Kevin had to work to begin the night, so the kids and I fixed dinner, had Mint Ice Cream for dessert, and then watched movies. About 9 the girls were over tired and done, so they went to bed. Heath lasted until about 11, and then he too went to bed. Kevin finally came home about 11:55 so the boys and us watched the ball drop on T.V. and then we watched Step Brothers the movie, while everyone else was asleep, as they are way too young to watch such a movie! :) We hope you all had a good night!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Well from what I understand our house is not the only house that has enjoyed the Xbox360 with Rockband allllll weekend long! Dave's T.V. is not big enough, nor his room, so when I came home today this is how I found my living room. At least they all like it I guess! Nothing like daddy in on the action as well! :)
The other images are of my ladies in their new "dirty dancing" dresses. Before you go voting me worst mom of the year, for allowing my 4 year old triplets to watch it, they only watch the dancing parts. They will literally go back and forth in the room just to see what part is on. If it's a dancing part, they all come running in!
Yesterday the Fed X man rang the door bell to a last minute surprise for them, and when they pulled the dresses out, all 3 of them exclaimed "Mama, look we got Dirty Dancing dresses!" To which of course we then needed to watch it AGAIN! :)
For the most part it's not a bad movie for them to watch, and I am glad they are so interested in dancing!
I hope you all have a great weekend too!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We leave out a "Big" Santa gift, so here is what they got: Dave and Broc Video/MP3 player, Heath Tony Hawk Ramp, board, helmet, and gear, the girls got bikes! Then we left out a gift from Kevin and I to the 3 boys because to be honest it was too hard to wrap, so that is why the xbox 360 and Rockband are out. Now before you go um hello.... We got everything on such great steals, and deals you would die! Plus, Santa this year for the girls lives in D.C. (I have 4 whom believe, and am afraid may get on here) so I will leave it at that! :)
When I ask them all their favorite gifts, here were the answers: Dave "The 360 and Bronco hoodie" Broc "My football helmets and car" Heath "my hoodie and tony hawk stuff" and the ladies loved their new babies! They each got a Baby Alive (10.00 each) and they also got the Disney princess babies Aspen got Baby Princess Belle, Payton got Baby Princess Ariel and Trinity got Baby Princess Cinderella! Kevin's favorite gift was a Cleveland Browns ring from my sister, her husband and the boys and mine was A kick butt Guess purse and wallet from my parents! I LOVE purses! Kevin and I decided not to exchange this year and that may have worked out well for us both, as I am not sure we could have topped one another's favorite things! :)
A huge Thank You to all those that buy in one way or another for any of my kids, or Kevin and I. We really appreciate it! :) The image on the end is a present from my cousin, Cori, of Endless Possibilities, she made me a logo for my van! I have been meaning to order, but have put off, so thank you Cori.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
'Twas The Night Before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even Susan.
The Stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nickolas soon would be there.
Before Kevin can settle down for a nap, he must put bikes together and help Heath put out Santa's cookies
I have wrapped and wrapped for days, so We can continue our Christmas Eve tradition of opening a present of pj's. This is so we look nice for Christmas Morning pics, then off to bathtime, right before bed!
The Triplets were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of babies and princess danced in their heads; The boys are off to bed as well, but are way to old to let me photograph them sleeping, but just as Virgil, Sara and I did, they are all in Dave's room for the night sleeping!
This concludes our version of the story! We Love and Miss you all!
Merry Christmas Eve Night,
Kevin, Jody, Dave, Broc, Heath, Aspen, Payton and Trinity aka: Team Cooper
Monday, December 22, 2008
Last night at church we had the Kids Christmas Party. I think they all had a great time, Kevin took some shots when he took them over, I did when we picked them up. And I made us get to church early so I could photograph them all in front of our church tree, because it's always decorated so nice! You see the boys did it for all of 2 minutes and then left the girls to do it alone! (Mind you there were only like 10 people in there at the time, and they all thought it was sweet) On my photography blog there are shots of other decor, and a nicer shot of the 6, I have to use that for my clients, you know so they think my kids are cute! :)
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This morning before church we went to the annual Breakfast with Santa at Chilis. We ate first, then Santa came and called each child's name. The girls got coloring books and markers really nice ones they wanted, and the boys got water guns and Frisbee's' very age appropriate. We painted our toes and nails last night so we could match Mommy's and they looked so cute in their Santa dresses from Nana and Papa! Santa was actually Kevin's boss, so that is why I grabbed a shot of them together! Afterword we went to church, and tonight is the Kids Christmas Party at church, they are excited!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Last night Broc had his party. He invited over 5 friends for Cookie Cake, presents and then Kevin, Broc, Dave, Heath and these 5 friends all went to a hockey game! They then did a sleepover at our house (Um OH MY) 12 year old boys are loud! They finally went to bed at 4ish. Then left my house after letting Kevin make them all eggs, bacon and pancakes for breakfast this morning!
