October already? Things have been busy over the last couple of months. We've had some visitors and had loads of fun (Nanny, Denise, Ryan Brooke, Grandma and Grandpa). Having company and so much to do made August and September just a blur. We won't know what to do with ourselves now that the house is more quiet. Actually, who am I kidding? There's never a quiet waking moment with 2 boys in the house!
Owen is back in school full-time and he seems to be really enjoying his new classroom and teachers. They now visit the library on a weekly basis, which he loves. They also have a big field trip coming up. Mommy is going to help supervise. We'll see how that goes!
Owen is now talking a mile a minute and his vocabulary has really expanded over the last month or so. Maybe a little too much? He's even starting to get a little cheeky, which sometimes leaves us wondering why we were in such a hurry for him to speak more. LOL
O has been having some respiratory issues over the last 6 months or so and we finally saw a pediatric respirologist last week. Unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with asthma. On the bright side, at least now we know and can treat it properly. It seems to bother us more than it does him...he's a trooper!
Cooper is...well...still not sleeping through the night. He's doing a little better but he sure is giving mommy a run for her money. Not one single full night of sleep in almost 8 months. Mommy is starting to hear the tick tock of the back to work clock, so we're really getting antsy about this sleep thing (or lack thereof). I'm sure it doesn't help that he seems to be getting a new tooth every time we turn around. We're at 5 now (2 new ones just cut the gum this week) and we're pretty sure there will be another one in the next couple of weeks.
Cooper has been sitting on his own for quite a while and has just recently learned to put his arms out to cushion the fall when he loses his balance. He's not crawling yet but he's already trying to pull himself up on furniture, etc. Maybe he'll be one of those babies who skips crawling altogether? He's still not a huge fan of being on his belly so who knows how you learn to crawl if you're never on your belly!
Personality wise, Cooper is very different from Owen. He's much more serious and he definitely doesn't give smiles away to people as easily as Owen did at this age. He does have a good belly laugh though and it warms our heart every time we hear it. He's also very inquisitive (the polite way of saying that he's going to be our baby who gets into EVERYTHING). LOL
Now that Cooper is getting older and interacting more with Owen, things are getting interesting. Cooper is no longer content to pass over the toy in his hand as easily, much to Owen's dismay. We can just see how this is going to play out a few months from now. LOL. Still, it is awesome just watching them together. Owen's new favourite saying to Cooper is "nice job Cooper!" or "look at you big boy". Cooper loves the praise from his big brother. It makes me smile just to write this down. They really are very cute together.
Doug turned 36 today. When Cooper and I picked Owen up from school and told him we had to go get Daddy's cake, he said "I'm going to Daddy's party". Unfortunately for Owen, it was a party of 4 but still, we had lots of fun getting the cake ready and surprising Daddy with Owen's very own rendition of the Happy Birthday song. "Butterfly, Butterfly, Happy Birthday. Butterfly, Butterfly, Happy Birthday." Seriously, where does he get this stuff?! Happy Birthday Doug. We love you! XOXOX