Go Cubs!

Yesterday we took the twins to the Cubs game. My boys love going. I love being there with them. We will always be a Cubs family. We got in and got settled in our seats. I got out the drinks for my boys and a baggie of their snacks. We were each holding one on our laps even though I purchased 4 seats. I knew I would be putting our stuff in the seats next to us. Heston decided he wanted Mommy. I got Alex for the first few innings. Then the boys wanted to walk around so I took them by myself around the back and started walking with them hand in hand. The people swarm to us I swear and it scares my kids. I do my best to keep them in close to me so we don’t get in anyone’s way and we were walking on the outside of the area so people can walk freely but here they come at us. It makes my heart race and I try to answer their questions quickly so they can go away. I hate being rude but I can’t protect them, pick them up and run faster than any drunk a-hole trying to touch on them. Thankfully at this game we didn’t have that happen. We did the last game. Sarah was of course waiting for me so I could purchase a few things real quick and stuff them in my pockets to take back to our seats. The boys ditched me immediately and went to their SaySay Lol They can’t quite say Sarah so Heston turned it into Saysay. Whatever works, son.

The game was great. The Cubs won of course and we got to cheer them on as my boys would yell just because everyone else around us was yelling. I did pick Heston up once to cheer and he got a high-five from the lady in back of us. He sort of got his hand up for it but that’s the best he could do. He was scared.

We left early because my wife said Alex was getting restless which he always does and we wanted to get out of there before the entire stadium emptied all at once. She takes the bag, I take the both boys and off we go. My boys are both chunks at this point. It’s like carrying two bags of dog food around for 8 blocks. I had to put them down once we cleared the area. Then it’s a foot race to keep them in front of us and not off into the street. Heston is always the one that wants to hit the curb. If there’s a stroller that folds up and you can stuff it in a backpack, let me know. That would sure come in handy for us. If we could at least stroller one of them the other one would be easy to carry for me.

We went out to dinner after the game because other than the hot dog and fries my wife had we really didn’t eat much. My boys had their snacks. They didn’t want anything else. It explains why they both pigged out like I did at dinner though. By the time we got them both in their car seats and headed back up north they were passed out so my wife and I could hold hands as I drove everyone home. She has always done that since we started dating. She likes to hold my hand while I’m driving. I asked her why once and she said it’s a comfort thing. Girls are weird.

This morning my wife, Sarah, and I are going to Church. Everyone else is staying home. We have to stop at Starbucks on our way back and then we are all going out for brunch. My wife found this really cool breakfast place nearby that she wants us to try. She said they make omelette frites that she heard are the best. I’m sure we will have oatmeal or some seasonal fruit which is all my boys want anyway. Man, they can blow right through a thing of grapes. I’ve never seen anything like it. They have teeth enough we can let them eat them but we watch every grape. We don’t want any choking. We all literally watch them chomp it up Lol Sarah still cuts them in 3rds because she said I’m dumb for letting them eat a whole grape like that. If one of them had ever chocked on one yet I wouldn’t, but they really like to chomp hard. I made it into a big game. Chomp on it! Get it! And they do.

Today is lazy Sunday at the Cooper house. It’s going to be a little cloudy and there’s a small chance of rain but it’s going to be hot enough we are all going out on the boat again. I have to put it up once the weather changes soon so I want to get more time out on the lake. I just looked it’s supposed to be 78 degrees. A little rain won’t hurt my group if we get caught in it. This time I need to remember to actually bring the sunscreen. I laid it out on the counter and forgot all about it. Of course it was solely my fault and not anyone else’s fault. That’s okay I’m so used to getting the blame now I just say Yeah okay that’s my fault and we all move on. Even if it’s not my fault, with 4 women versus me it’s just easier.

We are in full Halloween costume mode. We have no idea what to dress our babies. My wife wants Peace to go in a baby pumpkin outfit because she has seen all of her nieces dressed as that. I was wanting something different. We are still searching. I’m really thinking it’s Batman time for my boys though Lol I have been dying to get the all dressed up as Batman. How cool is that! I can’t wait.

I better get in the shower and get myself ready. My wife hogs the bathroom as soon as she gets up so I need to get ready to go.

Have a blessed Sunday and go to Church! We all need a little Church in our lives. I will update more tomorrow guys.

It’s Game Day @Cubs!

