Monday, November 28, 2011


A long long time ago, Uncle Evan and Aunt Amy gave us this awesome slide, and finally Mommy and Daddy let us play on it. Ok...that's not true. It's been put together for almost as long as we've had it, but we just haven't been big enough to really enjoy it. But not anymore! Me, Coopy? I'm king of the slide!

Even Ella knows who's the boss.

I can even climb it by myself and everything.

It's kind of the greatest toy ever.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I bet you thought I'd be blogging all about Thanksgiving, and how much more fun it was than last year because me and Coopy got to eat all the yummy good food this time. Well, you were wrong. Instead, I'm going to spend this blog telling you all about how getting molars SUCKS! I know, Mommy and Daddy don't want me to have a potty mouth, and I know the "s-word" is a bad one, but Mommy said this post was the ONE exception...I don't have the heart to tell her that exceptions are usually broken. :-) Anyway, me and Mommy and Daddy and Coopy, we all went to Norfolk for Thanksgiving, and we were pretty excited. See, we were going to have "Jeff Day" (Daddy's favorite "holiday"), and then Thanksgiving dinner, and then we were going to get to go to a Husker game and get our very own tickets! And then we were supposed to hang out with Cousin Carly and her friend Lauren while Mommy and Daddy went to a wedding. Guess how much of that actually happened? Um...yeah. You see, me Eloise, I'm getting molars...all of them...all at once. AND, I'm getting another plain old regular bottom tooth too! I have NOT had a very good week, see?

This is me on Thanksgiving day, clearly I was not at my best. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Our drive down Tuesday was pretty fun. Mommy found these awesome books for us and we read after our nap and snack.

Then when we got to town, our cousins Maggie and Gracie, and their mommy and daddy Aunt Julie and Uncle Arnie came over for dinner and we celebrated "Jeff Day", which is really just Daddy's way of saying Gramma makes him is favorite meal. We liked the cheesy potatoes best. After dinner, we cousins all played nicely together. We even let the adults take some pictures.

By the time Thursday and Thanksgiving dinner came around, I was feeling pretty crummy. I don't think Gramma appreciated the fact that Coopy and I would've rather pushed our food around and drank from our Husker sippys than eaten her yummy dinner.

Then Friday, we were supposed to go to the Husker football game, but Daddy got sick! We were pretty disappointed, so we spent the day ripping up one of Pops' magazines while Daddy napped.

When he woke up, he was feeling a little better and since he felt so bad that he made us miss the game, he shared his Chex Mix with us.

Fortunately we love it as much as he does. You know what else we love? Day AFTER Thanksgiving dinner. It's delicious!

Then today, before we went home, we decided to be nice and pose for some pictures with Gramma,

and Maggie, Daddy and Uncle Arnie.

When Maggie wanted a picture with just the two of us, we (and by "we", I clearly mean "I") decided it was time to go.

Daddy says we weren't even out of Norfolk before we were fast asleep.

Even though molars suck (see Mom...told you I'd break the exception!), we still had a pretty good Thanksgiving. :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011


I'm a very smart and advanced toddler. They might be Coopy's, and I might not know exactly how to put them on...but I know where my shoes go!


Want a kiss?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Daddy's birthday

Happy Birthday Daddy! Despite the Husker loss, we tried to make it a great birthday for him. We had birthday donuts,

and a birthday cake,

and the Bamseys came over! We had so much fun playing with them! We played ball popper,

and Millie read to me.

It was so much fun we almost forgot the game was on! We can't wait to play again soon! And we hope Daddy had the best birthday yet! We made sure to look extra cute...because that helps you know.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Lots of stuff's been going on in our house lately. Want me to catch you up? OK! Well, first of all, Ella is FINALLY walking! Yeah, I know I shouldn't be excited about that, but Mommy and Daddy are, so I guess I have to be too. At least I'm still faster and better at it than she is though...that way I can get away when she decides to use me as her punching bag.

She's also been getting into the puppy's stuff lately...

apparently Mommy doesn't feed her enough. Not me Coopy, I'm a perfectly good toddler. I listen all the time just like I'm supposed to, and I'm really good at playing alone...especially with my ball popper.

I'm also a really good kisser.

Even if Mommy's not the best self-photographer.

Monday, November 14, 2011


We think we're pretty creative babies. I mean, we make up lots of games and can play nicely together for what I'm sure is hours...although Mommy and Daddy say is really only like 10 minutes. And we even like to do other creative things, like sing, and dance, and paint. We're becoming pretty good painters. Today, we decided we wanted to try another medium to express our creative side...CRAYONS!

We didn't color much...

but they sure tasted good!

Friday, November 11, 2011


I'm ready for the snow...are you?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

For Juj...

Look Juj!! I make that face all the time too!


Sometimes things get a little crazy when Daddy's out of town for a few nights...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pre-gaming at home

Sometimes, when the whole family is home, we like to get ready for the game in style. First, I have to make sure to catch up on my predictions.

Good thing I'm such a good blackberry typer. Then we have to practice our "game faces".

And since I'm a cheerleader, I have to practice my tosses with my teammates.

When we're done practicing, we get to play on the couch. It's super fun. Coopy really likes to crawl and jump on it.

Then sometimes, just for good measure, Coopy kisses the dog.

She only kind of likes it.