Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Festival

To help us get into the Thanksgiving spirit, we joined up with our Game Night friends to visit the Turkey Festival.

There were many varieties to sample- grilled, deep fried, cooked over an open fire, trash can, off a salt block.

The kids loved bouncing in the bounce house

 And the adults enjoyed a turn at Turkey bowling

What a fun Saturday morning together.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

4 months old

Its hard to believe that Cooper is already 4 months old. The time has flown by.

He can now roll over from his tummy to his back (and does not cry every time).

 He loves to sit up- although he can't do it alone yet
 He loves to hug his Goober bear
 and chew on him
 This picture is the essence of Cooper- laid back and content
 Every day we have fun on our play mat. But play time is always more fun with our friend Goober.
Looking forward to the next months adventures.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lion-ing Around

What can I say, the Boy LOVES things on his head!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Stega Cooper

Check out those DINO claws!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Watching Cartoons

This week the kids have experienced a TV reset.
Mean Mommy took away all tv for a few days in hopes of encouraging the kids to "re-set" their choices and find other things to do for entertainment.

But before the reset, here was a typical Friday morning for Lillian and Cooper.
 Cuddles, Kisses, and Cartoons

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Winter Hats

While it is only November... we have already had our first snow flurries of the year.

The kids were THRILLED to put on their winter hats and head out into the flurries.

 Where else can you find a lion and monkey in the snow?
Ready to head out !
Look out winter, here they come.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mommy's Monkey

As a Mommy, I have to share everything. Including my beloved Bear (yes I know its actually a monkey).

Cooper is the latest of the Sparkle clan to enjoy cuddles with Mommy's favorite stuffed animal.

 First they had to get to know each other.
 Might as well see how he tastes
 Too cute
 Tugging on his ear
Mommy's leg and Mommy's monkey- one happy boy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Papa's Fun to Snuggle...

As long as I can still see Mommy

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Exersaucer Experience Part 2

We have found the secret to Cooper's happiness in the exersaucer...

 Just make sure he can see the TV or Mommy
Just hanging out.

Exersaucer Experience

Cooper loves to stand.
So it seemed only appropriate to break out the beloved Exer-saucer.

He seemed to enjoy it and I am sure will love it as much as his sisters.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sit Cooper Sit

Cooper is a little over 3 months old and growing strong.

Along with belly time, we have been practicing sitting up.

 He prefers to sit on the couch
 Hey Madi and Lilli, look at me!
He's making progress but not quite there on his own.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back to the Trail

Fall weather is here and it is the perfect season to begin a new running routine.
After last years Half Marathon challenge, this next year I am embarking on a new jogging journey.

Together with my friend Melissa (who is full of wacky ideas such as this) we will be running. 12 in 12.
12 5k (or a bit longer) races in 2012.

Let the training begin...

Cooper loves his new jogging stroller and is happy to join us on the trail each Wednesday morning.
 With his jogging hoodie and blanket, he is ready to go (he is usually asleep by the first half mile)
Today's run... 2 miles in 25 minutes.
Gearing up for next week.