Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Been Way To Long

So I thought I would just update everyone since its been wow already alone time since I have blogged. Honestly I am hoping I will be on top of it now as I have a new computer!

For a quick update:
Cooper will be 3 in 4 months which is crazy. He is changing all the time and especially these past few months. That boy never ever stops talking. I have no idea where he got that from ;) He loves to tell us everything he sees while in the car and ask us a million questions. My favorite saying right now of his is "mommy we be funny" and then he laughs real loud.  The other thing Ryan and I have loved watching is how he is becoming such a great Big Brother. He loves to make noises at Jack and started to play with him on the floor a lot as well as if Jack is crying Cooper comes running and says "its okay baby jack I'm here" def melts this momma's heart. Something we are trying to work on with Cooper is sharing (very difficult) another big accomplishment is potty training. Its been a pretty challenging experience but at the same time rewarding cause were not having to buy diapers. He has been pretty good about it but sometimes he doesnt want to stop playing. Currently he is loving anything CARS- Mater is his favorite, loves matchbox cars, reading- especially his Cooper bear book, playing with his trains, coloring, loves watching sports on tv, and currently loves kicking the soccer ball.

Jack just turned 7 months and boy has time gone by way to fast. I cannot even imagine our lives without him as we seriously brightens me day. That boy has stolen my heart and man does he have the cutests smile. We started solids with him earlier since he wasnt gaining as much weight. Mainly cause this little guy never stops moving. He is loving food, napping great and currently is sort of crawling. He started moving forward the day before thanksgiving. He has been sitting up pretty good for about a month or so and is so proud of himself. Jack adores his brother. He watches Cooper as he runs by and loves when he will play with him. as of lately he has been chewing on anything he can put into his mouth. we are looking forward to him getting more mobile so him and Cooper will be able to play.

As for Ryan and myself we are staying busy with these two little boys. I am still working part time at Glassybaby and doing events/weddings. Ryan is currently still looking for a job and we are praying for the right timing of it all. We will continue to just enjoy this time together with daddy home as I know the boys love having him here. we are excited for this holiday season and to be able to share it with our family and friends. Mainly we are looking forward to seeing Cooper experience it all.

I put together a few of our favorite pictures not in order of the boys and promise to keep this updated now.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jack Phillip

I am sorry this post is two months late but I am finally feeling like life is normal (well how normal can it be). We are in a schedule and its def. getting easier.

As most of you know our sweet little guy was born on Wednesday April 20th 2011.

Its weird how different this pregnancy/birth was then Cooper but I think it was God's way of preparing us that even though these little boys are brothers they are also their own person and different.

The C-section went great this time as I was very much coherent and aware of my surrondings compared to Coopers birth. The doctors were great and hearing sweet Jacks first cry brought tears to my eyes and a big smile to my face.

Below are just a few pictures from the day of Jacks Birth. We were blessed to have our family there beforehand to pray for us and then waiting in our room when we came back.

Leading up to the birth of Jack I was nervous as how could I love another little guy as much as I love Cooper. But again God knows best and I felt an instant connection with Jack. He has the sweetest face and not once made a noise while we were in the hospital.

Ryan was very happy that our room had a TV as his favorite soccer team was playing that same morning. I love this picture as there will be plenty more of ones like this.

Cooper came later in the afternoon to meet his baby brother. We actually video taped it and I am so glad we did. I wasnt expecting really anything and we didnt know if he would actually understand that baby Jack wasnt in mommy's tummy anymore. Oma walked him into the room and he had a ballon in his hand. He walked straight over to Ryan who was holding Jack and said "Hi baby Jack" he then said HI mommy and looked straight outside our window cause there were tons of bulldozers and dumptrucks below. I think I was the most emotional when Ryan held both of the boys. My three favorite guys all together and I had never felt more blessed and honored to be in their lives.

Even though the recovery of the C-section was harder this time for me, we were thankful for the time we got to spend in the hospital just us three. WE LOVE YOU JACK PHILLIP.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday to first born!

A week ago friday Cooper turned 2! Right in the morning he got out of bed came into our room so he could cuddle (thats his new thing he loves to do) and then we taught him how to say "I'm 2" His request for breakfast was pancakes which he ate on our family -You are special Plate. Cooper had been sick all week and I was actually sick so we didnt really have much planned. We went to a near by park and threw the ball for holland then we all took a nap and had a family dinner at his Oma and Opa's house to celebrate. We had pizza, ice cream cake (Ryan and I have decided to make this our family tradition and he liked it last year but this year Cooper loved it) but poor little buddy still wasnt feeling to great (he had somewhat of an accident in his clothes but luckily Auntie Kayleigh and Uncle James bought him clothes for his bday). Here is somewhat of a review of Cooper of the past year through some pictures!

  • He sure has changed. From walking, to running now jumping.

  • His vocabulary is out of this world and he continually makes Ryan and I laugh.

  • He loves to cuddle and lets us love on him as much as we want.

  • He is so curious about what objects are and starting to ask us "What is this"

  • He remembers peoples names and who they are better then his dad does

  • He loves to dance but his dancing is pretty funny

  • In the past month he has really started to learn to play with other kids and we love watching him interact with them.

  • Loves to be the center of attention (praying that he is okay when baby brother comes)

  • He loves to be with Ryan lately and do what he is doing

  • He helps me with things around the house (laundry, putting things away, cleaning his toys)

  • He went from sleeping in the nursery and crib to a brand new big boy room and loves it

  • Very good eater (usually)

  • Likes to repeat after us his prayers before bedtime

  • Went from crying when we would drop him off at church to now crying when its time for him to go home

  • I probably could go on and on about all the things Cooper does but these are just a few of the major ones.

ring bearer in his uncles wedding

First ride behind our tandem

Will always be our monkey boy

Loves to help around the house

Like father like son

Here he is on his Birthday eating his pancakes that he wanted for breakfast:)

To our sweet, loveable, laughing, crazy 2 year old baby boy. We love you and couldnt be more blessed by your presence in our life. You challenge us everyday to be the best parents we can be. Your smile and sound of your laughter brings so many people joy. We pray for you everyday and excited to see what this next year brings for you. We know your going to be an amazing big brother and excited to watch you grow and learn.