Monday, October 29, 2007

Calling all toothfairies

Well folks, it's official. Bailey has lost her first front tooth. That makes 3 this year! Holy Cow!

Here she is today. It was very loose so she set out on a mission

Biting on an apple wasn't as successful as imagined. It hurt but was a brave effort. We finally resorted to dental floss tied around it and shimmied back and forth, and vuala! Out it popped.

ahhh... the awkward toothless phase has only just begun. It wasn't so bad when the bottom two came out. That front tooth is a little traumatic though. Great Job Bailey! You were so brave! I love you!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Super saturday

Our ward had Super Saturday on the 20th. I made this magnet board, and magnets. They are super easy to make and Cute huh?

One of the bad things about moving elsewhere. Bugs. What the heck is this? All I have to say is Gross. Where are the bugs I know? I like the bugs I know. I know it is only Idaho and not africa or something, but this bug is not a spider, but looks like one and has wings and spots.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

sweet tooth

So, it has been a stressful couple of weeks for us, and Chris has a contract to finish a job in ten days, thus, had to work the first Sunday since our moving out here. So of course, I skipped church because although I may have braved it in Washington before Carter was mobile, I have surrendered to the facts that yes, my children are unruly and I am willing to be annoyed with the unruliness of it all in the comfort of my own home, minus the 2 hour rush and painstaking effort of getting ready and to church on time; minus the blood sweat and tears inflicted by high heels toting a 25 pound-can't-stay-still-for-one-minute 16 month old, minus the irritation and headache caused by a 4 year old who will remained nameless.

I feel justified if you can't tell.

But to tell you the truth, things have been stressful for the Cook family the past couple of weeks, and my normal routine has felt impossible to accomplish. Just couldn't do it. The past two weeks, I haven't worked out. I haven't gone to bed at the time I tell myself I should in order to wake up for said workout. I have even broke the cardinal rule of no food after established time in the evening and have found myself eating zoned out in front of the DVR.

And I woke up this morning in need of comfort. And what says come on over for some comfort more than some chocolate chip cookies? Well, if you have been to my house you would know the Cook's bake chocolate cookies on a regular basis. They are pretty much a staple at our house. Milk, eggs, cereal, chocolate chips. Staple.

So all day, in the back of my mind, the cookies were literally beckoning. And by this afternoon, I had finally talked myself into baking a healthier version - oatmeal raisin. They are at least a little healthy right? So I whipped em up at nap time.

A word to the wise. Don't make cookies with unsalted butter. They are barf.

oh well, I guess I really didn't need cookies anyway.

Did I mention Carter is driving me CRAZY?

Yes, he can now climb up on our kitchen table. His most joyous accomplishment to date. He is so proud of himself. He annoyingly scoots out all of the chairs across the house and climbs up on whatever else he can get on as well. Did I mention one of my pet peeves is when the kids leave the chairs scooted out from the table? Well it is. It looks so messy. Yes I know there is macaroni under the table but the chairs being visually askew is SO annoying. I am re scooting them in after the craft making child all the live long day. Now I am having to accept this from yet another child. Did I mention I am developing a twitch?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I'm back!

Hello friends - I am blogging again. I am a little unfamiliar with this new site, so work with me here as I post from now on. Yes, it is time to return to share all about my family and my life. Some of my great friends have gotten cute new sites and inspired me, and it has been well over a year now since I have posted, and figured it was time to return.

This is us in a nutshell: There is me - Jenny Cook a 28 year old mom of 3 hilarious children. Bailey - 5, Jacob - 4, and Carter 16 months. I got married to the handsomest guy around - Chris aka "the professional" in 2000 and we have been through alot in our 7.5 years together. 3 kids, 4 miscarriages, 5 jobs,6 homes, and moved our family a heck of a long ways from where we once called home in Everett Washington. We now reside in a small town in Idaho and sometimes wonder just how in the world we ended up moving from a big city to a small farming community with neighbors that have cows. (pee-yew)

I have the best husband around. Not to brag or anything. He is tall dark and handsome, and we joke that he is "the professional" because it seems as far as handy work goes he can and has done just about everything. He just turned 30 this year. All joking aside, I really feel like I am one of the lucky girls. He helps me wherever I need help. It just seems he gets better every year. He is a great husband, a really fun Dad, and one of the hardest working guys I have ever met. And yes, every once in a while I still get butterflies in my stomache when I am with him. Who could ask for anything better?

Bailey is our angelic child. Thank goodness she got to our family first! She is kind and gentle, eager to please and loves all things girly, adventurous and crafty. She started kindergarten this year and is lovin it!

Jacob is in a nutshell, a troublemaker. He is very sneaky, and likes to cause trouble, but will do just about anything to get you to laugh - and yes we usually do when it comes down to it. He is hilarious and silly, but hates all things adventurous and is very cautious. We just barely got the kid to finally sit on a swing. He has moments that I truly think he is the sweetest boy around, and is just dying for praise and approval. I love this kid.

Carter is our little tank. He has the chubbiet cheeks of all my children and has a get out of my way attitude. The kid can push Bailey and Jake out of the way if they are in between him and a cookie. He is my first child that likes to climb things and is driving me crazy. He gets into everything. I have locks and gates all over the house, but he still manages to scale the gates and pick the locks. He is very sweet and silly, and we love the chub outa him.

And then there is me. I am a girl with 6 brothers. I'm not interested in gossip or playing cruel games the way alot of women do. I love how men get mad, then get over it. I prefer to talk about the problem however, then find a solution. I am living the life I always wanted. I dreamt of being a mom, and although it has it's hard days, I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. (except for the daily longing for adult conversation and time out with my girlfriends and husband of course.) But I am doing what I always dreamed of and that makes me happy. Did I ever guess my life would be like it is at this point in time? No way. I never thought we would live where we do, have the profession Chris does, and I could never imagine what life with 3 little kids would be like either. A 3 ring circus most days.

Although I love my life, it has actually been the hardest year of my life so far. Sometimes I have actually thought I wouldn't survive it. But here I am still breathing in and out, and yes I am a survivor. This entry is long enough and sometime I will feel inclined to share some more.

So here we are - the little Cook clan. We are a young family on an new life adventure, just trying to do our best and figure it all out. Until next time...

us in a nutshell