Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cole is Evolving

This past week or so has been a week of many firsts for Cole. He started cutting his first tooth last weekend, and all week he has been pulling up on just about anything he can get his hands on. It is actually pretty annoying for us because we are always having to watch his every move to make sure he doesn't fall and crack his head open. He still falls at least a half dozen times a day. Cole either has a really thick skull, or brain damage. Anyway, here are some videos for your enjoyment.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Cole Show: Video Overload

Yeah, it's been a while since I last updated the blog. I have been spending a lot of time looking for a job, and now I finally found one. I will be working part-time (10-14 hours/week) as the "accounting assistant" at a ministry called China Partner. They are going to be very flexible with my hours so that we can plan my work schedule around Emily's class schedule. I started this week and it feels good to be back in the work force.

Emily is starting to get into the part of her semester when papers are due and midterms are on the horizon, so she is studying a lot and trying to find the right balance between being a mom, a wife, and a student. She is awesome.

Cole is at a very fun age right now. He's been consistently sleeping through the night, taking decent naps during the day, and is moving around like crazy. He is army crawling like a champ, and he's really fast. He likes to make noises and talk to himself, or talk to us. And he LOVES getting on Skype so that he can see and talk to people like Grandpa & Grams, Papa & Gramee, Steve & Lindsay, Shanon & Truett, and Ashley & Paige. I Skyped with my mom and dad this past week and they just watched Cole play on the ground for an hour while we chatted. We'd love to Skype with some new people, too. So let us know if you ever download it to your computer. It only takes a few minutes, and you don't have to have a webcam to do it. We just won't be able to see you, but you'll be able to see us and we'll be able to hear each other.

Now, on to the good stuff. These are a bunch of videos of Cole doing his thing. My favorite is the last one.

Cole found the door stop to be quite entertaining. But now he tries to bite it, so we try to keep it covered with our shoes.

Cole is fairly content with just playing on the ground these days. He loves to hit the balls and chase them around the apartment.

Cole loves his freedom these days. So instead of playing in his saucer, he likes to play UNDER it.

Cole is getting very vocal these days and will just start "talking" whenever he feels like it.

This is only the second time that we have given Cole a bath in the big bathtub, and the first time he was still too little to really enjoy it. But, now he is big enough to have a blast and to get daddy all wet.