Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We're EXPECTING!! and lately..

Rachelle prego baby #3_01-01-2011
So thats right! We are expecting September 1st and are both happy and eager. We both can't wait to see the sex of the baby and this is a 1st for me, but i am so wanting to know and at almost 3.5mths i still have a ways to go. We tried all the tricks we knew to get a girl, so i am REALLY hoping, but will be oh so fine with a healthy baby boy. It really doesn't seem like i am pregnant sometimes, except for the chub i already have, whats up with that so early?? kinda depressing.. it came so early this time, maybe its the 3rd kid that does it.
I'm not going to lie, I'm a little scared. #1 to be pregnant and huge at the End of August and dying of the heat, even without being prego i die of the heat, so watch out. And #2, 3 kids now.. will i go anywhere?
Do anything? will I have enough patience?, doubt it. Its a little scary, but too late now, right? haha. No i am excited and could't be more blessed than to have awesome pregnancy's, feeling great.. getting out of Zombie land, those first 2 months were horrible.. hoping to get back on the treadmill, maybe and have a little more energy.
Also I had to write this down, a few weeks ago after coming home from skating lessons.. Elias said this.
too funny.

Elias- "mom i have to go pee"

Me- "can you hold it?"

Elias- "no my hands are full"

Me - "what?" (confused)

Elias- " I have an Iron man in this hand and a Car in my other hand!!"

Me- " Oh, hahahaha!!

Me and Jeremy were laughing sooo hard.. it seriously was the funnest thing.. too cute!

Here are also some random pictures over the last month of the kids playing in the snow and the boys being buddies together. They really are starting to play good together and its a lot of fun.
Nixon snow_01-03-2011 BWNixon snow #2_01-03-2011
SnowDay _01-03-2011
The boys playing in the snow and building a snow fort with Daddy.
DressUp E&N 01-24-2010
Nixon and Elias playing dress-up
E&N reading_12-31-2010
I was calling after them and found them reading books together snuggled in Elias' room during the day.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

not to be forgotten

I know Christmas is so far gone, but i had to post this gem home video that I forgot about.

Jingle Bells from Rachelle Cooper on Vimeo.

Just watch how hard it is for Nixon NOT to pick up those bells, it took some practise and Nixon trying to sing is so priceless! haha

*oh and for some reason it was freezing on me, if so just start it over again and it will work the whole way through.

Christmas, come and gone.

Christmas#5 12-25-2010
This Christmas was by far the best one we have had for our little family. It was the 1st real Christmas that for once we weren't living out of suitcases and going back and forth between families. It was the 1st Christmas that we had with just our boys and us on Christmas morning and it was sooo nice. This was the 1st Christmas that Santa and the birth of the Savior was ever so present in our home too, Elias really believed this year in Santa and I had to be very careful and we really tried to focus on the birth of the Savior as well this year. We even had a little baby jesus in a manager under the tree and we would put a little bit of straw in the manager periodicallly as a constant reminder to the kids about why we celebrate Christmas and it worked really well. I remember when the home teachers came over a few weeks before Christmas and the 1st thing they asked Elias was, "Why do we celebrate Christmas?" I was thinking oh no whats he going to say, and ever so sweetly he said, " Its when we celebrate Jesus' birthday." I'm not going to lie I was a very proud momma and it was so cute. I remember thinking, I cant believe he didn't say anything about presents or santa. He is so innocent, I wish he would always stay that way, give me a few more years right, and then all he'll say is "presents", hopefully not.. i know that the little manager under our tree this year added to the spirit of Christmas in our home and gave my boys a greater understanding of why we have Christmas, defiently a new tradition in our home. Since this was our 1st official Christmas back home and the boys were a little older and more excited about Christmas i also ordered an advent calendar, it was sooo cute and the boys loved getting little treats, or stickers and so on everyday. We also had the 12 days of Christmas with christmas/winter books wrapped under the tree and every night I let the boys unwrap one and we would read it together.. this was A LOT of fun for them, Elias never forgot to remind me and was so excited everytime. Definite repeat.
Christmas #3  12-19-2010
1st year making gingerbread houses
Elias preK_12-08-2010
Pre-K christmas concert
12 days of christmas books
Christmas morning
Oh and fave gifts this year were: Elias- Leapfrog Leapster explorer, seriously awesome educational game system, Elias LOVES it and learns so much from the games as well as having fun.
Nixon- Fisher price Stand and Go race car track, really great toy! And together they got this play castle that they love, we read books in it, have ball fights and really use our imagination, great purchase from Costco.
Christmas 2_12-25-2010
stocking stuffers
castle E&N_12-28-2010
Overall such a great Christmas, can't wait for next year!