Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I am hoping it is just a three year olds developing language that caused our blow up this morning. As Griffin was fixing his breakfast of champions, Cooper starts fitting and fussing which is now his norm.
From now on, if I say Cooper, just assume he is whiny and argumentative.
I am going on the clues of him throwing his body on the ground and screaming that he wasn't entirely happy with the breakfast cereal that he was given. The Apple Dapples were substandard and he wanted the Marshmallow Stars. I realize the Marshmallow Stars in its non generic form mock our people but they are tasty deliciousness.
Which Cooper now knows because in his writhing and wailing on the floor he was screaming, "I WANT CHUCKIE'S ARMS!"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Car games are all the rage in this family. So much so that when we drive Griffin 3 miles to school, we play a game. Lately it has been 20 Questions. Cooper is not awesome at it. A typical round with Cooper playing is...
Cooper : I am thinking of someone.
Annie : Is it a boy or a girl?
Cooper : Its Cooper.
When he is the guesser, it goes like this...

Annie : Ok, I am thinking of someone.
Cooper : Who is it?
I usually win when we play.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Opening Day '08

I am not sure how this day could have been better...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We are headed to Kansas City. Maybe we'll get some steak and some barbecue. Maybe we'll catch a Royals game, go to the plaza...that's all the KC knowledge I have.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

My sweet Grif has strep. I thought as soon as the warmth came, the sun would burn off all the germs. Alas we called and the doctor squeezed us in and we made the trek to the Boro, me and all 3 kids. All was fine until I realized Cooper had a toy in every pocket, one in his sock and one up his shirt in addition to the one I told him he could take. He then had to use the bathroom, I left Griffin in his room, crossed the hall with Cooper and Parker and it was occupied so waited. As soon as it was empty we went in, it was...not pleasant, I think the person in front of us was at the doctor for some kind of stomach issue.
Moving on, Cooper does his thing and the doctor knocks on the door, "Are you guys ok?" To which I'm puzzled and open the door and say yes and he says, "Oh because someone pushed the alarm button that calls the nurse for help." Nice. Parker pushed the I fell off the toilet button. With all that wide open hallway, Parker takes off through the nurses station across the building, Cooper comes out with his pants around his ankles wondering what the commotion is. All the while, Griffin is pitiful and patient while waiting for the strep test to come back positive. I think they were glad when we left.
Then Meijer got us and informed us it would be a 30 minute wait. I tried as hard as I could to entertain a 102' degree 7 year old, an irrational, hard headed 3 year old and an almost two year old who are all hungry and tired. We walked around, looked at the lobsters, tried to avoid the toys, played I Spy, and ate in the delectable Mejier cafe.
$58.03 and 40 minutes later, we were home.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bdays all around

Happy Birthday Joe and Brad or Brad and Joe. I am showing no favoritism by listing either first. Happy birthday to two guys that I think are swell but who are we kidding, I like them but LOVE their wives.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Don't let this sweet face fool you

We are only three days in and I am more convinced than ever that what Sean and I discovered 4 years ago is so true, 3 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay worse than 2. The terrible 2's are just a warm up for what comes with 3.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday dear Cooper
Happy Birthday to You


Who knew that one little person who has been around for 3 years could bring so much happiness to so many people. Have you ever known that you know that someone is destined for something big? That is this little man. I'm telling you, keep an eye on him.

I can not believe he is going to be a big brother...again.