Happy New Year everyone.... can you believe it's 2013??? We have 6 more weeks before Addison Kate arrives. Cooper would have been born NEXT week in the count down. So lets pray she bakes a little longer. We just started her nursery. Well, we at least picked out the fabrics, the crib is set up and the closet is organized! Which are all huge steps. The holidays got the best of me, so did work. But now that I am a stay at home mommy, I am able to accomplish more throughout the day, like blogging and picking out paint chips and teaching my son how to go pee-pee on the potty! Yesterday was a HUGE milestone, he tinkled in the potty twice! I've been letting him run around without a diaper on for an hour or so in the morning and an hour in the afternoon and putting him on the toilet every 15 minutes. AND finally he went. We did it all last week and I got 2 messes on the floor (thank goodness for hardwoods) and this week I got 2 in the toilet!! It's so funny how times change and what I get excited about these days.
Like Christmas, we hosted New Years Eve at our house. With Cooper, its just easier and all our friends got to see the new casa. We had a huge turnout, more than we thought, close to 30 people. Lots of friends and their parents came along and my parents and Josh's mom. It was tons of fun, Josh smoked his famous pork butt on the egg. We had pulled pork tacos, lots of dips and lots of deserts... any pregnant girls dream! I even stayed up til 2 AM!! We have a flatscreen on the deck so the party stayed outside most of the night by the firepit and glued to the bowl games. We even got to see the ball drop at Times Square underneath all the stars. Didn't get to see any fireworks like I thought. We are only a mile or so from down town and for sure thought we would be able to see. But we got nothing. Thats okay, because we had our own sparklers :)
Hope everyone's new year is treating them well. Blessings and good fortune to all, until next time... Here is Cooper wishing everyone a new year.