For Christmas, Gram and Papa got Colt a rocking horse, whose name is Lucky. When I was little, I had one and loved it. His is a little safer and doesn't have exposed springs, but I'm sure just as fun. Hopefully he will get the same joy out of his that I did. Casey and I put it together last night and this morning. Here are some pictures and a video of him riding it. I think he really likes it.
Getting ready to saddle up!
He loves this horse!!! Yeah!!!
Casey being silly and riding Kansas while Colt rides his horse. Kansas wasn't too fond of this!!
On our way back to NC from Kansas, we stopped at my parent's house to do Christmas there. Here are some random pictures from the 2 days we opened presents. We had a great dinner that my mom cooked that was so good after being on the road for 10 hours. Colton loved playing with Poppa and showing off his newest trick of doing the motions to the song "This Little Light of Mine." We even got to squeeze in a quick visit with our best friends, Brandy and Brad and baby Parker. It was so good to see them.There is also another post from Christmas in Kansas below this one, so keep reading. We hope everyone had as great a Christmas with your family and friends as we did. Colt with his new backpack from Gram and Poppa. It was super cute.
Looking to see what he got. It was the book "Llama, Llama Red Pajama from Uncle Chris and Aunt Dee Dee.
Looking to see what Santa put in his HUGE stocking!!
Showing Daddy and Poppa how to hit the ball.
Helping Gram open her gift.
Playing with Poppa
We got to see our friends, Brad and Brandy for a short time before they headed home. Parker is so alert and has gotten so big since we saw him about 3 days after he was born. We miss you guys.
We just got back from our Christmas adventures in Kansas and Tennessee. Boy, I didn't know fun until being in a car with an 18 month old for 20 hours. I have never heard Barney so much in my life. God Bless Barney and Tammy for letting us borrow her DVD player. We had a great time in Kansas and the weather wasn't too bad at all. Colt of course got spoiled and got lots of good gifts that we had to stuff in the car. Poor kid, after we left TN, he looked like a stuffed sausage in the backseat.We love visiting family, but after being gone 11 days, we were glad to be back home.
Colt playing Nana's piano she got for Christmas.
Hanging out with daddy and some chicken bouillon cubes he stole from Nana's cabinet. I can't believe we bought toys and he played with this.
Colt, Nana, and Papaw.Colt, Uncle Brett, and Aunt Ashley.
One of Brett's favorite Chrismas gifts. It is a lovely ensemble of a Native American shirt paired with a brown, wavy tie. It was really a gag gift from Larry.
Playing with Giggle Elmo and split personality, Giggle Cookie Monster.
Colt was blowin' up on his new phone from Nana and Papaw.
Trying to help daddy get out the giggle Elmo.
Colt showing his Uncle Brett that he can do the perfect push-up, unlike him.
We are headed off to Kansas this afternoon for Christmas. I just wanted to tell all of our friends and family that you guys are the best in the world. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy 2009. May all of your prayers be answered. From Amy, Casey, Colton, and Kansas - Have a Merry Christmas!! We love you all.
Today, since it was raining outside, Tammy and I took Colt, EG, and Mia to a cool place downtown called Fit For Fun Center. It has one huge room full of toys, cars, and slides, another room for arts and crafts and then another room for snacks and more toys. Colt and Emma Grace had so much fun and finally got to chase each other around where they wouldn't get in trouble. EG is so sweet with Colt and it's so fun to watch them together.
Playing in the ball pit.
There's something women like about a pick-up man.
Banging on the drum.
Getting ready to go down the slide. Right after this there was an accident that resulted in 2 kids crying. This slide was super fast. When EG slid down, she went so fast she flipped off the slide and nailed her head on Colt's head. Both were fine after a little loving.
Colt trying to hula hoop like momma.
Spinning in the spin toy. Of course EG had to do all the work. Colt just had to concentrate on holding on.
I have to confess that I am an absolute Christams Freak!!!! We actually put up all of our decorations about 2 or 3 weeks ago. But, I have a valid reason for doing this. Usually I do wait until after Thanksgiving, but since we were gone for Thanksgiving and are going to be gone for Christmas, I wanted to enjoy it for more than a couple of weeks. So here are just a few pictures of our Christmas decorations. I can't wait for Colt to get a little order and truly appreciate the importance of a good pre-lit tree.
I put our tree behind the couch thinking Colt and KAnsas could not get back and bother it. Well, I was right about the dog. Colt is like a little mouse that can squeeze through the smallest hole to get to something. Oh well.
I've been tagged by Tammy to follow these instructions: 1. Go to your pictures and find the 4th folder. 2. Pick the 4th picture. 3. Explain the 4th picture. 4. Tag 4 other people to do the same.
I tag...... 1. Brandy 2. Whitney 3. Niki 4. Cara
This is a picture of Colt when he was 7 months old, so right around January, almost a year ago. Little guy had just started cutting his first teeth and wasn't even walking, yet for another 3 or 4 months. I can't believe he almost has a whole mouthful now and is running everywhere he goes. What happened to my baby?
When Casey and I got married we decided that we would switch off the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas between my family in Tennessee and his family in Kansas. That idea has worked great up until we had Colt. Now, since we have moved to NOrth Carolina and are 8 to 20 hours away from both sets of grandparents, the switching has gotten a little bit harder. This year it was TN's turn for Thanksgiving and usually we only have about 6 people there for dinner. But, since Casey's parents hadn't seen the little man in so long, they came to my parent's house for Thanksgiving along with my aunt and cousin who were missing seeing him, too. So for Thanksgiving we had 11 people there this year. We are so lucky we have so many people who love Colt so much. CAsey and I are truly blessed that we have great parents and brothers and sister-in-laws and extended family that want to be a part of Colt's life and we love you all very much. So Thanksgiving was very busy in TN. Casey got to golf, I got to shop, Colt got lots of lovin', and everybody got to eat tons of good southern food. Here are several pictures from our weekend. The first picture pretty much sums up what everyone felt like by the end of the weekend.
Grandpa is exhausted and so was everyone else at the end of the busy weekend.
Colt playing with Poppa.
Colt with his Nana and Gram. Can you say spoiled?
Colt and Momma.
I thought this was a sweet little picture. What's better than a grandma's love?
The Bough Family
Colt trying to wear Grandpa's shoes. Grandpa told him he could jump higher if he put those on. He is into trying to jump on and off everything.
Pooped after eating lots for Thanksgiving. Kickin' back and watching some football. Notice Casey hasn't taken the remote away from him, yet.
Colt with Aunt Helon and Kellie. I can't believe she will be 21 in January. It feels like she was just born.