Monday, September 28, 2009

Cookie Knievel

Forget about the teenage years, I think the two's are going to give me a heart attack. On Sunday Cookie and I went to the in ground playground at Burger King because the TX size mosquito's ran us out of the backyard and I didn't have enough armory aka Off to keep them away.

Cookie examined the playground formed her plan of attack and before I knew it she was touching the ceiling.

(If you look at the arrow you can barely see the back of her head. She is about to go down the slide.)

Thank goodness I had aspirin in the diaper bag because I thought I was going to have to take it because I was just about to go into cardiac arrest. I was so proud on one hand and scared to death on the other!

The Hubby and I are obviously in for a wild ride with this one. I guess we should call her Cookie Knievel from now on.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Sullivans

Since I started blogging, I have had the opportunity to befriend some great bloggers! In one way or another we all have a common interest of juggling this thing call domesticated Bliss one day at a time. Some posts are good, some are wacky, some are sad and sometimes we post just to find the answer to life's tough questions such as, how to get poop out of a onesie or how to get our husbands to put down the toilet set? At the end of the day Blogging has helped us to share our stories of life, love and inspiration!

Today I would like to post about the Sullivan's. The Sullivan's are a beautiful family who were blessed with a beautiful little girl this month named Chloe. There story is one that should be shared. Their story reminds us that the beauty of life is living it and living it to the fullest. Obstacles will happen but miracles will overcome them! Never sweat the small stuff because at the end of the day, it really is just small stuff.

Please take the time today to read about Brad, Sarah and Chloe and pass their story along.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Help Wanted

Late Night Baby Feeder. Must have reliable transportation so that they can retrieve Starbucks at the end of their shift.

Hours 3 to 5 am. Please note that working hours are subject to change but we are currently working hard to keep them consistent. Applicants with NO patience need not apply, because this little bundle requires top notch customer service. Compensation will be determined based on experience.


Rookie Mom with Two Kiddos

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Little Note

Dear Treadmill -

I love you, I hate you! I will see you tomorrow morning.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Five Second Rule

This morning I sent the Hubby and Cookie to Wal-Mart to get some diapers and not only did they come back with diapers, Cookie scored a small ice cream cup on the way home.

Never mind the fact that we have a play date at 11 at Mickey D's. Oh, well what are you going to do. I would be more than happy to exchange a ice cream cup than have to go to Wal-Mart on Saturday. No offense Mr. Walton, your new rebranding is nice and all but I am more of a Targetista.

Okay, so back to the ice cream. It makes a really good prop for this Momarazzi.

It was not only a great prop but the Hubby was also able to use the ice cream to teach Cookie a very valuable lesson...

The Five Second Rule! Yep, and she ate it too.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Adventures in Labor Pains

Friday 8/28 was a typical day in the Cook household. We shuffled Cookie off to school, kissed one another good bye and then it was off to work for the hubby and I. The only major difference was that we didn't know if dos Cookie was going to arrive that evening.

Through out the day I kept my self busy with work and a little house cleaning. Yes, this included busting out the vacuum and scrubbing a few toilets. I had noticed a few cramps through out the day but was more concerned with getting my house cleaned, doing a little shopping and finish up a few work assignments.

Finally...the time had arrived to make the short drive to the Dr. office. As soon as we approached the front door my cell phone rang and it was Cookie's school. Yep, Cookie was running a fever and we need to come and get her. We made the decision that the Hubby would get her and take her to the Dr., while I called my own father to come and rescue me from my Dr. appointment. The last thing the hubby said was, "Please do not have this baby today!" Little did we know what we were about to both be in for.

While the Hubby was off to get Cookie, my father was on his way to get me and I was at my exam we were all amazed to learn that I had dilated to a five. Yep, a FIVE! My Dr. was amazed that I was so far along and of course I was requesting that I be able to go home, get Cookie settled and then head back to the hospital. The Dr. looked a little perplexed at my requests but agreed. My Father on the other hand was a little more concerned about my water breaking in his car on the way home.

We arrived home, got Cookie settled and of course order Chinese take out before heading to the hospital and take one last photo as a family of three.

At 7 pm we were heading back to the hospital to await the arrival of dos Cookie. We were excited and a little nervous, but ready!

Since, I had pre-registered we headed straight to labor and delivery. The first thing the nurse did was hand me a nice couture delivery night gown before we began the game of twenty (thousand) questions. The Hubby really got into the game and his favorite part was when they asked, "do you have any dietary needs?" The Hubby explained, "Why, yes we only eat Fillet Mignon in the AM." I could only laugh and think that were were more in the ranks of McFilet Mignon or Chick-Fil-Mignon.

The moment had arrived for my epidural! I was a little nervous this time around because I really didn't remember it the first go around, but was up for the challenge. Truth be told it really wasn't that bad. I would recommend one, but if you are up for the natural birth challenge then more power to you Sista!

At 11:30 the Dr. joined us and said that everything was good and it appeared that Dos Cookie would be arriving around soon. The cranked up the potosin and the contractions were full speed ahead. During the exam the Dr. said that I was such a good patient that he was going to full fill our request for a steak breakfast. At this point, a steak was the last thing on my mind and I was wishing that the Hubby would turn the football highlightS off!

12 am and it was time to push and at 12:30 she had arrived. Two years and two beautiful babies. Our first night together was exhausting and so rewarding.

By 10 am the next morning, we were all together as a family of four and wouldn't you know steak had arrived and starbucks too.

What an experience! It is amazing, exhausting and the best 10 months that a woman can ever experience in their lifetime because it all comes down the moment when you can hold your children and really see what a blessing they are.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Quick Little Update

Hi Readers -

Mommy said that I could post a little update on my new little sister. Cookie #2 is doing well and is doing a great job not keeping me up at night.

We have had a house full of wonderful visitors so Mommy hasn't been able to get on the computer much in the past few days but is hoping that by tomorrow she can get back to it. She say's that she has 100+ picutres to post. I would disagee and say that she has at least a 1000+ because my eyes hurt from all of the flashes.

I am off to the Home Depot with my Daddy and hope that you all are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend.



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Cookie

And just like that, two years have come and gone! Happy Birthday Cookie. Mommy and Daddy hope that you had a great second birthday. Though you may never remember it, we will always cherish the fun the we had celebrating it. Now prove us wrong and show us that two really isn't that terrible.