Alright, so we are wanting to move Connor to Colton's room sometime soon. If you have kids that share a room, give me some advice!!! Connor will still be in his crib, and Colton in a twin bed, so they won't be sharing a bed. I'm just nervous about Connor waking Colton up really early in the morning. What are your pros and cons with siblings sharing a room? I've even thought about just keeping Connor in his room, and having the baby stay in our room for awhile. What would you do???
BOY! We are thrilled and excited! Our house will be very active!!! 3 boys in 3 years! Colton will be just 3 1/2, and Connor barely 2, when the baby is born. My due date is March 20th, so Connor and baby #3 will share a birthday month! So, now, I've got 20 weeks to get Connor moved to Colton's room, (they will be sharing), and get Connor weaned. Wish us luck!!
Colton's preschool, at UCO, had their Halloween party today. Colton was so super excited! They all came to school in their costumes, and the class went "trick or treating" at all of the offices on the UCO campus. It was so fun! Colton LOVES his school! Drew and Colton are just constantly together, and if they aren't together, they are looking for one another. It's so sweet. And Colton calls his buddy Drew-bee. It's just precious. I'm so happy that they are friends!
For the past year or so, I've thought that Colton might be colorblind. I didn't really really think he was, because we have no family history that I'm aware of, and it's a genetic defect, so there HAS to be someone in my family history with it, in order for Colton to be colorblind. When I took Colton to his 3 year well child appointment, his doctor was shocked that he doesn't know ANY colors. She said, for a child as verbal as C to not know his colors is odd. Then she asked if there was a chance he could be colorblind. I told her I didn't know. So we did a colorblind test on him, and he failed. For those of you who don't know what a colorblind test consists of, go to www.colorvision.com and it will show you. It's not naming colors or matching colors. Its being able to see objects within colors. Mosaic looking kinda. Anyway, so since he failed that, I continued to keep an eye on him, and then decided to take him to a pediatric eye doctor. They did a different colorblind test on him a he failed that one also. I'm still having a hard time believing it though. I'm wondering, well, maybe he didn't understand the test? If you want to understand the genetics of colorblindness, you can google it, but we did the test on my grandfather, and he passed, and will do it on my dad too, as soon as he gets back into town! Usually, with the way it works, either the child's grandfather or g -grandfather is colorblind. Anybody else know much about colorblindness (or so I've learned the correct term color deficiency---because they see color, they just see the colors wrong...) I might just have to wait it out, and just keep an eye on him. It's frustrating though, because I don't know if I should be trying to teach him his colors (if he's not colorblind), but if he is colorblind, that's almost like trying to teach a deaf person to hear.
I love my boys! I love how they wrestle, play chase, throw balls, play with trains, legos, blocks, wrestle, pee outside in the backyard, (did I say wrestle?). I love how they are easy to dress- t-shirt and shorts, and they look adorable! No need to brush their hair, soooo easy and fun! I think I'll be just fine if this next baby is a boy.
Colton was so excited when he woke up this morning, that the first thing he did was run over to his backpack and ask if it was time to go. I had to explain that we had to eat breakfast and get ready first! Poor guy. It was the longest hour of his life. haha. When we got to school, he walked right in, found his cubby, put his backpack away, found Drew, and turned to me and said "bye mommy!" And then he ran off to play. I'm so happy that he was that comfortable and ready for school. The teachers had all of the centers set up, and the kids were welcome to explore the room as they came in.
Colton starts Preschool on Monday! He will be going to the preschool at UCO, at the Child Development Center. The Open House was today, and he was beyond thrilled! It was so hard to get him to leave! Being a Pre-K teacher myself, I was checking the classroom out through the eyes of a teacher, not a mommy. And, I completely LOVED his classroom and his teachers! The classroom was really big, and had plenty of space for the kids to explore. There was a huge reading center, with a loft and pillows, and there was an amazing dramatic play center. You could tell that everything has a place, that way the kids know exactly where to put there things away when they are through playing. There were many manipulatives available, and of course there were blocks, cars and building materials. Colton had a blast! There is also an observation booth, that has a one-way mirror, where parents can go in to observe their child anytime during school. I think it will be fun to use that periodically, to see who Colton is playing with, and what he enjoys doing at school. Another thing I like about the program, is that it is two years long, with the same teachers, in the same classroom. The 3 year olds go in the morning, and the 4 year olds go in the afternoon. I'll post pics on Monday of us dropping him off! Oh and did I mention that his BFF is in his class? I think he's going to have a fantastic year!
Colton had a Toy Story birthday party with all of his family here in Oklahoma, and then later, he had a birthday party in Dallas with all of the Nevitt family. The pictures in the pink shirt are of Dallas, and the green shirt are of Oklahoma. He had such a fun time! Now that he's 3, he is excited to start school on Monday! I had told him that when he turned 3, he would go to school, so of course, ON his birthday, he thought he should go to school! I guess that was my fault. Oops.