Can it be...?


I don't even know where to begin and certainly can not tell you where the last eight months have gone!  2011 has definitely {by FAR} been the fastest year of my life and time just continues to tick on by. However, I wouldn't change anything for the world!  In what, at times, seems like the most difficult and trying part of our lives, my heart has grown and I could not love this little man anymore than I do now!!  Cooper has grown into such a sweet and happy boy who really lights up our world!  His smile is so sly and all knowing that it has us laughing quite a bit.  It's as if he knows so much more than we do and is basically just saying "really guys?".  
The night of November 17th was quite a rough one!  Cooper was up most of the night and just did not sleep.  He cried from 4am-6am and then Caroline woke up at 6:30.  Of course things always seem to happen this way, but I was just not thrilled to say the least.  Little did I know at the time, but 2 teeth popped through and Cooper is now sporting the very teeny tips of both of his bottom teeth!!  YAY Cooper!   I hope we don't go through this every time he gets a tooth, but this is just one more reminder that my little guy is growing up!! 
Cooper is rolling a little bit more and really likes to sit and play.  I have been able to leave him by himself a little longer with some toys and he will play.  This is definitely an improvement!  Cooper loves to constantly be held and still does, but it is getting better.  We have also been trying several other new things!  He has learned to clap and has begun babbling different syllables.  Although Josh has already called it his first word and it is not directed at anything, his favorite is definitely Da Da.  Cooper has started eating real food and has now had rotisserie chicken, avocados, black beans, broccoli, bananas and sweet potatoes.  So far he has loved all of them and is constantly wanting more.  He still eats baby food at least twice a day and nurses about every 3 hours.  Naps are hit or miss and I do still have to wake him up quite often to take Caroline to her activities so there is no set schedule for him. 

We just love our Coopman and can't picture life with out him!  Happy Eight Months little man, you are so special! 
These two really love each other!  I think Beca loves the fact that she can give him kisses and he "plays" with her, yet he cannot run and chase her or pick her up.  And of course he loves all of the attention!


little models

I just love this time of year!  We had a fundraiser for the Mom's Club where a photographer took some pictures in a pumpkin patch and the kids were both pretty cooperative.  Amazingly, she even got all 4 of us looking at the camera.


It’s a bird… it’s a plane…

Cooper was Superman this year for Halloween!  He was able to wear the costume several times and was the cutest little super hero I ever did see!  We went to our church’s Fall Festival the Wednesday before.  Cooper was a little too young to take part in most of the activities, but he enjoyed watching his sister pet animals, jump though bounce houses and run around getting candy!  We can’t wait until next year when they will both be able to play and have so much fun!  We went to a Halloween party with other friends and then visited another festival at the church Caroline goes to school at on Halloween night.  We even managed to fit in trick or treating at several homes in our neighborhood when we came home. 

Costume change to Daddy's twin! 

We had a fun filled holiday and ended our night passing out candy to several of the later trick or treaters, all while wearing skeleton pajamas!!  What a fun time!

It's hard work being this cute!