Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Season of Joy!

The Season of Joy has officially begun...are you ready?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  ~Native American Saying

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"The first Thanksgiving" as told by 3 and 4 year olds

There were Pilgrims and there were Indians. Each said something very important that we really couldn't hear (Cooper's line: "That is "bery" good of you")

They told of the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock and how the Indians taught them to live off the land.

 And then they waited for the music to start

So they could sing the "Ted the Turkey" song and dance the Gobble Gobble Boogie

 And get their final waves in as the curtain began to close

These Pilgrims and Indians then hosted us all for a Thanksgiving Feast. 

 And that was "bery" good of them :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

End of soccer season

 Today marked the end of soccer season for the "Columbus Crew".  

They made great progress this year.  They went from having no clue what to do and from not wanting to let go of their momma's hands, to running, kicking and MAYBE even scoring.

Most days they spent more time on the sidelines getting drinks and snacks, crying over someone "stealing" their ball or running toward the wrong goal....but in the end.. it was a great first season!

Today, all kids got to get a goal... Cooper had to be convinced but as you can see below...he did it :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Whip" and other 4 year old adventures

There are so many fun things about being 4 years old. Cooper lives in that magical world that involves learning, growing, eating and playing.  Everyday is an adventure and it makes my heart swell with joy to see his eyes light up when he learns something new. There are so many funny things he is saying and doing now that I just can't capture them all!

- The other day we went back and forth as he told me he wanted me to sing the "Veggie Tales WHIP song"....I could not for the life of me figure out what he was saying. "I don't know a WHIP song" I would protest and he got more and more frustrated and said "WHIP not WHIP".  He finally pointed to his LIP and I was like "OHHH LIP" and he said "YES!  I said WHIP!"

-He now cries at church at communion.  He "is a good boy and wants a cookie too".  He is very upset he is left out.  He pouts the whole way back to our pew as Grammie and I explain he isn't old enough for the host.  He still "wants a cookie"

-Cooper loves to play make believe (I am "Peta Pan" British accent like the stage play he watches over and over), He is Captain Hook.  Woody and Buzz are STILL an almost daily event with all the Toy Story characters getting in on it.  Zurge steals Jessie, Lotso pushes all the toys in the garbage....all variations of parts of the movies really. Last night we played "photographer" he snapped pictures on his fake Buzz Lightyear camera while I pointed out imaginary animals all around the house.  

We still both treasure bath, book and bedtime routine, it is hands down my favorite time of the day.  Now he shares with me parts of his day, who is his best friend at school this week, who is in heaven and if we can fly there on a plane. Conversations are getting more mature, more interesting and I am learning way more than you'd imagine!

 I am sure I will still be wanting to snuggle and rock him to sleep well into his teen years.  I doubt he'll still want to share so many moments of his day but I hope so...rocking to sleep...optional!  Just kidding :)