My wife and I have decided to take the twins to the Chicago Cubs game today. The weather will be nice enough for them and by the time it starts getting cooler the game will be done anyway. The plan is to go without the nannies even though I have Sarah going with 2 friends. She wanted to go I didn’t ask her. I did ask her if we need help will you come help us and she said of course. So my backup plan is already in place. My wife knows about it but doesn’t want us to use it. She is trying to get us to do more things out with just the boys and no help at all. She said they need to start listening to us and they need to also get used to big crowds because with twins we get swarmed wherever we are anyway. We are a side-show act apparently. We are all wearing our custom-made Cubs jerseys again. I love that you can get them made and shipped within a day or two. That really was a good deal. My wife is going to wear a baseball hat too. That never happens. I was shocked when she stole one of mine and put it on last night. She said “What do you think?” I said get in the bedroom right now that’s the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen Lol She just laughed and said she thinks this will help block the sun. I said well I like it. Her long blonde ponytail was a struggle to yank through the back she said but it worked out. She looked great! I will be taking photos of course and I will upload them tomorrow to our family page.

Let me think, nothing else much going on. Work is good, my wife’s work is good. Oh. We did pick the date for her baby shower. Our son is coming in January of 2018 but we are moving her over to Paris in November. So we are doing the baby shower early. We asked everyone not to get us gifts because we don’t need any, we asked if they wanted to do something, donate to Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma Food banks instead. Just bring a card with a nice note inside would be all. We are having the event catered with staff on hand and my wife said she’s looking forward to her baby games. She asked if I could convince Lindsay to come and I said I would try.

I tried. Lindsay hung up on me the first time I asked. The second time I asked she said why do you people have parties for a baby when you keep having babies every 2 months. That’s too many babies, stop making me come out there to celebrate your sex life. That made me hang up. Then she called back and left a voicemail laughing and saying she will think about it but I need to stop humping on my wife Lol It is NEVER just an easy yes or no with her. Unless she’s mad. Then it’s an f-bomb no and there is no further discussion. I’m caught between laughing really hard or being very offended.

We have begun to pack up some things to take to Paris with my wife on our first trip over. She’s going to turn in her two weeks notice in the middle of October. That way on November 1st she is done working. They have her just helping out other cases right now anyway. They don’t want her taking a case and having to leave in the middle of it. That would not go over well.

Our first trip to Paris will be that first weekend in November to go see the house and make sure she has everything she will need. Our kids will not be going over at that time. I am bringing them in January when I move. I thought about it, I know it will be easier for them to acclimate but I can’t do it. I don’t want to do it and I decided. She said okay. She is going to enjoy a few months off and get the house ready for all of us. It’s a huge move but one we both want. We both have said if either one wants to move back we will. For now we are set on staying forever. I like the location to all of Europe and the other continents. I want to travel. She likes being out of the U.S. and raising our kids in another country. She said she wants them to be cultured and learn about the world. I agree. I want the best for them and right now the best for our family is Paris. I can’t wait! I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time.

It sounds like everyone is up now. Peace woke me up this morning. I got her changed and fed. Then she was still up so I already got her bathed and changed for the day. She was taking a nap but I think my boys woke her up. Sorry? Time to get my rugrats and get breakfast going. I love seeing their faces in the morning. My boys are very sweet.

Have a great weekend, guys! Go Cubs!

Cubs game on Saturday? Okay!

  I shouldn’t have to say this but… THAT IS NOT ME IN THIS PHOTO Lol

That’s Chicago Cubs awesome pitcher Jake Arrieta. Anytime I post a photo on here of some dude doing something the trolls assume it’s meant to be a photo of me. It never has been. That’s how dumb the trolls are. It’s meant to represent something funny I’m trying to write about. Yes I do like the cubs, I do know how to pitch a ball, I have been to many ball games but I’m not a pitcher for the Cubs, I wish!

 

My wife has decided we are taking the boys to the Cubs game on Saturday. We aren’t taking any nannies. I think that’s a big mistake but she said we need to figure it all out ourselves. Okay. I like that idea. I just don’t like them being in big crowds like that without a few adult watching every move they make. Sarah is pissed, she wanted to go. I told her I would get her and some friends some tickets and she said okay. I didn’t tell my wife that part, because having a backup plan with the boys is no longer cool at our house I guess. My wife is in full on MOM mode lately and wanting us to cut back on how much we use the nannies on the weekends. I mostly don’t use them at all. I am with my kids 24/7 on weekends. I make sure I get all of my work stuff done Friday night late so that all weekend it’s me and my babies. I use the nannies if I need to run to the store or if I need to go out back and do something for a little while. My wife says when we are in Paris we have to really rely on each other because we don’t know how nannies. So it’s not about our current nannies it’s about what are we going to do once we are in Paris. I’m going to say here watch my kids I need to go buy groceries. How hard is that? Lol I guess that’s not right. Okay? Not Okay? I don’t know. This pregnancy stuff is starting to weird her out I think.

