Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i just felt like it..





I really need to get better at blogging. Mostly for me. I always fell so rushed when I post, usually because It's during Cohen's nap time and I only have little moments for me to get things done before my sweet angel makes it difficult. I feel like Cohen is learning so much every day that I can barely keep up or remember to write it down when I get around to it!
Today while I was nannying Cohen came up to me while I was sitting on the ground just watching him play with the other boys and he ran right up to me and wrapped his little arms around my neck, and with a mouth full of goldfish he put his lips to mine and said "muah". I melted. My heart was so full. I felt so loved at that moment and it felt soooo good. I am in awe of my son everyday and the things he learns, mostly by trial and error. He is obsessed with climbing up the slide and walking down the stairs instead of climbing up the stairs and sliding down. He always wants to take the baby's (that i nanny) bottle and put it in his mouth for him. He loves when the older boys run from him. They pretend Cohen is chasing after him but really he just wants to play with them and they keep running. Last night Marcel told me when he was in our bedroom, Cohen opened the door a crack and slid through the crack rather than opening it more. When he peaked through and saw Marcel he yelled "DA-DEE" with his arms out stretched to Marcel. It made him feel so special. I'm loving this time with Cohen and I almost forget what he was like as a baby. He is such a happy boy! He has always been a very easy baby and he is still pretty easy other than his occasional tantrums he's been doing. He gets so frustrated sometimes and kicks and screams. It sounds like he is having an argument sometimes with the way he yells. I hope he didn't learn that from us! yikes! When Marcel and I have had arguments around Cohen he gets pretty upset which usually calms us down because we realize how it affects him. I have moments constantly when I just hold COhen a little bit tighter just trying to savor him. Sometimes when I hold him i feel his little hand patting me on the back. One day Cohen saw me putting lotion on my hands and he just watched me. Then i saw him put his little hands together and rub them. It was so cute! Well I'm going to wrap this up but I am going to do this more so I can look back and remember Cohen's little milestones! He is growing up soooooo fast!

Sunday, October 11, 2009














Time for an update!
Cohen is funny as ever. He is soooo close to talking! He has little conversations that only he can understand. My favorite is hearing him in his crib in the morning just jabbering with his lion who we nick named Wisu (pronounce wee-sue) One day while cohen was chatting away i heard him say wisu wisu and is was so cute that we just kept copying him. He stopped saying it now so we decided we'd keep it around by naming his lion Wisu! ha! Cohen loves putting our cell phones, the remote and the computer mouse to his ear and talks! He still loves his "ba" meaning ball and now says balloon "boo"so cute! the other day he did the monkey sound too but instead of oo oo ah ah ah he just said ah ah. it was the best though! he has to be the center of attention when were around people which he usually gets since he is quite the entertainer! he always wants to push the stroller, vacuum and shopping cart which isn't always convenient but cute! he also does a little dance too! he takes steps really fast in one spot and sometimes spins in circles. its funny! '
We've been working on our place painting and decorating. Its close to being done but we still have the whole kitchen to do which is a project since we have to remove wallpaper. ugh! the rest of the place looks great! We're excited for our california trip next month too! We're having family pictures done by my best friend Nicoles sister Amelia who is a professional photographer! I have wanted her to do our pictures since we got married so i'm super excited! I can't wait for New Moon to come out too! We'll be in California when it comes out so i'll get to go with my sister!
Our nephew Sawyer Jeffrey Leao was born yesterday too! We haven't seen him yet but hopefully tomorrow! Cohen has been pretty sick and has a high fever so we don't want to leave him and we certainly don't want him around a newbie. I totally tear up when I think about Sawyer. I love him so much already!!! Babies are such a blessing. I felt the overwhelming desire to have another baby but I know that it would be kind of stressful for us with Marcel not having a steady job and with so much school ahead of him. We think next March would be a good time to start trying again. Cohen would be 2 1/2 when the baby would be born which seems like a good age gap but we'll see if Heavenly Father has other plans for us :)