Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Time is Here..

Well, it's been here for a while...but I just haven't had too much to write about. On Monday we finally made it to Temple Square to look at the lights. We met up with some of the Rich clan and had a family home evening. It wasn't too crowded at the lights and we had a good time.

Cooper has been pretty good about staying away from the Christmas Tree and presents. He doesn't bother them too much. Of course he can't keep completely away from them, but I think the only damage we'll have is some wrinkled wrapping paper. The one thing he can't stay away from is my Willow Tree Nativity. He loves the sheep. I swear I re-arrange it everyday. Well, this is what I came in to find the other day. He was walking up behind me and he said, "Sheep give kisses." For some reason he loves to put the laying sheep together nose to nose. It's happened a few times and I've just decided to let it be. What a cutie!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

No Sweets for Me

Last week I got some terrible news. For those of you that know me you know how devastating this news was for me...considering my addiction to anything sugar. After the dreaded glucose tolerance test, I was told that I have GDM. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. DURING THE HOLIDAYS!! Oh well. I've actually been really good at restraining myself. Of course, I'm glad I found out because I want to have a healthy baby. My MD is having me take a three hour class this week and then I have to test my blood sugar four times a day for a week so they can see when it's the highest. Then, they'll give me medication to try and keep my sugars down. If any of you have gone through this or have any suggestions, let me know! I will for sure need it...this Wednesday I'm spending all day making chocolates. SELF CONTROL!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Longest day of my Life!!

Black Friday here I come!! That is what I was thinking in the days leading up to that shopping day after Thanksgiving. Well, after a lot of convincing my mom and aunt finally agreed to jump on the bandwagon. Although I was set on going, I'll be the first to say that getting up at THREE in the morning wasn't very fun. Especially being pregnant. AND for some reason when I know I have to get up early, I never sleep. Anyway, Kohl's opened up at 4:00 and there was a feather bed and some sheets I wanted. Well, my mom the whole time was like, "We are going to be the only crazy ones there." SHE WAS WRONG. We were ten minutes late and the parking lot was FULL!! I didn't get my feather bed, but I got the sheets. By the time we were ready to leave, the line stretched around both sides of the store and met up in the back!! Three hour wait. Luckily someone tipped us off and told us we could buy stuff at the jewelry counter if we were purchasing jewelry or perfume. Hurray!! No wait for us. I headed out to get to the car and NO BATTERY!! Just to add to the fun of the morning. My mom accidentally left the lights on. Luckily a nice lady had just pulled up right in front of us and was willing to jump us. We headed over to Al's where I found just what I'd been wanting!! I can't post now, but will after Christmas :). Then on to Walmart...where we found more awesome stuff...Staples, Best Buy, the mall then back to Al's. I thought we'd be home by nine....nope eleven thirty. It was fun though. We totally loaded up my explorer and my aunt and to cram in the front seat with my mom!! It was a blast and we all said we'd do it again. Thanks for going guys!!

After our fun shopping day, you'd think I was going to go home and sleep. Nope. Time to go up to Idaho and find a Christmas tree. I've never done it before, but I always thought it sounded fun. It wasn't that hard of a hike and we found some great trees.

Nap time right? Wrong again. I figured since it was about 5:00 now anyway, no use in going to bed. Plus, my family wanted to head back into Preston and look at the lights. Of course they had to stop in at Pop N' Pins, the bowling alley made famous by Napoleon Dynamite. I don't think that place has changed in seriously thirty years. You still have to keep track of your own score on paper. My family had a great time while I sat there and watched. I was starting to feel the effects.

I made it through the day, pregnant and all!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy 2 Birthday Coop!!

Cooper was lucky enough this year to share his birthday with the turkey! He turned two on Thanksgiving day. I can't believe that my little boy is now two. It seriously feels like he was born yesterday sometimes. I remember when he was little and colicky how I wished he was older, and now that he is growing up I definately want it to slow down. I cherish the little things with him right now. The "hugs mom" and "kiss mom". He is such a little entertainer and loves the spotlight. I love hearing his rendition of the ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The sad thing is he will quit singing them before they ever get old to me. Cooper we love you so much and you bring us so much happiness!!!

I'm glad he actually knew how to open them this year. It makes it more fun. He had to put his boots on we gave him.

Hauling around Rat-a-tini (Susan's dog)in his new dump truck. He would chase that poor dog around the house constantly.

Cars, trains and airplanes. That's what Coop is most into now. I went pretty easy on the cake this year. It had to compete with all sorts of yummy pies!!

My cute little two year old.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Face Painting

We were in charge of babysitting for our co-op a couple weeks ago. My friend Melissa had talked about Watercolor Colored Pencils on her blog and how they were great for face painting. Well, we decided to try them out on Coop, Landry and Jack. I think Brad's artistic ability really shone threw. They wanted to be scary monsters. The kids loved it and it was so easy to clean off. Hopefully the Christensens and the Tates aren't too mad we drew all over their little boys!

Big Boy Bed!!

Around the second week in November we decided it was time for Coop to get out of his crib. He had been begging to sleep with us in "mommy and daddy's bed" for the last few nights. We finally found a bed and he was so excited. We have been using it for almost three weeks now and things are going great. He does have a few issues staying in bed...but they are to be expected I guess. It was so funny because for some reason he couldn't open the door to his room so we would just hear a knocking at random points in the night and it would be Coop wanting to come out. Now that he opens the door himself, it's fun to see him walk up to me in the morning and after his naps. He is such a cutie!!