Friday, August 31, 2012

phone pictures

Here are some pictures taken with my phone....what would I do without an instant camera all the time!
because 1 snack isn't enough;)

Mr. cool guy sporting daddy's shades;)

 What a happy guy!
 we had lunch with yaya and aunt rat at work!
my sweet angel:)
 love my 2 rascals!

 another crazy day!
 sneaking some snuggles while tuck naps:)

 too cute:)
this is how we rides with mommy:)
 love my new jammies grammy!
 trying out brother's new bedding:)
 He was so excited he wanted to practice sleeping:)
and crying because brother touched his blanket! this is more like what our days are like!:)
Hope all have a great long weekend! I am so excited to have carl home for 3 days!! I know the boys will be too:) I'm also excited to go out tomorrow and celebrate my birthday with my mom and sisters! What a great weekend we have just to make it through today;) Thanks for stopping by!
Love and Blessings,

Monday, August 27, 2012

it's a good day...

It's always a good day at our house especially because I get to spend my days with the 2 most precious boys and have the most amazing husband...but today is a good day because....
 I got some delicious home grown butternut squash (thanks uncle steve) and made tucker some food!

 babies r us had a sale on tuck's expensive formula so we stocked up!
 my birthday is coming up and I get free goodies in the mail!
 along with the goodies we also got our disney cruise luggage tags and itinerary!
And because I also have a few more pictures from the family gathering I stole from amy...thanks!!

we love our crazy, silly grammy!!
And tripp got some new car sheets for his bed and LOVES them!! He loves going to bed just to sleep on his sheets! It's the simple things;)

Just want to send a shout out to grammy and say thanks for coming with us on our mission to babies r us and chick fil a today! It was nice having a "wing man" today! Thanks again grammy! And thanks to yaya and grammy for buying formula for us since there was a 3 case limit per person!! I'm a loser, but I'm a loser who loves a good deal;) Hope all have a great day! thanks for stopping by:)

Love and Blessings,

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cowan Family Gathering

When I married Carl I was lucky enough to have married into such a huge wonderful family! Today we had the opportunity to get together with everyone:) We even had cousins fly all the way in from Colorado!! To say we are blessed would be an understatement. We had so much fun with so much yummy food and so many great family members!! So happy to be a part of this family:) Here is what our family gatherings are like....
 hanging out with grammy...a little fussy

 playing with sweet cousins

 hanging out with daddy
 riding around in trucks...shirtless;)
 spending time with loved ones...grammy and aunt karen
 visiting with loved ones we don't get to see all the time:)
 launching water balloons
 taking our shirt off, having a cold one and relaxing with our grammy;)
 riding around with daddy and coach

posing for pictures... 2 littlest sweeties with grammy and coach
 a little modeling of course!
and taking lots of pictures!
What I really should have taken pictures of is all the yummy food and desserts and everybody stuffing their faces because that's what we really like to do;) As you can see we have a great big wonderful loving family! We are so blessed and we cannot wait until our next gathering:) What a fun saturday! Now both boys are sound asleep soon to be followed by mom and dad;) I know what I will be making sure to thank God for tonight when I say my prayers:) Hope all had a great a weekend as we've had! Thanks for stopping's to a lazy sunday worshiping our saviour and more family time:)
Love and Blessings,

