Monday, November 29, 2010

the little things

This morning I was sitting on the couch laughing my butt off at these two boys laughing their butts off. Cooper was bouncing up and down in his exersaucer, and Gabe thought it was hilarious, and the more Gabe laughed the more Cooper laughed, and kept bouncing. So, we were all laughing for at least 5 minutes straight at a baby bouncing in an exersaucer. We obviously don't get out much :o)

The boys Christmas presents have been purchased, and are either here or on their way. Hooray! I haven't finished the stocking stuff yet, but I have time.

The boys have also moved into the same room. There were a couple different reasons for the move - reason number one being Gabe. He's afraid to sleep in a room by himself. The first time I put Coop down for a nap in their new room Gabe immediately asked if he could take a nap too. lol It's a been a little more rocky since that first nap, but I think there's improvement. We also seem to be having roof issues over Cooper's room, and it has leaked a couple times. Craig kept going up there and fixing it, but it just made me nervous, so we made that a playroom. We'll re-roof in the spring. Cooper's room is also not directly beside the bathroom anymore, so I won't wake him up when I'm getting ready at 5 am. And Gabe's room was a little bigger than Coop's just because of the way the house is designed; so now they can both share the bigger room and play in the smaller one. Plus......... when both of them are big enough............... bunkbeds! woo hoo!

Friday, November 19, 2010

first sick visit

Cooper had his first sick visit to the doctor today. I thought maybe he had an ear infection because he was just not getting better, and he cried this morning when I cleaned his ears with the baby Qtips. So, off to the doctor we went, and it turned out I was right. His left ear is inflamed. Now we're back home with our pink bottle of amoxicillin and our ear numbing drops.

The first time I used the ear numbing drops on him today he screamed and screamed when I was trying to get him in the right position in my arms. (this is not unusual - he is quite vocal about anything he dislikes - diaper changes - having his face wiped for any reason - etc) So anyway, he's pitching a fit and I got the ear drops in and about 10 - 20 seconds later he just stops and looks up at me like "whoa!" His face was so funny I couldn't help but laugh at him, and then he started smiling too - so the ear drops got a big thumbs-up today.

He's asleep now though. He's in his pj's, he's had his antibiotic, his infant Aleve, and his ear drops. He's set for the night. He's started sleeping with his butt up in the air, which cracks me up. I really want to get a picture of it, but am too afraid I'll wake him up.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

little update

Both boys have had a week of being sick. Just mild fevers, and lots of congestion, and quite a bit of crankiness. We're on the upswing now though!

Cooper has sprouted another tooth! Now he has two bottom teeth, and 2 days ago he pulled himself up to standing. He's not very good at it yet, but he's constantly working on it! It just seems like he's doing all of this really really fast! He just started to crawl with his belly off the floor a couple weeks ago!

The boys both took their first bubble bath together last night, and they LOVED it! It was so cute. Cooper was in his baby tub, because it has a special seat for him to sit up in, and not slip. and I filled the rest of the tub around Cooper's tub for Gabe to play in. There was a large amount of splashing going on, and Cooper discovered bath toys - he's a fan.

We're gearing up for the holidays already. For Christmas we've picked out a couple larger items for both boys that we know they'll really like. I can't wait to watch Cooper open presents! I'm sure Gabe will be right there "helping". lol

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Oh my goodness! This is all happening too fast. Cooper started really crawling last week, this week he's clapping, and trying to pull himself up. He's doing finger foods, and sippy cups, and it's just happening too fast! sheesh - he's just barely 8 months old! Gabe's growing out of all his clothes..... both of them had to get all new shoes............It's all just kind of mowing me over right now. Each new step is so exciting! But, it also makes me panic a little. :o)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Well, first things first - Candice, we haven't heard from you in awhile. We hope you're doing alright. We're all doing very well here. We still haven't received any court papers, but have been told that the judge is still thinking about the attorney's fees. In any case, we haven't been asked to go back to court, so that's a plus I suppose :o)

Gabe has started his second year of Tuesday school and seems to like it pretty well. I switched from nightshift to dayshift last week, and it seems to have gone pretty well so far. Cooper is now eating finger foods (favorites are graham crackers and noodles) and Craig is.... well, he's still doing the same thing. Nothing new for him this fall.

I'm going to try and post some of our fall pictures