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!

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.

#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!

Picnic & Bulls game

Yesterday after work I went to the butcher shop and picked up my meat order for our bbq on Sunday. Plenty of steaks and burgers for all. I took it all home and threw it in the freezer then Sarah and I got the twins ready to go to our family picnic. We like Grant Park we spend a lot of time there. My dog was pretty upset we left him at home. He couldn’t go this time.

We got to the park and it really was nice weather. It was a little breezy but when is it not here? We set up everything just in time for my wife to meet us from work. She looked so good in her outfit. I just grinned and whispered something in her ear to make her laugh. She really is very beautiful. I love watching her. We ate and got the boys fed. They are eating really well now. They both get picky sometimes but they will try just about anything. If they don’t like it, it immediately comes right back out. I make sure we do a variety and I really watch to make sure they are getting a balanced meal each time. It’s not very hard feeding babies with only vegan food. It’s the best thing for them. My boys are both growing up in great ranges on their health charts and we haven’t had any issues since Alex was not thriving.

We sat and enjoyed about a half hour of the nice weather and I walked my boys around a little while the ladies talked. Then it was time to go. We found a place where my wife could get changed. I had brought the clothes she wanted to wear to the game. We got the boys in their jerseys.

You can get next day custom jerseys from the NBA shop. How cool is that? When my wife surprised us with tickets last week we all designed our own custom Jerseys. It was a lot of fun. My wife put Mrs Cooper on the back of hers and I told her she needed to wear it to bed some night Lol She agreed. Sarah put her favorite number which isn’t a Bulls player but she didn’t care. As long as she got what she wanted. I thought it was funny when one guy sitting behind us asked her what player her jersey is from and she said no one I just like the number. Girls, geez.

We got to the parking lot and I changed diapers to make sure we were all ready to go. We got in and found our seats. We were pretty close to the floor. Thank you to my wonderful wife and being so thoughtful she also made sure we were on the end of our row to make it easier with the boys. I asked if she did that on purpose and she said yes so she got a kiss for that. The boys were okay sitting on our laps. Sarah and I had them so my wife could enjoy her hometown Chicago Bulls. When they got restless we walked them around so they wouldn’t disturb anyone. Most of the time we were out on the concourse which is fine. I took enough photos and videos before the game started. Then I sent Sarah back with food and drinks for my wife and her to sit and enjoy. I held my sons hands and we just looked at stuff. When they settled down a little more I took them back. Everywhere we go people want to come up to us. That scares my boys and doesn’t really make me feel comfortable either. I’m usually polite unless someone tries to touch them. I had one lady grab Heston’s face and tell him he was so cute and he started crying so I’m a little more protective now. Usually people just want to know if they are identical, how old, that kind of stuff. My boys draw in a small crowd usually. Anytime some music gets going they start to get funky and want to dance. It’s more like holding my hands and bouncing but we boogie. It really is funny to see them try to mirror each other. Heston still does his head thing.

We got back to our seats and I could tell the boys were crashing. I told my wife probably at half time we needed to go and she said okay. It’s more about the boys experiencing things and not trying to force them to stay places. Sarah had made sure they had a really good nap before we went to the picnic and I’m happy she did. My boys got to see their first NBA game and I’m just happy we survived. By the time we made it back to the Escalade and got them strapped in they were both passed out. I carried them both to the elevator and Sarah carried their bag. I got them into bed without baths. They will both get baths this morning when they get up. My wife said she loved the game and was happy we went. I told her sorry we couldn’t stay longer and she said she knew we wouldn’t make it all the way through. She’s also happy that I have never forced my boys to stay somewhere. We last usually about 2 hours then it’s time to go. Unless we are sight-seeing then I only do about an hour and a half at each place. When more and more people start coming up to us to look at them or talk to them I want to take them and go. It’s weird having so many people ask about my boys. But I think that’s just life. I’m happy to show them off but not really cool with people wanting to hold them. No thanks.

I woke up at 4am for some reason. I am working on emails now for work and then I’m going to go make some breakfast. The other 2 nannies are working this weekend with us so Sarah can have the weekend off. My wife and I have a date night tonight so we’re going to a fancy restaurant that she has been dying to try. I can’t wait to eat there. It has great reviews and 4 different vegan dishes. She always makes sure she finds places that I can eat at too. I love that about her.

It’s going to be a fun weekend. I need to get in the shower and get cleaned up. I had a great workout this morning. I was going to go out for a run but I decided to just workout in our home gym. My dog was disappointed he wanted to go running but it’s raining this morning so no go on that.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy your time off of work. We all need to rest and relax so we can hit next week and be ready for whatever happens. I will update more later. Have a good one, guys!

