Tuesday, January 25, 2011
We took Cody to get his 1st haircut right before Christmas. He did so good and as long as he had a sucker in his mouth he was distracted! Waiting his turn and happy to be playing with a train set. Before He loved the car he sat in and laughed at himself in the mirror. After...What a handsome little boy!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Cody and I met up with Mary and Joy for lunch over the weekend. Although I love Mary's older two kids a lot, it was fun to just have Cody and Joy! Mary and I actually got to visit and both toddlers were extra good. We ate at Jason's Deli and they enjoyed their ice cream cones. They are two weeks apart and have just learned how to say each others names. So cute! Both of them have also just learned how to give kisses and when we were leaving I was telling Cody to say bye to Joy and he leaned over and kissed her. It was so funny and we all four laughed which made them lean over and do it again. Funny! Aren't they cute?
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We got about 5 inches of snow last weekend...and Cody learned a new word: Snow! The day it actually snowed he stood in the doorway and watched it falling. He was definately curious....but not too interested in going too far outside. I didn't even bother putting his coat on him since he wouldn't venture out. He would repeat every word I said: "pretty", "snow", "cold", "brrr" and "see it" in his cute little hard to understand sometimes but we know what he's saying way.
The next day we bundled him up (without gloves because he would not let me put them on) and took him outside. He loved walking around in the snow and had a big smile on his face....until he fell and his hands sunk into the snow and were freezing, which I knew would happen but I couldn't convince him to let me put on his gloves.
He didn't really want to come inside or go back outside but was still curious. So, I scooped up the snow into this bowl and he had fun playing with it and eating it. Eventually, I put a little grape juice on it and made him a little snow cone in a bowl. I love these rosy cheeks!
He likes to look out the window and say "snow" while he points to what hasn't melted away. And sometimes will say "bye-bye snow" while waving.
Monday, January 10, 2011
We got Cody this little table and chairs and he really enjoys playing there. He take his cars and his little imagination and spends a lot of time sitting there as content as can be.
He love, loves, loves to park his cars in different places so I made him these little cubbies with nesting blocks from Target. I couldn't find anything already made like this so I hot glued the boxes together and he loves to park his cars in them. He's very A-type and is always re-arranging the cars into just the right boxes...and they have to line up just right or it bugs him if they stick out. Usually the boxes are filled with cars but I took these pictures just as he started pulling the cars out for the day.
We always hit up the dollar spot at Target for more cars to add to his collection. Here he is picking just the right one. If there's a vehicle to play with he will find it.
We often stack the legos to form a "garage" for the cars. This was the orignal way we parked cars until the boxes came along. Lego's are fun...but they tend to fall if mommy or daddy isn't close by....so, the boxes are more suited for independent play.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
We spent Christmas weekend at my grandparents ranch in West Texas. My Pawpaw and Mimi (my mom's parents) hosted the entire extended family and we had a great time. Unfortunately, we were too busy eating, playing or visiting and I didn't take one picture. It was fun to watch Cody and my nephew, Parker, play together along with the other 2nd cousins. Cody got some fun new blocks which he loves stacking and other fun toys....just the beginning of his Christmas loot. My mom, Jason, Cody and I drove to Wichita Falls to see the light display at Midwestern State University and it was fun to share a memory from my childhood with Cody. We got home Sunday and skyped with Jason's parents so they could watch Cody open his gifts from them. Monday was "Christmas" day with our little family. We had a great morning just relaxing, naps for everyone and lots of playing. My mom came over in the afternoon for presents and dinner. We let Cody slowly open his presents and play with each one before opening another one. It was a nice slow process and we enjoyed watching him get excited about each gift. The theme for his gifts was cars, cars and more cars! I made the Pioneer Woman's perfect pot roast and we had a great quiet fun day together. The weekend after Christmas we went to my Uncle Kirby's house (my dad's brother) and had dinner with his family. What a great week with lots of family and especially enjoying Christmas through Cody's eyes. I loved his Christmas jammies.
He was so good not messing with the Christmas decorations but we would sit and look at the ornaments on the tree and he knew which ones he could touch and play with.
Enjoying the new wagon from his Grandpa and Grandma.
Playing with the new car ramp from us.
Opening presents....Daddy helped open presents, Mommy took pictures....lots of pictures with Jason and none with me. Oops!
Skyping with Grandpa and Grandma.
I took this picture of the laptop and skyping because Cody was so funny. As soon as he saw Grandpa and Grandma (and Uncle Bruce) he started showing off. He ran to the other room to get his cars and brought them back and showed them. Then he placed one car in front of Grandpa and one car in front of Grandma as if to give his cars to them to play with.
Cody also got a great train table from my mom and plays with his trains, cars, busses and trucks on it everyday. It's the perfect height and a great place to roll all his vehicles around on. We have it upstairs in our media/game room and he asks several times a day to go upstairs and heads straight for this table...he loves it. He also got his first Thomas the Train video and likes to watch it as well.
We made great memories as a family this Christmas. One of our favorites was driving around the neighborhoods and our city looking at the lights. Cody would get so excited and sign "more" if we came to a darker street until we found more lights for him to look at. When we were in our neighborhood we let him sit up front with us and that was a special treat. Cody mastered saying and recognizing Santa and saying "ho ho ho". Such a special holiday for us!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
We took Cody to Northpark Mall to see the big train display and had a fun time! Cody was fascinated with the trains and didn't want to take his eyes off of them for a second....which made taking pictures difficult. We went last year too....I think it will become a family tradition at Christmas time. Cody can say choo choo and will sometimes do the chugga chugga in a whisper.