Friday, April 8, 2011

Collin’s Big Boy Room & Other Updates on CJV :)

We aren’t completely finished yet (secretly I think I am waiting for my mom’s help to finish up both the rooms) but here is Collin’s big boy room!

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He LOVES it & calls it his “football room”.  We moved all of his toys from the living room into his room, so now that is where we spend many hours playing each day.

On the opposite wall is his dresser, where his lamp, his twilight turtle & a few other knick-knacks are…I am still trying to find the perfect lamp & shade, so I will post pics of that when it is complete.

And here is the room in use :)  He is sooo sweet!  I still cannot believe how well he transitioned into the big boy bed – I was really convinced that we were going to end up with 2 cribs.  However, I will gladly admit that I was wrong on this one & feel somewhat confident it will stick now that he has been there for a month.

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So, what else is new with Collin James???  Here’s a little update since I am pretty sure that this blog is about to be taken over by a certain little girl :)

Eating – he is my picky little boy, but I will admit that this is entirely his parent’s fault :)  Basically what works for us is that he gets a small portion of whatever Son & I are eating, and he is encouraged to try it…but if he refuses, we will give him 1 other option.  His favorite things are: grilled cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, strawberries, oranges, blueberries, pretzels, bananas, applesauce, yogurt, mac n cheese (but it must be velveeta shells), sweet potatoes, graham crackers, cheerios, eggs, grapes, carrot sticks and green beans.  Not ideal parenting, I know, but it works for us :)

Sleeping – we start the bedtime routine at 7ish, with him in bed asleep by 8.  The last few weeks he has been sleeping until 8:30 or 9 (however, I am sure that now I am telling someone he will resume waking up around 7).  He takes 1 nap in the afternoon around 1 or 2pm and usually sleeps for 2 hours :)

Doctors – he is totally recovered from his surgery & we have no other issues to address – finally!!  He had his 1st dentist appointment today & did really well.  The dentist told me that he is getting his 2-year molars already – I thought I had seen them coming in when I was brushing him, but it’s really far back & he’s not too happy about sitting there while I look around.  The most he cried was when we left because he wanted to stay and look at their fish tank :)

Interests – right now he is into all things sports, construction trucks, matchbox cars, and the zoo.  He loves anything we can do outside.  His favorite movies are Cars & The Incredibles – we watch these regularly :)

Other – he talks more and more each day, and is really losing much of the baby talk.  “Wa-wa” is now just water, and “ya-yos” are now just cheerios.  It is a little sad, and I have to watch myself or I will use the baby talk more than he does, but it’s so cute to hear him talking more in full-sentences.  Today when we were leaving the dentist he said “Collin see fish one more time please”.  It was so cute, but unfortunately coming from Collin I have learned that “one more time” never really means just one more time.