Sunday, December 18, 2011

The one where David comes home...

David is finally home from Iraq!! YAY! He was gone for almost a year. Not fighting for our country this time, so we weren't as nervous every waking day. None the less, it isn't very safe over there, so we are VERY VERY happy he is home! He threw a little coming home potluck shindig. So as usual I over ate and it isn't going to get any better since Christmas is NEXT week! Did it just come so quickly this year or what? We got up this morning, showered and got dressed to go take pictures with Santa. There was not a cloud in the sky and the weather was pretty nice so I was super excited. I got my camera all charged up, found my Groupon that we had purchased for this particular Santa in Midtown and that's when I read the fine print- Only good Mon-Thurs. REALLY? Damn fine print. So anyway we are absolutely going on Tuesday night after work. We are running out of time, so I hope the lines aren't too long. Last year in Jax we waited til the last minute and the wait was ridiculous. Thank goodness that Atlanta has more than the 2 malls Jacksonville has, so there are Santa's everywhere!!!

I got Coop a loop a new car seat today! He is officially a big boy and can actually see what is going on. I just did not want him to have to spend 7 hours facing backwards again on the trip to Jax. At least now we can interact with him a little more!

See everyone soon!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The one with the Elf...

So if you know me at all, you know I love the movie ELF. I can say that every year after we finish our Thanksgiving meal, Elf is on! And it stays in the DVD player and replays several times throughout the holiday season.... it just really gets me in the holiday spirit and really makes me believe again. I wish I believed in Santa and I wish Santa really brought gifts, it would sure save mommy lots of time and money :) anyway, the daycare opened up this weekend for a "Parents day out". So Josh and I took advantage and drooped Cooper off from 10-3 and had a little day date and went shopping. We have just about finished our Christmas shopping! Thank god for Khols, it is like a one stop shop, all they need to sell is alcohol and we would have it jackspot!!! We are taking notes for next year and have come up with: A.) we need too have a X-mas saving fund and B.) online shopping is AWESOME

We don't have any lights up yet. We are slacking in that department. We better stock up know, because once Cooper understands what this is all about, we are going to be broke and he will be spoiled... well more spoiled. Gotta love the after Christmas sales!! Thank God for a basement :)

I FINALLY took my photography class Sunday. Josh bought me a class when he bought me the camera, LAST Christmas. hehe Slacker I know. So I learned a TON, its like I have a brand new camera. Although I am no pro yet, I will get there, hopefully. I really just wanted to be able to take amazing pictures of Cooper and you know how hard that is since he doesn't sit still. So we are taking Cooper to see Santa this weekend. YAY. I will get to practice a little more then and I hope to have some good pictures to report back and post!!! WOOT WOOT


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The one with the sick baby...

Don't worry, he is all better now.It was last week that was rough. I am really really hoping he doesn't have my genes. I was a puker. I know that sounds kinda YUCK, but I was. Cooper woke up screaming the other night, of course Josh was out of town. Typically I don't go into his room, but this was a different scream, so I walked in a WHEW... lets just say he was sick and had thrown up. So as I am bathing him AGAIN, and changing him AGAIN, he throws up AGAIN. I felt so bad for this little guy, he was pale in the face and had no idea what was going on. Anyway, this happened a few more times. I couldn't let him sleep by alone, so we slept on the couch. The whole next day he was pathetic but in a cute little baby way. All he wanted was for me to hold him and sleep on me, so thats what we did. We layed around watching cartoons toghether and slept. It was actually kinda nice, despite the fact he wasn't feeling good. It only lasted a day and he was back in daycare running around like normal.

Speaking of daycare, Cooper will be going full time starting January 2012! We made it a year with me working from home, but I tell ya, at the end of these Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am beat. I have 2 fulltime jobs those days. He really really likes daycare and the interaction, so I think it will be a great move for us both. Cooper has this one toy, a hammer, at daycare that he carries around all day with him. And I mean all day. The teacher laughs when she tells me, because he doesn't let it go. She washes it everyday and puts it away in his drawer. He plays really well and shares really well, until one of the other kids tries to take his hammer.... betta watch out, he can get fiesty. Even when he comes running to me when I get there, he has his hammer in hand. We have to pry it from his fingers and quickly give him his juice before he starts crying!! LOL, I guess I will be getting him some play tools for Christmas.

And by the way, I have done none, zero, zilch Christmas shopping. I really need to get on it. Time flies when you have a kid and the last thing you want to do is take them shopping all day. I don't want to start him out too early spending all mommy and daddy's money. He will learn that soon enough!

I'll have pictures this weekend! I think we are going to see SANTA!!!!!