Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tillamook Cheeeeeeeese

So Jeff and I have been in Portland now for a month and a half. We finally decided, enough is enough. We NEED some Tillamook ice cream. Not the ice cream you get down the street at Safeway.... we needed the REAL stuff. So we packed up the diaper bag, threw the kids in the car, and off we went!

We first arrived at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. As we're walking through, we saw that they got rid of the cow displays they used to have! We had promised Cohen Cows on the way.... So we were kinda bummed about that. And also, the factory is kinda boring when there isn't much production going on! However, the cheese was fabulous, especially the squeaky cheese!! Then we participated in their ice cream. Holy COW... no pun intended! This stuff truly came from Holy cows!! That ice cream is so heavenly. Soooooo.oooo.ooooooo creamy. Oh my word, I miss it already! Cohen didn't eat any ice cream, but he did enjoy himself with the salt water taffy!

After the factory, we saw a sign for a petting zoo over at the Blue Heron Cheese factory. So we headed over there! It was really fun! I would HIGHLY recommend it! The animals were so cute, and they had a lot. Cohen LOVED it! I think that was the highlight of the trip! And after all, it was free! So that's what most of the pictures are of.

After Tillamook, we decided to drive up to Seaside and have dinner at our favorite restaurant, McKeowns. It is so delicious. I personally think they have the best clam chowder, EVER. It's sooooo yummy. Jeff had a delicious french dip sandwich, and Cohen just ate Jeff's french fries!

We had a wonderful day all in all. It was a very long day in the car, but it was still worth it. I love spending time with my cute little family!


We met with the kids' new pediatrician today. We really liked him, and we really liked the office! So we're pretty happy all in all. They both had shots. Which was the worst thing ever. I had to literally lay on top of Cohen on the table, while he screamed and cried and got four shots. It was horrible. Since my face was right in front of Cohen's, I tried to be happy, and calm. But as soon as it was over, I just held him and cried! I'm horrible, I know... but come on!! My little baby is in pain!! Then it was Molly's turn. Sweet little girl. She cried too, while Jeff held her down. They really need to come up with a better process for that. Maybe a chair that has a bed of needles on seat cushion, and then strap them down with black straps, oh and handcuff them to the chair! I don't know, just a suggestion!

Molly (5 months 1 week):
16 lbs 4 oz 75%
26 1/2 inches 95%

Cohen (2 years 3 months):
25 lbs 10%
36 1/2 inches 75%

Cohen's weight isn't probably super accurate.... Cohen refused to sit on the weigher thing... so I had to hold him and be weighed with him.

They are both healthy, and growing perfectly! and cute of course! :)

"Cohen is soooo cool!"

Obviously I can't read Molly's mind, but if I could, I know that Molly is thinking just how cool Cohen is. I just LOVE watching her watch him! She is mesmerized by him! I can not wait to see how they interact when she's bigger.

Last night after dinner, we turned on some music, and Cohen went to town. Usually when we turn on music, he wants me to dance with him. But not this time. He wanted me to sit and watch him!! :) Everytime I would stand up, to change the music, pick up Molly, whatever... he would run over to the fireplace, and tap his little finger and say "mama!" where he wanted me to sit!! I tried to get a video of Molly laughing hysterically at Cohen, but it didn't happen. So here's a video of Cohen.

Oh, and P.S. for some reason Cohen, right now, thinks dancing is just running around in circles! Sometimes he jumps up and down... but his new thing is running around in circles!

Monday, October 25, 2010

hmmm.... what's this?!

Molly grabs at everything, especially when I'm eating. So my mom thought it might be time to introduce her to solids! So the other night, I decided to give her some bananas! I Darcy took a really cute video of her eating... but for some reason I'm not able to load it on here... So maybe I'll get it to work later. I'm not really sure how she liked em... she didn't act like she hated it, but she didn't act like she wanted more, either. so maybe we'll try again later! I was able to upload the video to my facebook. so you'll have to check it out there!
Her new game day attire!

Cute little Cohen buns

So Cohen is pretty cute these days. Doing pretty cute things. He has grown so much over the last few months. The way he talks, and communicates... his interests.... he is just so darn cute! Wait, have I mentioned that he's cute?? Yeah.

Here are a few pictures from the past couple weeks...

The next two pictures were taken litterally 20 seconds before he had the biggest throw up moment. It was sad, yet very strange! We had just gotten back from a walk outside, and I was in the kitchen, while he was playing with Bernie. He was being so cute with Bernie, so I decided to get the camera out. Well, two pictures in, and he started throwing up! It was crazy! He hasn't thrown up since the day he was born! After it all happened, I took off his clothes, and he ran around in his diaper, acting like nothing happened! He's been totally fine since!

I was taking Molly's 5 month pictures, and right after I moved her from the spot I was taking the pictures, Cohen climbed on her blanket for me to take HIS pictures! So cute! I only got two, before he was done with that game! It was fun while it lasted though! :)

Here's Cohen climbing up the ladder, while Jeff was helping paint my parent's house! Cohen has no fear of heights apparently!

pumpkin patch 2010

A couple weeks ago, we took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch! My parents came with us. We definitely thought this year would be great, knowing that Cohen is older, and he would have more fun than he did last year. We had a picture in our head of how it would turn out. We thought how cute Cohen would be running out in the field, trying to pick up and carry the pumpkins. All while getting muddy in his cute little rain boots that his Auntie Tracey bought him. We couldnt wait to get the cute family pictures in the pumpkin field. And then maybe aftwards, enjoy a yummy cup of hot cocoa.



yeah, who was I kiddin?!

Maybe one day my dreams will come true. Until then, I'll take what I can get!

Cohen really didn't care about anything, or anyone. He just wanted to run around, and look at the tractors. It was still fun. And it was fun that my parents were there to join in on the festivities!

Cute little family we are! :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

5 Months!

I swear, I JUST posted about her being 4 months old! Oh well... here are Molly's 5 month pictures! I didn't weigh her. I forgot... :( But she has a doctor's appointment this week, so I'll post her stats then. Her second tooth just popped through yesterday! I can't believe it! She's growing waaaay too fast! Time is seriously going too fast! She is SO happy! I'm not kidding. I sometimes forget she's in the room cause she's so content. She really never cries, she is so happy! She always has a smile on her face! She makes us so happy. She's been sleeping really well this past week. Like 8-9 hours straight a night! So let's hope that keeps up! I am still so happy she's apart of our family!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Beautiful sound of laughter

First of all, I want to say just how grateful I am to be a mother. To have been blessed with giving birth to two beautiful, healthy children. I love them with all of my heart, and I still can't believe everyday, that they are mine. Trust me, I do NOT take it for granted. Some days may see like I do... but I am so thankful. SO thankful.

With that being said, Man, my kids are stinking cute!! Molly loves Cohen SOOOO much! It's sooo funny! Cohen dances a lot... And every time, Molly laughs hysterically at him! She just sits there watching him, laughing! Today Jeff was holding Molly, and this video became: