Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Playing catch-up and a Baby Milestone

Since I am horrible with this blog, I am going to try and play a quick catchup while there is something exciting to write about. Last night, November 11, Cooper slept all night long!! This was the first and very exciting night since he was born. Even though I had to go to bed at Midnight for it to happen, it actually happened. However, tonight is a totally different story. He has been asleep since 8:30 and looks like he's going to be out for a while.


We were unable to enjoy Halloween last year due to a tenant issue so this was the first year Lydia actually got to go Trick-or-Treating. We started out by going to the Trunk-or-Treat at Grandma and Gramp Boardmans ward. Lydia saw all the people we use to go to church with but haven't seen in 6 months. She was scared of everyone and didn't even recognize her old "boyfriend" Matthew Harris. It was a very fun time, and profitable in the candy department. Not only were we able to go get candy, but Lydia also got to go to her very first "real" birthday party for her best friend Kerrianne. She had a great time and didn't want to come home.

We decided that it might be fun to dress her up as Pocahontis. It's not one of the costumes you ever see and man did she ever look cute!

Can you tell how much she loves her brother? she now wanted to hold him all the time and automatically says, "Cheese! Take a picture Mommy!!" as though she is so cute (ok so she its).

Here's Lydia enjoying a fun birthday party with friends.


We had the priviledge of getting to go to my home for a whole week. My little brother came home from his mission in September so it was the first time the whole family was together in 4 years. We had a blast in Redmond. Cooper had his first airplane ride and did FANTASTIC!!! As soon as the plane unloaded and people saw us getting off, we heard them saying, "I didn't even know there was a baby on this flight!" It was a very proud moment for us.

Before setting off onto the vacation protion of our vacation, we were able to spend some quality time with my Grandparents. My Grandmother hasn't been doing well since Seth and I got married so every opportunity we have to be with them is amazing. The whole time they were over My Grandmother wouldn't let Cooper go. We had to reposition him many times but she just kept being persistant.

So off on our trip my Mother hired a professional photographer to take family photos. Because they were so expensive, we had Mom take a couple just for us. Unfortunately we were all looking off in different directions. So much for family unity. Lydia obviously was done smiling for the day when we got around to taking this one.

Along with a lot of fun activities, Lydia enjoyed spending time at the pool. Grandma and Grandpa bought her a new swimming suit since she grows like a weed everyday.

And of course, what would a trip be without fishing? Seth and I were able to spend the day by ourselves on the Metolious River. It was the most gorgeous water either one of us had ever seen. The blues and greens were so crystal clear you could see to the bottom. We only caught one fish that day but it was worth the time alone.

Another activity that we were all able to enjoy together was a miniature 18 hole golf course. It was one of the hardest that I had ever played. It was so difficult that it had par 5's on it! Poor Lydia had fun for the first 3 holes and then was in the stroller the other 15 holes. Not only did we golf, swim and fish, we rode bikes, played table tennis, played pool, air hockey, wally ball, and enjoyed everything.

This is a photo I had to include for anyone that knows my family well. This was Lydia's favorite sleeping position for the first 6 or so months of her life. Guess who is now doing the same thing. Doesn't Cooper look so cute? Since this is all he really does right now, his adventures are are very limited.

And what would a family trip be without Lydia and Cooper together? They make vacations fun and exciting (especially in the middle of the day when both need a nap, and I guess I will mooch a nap too).

Now that I think everything is pretty much up to date, I am going to make it a goal to write and add pictures atleast twice a month. I have to go back to work in a week and a half so my time is going to be even more limited then it is now. Along with everything, I am trying to finish my education and I am moving slower than ever. Well, until next time!