Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cooper turned 1!

 Loved his chocolate cupcake!
 My big 1-year-old!
Brooke's birthday is next week, and Grandma Melinda let her open her gift early.  She's in love with this new "fancy" dress (it will be perfect for her tea party birthday).

Sunday, October 28, 2012


 These pictures are in reverse order since August, but he's my 8-month-old Cooper (my blue-eyed boy!).
 Cooper loves his daddy!
 Cooper's 2nd helmet (fixin' his flat head).
 My 3 kids (am I old enough for this?!).
 My beautiful Brookie.

 Cooper's first Cardinal's baseball game (Sept 5, 2012)
 Sassy girl ready for preschool (in the new school clothes grandma bough her)
 Virginia Beach -- Brody loved boogie boarding
 Brooke did too
My silly girl (waiting for preschool)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My brain's too fried to think of a good title...

Brooke loves being a big sister!

Cooper at Brody's t-ball game.

He's growing way too fast!

Brody finished preschool. His 2 awesome teachers, Ms. Rowe and Ms. Ginger.

Someone gave up his paci in favor of his fingers (nice for now, hard later).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


 I took a quick trip to Utah for my little sister, Anna's, gradutions from BYU.  I just took baby Cooper with me, and we had a great time!  I'm so proud of Anna!
 We also took a quick trip to Kansas City for the open house of the new temple there.  Our whole family went, and Adam's mom and dad came with us.  It was a great trip!
 Brody lost his first tooth!  It was crazy because it wasn't even loose.  He was biting the plastic wrapping on something to try to open it and his tooth came out!
 Cooper has been such a great baby!  He smiles a lot and he loves his big brother and sister.
 Some of my family came out for Cooper's blessing.  This is with my mom, dad, and Papa.
 4 generations -- Papa, Mom, me, and Cooper.
 Papa holding Cooper -- I thought this was too cute.
It's hard to catch Cooper's smiles on camera, but here's one!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Welcome, Cooper

We're thrilled to introduce Cooper Douglas Housewright. He was born on Thursday, February 23 at 3:12am. He weighed 8lbs 13 oz and is 21 inches long.

Brody and Brooke are so excited that he's finally here. They both want to hold him all the time.

Adam had ordered the letter "C" for my mother's necklace and it happened to arrive in the mail the day Cooper was born. Love it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas here in Missouri this year. We visited my family in Virginia for New Years (pictures of our trip out East to come...)

A pair of new Wrangler jeans for Brody (from Adam).

Christmas morning -- Brody and Brooke with the stack of gifts Santa left for them.

Santa brought Brooke a doll house -- she loves it!

Brody got an animal trap -- he's still waiting to catch something (I'm afraid everything might be hibernating for the winter...).

Now we're in "get-ready-for-baby" mode. Hopefully he'll be here sometime at the end of next month. We're getting excited!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Back to Blogging

Our most recent family picture.

Adam and I took a trip (without the kids!) to Colorado for a week to celebrate his 30th birthday (a month late).

Brody's first season of soccer.

Pumpkin patch.

Our carved pumpkins -- Brooke's, mine, Brody's, Adam's.

It's been way to long since I've blogged, and I can't catch up on everything I missed. I'll try to post more soon.

And by the way, we have baby #3 on the way -- and it's a boy (due around March 9th)!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our summer so far...

Brody is done with his first year of preschool. Here he is at his class picnic with his wonderful teacher, Ms. Ginger! I'm so happy he'll have her again next year!

We've started our summer with a bang -- literally. Brody's had 2 major falls so far (within about 6 days of each other. This one happened when he fell off a little tractor he was riding in the rocks. He had a fat lip for a few days.

This one scared me -- he fell out of the back of Adam's pick-up truck and landed right on that spot on his head in the gravel. It's one of the worst feelings to have your child come in the house screaming with blood running down their face. He's all better now!

I went home for a week in May for my little brother Tony's graduation from GMU. I talked Tim and Tony into taking me to Georgetown cupcakes. It was so fun! These are our beautiful cupcakes. (don't worry -- we shared the cupcakes with Dad, Mom, and Janine when I got home)

Tony, me, and Tim outside the shop. I'm so glad I went.

We went to a fun farm while I was in Virginia and the kids had fun catching a few fish. It was mostly fun because it only took 2 seconds to catch a fish -- no waiting!

We picked strawberries there.

I'm so proud of Tony! I'm so glad I was able to be there to celebrate his graduation and see him one more time before he left for Egypt for a year.

My parent's have chickens and my kids loved them (especially Brody). We also loved spending time with cousins!