Monday, December 31, 2007

Sweet Brothers

Yesterday Travis was holding Cooper and Tyler came up to him and was acting like he was going to pick up Cooper. So we asked him if he wanted to hold Cooper and he said Yes! So we sat Tyler on the couch and let him hold Cooper for the first time. It was really sweet and he did great. Here are the pictures:
Cooper isn't so sure about this!


Sweet boys!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Pictures

Opening presents on Christmas Day.


Great-Grandma Johnson got a computer for Christmas! She is going to use it to stay updated on the blogs!

Santa comes to visit Great-Grandma Johnson's house every year and he takes pictures with all of the kiddos. Here is Santa and Cooper.

Tyler got a train puzzle from Santa!


Tyler didn't really know what to think about Santa- but he didn't cry.


Josh being silly on Christmas Day.


Bailey showing off her big bag of new dress up shoes.


Shelby showing off her pretty smile on Christmas morning.


Tyler riding his new four-wheeler.


Charlie and Kelsey were pouting on Christmas morning because they had to wait on the little kids to open presents before they got to open their presents!

Trip to Harlingen

This afternoon we returned from our trip to Harlingen for Christmas. The whole Johnson clan was in Harlingen for Christmas and we got together as much as possible while we were there. We all had a good time and I have over 100 pictures to prove it! I will spare you the 100 pictures, but I will share a few. We ended up staying for 9 days partly because Cooper was very sick (more on that later) and also because we rarely get to see The Hortons and Stockers and other extended family members. We really enjoyed getting to see everyone and watching Tyler play with his cousins. The boys were spoiled rotten the whole time we were there and on Christmas Day. Lets just say Tyler learned a new word while we were there- "Cookie"! I think we will have a couple of days of detoxing him from the grandparents (and the sugar).

While we were in Harlingen the boys went fishing, hunting, and golfing. Tyler actually went with the boys to play golf and quail hunting (he said in the truck with Papa and the Oreos!). He was a trooper probably because he was outside the whole time. Tyler also got to ride the big tractors at the farm! This is every little boys dream!!! He loved every minute of it. Tyler also loved going outside to pick tangerines off the trees to eat them. He ate so many tangerines while we were there and Papa sent a bag home for him to eat.

The girls also got some free time. We went shopping a couple of times and played games. I'm pretty sure Uncle Charlie doesn't want any kiddos anytime soon after helping the other guys watch their kids!

Anyway, we had a great Christmas despite the fact that Cooper got really sick on Christmas Day. He had been congested since last Wednesday, but on Christmas Day he was miserable and was having a hard time breathing. He was either crying or sleeping and wouldn't eat hardly anything. It was very sad and he missed most of Christmas. The next day (after a long, hard night for all of us) Travis' mom made a doctor's appointment for him and after waiting 2 hours in the waiting room he was diagnosed with Bronchiolitis. We had another long, hard night but Grandma and Papa Johnson stayed up with him most of the night and let us try to get some rest. I know I said many prayers for him that night and I'm pretty sure Grandma and Papa lifted him up as well. I really appreciate all that they did to help us with Cooper during those couple of days. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have made it without any help. Thankfully he started feeling better that next day and we started to see some more smiles from him. Unfortunately I think he passed on what he had to his cousin Shelby who is only 3 1/2 months old. Hopefully she won't be as bad as he was.

Tyler and his cousin Cade. Cade was so great with Tyler and was really nice to him the whole time we were there.

Cooper and his cousin Shelby. They are 7 weeks apart. Cooper is older despite the fact that Shelby looks and probably is bigger! This may have been the passing of the germs! Sorry Shelby!


Bailey in her "Princess Dress". Every morning she would be to wear this dress. She is definitely a girly girl!


Aunt Kelsey and Cooper.


Papa and Tyler riding the lawnmower tractor.


Papa, Travis and I took Cade, Bailey, and Tyler to the Brownsville Children's Museum. Here is Tyler riding the tractor at the Museum. I'm sure you haven't figured out that Tyler LOVES tractors!

Tyler and Bailey brushing teeth.

Paging Dr. Horton...


Cooper enjoying a bath at Grandma's spa.


Uncle Charlie and Cooper


Aunt Kristi and Cooper


Tyler riding the tractor with Papa.


