Friday, November 30, 2007

I posted more pictures in the November section of our website!

For all you Moms out there-this is great!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Terrible Threes

This poem pretty much sums it all up for us lately...grrrr.....

There was a little girl

Who had a little curl

Right in the middle of her forehead;

And when she was good

She was very, very good,

But when she was bad she was horrid

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Those of you with three year olds, does it not feel like you are living with Jeckle and Hyde sometimes?? Because quite frankly, I feel like I am, and she is dragging me over to the dark side right alongside her! eek

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Look at this sweet baby :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm gonna be SOOOO sore!

I got to go back to the gym today! woohoo! I know I am going to be so sore tomorrow, but it's gonna feel good. ;) I don't start back to teaching my classes until after Christmas, so I have to get back in to shape! (insert crack of whip sound effect here)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving or Easter?

So, I just have to rave about the weather today! It is like in the low 70's, sunny and breezy outside-BEAUTIFUL!! We took advantage of the awesome weather and went to the playground again-this time with my friend Anita and her two girls. We plan on taking full advantage of the day by playing outside after naptime too! Gotta get it in, because tomorrow it is suppose to be cold and rainy...ewww

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Exchange Policy?

Conversation with Ella tonight as I was running a bath for her and Cooper:

Ella: Why do we have a boy baby?

Me: Because that is what God gave us! Isn't that great?

Ella: I want a girl baby!


Oh yeah....

It is 8:00. Both children are in bed. The house is picked up. The kichen is cleaned up. I have my jammies on, and I am sitting in my bed with my laptop and watching "Biggest Loser"...LOVE IT!! (Reid had rehearsal tonight ;) )

He laughed!

Cooper laughed in his sleep as I was rocking him in the middle of the night! It was SOOO adorable! I hope this is a sign that he will start laughing when he is awake soon!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Operation Playground: Success!!

So today was my second attempt at taking both kids to the playground by myself and it was a success-thanks to sweet little Ella for being so patient and to the Baby Bjorn! Seriously, I am SO glad I bought that thing!!

The weather was beautiful-like in the 60's and sunny. Cooper slept in the bjorn the entire time, so I was able to just play with Ella. After an hour and a half on the playground, we went for a walk around the park.Well, I walked at a brisk pace while Ella ran the entire way. :) We had a great time!!

Then to top it all off, Cooper woke up as I was putting him back in his car seat, but was perfectly content all the way home, and he was in such a hapy mood when I took him out at home! Nothing like a little fresh air to put everyone in a good mood!

Here's to more fun times at the playground!!

Edited to add: For those of you that don't know, my first attempt at taking both of them to the playground by myself was horrible! Ella was perfectly fine, but poor Cooper cried bloody murder the entire time-I think because he didn't like being in the stroller...who knows...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

5 Reasons why this day is already a good day....

1. I got to sleep until 7:00!
2. Ella got 12 hours of sleep last night.
3. I have already unloaded the dishwasher, swept and wet swiffered the kitchen floor and it isn't even 8:00 a.m.
4. I got to eat breakfast sitting down.
5. The baby is still sleeping, and Ella is quietly eating her breakfast and watching a movie that her Daddy rented for her yesterday.

Friday, November 16, 2007

One Month Check-Up!

Cooper had his one month check-up today and he is doing great! He weighed 10 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 inches long. He is in the 75th percentile for both! Big boy! :) If I am remembering correctly, those were Ella's exact measurements at her one month appointment-weird, huh? The doctor said that he looked great, and he is meeting his milestones of smiling and cooing at this point. We have still yet to totally kick the thrush, so the doctor gave us a stronger medication that should get rid of it totally. He only has to take this medication once a day, instead of with every daytime feeding-now that was really getting tiresome!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Indian Princess

Today Ella had her preschool Thanksgiving program and feast! It was so cute and so much fun!! She was so cute and sang so well! :) They spent so much time preparing for today. From the hand beaded costumes, to the handmade placemats, cards, napkin rings and art work. It was so well done! More pictures on the website, and I will have some video of it up in a few days!


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Four Weeks Old!

Cooper is 4 weeks old today! He is doing great with the sleeping,eating, pooping and laying there all day. haha :) He has started smiling a lot recently and it is so cute! He has also started "Cooing" too, which I just love! He is a very content and happy baby and we love having him around! :) Here are a couple pictures. More on the website!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ahhhhhhhhh.....Feelin' Good!

Cooper did great last night! I fed him at 9:00 p.m., he woke up to eat at 1:30 then 6:15. I've already got my shower for today. I'm feeling good! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Three Weeks Old and Halloween Fun!

Wow! It's November and Cooper is already three weeks old! Yesterday was Cooper's first ever trick-or-treat experience. He did sleep through most of it, so I think he enjoyed it! :) Cooper is doing great and is really filling out those little chicken legs! I think I see the beginnings of some chunky monkey thighs just like Ella had. He is doing great sleeping in his bed, and is really doing well with going right back to sleep in the middle of the night after eating and getting his diaper changed. Hopefully this trend will continue! I've got it to where I can feed him, change him and have him back to bed in a half hour-yay! He is such a sweet boy and we aare really enjoying him!

Ella has had a lot of fun this week! This past Tuesday she had a Halloween parade and a party at school and she got to wear her costume! Cooper and I came to watch the parade and we also went to the party. She was very excited to have us there with her, and it was fun to see her with her friends. She of course loved trick-or-treating!!! She was running from house to house-it was so funny! After every house she would say "Mommy! I got candy!!" haha! Aunt Kelly came over to go with us while Daddy dressed up like a rock star and passed out candy. We all had a fun time!