Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"My doos!!"

Cooper's new favorite thing to say- "My doos!"... As in, back off mom and dad, I got this!

And if he can't figure out whatever it is, then we get "Mommy doos!" or "Daddy doos!" or "Elp!" (help). As long as we have time to wait, it's pretty cute watching him and his little mind work. When we're in a hurry, it can be not as cute. :)

Some "My doos." successes: getting into his carseat, putting on his pajamas, and washing his hands (and REALLY scrubbing- with soap)!

Last week, he decided he wanted to try to put on his socks all by himself...
He got really far, about half the sock was on... then he pulled it off, held it out to me, and said, "Mommy doos!"

He has also become a HUGE fan of the word "Why?". It started Mother's Day morning, and Rick has been enduring it ever since... a lot. Which means his mind is working even harder, bubbling over with curiosity. I love it!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Future van Gogh?

Tyson painted this awesome picture for me for Mother's Day at preschool... inspired by Vincent van Gogh's paintings of sunflowers. Such a priceless gift! Now we just need to find the perfect place to hang it in the house!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 11'

We certainly made the most of our Mother's Day, even though I am only home for about 16 hours on an overnight!

Rick and the kids got our day started with cards, hand-made gifts, and gift certificates from Spa Finder for another facial or massage!!

We decided to "skip" church since we were short on time before I have to leave for the airport, and we went to Jazzy Bagels for breakfast instead!
I love that place!!

Peanut butter smile!


Say "Cream Cheese!!"

We also visited the cemetery and left flowers for Grandma Doris (Rick's mom)... our 4th Mother's Day without her and she is missed constantly!

And a few family photos...

Love ALL the faces in this one!

Can't forget some with Daddy, too!
(Again, thankful for the automatic timer!)

I am blessed to have had SO many wonderful women in my life to help me in my own journey as a wife and mother: my grandma, mom, step-mom, sister, aunts, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, and cherished friends! Thank you all for being such strong, beautiful women that I can look up to and learn from! Love you all!

Now I'm off to the airport for 2 more days of the friendly skies!
San Fransisco, here I come!

And then a random picture of Mt. Hood from our drive home last week from the Tri-Cities.
So beautiful!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Snail Mail

(This was one of stacks sent out this week... the smaller of the two!)

I love mail.
I love sending mail and getting mail.
Not the kind that makes my phone vibrate, or that I have to type to reply to.
The kind with an envelope, stamps, and fun cards inside. Or a gift. Or money.
Sometimes, on a really slow day at the house, my trip to the mailbox can be the highlight! :)

Lately, I have been keeping the USPS very busy! Mother's Day, birthdays, and new babies, sending out Premier catalogs, and Thank You postcards for recent orders... I'm really getting to know the faces at my local post office!

Have you sent anything via snail mail lately?
You should, it might put a smile on someone's face!