Monday, May 14, 2007

The Cook Family

Hi There! Okay, so we had to join the best bloggers and create one of our own for our family. Hey, anything I can do to brag on my hubby & 2 little rug rats! Thanks Chelsey, for talking me through it!

So, what's new with us, you ask? Well, Caleb is 4-1/2 (5 in August) and will complete his last year of preschool in about 2 weeks and then we'll have the summer together. Then he will start all-day kindergarten in the fall. Yikes! I am a little nervous, but overall, I think he will do great. He is a very social kid that loves to be with other children and he LOVES going to school. His favorite things to do are run through the sprinklers, play with his brother Gunner, read books and dance to any kind of music. Oh, he also LOVES to watch the Suns with his Daddy. Caleb will be going to special ed Kindergarten and will also attend a typical kindergarten class for part of his day. We are so proud of him!

Gunner just turned 2 on April 29th and is talking up a storm! He already knows his colors, letters and can count to 10. He is trying to count up to 20, but he'll start saying, "eleven, eighteen, eighteen...on and on." It's cute and I'm bursting with pride inside! He does help Caleb with so many things. Too much at times that I am often telling him that "you are not the boss!" He does like to help me with the daily things like doing dishes, and putting things away. He also likes to help me cook and his favorite thing to eat (at any time of the day) is pancakes. :-) He also LOVES to jump off of everything! He will jump off the couch, the beds, just about anything! He also has a pretty good shot when playing basketball. He is a sweet heart and is quite often the peacemaker in our family. He will ask for a hug at any moment to soften you up. It melts my heart. Justin & I are doing great these days. We are planning some vacations for the summer and are excited to spend time together. We recently were able to go to Utah and look at some of the church history there. We saw the Joseph Smith movie and walked around temple square. It was a testimony builder to be there! I also ran my first half marathon in Salt Lake and loved it! I admit, I never considered myself to be a runner, but since doing all the training and finding out that I have that desire to do it, I'm really loving running! Honestly, never thought I'd ever say that!

Anyhow, this will be fun to keep up with. If anything, it'll help me to keep our family history up to date. :)


The Driggs said...

Kari! That is so amazing! I am so proud of you. You were always fast in high school as a sprinter. That's so exciting that you are a distance runner now too! Good job! (Wow, I use exclamation points a lot!!!!!!!!!!!)

Glen Taylor said...

Well done Kari. Thanks for the family update.

Jason and Kate Winsor said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I love your blog. Congrats on the marathon. It looks like you ran it in REALLY good timing. :)