Kolton's First Plane Ride/Christmas: For Christmas, we flew to Georgia to celebrate with my family. It was Kolton's first plane ride, which I was very nervous for. He did really well, considering how long the flight was, and only had one little meltdown for a few minutes.
At the airport..Kolton's first plane ride!
We were able to spend 2 weeks in Georgia and we really enjoyed visiting family and friends during that time.
Kolton must have been really good the first 6 months of his life, because he was definitely spoiled by Santa...or as his bib said..."who needs santa when I have grandma".
Kolton's First Cruise/Beach Day: While in Georgia, my family was able to go on a week long cruise. We went to Cozumel and Calica, Mexico. A baby has to be 6 months old to go on a cruise, and we left on the exact day that Kolton turned 6 months!! During our stop in Calica, we took Kolton to the beach for the day (or for a few hours). He didn't like the crashing of the waves, but surprisingly, didn't mind the sand! Cruises are definitely the way to travel, and I think Kolton enjoyed it! He was a trooper the whole week! We returned home with a child who had an ear infection and bronchitis!
Kolton's First Wedding: In March, my brother, Matt got married! Ryan, Kolton and I flew out for the occasion. It was a very busy few days!! Poor Kolton was exhausted by the end of the week! Kolton was able to meet some of my moms family: my uncle Bob and Aunt Vicki, my aunt Julie and my grandpa Mooring. It was great getting to see everyone. During this short trip, we also went to the park to feed the ducks and watched Shannon go off to senior prom! I always say that any chance/opportunity to get out to Georgia, I am all for it!
Ryan left early to get back to work, so Kolton and I got to stay and get spoiled by my mom!! We had a great time shopping and hanging out. I was very nervous flying home because I would be flying with Kolton for the first time by myself. Depsite the nerves, everything went as smoothly as it could have gone.
Kolton's First Trip to the Zoo: One of the perks of Ryan being a teacher is that he gets a lot of time off. A couple weeks ago, Ryan had his spring break. We decided to take Kolton on his first trip to the zoo. It was a beautiful day that day and we had a lot of fun. Kolton enjoyed the zoo as much as you would expect a 9 month old child to! He didn't really know what was going on at first and was more interested in watching the people around him then actually looking at the animals. The bigger animals caught (and kept) his attention easier.
Kolton's First Time Brushing his Teeth: After going to Kolton's 9 month well check, the doctor suggested that we start brushing his 2 little bottom teeth. I was glad he mentioned it, because the great mom that I am hadn't even thought about that! They doctor also gave him a prescription for fluoride. So Kolton now brushes his teeth twice a day!!
Kolton's First Time Crawling: Kolton began crawling the week after he turned 9 months. At first I couldn't wait for him to crawl because he is such an active child that it was hard keeping him occupied and happy not knowing where he wanted to go. I have since learned how nice it was to be able to set him down and have him stay relatively in the same spot!! We have begun our "child proofing" around the house and continue to find things daily that we have to change around so that he doesn't destroy everything!
Kolton's First Easter: A couple weekend ago we enjoyed Easter by decorating eggs, watching conference, getting Easter baskets and having a nice Easter dinner with Ryan's family. It was a blast!