Isn't my mom a fantastic photographer? She took these pictures yesterday evening while we were all watching Drew play in the backyard. I put on my swimsuit and tried to get him to play in the sprinkler but he wasn't having that. My parents have the nicest backyard you'll ever see...it feels like your at the botanical gardens. I was relaxing on their hammock when my mom took some of these. I wouldn't have ever imagined at almost 8 months pregnant, that pictures of me in a swimsuit would EVER be ok but that proves my mom has some skill :) Thanks, Mom!!
I was trying to talk him into playing in the sprinkler here...and even ran thru a few times myself :)
Lately, everytime I get the camera out Drew starts making silly faces and I CANNOT get a good picture! I try and try and these are some of my examples, obviously from many different days. I HAD no idea where this was coming from. I know he's always acting silly and has the funniest personality but would it kill him to just give me ONE good picture!
Then, just like that the clouds parted and I figured out just what was happening...It was under my nose the whole time and I have NO IDEA how I could have missed this....BRAD TAUGHT HIM THIS LITTLE TRICK and I have evidence!! Notice the resemblance in the picture before this and then the one of them together. Aren't I in for a little bit of trouble with these 2 silly boys?!?
We went to New Orleans for memorial day weekend. It was to celebrate our 5 yr anniversary and Brad's 26th Birthday! We left early in the morning and drove and we had a blast in the car. I was worried driving all that way with a 2 yr old but he was wonderful!
We stopped at IHOP on the way to eat breakfast and Drew insisted on drinking his juice out of a little creamer cup. I thought it was hilarious. Look at that little pinkie sticking up! :) haha! Going to dinner...right when we got there. I couldn't wait to eat some boiled crawfish. YUM! Letting Drew try crawfish for the first time... Note: I do know this is not the correct way to eat them :) but I couldn't convince Drew.
Blowing on it because it was 'hot'...
'eating' it his way.... I'm not thinking he liked it.... drinking as fast and hard as he could...That was the last crawfish he tried! Sharing some lemonade in Jackson square...
We went to the French Market and Drew HAD to have these beads with the 'hootballs' on them....And he had been asking for 'sungasses' too for a long time....I love how he picked up the mirror to check himself out! And for anyone out there with a 2yr old you know how hard it is to get them to nap, add in broken routine, not in his bed, and sugar and this is what you get.....a 2yr old smothering you with a pillow calling it 'peek-a-boo'
He would cover my head...Then, get on top of the pillow on my head... Then, hold it down until the time was just right.... And, pull it up screaming 'peek-a-boo' at me! Pretty entertaining for Drew, not so much for his suffocating mother. And you may wonder where Brad is or how he's helping....he's laughing as hard as he possibly can and then decided to take pictures because it was soooo funny! :) We went on a carriage ride. Drew loves 'forsies'. Watching the boats on the water...
We went to the aquarium and he was so interested in this HUGE white alligator...They fed the stingrays for us...and broccoli....who knew?!?!
We went to Brad's Favorite restaurant on his birthday and they had a live jazz band. Drew loved dancing on the street to the music....
And instead of a fancy dessert at the fancy restaurant we went to...Brad wanted Beignets. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD!!! We had an absolute blast on this trip! It was such a nice getaway!
I wasn't lying when I said he LOOOOOOVES the train!! This is the adorable face I get to see everytime we ride it!
Funny story...I was trying to surprise him this time so I hadn't told him what we were doing, just that he was getting a surprise. When my mom got in the car I was talking to her and then said something about eating popcorn....Drew yelled from the back seat...."We're going to ride the choo-choo!" I didn't lie about him LOVING to eat the popcorn, just as much as riding the train :)
My parents kept Drew so Brad and I could go on a date to celebrate our 5 year anniversary!! It's been a wonderful 5 years married to my very best friend! There is never a dull moment and there is never a time that I don't feel extremely LOVED! I couldn't have been given a better husband and now, father to our babies. I love him with all my heart! Thank you God for saving Brad for me...I am so lucky!
Brad thought it would be funny to take a picture of me 'hard at work' on the crib. I was just reading the directions to make sure that our poor baby's bed didn't fall apart. SO....if that's so bad I'm sorry :) You know men....he'd NEVER read the directions BEFORE putting it together.
And here's proof that I did actually help in the assembly of the crib...
We finally got around to cleaning out one of our guest bedrooms to start turning it into a nursery. I wasn't exactly sure what color I wanted to paint the walls so I painted each letter of his name a different color. I decided on orange, which was my inital decision. I can't wait for it to all be done.
We also, after MUCH deliberation decided that the new baby boy's name will be....
MILES EVERETT COOPER!!!
**Also, please excuse my bottomless boy....we are still working on potty training!!!***