Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fun Weekend

This past weekend was great. We were busy, busy people. Saturday, was our company picnic at a ranch. We all had fun. Joseph stayed in the game room most of the time, Don played poker and me and Coopie hung out with friends. I took Cooper and Joseph to the petting zoo (which was just petting and feeding the animals through the fence). Cooper liked the goats (especially the baby one, it was close to his size) and the sheep, but not so much the cow. It's head was bigger than Cooper, so he didn't want much to do with him. Joseph was soo good helping his little brother!!

Saturday night, Don and I went out with a group of friends and had a great time. We didn't get home until 1:30 and I just knew that I was going to be tired in the morning - and that was going to suck. And it did. But at 11:00 AM, Don, Cooper and I laid in our bed to watch TV and all three of us fell asleep - for two hours! It was GREAT!

Back to Saturday night. I realize that it's been a while since I've gone out like I used to - and maybe I'm just getting old, but the stuff that was happening on the dance floor bordered on vulgar! I'm all for going out, having fun, having a few drinks, flirting, etc, but there were things going on between people that didn't even know each others names!! It was sad really, because clearly there were a lot of drunk people doing things that they probably wouldn't do if they were sober. I dunno - but some of it was gross!!

I have been knitting like a mad woman. I have lots of friends having babies (all little girls) and with my new book that I am completely obsessed with - Mason Dixon Knitting - I am knitting all kinds of cute little things. I'll post pictures when they are done.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Cooper in the morning

The past two days, Cooper has gotten up with me in the morning. I think he hears me stirring around the coffee pot - even though he never has before. So I got him up and decided to unload the dishwasher. I put Coop on the counter, gave him some milk and his favorite cereal - Fruit Loops - and just kept going. We had such fun just chit-chatting and Cooper saying he was "helping". He loves to help mommy. After I snapped the first picture, he started to stand up and wanted mommy "up". It was just a lot of fun to have some great quiet early morning time with my little man.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Knitting, knitting, knitting

I've been on a couple of knitting blogs recently, and it seems that I am not the only one that can't seem to stop knitting. I knit daily. My latest inspiration is the book Mason Dixon Knitting. I pack it back and forth - to and from work - just in case I want to look at it. Sick huh? Oh well, there are far worse obsessions than books!! I've been knitting these dishcloths lately. They are really fun to knit. Don says I should try something a little more challenging like a sweater, but I'm afraid that I have to wait on that. I have to knit things that I can throw down and pick back up - with nosey little toddler, I can't really work on complicated projects yet. But I will - eventually.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Like Father, Like Son

Cooper woke up crying at 3:30 this morning. So I went and got him and put him in bed with us. All was fine after that. As I began to get ready for work, I walked out of our bedroom to get some more coffee, only to return and see this. This is scary. From day one, Cooper has made the same facial expressions as his father, and now look! Mini Me!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006


Until recently, I haven't been to church since I was pregnant with Cooper. After he was born, and especially after I went back to work, the thought of putting him in someone elses care on a weekend stopped my heart. My guilt from working made it too hard to do. So I didn't. Over the last few months I had often talked about trying to find a church I liked in Garland. The trouble is that I compare every church to my old church - Grace Community. I love that church and it was very much another home to me for several years. But when I moved, the commute was just a little much. So, I started checking out churches around my new home. I tried a couple and there was one that I went to a few times, but I didn't really like the preacher's style of preaching, and I also didn't like that the church had a LOT of recovery and 12-step programs. There's nothing wrong with that, it just wasn't for me. I also realized that Cooper needs to be around other kids, and thought that if I go to church and put him in the nursery, that would be good for him - not to mention I really want him to grow up in a good church home.

Cooper and I went to Firewheel Church for the first time two Sunday's ago. I went plenty early so that I could hang out in the nursery with Coop before church started. This worked pretty well, but I was definately distracted during the service - guilt and worry (and the topic of the service was part 2 of a 2 part series on the Divinci Code, which I have no interest in). When I went to get Cooper we both had tears in our eyes. I decided I HAD to stick to it and go again. So last Sunday, we went again. The pastor was on vacation, so there was a guest speaker that was really good. Cooper had a hard time and was really clingy in the nursery. When I dropped him off, he was crying and calling for me, so I sat outside where he couldn't see me and waited for him to calm down - all the while, I was crying and my heart was breaking. When I went to get him, he ran from across the room to get to me and knocked over a little girl that was in his way! I know it's going to be hard, but I also know I have to keep going and keep putting Cooper in the nursery. Hopefully he'll get used to it and enjoy it.

Then last night, some kids from the church stopped by to invite Joseph to the service tonight! He said he wanted to go! I was so excited and so proud!

Monday, June 5, 2006

For the love of discloths

One might think that because of my obsession with knitting dishcloths, that I might enjoy doing dishes. I actually just enjoy knitting these easy, fast little projects. I might actually do a couple of towels like these new dishcloths that I am working on. I wonder if I used a new dishcloth from my stash each day, how many days would go by before I had to wash them all? This is a new style that I am trying. They are really fun to knit. I saw these in the book Mason Dixon Knitting - a book that I am totally obsessed with. Should I seek out a 12-step program?

Thursday, June 1, 2006

More new knitting

Here is the little hat and booties and bib I made for Hillary's new little one - Ruby. She's due any day now! YEAH! I love to knit for babies. I can't believe I didn't knit hardly a thing for Cooper. But I didn't really get into it as much as I am now.

We had a great Memorial Day weekend - we didn't do much, just hung around the house, but it was fun. We got Cooper a swing and that's all he wanted to do all weekend long.

Saturday, we went to one of Don's cousins graduation party, and Cooper wore his new sailor suit - it was just too cute!!

And on Sunday, Cooper went to church for the first time. He stayed in the nursery and had fun. He did better than I thought- even better than I did. I only cried twice!