After birthdays..

Karina loved her birthday gifts! She and I have worked on the sewing cards Grandma sent...of course she wants to do it all by herself. Grandma Hoff made her a book of buttons, zippers, etc and she LOVES to work on it. Cooper actually likes it too! She was working on the zipper page of the book with Jason and got so excited that she could zip it all by herself. Cooper has really begun to play with cars he was given for his birthday. He gets SO mad if he can't make it roll and throws a pure tantrum! He is better at tantrums than Karina every was! He has also gotten aggressive with Karina. He loves hitting her and pulling her hair. Of course she is becoming a typical girl and is so DRAMATIC when he does this. She boo-hoos like she never did it to him.

I took Cooper for his evaluation for his circumcision. They scheduled it for Oct. 5th but not sure what time. Jason isn't sure if he can take time off work that day, so my niece is going to make sure to be here by Wed. night. He could be the first surgery at 6:00 am so we will have to be there at 4:30. I really hate this for him. The doctor said he would be in a fair amount of pain afterwards.

Both have had really bad colds the past week which they gave to us. Cooper hasn't been sleeping well with his. We bought humidifiers for both rooms and rub them down with Vicks at night. I hope this isn't a sign for this winter.

Pre-school is going well for both. Cooper colored his first picture Tuesday! Karina's teacher said she was so well behaved. I took Cookies to her school for her birthday and she didn't like that the other children in her class wanted me to hold them.

Cooper still isn't walking. He is using any and everything to help him walk. I really hope he is walking prior to our beach trip. His new things are: giving kisses ...I see him crawling over to hoops and giving him kisses too! Saying "tractor", "oh-uh" and he is into throwing things.


where did the energy go?

Seems like I just don't seem to have the energy I used too (wonder why?) They have started pre-school. Karina was so excited about her Winnie the Poohbackpack. Karina seems to love going. Her teacher says she smiles and shares with all the children. Cooper has cried everyday. They said he did better Thursday. BUT...he cries here all the time now too. He wants to be held constantly. Jason and I just don't know what to do because nothing seems to make him happy. His teachers at school said he will get more comfortable at school each day he came. Cooper has been like this at home for about a month now! He is trying hard to start talking....he says "ah-oh" and ruf-ruf now. I swear he tries to say "tractor" in the car when Karina does. He still isn't walking..but wants too. He uses that little walker car thing to go everywhere in the house. He is so funny turning it! and boy does he get MAD if something gets in his way.Karina is doing good. she is also trying so hard to add vocabulary. We gave her an outfit for her American Girl Bitty Baby. She LOVES it. It is the little birthday dress, bloomer, hat and shoes. She has been pretty independent lately except in the evenings. They both go into a full force "I want to be held mode" right at 4:30! I got the invitations for the Baptism. I just havent'had the time to print and mail yet. Then I am going to start looking for outfits for them. So far the days they have been in school I have had doctor apt.etc.

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Stuttgart, Germany, Germany
We are living as non-military expats for a second time in Stuttgart Germany. The first time, we moved from Alabama to Stuttgart, Germany in December 2010 for three years and now are back after six years.. This is a great adventure for our whole family that we enjoy sharing.