Monday, September 26, 2011

It worked

Ever had a day that worked? We had a weekend that time-outs, no arguing, no tears, fall weather, zoo, yes this weekend worked!

Maggie...I LOVE this girl!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Beach #2

Here is the rest of the photo dump, and yes those are jelly fish

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We go to Gulf Shores every year with my mom's side of the family. There were 14 of us, one house and it was fabulous. Here is round one photo dump from the trip.

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It's that time again

Our family loves, loves, loves football. We had our first Saturday at dads, Alabama won, Caleb took a nap, ate good food. It was a good... no a great day.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011


Chick fil a has a love hate relationship with our family and it is all due to the dreaded enclosed green steps. Look really close and you can see them on the corner, every restaurant has it on their playground...every one. When Cohen was around 17 months he got stuck on the first one and he has been traumatized since, 2 1/2 years later.
Let me give you some of our real life scenarios since the incident.
1. Cohen crying in the corner because there was no way he could get up to the tunnel.
2. Me bribing, threatening, pleading with Cohen to not make me come get him down from the step.
3. Me threatening Cohen to not touch the green step because I'm not climbing up there to get him.
4. Cohen at the top of the steps hysterical and I'm letting him cry while I'm also enduring stares of judging eyes saying "what a horrible mom, go get your son"
5. Me climbing up the steps 9 months pregnant to rescue Cohen.

And not one of the occurrences happened on the same day.

Well today my friends that boy, who will be 4 in a month, climbed and conquered those steps. I saw it happening and it was in slow motion and I think I heard "eye of the tiger" playing in my head:) After he had done it and I stood up, eyes huge, mouth open in amazement and started pumping my fists in the air. I wonder what the people around me thought I was doing. I almost started crying and it was because he was so proud. He knew I saw the whole thing, we were looking at each other the entire time. But he still ran over smashed his face on the glass and yelled "mom I climbed the stairs". I hope I remember what his face looked like at that moment for the rest of my life.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Cohen had his first day of preschool and did great. He is a handful to get ready in the morning but once he leaves the car he is always excited. When we walked into the room the teacher asked me what his name was, I looked at Cohen and asked him what his name was. He looked at his teacher and told her Cobo. She has been calling him Cobo since

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