Sunday, January 4, 2009

Some Recent Pictures

It's a good thing that we have some nice winter days here. I'm glad that since Brent refuses to own a swing-set, he at least gave in to my demand for a trampoline. Otherwise, most days I'm afraid the kids would be doing this:

Brent calls them "our little couch potatoes." In the past few months Cooper has discovered TV. His favorite show is "Blue's Clues," and he loves to carry around a little notebook and crayon. Mercedes is wearing her "Piggly Wiggly" shirt (our local grocery store). It has a huge picture of a pig on the front, and on the back it says, "I'm big on the Pig." An adult medium was the smallest we could find, so it's now her favorite nightgown. And yes, those are Strawberry Shortcake sunglasses that Cooper is wearing. He also likes to carry purses and his favorite shoes to wear are Mercedes' black patent-leather high heeled church shoes.

A few weeks ago I asked Brent to take pictures of the kids before church. In my mind, I was hoping for a nice picture in front of the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, Cooper was NOT in the mood...

His jacket is black velvet, and Brent calls it his "pimp-daddy" jacket.

Here's Mercedes:

For her birthday Mercedes got a 6 pack of mini-sodas. This was exciting for her because Brent is strongly opposed to soda. At 16, he heard that it was unhealthy and stopped drinking it. Now he also knows from a Dental standpoint how bad it is for teeth. It's a rarity for her. Just now she opened her sixth and last one. She showed Brent who said, "nasty!" In defense she replied, "Daddy, it has MOUNTAIN water in it." It's Sierra Mist brand. We got a good laugh from that one.


Kerri said...

Wow, the kids are growing up so quickly! I can't believe Cooper is already 2! What adorable kids you have. So, I was wondering why Brent wouldn't allow a swing set, but he would go for a trampoline. I had a tramp when I was little and LOVED it, but the thought of owning one now sort of scares me now that I have my own kids. I would love to get one in a few years, though. Such great pics of the kids! I can't wait to see the newest addition!

Lolli said...

Lisa, Your kids are so cute!! I can't believe how much Mercedes reminds me of you when you were little. I love Cooper's pimp jacket and that face!

easydoesit said...

Yeah, Brent is just stubborn. He is convinced that kids NEVER play on swing-sets. We got one when I was in fourth grade and I remember playing on it all the time! I loved to swing. I've wanted a trampoline for my whole life, and luckily they're a lot more affordable than swing sets.

Candice Carter said...

Mercedes is beautiful! I love the dress she is wearing... Cooper's pimp jacket is too cute!

Meggan said...

Your kids are so cute. Your Cooper looks a little like my Dylan. So fun to have boys, huh?

I can't wait until you get this baby out. For you sake and for mine because then I will be that much closer to delivering. Keep updating so I know when you have him!