Friday, August 24, 2012

flu shots and family fun

I know that is a weird title for a blog post, but that is what our days have been like the past few. Yesterday we had a fun lunch date at my house with my dad, sisters and all our boys! We have decided that we are going to have a daughter/dad date once a month and this month it just worked better to do a lunch date with the kiddos in tow! Since my lil boys don't do very good in a restaurant my sweet family all came over to my house and my dad brought some yummy barbeque:) We had so much fun eating, chatting and playing! Tripp had so much fun that at naptime he totally passed out!! Unfortunately, we also had a doctor's appointment scheduled so their naps were cut a little short.
We had tucker's 9 month check up and had also scheduled both boys for flu shots. Our ped's office also does adult flu shots so carl and I arranged to get ours as well. Hence, the title of the post;) So we packed up the family, carl came home early and we headed to the ped's office. Tucker had a clean bill of health and is a healthy 22 lbs. 9 oz. (85th percentile). He took his flu shot like a champ and only cried for a sec. Tripp was able to get the flu mist in his nose so there was no problem there. I'm a bit of a whimp when it comes to shots, but figured if my 9 month old could do it, so could I! haha. So all in all it was a great visit, minus the fact that tripp was getting into everything and kept turning the lights off during tuck's exam! Fortunately we have an awesome doc who has 3 boys under the age of 5, so it doesn't bother him at all!! After the doc we loaded up once more and headed to cavender's to get daddy some new boots. The boys did great on all our adventures so we rewarded them by stopping by grammy and coach's for a visit before we went home. It was a great day and we love the rare occassions when carl comes home early!! Ok enough chit are some pics:)
 chief and the shot i got:)

 everybody wanted to sit by chief
 poor guy was worn out
playing with his friend max earlier in the week, they kept putting on shoes and running around!
 playing at the doc's office
 the best part of grocery shopping....buddy bucks!
my view at the grocery store...priceless:)
just another day at our house:) love my life!!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope all have a great weekend!! Please continue to pray for our grammy!! There is power in prayer and God is really revealing that to us:) Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! make sure and click on the link to the left of this post (click on picture of grammy and boys) and you can read grammy's journal and see what I mean:)
Love and Blessings,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

9 months

Our precious littlest boy is now 9 months old! He has brightened our lives so much and we love him more than words can say. Here are some of the things our little booger is up to:

  • wears size 4 diapers
  • wears 18 month clothing
  • sleeps from about 7:30 pm - 6:30am
  • napping 2 -3 times a day
  • super laid back
  • loves to jump in his doorway jumper
  • loves watching and playing with his brother
  • is so lazy and has no interest in crawling or much else...pretty content just sitting and watching:)
  • loves to stand up on his legs with our help
  • can eat turkey, beek, chicken, butternut squash, apples, bananas, and carrots with no reactions
  • apple and carrot mixtures are his favorite!
  • still drinking several bottles a day
  • weighs 21 lbs 12 ounces (had to go to doctor last night and today for a virus:()
  • is such a mommy's boy...i love it! Tripp was always all about daddy!
  • i call him my baby bird because he always has his mouth open!
  • rolls all over the place...but doesnt want to crawl:)
  • thinks his brother is hilarious!
  • loves to cuddle:)
Our little boy is growing up so fast! And since he is most likely going to be our last, I'm in no hurry for him to rush through all the stages. I can't believe he is already 9 months old, he is now closer to being 1 than being a baby:( I love watching my sweet boys interacting. Tripp is always so concerned about his brother. Whenever he hears him crying or whining on the monitor he immediately gets so concerned and says "brud" (which means brother) and runs to his room. Tripp is also really sweet and will always make sure tucker has something to play with. I love my sweet hearted, tender little boys!

Tucker is such a GREAT sleeper and has been since he was really little, which is completely different than his brother at his age! In fact, he sleeps all night and when he wakes up I never know immediately because he won't make a peep he will just lay in his bed and roll around laughing and smiling. Such a sweet, laid back boy. Ok enough with all the chit chat! Here are some pictures.

 just hanging out

 tucker trying to get tripp's juice (tripp has resorted back to his high chair now that brother sits in his!)

 too funny not to share! just a day in my life:)

 sweet boys

 love his face in this picture

 obviously mommy's flash was a little too bright;)

 another funny face:)

look at tucker's expression...he is a hoot!

practicing his poker face...aka: daddy/coach face:)

That's about it for now! Hope all are doing well. Thanks for stopping by! And please continue to pray for our grammy...God is hearing our prayers:) Thank you all so much:) Hope all have a blessed week!

Love and Blessings,

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