Friday, December 2, 2011

Christopher's Play-doh Pizza

First of all, ignore the fact that Christopher is only in a pull-up.  I didn't know how messy this would end up, so I did not want clothes destroyed.



He has had this Play-doh pizza maker since his birthday, and has been asking for a while now to play with it (I just didn't want the mess associated with it).  Tonight, after he ran away from home, we broke out the pizza maker.  He actually makes a pretty good (fake) pizza, when instructed on what steps to take.  There was one portion of the pizza I disagreed with, he thought that the pizza needed "little fishes" (anchovies... BARF!!!). 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Waiting on Caitlin

We are less than 50 days away from our little girls arival.  It's to the point now that WE CANT WAIT FOR HER TO BE HERE!!!!!


We have also put our Christmas tree this weekend... What a task with a 3 year old.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

He's 3!!!

We had a GREAT time at the party today. We were a little late getting to the park to set everything up, but the kids didn’t mind (they had the park to entertain them). Christopher had so.much.fun!!!! The kids LoVeD painting the pumpkins, and getting to basically roam free. He cried when everyone started leaving, but as soon as he got home he passed out. I would call it a complete success. :)






Saturday, October 8, 2011

Someone Is Almost 3




It sucks, just a little, to think that next Saturday my baby boy will be three.  He has grown and changed so much in the past few months that he is actually as tall as a four year old.  I wish that I had actual stats to give, but Dr. Stone has become the most sought after pediatrician.  This makes it very hard to get in with him, unless your child is sick.  Christopher's three year old check-up is not until December.  I do know that he still weighs 34 pounds, and this seems to be where he is going to stay for a while.  It has become hard to find pants to fit him.  He is in 3t's in the waist, but 4t in the length.  I can't wait for his party next Saturday, and in just a few months Caitlin will be here too!



Saturday, September 17, 2011

LOTS of Pictures!!!

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There have been alot of "happenings" lately, and instead of doing multiple posts I put them all in one.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

IT'S A.....

....GIRL!!!

 

I can't believe it. I'm sure I will still be in shock when she get's here.  Christopher is thrilled to have a baby sister.  I thought he would be upset, but when I told him that he was going to have a baby sister he started jumping up and down.  Jeff is just as shocked as I am, but very happy to be having a "daddy's girl"! Everything is measuring right on track. The baby (because we havn't looked at names yet) is measuring in the 50% for 20 weeks.  Dr. Mac is hoping for a normal 6.5 lb baby girl.  You could say I am on cloud nine :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Georgia Oaks



Christopher and I spent time at the park this morning. Luckily our neighborhood park is covered with extremely old Oak trees. We kept pretty cool with the breeze coming in off the ocean. Christopher was having a great time, and even stood up next to one of the trees to show how big they are. This afternoon we are headed to see the train museum. We hope everyone else is having a great Sunday!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My 2 Year Old

I'm not sure why he is like this (and I am also pretty sure he is not the only one), but my child can go from "get away from me" mood to "I love you Mommy" in a matter of seconds. That is how our lives have been the past few weeks. These are pictures of today to show his progression.







<--awake for 5 minutes

















Two minutes after first "screaming tantrum"-->










<--"fine I will drink it
but I'm not happy












Look at my cookies for breakfast-->










<--Try and stop me from

blowing my whistle












"Ok! I love you again Mommy" -->









<--goodnight Mickey Mouse













Lets have a color party-->








Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baby Cotter the Sqealqual


Jeff and I had our first ultrasound today for baby #2. I am 8 weeks and 3 days along, and our due date is January 15th. I want to keep this short, so I will keep updating as the months go by. So far, so good. Very little morning sickness, and no other symptoms. Hopefully this will be another easy pregnancy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Memorial Day Fun




Yes I know its been a while, so lets move on. It is very rare for Jeff and I to have 2 entire days together, but because of Memorial Day we got just that. First of all I would like to say thank you to all of our troops (past and present), your sacrific can never be repaid. Jeff and I did a whole lot o' nuthin' on Sunday. We ate dinner at Moms, and relaxed most of the time. Monday we took Christopher for a bike ride out by Tybee. The pictures below are from Monday and a happy boy flying down the path on Daddy's bike.







Saturday, April 9, 2011

I Took a BIG Jump...

