Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's Spooky!!

Oh I sure do love Halloween! So does my mom, not as much as Christmas, but it's up there. :) Too bad the weather did not cooperate this year. Woof. My mother's true nature came out this year in her costume...A witch, she's a natural at it. LOL just a joke. She was so funny she couldn't talk with those fake teeth in, but she kept trying. What a silly lady.
I learnt well from my brothers and became a nerd for Halloween. Those of you who attended Bunco this month know the personality that came almost too naturally with this costume. However, I wasn't nearly as lively last night as I was the night of Bunco...maybe it was the weather. woof (again).

At last! My own life size Troll Doll!! It came out perfect (except I wished for better leggings) I realized that Aubri's hair even grows like a real troll doll's, all on top and little around the sides. lol

She loved the jewels on her belly, in fact, by the end of the night she had just about rubbed them off! I even drew 'butt' lines on her bottom. LOL Chandler's idea. Big THANKS go out to Sarah for the cute bow that gave me the inspiration for the rest of the outfit.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend Review

What a great conference weekend! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Anywho, here is a review of Aubri from the weekend. :)

October 2, 2010
I made her cry. Sorry Baby...

October 3, 2010.

Rats nest!

Today, October 4, 2010
I cannot believe it's October already. This coming weekend Chandler and I will be in Las Vegas for a family reunion on his mother's side. I'm excited because I have not met very many people on that side of the family. Maybe I'll get some money on a slot machine....We need it for christmas. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Great Idea!

She is Fantastic. I love her. Her gap teeth are crazy fun.

This next picture gave us an idea for Aubri's halloween costume for this year......

Drumroll please! ......Aubri is going to be my favorite childhood toy, a TROLL DOLL!! LOL it's perfect for her, I'm so excited!!!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 2...

Here she is, bright and early! September 30, 2010. I believe this is a wonderful way to end September. Thank you Aubri Jean, you are amazing.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Welcome to the Hair Show!

Can I just tell you that My Daughter has The BEST hair?!? Well she does, it's crazy, it's wild, it's Au Natural, and it's Fantastic! Especailly in the morning. So, I am going with a suggestion that I blog about it. :)

I am going to take a picture of Aubri every morning and post it for your enjoyment, who knows maybe I'll even post about other stuff too.
So, with no further adeu, I present Aubri Jean Cook....

Oh how I love this girl. She is the best daughter I ever did have. :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tis The Season....

Well, Long time no blog?! First and foremost.....Pvt. Chandler D. Cook will be home on the 18th of December! YAY He has been gone for a total of 159 days (as of today) with only 12 more days to go! I am inviting everyone to the airport WITH the stipulation that I get to hug him first! lol
Chandler is getting a medical discharge from the Army Reserves because of problems with his knee. A discharge can take up to 3 months to complete and Chandler's discharge started at the end of October, so he will have to go back for a couple weeks in January. It has been crazy back and forth on weather or not he would even be able to come home for the Christmas exodus. Then last week he called me on Monday and asked me if I had bought his airplane ticket yet, I hadn't so he told me not to because they were going to try to finish all his paperwork before exodus, so then he would be able to just come home for good AND the Army would pay for that airplane ticket! THEN the next day he called me in the morning and said "I need you to buy my plane ticket now, I have to have my itinerary in like an hour or I don't get to come home for Christmas" OH man. It's crazyness. But I got it and he will be home soon! I'm excited.Other than counting down the days till Chandler gets home, Aubri and I have been enjoying the short-lived fall weather. We have tons of leaves in out back yard so we finally went out and played in them. I raked up a couple piles and Aubri thought that was just the coolest thing ever. She would stand at the edge of the pile and then just fall forward! lol I thought you had to be shown that jumping in leaves was fun, but I guess not, she just knew!

Oh man, Halloween was fun this year. Trish the amazing woman that she is made this adorable Rainbow Bright costume for Aubri and I LOVE IT! I went with my two friends to the mall for trick or treating but all the stores were out of candy! Lame! So instead we went to a trunk or treat at my mom's ward. that was fun, but got cold fast. Aubri got the hang of picking out her treat and putting it in her bag, it was so cute!

