What else has the Cowan household been up to?
Last weekend Aunty Liz and Gregg stopped by on their way through town!
You never really realize how much you miss a person until you hang out! I've been realizing the lack of female interaction besides the moms! (mine and Shannon's). Most of my girlfriends have moved out of town over the past few years. I get so busy sometimes I forget how important it is to keep in touch with friends, not only for the sake of friendships, but the sake of sanity. Sometimes you need to talk to someone who is 100% not related to the situation at hand for a complete unbiassed sympathy and opinion :) Being a stay at home mom is an amazing blessing, and what I really have always wanted. But it does come with some social and phycological sacrifices. I need to start being honest with myself that sometimes I just can't do it all! So with that said these past two weeks I've tried to relax about some of the house stuff that CAN get done tomorrow, and do somethings that I enjoy i.e scrapbooking and baking! Suzy homemaker aint got nothing on me!! First I made some Chocolate cupcakes...
...and the hubby thanked me!!
And then I made some chocolate chip cookies...
...and again the hubby thanked me :)
Thankfully with the nursing I'm still able to enjoy these treats, they will probably be changing to 'No Pudge Fudge Brownies' once the nursing is over :)
And then our little guy turned 6 months!! A few days prior he started to sit up on his own for a bit :)
He was like a Weeble Wobble (but he fell down) :) he last a couple of minutes before slowly teetering over!
Then Wednesday he turned 6 months old! We had a semi rough day with teething. We have successfully popped to bottom 2 through, but now we are working on the top teeth. Those ones really seem to be bothering him more than the bottom did. I tried doing a photo shoot at the park with his cousins but that was 100% unsuccessful. So back to my parents house we went. After a meal and a nap we were happy enough to get a few shots for his 1/2 birthday!
We ended the night with a nice chew on our wonderfully cold teething ring!
**WARNING** We're about to get sappy for a minute :) So I've been having a hard time getting my stress/anxiety under control lately. Its something I have a very hard time admitting and accepting. It runs in the family so I know I have people who know what I'm going through. And although Shannon doesn't always understand he is 100% supportive and loving. I know sometimes its as hard on his as it is on me because he feels helpless, unfortunately though, so do I. I had driven up to my mom and dad's place on Wednesday (which I usually do as my weekly get out of the house day). We drove separate that day and I ended up getting home later than Shannon. When I walked in the door sitting in my seat was a new Kitchen Fairy (its the one thing I collect) and an I Love You balloon. Shannon said "because it will last longer than flowers" :) What a wonderful surprise! He sure does know how to put a smile on face, a tear in my eye, and a warm spot in my heart :) I am so lucky to have a man like him. I only hope that we can raise our son with the same warmth and care that he has :)
Oh and Quinten loved the balloon as well :)
So I guess thats all the Cow's have been up to lately. And more good stuff to come.. birthdays, bridal showers, and Easter! Oh mY! They say a picture is worth a thousand words... this one sums up our life in just two... wonderfully exhausting!