...and landed with Robin at a tattoo shop. I have wanted a tattoo for a while, but have never really had the guts to get one. I decided when Christopher was born that I wanted a tattoo that keeps a piece of him with me. That being said, it was difficult to decide what to get. I decided on his baby feet. Below is the result, and I can't stop laughing when he looks at my arm. He tells me that "Mommy has a Christopher foot Boo-boo". Hehehehehe

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Funny Boy

It has been a while since I actually have sat down to (and felt like) blogging. There have been a lot of things causing this that have been affecting our family. I am hoping that what is best will be the end result. Christopher however, is by no means worried. He is still the happy little boy that he always has been. Tonight I wanted to show off his counting skills (as well as his ABC's) that they are learning, but he decided to "play dead" with Daddy instead. He did eventually get to what I wanted... sorta :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"My Lynda",...

... says Christopher. She has only been here for 24 hours, but he has quickly become an attached little boy (again). He hasn't seen her in over a year, but it's as if she never left. She is getting some practice in before her baby arrives. By this time next year, Lynda will be a mommy too.

Christopher has not let Lynda out of his sight. He is always looking to make sure that she is right beside him. Last night when she arrived, he tried to sit in her lap (only to be stopped by her 18 week baby bump). She tried to explain to him that there was a baby in her belly. His response was, "My baby". I had to force him to leave last night, with the promise that we would be back today and spend the night. On the way home he told me that he loved "his Lynda". He is going to be sad all over again when she leaves. We will have to drive up and visit next spring.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Such A Great Day.


Great start to the weekend so far. I wasn’t sure what Christopher and I were going to do today while Jeff was at work. I hate to stay inside when the weather is GORGEOUS. I was set on taking Christopher on a nature hike, but that is something we usually do with daddy. So we called Mamaw to see what she was doing today.

After driving in a big circle downtown, we decided to head to Hilton Head. Mom wanted to go to the outlet mall and see the beach. Let’s just say this was a very long day. We left home at 10 this morning, and didn’t get back home until 7. None the less it was a great day. We spent some time at the beach, and I was surprised to see how many people were there today. Christopher was as excited about the ocean as he always was. He certainly didn’t want to leave, even if he needed to eat lunch. This by the way was a Fuddruckers famous hamburger (YUM!!).

After some swift shopping at the outlet mall, we still had yet to pick up Jacob’s gift for his birthday tomorrow. Mom decided that we would stop at Wally World on the way home, which happens to be right down the street from my office. This particular store serves adults over 55 mostly so I was curious as to what their baby and toddler area was like. JACKPOT!!! Everything was so much cheaper than anywhere else I have ever looked (when baby #2 happens to come along, I will be going there for EVERYTHING). I happen to also run across toddler beds on clearance that was half price. We took two, one for mom’s house and one for ours.

So this brings you up to speed, and now I am typing this blog while my little guy is fast asleep in his new big boy bed. Tomorrow we are celebrating my baby brother’s 7th birthday, so if I’m not to tired… more pictures will come.







Sunday, February 6, 2011

While He Sleeps

It has been almost 2 months since my last update. I feel bad for not blogging more frequently, but there has not been anything out of the ordinary going on. Christopher continues to grow like a vine, Jeff was released back to full duty today, and winter seems to be getting the hint to leave.

The boy has most definitely hit the terrible two's. Most of the time he is whining, and when he is not getting his way the "Cotter Temper" comes out. We have been trying to break him of his violent mood swings, but it only seems to be getting worse. He uses hitting as his way of getting what he thinks is his. This is getting to be our biggest hurdle. He is most definitely a mix of Jeff and me. I haven’t decided if he will grow up to be an excellent lawyer or a fascist dictator (hard to tell at this point).

Jeff has been off work for a little over 2 months. He had surgery on his shoulder to fix a lesion in a tendon that keeps his shoulder from dislocating. He wasn't supposed to go back to work until next month, but he assured me that he was ready. This is the only reason I have free time to blog :).

This winter weather has been giving me the blues lately. I moved south to rid myself of this cold, blah, and wet climate. I might enjoy it, but it has been lasting to long. Today was a great day to be outside, beside the fact that I am getting sick AGAIN. Christopher and I went out to play with some toys before nap time (which is going on now). I leave you with some photos from today, and hope that I might be inspired to blog again soon (or it might be another 2 months).