Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Things I Want to Remember...

Cooper fell asleep before Maria one night.... he was SOOO tired, it took him maybe 2 minutes to fall asleep.  He was dead to the world.  After a few minutes I could hear Maria on the baby monitor saying "Cooooper..... Coooooopeeerrr.... Hey Coop.  Wake up Cooper??  Wake up Cooper!!"  It was so funny.  She said things off and on to him for about 5 minutes.  He did not wake up.

Put both kids to bed after a long day.  Maria was overtired and cranky.  On the baby monitor I could hear Cooper talking to himself and then Maria said "Cooper, it's time to be quiet"  and then Coop was quiet.  It was so funny!

Maria and I went and saw Beauty and the Beast in 3D at the theater.  After we left the theater (which opens into the food court at the mall) Maria said "Mommy, I'm hungry, I need some food"  I told her no, that we were going to look for something and then go home and have dinner.....  We went into Claire's for some stick-on or clip on ear rings.  We got the stick-on variety.  After leaving the store she stuck up her index finger and asked "Can we go to just ONE more store?"  That girl LOVES to shop!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Storm 2012

About a week ago the snow started coming down... it is still here.  When it first arrived it was that magical fluff that quiets the world... now it is just cold.  The kids have loved having the snow.  They love eating it, making snowmen, throwing snowballs, putting it into containers, running in it..... they still think it is wonderful, as long as they have their gloves on.  If they don't have their gloves on they don't want to touch it.... it's pretty funny.
Here we have an enclosed 2nd story porch off of the living room..... it is the perfect outdoor playpen.  In the summer we put the baby pool out there for the kids to play in.... this week we bundled them up in their winter garb and let them loose with plastic containers and wooden spoons.  They LOVED it.
I took a bunch of pictures of the kids...  they are SO wonderful, and beautiful, and smart, and full of spunk & personality.
Cooper LOVES hats.... and he is getting really good at putting them on himself.  Maria's hair is getting SO long.... I've been tempted to cut it when there are a million and one knots to get out, BUT I want to wait until Marco is here with us....
Here are our winter storm pictures.............