Sunday, November 20, 2011
Well let me tell you, it was A LOT of work just getting to and from the game. We have to park at our church and walk to the stadium. For adults, this would be a 20 minute brisk walk. Well try doing that with a toddler!! And unfortunately you can't take strollers into the stadium, so we basically had to let him walk/carry him the entire way. It took us about 45 minutes to get there! Matt and I were both sweating and already stressed. Cooper does not like to be carried, but since it was such a far walk, we had to wrestle with him just to get to the game on time. But I do have to say, that once we got into the stadium, he calmed WAY down! He loves to watch people. Even as we were climbed and climbed and climbed, he LOVED it! When we sat in our seats, I was expecting him to want to climb up and down the bleachers, but he sat in our laps the entire time. He loved watching the jumbo-tron, band, and he even would watch the ball when it was kicked! He was totally fascinated by all the cheering and hoopla going on around him. Thankfully since it was Homecoming, we didn't have any foul mouths or drunks near us. Lots of families were near us which made it that much more enjoyable.
We only stayed till right before half-time. Cooper had to go to his friend Ella Kate's birthday party! Poor fellow had missed his nap and fell asleep as we drove to the party. He only got a 30 minute nap, but did so well at the party and the rest of the day!
Even though we had so much fun at the game, I don't see us doing it again any time soon! I was exhausted when we got home! But it does make for good memories!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Last weekend, we got to go to my parents house to celebrate Remle and Daily's birthdays. As usual, my sister went above and beyond! She had a petting zoo/farm come to my parents house. The farm is super close to where my parents live, so the owners brought everything. And my parents have the perfect place. It is out in the boonies on a rarely traveled street. We didn't have to worry about the kids and cars.
There were so many fun things for the kids to do. There was a four car train that went up and down the street. There were goats, cows, a donkey, a llama, chickens, a duck, a pig, a horse and rabbits. The kids pretty much got to touch all the animals. They got to ride on the pony and get in the pen with the rabbits. They even got feed the calf a bottle! So much fun!
|Daily babysitting Cooper on the train. Notice she's holding his hand!|
|touching the bunny|
|Coop's first time on the ATV|
|just barely touching a goat|
|Remle riding the pony|
|I love this picture! Daily is so excited!|
|Sha and Helen Grace came!|
|feeding the calf a bottle|
|Frankie brushing the llama|
|Cooper taking a ride|
|Remle in the rabbit pen|
|This is pretty much how Daily always looks at Cooper. They are BFFs.|
|Frankie going for a ride|
|Coop petting a chicken|
|petting the pig|
Don't miss the new post below!!
So, I know that it is already the middle of November, and I'm just now blogging about Halloween. But between being in my first trimester and the computer taking forever to upload my pictures, I just haven't gotten around to it until now. I have learned a little trick to make my picture loading much faster! It is a pain, but it cuts out literally hours! I first upload them to Facebook, then resave them by clicking on them in my Facebook. I guess it saves it as a much lower resolution which makes it faster for me to upload. It took me about 2 minutes to upload 11 pictures this time! So yay!
Anyways, for Halloween this year Cooper went as a lion. Since we have done Trunk or Treat the past couple of years, I tried to think of some way to incorporate me and Matt to go along with Cooper's costume. I decided to do "Lions and Tigers and Bear Bryant Oh My!". Cooper was the Lion, Matt was the (Auburn) Tiger and I was the (Alabama fan) Bear Bryant. I thought it turned out cute!
|I thought he would hate wearing his costume, but as soon as we got him ready, he ran outside and jumped in the car!|
|The best family picture we got. Cooper had gotten scared earlier and didn't want to look at anyone!|
|Me and my little lion. So cute!|
|Daddy and the Lion|
|starting to get into it|
|Me and my momma friends and our boys. We are all expecting our second in the Spring!|
|putting some candy in his bucket|
|digging through our bowl|
|this was taken at the very beginning. He saw a kid dressed up like a wolf and got scared. It took him about an hour to get to where we could put him down!|
Sunday, November 6, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
We are so excited about this second baby! Cooper doesn't really get it yet, but I'm sure the bigger I get, the more he will understand.
Yesterday we went in for a check-up and got to have an ultrasound. Sorry this isn't the best picture, but they were having a hard time getting the baby in the middle of the screen.
Good news is that everything looks great! The heart beat was 170. If I remember correctly, Cooper's was 168 the first time we heard it. We could see the baby kicking and waving its arms and legs (so cool!). The nurse kept saying what an active baby it is - reminds me of Coop in the womb!
We are so blessed to be pregnant a second time. We have such a hard time getting pregnant, so it makes it so special. This time around it took us 9 months of trying and 5 rounds of Clomid. Much better than it was with Coop, but we were still very frustrated. I guess we just thought it was going to happen quickly, but it was all in God's time. HE definitely knows us much better than we do!
Anyways, I will be 10 weeks on Friday, which puts my due date on June 1st. I'm expecting a May baby since Cooper was so early, but that's another thing that God controls! I will try to be good with pictures, but I'm not promising anything!
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