Broc's big gift from us was his Peyton Manning Fathead! He really loves it!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Broc loves this pizza place on base called Anthony's! But because we don't live on or near base, we rarely get it, however for their birthdays we try to get them what they want for dinner, and that is what he picked. To top that off, he is not a huge cake eater, and beings Aunt Kim can no longer make our cakes (she lives in MN) he wants a cookie this year at his "party" on Friday. When I ask him what we were going to light to sing to him for his real birthday, he said "We can do it in the pizza!" so welllll there you have it! :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today is Broc's 12th Birthday! He is offically a "Tween"! Of course he is so big that everyone already assumed he was, but thought I would share some shots of him from birth.
Broc Dylan was the only of our "planned" children and the only one whom somewhat looks like his Mom! He is our only blue eyed, blonde baby, and the chubbiest of them all! Broc was a very easy pregnancy up till the last week. He was born in Bitburg, Germany, those doctors and nurses loved him! He had a hard birth, Breech (naturally) with the cord wrapped around his neck, which means we had a nice scare! Broc is the only one of our kids that was born with just Kevin and I there, which means Just Me! (Poor Kevin, that man does not do birth well) While they were waiting on his doctor to come, Broc decided he was done and the ER Doctor and Nurse are who actually delivered him! He was allergic to milk and made for a long first couple of months, but we got it after awhile. :) (Milk is now his favorite drink)
Here is Broc at 3! (Dave was 6) We had just moved to Cheyenne, Wy. He had a hard adjustment which means "Ernie" (a german made sesame street blanket x2) went everywhere with us!
Broc at 7! (Dave was 9, Heath 3) Oh he is soooo Broc! He was such a ham!
Guess who Broc got to meet for his 10th Birthday?? John Cena! Broc loves wrestling and was so excited to meet all of them! They had come over to meet the troops, but with the hospital (triplets will do that for you) :) called and told Kevin! I was in NY with my mom and sister, but I guess Team Cooper had all the attention of the WWE Wreslters!
Broc, Heath, and Bobby Lashley
Broc in 6th grade which is Middle School, and so grown up!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Well Finally, we have been waiting for Snow! The boys and I are from Wy, we like snow, we are used to snow... we actually miss it, but especially this time of year, so when my kids realized it might actually stick, Oh they were so excited! They grabbed whatever coats, hoodies, and items to throw on they could (mind you we had yet to even pull out winter coats) so items were limited, and needless to say Daddy went to Walmart tonight for hats and gloves. Thanks to Ms. Trina the girls already had scarfs and they love them! :) Broc was at a friends house with about 6 other boys in the snow, that is why there are only 5 of them. This was taken about 4, it is now 10:30 p.m. there is 4 inches and we are already at a 2 hour delay for school tomorrow.... hummmm they did that all the time in Germany as well, Babies! :)
Friday, December 12, 2008
"Girls, do you want to go shopping with Daddy for the boys today?"
"Yes!" (x3 at mock 10)
A few minutes later "Mama, We have to get them Boy Toys, cuz they are Boys!" all 3 of them exclaimed! I just laughed I wonder where they think of these things??
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I hope you are settled and ready to read for a minute. :) I don't even know where to begin, but basically something is wrong and they aren't sure what. We have been back and forth so many times between Peds and the UNM hospital, I am ready to scream! Each claiming it's not our area, but oh something is defiantly wrong! So on Monday we were told "take her to the ER at UNM, they will see her and they will do all kinds of testing on her" so we headed down there, for Hours mind you.
After testing, poking, and prodding, they still have no clue what is wrong, but this whole time her heart rate has stayed very strong at 150! Sometimes spiking to 168, then dropping to 110.....none of these things being normal. Meanwhile my poor Payton starts "crying" (she's making the sounds but is dehydrated so there are no tears) and tells me her Panza (tummy in Spanish) hurts I lift her shirt and sure enough she is having an allergic reaction to the leads and tapes! Keep in mind, I told them upon admission that she is highly allergic to different things as simple as band aids, so did they think these would be ok? Sure Mrs. Cooper!
