Sunday, October 30, 2011

Motherhood is not a hobby,
It is a calling. 
You do not collect children 
because you find them cutter than stamps.
Its not something you do if you can squeeze the time in.
It is what God gave you time for!
*Neil Anderson*

I love conference!! I'm amazed at how at each conference session I listen to there is always a talk that has been written just for me! :) After having Cooper there have been a few hard days where I think, this is it! Cooper is going to be an only child:) 
I am grateful for talks like Brother Anderson gives to remind me that this is why I am here and this is what Gods wants me to be doing! I will need to frame this quote to remind me when the next hard day comes:) 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Messy Eater

I swear every time I feed Cooper I have to give him bath. I have know idea how it get everywhere!!

Favorite toy

Coops favorite toy right now is his binky! Its so cute how he plays with it. He will carefully put his thumb in the little hole and chew on the nipple part. He has know idea how to suck on it, he is to funny:)

Fall Hike

I love FALL!! It so pretty. We went hiking over the weekend in Fort Collins. It was perfect weather and so pretty. Coop did awesome, he even took a little nap on the hike. I do feel kind of bad that Cody had to pack him along the hole time, it wasn't the easiest hike and Mr Coop is at least 23lds. But then again I carried him 24/7 for 9 months, so I only feel a little bad:)
 Cute boys!

We even saw a deer hanging out in the shrubs. He just laid there and stared at us. I think he thought we couldn't see him. I love seeing wildlife.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

7 Months old

This little man is 7 months old!! I cant believe it. I feel bad I skipped his 6 monther update so I will try and combined it with this one.
Things to remember through months 5 and 6...
-Cooper is now sitting up all by himself! 
-He is rolling over like a pro and will get to the other side of the room by rolling
-his first little tooth just popped through yesterday
-he had his first cold last week, not very fun at all
-he is eating solids now! He is a good little eater. I have read that most kids will stop eating when they are full but not Cooper. He just keeps eating!!
-He is a good little sleeper still, that being said he has now stop falling asleep in my arms so church is a fun one!
-he is SO CLOSE to crawling, I think in a few weeks he will be a little mover
-he has the cutest little giggle and is supper ticklish on his belly and under his neck 
-this little boy has had 4 hair cuts! These are cuts not trims! His hair grows so fast
-his favorite toy is my wallet and lip gloss
-the radio static still puts him to sleep so if he ever wakes up at night the radio goes on and back to sleep he goes
-he is still super big, at his 6 month apt he was 98th percentile for height and 87 for weight.
- his nick name is still peanut, it has been sense I was pregnant.

We love this little boy! Here are a few pics from the other night. He has food all over his face and his clothes look a little to small. He still looks super cute I think.

This little outfit was Codys when he was a baby! His mom saved it for him to put on his little boy:)

Utah Trip

Do you know what happens when you wait to long to do a post. I forget what we did! I went to Utah a month or so ago and its hard to remember what we did. Ill do my best.
I dared to do this trip with out my husband. He had to work and I really wanted to see my family so Coop and I went anyway. It was so fun. I was able to stay at my sisters house for a few days, it was fun to see how life is with four kiddos. In the evenings as soon as we got the babies to bed, say 7:00 we went shopping!! Loved it! There is just something great about going shopping with my family, you can always find the best deals and the cutest clothes when we are together.
We put all the kids in the fan and headed to my parents house in Utah, it was fun. It seemed like if her baby was happy then mine was screaming or vice versa:) Fillmore was fabulous! We got to play lots, eat great food, go to the apple fest, pick and make apple juice, and the boys got to go to the BYU game. 
I did bad a taking pics but here is a few...

 Cousins, Cooper and Alexander

 All the kids pilled in the van! They all look so happy:)

 A little bit of ziplining at the apple fest! I think it was more for kids but I couldnt resist.
 Got to love the hot pots!

 Nicholas showing us his cello skills!

So FUN! I cant wait to go back!!


I would have to say the best part of gardening is harvest time! This year I planted WAY to much again! I really thought I was just planting a little, the seeds are just so tiny when you first plant them its hard to think that in 2 months that there will be hundreds of veggies everywhere. We had enough cucumbers to feed the hole town, lots and lots of tomatoes. I made 32 cups of spaghetti sauce with them. The carrots were delicious and spinach made me a green smoothie almost everyday for most of the summer. 

This is what happens when you send your husband our to pick some carrots. He pick most of the carrots that weren't ready:) Then when he got to the big one he thought OH I think these where the ones I was suppose to pick:) Oh will they probably needed a little thinning anyways.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Look who is trying to crawl! It is so cute to watch him do this new move. He will randomly get up on all four rock back and forth for a minute and then lay back on his tummy continue whatever he was doing like nothing happened. So cute to see him doing this! I LOVE this little boy

Estes Park

We LOVE Estes park!! We finally made it up there this year. It was perfect weather and Coop did great! He just hung out in is stroller the hole day while I got to go in all the shops.

Cody dressed Cooper that day... Can you tell:)

Cody and his favorite carmel apple!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Claudias visit

I finally got to meet Claudia! Cody met her and her family on his mission in Chile 7 years ago. They have kept in touch ever sense. She is so sweet, I felt like I was meeting someone of the family, like an aunt or cousin. We ate lots of food and played with baby Cooper. She brought Cooper the CUTEST hat and shirt, Cody his favorite candy and chocolate for me. I hope one day we can travel to Chile and come to her house next time.