Of course we have been enjoying the football games this year as well. Aubri loves going and she does really well! She gets freaked out when the stadium erupts in cheering and she would run and scramble to my lap, but after a second she would join in. it was so stinkin' cute.

Finally! Christmas is coming and Fast! I'm excited except I haven't bought many presents yet, so I have a lot of shopping to do. I need to be like Trish and start early, I just never think of it....
Oh, the cutest thing ever! While I was putting the lights on the Christmas Tree Aubri was checking it all out and all of the sudden she points to a light and says "hot" and blows on it, then goes to another, "hot" blow, she did it for about 10 minutes hahahaha it was so funny. I don't know what made her decide they were hot, but she took care of it and blew on them all. She is so funny and you can totally tell she has a personality of her own.

Aubri is getting so big. She knows just about everything on the face (eyes, nose, ears, hair, cheeks, chin, and we are working on forehead) She LOVES her cousins and can say all their names (Jayci, Kay-Ki for KK, Keija, Babee for Gabe, Lexi) she says Grandpa and Mama for grandma, chandler's parents she calls Lola and Papa. She says Up and Down and knows what they mean, her please is the cutest thing I have ever heard, she scrunches up her shoulders and says (in a really high voice) peeeeeeeaaaas! I'm going to have to get it on camera soon. She LOVES to dance! During conference she even danced to the tabernacle choir. hahaha I did get that on my phone camera. She said her first sentence (which I missed) she was at Michael's house and was in a high chair and I guess she wanted out so she said "let me out!" she only said it like 3 times and hasn't said it since. she does say things like "thas cute", "whats dat". Oh, and she is the biggest teaser I have ever met. and I thought I was bad. she thinks she is soooo funny and I agree with her. All I can think is "Chandler is going to have so much fun with her" she has changed soo much since he left, it's amazing.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's been a while...

Yes, I realize that I have not posted in a while, just sooo much going on.

Update on my soldier. His ACL in not torn! Yay!!! BUT his meniscus is torn and he has bone, now we wait until he talks to the surgeon on the 18th-ish. I don't think he will need surgery but it is always a possibility I guess. So, we basically don't have a clue when he will be home...yet. The other day Chandler and I got to talk on the phone for 30 minutes!! Waa Hoo, I couldn't believe it! Usually our conversations are only 2 1/2 minutes, that's hardly enough time to say Hello, how are you, I love you, goodbye. Last wednesday we talked and he said he was excited for the weekend because he was going to have a 4-day weekend and the drill sargent said they all were going to the movies ("an actual movie theater") and they would get pizza too, lol the things that get you excited when you don't get to do ANYTHING! However, yesterday we got to talk for a minute and he said that the drill sargent had changed his mind and only a couple guys got to go to the movies and Chandler had to help with the pizza so by the time he got to eat it was cold and not that great. It was sad. The rise of hopes and the smashing of them happens a lot at BCT. I have not talked to him yet today, but I am still hoping I will be able to. Today the missionaries on the base took a picture of Chandler and some other soldiers and emailed it to me. I am sorry but I laughed, he warned me about his glasses (they call them birth control glasses LOL) I couldnt imagine him without hair and now I know why, He looks totally different!
If you can't recognize him, he is the one on the far right. I told him to take a poicture without the glasses too, he looks so different with them on, it kills me! I don't know the names of the guys with him, but I know they have become friends. When Chandler first got to the base he was the only one going to church out of his platoon, since then he has gotten several guys to go to church with him and one of them is thinking about getting baptized. I am so proud of him.

As for Aubri and I, we have just been doing the same ol' same ol'. I work and she grows. I just bought her forward facing car seat and she LOVES it!! I knew she would. She loves to look out the windows and when she sees me in the rear-view mirror she laughs and laughs. I am so happy I got it. I have been scrapbooking my brains out! I love it so much! I just feel so good when a page is done and it looks sooooo cute! lol, is that weird? I also have been working on stuff for the 65th, and am having a blast. My mom is soooooooooo excited to be going to Hawaii on the 11th (yes, she is flying on 9-11) She will be there for a week and I am totally jealous! If Chandler were here we would be going....

I better go clean my house!