Saturday, July 23, 2011

Big boy bed

We decided to move Cohen to his "big boy bed" this week.  Even though he just turned 2 in May, he's been in a toddler bed for about 5 months now because he started climbing out of his crib around 21 months.  We were going to move him to a big bed when we move (whenever that may be?!) so I wanted to go ahead and do it before we move so there is not so much change all at once with a new house, new room and a new bed.  He has done great in his big bed this week and seems to be sleeping a little better and longer in the morning!  He is starting to wake up in the the 6:00 hour instead of the 5:00 hour!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer fun!

Here are a few of the things we have been doing this summer....

Back in May, some of our of friends (Adam's college friends) hosted a little reunion at their house.  They rented an inflatable water slide for the kids, we grilled out and just had a great time hanging out and watching the kids play.  These are some of our closest friends and we always love getting together with them.  (Thanks Maggie for the pictures !)
Marley and Cohen

Cohen and Colt (and I think Sam's back?)

Adam and Sam

Cohen, Campbell and Marley

The girls and some of the kiddos!

Cohen got a new "Little Tikes" table for his birthday from his Mimi and Pops and he loves it!  He wants to eat breakfast every morning outside (at 5:45 am?!).

One of his favorite things to do is "call" Mimi and Pops and talk to them on the phone.

He finally started drinking out of a "big boy cup" without spilling his drink which was a big accomplishment :)

And he learned how to ride his tricycle this summer.  At first he just did the "Fred Flinstone" method with his feet, but quickly learned to pedal and can now almost make it around the block.  I just usually end up carrying the tricycle back to the house ;)

We went to my parent's house for the 4th of July to visit with family and out of town friends.  Cohen didn't want to swim the first day and only wanted to play on the stairs of the pool.  By the second day he was jumping off the diving board and swimming from one end of the pool to the other with his swimmies on, thanks to his Aunt Lorra and Uncle Ben!

Cohen and Uncle Ben

Cohen, Marley and Colt

Cohen loves playing with his friends Regan and Jack and always asks about them!
Cohen, Regan and Jack

Adam decided it would be fun if we started camping with Cohen so he bought a tent and all the required camping gear he didn't already have.  So for a trial run Adam and Cohen camped out in the backyard one night.  Cohen thought it was the best idea ever and had a great time.  He slept all night with no problem!  Now the next time they go camping I will be included and it will be at a campground.  For those of you who don't know me well, that's a pretty big deal since I have never slept in a tent outside of someone's backyard and probably never made it through the entire night without going inside.  I'm definitely up for the while camping experience, especially if I get to do it with my boys!!

Cohen LOVES the playground and we go almost everyday.  He is such a climber and loves to slide.  The child has no fear and climbs on equipment made for children much older than him.  I don't want him to be scared, but being a PT I do get a little nervous watching him sometimes!

There is a small water park locally that we go to sometimes and Cohen absolutely loves it!  It has a big splash area for smaller child to climb, run and play and he has a blast!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Medical board rating!!

Adam got his Army medical board rating back a few weeks ago and it was what we were hoping for--so much of our stress was relieved!  However, then he started the retirement process which is an entire new ordeal, but at least we are headed in the right direction and moving on with our lives.  We have had to make a lot of decisions the past couple of weeks that will effect the rest of our lives, and more decisions to come--just a little more stress!  I would go into more detail about everything but I wouldn't even know where to start or how to explain everything.  Honestly, I don't know if I understand it all myself!  I'm just so thankful that Adam is at a place now where he can take care of all the paperwork, dates, finances, etc.  So many answered prayers over the past 2 years (almost) now!  Basically Adam will be retiring at the end of September!  I cannot believe the time for his retirement is actually almost here.  After so many months of being hospitalized, going to therapy and waiting on the medical board process, the time has finally come.  Adam and I are both very excited to be moving on with our lives but I know that I am also sad to be leaving the Army.  Sounds kind of strange after what we have been through but there is some kind of security with military life. 

We have also been busy doing other fun "summer things" the past couple of months.  I am hoping to have some time in the next week to post some pictures......