Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The one with the 2nd birthday...

Happy Birthday to my handsome baby boy!!!!!!! I can't believe you are already 2 years old and talking, walking, running, feeding your self, giving us big hugs and kisses, sitting on the potty, watching movies, enjoying the zoo, having water gun fights, playing basket ball, asking us questions and the list just goes on. You really are the light in all our lives! Each day I can't wait to see that smile and hear that giggle! You are just the cutest, smartest and funniest little 2 year old I know! 2 years ago today, we were moving in our first home and today we are selling our first home. A lot has changed in the last 2 years and it's all been for the best. We are back in Jacksonville now which is key to building a strong family for us. So we are happily house hunting (again)!

Josh took the day off to spend with Cooper. The weather is pretty nasty and rainy. He had such big plans for he and Cooper but all involved out door activities. So they are doing Coopers 2nd favorite thing, watching cartoons! One of my personal favs as a kid, Scooby doo which is equivalent now to the Criminal Minds for adults. I could watch both all day long!

We had a birthday beach bash for Cooper and his lil dudes and dudetts on Sunday. It is probably the last nice (warmer) weekend in Florida for a while. It was beautiful, 80 degrees sunny, no clouds. It was a perfect day. I think there were about 9 kids total running and crawling around. Our youngest addition to the group was 13 days old! I had pizza, subs, goldfish and cupcakes for everyone. Hardly any left overs. It was so nice to see everyone. So strange that everyone that was there, Josh and I went to high school with and most had children. Definitely a change from our Atlanta family. Cooper has other kids to keep him occupied and fight with over toys. I bought all the kids buckets, shovels, bubbles and squirt guns. Everyone had their own and the toys were scattered all around us, but as you can imagine the kids would fight over whatever toy the other was holding. Almost wrestling at some points. At least it was sand. They have to learn to share, right? Why not the hard way? It was such a great day. I know Cooper had a blast. Almost instantly on the way back home he fell asleep in his car seat.

Happy Birthday COOPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Family love

Flying Cooper's new Kite, Thanks Ash!!

Thank you all for the wonderful pressents!

If you noticed, I typicall don't smile at the camera (or even look at it!)

Most of the Group!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

The one with the SPOOKY week....

Happy Halloweenie!!! Hope everyone had a safe and spooky trick-or-treat night. Cooper actually had 2 trick-or-treat nights. For those who don't know, he was a fireman! I bought his costume last year after Halloween for super cheap.... so I am actually headed out during lunch to see what kind of steals I can find for 2 costumes next Halloween!


Sunday night we went to Spooktacular at the zoo with Karen. Cooper did great. I was pretty nervous because he gets "spooked" quite easily. Heck, he even got spooked while we where carving our pumpkin at home! And no it wasn't anything scary, just the standard jack-o-lantern with 2 eyes, a nose and a mouth... But he was a great sport and was along for the ride, he stayed in his stroller the whole time. To boot, he likes wearing his fireman jacket and hat. Which is impressive, to me anyway. We didnt' see many animals out, but they sure did a good job decorating and entertaining the kids. There were dance parties, cotton candy, bounce houses, popcorn, haunted houses, lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) walking around in costume and TONS of kids dressed up. Its so cute seeing all the little ones.

Halloween night, we went over to a friends house where a group of us parents rallied all the kids together to head out door to door. What a crowd. We didn't leave the house until almost 7 and the kids did great. A solid 1.5 hours of trick-or-treating. Again, Cooper preferred to sit in the wagon. He is a little on the timid side when he isn't sure of things. We did walk up to some doors with him, but when he saw something spooky, he didn't go on his own. Nor could we get him to talk. Nothing. He was mute. But once he discovered it was chocolate these strange spooky people were putting in his pumpkin, he tore right into some of it. With the help of me of course. He tried to bite the candy with the wrappers still on!! The funniest thing, Daddy pulled him in the wagon up to most houses, since folks sit in their driveways, and when Cooper was a little unsure/ scared, we think that he would fake asleep. NO joke, we would get up to the houses and he would lay his head on the side of the wagon and not move. The funniest thing ever and the first time I had seen him do that. You know we got a picture!!

Daddy and the Kiddos
Handsome lil fireman
Getting into the candy before Mommy eats it all!!!
Quick, play opossum so they can't scare me!  
Happy November!