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Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Me Monday

I like this comes from this This is my first shot at this so here goes....

I absolutely did not stay up all day Thanksgiving, eat a kings ransom in turkey and mashed potatoes, and then drag my mom, brother and sister in law out to the Orlando Premium Outlets at midnight to sit in traffic for two hours to park. I most certainly did not then continue to shop with my mom (after above mentioned brother and SIL bailed on us an hour and a half into the expedition) until 6:30am. I then did not get up after two hours of sleep and jump right back in the car with my wonderful, beautiful, resilient mom and continue our shopping spree in Ocala for the next two hours, only to return home to sleep for the 4 hours before getting up with my darling 3 year old.

The cherry on the sundae is that I did not do all of this 7 months pregnant with my 2nd little princess and no Starbucks. That would just be insane and no pregnant woman in her right mind would do such a crazy thing even if it did mean saving hundreds of dollars in sales prices. No way was that me.

There are no pictures, so it had to be someone else.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Princesses, Frogs and Fish!

This past weekend was an eventful one for us, they usually are, but this one was exceptionally fun. We started off the weekend by attending the Georgia Aquarium's promotion of The Princess and the Frog, with Disney. It was princess day so all little girls were encouraged to dress up like the favorite princess. Now seriously who is going to miss that? LOL!!

So we got up bright and early to get properly attired as Sleeping Beauty in all her finery (plus long sleeve shirt, tights and leggings since it was a smidge chilly) and did our hair in a princess bun before topping it all off with a crown. At the aquarium we met up with Mrs. K., A and J, and Mrs. J and Mr. C, M and L. Here is the pretty shot of all of our princesses who happened to find a frog.

Once the frog had hopped away with a cheerful goodbye ribbit, we were on to the fish. This is the big excitement, and a great draw. If you have never been to the Georgia Aquarium I highly recommend it, even in its current state of construction. Just know ahead of time that some of the exhibits including the sea otters an the belugas are closed while they add on the Dolphin exhibit. It is a bit of a bummer, but the large tank is magnificent and awe inspiring with it's many inhabitants including 4 whale sharks and 2 huge Manta Rays.

Look at the size of her compared to the kids. Boogie is 3 feet tall and the ray is easily twice her size. They are amazing.

There are lots of different habitats to see in the aquarium, and its all the better when there are little princesses walking around enjoying the scenery.

There are huge windows all along the big tank where the kids (and Adults) can sit and just watch all the fish swim by.

I think as a frequent visitor Boogie took it upon herself to point out some of the finer points of this particular window area to her best friend L. We see this look at our house quiet often, and it makes me wonder if I don't use it alot. Hhhmmmm...

With one last photo opp out of the way, it was time to head out. This by the way was simply a lucky shot as Boogie can not seem to stand still for longer then about a second, and definitely not for her mommy to take a picture. Luck be a lady!

The princesses needed some fresh air and so we headed to the big open space to run out the rest of that energy.

I was able to snag this cute one of Boogie and A before they headed off to the big field wonderfully placed between the Aquarium and the World of Coke, smart idea guys! Once the grass was reached it was all over from there.

The energy soon started to fade, and before long the princess temper tantrum's set in.

If you are not a parent or you are a soon to be parent the above picture is a sign that it is time to go home. Be forewarned this can happen quickly and in any location. There are a few variations of this pose, but they all mean "It's nap time".

So we said goodbye to the Aquarium and The World of Coke and the other princesses that were striking some of the variations of the above pose and headed back to the car. It was a fabulous day and I think all those involved had a great time.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Exciting Weekend for the Coopers

So its the weekend before Thanksgiving when thoughts of Black Friday Sales are starting to dance in my head, but first we had a couple of big events to get out of the way. I am going to start backwards, since I have those pictures readily available.

Sunday broke as a very very gloomy, cold, blustery,rainy day. Not really something that we are used to here in GA, but having lived in Boston for a couple of years, DH and I can manage we just don't like to. :D However, we couldn't get around leaving the comfy warmth of our cozy house, because we had a date. A date with the 3D/4D ultrasound people to have a look at baby Addison. Not only were we excited but Boogie was beside herself about seeing her baby sissy. :D

I have been hydrating like a fiend for the past 3 weeks to make sure that we got good pictures and praying that Addy wouldn't keep her hands in front of her face the whole time. Well that pray was answered there were no hands to be seen, instead she did this....

Yep those are her cute as a button little muscular legs, smack in front of her cute as a button little face. No hands to be seen anywhere, who says God doesn't have a sense of humor. :D

I have decided that while Boogie may have a future as a Prima Ballerina, Addy is destine for Cirque du Soleil. I mean if I could do this with my legs, I would be making some big bucks.

Yep another look at that beautiful leg. Her toes are pointing to her forehead in case your having a hard time making all of this out. Look at that cute little nose though. :D

Boogie was all snugglie with me on the table and wanted to be close while we looked at Addy. She even sang twinkle twinkle little star to her, and then we got the money shot...

A tiny little smile from sister to sister. Now tell me that is not the cutest little face you have ever seen.
Oh and I found a hand, do you see it? Way up there in the top right hand corner well out of her face, right above her foot. She kept them on top of her head the whole time, hee hee. I'm telling you if I was this flexible I would be rich. :D

So we finally got to see the little one that will be joining our family in February, and she looks like she might be taking after her big sister in the strong willed category, but we just couldn't be happier.

Next up, our Saturday activities, which had to do with fish, frogs and princesses. :D

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy (Soggy) Halloween

Well Halloween 2009 has come and gone, but despite the cold and the rain we had a great time. First up was Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta. Wisely I think they moved it from a night event to a day time event, which was great and the girls loved the animals. :D I loved the fact that Krispy Kreme was there giving out free mini chocolate dipped Halloween sprinkle donuts. Mmmmmm!

Boogie and A loved getting pictures with all the characters.

Note the rain boots, these were not my idea for the costume but they ended up being perfect for this:
Charlotte just had to try them out and they passed the test with flying colors...however the bottom of the paper trick or treat bag did not pass the water test *Sigh*. Thank you Fisher Price for handing out plastic bags. :D

Addison also wanted to get into the Halloween spirit so we donned this festive number for our attempt at a mommy/daughter costume. Can you see the baby skeleton in the belly, the whole thing glowed in the dark, Boogie loved it.

Once we were done at the zoo it was time for a yummy lunch with friends at Steak and Shake and then a rest before the big event. Unfortunately the big event this year meant umbrellas, but lucky for us Nah Nah and Bop were quite prepared for such weather and the night was saved.

Tickle our amazingly tolerant American Bulldog also got to go Trick or Treating in her Halloween costume. I love this dog she is simply fabulous!
The girls had a great time and once we had made it to about 20 houses, decided it was time to call it a night. All in all we walked for about 45 minutes, I can bet you this will be the shortest Trick or Treat we have from here on out. :D

There were plenty of spoils for everyone and the girls got to help Nah Nah hand out candy to the rest of the nights' Trick or Treaters.

Boogie even had a preview for you of next years family costume theme...can you guess what it might be. :D Jon is so excited about this I can hardly explain his enthusiasm to you.

She is already practicing her lines for this one. :D

I think she's could pass for Smitty for Peter Pan in this picture. LOL!!

ARRRG, Hope ye had a Happy Halloween, Maties. ARRG!