Isolation or Isatoners?

We are all getting along so far. We have had a few snippy moments but I’m very proud we are all behaving well. The kids have their moments and I can say my twins are finally acting like 5 year olds. They are sweet and nice, helpful even, and then all of a sudden they throw a fit, yell, and stomp off. I’m enjoying the in between moments when we are all playing nicely.

Update on my foot. I bruised my heel and I’ve been put on 3 days of rest (sorta) and I have to take a few days worth of pills. I’m resting by not doing much. The girls have all stepped up to help me and I am enjoying it (taking advantage of not cooking or cleaning) all that I can. I’m working on Week 6 of Quarantine. I’ve been to the stores a few times. We spend all of our time here. Hawaii has finally relaxed a few things but we are not going out. Not yet. I get a final decision tomorrow on what I need to do about Sky’s adoption appointment. It’s stressing me out. If I need to take her back I will but I promise you that baby will be bubble wrapped or something Lol Do they make baby hazmat suits? It does sound like we can do it virtually. They will mail me the documents, I sign them, we mail them back. It’s the best we can do. I will take it. She will be my first (and last) kid I adopt over the internet Lol How crazy is that?

Things are calm. I love it like that. I think I’m really enjoying all of this family time. My kids are growing up so fast and I’m noticing the small milestones. I hope everyone is doing okay.

I ordered Isatoner slippers for everyone. They will get here Wednesday. I’m excited to see what everyone thinks. I got all kinds of questions when I started looking at shoe sizes. I tried to sneak around and do it but with a house full of 3 adult females, there’s no sneaking anything. Not even ice cream sandwiches for the kids.

Stay safe guys, everyone that lives in a state that has opened back up, use your common sense. It’s not a safe environment. This stuff is not over. Protect yourself. You have to. Love you guys!

2 blogs in 1 week, Wow

I’m going to try to blog more often. It really is hard to find time when I have my kids all by myself all day and night. When they go to bed I have to do the daily cleaning up and start responding to my text/tweets/messages/emails/all of it. I haven’t been watching much tv but I am getting excited for the new season of Game of Thrones. Also from the trash heap of my tv list I’m starting to record True Life Now on MTV Lol I friggin’ love that show. It shows so many different things I am not even aware of. The first on is 3 people obsessed with the Kardashians. I barely know who they are. I know there’s a Kim, a Mary?, Jenner? ummm I think the little one is Vanessa? I don’t care who they are. So this one will be interesting. I can’t wait to see the whole season.

Things are going great. I’m very happy to have my house back all to ourselves. I’m tired of all of the mess I have to clean up from my family. I love them but )*@#)(*$# those )*(W#$)(#$’ers don’t clean up after themselves. The dishes. The @#ERO)*(@#$ DISHES!

Kids are great, healthy, even though it has been cold. We are doing great. I’m doing great. Jesse the girl I have been dating is doing great. It’s nothing serious. Neither one of us want anything serious. I’m not ready and she works a lot.

And…..it’s almost time for our family vacation! I can’t wait to get out of here for a while. It’s coming up very soon. We all need it. The warm weather will be just what we all need.

How is everyone doing so far this year? I pray the government shutdown ends soon, I pray Trump goes away, and I hope whoever is going to run against him will win. Someone should take his cellphone away already, geez.

My New Year’s resolution this year is 1 thing, I am going to be a better listener to everyone in my life. It’s the one thing I’m not that great at, I tend to trail off into a thought if a story goes on too long. I need to pay attention. If I don’t I’m going to miss half of what my kids say and they are already talking up a storm Lol

Have a great week guys!

Getting back into routine

Since we brought Talon home I have been busier than ever. My wife was still on bed rest a few days after we got home from the hospital. She was not feeling the best. She said today she feels a lot better and will be venturing out for the first time since being home. She just wants to go to the store. She doesn’t know what for but she just wants to. Fine by me. Again, whatever my wife wants she can have. Especially after such a hard time with delivery. I’m so happy Talon is here! It really changes the home a lot. Having 2 little babies at once is hard but we have a little routine going on. Talon gets fed the same or close to the time that Peace gets fed. Peace and my boys all get showers or baths around the same time and get put to bed at the same time. We feed Talon a few times over night when he wakes up and is hungry. Peace usually sleeps almost all night now but still has woken up because her little brother wakes her up.

