Sep 20, 2008

No more binky!

I did it! I took Cooper's binky away. Hooray! It's been about 10 days since the last time he had his binky and he's actually doing very well with out it. For those of you who don't know, my kid was attached to his binky like it was another appendage. I had tried giving it to him only when he went to bed or took naps, but he couldn't be fooled. I had also tried taking it away completely a few times, but I always gave in when he pleaded with me. It was funny how much he would settle down if I gave him his binky (I miss that). Anyway, the thing that finally decided it for me was when I noticed Cooper was chewing on it and putting holes in it. After that I gathered them all up and locked them in a cupboard when Coop wasn't looking. When he asked for it I would show him the empty container that used to hold all his binkys. When he saw that they weren't there and I told him they were all gone he just kind of shrugged and went off to play. This continued for a couple of days and then he stopped asking for it all together. So, Cooper is officially off the binky. Hooray! The only problem is that the little boy I watch during the week still has a binky and I've caught Cooper in the corner with the baby's binky a few times. Other than that, all is well. :)

Sep 5, 2008


Wow, I guess I haven't posted anything on here for a while. There really isn't much that's new. Cooper is getting bigger everyday. Not just in size but in personality, too. He'll be 2 on the 30th of this month and I can hardly believe it. I'm hoping we can start potty training him soon, but so far he doesn't have much interest. I'm still baby-sitting and doing the day to day things. Our family just spent Labor Day weekend in Thatcher and we had lots of fun. It's always nice to go down there and visit and relax. Randy's dad is also the best cook, so I love having dinner at their house! :) Other than that it's the same old thing. I still haven't gotten a new camera, but I'm hoping to fix that this weekend. (Yes, my old one is irreparably damaged). Anyway, here are some cute pics of Cooper that Joan sent to me. Thanks, Joan! :)

Here's Cooper in Grandma & Grandpa's bed
Cooper and Andrew (the little boy I sit for)
Cooper having fun in the backyard