Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Friday, December 25, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
We are 100% potty trained! Cooper was about 75% trained right before Colton was born, and as expected, we hit a rough patch and he had a major regression. We basically started over from scratch. Training for # 1 was smooth sailing the second time around, but # 2 was NOT. But we are there now! I honestly can't even remember the last time he had an accident. What we are working on now is his aim. He no longer wants to sit to pee-pee, but he hasn't really mastered his aim yet, so we're working on that. We are also working on making sure he understands that he isn't allowed to pee-pee in the bathtub instead of the toilet. I feel like I'm in one of those "Bleach-able Moments" Clorox commercials sometimes.
Cooper is wearing a size 11 shoe, and I don't think it'll be long before he goes up to 12. Kid has big feet!
He is mostly wearing 4/4T stuff now. His 3T pants/shorts fit him pretty well still in the waist, but the are way too short. And I guess 3T shirts still fit, but we've been buying all 4/4T. Which means he's no longer in the baby/toddler section of the store. It was a pretty big moment for me when I realized I had to go over to the big kids' section to find his clothes. He's just not a baby anymore!
Ugh. We've made like, no progress on this. Our saving grace is peanut butter crackers. And saltine crackers (or "regular crackers" as he calls them). He gets his vitamins from supplement drinks, and we are trying everything we can to get him to try things. He'll go a few days and he'll eat certain things, like chicken nuggets, without much of a fight, then overnight, it's like the nuggets are poison. I can't figure this out.
He's getting the most sleep of anyone! He has been in his own room for over a month now, and he's a pro! In the afternoon when he gets sleepy, he just goes into his room and gets in the bed. Sometimes he's in there playing, then I notice it's been quiet a few minutes. I go to check and he's in his bed, under the covers. At night, we tell him it's bedtime and he may argue a little bit, but usually it's no problem at all. He has had a handful of nights where he's had a bad dream and come into our room. Dixie just takes him back to his bed and sits with him for a bit then he goes back to sleep.
We were considering sending him to a local Headstart, but we've decided against it. Right now he is learning so well at home. We are really, seriously considering home school for him when he gets to school age. We've been researching and talking to some other home school families, and we are really looking at heading in that direction.
For learning at home, he counts to 20 (although sometimes 15-20 are out of order). He says his ABC's and can identify by sight nearly all the letters. His vocabulary is out of this world, and sometimes I'm blown away by the conversations I hear him having.
Last time he was weighed (about a month ago) he was 39 pounds, and I honestly can't remember his height. His weight puts him at about 97th percentile for his age. As for his height, he is at least a head taller than several other kids his age that we know, so I'm pretty sure he is off the charts on that one.
The kid loves to SING! He likes to watch Youtube videos of nursery rhymes and kid songs on our phones, and he has them all memorized. He is always singing something! Old McDonald, B-I-N-G-O, something. He also still loves Thomas the Train, but he's gained interest in other cartoons too. Aside from Thomas, I would say his favorites are Super Why and Team Umizoomi.
He has such a big imagination, and boy, does he use it! He likes to carry conversations between toys, and he even changes his voice for different toys. It's so fun to listen to.
He loves books, and his favorite right now is a book about a dragon who doesn't breath fire called, "Not Your Typical Dragon."
He still has no concept of strangers and there isn't a shy bone in his little body. He loves on everyone that comes to the door, whether he's met them or not. In the grocery store, he waves and says, "Hi, I'm Cooper," to anyone who will stop long enough to listen.
And he loves his baby brother, and Colton loves him just as much. I can't wait for Colton to get a little older where they can actually play together.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
This weekend was the Tuscaloosa Air Show. We are super lucky to have such great friends that live really close to the airport, so we went to their house to cook out and watch the show.
It was super cold, which was a bit of a downer, but we had a good time. There were several kids there, so Cooper had a blast. Although, he isn't a fan of the cold, so he stayed in the house most of the time and missed most of the show. I didn't take any pictures, so these are courtesy of RaRa (my sister's mother in law).
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
2. Visit a state I've never been to.
3. Join a church as a family.
4. Crochet a whole blanket.
5. Get down to 125 pounds.
6. Go see a movie in the theaters.
7. Start a recipe collection.
8. Have a real girls night out - no men, no kids.
9. Donate blood.
10. Go to a zoo.
11. See a play.
12. Go on a double date.
13. Go to a concert.
14. Meet James Spann.
15. Paint something at All Fired Up.
16. Volunteer somewhere.
17. Get 30,000 views on my blog.
18. Read five new books.
19. Get a couple pen pals.
20. Learn Spanish.
21. Go to an Alabama sports event.
22. Make a Christmas wreath
23. Have family pictures made and framed.
24. Host a party, shower or other gathering.
25. Go to a restaurant I've never been to.
26. Get Cooper ready for Kindergarten.
27. Make a dramatic change to my hair.
28. Get a planning system and keep up with it.
29. Get contacts.
30. Celebrate my 30th birthday in STYLE!