Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tommy's Party

Saturday we went to Tommy Scherphorn's 3rd birthday party.  The hit of the party was the castle moonbounce.  The kids had a blast jumping and jumping until they were exhausted!.....

Jacob thoroughly enjoyed his cupcake......
.........and licked all the chocolate off the top, of course.

And Jacob was able to practice his soccer skills as well!

Lil' Kickers

On Friday we had our first soccer class of the summer.  It is being held at the big park in our neighborhood.  Several of Jacob's friends are in the class.  

It was a very hot day.  Jacob wore his daddy's soccer shirt from his Algonquin soccer team that he was on when he was little.  
Jacob and Ryan Travis sitting on their 'color spots' listening to Coach Chris and Coach Matt.  

Jacob is getting ready to kick one of the soft balls.  In the background is Darby Farell.

Jacob insisted on wearing his Lil' Kickers uniform once we got home.  The shirt is a little long!  I told Jacob that it looked like he was wearing a dress.  He replied, "Yeah, its kind of like a dresser!"  
Jacob really likes being 'Number 5!'  He ended up taking his nap in his soccer uniform and wore it the entire evening.  

Monday, June 23, 2008

2 Month Checkup

Asher had his 2 month doctor visit today.  He weighed in at 12 pounds, 6 ounces (75%) and 23 inches long (75%).  This was quite a difference from his brother at this age who only weighed 10 pounds, 12 ounces (25%)!  He had to get three shots and one oral vaccine to prevent the Rotovirus.  Unfortunately for the nurse who administered the vaccines, Asher projectile puked the oral vaccine and his lunch all over her and the examination table!  Apparently, this is quite common and nevertheless, Dr. Kaplan reported that Asher is perfect!  I agree..........

After we got home, Asher ate a 5 oz bottle, burped, had a diaper and outfit change and went to sleep.  Isn't he precious?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Club Fun

Club Fun was established at our house tonight. The leader is Emma Farrell, membership consists of Jacob Cowell, Darby Farrell & Kayla Tyson. Activities include bringing play food upstairs to the Dads and running around in circles.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Smiley Guy

Asher has really been smiling and laughing a lot. I tried to capture it on camera and this was the best I could do. I'm sure we'll get some more smiles very soon!

'Bear' Needs A Bottle

Jacob has blossomed into such a good big brother; and quite the little care giver. He has started feeding Bear a bottle (and insists on feeding him in the nursery rocking chair). He also puts Bear in a diaper and swaddles him for his nap.
Yesterday, I was putting Asher down for a nap and left his blue Swaddle Me blanket downstairs in the mud room. Jacob volunteered to go and get it for me. When I asked him if he knew which one to get, he replied, "Yep. The blue one." He then promptly went downstairs and into the mud room and brought me back the Swaddle Me for Asher. What a helpful little boy, and so smart!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ode to Uncle Ben

Uncle Ben came for a visit in May, namely to go to the Preakness with Daddy. But, he did get to spend some quality time with Jacob watching the tube!

Weekend with Grandma & Papa

This past weekend Grandma and Papa came for a visit.  

Grandma & Papa bought Jacob this new sand and water table.  It is sure to provide us with hours of entertainment this summer!

 We also went to the pool and got some sun.  Jacob really likes his veggie sticks!  Yum...Tasty!!!

Mommy's 30th Birthday

Mommy's 30th birthday was celebrated at home with Daddy, Jacob and Asher who each signed cards and sang happy birthday. I love my boys!

The Arrival of Asher

Asher Samuel Cowell arrived on April 23, 2008 after only about 5 minutes of pushing! He was ready to come out and meet his new fam -- especially big brother Jacob. The past six weeks have been quite an adjustment for Jacob. And after several weeks of refusing to eat, bathe, or pee pee on the potty, I'm happy to report that all order has been restored. The hunger strike is over, Jacob voluntarily took a long bath last night and has been going pee pee on the potty consistently for the past two weeks!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Our beautiful circus

Jacob & Scout

Well, it seems as though everyone and their dog has a blog these days. So, I've decided to create one detailing the life and times of the circus that pervades our family. And with two dogs and two kids, it is very much a circus here in the Cowell household.

As introductions go, our firstborn was Scout, a Yorkshire Terrier. He's a sweet little guy who has had his share of health problems over the years but has provided us with lots of joy. He used to be about 2.5 pounds but has recently crept up to about 4.5 pounds (with the arrival of Cooper) and has become quite bitter about the newest additions to our family.

Jacob arrived next. He's two and a half now and such a little man. He loves any and all trucks, cars, trains, puzzles, Diego, and his new sand and water table. He is super smart and inquisitive and makes us laugh everyday.

Then about six months ago, we adopted Cooper from the Humane Society. Someone had given him up and I just couldn't pass up that sweet face knowing that we could provide him a nice yard in which to chase squirrels and birds. He adjusted quickly to our routine. He loves all children and is very protective and sweet. Except to his brother, Scout, whom he enjoys taunting and antagonizing, constantly.

Our newest addition is Asher. Or as Jacob calls him, "Baby Asher Samuel Cowell." He is six weeks old now. He was a big boy at birth, weighing in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. He's a cutie, of course, but still hasn't been educated on the importance of sleep. We're anxiously awaiting when he sleeps through the night -- or at least for several consecutive hours!

So, that's our story. We'll update periodically when milestones occur or when we just get some cute pictures to share. Hope you'll check back often.