One of the "best" things I discovered they have the wrong girl in the wrong records! When they were discussing certain things in the records I thought that is not Payton, that is what they did to T! So I went through them..... Ohhhhhhh there are papers in "Payton's" records that are Aspens, Paytons and Trinitys! So I did get ahold of their pediatrician yesterday and told him they need to sit me at a big table with all 3 girls records and let me fix them, which he urgently agreed with! He said that is what I was afraid of! She is home for now while we see what needs to be done, they are meeting about her today which is good. Prayer is a powerful thing and while she is not 100% or even 75% she does appear to be doing better! The 2 bags of I.V. fluid did wonders for her I imagine. We decided to give her body a break and took all her leads and monitors off for now, (they know it stays that high all the time) and her body needs to heal at least alittle bit. Thank You for reading my venting! We are frustrated, and this relieves a tiny bit of my stress :)
Monday, December 8, 2008
Lately, the girls are attached to poor Heath. He is 8 1/2 so he does this better some days than others. But on Saturday morning they were thrilled when Heath told them they could watch Merry Christmas Drake and Josh with him! "Mama, Heathy is letting us watch this with him!" :)
*forgive how grainy the image is my camera was on the wrong setting and I didn't pay any attention or I would have fixed it!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Last night was Kevin's Squadron Kids Christmas Party. Kevin played Santa again, but unlike last year, where the girls were scared to death of Santa, when he walked in and talked Payton said "Mama tell Daddy to take that off, he looks silly!" They knew exactly who it was! So we had to tell them he was being Santa's helper (like we told Heath the last couple of years, as to why Daddy was playing Santa) They had a good time, even the boys did. :)
Yesterday at the doctor, we learned a few things. That they have no clue what is wrong with Ms. Payton or why her heart is racing. So she has to wear this monitor at all times with exception of bath time. She has decided to call it her "heart box" it monitors her heart beats, how rapid they are and how often. They want to observe her over a period of 48 hours so we are suppose to be finding out when on Monday. We are very frustrated right now because we are stationed here for her and T, and yet the care downtown is not turning out so great. The sad thing is on base it's wonderful but there is no Peds. Cardiologist there. These are the times we really do miss Germany, her doctors there were great with her.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
My sister and I have this thing where when we sneeze we say "God Bless Me" I am not sure why.... maybe noone ever blessed us after we sneezed? At any rate this drives Kevin insane! He says "you don't give anyone time to say "Bless You" before you just bless yourself" Anyhow, guess who this has rubbed off on? Trinity! She is hilarious.... when she sneezes, if you do not immediately bless her, she reminds you to do so! Kevin is like "thanks...."
So today while I was editing in my office, the girls were in the living room, she sneezed and right away "Mama, you didn't say God Bless You to me!"
I said "oh, I am sorry T God Bless You"
"Thank You Mama, those are good manners!"
At least I have taught them good manners right? :)
Monday, December 1, 2008
The girls had their Appointments today. Aspen is doing well! She appears to be doing the best of all the ladies. Trinity is doing pretty well herself. She does still need to be seen by the specialist for her heart every 6 months for now, and then we'll go from there, and is set to be scheduled in the next couple of weeks to be seen and get all her testing done to make sure she and her piece are working well together. For now, she is doing really good!
Payton on the other hand..... Well she is Payton after all! She likes to keep us all our on toes, and make sure she is herself! (While I am joking it off, she really does worry me) She is not doing so hot. She is growing fine and as always all 3 girls vitals are the same (this still shocks us, and they are 4, it's so cool to see) but we think her heart is working hard, possibly really hard. So she is set to see the specialist as soon as possible. They want to stay on top of her, and see how her piece is working. I am worried, but am reminding myself not to over react until We see the specialist and see what she says... I wonder if maybe she should get another piece again would this be better for her?
We also found out that because they are identical and were born so early, that they are being tested for both their eyes and their ears, although none of Kevin, The Doctor or I are concerned, he just thinks they should be tested.
I will be sure to keep you all updated as we know any information. Thank you for keeping her and us in your prayers, we truly do appreciate it!
I took this Sunday before they left for church and me to work, they were practicing their curtsy!
