Tuesday, August 30, 2011

boys and their toys

The most recent toy we've come to enjoy in the Copelin house is the helicopter. Complete with remote control and all. Kass has had it for a couple of years but we've just recently taken it down from the top shelf of the closet. Because a certain little boy spotted it and won't stop talking about it. Last Friday, the boys took it out in the backyard and had a blast. And Daddy even let his little sidekick do the controllin'. The helicopter endured lots of crashes. But produced many smiles for the little guy and us too!

And when it was time to put it away, this is the face we got. That's enough to make you just want to give it back. Yep, he sure does know how to work it!

Luckily, for now, I have him convinced that Mama doesn't know how to fly it so we have to wait till Daddy gets home. We'll see how long that lasts!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cowboys and Broncos

Two of our favorite NFL teams. One because we're Texans and the other 'cause we HEART Denver! We got to see both teams in action at Cowboys Stadium last night. My first time to the stadium. Impression...it's magnificent to say the least! Pictures don't do it justice.

Great game. Or so I have read. You see, we ALL went. Which means Kass and I didn't watch much of the game nor did we stay till the end to see the amazing win by the Cowboys. It's a little nerve wrecking taking a 21 month old who is so darn independent to an event that big. But absolutely worth it to see the huge smile on his face when the crowd got wild during the game. To see him get so excited when everyone else did (even though he had no idea what he was so excited about). That was the best part of it all! The innocence.

Yep, pretty sure we'd do it again. Just to see this smile. Maybe not on a Thursday night, but definitely again!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the sweetest thing

As I am finishing up laundry last night, I hear, "hit the ball", "hit the ball" coming from Kaden's room. Mind you, Daddy put him to bed about 30 minutes earlier. I check the monitor and he's sound asleep. All I can think is that he must have been dreamin' of his Daddy playing ball. Brings the biggest smile to my face...such a sweet little thing!

One of my favorite times to spend with Kaden is in the morning. It's just the 2 of us. He drinks his milk. I drink my coffee. Side by side on the couch. Lately, one of the sweetest sounds to my ears is, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy". As in come get me out of bed. I'm done sleeping. I'm ready for my morning milk. And I'm ready to play.

I guess I'm not Mama anymore. Somewhere in the last month, he has picked up that I am his Mommy. Not gonna lie...I love it. Not sure who to thank, the childcare at the gym or his older friends in the neighborhood. But thanks. It makes my heart happy.

Something else that makes me happy...seeing this crazy head of hair on this sweet lil' thing in the mornin'. Yes. I am aware that it's long. And if I wasn't, trust me, there are plenty of people that remind me of this. I'm just not ready to let go of that sweet baby with those beautiful locks. So I'm just going to enjoy it while it lasts. I know he won't have those locks forever...

Just as quickly as he can be the sweetest thing, he can do a 180 and test every limit. Like this morning when I found this hot rod in the toilet. Just seconds after I warned him not to.

And I find this tractor on an end table when he knows it shouldn't be there. May not seem like a big deal to most but when he starts driving the tractor and scratching the table, this Mommy isn't happy. Boundaries. He tests them. Every single day.

And then, I'll find him sitting ever so quietly on the couch, feeding his bear a bottle. The sweetest thing. That I'm so blessed to call mine.