Thursday, October 28, 2010

3 Months Old!

I can hardly believe that Henry Charles is already 3 months old. Time sure does fly!

Henry is sporting his "scary vampire" Halloween outfit that Grammie bought him. I love the little feet.

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Two Boys

Today was my first day back to work since leaving with pre-term labor in July. On Saturday morning I took this picture of Henry to use as the background on my computer at work.

Today as I was staring at it, it reminded me of a similar picture I took of Cooper right before I returned to work with him.

Can you tell they are related?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Addition

Work is progressing nicely on our new master bedroom and bathroom addition.
On October 8th the floor joists were completed.

By October 19th we had two exterior and two interior walls!

The kids got in on the action of knocking out an interior bedroom wall.

They are very much looking forward to each having their own rooms. Cooper says his is going to be a Dinosaur room!

Henry didn't get to help, but he sure is cute!

Gimme Six Harvest

One of the many advantages of living at
Grammie & Grampa's house is the amount of time the kids get to spend with their grandparents. The beautiful land is also a bonus!
Yesterday while the girls were doing homework and I was doing chores around the house, Grampa came home with some guys to pick the Gimme Five vineyard. Cooper jumped at the opportunity to hang out with Grampa, especially when he heard that Topas was out there. Cooper loves Topas and says "he's a nice guy".

Cooper supervising Topas.

Sampling the grapes to make sure they are just right for Gimme Six
Checking out the harvest

Relaxing after a hard day's work

Thanks to Grampa for letting Cooper help and for taking such great pictures!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

One of Those Days

Today was one of THOSE days. Yes, one of those days when everything was just about perfect.
I woke up to a quiet house. It was 6:30 (I never sleep that late). There was hot coffee and all the kids were still asleep. It would have been better if Jason was home or the kids slept long enough for me to watch Private Practice, but it was pretty good nonetheless.
Then I got everyone up and ready and there were no fights. We got doughnuts for breakfast and even though they didn't have the kind the kids requested (chocolate twist), everyone was happy and said "Thank You".
We watched Grace's soccer game and then came home with our friend, Halle, in tow.
Once home the kids played nicely together blowing bubbles and riding in the "Golf Jeep" (golf cart).
After lunch I took all the kids (including Halle) to Emma Jo's game. By then the sun was out and Jason was able to meet us there. Henry slept and I was able to watch the whole game. It would have been better if Emma hadn't been hit in the face with the soccer ball, but at least she was fine by the time the game was over.
On the way home from the game we got ice cream (and Starbucks) and brainstormed Halloween costumes for Emma and Halle.

All in all it has been a great day. The kids have been fabulous, I got all the dishes and laundry done and Jason did the grocery shopping! The only thing that would have been better is if Henry would have taken a bottle. I'm really stressed out since I'm going back to work in a week and Henry is now refusing to drink from a bottle. I'm hoping Connie is more patient than I am and that she can get him to take one!