Ok I am behind on sharing some shots of all the Airmen we invited! We actually ended up with 22 people in our house on Thanksgiving Day with Team Cooper, the Airmen, and friends of ours, Amber and Dexter. We had a great time, and this helped me from being alittle homesick :)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I love digging up past photos! Especially of them with Santa. The boys and the girls have all changed so much.... Enjoy!
I am not sure where the actual good pic is of the 6 of them, but you get the point at least :)
Team Cooper 2007
Santa and Trinity!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The Girls play this game all the time since Halloween where we are certain Princess... Aspen is Belle, Payton is Sleeping Beauty, Trinity is Cinderella, I am Snow White and Daddy is Prince Eric (Little Mermaid) Welllll on Thanksgiving Kevin had 11 Airman over, and one of those troops was Airman De Lapo. However, my kids and I are civilian therefore we call everyone Mr. and Ms. so and so (Ex. MS. Jody) So when they all went around and told me their first names, He said "I am Tony mam" (yes because I am old enough to be a mam??) So we begin eating and whatnot... and about 20 minutes later the girls are whispering all giggly in the corner.
"Girls what are you doing?"
"Come here Mama"
"What are we talking about why are you laughing?"
"Mama, He is Prince Tony!"
"What..Where" Completely not catching on
"Right there, him mama... he is Prince Tony"
So all night this is what we all called him, he was quite flattered! When he went to leave, he told the girls could he have hugs goodbye... Oh My... how we got all girly and shy! They were so funny!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Seems how none of my family and friends can come to my house and see it all decked out for Christmas, I thought I would share some images with you this way! I love all Holidays, but Christmas is really special to me! From the time I was little until Dave was a year old, My Aunt Pam and Uncle Roger would come to Wy every single year and spend Christmas week with us. When all the adults would sleep in until at least 8, my Aunt Pam would get up with Virgil, Sara and I, She loved to watch us get that first glance of our "Santa Present" and the reaction we had upon seeing it.
My Uncle Roger and my Dad drove to Ft. Collins one year to get Sara her Santa Gift they could find no where else!(Barbie Ice Cream something... I'd have to ask Sara) Things such as these make my Christmas Memories so priceless. Therefore, when I decorate, I go all out! I love it! :) It's like having a face lift for 6 weeks a year! This is something I learned to do from My Mom, and My Aunt Pam!
Back in April of 2005, My Aunt Pam wanted to talk to me about "what would happen when she gone at Christmas" but I couldn't do it, I couldn't bring myself to have that talk with her. I wanted to remember things how they were, there was no need to change them right? In February of 2006, when I saw her again, She wanted to talk and again I was reluctant. Both Kevin and My Mom said "Jody, you might want to hear her out, she wants to tell you something, and if you won't let her, how can she tell you" So I said "Ok, Aunt Pam, let's talk" She told me that she had traditions she knew that I would carry out for her and in memory of her (So my 6 kids would think of her) She told me how she wanted me to inherit her Christmas Decor (except for what she picked for Virgil and Sara to have) but especially her Snow Man Tree! She knew I love snowmen and that it would mean so much to me for the tree to be in my house. She went on to tell me that she would love to know that I was doing themed trees in all the rooms as she once did. We discussed further traditions with other holidays that I would carry on for her, but this was so important to me! The last time I saw her, May 2006 she again told me the rules and traditions :) and I assured her I would do my best to make her proud! She and I had a very special relationship, I miss her so much, especially right now. I know others were given some of her decor, but I am so blessed that she picked me to carry on these traditions..... It is my honor!
I have to say this as well, Kevin is really frugal (CHEAP) and drives me crazy about shopping for things, but he was there when she and I discussed these things and he has gone above and beyond to make sure he lets me do as I want to. He knows it's important to me and why, and that we teach our kids! Sometimes, I love that man!
So beings this is my first year... I set up her white "snowman tree" however, I was not given all the ornaments, so I went back and forth until I decided she would be ok with what I choose, and did Big, Huge Snow Flakes! I thinks she would have loved them! It sits in the "snowman section" of course! :0) Then I did a Family Tree as our main tree. I did a Winter Wonderland Themed tree as well! I am working on the Red Bow Tree (she suggested this once on the phone and I loved it) so for this year I only have 4 themes, but I am working on them! :) I hope you all enjoy all the images of our house this time of year! I wish you could all come here and see them in person!