Friday, October 23, 2009

Recent Pics

It's been a full week here at Casa de Wood. We're having lots of fun, but are definitely ready for the weekend (not that it will be any slower)! Here are a few pictures from the past week.

Some brother pictures from last weekend

In case you were wondering what bath time looks like at our house...

And Cooper's big smile

Monday, October 12, 2009

Brothers Gotta Hug

During our last afternoon at the beach, Andy & I ran out on the porch to watch a crazy thunderstorm that was rolling in. When we returned inside, this is what we found!

Josiah loves Cooper and especially loves giving him hugs. He is usually sweet with him, although we constantly find ourselves saying "give short hugs" and "be gentle". Just recently, Cooper has become very interested in watching his older brother and giving him great smiles. It's so fun!

We were both trying to take pictures and of course Andy got the best one on his iPhone, which isn't the greatest quality, but you get the idea :)

Soon I'm sure we'll be saying "quit wrestling" and "don't hit your brother with that baseball bat", so for now we'll enjoy the hugs.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beach in October

YAY for last-minute trips, friends with time shares at the beach, and awesome weather in October!

Some friends from our church have a time share at the beach that they were only able to use for part of the week. So...we had the great fortune to use it for a few days! It was an oceanfront "villa" in a resort and was fantastic - plenty of room, a fabulous view of the ocean, lots of sand to dig in, pools to splash in, and even a Starbucks downstairs. The weather was fabulous - sunny and in the upper 80's!

As I've mentioned in previous posts, Josiah LOVES the beach. When I told him we were going he started jumping up and down and spinning in circles. Personally, I think that in order to make him truly happy, someone in the family needs to purchase a beach house (hint, hint grandparents) or offer us a job at the beach. I mean, is there ever too much to ask for the sake of a child? I digress.

I was able to eat breakfast both mornings on the porch overlooking the ocean as the sun came up. Here is my wonderful breakfast date, and the reason we were eating so early. He just couldn't sleep past 6:30 am when there was digging to do and waves to jump.

Our View

One of the pools had a slide that Andy was able to ride with Josiah. I think they must have slid down at least 1,000 times. You can see the pure joy on their faces.

And here is what sweet Cooper did while we hung out at the pool. Who doesn't love a good nap poolside in a shady lounge chair?!?

Our time there was sweet and of course too short. I did get an hour by myself on the sand, thanks to my wonderful husband. Just dozing in the sun and staring at the ocean. Perhaps it will sustain me until next summer!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Cooper is blessed to have 4 great-grandparents around to love on him. This past weekend, we were able to take him to meet 2 of his great-grandmothers.

Here he is laughing with Great-Grandma Jean Wood

He also got some cuddle time with Great-Grandmommie Rickman

We love y'all!

And some exciting news...Trader Joe's is coming to our area on October 30th!!!
24 days and counting...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fresh Air

As most of y'all know, we love to be outside. And we believe that fresh air and exercise cures most anything. So, after being cooped up inside for a couple weeks, we finally got out last week to enjoy the fall weather! The boys LOVE the double-jogging stroller. It's a Chariot stroller and is pretty awesome - it can be a regular stroller, jogging stroller, bike attachment, and more. We highly recommend them! Here are the boys, excited for their ride.