked did I care if he took Colt too the track today. I had pictures scheduled this afternoon so I said go for it. I went for a few minutes and I have to say it has been awhile since I have gone for the pure fact, I AM SCARED TO WATCH!!! He is so in the zone and the longer he is there the braver he gets. It scares me to death. I go, take some pictures, and then leave before he gets too brave. Here's some pictures of my baby doing BIG BOY things. : )

Snaggle tooth

Kyler, my nephew, allowed me to take a few pictures and he never does so I couldn't get picky.
Emma, my niece, lost her first tooth. This has been a moment that she has been waiting on for some time so I had to take a couple of pictures to capture the moment.