Friday, February 27, 2015

My sweet little chunk

This boy is the sweetest...
He must be going through a growth spurt because he is wanting to sleep all the time.
I feel like I barely get to see him because I wake him up and take him straight to school. And then when I pick him up, he's ready for a nap and I wake him up just in time for dinner, bath and then back to bed. I know this time will pass and I remember feeling this way with the twins, but I just miss him and need more time with him!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Princess Chloe

Chloe loves playing dress up. She often gets up out of her bed when she's supposed to be sleeping and puts a princess dress on. The other night, I walked in her room and found her playing at her vanity.
She told me she was brushing her hair like Rapunzel.
I bought her a new brush the last time I went to the grocery store because we're always searching for a disappearing brush when it's time to do her hair in the mornings. I showed it to her this morning and her reaction was very dramatic of course.
 She said "Oh! I love it! Thank you momma." And she kept telling me thank you over and over for her new brush and she showed it to Connor who was not interested.
 And then she told me a few things that made my heart melt. She said "I'm going to brush my hair just like you momma. I'm going to look just like you when I get bigger. This brush is my favorite thing in the whole world."
 Where does she come up with this stuff?!?

Monday, February 23, 2015


We went to a birthday party for a sweet little friend on Saturday and hung out with Chloe's favorite friend from school Betsey.  At one point, I told her to share her ball with Connor and she told me "I'm playing with my Betsey right now."

Connor and Chloe are into wrestling each other a lot lately. They will just be watching tv and start to wrestle. Where does this come from?! 
This time I had to make them get off of my bed and wrestle on the floor instead.

It was cold and snowing again Sunday morning, so we spent our time playing with Legos.
 Daddy helped Connor and I helped Chloe.

Cooper wasn't feeling great yesterday and he slept a lot. I'm hoping it's just teething and not another illness!

We went to watch David's soccer game Sunday afternoon.
They were sharing snacks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


We woke up to snow on Monday morning! But we still had to go to school and work but the second we got home we headed outside.
Chloe just wanted to run around in it and go down the snow covered slide in the backyard.
Connor just walked around in it and got a little upset when Chloe threw snow all over him. 
I had to bribe them with the iPads to get them to come inside!

Monday, February 16, 2015

School Valentine's Party and Valentine's Day Fun

David and I went to the kids' Valentine's Day Party at school on Friday.
We stopped in to check on Cooper first...
Connor and Chloe's class had just woken up from their naps so everyone was still sleepy and cranky.
Connor was yawning.
Chloe did have on a cute Valentine's outfit but had an accident earlier in the day and was wearing her spare clothes and her cute pigtails had turned into a messy ponytail. One day I'll do a before and after school picture of this girl!
They sang and danced to a Valentine's song.
Then it was time for the treats!
Chloe likes me to take pictures of her when her face is covered in icing.

David planned our Saturday out for us and I wasn't allowed to know anything about it. So after breakfast, we got dressed and headed to Tulsa. We ended up at the mall for some shopping.
After the mall, we went to eat lunch at Zios and then went to Vintage Pearl to order a "Cooper" charm for my necklace that's been sitting in my purse for 8 months.
 On our way home, we decided to stop by a new park because the weather was SO nice!
We played outside in the backyard when we got home and then came in to open our Valentine's presents before dinner. We got the twins some Legos and more Paw Patrol toys. They had a lot of fun putting the Legos together with David and I.
We had pizza for dinner and then got ready for bed.
It was the perfect Valentine's Day and I loved how I didn't plan any of it and that I got to spend the entire day with all of my Valentine's!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

Happy Valentine's Day from this crazy bunch!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Life Lately

Cooper moved on up to the big tub with the big kids last night and he LOVED every second of it!
He is always wanting to do everything they're doing so he was just in HEAVEN sitting there playing and watching their every move. You could just tell he felt like he FINALLY fit in with them!

Lately with Chloe:
-She is my handful right now. She is all drama and the QUEEN of fit throwing. But she's also the funniest. She will throw a fit and when she realizes that she is getting in trouble and is actually getting punished by not getting something she wants at the time, she quickly stops crying and says "But I'm not crying now."
-She has been talking about her friend Cameron at school a lot lately. She calls him "My Cameron" like that's his full name. There is always a "my" in front of "Cameron" in every story she tells.
On night at dinner, she randomly just starts telling us "My Cameron runs from me outside." It was so funny. I just picture Chloe chasing this little boy around outside and he just wants to run away from her! I need to tell her to stop chasing him and he will eventually start chasing you!
-The 100 million "Why" questions have started. If I say anything to her, her first response is "Why?" and then if I respond, she comes back with "But why?" and her face is all squished up. It's exhausting.
-The other night at bedtime, she told me she needed to potty but I knew she had already just gone. But she insisted. So we went to the potty and she sat there and sat there and sat there and finally she said "I'm trying but I'm all out of pee pee."
-She insists on sleeping in a princess dress over her jammies.
-Every day she asks what day it is and when I tell her she says "I go to dance this morning?" with her face squished up. She loves dance and every day she hopes it's dance day.
-Everything that happens to her happens "last year" instead of yesterday. For example, if she fell down yesterday, she will remember it when she sees her bruise and tell us that she fell down last year.

Lately with Connor:
-Chloe makes him look like my Golden Child (with all of her drama and fit throwing).
-He is really into all of his toys lately. Mainly his Dinosaur, trucks, tractors, and Superheroes and he always comes running up to me to tell me what he's going to go play with. Then I hear "watch mommy, watch", while he makes them do whatever they do.
-He went potty the other day and if it's #2 they yell for us to come wipe them and when I went to wipe him I commented on how messy it was and he said "yeah, it's a sloppy one".
-Last night Chloe started telling us how Connor had pushed a friend at school and at first I thought she was ratting him out. But as her story went on she said the friend hit and pushed her in the grass and Connor pushed the friend back. He was defending her! I don't know the whole story and I think the friend actually pushed Connor too, but brother defended both of them. I was not mad one bit and there was no incident report so I have no idea if anyone got in trouble, but I really don't think I will ever punish either one of them for defending themselves or each other. We even drill this into Connor and we will ask him "What happens if anyone messes with your sister?" and he says "They get a knuckle sandwich!".
It's so hard to really determine who the dominant twin is.  They're personalities are so different.  Connor is quieter and more shy, but he takes care of Chloe and Cooper.  He shares more and seems to follow the rules more and points out to me when he does something good because he wants to make sure I know about it. He also wants me to know when Chloe isn't following the rules and is being bad.
Chloe is more outgoing and doesn't follow any kind of rules.  She is pretty bossy and doesn't really like to share but she seems to follow Connor's lead on what they're playing with at the time.  But on the other hand, she is more likely to go off and play in her room by herself whereas Connor would rather play with her or have her play what he is playing than just playing on his own.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

8 months!

Another month has flown by and Cooper is 8 months!
He is on the go and rarely likes to sit still.
Connor and Chloe aren't too excited about him crawling everywhere because he's into everything they're doing.
But he LOVES them and just wants to be everywhere they are.
We love you Cooper Bennett!