To celebrate his big day, my parents came over for dinner. We had Chipotle (the BEST restaurant for Colin's allergies. He can eat pretty much anything there!) and cupcakes from Sugar Cupcakery in Milford, Ohio. They made gluten-free, vegan vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkes. They were delicious! However, both my dad and Colin were not big fans. I think Colin isn't into chocolate frosting these days. Crazy, I know. But he put down a couple of allergy- free sugar cookies that I had made for him to take to school. Also, very good. There are a lot of great allergy-free baking products available now.
Before he went to bed, he opened a few gifts from all of us. His favorite toy of the night was the fire engine riding toy that he got from Chris' dad and Theresa. Of course, he can go very fast and it makes lots of noise! We love having toys like that around the house, haha. But he loves it! His birthday party will be this Sunday so I'm sure there will be a lot more noisy toys to come!
Here is an update of Colin's development...
No new foods. Although, he did eat a TON of asparagus at the wedding reception. So I guess we can add that one to the list, if it wasn't already there. I will admit, I do need to start introducing more foods to his diet. The poor kid can only eat so much beans and rice, and macaroni and cheese! We will make that my challenge over the next few months!
'Bus' - he loves to point out every bus on the way to school in the morning!
'Beep' - whenever he hears a car horn on the road he always follows up with his own 'beep beep'
'Up/Down' - he's beginning to get the point of these words and often uses them correctly. The same with On/Off
'Melk'- milk. This is a word that we have been waiting for for a LONG time. Teacher Becky even mentioned it to us at school. But he said it last night and I made him repeat it just to be sure!
'Decky'- and speaking of Teacher Becky, Colin refers to her as Decky
'Carter' - his little friend at school. So sweet!
'Nana' - my mom
'Pop' - what he now calls my dad, who was originally Pap. Oh well. Pop is cute!
I'm trying to think if I've missed anything else- it seems like he's been saying so much more! I probably missed a few here or there. He is doing very well with language and can actually carry on somewhat of a conversation with you. He has moved up to the 2 year old room at school so being around the older kids should help him even more in this area!
He has now gone pee on the potty twice all by himself and poop once. All three times, he has taken off his own diaper and walked himself to the bathroom and sat down. So we know he knows HOW to do it, we just need to make it a more consistent activity! Very excited with his progress here, it hasn't taken much effort on our part so far. Chris just needs to relax about the possible 'accidents', however, or else Colin will be in diapers until he's 7!
Looking forward to spending a beautiful day at the park this Sunday for Colin's Birthday! We've been very blessed to have such great friends and family be a part of his life.