Sunday, April 25, 2010

crazy times

This little guy may be driving me crazy at night with his sudden change in sleeping habits...BUT he's still the one keeping me sane while packing!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My man Cooper!

Cooper has been so much fun lately! He is starting to show his great personality and is more alert to the things around him. He can now focus on things that are pretty far away. He will watch Brady and I walk away and he is now able to focus on the TV. I don't like that he can watch TV so now we need to make sure he's not watching it when it's on.

Cooper smiles ALL the time! He is one of the happiest babies I have ever seen-of course he has his fussy moments but he is pretty great most of the time. He has giggled only a few times and it's so adorable! I can't wait for him to giggle more! His little legs and arms are starting to kick and wiggle more. It's so fun to see him be active. He's no longer just a blob that eat/sleeps/poops!

He is catching on to a schedule perfectly! He has been sleeping through the night for over a week now. He goes to bed between 8 and 9 and wakes up between 6 and 7 (now that I have announced this I bet the streak will end tonight).

I took him to his 2 month check up and he is growing-but VERY slowly. He now weighs 9.5 pounds (5th percentile) and 23 inches long. I guess he's going to be a little guy. Our doctor is still a little concerned so he increased his dose of medication. This seemed to decrease the number times he spits up. Hopefully he will gain more weight in the near future.

Life has been great with all of our changes. We started packing the other night and there are boxes everywhere! Brady went and picked up our keys to our place in Twin. We are renting a duplex that has a garage and fenced in back yard. We're pretty excited to not have to rent a storage unit and to let Missy run outside! It will be fun to have a private back yard of our own.

First packed box!
Cooper's new toy! He LOVES looking at himself in the mirror
Just relaxing

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Graduation 2010

After two long years of nursing school...I FINALLY made it to the end! It's been a long road and super challenging. The excitement began when my Dad came to see graduation and to spend time with Cooper. He hasn't been here in Idaho since we moved here over 2 years ago. It's been so fun having him here! He is an AMAZING cook and has been a lot of help around the house.

On Friday night we had a nursing pinning ceremony. We all were dressed in white and had a special ceremony just for us. Unfortunately our camera battery was dead so I didn't have any pictures with me but I hope to get some from friends sometime soon.

Saturday morning was the actual graduation. Elder Jay E. Jensen came to speak to us and his talk was amazing. It seemed as though the ceremonies went on and on and on but it was worth it. It's great to feel somewhat accomplished in my education. Unfortunately, I still have to go to clinical a few more times, prepare and retake the exit exam, and prepare and take the NCLEX exam. So once all that is done I will feel complete! I'd like to thanks my Grandparents for everything they have done. Without their help I would not have been able to get the education that I have. And of course Brady! Poor guy has been through as much stress as I have trying to support me through the stressful times, long nights, and frustrating homework assignments. He also took off work just to stay home with Cooper so that I could spend as much time as possible doing school work and getting as much sleep as I could! He's been so much help and I know that I couldn't have done it without him!

Here are a few pictures from graduation...I hope you enjoy:
My Dad came to support me

My little family

Just received my diploma (well, it's empty cover)

Suzy! Our boy's are less than 1 week apart

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010

This Easter the family went down to Utah. With it being the last weekend before finals we decided that we should stay here at home. So Brady, Cooper, and I watched Conference and stayed in PJ's until late afternoon. It was amazing and so great to spend time as a family. Easter morning we gave Cooper his first basket full of goodies! I was so excited I found a soccerball basket at Walgreen's for cheap. I hope to use this basket for a few more years! I also went to Desseret and purchased some cute little kids books. We also visited Kayla and Spencer for a little bit in the afternoon.
Cooper smiling at Daddy
Daddy and Cooper on Easter
Mommy and Cooper on Easter
Cooper and his Easter basket and gifts
Giving mommy a goofy smile during a diaper change
For dinner, Brady requested chicken cordon bleu. I absolutely do not look forward to making this meal and it has been a long time since I made it for him. After we slaved in the kitchen we sat down to enjoy a yummy meal. It was worth the hard work but I don't plan on making that meal again for a long time!
Brady stirring the potatoes
Smashing the chicken
It was a great Easter Sunday and we enjoyed spending it at home as a family!