Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Cadence and Carolyn-Kate enjoyed playing together.
Sneaky little Cooper grabbed his container of food while I ate a bite of my food and dumped it all over himself! Look at those big mischievious eyes trying to say "I don't know how this happened. I definitely didn't do it!" The Sims lived in China for a year teaching English. They brought some funky red Chinese decorations and told us how to pose if we were Chinese tourists - except they said we shouldn't smile.
While I may not always have this calling, I will probably always be destined to have compassion. I cry too easily for other people and am always trying to figure out how to make everyone happy and "better." On Sunday, I broke down in Relief Society and had to leave because my heart hurts for a sister that can't have children, a friend whose child has a disability and another friend who is still single (but would love to be married). I am grateful that I have am able to feel compassion and that I enjoy giving service!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
After weeks of worry, we called Camille, Cadence's former babysitter, and asked her if she would be willing to do it. She went to cosmetology school. Camille gladly obliged and I am so glad that we chose her over going to a beauty salon. Why? Because Cadence had NO IDEA SHE WAS GETTING A HAIR CUT!!! Seriously! (Don't tell her either!)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
But sometimes, Cooper gets a look like this on his face! Cadence can still be a little rough and selfish!
Times are changing quickly. It seems like yesterday that Cadence was holding a little baby in her arms on the front swing. Now, he is too big to hold. They just sit next to one another and interact in squeals of joy! Though they are 2 years and 4 days apart, they wear about the same size diaper and only weigh about 10 lbs difference. Cooper is catching up with Cadence very quickly.
Cooper is still a very good baby/boy! He is happy and loves to play with his sister. He doesn't sleep well, but I love him a whole bunch! I can't believe he has been with us physically for half a year!!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is the problem: If she hasn't taken a nap, we almost can't go anywhere in the evening because she will fall asleep. Sometimes, we carry her through the store sleeping. Other times, we put her in the shopping cart to take a nap. Isn't this lovely?
Cadence sleeping in a cart at Lowe's. Cooper is sleeping in his carseat in a different cart!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
We had to wake Cadence and Cooper up and take them downstairs to see what Santa brought. This is what Cadence saw when she came around the corner. She got what she wanted - some blue and green presents!
Cooper knew exactly what to do. Chew on the paper with the fun little teeth poking through his gums. (Look at those BLUE eyes! What a hottie!) Cooper was VERY skilled at eating wrapping paper and crinkling it! This was his favorite part of Christmas!
Because Cadence has been quite the "Daddy's girl" lately, Dad assisted her in opening presents and I helped Cooper open his. (I also got to make sure he wasn't swallowing the paper!)
After presents, we ate breakfast and snacked on junk. Chris made pecan pies and some fantastic shrimp dish. We drove through the snow to my sister Sandy's house for a ham dinner. Because it was snowing so badly at her house, we decided to stay the night. We played the Wii and opened presents. We stayed at Grammy's for a few days visiting with friends in the Salt Lake area (my roommate in college, Heather, Jonas, and Todd).
After we got back from Salt Lake, Cadence finished opening her presents. Her favorite present was paint and play-do from Mimi. This was a great Christmas!!! Next year will be even more fun because Cadence and Cooper will both "get it" more! Love you Christmas season!