Nine Months!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My little baby is growing too fast!

Cohen at 9 Months

Eating!
Cohen ha officially decided that he will eat solids. We had a ward BBQ a few weeks ago and noticed that another baby in the ward was eating solids like professional (and he's two months younger!), so I told Cohen to watch him cause that's how it was done. Well, the next day Cohen ate his whole breakfast and didn't push anything back out! I'm thrilled that Cohen is now eating, but a little worried that he give in to peer pressure so easily.

Rolling Around
Cohen has been rolling from his stomach to his back for a long time, but wouldn't roll from his back to his belly (he doesn't like being on his belly). Well, out of nowhere he just started rolling and rolling and rolling. Now he moves all around the room. He hasn't started drawing, but he's become the expert roller.

Exploring
Now that Cohen is mobile, he is getting into everything. He really likes to roll over to the bookshelf in his room and pull everything out of the cubby.  This kid has no desire to stay in one spot!

Playing
I love that Cohen will sit on the floor and entertain himself. He loves playing with his toys and rolling over to find more.

Talking (more)
Cohen still says, "Da da da" the most, but he has now added "Ma Ma Ma" which makes me happy. He also says, "Bah Bah."


Disneyland: Day 2

Monday, August 4, 2014

We explored Cars Land a little more on day 2. Mom and Dad were total rockstars and went on the Cars ride with me. They aren't the biggest fans of it, but were willing to stand in line with me. Since we did it first thing in the morning, the line wasn't too bad. I really liked the ride! I thought it was great.




After exploring Cars Land we went over to Disneyland. We went on Thunder Mountain and then got a little lunch. At lunch we discovered that the best way to entertain Cohen at meals was to give him a paper cup to play with. It would entertain him the whole time! So every time we went to a restaurant we would ask for an empty kids cup and then we were good! I love my son! He's such a cheap date!

Kari, You just graduated from college....what are you going to do next?

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's the Anderson family....what do you think?! Of course we went to Disneyland!

Mom had the brilliant idea to drive down to Disneyland after Kari's graduation party. So, we loaded up the car and made the 18 hour drive down. Cohen was a total rockstar! He only go fussy a few times and slept most of the way.


 We went to California Adventure first. I haven't been since they added the new cars land, so I was super excited to see everything. We did the Pixar Parade and learned rather quickly that Cohen wasn't a fan. I think the problem was we were sitting under a speaker and it was just too loud for him.

Special thanks to Kari for helping with taking pictures. We took turns holding Cohen and taking pics.




We really didn't do much the first day (since we drove for 18 hours to get there), but in true Anderson fashion (and thanks to Cohen) we were up bright and early the next day!

Cohen and Great Grandma O

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

One of my favorite moments of my trip to Washington was when Cohen's Great Grandma O sat outside with him while we decorated for Kari's graduation party. Mom and I were running in and out of the house getting things, and Great Grandma O sat in the chair next to Cohen and chatted with him while he played with his toys.  They were out there for probably 20 minutes. He would look up and smile at her every once in a while. It was very sweet.


Cohen's other Great Grandma died a few months before our visit. She was an amazing lady and I'm so sad that she and Cohen didn't get the chance to meet.

Congratulations Kari!

Friday, July 25, 2014

This is about a month late now...Sorry! 

Congratulations Kari!

Cohen and I flew over to Washington to surprise Kari for her graduation. I'm so glad we could be there to celebrate with her! We all went out to lunch and then her graduation on Thursday night (poor little Cohen was up way past his bed time and had a hard time sleeping through all the noise) and then had a little get together on Friday to celebrate Kari!

My friend Elizabeth made the AMAZING candy leis for Kari and Cohen! They were out of this world. Kari got so many compliments! Thanks Elizabeth!

Kari, You're AMAZING! I knew you could do it! I know you're going to do great on your next adventure and you can achieve anything you want to! PS. You totally kicked that Math Classes trash!







Eight Months!

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's July!? Where has all the time gone?!

I have been super busy over the past month, so I have so much to catch up on! I flew to Washington with Cohen to surprise my sister for her college graduation, then we celebrated with her with a quick weekend trip to DISNEYLAND, then I spent a couple weeks with my fam, went to Annie's (friend from High School) wedding (in Oregon), then I flew home just in time for Jeff's family to come visit for a week....or two, then drove down to DC for my nephews wedding, spent some quality time with Jeff's family, had the missionaries over for dinner, then had some friends over for dinner, which brings us to today. CRAZY, but I have A LOT of pictures to show you. I'm just starting to get back into the grove of life, so I should be getting some pictures up over the next week or two.

Oh, and while all that happened, Cohen turned 8 Months!

Cohen at 8 Months
19 lb 4 oz
28.5 in

Reaching
Cohen is now reaching for anything and everything that is in his reach. He currently really likes reaching for my glasses and cell phone. Maybe if I didn't play with my phone so much Cohen wouldn't have such a fascination with it.

Moving
Cohen is probably the laziest baby alive. He has been since day one. He has no interest in crawling and really won't do much it it requires extra effort. That includes eating. He really has no desire to eat solid foods when formula is just so easy for him. Lazy little guy. That said, he has been moving a lot more in his crib. I will put him down one way and then find him completely upside-down!

Listening
I'm a little late on posting about this, but I figure better late then never. Cohen is a huge fan of music. Jeff and I both sing to him at night or when we are putting him down for a nap. Song selection includes: Puff the Magic Dragon, On the Lose, I Heard Him Come, House At Pooh Corner and a section of Children's primary songs and Christmas songs that Jeff sings him. Cohen's favorite song is "When Will My Life Begin" from Tangled. I'm not really sure why he likes it so much, but when he is fussy I can turn that on and he just calms right down. Certain songs from Frozen have a similar effect, but nothing like Tangled.

Traveling
I just have to brag a bit here. I flew with Cohen by myself to Washington and he was amazing! He is totally a great traveler (which is good considering all the places we will be dragging him to) Not only did he totally rock the 5.5 hour flight, but he also did amazing on the 18 hour drive down to Disneyland!

Teething
Cohen got his first tooth on July 12th! Then his second popped up the next day! He won't let me see them (he sticks out his tongue every time I open his mouth to take a look), but I know they are there! He has bitten me enough times to know for sure!

I had some little helpers with Cohen's 8 month photo-shoot! Special thanks to my lovely nieces!




Seven Months!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I know this is ridiculously late. I've been doing some traveling so haven't had much time to blog. I do have some fun adventures I will share with you next week!

Cohen at 7 Months


Chatting
Cohen has started saying "dada."  He sits in his crib and says it over and over again. When we say it to him he just smiles and laughs! It's the cutest thing.

Eating Solids...kind of
We are having issues with solids. Cohen won't eat enough. Our Doctor told us that Cohen should be eating three 6 oz meals by the time we see him in July. Well, I can barely get Cohen to eat 3 oz. He's just not that interested. I'm not sure what we are going to do. So far Carrots, Squash, and Sweet Potatoes are his favorites! I say favorites because those are the ones I've gotten him to eat the most of.