Thursday, April 21, 2005


Yup, that's me! You woulda never guessed it! jk Yes, I received this honor at our big quarterly meeting at work on Tuesday night. I got it the best month possible, because every quarter all of the company gets together (about 100 people) and they do the awards...the other months are split up between departments. Anyway, I was very shocked and excited! This was our busiest month ever! We set a new record, 107 closings! Talk about busy! So, it was a great honor!

Big news with Colton...Dianne brought out the "big boy potty" yesterday for him to check out. He went right over to it, lifted the lid and said "pee pee!" What a smart boy! We are going to start potty training him, well she is going to work a lot with him at her house, and we will work with him at our house. I'm very excited. He is already telling us when he is about to go pooh pooh. So, if he knows, it shouldn't be hard. He is so smart, she said it won't take him long at all. And I trust what she says, since she has worked with kids for so long and has done this before. I tell you, she is great! She knows just what to tell you to make you smile even bigger about what a great child you have! I love it! So, she has her camera loaded with film to catch his first time on the potty. I can't wait. I am going to find the same kind to use at our house, that way it's less confusing. Isn't parenting fun! (I know some of you are snickering, knowing the messes that are to come with potty training, but I don't care. I am going into this with a great and positive attitude. I know he's not perfect, but I do know that he will catch on fast! So, ha ha! jk)

Also, he and I have been practicing our ABC's. I say A, then he repeats me, and we go through the rest of the alphabet. When it's just the two of us, he will do it all the way through without getting distracted, but it's a little harder with the family around. He does really well with the letters. He can say most of them, although some are still hard to pronounce. Sometimes he will say the next letter before I say it. Like after we do B, he will say C before I do. He loves the praise, as do all children. I think that's a Key ingredient in teaching and learning. Well, I just love him! He's such a joy (can you tell).

Well, I guess I should get back to work. I hope all of you are doing Wonderful! Have a great rest of the week. Hooray...tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!


  1. I am so proud of our "Employee of the Month"! They made the right choice!
    And I agree with you about our boy! He is so smart & so precious! He gets my vote for "Grandson of the Month!"


  2. awww!!! How fun!! Way to go Colt, you can do it!!!! Hope to see you sometime this weekend....i'm about to go to my appt. :)

    Congrats on the E-O-M, you are such a hard worker!

  3. Doo doo! ;) I love when he says that! :)

  4. Congratulations on being the best of the best this month! I am not surprised. Neither am I very shocked that Colton catches on quick. He is somewhat like his mother, I'd say. Wish I could see him more.

  5. I think your little boy is one of the cuttest boy on this earth. The way you speak of him he sounds like a little angel.
    I have a cousin who's name is Colten too, very cute name. :)