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

Monday, September 22, 2008

You Want to Wear What?!

Lately Cooper has started to show an interest in clothes. He is learning how to put his clothes on and take them off. He has also started to care what he is wearing and likes to pick out his own outfits. This has been interesting! Today he decided he wanted to wear this jacket and pants so we put it on him (we weren't leaving the house so it was ok). He wore this outfit, with no shirt underneath the jacket, most of the day.

Our own little K-Fed

P.S More pictures to come of him in his yellow rain boots that he INSISTS on wearing with everything (shorts included)!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

4 Years!

Four years ago today Scott and I were married in the Orlando Florida temple. It's hard to think that it has only been four years. It seems like a lot longer (in a good way, of course!). It is hard to remember what life was like before we met. For those of you who don't know the background on how we met here it is. We met five years ago on an lds singles website. At the time he was still living at home with his parents in Florida and I was back at home with my parents in L.A. Neither one of us was much into the singles ward scene so we resorted to the internet. And it worked!!! We dated LONG distance for eight months and then I moved to Florida, we got engaged, and married four months later. Now here we are, four years and two children later, and I love him more than ever!

So in honor of our 4 year anniversary, I thought I would list the top 4 reasons I love Scott.

Here they are in no particular order:

1) He is very patient. He has more patience than anyone I know. Since I have zero patience it balances out pretty well.
2)He is very giving. I learned this early on in our marriage. He was leaving for work one night and was taking an extra pair of shoes with him. I asked him why he was taking the shoes and, after a lot of prodding (those of you who know Scott know he is a man of few words!), he told me he was taking them to a lady he worked with. Turns out he ran into this lady, who is a single mother, and her teenage son earlier in the day at the barber shop. Her sons shoes were pretty worn out and Scott thought that the teenage boy might like the shoes (they were a new pair that Scott really wanted so I surprised him with them a couple weeks earlier).
3) He enjoys serving others. I don't think the word "NO" is in Scotts vocabulary. If he is asked for help, no matter what the circumstances are, he is always willing. He's definitely not one to dodge the sign up sheets in Elders Quorum to help people move!
4) He is a great Dad. I always joke that Scott is a better mom than me. He is always so in tune with the boys' needs. The whole parenting thing has been so natural for him. He just loves the boys and they adore him.

Happy Anniversary Love! We miss you!!!

*I would have posted a wedding pic but they are all back in Oregon*

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Extended Stay

Once again it's been a while since I've posted. I've pretty much accepted the fact that I am not a regular blogger. Anyway, a lot has changed since the last post. The boys and I have been in Utah for the last 4 weeks and we will be here for another 2 months. Why the reason for the extended stay? Well I am here nannying for Scott's sister while she completes her student teaching. Scott stayed back in Oregon to work cause we've still got bills to pay! So being without the hubby/daddy has been difficult for all three of us. We miss him terribly! This experience has given me a greater respect for military wives who have to deal with long deployments. We are fortunate to at least see Scott every two weeks and we talk to him several times a day.

While we have been here we have been having fun hanging out with family that we don't get to see on a regular basis and enjoying the things that a big city has, like shopping, that we don't have in small town Corvallis!

I will post pictures soon!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This Is Temporary.........

Scott has wanted to give Cooper a mohawk forever!! I have never been too keen on the idea beacause....well......I have seen too many WT kids with mohawks! Nevertheless, I gave in and Scott got his wish. I have to say that he does look pretty stinkin' cute. This is just temporary though. I'm going to give it a couple weeks and then shave it off!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Cooper went on his first fishing trip today with Scott. Ok, it wasn't really a trip. They just went down to a local pond. One of my biggest fears is having one of my children drown. Since they were going to a pond, not on a boat or to a fast flowing river, I was ok with Scott taking him. Scott said he had a lot more fun throwing things into the water rather than fishing. I don't blame him!

P.S Please pardon the annoying underline. Blogger seems to have a mind of its own today!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Is This Really Happening?........

Corbin will officially be 3 months old on Sunday and time is just flying! He is such a big boy. At his 2 month check up he weighed 13lbs. 13oz. and was 24 1/2 in. long. I'm not sure what he weighs now but I wouldn't be surprised if he has broken 15lbs. This is just crazy to us! Cooper is a very average size child and we have no doubt that, with the way Corbin is growing, he will be catching up to Cooper in no time! He is already wearing size 6 month clothes!

We broke out the exersaucer, that I swear we just stored away, and yesterday was Corbin's first day playing in it. As you can see, he loves it!!

Fun Times!

Here's a pic of Scott and Cooper at SeaWorld in San Diego. We went on vacation back in May (I know, a little slow on the updates!) with Scott's brother and wife and their daughter. We stayed in a condo in Escondido and had a blast!

At the end of May Corbin and I made a trip back down to Cali for my niece's Sweet 16. Here's my beautiful sister Debbie (she bribed me) snuggling Corbin. It looks like he's crying in this picture but he's not. He loved her! Just a little sidenote- Deb turns 40 this September and I can't believe it! She looks great and really doesn't look a day over 30 to me!

We blessed Corbin back on June 8th ( I don't have any pictures from that day. So awful of me!) and my brother and mom came up for the occasion. Here's my supa-fly brother Mike at the Oregon coast. It was tons of fun to have them here with us! It really made me wish we lived closer to my siblings.

Monday, May 26, 2008

6 Weeks....

We are blessing Corbin in 2 weeks and we have the dilema of finding an outfit for him to wear. There isn't an outfit in our family that is passed down from generation to generation like there is in some families. We could break out Scotts blessing outfit but we figured polyester isn't really "in" right now. Cooper was born in the fall so his outfit would be too warm to wear. So we went out shopping on Saturday and it is SO difficult to find church clothes for a newborn boy! We could settle for one of those little satin tuxedos they sell at the swap meet, but we figure he would be a little overdressed. So after hitting every major childrens clothing store that we could think of, we ended up at the Baby Depot where we found this super cute outfit. Only problem is that it is premie size. It looked big enough so we decided to get it. I'm not sure what we were thinking. This kid was born the size of a toddler! Needless to say, the top is a little snug and the pants are capris on him. Oh well, we will keep it for our next boy and begin our search again!

Monday, April 28, 2008


My sister Carri was so kind to come and help out after I had Corbin. Ok, well I kinda demanded that she come and help. Either way, she was great and a HUGE help. She brought her son Gavin, who is 1o months older than Cooper, with her and they had tons of fun playing together. Here is the only picture I got of them together.

And Then There Were Two....

On Sunday April 13 we welcomed our second son Corbin Michael. He weighed in at 9lbs. 5oz. and was 22 inches long! That is a whole 2lbs. and 2 inches longer than his brother Cooper was at birth. I was expecting another 7 pounder but boy was I wrong! No wonder he was so much more difficult to push out!
I was thrilled that he was born on the 13th because that is my brothers birthday and we had already decided we were going to give him my brothers name for his middle name. So now he shares his birthday and name with his uncle Mike. I'm sure he'll grow up to be as good of a man as his uncle! He's definitely already taking after him in size!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Long Time Gone.........

I have decided to re-enter the blogging world. It has been so long I'm sure most people have given up on me! I know my mom has not, though, and it's good to know someone will be reading this! Anyway, a lot has happened since my last post but I'm not going to bother trying to catch up. I will just start from now. Enjoy!!!