Friday, 21 November 2014

you're seven months old, coop!

My my my, you have quite the personality these days, Coop.

And you also have many names: Coop, Mr. Coop, Mr. Baby, Mr. Bubs, just Bubs, CooperBaby, and little stinker, depending on the day. You hold your own bottle now and you love it. Somehow you manage to get the very last drop out of the bottle even though we, your loving parents, haven't even figured out how to do that. 

You sit all by yourself and play for upwards of 40 minutes independently. This makes your working mama very proud of you, and it makes mama's clients happy when they receive their photos just three days after their shoot.

You don't like it when we take something away from you (that's fun...). But at least you still think ANYTHING is the newest, coolest toy, as long as you haven't seen it yet that day. Things like: a toothbrush, a stick of deodorant, a hairbrush in a ziplock bag, a broken blackberry.  

You roll all over the place, but only if there's somewhere to go or something to get.

When people hold you on their laps, it seems like you are training for a marathon. You spring forward with your legs and rock your body back and forth like you're on a horse. You're a crazy little baby and we love you :)

Developmentally, you're strong. You can hold yourself up in a standing position as long as you're holding onto something. You keep your legs rigid and straight to prevent someone from sitting you down. We've started sign language with you :) Just a few things here and there: bottle, bed, thank you, please, eat, drink, sleep, blanket... Of course, you're not signing back yet but that time will come.

You pull off your socks every chance you get, and between the carseat and the door is a place we refer to as the sock graveyard. Most days when we arrive where we're going, you need both socks to be put back on before we can get out of the car. Mommy's purse is filled with socks, and most days the ones on your feet don't match.

Life is good, although some days are longer than others for your mom and dad. Those are the days when nothing seems to entertain you for longer than three or four minutes at a time. But by morning, everything is fixed and you're kicking your legs in your crib trying to get us to come in, swoop you up, and bring you to the big bed. We play for a bit, you have your first bottle, and by the time dad is showering and getting ready for work, you've already fallen back asleep.

Life is good, little Coop.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

iphone photos from november

The November blog past has to start with the morning of my birthday, of course.  The day started off with breakfast in bed, a hot shower, and logically...model home shopping.  

The most beautiful flower delivery from my Aunt and Uncle in Toronto!

And shopping at Rideau Centre for my new bag...ahh!

We have a project on our hands: decluttering every nook and cranny in the entire house before January 1st. This mayyyy get amended to January 31st, but we are optimistic.

I make Ry try on ridiculous vests every chance I get :)

One morning we woke up to see the line of trees in our backyard all lit up by a bright orange light. I could have sworn the forest was on fire, but it was just a particularly intense sunrise.

Coop playing with one of his current favourite toys: a pink toothbrush. We kindof wish it was a blue toothbrush but hey, whatever works.

A new pair of jeans for Coop from H&M and they come with SUSPENDERS! They're still a little big, but these jeans deserve their very own photoshoot as soon as they fit.

We take our jobs very seriously.

A trip to Le Nordik was my Mother's Day gift this year, but we wanted to wait until the weather was cooler to really enjoy the hottubs. Coop and Weeze spent the day at Nana and Grandpa's house and Ry and I thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing day off.

Coop thinks I won't notice that he took his pants and socks off...

First carwash ever in the new car! (Well, the car isn't exactly new, seeing as how we got it just before Coop was born...but anyway.)

More iphone photos from November to come, including our weekend in Toronto for Evelyn's birthday :) YAY!

Friday, 14 November 2014

coop and charlotte at the park!

Charlotte is Coop's neighbour across the street. Four months older, but they're about the same size! It was a bit of a tight fit, but these two babies sharing one swing is just too adorable.