Cooper funnies

My son is pretty awesome. I'm sure  most parents think their kid is the coolest. Most parents are wrong. See proof below:

- while Tanner was getting Coop tucked in the other night, Cooper stopped rather abruptly. He looked deeeeeep into Tanner's eye and said, "I see Cooper in there."  He then opened his eyes very wide and asked, "Do you see Daddy?"

- We've been trying to discourage thumb-sucking. Cooper is pretty attached to his (partly in the it's-physically-attached-to-his-person kind of way and partly in a this-is-my-happy-place kind of way. We tried getting amazingly cool Batman band aids to put on it. We told him had to try to keep Batman dry and that if he tried sucking his thumb with a bandaid on, he might choke. While he was wearing his awesome Batman bandaid he came to me and said, "Mom, I'm gonna choke on this."  When I probed a little and asked why he thought that he told me, "because I want to suck my sumb!" [FAIL]

- Latest obsession = engine turtles. Rock on TMNT! 

- Tanner was trying to tell a joke in the truck the other day and I wasn't falling for it. Cooper started laughing in the backseat and said, "Daddy's just kidding!"  That's his newest go-to phrase. I have a feeling this might get him into trouble. 

- While playing play-doh before church, he lined up his toys and said, "Look Mommy! A family!" I die. 

- Cooper "helped" Daddy move a tree from the front yard to the back. He is very proud of it and has to show us every time we go outside. He even wanted to take the neighbor back to see it. 

That's all for now folks! Check back for more on my amazing kid!

Bittersweet Mommy Moments

We've all had them...those moments where our hearts are so full of love/joy/pride and yet there is part of us that feels sad/disappointed/regret.   I just had one of those moments.  I tucked Cooper into his big boy bed nearly 30 minutes ago.  I flipped on the TV and sat down to have a snack (raspberries and an orange - yeah me!) when I heard Coop singing to himself.  I stood outside his room for probably 5 minutes trying to figure out song it was (maybe B-I-N-G-O ???).  I love hearing that sweet boy sing.  Yesterday when I picked him up from school he had had an accident after his nap; he made up a song about and was singing it to his teachers.  He also spent all of naptime one day last week singing Jesus Loves Me.  Sweet, silly, rotten boy!

So there I was, outside his room, wondering how long he would keep this up before giving in and falling asleep.  And for a brief flash, I was taken back to Cooper's infancy.  I was back to waking up every 2 hours at night.  I was back to my wit's end.  I was sitting outside his door for 30 minutes at 4 in the morning crying, praying that he would learn how to go back to sleep without nursing.   I was exhausted. 

And now I'm back to the real world.  Wishing he would wake up in the night (just once in a while) so that I could help him fall asleep.  Maybe someday...

Choose to Cherish

Up super early this morning with my munchkin. Snuggling on the couch watching Wall-e, eating cereal and not minding at all that we've but up since a little after 6 on a Sunday morning. As a new mom, this would have driven me a little nuts. But now I try to cherish the early morning quiet; just me and my boy. 

This is not to say that I'm not ever tired or don't ever wish he would just go back to sleep. For today, I will choose to cherish. 


Cooper told us he wants a sister. He said he wants to name her Stephanie. 

Thanks for the suggestion Little Man. We'll see what we can do to accommodate that request.