Thursday, May 28, 2009
Cooper and I got home late from work. Well, he was at daycare, but you know why he was late there. I went upstairs to change and unwind for a minute. J had started dinner and wanted to marinate the chicken like his mom. Go J.
Before I could go back downstairs, I heard the two of them in Cooper's room. On my way that direction, I hear a crash. Cooper had pulled down the shelf over his changing table. J had managed to scoop naked Cooper up from the table right before it hit. So now he is naked and crying because he is scared. I try to take him from J, but J informs me that Cooper has raw chicken juice on him. I decide not to ask ... not yet anyway, and take Cooper to the tub.
I am progressing nicely removing any chicken residue from his hair, hands, etc. J went downstairs to clean up the chicken mess, which happened because the store-brand ziploc (for marinating) did not have a complete seal on the bottom. Chicken slid out on top of slightly underfoot Cooper, and all down the front of J.
Well back to the tub. One of Cooper's latest bath tricks is to hide behind the shower curtain, then cackle hysterically. We were having a fun little game, until he got quiet. Yes, you guessed it. He pooped in the tub ... and I don't mean a little bit. Now, I need to call J for help. In the process of the cleanup, the toilet stops up.
Are you laughing yet?
Okay, toilet unstopped. Naked toddler standing on the rug. Clean the tub. Put naked toddler back in the tub for second bath. J rehangs the shelf over Cooper's table, and changes his chicken covered clothes. We put pjs on the big guy. I read him a story. J finishes cooking dinner.
I am exhausted. And hoping for less laughs tomorrow night. I do have to say that I am surprised how easily both of us handled the mishaps. I started laughing (internally) almost immediately. Didn't want to do it on the outside until I could judge how J was doing. Guess you could say that we are all growing in one way or another.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I couldn't resist the picture of his foot. He was resting it on his stuffed monkey, and looked so relaxed.
In the last shot, he was fighting sleep so hard. He did end up falling asleep. Two streets away from the final stop. Then he was the energizer bunny for hours after we got there.
A great start to the weekend.
Monday, May 18, 2009
This week iHeart Faces is doing something special. They are asking everyone to enter their very best face photo to be considered for entry in the Blurb Photo Book Contest.
This was taken just two weeks ago. I love it so much that I have it as my desktop. I cropped it down to just his face, but seeing the goat makes his expression so much better.
I am submitting this photo into the www.iheartfaces.com Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites.
Visit iHeart Faces for more!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I had a wonderful second Mother's Day. I got lots of sloppy kisses and big hugs from Cooper. He is specializing in an enormous open mouth kiss these days. I got spoiled with flowers, a new picture frame and a pedicure.
Cooper shared his love with Grammy.
I'm not quite sure what to say about this one. Who knows what he was looking at? Just glad that the goat wasn't offended that Cooper didn't paying attention to him.
The morning ended with a picnic lunch. Almond butter sandwich, cantalope and grapes. A big hit all around. Yes, that's the forehead booboo from earlier in the week.
The final event at Maymont was a new booboo. While holding my hand and walking on flat ground, he tripped and skinned his knee. I made him promise no more accidents until after Mother's Day. After all this excitement, he took a 3.5 hour nap. It was a great day!!
I just realized that I did have a picture from after the ED visit. Hard to tell anything was wrong with him here. He was opening a belated Easter basket from Grammy. A shovel, a rake, bubbles, and a camo basket makes everything all better.
I thought for a minute, "Why didn't I get a picture of his chin?" Then I thought, "Who would really want to see that?" Sometimes it is a good thing for everyone else to not have a picture. :)