Thursday, February 18, 2010

UPDATE!

We borrowed Seth's parents camera last night and shot some video of Colton so we could finally update our blog!

I was serious when I said I can't blog without pictures/videos.

January/February has been great and Colton has hit so many milestones.


First, he moved up to the Sunbeam class at church and really had no issues making the transition.

Second, he "graduated" from speech therapy! It was 2 years ago in January that this whole process began and we can't believe how far he's come! The best is hearing him say the word "graduated"...

Third, he got to give the scripture during Primary Sharing Time. We had been working on memorizing the 1st Article of Faith so that was the scripture he did - all by himself! (He started getting nervous about it right before Church though, so I had to promise him some chocolate chips as a reward). He did it though without any help and was so cute! I'm pretty sure that even six months ago I didn't think this would be possible.

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Colton reciting the First Article of Faith

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Colton singing "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"

I've promised myself that when I'm having a hard day with Colton I'll watch these videos to remind myself just how great he is!

We are still looking for permanent employment but know that it will all happen according to Heavenly Father's timetable and not our own... although there are times when we wish He didn't "trust" us so much!

Our little baby boy is getting bigger... if you've seen me lately you know what I mean. I'll have to borrow the camera again and take a picture. Almost on a daily basis Colton walks up to me and says right to my belly: "Baby Bennett, can you hear me in there?" It still cracks me up! Oh and yeah, we're pretty sure he's going to be named Bennett! Still not sure on a middle name but we've got time.

16 comments:

Webster Family said...

What a cute name! I'll try calling again today--it was busy the other day. :D We miss you guys too! ANd I have to tell you what Xander said about moving and friends!!

The Fife Family said...

That's a really cute name!! I like the name Lane to go as a middle name. Bennett Lane Traeger. Has a cute ring to it. (hey, we're doing a park day on the 24th, next weds at Summitt Park in Mesa. at 10:00am if you wanted to go)

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

Yeah - you are alive! I was wondering about you the other day. You are on top of things already having a name picked out. We still just knock ideas around.
And look for jobs out here in PA - don't you want to be an East Coaster??

KaCHeRS said...

That is ADORABLE! Colton we miss you! Love the name you guys chose - and i'm SO glad you updated I've been thinking about you so much. How are you feeling these days!?! I want to see a pic of you and little Bennett :>

alison huston said...

I am so proud of your son, that is SUCH an accomplishment. It's hard to remember just how far our little boys have come until you look back and take the time to reflect on their progress. I'm so glad he's out of speech therapy, what a blessing. I wish I was at church to see you and the baby bump. I bet you look adorable! Miss ya tons.

Wendy said...

Love the name! Yay for Colton. That's so awesome!!

Jared and Tara Phelps said...

I posted that comment on the wrong post, but I can't see the videos!

April said...

Congrats on having another boy! And, I definitely approve of the name :)

Jared and Tara Phelps said...

OH there - now I can see them. So cute!

Paola said...

Hey Becks! I'm so excited about Colton! I haven't had an update on him in a little while, but it looks like he's doing AWESOME! You're a wonderful mom! :) And we'll keep our eye peeled on any permanent job opps. Love you guys!

james n mary said...

i didn't blog for a month when i couldn't find our camera either. HA! sorry i haven't called to set up a Settlers Night - we've been busy with school stuff. no positive word yet from schools (code for all we have so far are rejects!).

Johnson Family said...

Hi Becky,

We saw Seth and Colton on Saturday at Target and I told Seth I would email him my email address so he could get more information from Ryan about his work. Here is my email swimmingfun@yahoo.com

Hope you are feeling well!

Bobbi Leavitt said...

Little boys name Bennett are angles ;) take my word for it! cant wait to see him!

Nielson Family said...

SO ADORABLE!!!!

Darci said...

I love these videos! Your Colton sure is a cute boy! And I am so happy for your next little guy to arrive and join your family! Hope all goes well for you and the baby! Love you Cuz!

Mercedes Moretti Bella A said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww