Unlocking the magic never tasted so good...
Dinner the other night was such a mess, we decided to take it one step further, and Cooper had his first "Golden Oreo."
I have never experienced winter before like I have in the past week. It has been amazing. After a few feet of snow in one day, we have seen consistent snow fall for the past week with temperatures usually in the teens or lower. Special thanks to Matt and Dad for shoveling out the Jetta for us today, I'd forgotten what it looked like. Here are Tim and Steven fulfilling a dare from Tim to stand outside in the cold. This was when Tim was enjoying the snow, as opposed to the next day when he accused us of keeping him prisoner in our house because we wouldn't drive him anywhere.
On Christmas Eve Steven decided he wanted to try his hand at the culinary arts and make his first turkey. He did amazingly well, and everyone came over to share the fruits.
We had a fantastic Christmas day, really low key. We had to wake Cooper up to open his presents, since we were expected at my parents to open presents there. I thought I had the schedule all figured out until Tim started texting me an hour and a half ahead of schedule. So, Cooper woke up very early for his first Christmas morning.
Jackie, thank you so much for Cooper's blocks! He loves them so much already. Love you!
We headed over and opened presents, and we had a blast.
Thank you Mom for Cooper's new toy, he loves it! Since he has come home he's used it more for music and dancing then a walking tool...
I learned this Christmas that gifts are all different, and that they usually aren't the ones that are wrapped or expected. Cooper ended up getting the best Christmas present of all. Tomorrow he's going to get two big brothers and a very fun Uncle. We are so excited to get to have Matt, Kaden, and Mason here with us for a while. How did Cooper score that one?
We hope that every one's Christmas was as happy as ours.
I'm ready for my long winters nap.
We had such a fun opportunity the other morning to attend the Special Olympic Fundraiser Breakfast. (I believe it was called "The Breakfast of Champions") It was so fun. I don't know why no one ever thought of it before, but I think Tim is going to get involved. After the breakfast we got into the car with Tim, and he told us he was really excited to start with the "Spiritual Olympics."
While the Davis boys were here, Mason asked Steven if we had Guitar Hero. During the discussion it came out that Mason wanted to try to play the guitar. So, Steven took the boys upstairs, and Mason played the guitar! The best part by far was when Mason told Mom to go get Grandpa to hear him play, and when Dad came upstairs Mason said, "Videotape me Grandpa!" Guess they know what Grandpa's good for!
We've been having so much fun with Trooper lately. When everyone was over, he of course broke almost every rule, but he was pretty good nonetheless. He managed to take bows, candy canes, and ornaments off the tree, sit on people, and wrestle with little boys. He's the best guy.
Why are there some lessons in life that we have to learn over and over again?
I have one lesson in particular that I relearn monthly, daily, even hourly.
The less selfish I am, the happier I am.
Just give in, make someone else happy. It's worth it.
Enough with the teething, crawling in your bed, and pulling yourself up and hitting your head repeatedly. Your parents never dealt with lost sleep when you were a newborn, and they aren't so great at handling it now. There has been some discussion about grudges against you.
Go to sleep!
Ah, Colicchio. I love Top Chef. Wait, what I actually mean is that I love to eat whilst watching Top Chef. I think Colicchio has emerged as one of my favorite tv characters. There isn't getting anything past him... I love it.
On a side note, my day totally brightens whenever I find out Rocco is going to be on any of the shows we watch. He seems to pop up often. I know, I know, let's all just forget Dancing with Stars. It was just a small lapse in judgement.
(I forgive you Rocco)
Are Steven and I the only ones who long for the good ol' Office days. The days of awkward comments and less serious storyline? We love you, we will always be loyal, but come back to us!
Bring on the rest of the week!