Sep 22 2006

Just STOP, Already!


Oh, Coley, Coley, Coley, Coley, Cole.

He wants to walk everywhere now. He barely holds on to my fingers. His balance and coordination are visibly inproving daily. When I have him walk holding on to just one finger, he giggles like it’s ice cream and balloons and peek-a-boo all rolled into one. He always laughs out of the sheer joy of his accomplishments. He knows when he’s done something amazing.

And he’s so talkative, too. When he babbles, he sounds like he’s really holding up his side of a conversation. Out of nowhere sometimes he’ll say something that sounds frighteningly like “Oh shit.” I double-take and blush every time (because I know if he’s saying it it’s my damn fault). For real, he can now say “Mama” (though he rarely does), “Dada” (the current favorite- the other day when I picked him up from school he pointed at me and said “Dada!” Dammit.), “Dog-dog”, and “Star.” This morning he was wearing star pj’s and I was pointing to the ones on his arm and saying “star, star, star, star…” When I stopped, he pointed at his arm and said “tar, tar, tar!” Whenever we walk into his room, he grins and yells “TAR!” and points at the large, blue Ikea light (Smila Starna!) that’s shaped like a star.

He can also pick out objects with amazing accuracy from books. His favorites are babies and balls. I’d say that he loves balls, but it just sounds wrong that way.


Clearly, he’s a gifted, brilliant, wonderful child (you all think the same about yours, right?!). But, more importantly, I fall in love with him all over again each time I see him, and probably every time I look at his pictures during the day.

I’m planning his birthday party right now. It’s hard, that my BABY will be a year old. But I’ve been thinking about him more than usual because of it. The one fun thing about having him turn 1 is that a whole world of new toy possibilities are opening up. We’re thinking about getting him a certain awesome trike (that we can push while standing, ’cause, advanced as he is, he’s not quite there yet!). I want to give him everything wonderful in existence, but the trike is even pushing our budget.

Speaking of budget, John and I have been doing some preliminary house shopping (YIKES!). Maybe we’ll be able to have Cole’s second birthday in a home of our own.


  • By Rude Cactus, September 22, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    Pretty cool when they’re walking and talking, huh? But how does it all happen so fast?

  • By Anonymous, September 25, 2006 @ 12:25 am

    Did you ever get to teach Cole any baby sign language? I remember you mentioned you were teaching him some words.


  • By em, September 25, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

    OH man! a wanna see him now! He better be saying “Auntie Em” before he’s two!

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