Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Education of Chloe Elizabeth Cooper

Here is Chloe reading a book peacefully, learning about the world...

uh oh....Chloe does not like, nor does she agree with how GiGi does her hair, nor that she has so much hair compared to Chloe.....

Chloe, voicing her opinion on GiGi to her MiMi. This does not look like it is going to end well......

Oh SNAP! Chloe has a patented meltdown, complete with facial expression that no one has seen since the Reagan administration was in office

Chloe, the aftermath. Confused, tired, hungry, and in need of a diaper change and nap. Just another day in the life of Chloe E. Cooper

3+ Months (aka Sorry it has been so long!)

I apologize for taking so long to post a blog. It seems like every time I have gone to post one, something has come up. So, I will attempt to post some pictures every week, even if nothing is said. However, since I haven't said anything in a while....

The babies are doing GREAT! All are growing a ton and are settling into somewhat of a routine (even though it seems the routine changes daily). Don't tell the babies I said this, but this past week, they started sleeping until past 4am a few times (they actually made it until 5am one morning, when Kristen suddenly woke up, realized they were still asleep, panicked that they were dead, and woke them all up....CRAZY!) So things are starting to settle down...a little.

It never ceases to amaze me the orchestrated chaos that we live in, and the way that Kristen conducts it. It is truly amazing. Going to Costco today could have been a disaster. However, with all the routines that are in place, it wasn't too bad, and we actually had a little bit of energy upon returning.

So, here are some pics. I will post again with some of the funniest Chloe pics you have ever seen. CIAO. (Yes that is Jack saying that he needs a little more formula, or he will eat his hand, as he did in the next picture)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 3rd =.....ANNIVERSARY!

Sorry, no pictures today (boooooooo!). Yeah, yeah, I know. And the babies are getting so big. We found out in the last week that the babies have gained about a pound and a half in two weeks. Luke and Chloe are right at 11.5 pounds, and Jack is over 11 pounds. The steroids, creatine, and beaver tranquilizer the babies are taking is really working. (Just kidding).

So today is Kristen and my's (is that a word?) 6th anniversary. My, what a difference a year makes. Last year, it was just the two of us, having a great time at the Ritz Carlton outside of Atlanta (where we stayed after we got married 6 years ago), lounging by the pool and talking about what it would be like to have a family (one baby at a time) in our picture. Guess that got BLOWN up, eh? Just for clarification: as I write this, there are 3 babies, maybe sleeping, upstairs in their cribs. I still shake my head every time I think about this. Side note: Kristen is going nuts with all the fire works going off as they may wake the babies; don't think the 4th of July is her favorite holiday this year.

So, since I have been drinking a little wine on our anniversary, funny story time. Setting: Ritz Carlton, last anniversary. We were having a GREAT time. The Ritz puts on a fantastic fire works display at night for all the patrons, and even those that want to come in off the grounds. Over dinner, the concert, and fireworks, I had a little wine. Before this, however, I thought I was slick (and romantical) and had set up champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be in our room, as well as rose petals scattered about. Well, we got back to the room (with a few glasses of wine in us, mind you) after the incredible fire works display to tip still sitting on the bed and nothing delivered! I was hot! So, being calm and cool mannered as I usually am, I called down to the front desk MAD! But nothing came out right. Instead of telling them what happened and what I expected, all I could yell was, "YOU DIDN'T DELIVER MY STRAWBERRY COVERED ROSES!" According to Kristen, when I was questioned about this, I repeated this a couple of times. (They finally got the hint and took care of it, strawberry covered roses and all). Good times!

I wouldn't have drawn up the script that has been written a year ago, but I wouldn't change it for the world either. Jack, Chloe and Lucas have overtaken my world. And I couldn't be prouder of Kristen for how she has handled the whole thing and made it work, from the extended hospital stay to taking care of the little ones every day. Incredible. Happy anniversary babe. And Happy Independence Day, people.