We also found out yesterday that our son is a little bit bigger than normal size charts. I tried to tell her before I knocked her up. The doctor is predicting over 9 pounds. Good luck with that sweetness Lol Sorry? My boy is going to be HUGE! I love it. I hope he’s tall just like me. My wife almost passed out when she got the news. I told her what did you expect, look at me.

So now she’s freaking out. We wanted to do natural birth but she said it’s going to rip her you know what all to h e double hockey sticks and now she’s considering a C-Section. I told her it’s her choice but either way, take the drugs Lol She’s going to need them. She agrees. So far her pregnancy has been really easy. She loves it. She said she loves being pregnant. She wants to enjoy every week growing a little more. She’s loving eating anything she wants right now. We are still working out together and keeping her fitness going. She’s eating more and more vegan foods which really makes me happy. I think it’s going great. I don’t see any problems yet.

Work is going good too. We are busy and trying to catch up has been a challenge. I’m finally caught up on all of my meetings and emails. I had a lot waiting for me on Monday. I have a few meetings today but then none the rest of this week.

Sounds like my wife is up I need to go get ready for work. Hope everyone is having a great work week. I will update more on Friday!

Keep praying and donating to the people effected by all of the hurricanes. They still need help. God loves you and I love ya’ll too!

She took my hat then my coat

Last night we went to the Cubs game. What a great game it was.  Grand slam by Riz to start it off and it stayed pretty even until the last innings. Maddon got tossed on a bs call and it really was. My wife got mad and started shouting that was funny. The rain made it worth the win. I offered her my hat. She said no then it started streaming down and I offered her my coat. She said no again so I said it’s not for you it’s for peanut. That’s what we have been calling our baby. That’s when she took my coat and my hat and let me sit there getting soaked Lol Anything for my wife and baby.

Cubs won on yet another Bryant play. Wild pitch to score Javi, Cubs win Cubs win!

We got back to the condo and she had to fix herself up before we drove home. We parked her car there so we could both see all the finished work. Each condo looks great. All of the floors are redone and fresh paint everywhere. I cant sell anything until November so we don’t need to get them staged yet. Looks great!

We got home and I accidentally woke up Peace just in time for her to eat. I did feel bad. She ate pooped and went right back to sleep Lol

Tonight I’m playing at Cam’s bar from 9pm until 10:30. His regular guy called in last night and said he can’t make it. So if you are in the Lake Forest area and enjoy singing and guitar live music ask me for the address today. Would love a big crowd.

Ready?

I’m taking my wife to a Cubs game tonight it might rain though. I told her that part and she said it will be fine. She loves the Cubs as much as I do. I’m meeting her downtown when she gets off work at 5:30. Tentatively. Might be 6 she said. She said its a perfect date night for us. She wants to eat at the game which means I need to eat before I meet her. I’m not a big fan of the 2 vegan options. They have a fake chicken shawarma and spicy tofu taco. No thanks. This gives me a great excuse to hit Native Foods Lol

We are finally on the last episode of Big Brother so we got caught up last night. Why does anyone listen to Paul. Vote him out. This show is dumb and that is why I don’t watch it. The girls love it and want Mark to win. Mark cries too much.

Hope everyone is having a good work week. I will update more later.

Opening Day #GoBears

  Today is the opening day for the Chicago Bears. Go Bears! I gave my tickets to my buddy Josh. He’s taking his brother. Have fun guys. I want to go but I need to stay home this time. That photo I’m using as my featured image, isn’t that fish? I don’t know what kind but it looks like a fish plate.

Also tonight we are hosting our adoption attorney and her team for supper. I’m having it catered because she wanted fish. I don’t cook fish that well (Vegan) since I don’t eat it and I don’t want to screw it all up. I probably could have figured it out but I don’t want to. We have a great chef that comes to help us for our events when needed. I asked her if she was available and she said Ye$.

This weekend we are getting the party plans ready for next Saturday when we have our Baby Open House. Since we adopted Peace out of the blue we didn’t have a baby shower. We have the invites done and sent out already. It will be from 8am to noon because I have Cubs tickets for that afternoon Lol We will be at the office to make it easier for everyone to come see us. I don’t think it’s fair to ask all of our family, friends, employees, and co-workers, to drive all the way up here. I also want to show off our new building. Most of our family and friends haven’t seen it yet. It’s gorgeous! It really turned out great and I’m already filling up the bottom floors with leases. Very happy things went well. Much nicer building. My other one is getting renovated. We will use it for more offices for our other divisions. I think holding onto it will be lucrative in the next few years. Someone will make me a fat offer and I will take it.

