Football is huge in this house, more NFL than college but its all football to us.
My husband loves the Redskins but fortunately for this Panthers fan we live in North Carolina and get to see them more.
Jason will be going to a Redskins game this year and its still up in the air if I will get to go see my Panthers.
We also will be going to some Duke football games too. I am excited to bring Colton and get him exposed to football early on so he can enjoy it too.
We are also part of a Fantasy Football League (yes, I am the only girl but I still kick butt and usually place pretty high). Jason would love to get the NFL package but it is like somewhere around 250 bucks for the season and I don't know if it is worth it since a lot of the games we like can be seen on regular channels.
I am also excited this year because I can wear my jerseys again since I am not pregnant. I had to retire them last year but like Brett Favre I brought them back since I can wear them again.
Sadly I think I have made a big mistake. As my loving husband put it, "You have introduced our son to probably the raunchiest rapper out in the music industry." Parenting Fail!
Let me explain. Sometimes while driving I flip through my CD changer and don't realize what is playing while Colton is in the car. Unfortunately (for him not me because I really like the CD) I have the new Eminem in my disc player.
So, I play music, get into it and then realize, ummm maybe not appropriate for my child. It is so hard to change my music listening habits for him. I love all kinds of music and so does Jason. I feel like he will be a well versed child in the art of music. His father is even musically talented. (I like to think I was with my few years of violin and I even learned how to play a recorder when I was little...Haha). So we would love for him to be a fan of all things music.
Anyways, back to the point. One day while driving in the car he got a little cranky in the back. I turned the music on and started to jam out singing to him just to see if it would quite him. Shockingly, it did!
The song: Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna
Colt got so into it that he was actually singing. Well, yelling and cooing is singing to him but his voice is beautiful to me.
The other day we are in the car and he starts to get really cranky again. I tell Jason to turn the cd player on and go to song 15. What happens; instant silence from Colton as soon as the song comes on. Jason realizes what just happened and what song is playing and congratulates me on earning the Mother-of-the-Year award (just kidding; he was just shocked that the song worked to soothe him). This is the only song that does it for him in the car. I do not know why and I know it is not good for him to listen to some of the lyrics. The only way I make myself feel better about letting him listen to the song is that I claim he only listens to the chorus because that is the cleanist part.
Note to self: Clean out CD collection in car and replace with classical CDs.
Colton was super excited with a trip to this doughnut shop. He does not even eat doughnuts but the smile on his face is priceless. Maybe he is practicing for when he finally gets to eat a real sweet treat.
Sometimes you just have to give in and let boys be boys. Or babies be babies.
Case in point: When I need some time to do something around the house and still need to keep Colton occupied I utilize lunch time and the high chair.
I let my child play with his food.
Yes, I know it is not good table manners,but he is 7 months and table manners are far from his scope of understanding. Plus, I get a few minutes to empty dishwasher, take trash out, etc.
He loves it. He splashes and flings it everywhere. I put the highchair in the middle of the kitchen so that the food flings on surfaces that are easy to wipe and not my carpets. I also love the tray on the chair because it is removable and can come clean in the sink.
Note: Doing this around dinner time works well because then it is straight to the bath!
My child is in a daycare a few days a week. He is exposed to other children and loves to play with them. However I have found that he is still learning what the word "Sharing" means. I will demonstrate what I mean in pictures:
"You want to share?"
"Hand over the juice and no one gets hurt"
"I will defeat you"
Learning how to share is a priority in this house!
Our vacation was great. We spent a lot of time on the beach. Myrtle Beach is nice because it is family friendly and not too crowded. I grew up on a beach and since we moved I have missed it a lot. It was really nice to have a hotel on the oceanfront. Sitting on the balcony and listening to the waves was amazing.
Here are some beach pics:
We did a lot of eating (we even did Medieval Times which is definitely cheesy but totally fun to do once. Unfortunately my camera battery died and I could not get pictures but our knight won and Colton was super excited, so much so he lost his voice from yelling. Seriously he yelled and laughed during the entire jousting event). We also shopped and walked around a lot. A total blast but definitely:
I am just a beach girl who fell in love with a country boy and moved to the South. We just welcomed a little bundle of joy named Colton James to our family. We also are proud parents of Isabelle, Eli and Link who are our furbabies. I love to travel, shop, craft, decorate, cook, read anything, drink good beer, thrift stores, hold my baby, go on date nights, watch movies, and enjoy every minute of the day.