Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quentin is 8 months!

My sweet Little Man is growing up to quickly! he turned 8 months old this week and I just can't believe how fast the time is going. He will be a year old before I know it. He is such a good little boy. The only complaint i have with him is that my arms get so tired from holding him all day, but that also seems to be the best part of him. He is scooting all over and refuses to eat baby food. He always eats what we eat now. He seemed to just skip the baby food stage. He doesn't have any teeth yet, but manages to eat just fine. He growls all the time now. When he plays with any type of animal a growl is the only sound they make: cow, snake, dinosaur, doesn't matter it growls. He loves having so many people to pay attention to him. he loves to sit out on the swing in the front , but only in the evenings so the sun isn't in his face. 

Other than that our life is just going by in a flash. I'm still working most days at the Anderson's house doing whatever they need done around the house. It has been good training for when we have our own house. Johnny got the job subbing for the school system here which is great cause it pays well. Daphne is loving having a yard to play in and family around that plays with her and dogs and cats to love. Life is good.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter in Estes

Well did we have an awesome weekend!?! I am so glad John wanted to take the boys to a baseball game and I'm glad we decided to make it a little family reunion! 

We headed up to Denver to meet John and Joey on Friday. Meeting up with everyone took longer than we thought because we had a little miss-communication about Joe's flight, but it all worked out. After a quick dinner we all headed up the mountains to Estes Park. this is one of The Cochran's favorite places and it seems we try to make a trip up every time we stay with them. I don't know if it will ever pass Sedona in my list of favorite places, but I do love it there. 

Saturday morning we all headed out to the shops to walk around and enjoy the mountain air. We had fun looking at all the shops and talking and reminiscing while we gorged ourselves on all the delicious candy we bought. We had to keep that trip short so we could get the boys fed and ready to head back to Denver for the game.

They seemed to have a lot of fun. They got there early so they could get autographs and catch practice balls. They enjoyed the squirrel that decided to join the game and their messy hot dogs. The Rockies won which they always like to hear and they stayed late to gather cups from the stand which is part of the tradition of going to the game.

Us girls just sat and relaxed while the boys were gone. We went out for a nice steak dinner and came home and soaked in the hot tub and then warmed ourselves by the fire. 

Sunday morning Mary and John went down the mountain to visit Nana and Papa's graves while us kids stayed home and played games. When the parents got back we started a game of "bases" or as I always knew it as "pickle". We had so much fun and we were all exhausted when it was time to come in. We hid Easter Eggs and Daphne and Tanner each got a basket to open. We had a wonderful Easter dinner of ham and potatoes. Joe, Bekah, Tanner and I went on a hike after and I realized half way through that I am way out of shape. 

The evening was spent in the hot tub and then playing games. The resort we stayed at was so nice and comfortable. We had and amazing time. 

Monday we were all up early to head back home. On the way we had to stop and get a car that John had purchased and then it was back to Lamar. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Big Move

Well I have missed a few weeks, but I was pretty busy the last two Sundays. So now I have tons to catch up on. 

Quentin turned 7 months old on the 24th. He is getting so big and grown up. He wants to move all the time as is evident in his monthly pic. If you set him on the floor he immediately turns on his belly. He is still a mamas boy and prefers to be in my arms at all times. He is eating some solid food and is a little picky. So far he only likes to eat sweet potatoes, corn and any fruit. He also likes real rice not the rice cereal. He can play peak-a-boo and loves to grab anything in arms reach, cords seem to be his favorite right now and I am constantly having to take them away from him. 

Johnny's last week of rotations seem to take forever but Friday came and our lives changed very quickly that day. After going to the doctor to get Quentin some shots we picked Johnny up from his last day as a med student. We headed home, but before we went to our leasing office to see if we could move out whenever we wanted (I was previously told we could not move out until the last day of our contract). They told us we could move anytime we wanted so we went home and decided we wanted to move a whole week earlier than expected. All I can say is the next three days were a blur of packing cleaning and getting things ready for our move. We decided to stop by in Des Moines to drop off our stuff and look for houses before we headed to Colorado. I was also excited to get to see the place we are going to be living for the next three years! 

After packing the truck and driving the two days to Des Moines We were so glad to get unloaded and be off the road. Our kids are always so good traveling, but after the three previous days of not so much mommy time and the car breaking down it was nice to be off the road. We didn't get to rest though because looking for houses is hard work when you a dragging two little ones along with you. I'm not surprised, but a little disappointed we didn't find anything while we were there. So the search continues over the internet. The rest of the drive went very well and we were happy we got here safely.
We have been having lots of fun here at Nana's house. I can't decide who loves who more, Daphne or Tanner. We figured they would love playing with each other.Quentin loves all the attention he gets and he loves his bouncy gym. I have found a little job doing house/yard work for people in the ward. Its good to be making money and having things to do while I'm here. Johnny is hoping to get a job substituting at the schools here. Other than that our life is as normal as it can be.