Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sugar Cookies - Yum-O!




Well, it was a multi-day process, but Noah and I finally finished our sugar cookies! On Monday evening we made the dough. Noah had a blast using the mixer! We ran out of time, so the rolling and the baking had to wait. We didn't get to it last night, so we finally finished tonight. It was so fun watching Noah cut out the shapes with the cookie cutters! His favorite was the BIG gingerbread man! He thought it was so neat that it made a face! My favorite part was watching him frost them! He was COVERED with frosting when he was finished! (so is my kitchen!)
The cookies turned out so yummy! Thank you, Susan, for such a yummy recipe! I don't know if we'll have any left to leave out for Santa! We might have to make more...luckily, I saved some dough just in case!! :)
This is a Christmas tradition that I fully intend to continue! It was super fun and delicious!! I can only imagine how big the mess will be when Cooper gets in on the fun too!!


Monday, December 17, 2007

Getting ready for Christmas



We spent much of this week getting ready for Christmas. We picked out our tree...well, two actually! The girl wrecked the first one when she was trimming the bottom for us! Noah did a great job helping me decorate. I had to do a few minor revisions once he went to bed so all the ornaments were not on the bottom of our tree! :)
On Friday I went to Noah's class to do a Christmas craft with them. We painted little wooden ornaments. It was a blast! Once little boy looked like the Incredible Hulk by the time we finished - he painted both arms green! It's a good thing it's washable paint!
Saturday night was my annual area Christmas party. It was at our house this year. It was lots of fun. Everyone brought appetizers and desserts to share. They were super yummy! We played a couple of Scene It games - the Movies edition and 80's music. Mike and I, of course, were on the same team. We are WAY too competitive to be on opposing sides - it always ends in an argument! A few of the players were at a distinct disadvantage during the 80's game having been born in 1988!! It was so funny to see some of those old videos! Man, the 80's were so UGLY!
I was able to do a little shopping on Sunday, but still have plenty to do! This is the last year I don't go shopping on Black Friday! I am so behind!!We continue the Christmas prep tonight when Noah & I will be making sugar cookies! It should be fun! Stay tuned for the pictures.....

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Cooper is 4 months old!




Can you believe it? The last 4 months have flown by. Cooper is weighing in a 14 lbs exactly and is now a compact 25" long. He is so much fun these days. He loves making lots of new noises! He actually startled himself the other night when he inhaled and made a squealing noise. He jumped and then cracked up! He is so super ticklish! I can't get him undressed without him belly laughing! I love listening to him giggle. Noah cracks him up quite a bit. We are so blessed to have such happy boys!

We had the boys pictures taken today. They turned out great!! I have attached a few. If you want to see the rest, just shoot me an email.

Noah got a new bed this weekend. It is a twin size cabin bed. (imagine a bunk bed with no lower bunk. It stands about 4 feet off the ground and has a ladder for him to climb in. He LOVES it! He was actually excited for his nap on Saturday so he could sleep in it! (That only lasted for Saturday!) He can't get enough of the ladder though. He is up and down, up and down, up and down..... it's getting a little repetative! :) The good thing about a new bed, was it was a great time to clean out his room. I got rid of TONS of crap! I have come to belive that kids meal toys multiply in the toy box!!


Monday, December 3, 2007

Ahhh....the spa....






What a relaxing weekend! I spent 4 hours at the Tuscan Spa on Sunday!! It was awesome! I had a facial, massage and a mani/pedi. I would LOVE to do it again! It is a really nice place. They have only been open a month so everything is still fresh & new. They have THE BEST pedicure chairs! They have heat & massage on them! I want to replace Mike's recliner with one!!




Noah had a blast decorating Christmas ornaments this weekend. He got to paint and glue! He made several beautiful ornaments that will hang on our tree. We even stamped and embossed some with Cooper's feet! They turned out great!!


Cooper is growing so fast! He is 4 months old now. He is quite the chatterbox! He loves to kick and bat at his toys. I love to watch him play. He is easily distracted by hands as you will see in the video - it's so funny!


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Poor Mike...Denver lost again. That's all I'll say about that!