Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Our happy lil family's 1st Christmas
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
This month he has started:
*rolling from this stomach to his back
*rolling from his back to his stomach
*playing with his feet
*developing 'hand - mouth' coordiation
His unofficial weight is 18 pounds, but we will get an offical weight at his four month check up at the end of the month.
He continues to smile and laugh and interact all the time, he wants to be on eye level with everyone to see what is going on, not on the floor as much anymore.
To my thankfulness, we were able to drop his dream feed this month, so once he eats at 7:30 and goes to bed at 8:00 he does not get back up till about 7:30am! Waahoo!!! More sleep for Mom and Dad:)
We continue to be thankful that our work schedules allow us to be with Cooper almost all the time. Brandon's work schedule might change in January so we pray the change and adjustment will go smoothly. We truely enjoy the 'work' of loving and raising Cooper.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Today I am giving thanks for Jesus, without him all the things I am thankful for would not be possible. He has blessed me with the Holy Spirit that carries me through each day. I am thankful for answered prayers as well as unanswered prayers. I trust in my faith that God has a plan for me and I try daily to not make my own plans, which has been a struggle many times. This year has had many answered prayers: Cooper's safe delivery, Cooper's health, Brandon's continued love, my mother continues to be cancer free, my dad's improved health, my grandparent's health, having a home to live in, both Brandon and my career changes, Farrah's safety while traveling...as for the unanswered prayers...one inparticular I hope to be reporting as answered soon. With that said it brings me back to faith, knowing that God has the plan, live in faith, work on patience, walk with grace, give thanks!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
As we were sitting at my parents having Thanksgiving dinner tonite, I couldn't resist grabbing the opportunity to get everyone to pose for "a picture with a picture." This is the only professional family picture we had made growing up so it continues to be the main focus of the living room. This picture is from the mid 80's and here is today....
With giving thankfullness towards my family I now also give thanks for MY family. Still a little weird to say, but I now have a lil fam of my own!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I am thankful for the ability to be creative
I am thankful for the time to be creative
I am thankful for the space to be creative
I am thankful for time spent with friends while being creative
I am thankful for the alone time being creative
I am thankful for the moments that spur me to be creative
I am thankful for the memories that are preserved by being creative
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I love my boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Our baby just keeps growing big and strong, happy and healthy. While he is still our 'chuncky monkey' he is so much more our 'happy baby.' I wish I was better at words to express how much I enjoy spending time with him. I am so thankful I did not go back to my 40hr/wk job, I would have never known how much I was missing. C spends his days of course eating, sleeping and pooping like every baby, but we also spend alot of time going for walks outside, picnics with other babies and mommies, meeting friends for lunch or coffee to hang out and maybe walk the mall. C loves Northpark! He even is a great help with laundry day:)
We could not have asked for a more laid back easy baby. As long as we stay on his schedule he stays very happy throughout the day.
Developmentally he continues to amaze us. He has found his hands and is getting very good at soothing himself. I can hear him in the middle of the nite sucking his fingers all the way into our room! With that said, C has moved to his room in his crib to sleep and is now sleeping through the nite! WAAA-HOOO!!!! He now holds onto things, AKA his rattle and my hair and is getting even better at holding his head up. He is tickelish and we have found many ways to make him giggle and squeal, which we love to do until he gets the hick-ups and we have to stop. He is also very talkative! I am inclined to say the most talkative baby...we just sit, or lay, with him and talk and talk and talk he loves interacting with us. Once again, I guess he gets that from this father, we all know I am of few words most of the time.
We don't go back to the doctor till after Christmas, so I don't have any new stats to report. I am looking forward to starting him on cereal after his 4 month birthday!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I know B is so tired of even thinking about my room, s0 our fingers are crossed this will fix all the problems. B said that if this does not fix it, he is pulling his truck into the backyard and Ramming it down! I sure hope he doesnt come through on that.
Now I am craving some major scrapbooking time, I have alot to catch up on!
Oh, and our next project is a 'man room' for B!!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We always smile and talk to Cooper calling him a 'happy baby' while he smiles and talks and sometimes giggles back at us. While I was at work tonite B captured this of C just giggling away, he just might be the happiest baby on the block.
We truely love him, he brings us so much joy. As B was showing me this video tears were in his eyes, I truely love him too!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Mommy playing photographer (which is really hard with infants!)...
another one of Mommy playing...