Also this weekend we are taking my wife shopping for maternity clothes. Her stuff is snug. She squeezes into it and then she said she feels fat. I say you look beautiful and she said this is all your fault. This may be the only time I’m very happy to take the blame for something. Yes it is my fault! She helped!

Peace is doing great. She’s gaining weight and looking good. The boys love their little sister. I can’t believe she’s already 2 weeks old. It has been a big adjustment but I really think the boys are in that in between age where they want to help but they also don’t want anyone else to have my attention. It’s getting easier to deal with them now that I know when one of them is about to have a fit. Do you know who’s the biggest baby watcher of all? The darn cat Lol Tristan has stopped hiding and has decided he needs to watch after her every moment. He even tries to sleep in her nursery but we shoo him out. He wants to know where she’s at all of the time. When I pick her up and take her out to the living room he follows us. It’s the weirdest and sweetest thing. My dog does the same thing but he also hangs outside most of the day. He loves having a yard. I guess I thought taking him for walks 3 times a day or taking him to the dog park a few evenings a week was enough. I was wrong. He really loves this place. We barely see him until it’s time to eat. I have 3 water bowls outside that we clean and fill up twice a day. He doesn’t need me anymore. I miss him Lol At least he still sleeps in our room. That way I know he’s okay.

We are still getting in some great messages. Thanks again everyone. The name Peace is a huge hit. It fits her. Everyone says wait until she’s a teenager, she won’t be so Peaceful then. Maybe she will. I wasn’t that much of a handful as a kid. My wife says she wasn’t either, her parents confirmed that. She said all of her brothers were. The boys in her family are still getting into trouble.

I need to go get my wife up for work. She said last night she will get here when she gets here for our special supper. She is so busy at work. I told her don’t rush, it’s fine.

Hope everyone has a great day. Almost the weekend! God loves you and I love ya’ll too! Peace!

#Cubs win, of course

Last night my wife and I had a double date at the Cubs game. We met up with one of her sisters and the brother-in-law. Nice couple. I like them. We are all still getting to know each other but her sister pulled me aside and told me that my wife just gushes about me constantly. I guess I’m good at this marriage thing. She also said she’s very happy for her sister and that she just loves the boys. She’s excited about our little baby Cooper coming up in January and I’m glad to hear it. My wife talks to her family members daily. They are always texting or on the phone. I love they are so close. I hope I’m as close with my kids as they grow older. Her parents send texts. They haven’t mastered Facetime yet but they will learn. Very good people. Her family has just welcomed us in like we belonged to them forever. I was nervous the first time she took me to a birthday party and we were making our official debut to her family. It went great and it was a lot of fun. I’m usually wanting to leave those kind of things after a half hour. I have a lot of things to get done and I really am not used to just hanging out just to hang out. At least not at a party I wasn’t hosting. I pop in. That’s what I’m trying to say. I’m a pop in guy. Hey, great party, oh food. Happy (Insert whatever kind of congratulations here) this was great, I need to get going. That’s me. Not anymore.

The cubs won 3 to 1. Didn’t even need the bottom of the 9th. Looking good but still floating below where they should be. It’s early but time does go fast in baseball. The Astros are looking strong this season. Have you seen their record? Wow. 1st in the AL West. They are a team to watch. We all had a great time and I drug home even more Cubbie gear for everyone. They always have new stuff. I can’t help it. We are a Cubs family.

Tonight I’m taking the nannies, all 3 of them, and my boys to the game. It’s going to be beautiful weather. Perfect for my boys to be outside for hours. I’m aware we most likely are going to have to leave early OR we are going to end up holding 2 sleeping boys by the end of it. I want my boys to get experiences in crowds, to learn how to stay near Daddy and to listen. I also want them exposed to baseball. It’s a great sport and I’m an avid fan. The nannies have been group chat texting about their outfits for 3 days now. Like I care. Just throw on a Cubs tshirt and let’s go. How is that hard to decide. I guess it’s because it’s a huge place to meet guys (That are half drunk btw) and with all 3 of my nannies single I’m going to be saying, Don’t talk to that guy a lot Lol They make me feel old. They also make me watch them more than I watch the game. Someone is always hopping up to go somewhere. Last time Brandi was literally holding a hot dog and said she needed a hot dog as soon as a guy she wanted to approach went by. It was ridiculous. Women!

