Friday, December 28, 2007

Friends and Family

For the past few days we have been visiting with friends and family who wanted to meet at downtown Disney. We did well with the crowds and the traffic to get around there but it's definatly better to go off season. Cooper was great and made it through dinner at noisy resturants 2 nights in a row. We must have worn him out because he slept for 11 hours last night! I haven't slept in that long in a long time and boy does it feel good!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Home Improvements

I have no idea why I can not relax. I am on vacation but while Cooper sleeps, I can't just work on my last minute Christmas needs, oh no, I must install a new pendent lamp over the kitchen bar, put a dimmer switch on the chandelier and re-landscape the pool area. When did I become an electrician and a landscaper you ask..since I watch waaaaayyyyy too much HGTV and think I can do it all. Now I still need to do the paint trim touch ups, remodel the hall bath.....the list of a homeowner in an older home goes on and on. I never did this stuff in our new construction townhouse!

Honestly, I only got electrocuted one time so I think I really can do it all! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Baby it's cold outside

Finally the cooler weather has arrived. Last night we went for a family dinner out to Longhorn and we took The Coop out in the cold weather. I over bundled him though and he was hot by the end of the trip but...he was a good boy as always. This morning we took a run out to the stores and wore more than just our usual Florida attire :)

Thanks to Auntie Robin for the awesome cable knit sweater she bought for Cooper and the shoes and overalls that little Christopher wore.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Video of Cooper watching the Pats!

Football Sunday and "terrible" weather

I woke up this morning (after Cooper slept a straight 8 hours from 10:30pm-6:30am) with excitement that we would get some cool weather and I could shut off the air conditioning. The local news was all abuzz with "VIPER" radar showing the band of storms to bring high wind gusts and cool air. "We are here for you with the latest" they told me all morning, "we aren't leaving you in case of a tornado". I look out the window, I see the sun and maybe one dark cloud. WHAT??????

It's now 10:30am, my ac is off but it's 77 degrees in my house. The sun is out and a few plants have blown over from the ONE wind gust our house got, I am desperate for nice cool air to replace the humidity. They say it's coming..we shall see.

I was eager too to bake my Christmas pepperoni bread, homemade chocolate mint cookies, have football on the TV and let the cool air whip around our house. I guess I'll do it anyway with the beautiful Florida sunshine and the hope that tonight it will get cooler.

As you can see..Cooper is ready for football with Daddy today. Also, see the terrible damage to our pool from the wind....Rob will spend all of 1 minute getting the one leaf out of his sparkling pool. And yes I just took this picture so you can see my "up to the minute weather forecast".

(PS- I really posted the pool pic for all our family in the northeast buried in snow...we love you...come on down!)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Morning Excercise

I have to tell you, I should be working out.

I need to be running, doing yoga, all the things I loved to do before Cooper. But I am not. I feel like this holiday is just adding pounds to my extra baby weight as I sit and eat, work and play with Cooper all day. While my mom is in MD with my sister, I work while Cooper is quiet and sleeping (5 straight hours yesterday) and I eat here at the computer and drink diet Cherry Coke. Why do we drink diet soda when we eat chips, holiday cheese logs and crackers, chocolate chip cookies (or just the dough before you made them)?

Cooper is the only one working out...check out the video. He does this every morning and then wears himself out until it's naptime and work time for me.

I'll wait until my New Year's resolution to start running again..the only thing for me that gets the pounds off...until then...I'll watch Cooper.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Laurie!

Make it a great day my friend! xoxoxox
(I should point out the reunion pic is one of my favorites. You were preggers with Lillie and Chrissy and I needed you to hold us up since you were the only one of us not drinking...good times!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's raining babies

All I have these days is baby news.

My friend Julie had a little girl yesterday, 7 pds, 2 ounces, 20 inches long, Teresa Lynn. Congrats!

Friday, December 7, 2007

It's a BOY!

My sister gave birth to a healthy 6 pd, 6 ounce, 19 1/2 inch baby BOY tonight!

Happy Birthday Grant!

(Guy Edwin Howerton be called Grant) Pics to follow when I get some :)
Cooper really wanted a boy cousin but he wouldn't smile for the picture.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


First time I was able to capture on film :) Made my day!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Like Father like Son

I could tell from the ultrasound pictures that Cooper's lips where just like his daddy's...but finding them both asleep like this really cracked me up.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas time is here

Now that it is officially Dec 1, I have declared it Christmas time! Here are a few pics of our house, the lights in the yard and of course...our bundle of joy. Mom, I love the live wreath you sent to the house, it is perfect for the front door. Rob got to fulfill a childhood dream of putting a train around the tree so we set up a small track around the living room tree. We still plan on putting a live tree in front of the fireplace in a few weeks. Ho Ho Ho