We put Talon in the little room next to our bedroom and we moved Peace into the room next to him. My twins are down the hallway. All of my kids are on the same floor as us to make it much easier. The nannies live upstairs and have to go up and down the stairs if they need something from their rooms. Everything is going great. And then…

My wife decides we need to move Talon into our room, which is exactly what she did with Peace Taylor Lol We are trying to be polite with each other but we are both so exhausted. I sat her down and asked if we could move Talon back to his own room and she said no yet. Which means he’s in there for the 1st year. We juuuusstttt got Peace moved into her nursery. She was only coming in half of the time. My wife is deathly afraid of SIDS and I understand all of it. I went through a phase where I had my nannies in the nursery with my boys for 24/7. It lasted almost a full week. I don’t know what caused it but I did realize I was being ridiculous. She has to realize this on her own. So for now Talon is in, Peace is in a little and my boys stay in their own bedroom. The twins are sharing a bedroom for now but when they hit 5 years old we already decided they get their own room each. My wife wants them to have their own identity and their own space. Our house can only hold 2 more kids before we run out of room. Thankfully we will be adopting another girl at some point in the next 2 years so that Peace will have a little sister. Or a big sister depends on who God blesses to our home.

My nannies are helpful but I don’t know 2 of them well and I’m taking a little longer to warm up to them. They are there when I am out doing the shopping or going to get something. When I come home I’m full dad mode. That’s how I have always been. I pray we are done with the crud this season and no more kiddos gets sick. That’s wishful thinking but I really do hope it’s over with for now.

On to more exciting news, my boys will be having their 2-year-old birthday party in a few weeks. We have so much going on to plan it out. It’s going to be a small gathering and then in late March when we all have to travel back to the States we will do a big family party with everyone. Much easier to delay it then drag everyone over.

At this age my boys won’t know the difference anyway.

We love living in Paris. We have not been a big fan of all of the rain or flooding. Our house is fine. My office in Paris is fine. We have not had any issues. Further south of us has but we are okay.

Life is great! I love my wife, she loves me. I’m just not allowed to touch her ever again! Or until she says I can. Probably a month more than the 6 weeks after. Her little body went through a full-blown trauma and she said she’s not going to just bounce back like she thought. I told her don’t even worry about the baby weight and working out for now. Just chill and relax. I will help. And I have been.

I have no direction in what I want to do. I want to work or at least work on something. I don’t really know. I have plenty of time to figure things out. My wife said she’s going to be a stay at home mom for the next 3 months and then she plans to get a job. I have no idea doing what but her law career will continue in one form or the other.

This is an exciting time, guys. New baby, new city. All love! Hope everyone is doing great. If anyone is tired of Trump and wants to move to Paris let me know Lol Best decision we ever made. Especially if he keeps pissing off countries with huge bombs. That guy is a moron.

Quick update

I have been really busy at work and at home. My boys are doing great. Things are great. I just haven’t had time to update this. I will update more this weekend. I hope everyone is having a great work week.

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!

Mystery solved

ITS-all-goodWe figured out what was causing such a bad stomach reaction in both of the twins because one of my nannies had the same reaction when she drank the same water we had been using in the baby bottles. She tried a glass of it to see if that was the cause. It was and we all thanked her for taking one for the team. I was going to drink it but I did not think that was it at all. So we are back on vegan baby formula and all is well. I did pitch that entire case of it so that kind of sucks but we have more coming tomorrow overnight express. Lesson learned.

Heston is still not eating as much as he was. Alex is doing great. They are both doing good. All is good back in the Cooper house! I’m home from work getting ready to fix dinner for my fam and then my boys and I will be watching the OKC Thunder playoff game and switching back over to the Cubbie game. Love this time of the year when I can get my 2 favorite teams going at the same time. I wanted to update everyone because most everyone reads my blog or twitter and I have received a bunch of how are the boys emails and messages.

We are okay. Just one of those things. I threw out that entire jug of water and the other 2 we had purchased from that store. I am glad we figured this out. I guess it’s just one of those things. We buy that special baby formula water you are supposed to use but we bought 3 jugs of it from a different store. I called there and the manager asked me to give him the product code number on it so he can call the manufacturer to report it. I was pretty pissed off.

I love my boys. I didn’t like seeing them sick this weekend. I also didn’t like changing twice the amount of diapers. I felt really bad for them. Big sigh of relief!

Tax day, did ya’ll pay your taxes? Don’t forget. I paid all of mine last week and was glad to get that over with. It’s a bigger amount each year and I’m shocked but that’s the cost of doing business and I’m happy it goes back into the American government to pay for all of our programs and funds.

I have decided when the boys are legally adopted we will be moving to Dubai. I know it’s going to take me month or maybe a year or two to get all of the legal paperwork to move there full time. I have to have all kinds of things before we can do that. I know in my heart it’s going to be great and the best thing for us. This is not the big announcement that I had talked about in an earlier post. That’s about something wonderful changing out of the blue. Love that kind of surprise. I’m very happy and still on cloud nine!

Have a great night. Go Thunder and Go Cubs! (And go Team Wanya!)