Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Cohen...

2 years ago I fell in love. With the most precious little thing I could ever imagine. Not knowing that the love I felt then, would magnify more and more each day. I feel so blessed every day knowing that I have the blessing of being your mom. Yes, it is certainly hard some days... you are quite the challenge at times... but MAN, you make up for it with your cute little smile and personality!

You seriously have the cutest personality. and you're so funny! You are so passionate about things, and you get so excited when you recognize the sound of an airplane, or a train, or a cow! You make life soooo exciting, and new! You definitely get people's attention with your animal sounds, and your dance moves! And your energy! WOW, You can out run ANYONE... including adults! I hardly even see you walk... you mostly run!

You are so loving, and sweet! You love giving Molly hugs and kisses, and "love" pats! I truly hope you two become the best of friends! You LOVE giving kisses before bedtime, and get really upset if I miss anyone in the room! We just need to work on giving CLOSED mouth kisses! :)

Cohen, I just love you so much. I have so much fun with you. You are truly my little buddy, and I miss you if I'm away from you for even a couple hours! I love hearing you in the morning when you wake up... just chattering. So happy... ALWAYS happy! And when I go in to get you, you are so happy to see me, and it truly melts my heart. you are the most precious thing to me, and I love you more than words can describe. Happy birthday, my sweet little Cohen buns.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Too early to put this kid to work???

This week I purchased a dirt devil vacuum just for me to use in the kitchen. After Cohen ate lunch, I got the vacuum out, and Cohen came running! He LOVES the vacuum. I have no idea why. Whenever I vacuum with the regular vac, he follows me around, and loves to push the 'on' switch! So this time, when i got the red one out, he was right next to me. So I thought, this is light enough, I bet he could do it! So I had him hold the handle, while I held his hand, and we pushed it around. Then I let go, and he went CRAZY! It was sooooooo cute! I ran and grabbed my phone, and took this fabulous video! Then when I went to put it away, he freaked out. So I wrapped up the cord, and let him push it around in the living room! TOO CUTE! I love this boy!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My baby girl is 2 months old!!

My princess buttercup
Geez... next time I post, it will likely be her 16th birthday! It has gone by pretty quickly... And I can't believe how much she's changed just in the last two weeks! She is totally interacting with us now... laughing, talking, following us with her eyes... she's just so darn cute! And growing VERY well!! :) She weighs: 13 lbs, 3 oz putting her in the 95th percentile!!! And she is 23 3/4 inches long putting her in the 90th percentile! I love that she's my chubby little baby, but she is growing out of her clothes WAAY too fast!! Cohen was always a size behind... so we could take advantage of all his cute clothes.

The last three nights she has slept through the night! It has been GLORIOUS! She will fall asleep between 9-10 pm, and then wake up at 7am! LOVELY! She is so much different than Cohen. and I was actually thinking about this last night... While I was in labor with Cohen, he would NOT come out. I pushed for an eternity with him, but he definitely came when HE wanted. And that is soooo how he is. Laid back, but soooooo stubborn. It is his way, or NO way! And so far with Molly, she couldn't WAIT to get here! She came faster than I was ready for! And that's how she is now... she wants what she wants, NOW! If she's hungry... I can't wait a second, if she's tired... whoa! She has a scream like no other scream I have ever heard! It first starts out as a pterodactyl (yes I had to look up the spelling of that! :) ) screech, and then goes to this blood curdling scream in a matter of seconds! She is my high maintenance baby! But I love her none the less! :)

I am just having so much fun with her! And watching the difference between her and Cohen. It is so amazing to me how life works. Coming to this earth, so unaware. I don't know if I'm making sense... It makes sense to me! :) She is so beautiful, and I can't wait to do mommy/daughter stuff with her! And I also can't wait to paint her nails!!!

I love this little girl of mine!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Are you kidding me?!?!?

Yesterday morning was just like any other morning... Cohen and I were eating breakfast in the kitchen, Cohen was on the bar stool at the counter and I had just put Molly down in her bed upstairs in my room. When he was finished, I went to the sink to get a washcloth to wipe him off. I turn on the faucet, and while i was waiting for the water to warm up, I walked out to the garage to turn the sprinklers on. I start to open the door to come back in the house, when to my surprise, THE DOOR WAS LOCKED! My heart started to race, and I started panicking. I open the garage door, and run to the front door... NOPE, locked as well. WHAT THE HECK AM I SUPPOSED TO DO NOW?!?!?! I go to the door that goes into the house through the garage, and start talking to Cohen. the distance from that door to where Cohen was sitting, is about four feet... And Cohen doesn't know how to get down off the stool. And he also has no idea how to open a door. So I'm standing there trying to tell Cohen to slide off his chair, and come open the door. Yeah, didn't work too well. I honestly had no idea what the heck I was going to do. So I got into the car, and found one of those Smith's plastic cards, thinking I'll just jimmy the door... yeah, didn't do a darn thing. I ran around the house checking all the windows... NOTHING! I was seriously so frantic. i guess it's a good thing that it's impossible to get into our house! :)

*side note.... our door knobs are soooo stupid... whoever was the genius behind putting those on HOUSE doors, was a true idiot. Not kidding. cause if the door is locked, but you go to open it, it opens... just not from the front. So i didn't think that door was locked, since I could obviously open it. but on the other side, it is locked.*

So then I figured i should go to a neighbors and use their phone. I tell the lady what happens, and she lets me use her phone. I call Jeff... no answer. I call him again... no answer. again... NO ANSWER! I tried him 8 times. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! The lady didn't have any ideas either. I actually thought of calling the fire department. So then I was thinking, maybe there was one of Jeff's business cards in our car, since there's like a thousand of them laying around the house, thinking I'll just call his work number.

So i check on Cohen, and by this time he's crying. It was absolutely heart breaking. he probably thought I just left him. He was stuck on the stool... with no one around. Ah... just so sad. I start talking to him, acting like nothing's wrong, hoping he won't be scared, or sad. THAT WAS IT, I was going to call the fire department to get me into my house!!!!!!!!!!
I run back to the neighbors, and decide to call Jeff one more time. and he doesn't answer, I'm calling the fire department.... HE ANSWERED!!! hallelujah!!!!!!!!
"Did you check the front door?"

So while I was waiting for Jeff, I sat on the step crying, talking to Cohen. He was still crying. I tried singing songs, asking him what animals say, trying to have him tell me about Buzz Lightyear... NOTHING worked. it was sooooooooooo heart breaking. THIS was the worst feeling in the whole world!
Finally Jeff pulls up. I run over and get his keys, go unlock the door, run in and grab my little boy and we just sat on the couch crying and holding each other! Then I hear Jeff in the kitchen ask, "why's the water on???" oh brother.......

Luckily Molly was sleeping this whole time. The rest of the morning, Cohen wouldn't leave my site. He gave me sooo many loves! Oh my sweet little Cohen buns. I am sooo thankful it was not as bad as it could've been.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My growing children...

Yesterday Cohen had a Dr's appointment. So he was weighed, and measured, and poked... So while we were there, I had Molly weighed and measured too!
Cohen at 23 months weighs: 24 lbs, 11 oz
and is 33 5/8 long! 50th percentile for length, and 10th for weight. He is definitely tall and slender!
Molly at 6 weeks weighs: 12 lbs and is 21 3/8 long! 25th percentile for length, and 90th for weight!!
My little rolly polly!
Molly is quite the change from Cohen! Cohen we had a horrible time nursing... and at her age, he weighed 10 pounds! She on the other hand, is nursing WONDERFULLY!! She's definitely getting enough! :)