Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like...

summer. Can you believe this 85 degree weather? I was loving the cool fall air...but this week we were hit with a heat wave. What better way to enjoy it than the beach? I LOVE this time of year for the beach because no one is there. Just surfers. And there's great parking. Coop couldn't get enough of the sand, seagulls and beach toys. I know I take far too many photos of him but I love it...what can I say.

Nothing too much is going on here. We are stoked to fly out to St. Louis next Tuesday for Thanksgiving. Dave's brother, his wife, and their two kids live out there and his parents are flying there from Utah. It will be like a mini reunion! They came out here the past two years for Thanksgiving, so it's our turn to travel. I can't wait to be in REAL fall weather! Just dreading the 5 1/2 hour plane ride...with one layover...and one Cooper. Oh man.

Dave surprised me with the Sarah McLachlan Wintersong cd. Totally love it...and recommend it :)
Does anyone feel like the holidays are coming too fast? I don't know why I am stressing. I don't usually, but this year I am. I am not the creative gift giver and it's hard for me to think of gifts! Especially during the holidays. I really want to do a Christmas card this year (picture included)...but will it actually happen?? This intention has always been beat. Speaking of paper...

Found something that makes me happy...these beautiful calenders from a company called Cecily Ink. Wow. I saw an entry on that introduced me to this company. It was love at first sight. And I must say, that site makes me really appreciate SLC and all it's goodness.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Emergency room: Part Two

Yes that is right. I have been to the emergency room twice now in two weeks for Cooper. I told you about the sad story of me shutting his finger in the door a couple weeks ago leaving his finger nail in two pieces glued together. Well Monday Cooper managed to fall down (nothing new) and bang the crap out of his head on a pile of brick-type stones. We went to the ER and gratefully it wasn't busy. They ended up giving him 4 stitches right on his forehead. And don't be deceived, the purple goose egg directly above his stitches wasn't from that fall. No, that was from another fall two days after that. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I think it's safe to say this is a sign of things to come. He is a bit crazy. He is a boy.

Do you think the band-aid is really noticeable? umm

Monday, November 5, 2007

My life this week...

in a nutshell. This chronic cold of Cooper's has been killing me.

So I had to enjoy some time to myself Saturday morning. I can't tell how you giddy I am about this paper by Making Memories. So many beautiful papers/products in the Noteworthy collection.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween: revisited

Halloween is so much more fun when you can go out trick-or-treating! Well, we only went to a couple homes and to people we know...but still I love getting in on the action and seeing everyone out. It's hard when you live in an apt. complex...not much going on. This past week has been a bit crazy cause Cooper has been sick one day after another, but we've still had fun. We had a couple little pumpkin carving parties, so for one of them I dressed up as a fire fighter (in honor of all the firefighters down here) Well, not really. My friend had a fireman hat and suspenders and I couldn't have been more happy since I pretty much despise dressing up...a hat was perfect for me. And Dave dusted off the old k-mart monk costume from last year. Aren't we such losers when it comes to dressing up? Just ain't our thing. I wish we would've got one picture together though...oh well...our cute little monkey will have to do. I don't think it's possible to get away with just one picture of him...

Cooper and Tino. Two peas in a pod. But can't quite figure out who the other person it
Trick or Treat!