Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snow Days and a curious little boy

Ever since all the snow in the last 2 weeks we have been playing inside a lot, but despite the cold weather Elias has been able to enjoy the abundance of snow we have. He loves shoveling the snow with Jeremy, (his shovel one of the best purchases ever) every night when he gets home from work and loves jumping in the huge piles we have in our front yard.  Despite the cold weather, hey at least i'm not in saskatoon winters anymore..haha sorry guys. and with all this white its sure feeling like Christmas around here. Which i love.
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what's playing in the snow without a warm cup of cocoa??
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This was Nixon the other night, (and the next night and the next)when i checked on him before bed, notice his diaper up by his head.. of course it was so funny, him being in the nude, but not so funny waking him up to wash him down, changing his peed sheets and clothes.
For the last week Nixon has been driving us crazy with taking his pj's off at night and inevitably his diaper. For the last week at bedtime and even naps we have gone in to find him with his clothes and diaper off and yes pee and even poo in his crib.. and him sound alseep ..ARGGG, after about 4 days of never ending washing his sheets and clothes, I  remembered my friend having the same problem with her little girl.. and how they had to put her pajamas on backwards. well we tried it and problem solved, no more waking up to soiled sheets and clothes thank goodness. What a little stinker eh? 
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Superheroes and Nixon's Favorite

if anyone knows my boys well, they know that they are very active and love to run and jump constantly.. therefore in our house running and jumping around in their capes and masks is the ultimate. Elias and Nixon are starting to play a lot better with each other.. and superheroes is one of their faves.. it's my go to game for them when i am making supper.. because they try to out jump and out run each other and i can cheer them on while keeping busy.
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This one makes me laugh so hard.. nixon's face is too funny.
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I would never think 2 little steps would be so entertaining for my boys, but every since we moved here they are constantly using these steps to jump over, roll down and play with cars and trains on; despite the nasty pink shag.. we love them.

and also if you know my Nixon, you know how very loud he can be.. he loves to yell.. whether its just for fun, or to drive mom crazy in the car or especially when he wants something he will let you know!! We call him our little drama queen.. good thing he is so cute because sometimes i swear..

Nixon Yelling, his Favorite thing to do. from Rachelle Cooper on Vimeo.

i LOVE this video of him it so depicts what i hear from him on a daily basis.. and i love that he is just in  shirt and socks.. too cute.

Monday, November 8, 2010

we love Halloween.

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my fave pic, too cute.
i thought it was about time to do an update.. and what better than to post about Halloween, one of my favorite holidays.. not only for my kids, but for me and Jer too. We love halloween at our house and this year was our best yet! It was the first time we have ever had a house since we've been married, always lived in a condo. So we've never been able to have trick or treaters or decorate a yard and have a real party since we never had the space.. so it was a fun time this year. The boys all craved pumpkins and again this was a first for our family.. and the boys loved it.. especially Jer, he was VERY picky about getting his pumpkin just right, and it seemed to take forever, but did look pretty sweet in the end.
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Jer's finished product.. it looked pretty cool at night
We also had an adult halloween party.. it was alot of work, but soo fun. I loved getting the house all decorated and it was so fun to dress up. Me and Jer were both Vampires and Jer even bought me red contact lenses and made me REAL fangs at his office.. he had alot of fun with that and it really added to the costume. We then had to go into his office at 1:00am that night to drill them off.. oh well it was worth it for Jer anyways. Everyone else's costume were pretty sweet too, i was laughing all night at Karen and her awesome hair piece.. and we played some intense games of Werewolf too.. overall such fun, a must repeat.
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you can't even really tell i had in red contacts.. they looked rad up close
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Here are my fangs, that pic doesnt do it justice, you can barely tell, but they were awesome!
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The crew.. sorry i missed out on Jeff and Raegan and Candice and Brandon, they left earlier.
and could i be laughing any harder??
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Elias and Nixon had a lot of fun trick or treating.. this was Nixon's first time and he was the cutest little monkey EVER! I just loved watching him waddle down the street in his monkey costume carrying his little pumpkin bag like such a big boy.. we only made it to about 7 houses before he was done.. all he wanted to do was open the candy he got from each house so it was taking forever with the 2 boys and me.
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Elias was a Ninja this year.. he kept on changing his mind but finally we agreed on this costume once he knew he could carry knifes and a sword.. he loved it and was pretty good at keeping his mask on too.
Once we dropped Nixon off with Jer, just the two of us went out on the town.. it was the Perfect night for trick or treating and the perfect halloween.. until next year.
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