 

That’s Bull

  Out of nowhere last week my wife surprised us all with Bulls tickets for tonight. She said she wanted to thank me for helping her folks get a new house. That is very sweet of her to do. And they are really great seats too. So my boys will be going to their very first Bulls game. How exciting is that! And then I realize how am I going to wrangle 2 one year olds at a 3 hour  basketball game. I’m taking Sarah with me. She’s great at that stuff plus she loves the Bulls. My wife said she will help but I told her to enjoy the game I can take them out of the area when needed. I did warn her if we need to leave early that’s just how it goes and she said okay. She realizes that babies can’t sit still and enjoy a basketball game. Those are things I am still learning too. I still think this will be great and plan to take a ton of photos and videos for my Facebook page. We bought customized jerseys for everyone so I’m going with the old school MJ jersey and my boys are MJ and Pippin Lol I thought that would be awesome. My boys have great teamwork but they also don’t always get along all of the time. We have started to show our not sharing and grabbing things from each other phase now. So far no hitting but a lot of crying and screaming. And out of nowhere my very chill boy Heston has started doing some kind of a screeching thing. He just does it out of nowhere. Sarah said he’s just testing his limits and seeing what his voice will do. Okay? I don’t know but he does it a lot. It’s getting easier to get used to. I’m a helicopter dad. Anyone that makes a noise I immediately go over and see what’s going on. I can’t help it. Well I probably can but I’m not going to. I’m still in the mindset that these boys need me every single moment I am home and I just can’t stop myself from worrying all of the time.

Then my wife starts talking about when my boys start dating and I almost had a heart attack. I said no. No dating in my house. They can be 25 before they start that and she just laughed. She said as cute as they already are they will both have girlfriends in elementary school. Oh geez. I keep forgetting they are going to grow up into little people. And all the things I did as a kid they will also do. This is what I get. I had to adopt 2 of them Lol I just need to teach them to treat women right. Be respectful and nice. It’s something I’m always trying to remind myself every day as well. We all should.

Tomorrow night my wife and I are going to get the Lionel Richie concert tickets because Mariah Carey will be there and that’s one of my wife’s all time favorite singers. I’m more excited to sing and dance along to Lionel. He’s got some great songs that I still remember. And I heard his show is pretty awesome.

Sunday will be all about the Church until noon. We volunteered to help usher and serve snacks so we will get out at 11:45. We have to be there at 7:30. My wife told me yesterday and I just looked at her like Really? She said it will be good for you and don’t complain. Okayyyyyyy. Geez!

After Church we are hosting a bbq at my place. My friends and my wife’s friends are coming over at 4 to play some new game they found and eat. Grilling meat is one of my least favorite things to do in the world but oh well. My buddies will help me out like they usually do. I have to the butcher tonight right after work to pick up my meat order. Yuck. I hope it doesn’t smell up my Range. Very gross. Hoping the weather holds up otherwise it will be indoor grill time.

I’m excited to go to the game tonight. I hope the Bulls win. They probably won’t Lol Sorry Bulls fans but ya’ll know I’m an OKC Thunder fan. Go Thunder!

Should be a great time. If you are in Chicago get outside today and enjoy it. This weather, I’m telling ya’ll, this is exactly what I needed after a long week of work. And just before a full night of rain too. Spring is here and I’m so happy it is.

Have a great Friday everyone, Go TGIF yourself Lol

Season 7 Episode 9 Recap

I thought it was nice they got back to filming something fun instead of all of this heavy stuff all of the time. We all know Meri’s pet name for me was baby. When I started getting serious in dating my wife she knew this and told me not to ever call her that. I said fine, I will call my children that. It’s just a southern thing to call your woman baby so I came up with 2 different pet names for her. Which I won’t share. My wife has one pet name for me, it’s not baby. And we have gotten past that.

I will say my wife being so much younger than I am, she gets her monthly Cosmo magazine and lawyers answers out of me like the vicious lawyer she is Lol If I get even one question wrong I am immediately accused of not listening enough. But when I get one right she says Very good, (insert pet name). I can also say taking those relationship quizzes makes me want to poke my eyes out with a fork Lol It’s just all a big set up. Cosmo does not have relationship saving advice. And that magazine is very raunchy. I don’t like that she reads it when there is so much more informative thing to read. But Cosmo and Vogue are her dirty little things she does she says. And she doesn’t complain about all of my pilot, food, or veganism magazines I get. We work it out.

Great way to get the audience back to watching, some silly fun and getting more insight on who these people are.