Monday, November 30, 2009

Cooper turns Three!

Coop had his birthday while we were in Bear Lake. He was so excited to have his birthday. He keeps telling people he's turning two though. We'll have to work on that.
He opened Grandpa and Grandma Richs present in the morning. He was so excited to have some more tools!

We waited until that night to open presents and have cake and ice cream. He decided he wanted a Big Blue cake. Well, I decided to try working with gum paste and make a Big Blue for the cake. I think it turned out pretty good for my first time. Brad came in when I was done and told me something was wrong with the cake so I had to go back and change it. Can you see what I did wrong?? I guess Brad is picky when it comes to the Aggies.

Cooper got a race track, some clothes and a tool bench. The tool bench is so neat. Brad spent some time re-doing it. It was one he had with his brother when they were little. It was definitely the favorite present. It even had real tools. Coop is obsessed with Brad's tools so it is perfect!

Saturday after getting our Christmas tree my parents, and Michelle and Carson came and joined us for a night at the cabin. They brought their present for Coop up. He opened it and was so excited for his new scooter. He rode it in the cabin and even gave Carson a ride. He loves it!!

Coop is definitely becoming more independent and lets us know. He is full of energy and loves playing with his friends. We love our Coop!


Of course I have so many things to be thankful for. Instead of having a post a mile long, I will just tell you about our Thanksgiving. This year we were with the Rich family. We packed it up Wednesday and after staying in Logan for a bit we headed up to Bear Lake. We were joined by three of Brad's siblings and their families along with Bill, Carol and Brad's Aunt Gay. We had such a great time with everyone.

Friday two more families joined us and we headed down to the golf course to watch the annual football game. It was the uncles vs. nephews. The uncles were able to barely pull off a win this year but it was close! We went down to watch and Coop kept running off trying to get to the deer that were on the course.

Friday night the Grinch came to visit all the kids. It was so funny. My brother in law Greg dresses up in this suit and does a great job imitating the Grinch. Coop and Addy were a little too nervous to get too close but they enjoyed their prize once he left.

Addy during Grinch

Addy after Grinch

Saturday while people were leaving we decided it would be perfect to go find a Christmas tree. We met up with my family and were joined by the Rob Rich family. We headed up Fish Haven canyon and found a few practically perfect Christmas trees in a couple of hours. I definately got my workout that day!

Nine Months!

Ryker turned nine months last Monday. He is slowly turning into a little toddler and it makes me happy and sad. I love seeing his little personality take shape. He is such a loving little guy. I just can't believe in three short months he'll be one.

Here are some of the things he's up to lately:
Loves to eat. He could eat for hours on end if I let him. He gobbles down his baby food and could eat an endless supply of graham crackers. He's pretty good at eating most things we give him.
Loves baths. He could spend forever in the tub playing with toys or his brother. He is always crawling into the bathroom and looking in the tub.
Loves pulling himself up on everything. Once crawling gets him there he pulls right up and cruises along the couch, wall, chairs etc. I'm thinking he'll be walking before I want him to.
Has two cute bottom teeth. I love the gummy, two-toothed smile. I can never get enough!
Has started to give big, open-mouthed, slobbery kisses.
Loves to wake up every morning at seven o'clock. We aren't loving this so much...

Here are his nine month stats:

Length: 29" - 75%
Weight: 21 lbs 2 oz - 50%
Head: 47.1 cm - 90%

We are so happy to have such a loving, happy baby as part of our family!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Oh Cooper....

Yesterday I was shopping in Target with my Coop, Ryker, Michelle and Carson. As we were walking past the bra and underwear section Coop spotted the bras and got pretty excited. This is the conversation I had with Cooper: (Could possibly be TMI...just warning you.)

Cooper: Mom! You wear those. Mom, why do you wear those??

Me: (Trying to just end the conversation...turns out two-year-olds aren't too quiet). Because I just do.

Cooper: No wear those because if you don't milk will start dripping out your bottles.

Wow. All I could do was smile, tell Coop that's great, and bust up laughing inside. I haven't nursed Ryker for about four months and even then I thought I was pretty modest. They forget all this stuff eventually...right???

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Books

Hey everyone!! I was wondering what your favorite Christmas books are. I always buy a couple around the holidays and right now I'm at a loss for a fun, cute new Christmas book. Leave a comment and let me know...thanks!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Halloween

Our Halloween lasted about a week this year. It was so much fun and just reminds me again how much I love this time of year!

We had the Simmons over on the 28th to carve pumpkins. I think we've started a tradition. We have so much fun together! Our pumpkins turned out great!

Friday the 30th we had the Rich family Halloween party in Logan. Once again, Carol outdid herself. It was so much fun and we had some awesome food.

On Halloween we met up with my family at El Sol. Afterwards we drove home and were ready to Trick or Treat. Brad was pretty antsy to get going when we got the first trick-or-treater at 4:30 but I told him to wait until six. He almost made it :). It is so fun to go Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood. There are so many kids out. The funny thing is that most parents are out with the kids so a lot of the houses just had bowls of candy on the doorstep. That's how ours was and we even had candy left at the end of the night....I thought it would be gone for sure. That's what I get for buying too many I have to eat it :). Coop was a "nice" dragon and Ryk was the cutest little chicken. I decided this year that Brad and I need to get some awesome costumes and join the fun. Hopefully next year!!