Thursday, April 29, 2010

Laughter is the BEST medicine

Just wanted to note a STRANGE phenomenon in our house lately. Since Cohen was born we have had NO illness. Now I know that I'm probably jinxing myself and I'm sure it has something to do with no daycare...but it is really nice! And I think that part of it is the constant hilarity around here. See Cohen's new beautiful smile for proof that we spend a lot of the day just laughing!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Can you tell who is who?

I thought these pictures are a pretty good match in age and activity so can you tell which brother is which?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dallas Children's Museum

We had a very eventful day today! Cory was given some tickets to the NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway today so the boys and I decided to go on our own outing. We went straight from church to the Vanderlick's house to meet up with Tatum and Peyton (Tim was with Cory). After naptime, we all loaded up and headed to the Dallas Children's Museum in Fair Park. Cohen enjoyed a very nice, uninterrupted nap in the stroller while Cole and Peyton ran all around the exhibits. They especially enjoyed the firetruck jungle gym, the water table (big mess - you guys know Cole and water), the farm exhibit, and the aquarium (full of snakes, turtles, fish, etc.). We had a great time, thanks Tatum for the idea! Unfortunately I forgot my camera and Tatum took hers but left the memory card at home. So we got NO pictures! So I'm just posting random pictures b/c people complain if I post without pictures!

Cole helping me with Cranberry muffins - he LOVES to help with baking!

Cohen trying hard to sleep through the mayhem!

Cohen Bennett

Up to this point my blog has been pretty quiet on the subject of Cohen Bennett. That is only due to the fact that life with "two under two" does not allow for a lot of computer time! But "blog silence" generally means "life loudness" so here's the latest on Cohen.

First, he is seven weeks old today! Yay! He is the perfect baby.....that's right....I've had two perfect babies! Lucky girl am I and yes, I've considered being a surragate for hire. He is already sleeping 4 to 5 hours at a time. He is awake and alert during the day, smiling and cooing at his big brother. He receives SEVERAL smacks, eye pokes, paci hijacks a day from Cole and rarely puts up a fuss. He is very snuggly and starting to be quite talkative, loves baths and being outside (good thing b/c Cole won't stay indoors at all anymore). I will admit that when something does upset him, he will let you know! In a very long and loud way! I attribute that to being the second child - you have to pick your battles so when you do pick one, its important to stage it appropriately! But I tell him that I understand and that despite certain disadvantages (like not having the dexterity to defend your paci against your older brother when you REALLY need it), second in line is a good place to be!
As of today, he is about 12 pounds 15 ounces and I can't tell how long b/c he's too long for my scale. He had his first road trip last week to OKC. And his next one is planned for next week - to Houston.

Ok, I think that covers the basics - enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blog Vacation

I've been on a bit of a, not a trip, a vacation. A "blogging hiatus" if you will. It was sort of unintentional but things have gotten a little crazy around here. So what did I miss? Well, Christmas for starters. Then January which included a last minute babymoon to Las Vegas. Then busy season. Then the birth of Cohen on March 1st. And then the subseqent five weeks of life with 2 under 2!

So I know that's a lot to try to catch up on but I'm just going to give it a shot over the next few weeks. I'll try to include lots of pictures and fun baby Hohweiler anecdotes. According to my BIL I'll have to win back my loyal blog readers who have given up that I'd ever have a new post. But I'm pretty sure a call to immediate family to alert them to my return would do the trick!

So this is for Jarrod - I'm back from my sebatical - and I've got twice the baby news now so get ready for some serious blogging!