Tuesday, May 31, 2011

she just has a way.

It's been almost 2 years since we adopted Chloe and we can't imagine our lives before her.
Her soft, friendly face gets you every time, and no matter how bad your day has been,
she always has a way of making it feel better.

Chloe is without a doubt a people dog. Even at the dog park, she would sooner
say hi to every single person there and pretty much ignores all the other dogs.

That and of course her over the top obsession for Tennis balls. She will play ball until she literally drops.

It's been tough with the baby to give Chloe all the attention she deserves, but we do our best.

She doesn't pay much attention to the little one right now, but I know they will be best buds before long. Especially
when Cooper starts throwing food all over the floor at meal times!

Chloe, we love you with all our hearts.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

six months of parenthood

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Well, we've officially been parents now for 6 entire months! The good news is Cooper is still alive and very healthy!
No matter what people tell you, you cannot be prepared for the gamut of emotions you go through being a new parent.

In the past 6 months I can safely say we've gone through the following emotions and feelings:

Happy, scared, worried, proud, tired, exhausted, frustrated, victorious, puzzled, baffled, stressed, amazed, worried (again),
did I mention tired and exhausted?, comforted, and back to happy.

Phew!

We are stunned (another emotion) at how both long and very short the past 6 months have seemed. Cooper's little personality is really starting to show and it's clear he will be keeping us on our toes for many, many years to come! And I'm sure we will love every single moment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring has Sprung

This week has been much better as far as the weather is concerned. The seemingly never ending April showers have finally subsided and although still few and sparse, the May flowers are making their appearance.

I'm very much looking forward to the nicer weather that spring and summer brings, so I can get out and enjoy nature with my family. We love to go for hikes during the summer months and plan on hauling along our little guy on many of his first outdoor adventures.

We have one of those fancy backpack child carriers to try out.. we'll see how that goes. We're hoping he loves it, and I'm hoping it doesn't break my back carrying him. I guess we'll be sticking to the somewhat 'easier' trails for the next couple years.


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