Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Instagram Style...

Cooper is a huge fan of Thanksgiving!  He couldn't eat fast enough!  I am LOVING this age because he's now getting into the festivities and not just in the sidelines.  He did crafts with his cousins and even skipped naptime to hang out with the family...

If you're a friend of mine on facebook then you know that I adore Cooper and I'm thankful for him everyday.  I think back to Thanksgiving 2008 and we were deep in the grieving stage after Lily.  The next Thanksgiving was our favorite Thanksgiving because Cooper was born and our true healing had started...

So thankful...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cooper's 3 year pics

Here are my favorites :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Coop's first day!

Cooper's first day in the special needs preschool was yesterday!  He had a wonderful day and even pee'd on the potty for the first time!  We haven't started potty training in our home because it's normal for kids with hypotonia to not potty train until they're 4 or 5 because they just don't have the same sensation as kids with normal tone.  Add in a huge language barrier called Apraxia and potty training just hasn't reached my radar in importance but now that he's shown an interest (nothing like peer pressure to get things moving!) we'll start working on things at home, too. 

He's going to go to school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 4 hours a day.  I take him to school around 7:30 which means that I have to wake him up around 6:45 to get ready and let me tell you that I haven't set an alarm clock in 3 years and I forgot how much I hate that damn thing, lol.  I also learned that I hate a carpool lane so I'm going to be walking/strolling him to school unless it's snowing or raining! 

Cooper's first day of school pic!  He was so excited and didn't even cry when I dropped him off!  He gave me two sweet kisses and ran off to play!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Coop becomes a daddy (lol)

We went to the Cabbage Patch Hospital on Saturday and seriously it was adorable!  I went as a kid but it's definitely much more fun as a mom!  I loved watching him run all over the place and looking at every baby!  It took us an hour to pick out our babies and ended up adopting two...
If you read my babyloss blog then you know that I'm a big believer in signs.  Well, while we were there Mother Cabbage went into labor (hahaha!) and a baby girl was delivered.  This baby had already been adopted so the little girl was in the audience.  The LPN (licensed PATCH nurse) asked the little girl what she wanted to name her and she said "Lily".  I mean, what are the odds...anyways, I felt like she was with us as we were celebrating her brother's birthday!

Whew, becoming a dad is hard work!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cooper's 3rd birthday!

I decided to keep Cooper's 3rd birthday a more intimate affair because I'd thrown him that massive Mickey Mouse party in July.  Plus, he's only 3 so a lot of the pomp and circumstance isn't really necessary and he's more into parties for the cupcakes, lol...

Yesterday, my hubby took the day off from work and we took Coop to Chuck E Cheese to play.  He loves this place!!  We buy like $10 in token for the 3 of us to share and he has a ball!  Then we took him to our favorite restaurant which is this Greek restaurant and he devoured some hummus and greek potatoes like no ones business! 

We invited his 5 buddies that he sees all the time over for an evening pizza playdate and needless to say he was exhausted and fell asleep in like 5 minutes last night!  His birthday celebration isn't over yet because tomorrow we're taking him the Cabbage Patch Hospital and letting him adopt a boy doll!  The boy part was my hubby's only request, lol...Cooper loves dolls and the social worker in me just cannot teach him that dolls are "supposed" to be for girls.  He feeds and burps dolls, rocks them, kisses them and he's just an overall very nurturing little boy. 

His birthday ended with the most awesome thing though which is that the card that I made him for Sprout actually made it on tv!!!  I quickly hit record on the vcr so I've included the link.  Excuse our crappy tv ;)

 Katy Perry's Firework is our Super Cooper theme song and I play it for him sometimes on the way to therapy so please go to my actual birthday post from yesterday :)

More than anything, I can't believe that my tiny 31 weeker is 3 years old!  He's such a sweet, smart, funny, spunky and wonderful, wonderful, blessing to us each and every day.  We just couldn't love him more than we already do...