Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cake Festivities!

And I'm..... done with cake.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Birthday our little Anders! What a year it has been! From a jaundiced little preemie to a big healthy one year old. We are so thankful for every moment we have had this year with you!

Monday, June 18, 2007

We had an extremely busy weekend ending with a very nice evening at my parents house for a bar-b-Q last night. Anders was a total trooper through hours of driving and missing naps and going to bed late.
On Saturday night we drove out to Simi Valley to visit some good friends that are about to become parents any day. We wanted to see them before the craziness began. We got home around 11:30 and then got up early to drive out to Malibu for church. Going to church with Chris has been quite an event because we have to leave an hour before we need to be there and we need to be there about two hours before church starts so that he can set up the sound stage and work with the musicians and such. There is no nursery care so most of the service I am pacing around the building trying to find something for Anders to do. Anyways Sundays are always a production and yesterday was no exception. We were home for a couple of hours and then headed over to my folks house for a birthday/fathers day dinner. I turned 31 yesterday so I got to request the menu as is the Cox family custom. I chose barbecued ribs. Yum!
I found a horribly bright orange shirt that said "Worlds Greatest Dad" on it so Chris indulged me and wore it to dinner. =0)
Lately Anders has begun to show signs of becoming a certified "daddy's boy". He follows Chris all around the house and wants to be held whenever possible. Chris is a WONDERFUL dad and gives him lots of attention!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I had to post a blog just for the purpose of advertising my sister Erin's new web page.It is a support system for people with Crohn's disease. She has been pretty much symptom free since she started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and she has been excited about sharing it with others. So if you know someone with Crohn's then send them her way!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Last week was a fun one with sister Erin visiting from Texas. On Thursday we went down to Malibu to look at the ocean. I also wanted to show Erin where we go to church. Chris was working on a project that day at the performing arts center that's located in the building with the church, so we were able to visit him as well. The next time I see her she will be a mom! We can't wait to meet the new little cousin.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I just returned from Erin's baby shower over at gma's. I can't wait to meet Erin's little guy come September! It's fun to see my little sister pregnant and happy and I know how much she will enjoy being a mom.
The last couple of weeks Chris and I have been talking about the need to move out closer to where Chris gets most of his work. He will possibly be working everyday in Sherman Oaks starting in late June and the commute can be pretty horrific. We've looked at the cost of apartments and houses (really expensive) and we've just kind of been waiting for the right opportunities to open up. One friend knows someone who may have a rental property somewhere on the other side of the San Fernando valley. Another friend is selling their mobile home in Malibu and we are seriously looking into that option. It's a two bedroom two bath with an office off of the master bedroom. There's a back, side and front yard that is surprisingly spacious and it comes with a ten person jakuzzie (totally usless in my opinion although I may take that back). There are a few obsticles that we are working through this week regarding this place and we will know pretty soon what we are able to do. We love the area of the mobile home community. It backs up to Malibu Creek state park and it's 10 minutes from Chris' Sunday job at the church. We would be so happy if it worked out. It's one of those things that is just close enough to hope for and yet isn't possible just yet.
I'm sure I'll write about it whether we get it or not.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Here are a few pictures of my experiences this week. All week I have had this pile of ironing that has needed to get done and I've avoided finishing it for various reasons. Today is the day to finish it.
Yesterday I set Anders in the middle of the living room floor in his high chair with no clothes on so that he could enjoy a very messy teething cookie. Those things are like clay when they dry! I'm trying to introduce "chew" foods so that I can just cut things up and give it to him instead of pureeing everything or buying it.

Today Kristy and James came over for a swim day and while we were eating lunch the boys found great amusement in the Tyra show. We might as well be asking for our kids to grow up to be ADD!