Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picture Story Book

Snapping a quick one of my quick one (well, one of my quick ones): Sadiebug

Decorating for Halloween. Cooper shows more than ample enthusiasm. He gives a very breathy, "wow!" to all things Halloween. And when I pull out more Halloween decorations, he says, "a more Haween stuff!" That's my boy.

My happy and very capable chef. I was surprised at how much his patience and listening has improved since our last baking effort. He held all of the measuring devices and poured all of the ingredients into the bowl.

He can use a spoon! So talented. My prodigy. And look how clean his pants are!

Mmm. Chocolate cookies with Reese's chips. These were sooo easy (a two-year old can make them) and delicious!

Went to the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade with Momma, Daddy and Mimi. Yes, Cooper was a tad bored by all the gore and freak. Ho hum.

Well, except for when he got to eat candy off the dirty, dirty ground.

He spent a good portion of his time looking like this.

But look at these amazing superhero costumes! Maybe he perked up a little when they walked by...

Sunday we took a drive to the North Georgia mountains. Ellijay Apple Festival.

They have bouncy things! Suddenly Cooper was not so into bouncy things! Oh well...

He definitely was into being chased by Momma...

and by Dadda.

And there was lots of this. Oh, how I love. this. smile.

Look at the thrill on his face! It's tangible. Daddy, I love how you let me do crazy things that Momma is too fraideycat to let me do.

Red, red, red. Love, love, love.

All this running has to make you thirsty!

Oh, why yes it does, thankyouverymuch. Fresh from the apple farm apple juice. Refilled *2* times on the way home with gas station Juicy Juice. Eek. Hey, it's Sunday. We were indulging a little.

Self-portrait of the Momma and Dadda.

And there you go. Amazing weekend spent reconnecting after 3 (Three!!!!) weeks of the sickness in our house. I love you family. xoxoxo, Momma

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Been in a bit of a bloggy slump lately, here's my exercise to get the gears turning again. A list. The ever-useful list. I shall make one this instant.


-Today was a happy day. A visit with two of my favorite ladies, some lazy surfing on the internet during naptime, an evening stroll with my little boy through the retail district (hand holding, smoothie sipping, and kitty cat watching at the pet store), and some way past bedtime wrestling and silliness in the living room with Daddy.
-I love fall. The cooler weather is simply refreshing. It makes me want to stay home, bake, and spruce up the house. And take long walks. Deep breaths.
-Lately, this ever-changing role as Momma has me turning the mirror on myself. I'm trying to strengthen my own character for the sake of his. Finally figuring out that if he is to be strong, I have to be as well.
-I love all of the talking with Cooper these days. His vocabulary is expanding by leaps and bounds. I love knowing that he can understand me and he can tell me what he's thinking about.
-One of my favorite things that you said a few months ago that I consider your first sentance, "I hear something. A noise." Spoken while I was trying to get you to please go to sleep. :) I had to smile.
-Crossing my fingers that the sickness stays out of our house for at least a few weeks. We've been bogged down with viruses for weeks now. Darn that preschool.
-Cooper is *starting* to be okay at pre-k now. Part of me wishes he still cried all day so I could take him out and keep him home with me. Part of me likes the time apart for him to learn from others and me to accomplish a few to do's.
-I cut my hair short.
-I'm painting the upstairs bathroom and we are finally headed down the road of finishing the whole room. It's been waaaaaaay too long. Can't wait to take my first shower in there and brush my teeth in the new sinks....aahhh.
-Sadiebug is settling in to our family nicely. Cooper adores her. She needs TWO walks a day. :)
-Cooper is going to be a Triceratops for Halloween. Can't wait til the costume arrives this week.
-What shall I be for Halloween? What will you be for Halloween?

Sadie shall be a punkin.

Chocolate cookie dough face, garage sale jacket. Love you baby.

Happy fall everyone!