We are now at the half way point of the year and I’m leaning on Lindsay more to take over things. She is learning very fast and trying to get all of her Mexico business passed off to the 4 people that she is going to push it off on. I have 6 more months of this working career before I retire. I’m taking a break. I need one. I have kept my foot on the gas pedal for almost 10 years now. It was really hard in the beginning. It was just me and my secretary from Nebraska, Shelly starting out. She had all of the faith and I had none of it. She kept encouraging me to hang in there. Even when I lost deal after deal after deal. I’m so thankful I listened to her. I wanted to quit a dozen times but she told me the only way up is through. She was right. I’m excited or it to end. I’m also excited about cashing the checks I get each month for my ownership. It will be nice not working and still getting paid. Perfect timing too because our baby is due in January. God has blessed me so much. I almost feel like I don’t deserve this much good stuff.

I had won 2 tickets to go see the movie the Mummy at a preview event. I gave those tickets to my wife. She’s taking a coworker. I didn’t want to see it. It doesn’t even look that good but she said Ooohhh Tom Cruise so that was easy to give away. I know they will have fun tonight. She said movie previews are usually packed. Thanks again to NBC Chicago for hooking me up. I appreciate the tickets. They are going to get good use and the theater will be making money off of my popcorn, snack, soft drink loving wife Lol She always has to get the biggest combo they have then doesn’t even finish half of it. And doesn’t take it home to finish later. She says she thinks she wants more than she actually does.

Tonight’s Cubs game will also be a winner and I pray my boys enjoy it. It’s always Alex that has the issues. He just doesn’t like to sit still very long. Heston will sit on my lap and munch on his food with no problems. The girls usually have to take Alex to walk around a few times. That’s my boys. Identical and completely different. I’m so glad they are mine. We are a perfect fit. I love my family. I really do!

I hope ya’ll are having a good start to your work week. I will update more tomorrow. Have a good one!

Cubs games all week

I’m finally going to be home all week from the work trips I’ve endured the past 2 weeks. It’s been a lot. I get to go to all of the Cubs games this week and weekend. I’m excited and can’t wait to watch the boys play. I’m taking different people each time. Tonight my wife and I are going with her sister and brother-in-law. A double date. Tomorrow night we’re taking the boys. Me and 3 nannies plus 2 babies = Uh oh Lol Should be fun. Then it’s going to be Employees with me night. I’m taking 3 random selected people. That will be fun I really hope they enjoy the game. And the rest of the time it’s boys nights out. I need it. I really do. I’ve been so busy lately I’m barely seeing my Chicago friends. I don’t have that many male friends that live here because my life is surrounded by woman but that’s okay. I asked Drew to fly out this weekend but he can’t. They are going on their family vacation this weekend. I forgot about that.

We had a very nice weekend in Nashville. The concert was awesome. Not much to say it’s not my type of music. I did like some songs. Kind of catchy. The boys had a great time hanging out with everyone. My wife has begun her morning sickness. She’s not miserable yet. She just wants to get through work when it hits. We’re trying to figure out what smells or food makes her want to hurl. It’s very tricky. She said it’s not so bad right now but may get progressively worse. I don’t know. I’m just doing exactly as she tells me. I’m not up her ass about anything. I told her during her pregnancy I’m here. Anything she wants or needs but she has to communicate. I can’t read her mind. If I could we could avoid the eye rolling I get.

Lindsay took care of a bunch of trolls. She got their accounts locked and suspended. I’m very grateful for all of the hard work she puts into my protection. She’s always been my plenipotentiary but it’s nice to know she handles the small stuff too. She will be back and forth to Mexico the next 3 weeks. She always brings home good, better, best news on our investments. I know she has side investments of her own down there, I don’t ask, either way we are making more money off of those investments than all of my company’s profit margins combined. That explains how she was able to invest so much into the pot companies when she did. I really thought she was just loaning those people money. She is a 50% owner in each shop. She now has invested in 40 shops. Isn’t that crazy? She’s making a killing at it too. I don’t mind she’s into that, she doesn’t smoke it or even use it. It’s just wrong to me. She’s fine with it because most people do use it for pain control and she said that’s something you need when nothing else works for you. I disagree that a 25-year-old male gets a weed care for glaucoma. That’s bs. Everyone knows it too. That’s just how it work. There are always loopholes.

I’m going to get back to work. I hope everyone has a happy Monday! My work week is going to be pretty light. Mostly staying in the office with not too many meetings. I’m happy to be home. All this flying around is exhausting.

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!