Wedded Bliss

On March 27 the last of us Cosby kids was married.  Deeds finally got hitched!   We really love Kimmy and are so excited to have her in the family.  She fits right in with us and is able to handle Deeds which is really great.  They were married in the Brigham City Temple.  It was a beautiful morning.  After the sealing and luncheon we made our way up to Chesterfield, Idaho for the reception.  Kimmy grew up on a cattle ranch in the wide open spaces of Idaho.  It was so scenic there and really quite remote.  I enjoyed seeing where she comes from.  We rented a house in Lava Hot Springs (the nearest town with hotels about 20 miles from Kim’s house) with the whole family for the night.   It was fun to stay together.  Then we went our separate ways the next day.  It was an awesome family weekend!

 

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Cousin Time

The last week in March, the Cosby’s came to town to play.  We love when our family is here.  And these kids cannot get enough of each other.  They become seriously wild sometimes.  But it is still a lot of fun!

Kara learned of a puppy barn they have here in American Fork so we took the kids there one morning.  You can hold any puppies you want.  And then they hope you will buy one.  But I have no problem putting them right back in their little bins!  Can you imagine spending $1000 just on a dog?  I cannot!  But the kids loved it.  Especially Luke!  He adores “woof woofs”.

We were also able to host Kerri’s baby shower while Kara was here.  It was a huge success.  I have never seen so many presents!  Really…it was awesome.  It was fun to see old friends too.  One of our most treasured roommates flew in from Portland for the shower.  It was so fun to see JooLin and to meet her newest addition, baby James.  So happy for Ker and can’t wait to meet my new nephew!

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March Days

I don’t know what happens to time when you get older, but it really does fly by.  How is it possible that March was already 3 months ago?  It’s crazy to me.

The first weekend in March I was able to go to Boise with Kerri and James to be with Kimmy when she received her endowment which was awesome.  It was also her bridal shower that weekend.  Good times!  Dan was so kind to stay home with the kiddos.  It was fun to get away and spend time with my siblings and parents but I missed my little family.

When I got back Jack and Luke had fevers.  So I ended up taking them to the doctor the next day, which looked a little something like this…

3 kids at the doctor is a pretty big challenge.  But everything checked out just fine for the boys so we suppose it was a virus.  But then within a few days this happened…

…ear infection.  That is what it looks like when you have ear tubes and get an infection.  All the gunk pours out and you get to treat it with antibiotic ear drops.  It is pretty unpleasant to give your kid ear drops!  They hate it!  And once again, Luke cannot catch a break!  Still getting ear infections even with tubes!  (As I type this, he is being treated for his 3rd one!).

School is still awesome.  Here are a few school photos from the month.  One of Jack’s many awesome stories and Sophie the Leprechaun.

Luke in his favorite spot while I’m in the shower!  Under my bathroom sink.

On the way to pick up Sophie from preschool one afternoon, we got a flat tire.  We were probably 2 miles from her teacher’s house.  I tried to just keep going but I could tell it was bad so we stopped.  And sure enough there was a huge bolt sticking out of the tire.  Geez Louise.  Thank goodness for a few things…1.Cell Phones 2.Mrs. King for being so nice and letting Sophie hang out for an extra hour 3.Free roadside assistance for life.  Everything worked out just fine but it was a little hectic in the moment.  Can’t believe the odds on that one!

One of the rewards Jack earned for doing well with his behavior at school was getting ice cream sundaes at Leatherby’s.  It did not disappoint.  They even had a dairy free, egg free option for Luke which he didn’t even touch!  Our combined family probably ate 1/3 of all that ice cream.  It was way too much!  Great job Jack, Jack!

We enjoyed the lovely March weather with a few park days.  And just like every spring, I loved watching the bulbs I plant in the fall come up in full bloom!

Jack played indoor soccer during the month of March.  It was a lot of fun.  He did so well and was very aggressive.  The final game he had 1 assist and 2 goals.  He was able to be on a team with his friends Sam and Dallin which they thought was super fun!  I loved that we never had to worry about the weather.  Last season of spring soccer had its cold moments so I really loved that!

Luke got his first real haircut!  Brittany gave him a little trim back in January to get his mullet in check.  But near the end of March we got out the clippers and gave him his first style.  He looked so grown up and blonde!

 

 

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February

On February 1 our Luke turned 15 months.  He has grown up so much in the last few months.  He has 4 teeth on the top now and 2 on the bottom.  His vocabulary really came along in the last few months.  And by his doctor appointment we counted that he was up to 25 words.  It is so fun to see him learn new things and grow.  Around 14 months, he started to become an independent walker.  He loved to walk with his hands in the air to keep his balance and we loved that!  I took away the binkie in mid-January.  That is always a hard transition.  It took him about a week to adjust.  It always seems like naps suffer the most when the binkie is gone, and Luke was no exception.  Right around his 15 month mark, he started to transition to one nap during the day and that seemed to help get him back on track.  He is starting to get some pretty strong opinions about all things in life.  Toddlerhood is really setting in.  He likes to back all the way up until he hits a wall when he is mad.  It is pretty funny.  He loves to read books and is starting to be really interested Elmo.  Despite the move towards independence, it still is a fun age watching him discover the world!  At this doctor visit he was 19 lbs. 8 oz. (10%), 30 inches (14%), 19 1/4 in. head (97%).  We were so excited that he was back on the charts for his weight!

The kids enjoyed a fun month at school.  Sophie has really loved going to Mrs. King’s preschool.  She does a fun dragon around the Chinese New Year and I loved Sophie as Abe Lincoln!  And despite a few hiccups in the behavior department, Jack is thriving in school.  How cute is his Cat in the Hat for Dr. Seuss Day!  We were able to put into a place a card system with his teacher.  So each day he would bring home either and red, yellow or green card based on how he did that day.  And depending on how he did we would enforce punishments or give rewards at home.  His biggest issue was bothering his friends who were still trying to finish their work when he was already done.  He is a social guy so we just had to work on his ability to recognize when it was time to be quiet and listen vs. play at school.  He actually did awesome once the system was in place.  And ended up earning some really great rewards like a sleepover at Kerri and James house.  After about 6 weeks, his teacher and him decided he didn’t need to do the system anymore.  He was doing awesome.

We started a chore chart at our house which has been working out good.  But I had to laugh when Jack found it and decided to assign the responsibilities himself!

We took the kids to a BYU basketball game one Saturday night.  It was fun to be there together.  And we never like to miss an opportunity to get a cougar tail!  Yum!  At that game they were giving away free glow sticks.  They really kept Luke occupied which was nice since he was a little squirmy about 10 minutes into the game!

 

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