MARCH 3: We had Parker's 4th birthday party a little early, his real birthday is on the 31st. Everyone had at blast at the bowling alley, and it was great to see everyone before we left for Colorado. We feel so blessed to have such great friends.
FEBRUARY 16: I think it is hitting me.... :'( Boxes are getting packed, bags of stuff to give away and the thought of getting on a plane in 16 days to Colorado is scaring me. I have never lived anywhere else and I have never been more then a 10 minutes drive to my family. It is going to be scary, but I will just call it an "adventure". This move might be a little harder then I thought.
My Valentine. He came in my room early with a box of chocolate and a card. Love him! I hope I am always his one and only!Happy Valentine's Day to me! Cooper on one side and Parker on the other. Yes, I fit right in the middle. :) They both came to my bed around 3am. One day they will no longer want to snuggle so I am going to enjoy it, even if my sleep suffers.
FEBRUARY 10: What a great day! Since then he has been a different baby. The first 3 months are just hard, you and your baby are getting to know each other, and figuring out what each cry means...so when he found his thumb I was so happy. He now can self sooth. :) Gavin sucked his ring and pinky fingers and Parker was a thumb sucker too. Life is good and he now goes to sleep with out a peep!
FEBRUARY 1-4: Me, Kyle and Cooper had a great time in Colorado. We were lucky enough to be there for one of the largest February snow storms in history. We loved it!
We made our "snow kids". Gavin, Parker and Cooper
Had a snowball fight. As you can see, I worked Kyle!
Thanks Uncle Bud for letting Kyle borrow your boots and gloves. And thanks Grandma Joyce for letting me borrow your jacket and scarf, and Aunt Barb for the boots. So you can say we are not snow ready, yet.
Kyle got to shovel the driveway.
At the end of the few days that we were there, Cooper and I had to say good bye to Kyle. It was so hard to say good bye and good luck, as I went back to San Diego for the next 6 weeks to pack up the house and get everything ready to move. Kyle started the fire academy 2 days later.
Cooper and I went to Oakland to visit Auntie Alie and Uncle Eddie, courtesy of Eddie (thanks for the birthday present). He did amazing on the plane, slept the whole way! It was such a fun trip. We went to sushi on Saturday night, Sunday played, went to the cute town and had friends over for "dogs". Monday had a sister day and then flew home. Short and sweet. I always love visiting my sis and staying at her beautiful home.
January 18, 2011: My birthday started off like any other day, at the gym teaching a class. :) Then we did the usual daily duties then decided to celebrate my last birthday in my 20's. Before I get too carried away I need to tell you about the best birthday gift of all.....drum roll, please.....Kyle got a call from Thornton, CO fire department offering him the job as a fire fighter and telling him to report to work February 6. What?! After 3 years of struggling, literally scraping by, waiting for this to one day happen is now happening. Amazing! We feel so blessed to have this opportunity (1,500 applicants and 8 hired) and can not wait to begin our life as a firefighter family. Kyle has worked so incredibly hard for this and I am so proud of him.
At dinner, our little family of 5. (Cooper 7 weeks)