Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coop Can Almost Speak English...

Our little coop has been working on his vocab and here are a few things he can say...

Pitt - EE - Poo = peek-a-boo (obviously)

Pie - Yo = Flower, grass and on special occasions trees

pem = pet him... referring to any animal he sees or even hairy people get the pem

milt = milk...I don't have the heart to tell him its a k not a t.

saw = chase...which is better than at the beginning when chase was the same word as cheese and geese.

beep, beep = which means put my milk in the microwave because I like it warm!

fip - fop = flip flop of course which is just in time for summer :)

Pee = please

diaper = diaper

diaper = sprinkler... so it makes our walks interesting when he is pointing at peoples sprinkers saying diaper

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Best vacation ever! Seriuosly! We had a Christensen family reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and I loved every minute of it! Once we knew it would take 21 hours to drive we did what any normal parent would do...drove to Best Buy and bought a DVD player to go on the back of our headrests for the kids. Great idea right? thats what we thought... until we found that Cooper had a better time seeing how many fruit snacks he could stick to the screen than letting baby einstein teach him his shapes and colors. All in all the road trip was fun. Once we got there we spent our days on the beach. After a few days of basking in the sun nonstop we starting feeling guilty like maybe we should introduce the kids to more than just sand...that was Brandons idea...I was good with just the we went to the Wright Brothers Museum.

The kids loved it as you can tell from Chases face and we got quite the calve workout climbing up to the memorial...thanks wright brothers for making your starting point so dang high!!!

Cooper learned about kites and sand crabs and Chase learned that the sand tastes just as good as the baby food his parents give him.

We ate delicious crab with Chad and Lisa and scarfed down Duck Doughnuts AKA the best doughnuts money can buy!!! Shout outs...Lisa Christensen you are the best freakin' photographer ever!!! thanks for taking the time!!! Mike and Denise...loved the location loved the guys are the best In-Laws a girl could have!!!

I am a Capricorn and I like rocky road ice cream and long walks on the beach...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

dawn does des moines

When you have had it with the midwest and you are going to scream if you see another corn field your best friend comes to town and makes everything okay! Dawn flew into Chicago where I picked her and her two hot girls up and we did what any normal human would do after an entire day of traveling for her and a 5 hour drive for me... head to IKEA! After a hot new spice rack, rugs and a clock we headed home where we relaxed the next several days. We went to the Blank Zoo where the kids had a freakin' blast!

At the zoo with the Giraffes...apparently Brandon was about their same height!

The boys loved the petting zoo and even though this cow was plastic they didn't seem to mind!

I'm pretty sure there were monkeys behind us at some point...playing hard to get in the photo...

We went to a water park and we did our best to perfect our tans! Dawn and Brandon cheered me on after I finished my 20K (12.4 miles)called the Dam to Dam! It was such a great time! Though I have no photographic proof I promise Dawn was here! AND I LOVED