Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day was filled with lots of fun! Kyle woke up to a breakfast of heart pancakes secretly packed into his work bag. (I'm pretty proud that mission was a success) For lunch Coop & I headed downtown to be with Kyle. After a few failed restaurant attempts we ended up at the GP Cafe in Kyle's building. It didn't disappoint! Kyle & I split a cheeseburger & a turkey bacon wrap. Yum! Coop had a heart shaped PB&J. 

After lunch we went to visit some of Kyle's coworkers. It took Coop a few minutes to warm up to everyone but after a couple of cookies he had a great time. :) We also brought some Vday cookies to share with the office. (Shout out to Erin for always leading each holiday cookie making session) Cooper didn't want to leave but we finally headed out just before 2.

For dinner we had quesadillas. Nothing too special but the night before we had ham, egg, & cheese biscuits. I made the biscuits heart shaped. :) One way to Kyle's heart-Biscuits!

Kyle then presented me with a 2 pound bag of hot tamales & a card. I'm pretty sure I'll have heartburn for the next month! I love them! Cooper colored on some hearts that I cut out. We listed some of the things he loved about Dad on them. "Thanks for always sneaking me cookies" "I love when we go on walks together" "Thanks for always convincing Mom to let me watch TV" etc

We had a great Vday. Cooper got a cute card from his MeMa that has a 'ruff ruff' on it. Also when my dad & aunt came to visit for the wknd they brought some yummy treats!

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Ham Egg & Cheese Biscuit

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Biscuit Love!

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The Pancakes before & after :)

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Yummy cookies

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Having fun at work with Daddy.

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Some of the Vday loot.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Proud Moments of the Day

#1 A friend commented that Cooper was growing into his large head. Aka he's actually gotten a bit taller. Yes!

Cooper spotted another friend & her daughter during Sacrament Meeting (church) & immediately ran to them. After coming back to tell us he saw Sarah & Mary he then ran back to play more. #2 Cooper loves & knows our friends.

#3 & #4 After church I went to pick Coop up from the nursery. As we walked out one of the Nursery leaders commented on how great of a talker Cooper is. I thanked her & said my farewell. Cooper proceeded to repeat what I said 'thank you! See you later! Bye bye!'

Later that afternoon we went back to church to attend a baptism. At one pint we watched a slide show of pictures of Kaity (girl getting baptized). One popped up of Kaity at Disney w Mickey. Through the silence you hear 'MICKEY!!' #5 Yep, that was Coop. #6 He also decided to sing 'Wheels on the Bus' during the confirmation. Singing 'beep beep beep all through the TOWN!' Slightly embarrassed at his timing but proud he loves to sing.

#7 & #8 Letting Cooper eat whatever he wanted during the Superbowl shindig & letting him stay up & play with friends until 11. Yeah I'm pretty sure I'm the model of an amazing Mom... Ha!

These are just a few of the many times I'm proud of Cooper but maybe not so proud of his timing or my parenting skills. Well, such is life. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MLK Wknd 2013

Oh how I LOVE long weekends! It's so nice to have Kyle home an extra day & I know Cooper loves having more time to be silly with his Daddy.

Kyle took a half day on Friday so we jumped in the car & went to Moms. Before we left we turned Coop's car seat around to forward facing. We left at nap time. Cooper was SO excited about his new view that he chatted & jabbered for about half an hour before falling asleep. It was too cute.

We got to Mom's safely & enjoyed our time. We ate way too much food (fried rice, bbq ribs, ice cream, biscuits, candy, etc). Mom watched Coop while Kyle & I went to Pages on Pine. Not sure if I've mentioned it before but it's this AMAZING book store. All the books are donated (most coming from the county libraries) & all proceeds go back to the libraries. We've stuck gold quite a few times. We make sure we stop by when we're in town.

Mom also watched Coop so Kyle & I could go out on a date. We didn't know what we wanted to do so we just ended up going to dinner at a yummy BBQ joint. We both got ribs. Yum! Cooper had a great time playing in MeMa's yard & all the parks we explored. 

Sunday after church we drove home. That night we went to the Malan's to celebrate Jared's Birthday. Erin rocked out some waffles & fried chicken as well as a German Chocolate Cake.  (She's quite skilled in the kitchen) We had a fun time with the Malans & the Carrons!

Monday was a semi lazy day. After getting groceries in the morning, we came home & all took naps. Once nap time was over we snacked & headed out to another park. I like to call it "Toy Graveyard Park." The surrounding neighborhood families bring their used (but still working) yard toys & leave them for everyone to enjoy. Cooper had such a fun time.

What a fun weekend! So grateful for Kyle's extra time off, for the nice winter weather, the parks that Coop is able to enjoy grass & get his wiggles out, for Mom being close by, for a date with my baby daddy, for great friends, & MORE!

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Cooper experienced his first official "time out" right before our trip. I don't
think he got the memo that he wasn't suppose to be having fun...

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All turned around & ready to ride!

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Big Slide with Daddy

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