Friday, June 6, 2008

FFF-Hurricane Colter

This week's theme for Favorite Foto Friday is disorderly conduct or messy spaces! Piece of Cake. My sweet, innocent, wee babe leaves a path of destruction wherever he goes. Though he's not quite one, he is a CHAMPION MESS MAKER! When I see the messes he is capable of making now, I can't imagine what state of wreckage my house will be in a few weeks when he's running.

Some of Colter's favorite things to do are: empty out the cabinets that aren't off limits in the kitchen; remove anything and everything from any laundry basket, box, or bag he comes across; try to empty out the entertainment center cabinet when I'm not looking; take all the clothes out of my dresser; empty out the lower bathroom drawers when I'm preoccupied with trying to make my hair resemble something other than a frizzy bush and not paying enough attention to him; etc. Basically, if something is put away, he wants it out! I didn't get around to documenting his demolition projects this week, but I do have a few older pictures to provide proof.

Here's one of his daily activities--taking the books off the shelf in his room.


This little snowman book is one he often chooses out of the pile and just grins at. He'll drag it around with him for awhile and even open it up to look at the pictures. I don't really think it's that special, but it amuses my boy!

It seems like everything in the bottom drawer in my bathroom gets emptied out as soon as I put it back. Colter loves to play with the cotton balls and the Q-tips that are in there. One would think that as many times as I've had to pick up Q-tips that he's dragged all over the house, I would put them in a higher place, but that would make sense. Instead of making sense, I like to leave the Q-tips where Colter can get them so I can pick them up over and over again. It's good exercise.


Oh, and then of course there's always the mess that is made when I give in and relinquish the control of the spoon. Notice the suction on the bottom of the bowl--great idea in theory, but yeah, those don't really work.



There's lots more messes to see at Kiss the Frog 4 Me!

Totally off topic, but Colter's birthday is coming up and I've had several family members ask what he wants for his birthday. Since I don't speak baby and Colter is my first kid, I really don't know what to suggest. His favorite things to play with seem to be remote controls, keys, phones, spatulas, and of course, Q-tips. If any mommies out there in blog land know of some toys that their one-year-olds just loved, I would appreciate some ideas. There are way too many options out there, and no one seems to take me seriously when I say a cardboard box. Even though I suspect Colter would be just fine with that.


17 comments:

MICHELLE said...

IT IS AMAZING HOW SOMETHING SO LITTLE AND SO CUTE CAN MAKE SUCH A MESS, ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

Our Family of 5 said...

Oh My goodness! What a cutie!

ClarkFamily said...

OMG! He is a little hurrican isn't he? Love the q-tips pictures ... what a little cutie pie! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Rebekah, Jaden & Baby#2 TOO!

ClarkFamily said...

OMG! He is a little hurrican isn't he? Love the q-tips pictures ... what a little cutie pie! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Rebekah, Jaden & Baby#2 TOO!

Rachel said...

Awe - he's so fun and cute - love him love him love him (and you of course too!)

Kim & Dave said...

Yeah-the suction cups never worked for me either-so I gave up on buying them!

Gifts ideas-balls, bubbles & other outside toys!

Amy said...

You can't turn your head for a second with that little hurricane! Our daughter is a similar hurricane...can't leave her alone for a second.

Leslie said...

what a doll!!!!!

Steve & Amy said...

My oh my can that little man make a mess. Now if you put the q tips up wouldn't you be taking all the fun away:) Cute pictures. Have a great weekend!

Jenn said...

How cute ,I'll be heading back to the days of the empty bookselves every two mins in a few months , thanks for bringing it all back to me !

Heidi said...

Emmi used to love pulling the books off the bookshelf too. Loved that stage... she still enjoys playing with qtips and cotton balls and she's 3.5! Colter's a destructive cutie pie.

Maria and Jose Flores(Boston) said...

What a cutie! If my son was not older I would have said I have his twin when it comes to messes!

Maria F(Boston)

Marianne said...

What a sweetheart you have..I love that he enjoys his books. Never to young to start reading. Thanks for sharing your fun pictures. Have a nice weekend.

Becca said...

Whew - that is one busy baby!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Jennifer said...

I love the picture of his messy little face! His expression is priceless! he looks like he's thinking "Okay, who made THIS mess???"

Are you guys doing okay with all of the tornadoes? We're out of town but my hubby said the midwest weather has been crazy.

Dena said...

hahahahahahah - it's only gonna get to be bigger! thank goodness it only takes 3 minutes to clean it up!

ellasmommy said...

Colter is so cute!!! It looks like he enjoys making a mess, but he's so darn cute doing it!!! Love the pics!

Timberly