Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
She really liked the canoe when it was out of the water - but not when it was in the water.
Some of the adults gave the kids a ride in handcarts around the campsite. She thought that was extremely cool and fun.
It was great to see those who were able to make it. I wish more people could have made it and that I could have stayed longer!!!
If you look closely on both pictures, you can see the bump on her right side of the forehead (our left side). An OREO cookie makes everything better!!!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Cadence is attempting to feed Cooper some of her birthday cake. Of course, I didn't really let her feed it to him. (4 days old)
Grammy holding Cooper on his stomach. He is just starting to open his eyes more often. (4 days)
Cooper's first day at church. His 0-3 month outfit was way too big for him. (5 days old)
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Church went well. Cadence actually keep her "pretty" in her hair and showed it off to people. She was proud of her new dress. She stayed in nursery by herself two different times for about 20 minutes the first time and 10 minutes the second. Cooper was a good boy and everybody thought he was so handsome (which he is). If I can get the kids ready by myself every week, then I can do church!!!
The reason I am adding this entry is to tell about Chris' sense of humor. When he called to schedule the circumcision, he told me to "Listen to this," with a big smile on his face. When the receptionist answered the phone, Chris replied in a deep, serious voice, "Hi. I would like to schedule a CASTRATION for my new son." The smile on his face got bigger by the millisecond of silence on the other end of the phone. A second or two later (I'm sure it seemed like an eternity), Chris laughed, "I'm just joking! I need to schedule a circumcision." The reception breathed a sigh of relief as she told him that she thought he was joking, but just couldn't tell and didn't know quite how to respond. Chris felt such joy that he had shocked the reception. He figures that everyone needs to laugh, right!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Cadence's big family party happened on Friday. My sister, Sandy, and her 4 girls and my sister-in-law, Tammie, and her son and daughter came to see Cooper. I told them we would make it a birthday party for Cadence. The night before, I let Cadence make her own birthday cake. She loves to cook.
Cadence has had many improptu parties and many gifts. She loves getting "Happy Birthday" sung to her. Thanks to all of you for assisting in making Cadence's birthday great and helping her feel important in this major change in her life!!! Hopefully after Chris gets back from Alaska, we will have a neighborhood/friend get together for her.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The bad news is that I brought home a new baby and I still LOOK SIX MONTHS PREGNANT!!! I gained about 37 lbs and only left 15-20 lbs lighter. Let's hope that I can lose the excess weight easily. If I look one month less pregnant every week from now on, that means I will be back to my old self in just 6 weeks. Sounds like a good goal!!!
Cadence really wanted to climb in Cooper's little crib bed. She got to eat crackers and some of my pie and treats that came with my meals.
Grammy let Cadence pick some flowers to bring to Mom and Cooper. She told about the flowers to everyone she talked to on the phone. She must have been proud of her beautiful selection.
The boppy was quite interesting to Cadence. She wanted to try it out!!! She said she was making her monster face.
Cadence was doing a beautiful dance with Cooper's blanket. She twirled with it! She also liked looking out the big windows at the "poopy" mountains.
Of course, Cadence's favorite activity was opening her big present, her new little man, Cooper. The first time she looked at him, she was filled with wonder and awe!!!