Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Pictures!

My sister in law Stephanie was kind enough to take these pictures of the boys. Photography is a new hobby for her and I was more than happy to let the boys be her guinea pigs! She did an amazing job, if I do say so myself. They also made a great Father's Day gift for Scott (he had no idea she took these pics until he got his gift this morning) that he just loves!

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Baby Is 1!!!

Today is Corbin's 1st Birthday. Time sure has flown. He is growing up so quickly. He wants so bad to do everything his big brother does, and for the most part he does-including climbing up on the furniture and jumping from the ottoman to the chair to the couch and so forth. He just loves Cooper and it is so much fun to watch them play together. I love my boys!

Here are just a few pictures from the little birthday celebration we held for him on Saturday. (Note: I don't blog enough so I don't know the correct way to upload pics so that they appear in the order I intend them to. So, they are out of order and if you want to view them in the correct order start from the bottom. I'll learn one day!)

Just a cute pic of him-more for my family's viewing pleasure since they never see him

Opening gifts with Coopers help

Corbin has giant hands. Here he is palming his piece of cake. It was not a small piece!
Singing Happy Birthday-yes, that is a store bought cake. My heightened sense of smell at the moment makes me not want to cook at all! Ahhh pregnancy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

First Tag....Ever!!

2 By 2 Tag

Two names you go by:
1. Mommy
2. Jessica

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. State Farm T-Shirt
2. Fuzzy pink reindeer pajama pants (yes, it's 2:30 in the afternoon and I'm still in my p.j's. My hair is done though. Does that count?)

Two things you want right now:
1. Finish my Christmas shopping
2. Take the boys to see Santa

Two things you did last night:
1. Went to our storage unit to pull out our crib (and found out two pieces are missing. grrrr time for a new one)
2. Nursed Corbin every other hour (the boy REFUSES to sleep...I'm almost to my breaking point)

Two things you ate today:
1. Life cereal
2. Leftover pizza

Two favorite drinks:
1. Diet Pepsi
2. Diet Dr. Pepper

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Forgotten Child

In the blogging world Corbin is my forgotten child. Cooper seems to steal the spotlight because, well, he can walk and talk and do fun things. So I am dedicating this post to Corbin.
He is now 6 1/2 months old. Time is just flying! He's becoming more and more mobile every day. He is not yet crawling (as his pediatrician said at his 4 month checkup "his gross motor skills will develop slower because of his body mass". Translation: Your kid is fat) but he can get up on all fours and manages to scoot to get things that he wants. We started him on baby food a few weeks back and he loves it! It is so nice to have a child that is a good eater (Coop eats like a bird). He has also just started to experience the separation anxiety that sets in at about 6 months old. This means that EVERY time I leave the room he starts to scream. I try to walk out when he isn't paying attention, but it usually only takes about two minutes tops for him to realize that I am gone. It is no fun. I'm hoping this phase passes quickly.
We are leaving for home next Friday and he will have his 6 month checkup shortly after. It will be interesting to see how much my little Chubbers weighs.

Monday, October 13, 2008

SiCk KiDdIeS!

Let me just start by saying, I love Fall and the cooler weather that it brings. Unfortunately with cooler weather comes lots of sickness for the boys. Right now both Cooper and Corbin have pneumonia. About two weeks ago when we were leaving for our road trip to Cali, Cooper woke up with a pretty high fever. Well the fevers continued until we got back to Utah. The day after we got back, I took both boys in to a local urgent care to be seen. The doc said they both had ear infections (no surprise there. Cooper has had more than we can count and Corbin has had 5 in his short 6 months of life) and sent us away with some antibiotics. Well a week went by and Coop got another fever, so Scott took him into his work to be checked out (Cooper is spending two weeks with Scott back in Oregon). He called me and told me that Coop had pneumonia. I could not believe it! Scott had been saying since he got sick that he thought Coop had pneumonia. I thought he was just teasing, but unfortunately he wasn't, and he was right (what a time to be right, huh?!). I decided to take Corbin back to the urgent care the next day because he was pulling at his ear frequently. The doc checked out his ear and they also did a chest x-ray and determined that he has pneumonia also. Crazy!

Now I know it's not my fault. However, when I took them in the first time and their ear infections were discovered, the doc wrote a prescription for an antibiotic that I know Cooper is resistant to and chances are Corbin is as well. Rather than telling her to give me something else, I decided to "try it again to see if it would work". Bad decision! It didn't and that is probably what led to the pneumonia. Where's my Mother of the Year award?!

Cooper at his birthday celebration here in Utah. Poor kid is sick here, but you can never tell by looking at him.

My pneumonia-stricken Corbin. Ok, I'll stop being drama. They are doing pretty well

P.S Does anyone else agree that I could not have two boys who look so different from each other? I promise they have the same father :-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Cooper-do Is Two!!!

My precious Cooper-do is the big 2 today! (Cooper-do is what his cousin Avonleigh starting calling Cooper one day and it has kinda stuck as a nickname) I know every mom says it, but he is growing up so fast! He has been looking forward to his birthday for a month now. He has talked about blowing out candles just about everyday. This weekend while we were visiting my family in L.A, we had a little birthday celebration for him at my sister Rebecca's place. Cooper just loved it and loved all of the attention.

Blowing out his candle

Singing Happy Birthday

The cake with dinosaurs on top (not the best pic)

The kiddos getting ready to break the tiger striped dinosaur pinata

Coop collecting his loot. This was his first pinata experience and he did great!

Scott is coming to town on Thursday to celebrate with Cooper and to go to the Utah vs. OSU game (GO BEAVS!) and we can't wait. More pictures from that celebration will be posted later.

A Baptism and a Blessing

This weekend the boys and I packed up and drove down to Cali for my nephews baptism and my nieces blessing. My brother's oldest, Dallin, was baptized on Saturday morning. The next day his youngest, Amelia, was blessed. It was so good to be able to go out and share these special moments with my brother and his family.

Cooper and I with my brother and his family