Monday, August 31, 2009

Mommy's little helper

Today Cohen decided he wanted to help me mop the floor! He grabbed the towel off the oven and got down on all fours! Cute little helper

Friday, August 28, 2009

Saying goodbye is never easy...

Hmmm where do I even start....well for the last 3 years I have been a nanny for 2 adorable kids, Haylee and Evan. I can't believe that Evan was only 3 months and is now 3! Wow time flies. I have done so much with them over the past 3 years weekends, holidays, weddings, water parks, swimming, the Circus...I could go on and on. Over that time me and ALL my family have grown to LOVE them as my own. So seeing my time come to end has not only been very hard on me but also to my family and friends. Evan will now start preschool/daycare, and Haylee will soon start 1st grade at Carden Memorial, so they no longer need me and couldn't really afford to keep me. As a goodbye gift I made both Haylee and Evan rag quilts, it was my first time making quilts but I'm pretty proud of how they turned out!

Evans Cars quilt

Haylee's Spongebob quilt

giving their mom (Cristy) her thank you card
Evan with his quilt

I think Haylee liked it....

me and my sweet Haylee

making Evan laugh
Evan is a little cheesier
Haylee saying goodbye to Cohen...this broke my heart. He is sure going to miss his "brother" and "sister" not being around to play with everyday. But on the up side I will now be able to stay home with Cohen and have one on one time with him. We would love to have play dates with everyone so please call!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

18 months!

Today our crazy little man is 18 months old. I can't believe how fast time flies! He has gone from a 6lb 11oz baby who couldn't do anything but eat, sleep, and poop, to a 21 1/2lb little man who is very independent. I thought I would write 18 facts about Cohen.
1. Cohen loves music! Every time he is fussy in the car we turn on the radio and he calms right down. He loves dancing with us, and he even has a few moves of his own that are pretty cute.
2. Cohen loves being outside. Such a boy. If the door is open just a crack he tries to pry it open and run outside. He would stay out all day if I let him.
3.He is beginning to understand what we are saying to him, so its getting really fun to communicate with him. He's a little boy that knows what he wants, that's for sure!
4. Cohen LOVES balls. If there is a basketball hoop around, he could spend forever dumping balls through the basket. He loves throwing balls, and he also loves kicking them.
5. His favorite things to eat are pasta, steamed vegetables (any kind), and raisins.
6. He also likes going for walks in his little red wagon.
7. He can point to his eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, hands, and feet.
8. He started walking at 10 1/2 months and has never slowed down!
9. His favorite TV shows are Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Club House, and Yo Gabba Gabba ( unfortunately...Cam and I can't stand that one!)
10. He is learning to make animal sounds so far he knows Monkey, Elephant, Cow, Dog, Cat, Sheep, Lion, and Duck.
11. Cohen loves to climb! If theres a way to climb on something he will find it. Last week he learned to pull out the drawer under the oven and stand on it to reach the stove! I definitely have my hands full.
12. He loves to play at the park, and go down the slides all by himself!
13. The last few months Cohen has wanted to help me clean. Usually his idea of cleaning up is throwing anything he can see into the laundry hamper. I have found several things in there such as shoes, toys, remote controls, diapers, and on and on.
14. He has discovered how to make funny faces and will make them at everyone! This includes the lady sitting in back of us at church....
15. He is full of energy and always going, but if your lucky he will stop to give "loves" or blow kisses.
16. He does not like fruit of any kind, but will drink any kind of juice..
17. He loves all animals and gets so excited to see them, but his favorites are Monkeys and Dogs.
18. One of my favorite things he does is when he picks a book and sits in your lap for you to read it to him.
I sure hope he knows how much I love him. I am the luckiest mom in the world!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A day at the Aquarium

Cohen LOVES fish! He gets so excited when he sees them. It was fun to watch him at the aquarium, he would run from one tank to the next. He thought the sting ray was pretty neat and even tried to pet one. They have a little place decorated like your under the sea with little caves for the kids to play in. Cam sat in one to try and get Cohen to, which didn't work but the pic of Cam is pretty funny so I had to post it.

Cohen's first professional hair cut

We decided it was time to take Cohen in to Cookie Cutters to get his hair cut. It is such a cute place to take your kids and they are great at distracting them! We love how it turned out, it makes him look so big.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lagoon Day

Saturday we went to Lagoon to celebrate two of our friends birthdays. It was so much fun to go this time because Cohen was able to ride on some of the children's rides by himself! Cam wasn't able to go on a lot of the rides due to his collarbone not being 100% but we were able to go on Wicked together for the first time! It would have been great if I didn't get stung by a wasp not once but twice on my back during the ride...
Cohen driving the boats, he did not want to get off! Flying the helicopter

The last couple days Cohen has discovered how to make funny faces...this is one of them