Wednesday, November 30, 2011

8 months...

Dear Cooper,

You are 8 months old! Wow! I keep telling you that you are my baby and must stop growing so quickly...but you just laugh at my desperate pleas!

You are growing and changing so quickly that it is hard to keep up! You have started saying "uh oh" which is just too cute. I would say that is officially your first word! Sometimes it comes out as "uh uh oh" but either makes me giggle every time!
You have started eating puffs and drinking from a sippy cup. It didn't take you long to warm up to the puffs and I now find them all over the house from where they were stuck to your clothes and have eventually fallen off. I had forgotten how that happens!

In your sippy cup you just have some water. You only use a sippy while eating still have regular bottles of milk like always. I think more than anything you enjoy chewing on the spout of your cup...I think it must feel good on your gums!
Speaking of gums...still no teeth!
You have also learned to crawl. You started out is to be expected, but in a few days you had that knee/ hand coordination down! You are now all over the place! I had forgotten how much babies get into while crawling!
You weigh about 24.5 lbs now. Even to slightly more than Carinna. You guys are basically the same size except that her legs are longer. It is so very strange to shop for 24 month clothes for my 2 year old and 18-24 month clothes for my 8 month old!
You are still so very happy and easy! We all enjoy playing with you and making you laugh...which is very easily done! You are such a joy and we love you so much!
Happy 8 Months!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fire Safety Day

Several weeks ago we attended the city's Fire Safety if we could miss it! No offense to the fine firemen of our great town...but they really need some women to get in there and organize this thing a bit better!

Anyway, this year the kids showed an interest in the obstacle course...or maybe we just forced them to do it!

First, they listened to what the fire alarm sounds like...
Then they "rescued" the girl from the burning building...
Though, I have to say, that girl needed some girlie clothes! Poor thing!

Then came crawling through the smoke and stop, drop and roll.
This was the best pose I could get of the two of them. The girl was not pleased to be wearing the coat!
Next was the horrendously long line for the slide (or escaping the burning building). Carinna wouldn't do it, but Caden was all over it. He wanted to go again and Randy and I both yelled "NO" at the same time! Did I mention the line was long??
I don't know what this part had to do with anything, but there was one of these too!
Then, of course, we had to ride the firetruck!
By that time everyone was hungry and tired...and hot.
So, we went home!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


So, the Halloween pics for this year are certainly a fail! Up until about 11 pm the night before, I was up I was not feeling quite back to normal come trick-or-treating time! So, needless to say, I wasn't really "in" to the picture taking!

We started off our is our visiting Trunk-or-Treat at FBC. They handed out RIDICULOUS amounts of candy! Which is great...if you're a kid!

Carinna was Rapunzel from Tangled, which is her favorite movie that she would watch 10 times a day if I would let her! Caden was an minute he would be Dash and then the next he would be Bob...I guess it was based on his mood! Cooper was Charlie Brown. I'm not even sure why we decided to make him Charlie Brown, other than the obvious bald none of our kids even know who Charlie Brown is...but anyway, it worked well!
So here we are...the still greenish mom, Dash/Bob, Rapunzel and Charlie! The kids had a great time...and that's all that matters!