Sunday, January 30, 2011

As a Mom of Two Boys I've Learned..

That I'm asking for trouble if don't buy two of everything....

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sleeping with Bubba

Sometimes Sam thinks it's a good idea if he shares the bed with his brother. Cooper on the other hand is never a big fan of the idea. Note Cooper sleeping as close to the wall and as far from Sam as possible.
Despite the bed sharing these boys are still the best of friends. I'm always a little proud of their brotherly bond, especially when we will be out playing and they still choose to play with each other first! I hope they will always be the best of friends.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

To the sun, the moon, the ground and back.

That's how special Sam thinks his teacher is.

I'm thankful, I mean truly thankful that Sam has an awesome teacher. I think she is pretty great too.

But, I'm jealous too.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cooper's Potty Funnies

Funny #1:
Siting on the potty playing is harmonica.

Funny #2:
Singing "Potty get out of my tummmmy, potty get out of my tummmmmy"

Funny #3:
This one not so funny - but stubborn. Standing there trying go standing up like big brother for 15 minutes. Within 5 seconds of finally sitting, he goes.

Cooper is my stubborn, independent child! Wouldn't want him any other way!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

They Have More Fiber Now..

So Apple Jacks have moved to the healthy list now.

The Joys of Kids..

All this within 15 minutes of being awake.

Coop Cool

He's so cool, it doesn't even matter that his fly is down.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Potty Training 201

I will admit Potty Training 101 was much easier. I wish I could have repeated the course, but apparently I passed. So, this one brings some challenges. But - there's no turning back now!

It all started on Wednesday. I received a phone call from Cooper's School. Expecting it to be your son has a fever, come pick him up. To my surprise it was Cooper! He called to tell me he went poop in the potty! I was so proud! And every cubicle around me was too (love the cubicle world). And now let me bring you to 5:00 PM, I pick up Cooper and he's in underwear! He ran out of pull-ups at school. So I decide, what the heck - LET'S DO THIS!

Wednesday was the last time Cooper wore a pull-up.

In Potty Training 101, you don't have much extra work. The kid does most of the work. Potty Training 201 - on the other hand. More work. And by more work I mean LAUNDRY. I think I have done 5 loads of laundry since then, mind you I'm working 10 hours a day. But it's okay, its worth it..because there's now turning back now.

Tonight we achieved a milestone.
Cooper: I have to go potty
And we ran to the bathroom and he went potty!


Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Crush...

Sam asked me to read his card from his teacher twice. And at the end of the second time he said:

"it said loooove!"
Huge smile included.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Mixed Emotions...

I was sad that Cooper fell off the chair and bumped his head...

I felt better because he wasn't very hurt...

I was beyond happy that I actually got to hold him for more than 10 seconds without him wanting to get down. Bonus, he even rested his head on my shoulder.

I don't want my babies to grow up!

2010...A Year In Review -Through My Camera

Mom started the year turning 33...
Grandparents visited..
Sam was in Elizabeth and Taylor's wedding..
Cooper turned 2!
Brotherly bond grew stronger than ever!
Sam played his first season of soccer..
More Love..
Kitchens were remodeled..

Numerous visits to the splash pad..
Went to the lake...
Ice Cream was had...
Sam turned 4!
Mommy and Cooper Dates..

Bumps were had..
Pancakes were ate for dinner..
Trips to the zoo..
Sam started Pre-K
There's the love again..
Camping in the backyard..

Sam did a jog-a-thon...
Fall trips to the Pumpkin Patch...

Watching Cousin Justin pay football!
Rooting for Huskers...
Buzz and Batman stopped by...
Mom took Family Pictures....

Fun visit with cousins!
Christmas fun!