Thursday, March 23, 2006

Cooper meets the sidewalk!

The day before yesterday, Cooper was very active in the afternoon. It was cool outside, so my MIL was leary of taking him outside, but Don convinced her it would be OK with his jacket on (his cool denim one that his Nana and Papa got him - it has a hood too!). Anyway, she did, and like I said, he was full of energy. He's beginning to learn about boundries. We've told him he can play in the yard, but he can't go past the sidewalk (they were in the front because Don and I have to fix the fence in the back yard to pen up the big dogs - the are great escape artists). In an effort to test his grandma, he wanted to see how fast she could run. So he took off running down the sidewalk - just then Cooper trips over his own two feet and fell forward without using his hands to catch himself - so his little pumpkin forehead hit the sidewalk pretty hard. As you can see he has a big goose-egg. Poor baby. My poor kid is not at all graceful.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

We're moved - FINALLY!

OK - we finally got moved and we just love it. We love our new house. And I love that my husband has an office that isn't in my living room. We have a great back yard for Cooper to play in that even has a little area for him to ride his tricycle in. I think moving puts just as much stress on a marriage as money issues. It was very trying for us. If (and that's a BIG IF) we ever move again - we will hire a company to do it for us. I will never do that again.

Last weekend was very, very rainy. While we had a weekend total of about three inches of rain at DFW airport, our fine city of Garland got over NINE inches of rain! Our back yard flooded and the roof leaked in Cooper's room. The water has receeded in the back yard and the roof is under warranty (and I caught the drip in time, so no carpet damage), so no worries or insurance claims!! YEAH! Here are pics of the back yard before and during the flood...

We definately have some back yard work to do, on the left side of this picture (you can't really see it) there is a Bradford Pear tree (I think) but the dirt around it is erroding - so we need to redirect the drain spout from the house so that we don't loose that beautiful tree.

Cooper is just talking up a storm. He tells me I'm "pretty" and that he is my "buddy" and he wants to have "maroni" every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He is just such a blast. Here's pics of him this weekend reading the paper and going through the mail.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Now I get it...

Cooper and I had the stomach crud the last two days. It was yucky, but we're better now. While I was at home, we watched a lot of TV. I now know why the advertisers direct commercials at children. Just yesterday, I was watching something on TV, and Cooper was playing in the living room. I was talking to him and he was talking back, and then a commercial came on. My kid turned around, stared at the TV like he was in a trance and completely ignored me until the musical commercial was over. It was very bizarre.