Tyler resting on the tire of the tractor.


Papa taking Tyler and Bailey (in her princess dress) on a ride.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Christmas Ornament!

The other day I noticed Tyler had added an ornament to our Christmas tree! He pulled some headphones out of the "junk drawer" and strung them on the Christmas tree. He strung the cord like garland and then hung the headphones like an ornament. Could this be the latest Christmas decorating trend? Maybe you should think about updating your own tree!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Starting Solids... Again!

A couple of weeks ago I started giving Cooper rice cereal and he was doing great with it. But then last week he decided that he wouldn't even open his mouth! He was also only drinking 2-3 ounces at each feeding, so I think he might have been teething. He has been drooling like crazy. In the last couple of days he has been drinking a lot more (6-8 ounces) so I thought I would try cereal again. He is doing much better now. So it looks like we are on our way to eating fruits and veggies soon.

Yummy!




Friday, December 07, 2007

It's been too long...

It's been too long since I have blogged. Here are some pictures that I took this week...


Tyler reading to Cooper.


Teddy was thirsty.


Look at those gorgeous eyes.


Cooper in the jumperoo.


Tyler playing on the couch.

Oops!

Had a little trouble with the yogurt today...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We traveled to Tyler for the Thanksgiving Holiday to be with my family. We were actually in Kilgore on Thanksgiving Day to visit Great Gramm and Grandpappy. We had a great time in Kilgore and of course ate too much. My grandparents have an awesome backyard that Tyler loves to play in. Grandpappy raked up a big pile of leaves for Tyler to play in. He wasn't sure what to think at first, but quickly got into it. It is a Fleming tradition to play in the leaves during the Fall. I don't think Cooper has ever had so much attention. He got rocked by Great Gramm whether he liked it or not, but I'm pretty sure he loved it! In the afternoon we watched football and took naps- another Fleming tradition. Tyler was so wiped out from playing outside he took a 3 hour nap!

On Friday mom and I went shopping while Travis watched the kiddos (and no we didn't get up to shop with all the crazies!). We got some great deals and I was able to finish all of my Christmas shopping! We came home and watched the Aggies beat the hell outta t.u.! I'm sure Travis is very thankful for the win and for Fran's resignation.

Saturday night my parents babysat so Travis and I could go on a date. We went out to eat and then went bowling with Tyler's finest! We both won one game, but my losing score was better than Travis' losing score so I guess that means that I'm the overall champion! We had a good time and it was nice to be by ourselves.

We are back home now and back to reality. Laundry, grocery shopping, and trying to get the house decorated for Christmas.

Great Gramm rocking Cooper.


Tyler and Mama


It was really cold on Thanksgiving and we made Tyler wear this hat. He hated it and here he is trying to get it off.


Tyler sweeping the leaves on the driveway.


Cooper and Mama



Tyler playing in the leaves!


More leaves!!!


Papa pushing Tyler around in the wheelbarrow.


Tyler trying to push the wheelbarrow through the leaves.


Tyler mooching some dessert off of Papa's plate. I believe he sampled some of everyones!

Monday, November 19, 2007

4 Months!

Cooper is 4 months! We took him to the doctor today for his checkup and he looks great! He is 14 lbs. 7 oz. (50th percentile) and is 26 inches long (75th percentile). He got four shots and barely cried at all. Cooper is the sweetest baby around and has the best smile. We have had some major breakthroughs in the last week- sleeping and eating. Cooper was refusing to sleep good at night- waking up every 2 hours for several days in a row. He didn't want to eat- he was just depending on me to get him back to sleep. I was completely exhausted and frustrated. So we had a little sleep training a.k.a. "crying it out" this past week and he is doing much better! Last night he went to sleep at 8 and slept until 5:45 this morning! Praise the Lord! I'm feeling much better and refreshed which is good for everyone in the house! This past week he has also started to take a bottle. Probably for the past month he had been refusing the bottle. He has even taken formula from a bottle which had been a major battle!

We love Cooper so much. God blessed us unexpectedly about this time last year and he brings so much joy to our lives. I can't imagine not having Cooper around and I'm thankful for the little surprises in life!

Cooper bundled up and sitting in the Bebe Pod.


Cooper flying through the air!

Daddy and Cooper

Whoa, mama! You look a little scary in the morning!