Sunday, November 30, 2008

Month 8

Here we are 8 months later. You moved to the busy baby room at school a few weeks ago. They are trying to put you on a schedule (which I completely messed up this past week) and I am hoping you will want to start moving around with the other little ones your age. Not that I mind being able to put you in one place and not having to worry, but you probably would love to get moving. I can see the curiosity in your eyes and know you just want to put all those ideas to work. You still have the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen, well next to your Dad's. I fell in love with his too. I bet they won't be changing either! You adore your brother you laugh and smile when ever he is in view. I love that about the two of you. I always want to capture these sweet moments and tuck them away for when you two are older. I want to be able to show you how much you love each other when you maybe don't agree.
You discovered the gift to chew and love puffs. You can pick those little things up in your fingers and eat them for minutes! I won't let you have too many. I still worry at your 9 month appointment the doctor will put you on a diet. Hee Hee :o).
You have gone on a few trips too, you went to Texas to see one set of Grandparents and Omaha to see the other. You also saw all your Omaha cousins. I think it is safe to say you have captured your grandparent's hearts.
I just want to kiss and love on you all day you have such a sweet personality. Just a cuddle bug and those cheeks! They are scrumptious.
You love your Daddy and playing with him. He always makes you laugh and laugh. We love to hear it.
We love you Cooper Jackob!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


It's in Gerber Turkey too!

Thanksgiving In Omaha!

Sam and Cooper LOVED playing with their Omaha cousins.

Visit With A Good Friend

Here are a few pictures from our lunch with Rhonda and her boys (minus Bostin who was at school). It is always fun to see such a great friend!

Daddy's Little Helper

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Sam: Daddy, where did the squirrel go?
Daddy: I don't know, where did it go?
Mommy: There isn't a squirrel, I said that to divert his attention.
Sam: Where did my attention go?

Good question.

Visit with G & G

We went to visit the Texas Grandparents last weekend. The boys had so much fun messing up their house and eating Grandpa's yummy meatballs. We sure love being just a few hours away from them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Today Samuel's school paper said - we started practicing for the Christmas Program.

I am excited and intrigued at the same time. How do you get a bunch of 2 year-olds to be in a Christmas Program? While the concept sounds cute, I just don't see it happening. But I am not going to say a 2 year old hasn't surprised me before.

Coincidentally, Dave's Christmas stocking arrived today. I decided that we all needed a matching set. I am still waiting for mine and Cooper's to arrive so our set can be complete (of course Samuel already had one). All this Christmas in one day made me do the unthinkable, I am playing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving. Driving Dave crazy :o).

Sunday, November 09, 2008

First Official Self Portrait

I think he takes after his Mom...

Cooper J.

The leftovers of lunch are for later.

I Am Calling Yale Now...

Mom: Maybe we can do that at Thanksgiving.

Sam: Thanksgiving dinner! We eat turkey.

Mom: Where did you learn that?

Sam: At school in a book. I read the book.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Drama King

"Oh my God, we don't have any bananas!"

Thank you for letting me know Samuel.

Cough Cough

After ruling out a smoker's cough (you assured us you didn't start smoking), the Doctor determined you have an "asthmatic" cough. We now have to do breathing treatments 4 times a day and a steroid breathing treatment until he says to stop. And the ear infection, I was sure you had, was nonexistent. It was teething instead.

I still miss Iggy..but at least your Daddy couldn't blame the cat for this! I am just hoping his little lungs grow out of this.

Your weigh in today, 22 pounds! I asked the doctor if I should be concerned that you show no interest in being mobile. He asked me to look at you and I did, but had the same question. He told me to look again and said that chubby babies aren't as eager to get around. I guess I should enjoy your lack of mobility while I can.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I'm Just Glad He Takes Potty Training Serious

Visit from G&G Williams

I think the highlight of the visit was going to frozen custard! YUMMMMM! Cooper even threw up while we were eating. Don't worry, we quickly cleaned up and continued eating like it never happen.

The boys love their Grandma Carol and Papa Bill! The reason for the visit was to watch the boys while we went to the OU/Nebraska game last night...only we didn't go. Dave had to work...I think that probably worked out of the better. What the heck happened at that game?