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Thursday, October 30, 2014

A favor...

I noticed the other day that a few people who I don't know are subscribing to my youtube channel, which really creeps me out as I don't know why they'd want to follow the *boring* videos I post of my little guys.

So, after spending almost an hour on my youtube page this afternoon, I finally figured out how to block them (youtube doesn't make it easy) and I decided to make all of my videos private at the same time.

So if you have any interest in keeping up with the Cohens via youtube, I ask that you follow a few simple steps and become a subscriber to my channel so I can keep the creeps out and the trusted friends and fam in ;-)

1. go to youtube.com
2. search for Chanel Cohen
3. my channel should pop up (you'll recognize me and baby Hayes in my thumbnail). Click on that.
4. there's a bright red "subscribe" button in the upper right hand corner. Click on that.
5. Subscribe!

Fair warning, when I upload videos, you'll get an email alerting you that there's a new one on the channel. I'm sure there's some setting where you can opt out of the emails, although knowing youtube, it's probably impossible to find. But I tend to upload a bunch at a time so every few months, you might get a string of emails letting you know there's new content on the site.

We've been celebrating Halloween all week long and will cap off the festivities tomorrow with a trick or treat with friends. Santa and his elf have both been a big hit and although Greyson is completely oblivious as to why we've chosen to humiliate him in this manner, Hayes is embracing Halloween and has already pulled in quite a haul of candy (which Mom and Dad are enjoying after he goes to sleep!).

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hayesisms and Greyisms...

Hayesisms

Visiting Endeavor at The California Science Center on a day-date with Mama...
...he has become OBSESSED with these strange videos on youtube where real humans show off their little Peppa Pig and Doc McStuffins figurines (and apparently he's not the only one since some of these vids have over 7MM views!). It doesn't matter if they're in English, French or Spanish, he will spend hours if we let him, completely engrossed in them.

 
...it's because of those videos that Peppa Pig bath squirt toys are on his Christmas list. But what's his number 1 item, you ask? Oh, just a mini freezer for his bedroom!
...he throws Mike the Knight a birthday party with his nanny, Lauren on a daily basis.
...he's obviously listening to the radio and taking it all in. A few weeks ago, I heard him quietly singing Taylor Swift's "Shake it off!" to himself.
...the only way we can get him to voluntarily eat his vegetables is if we use some reverse psychology and say, "don't eat that carrot or you'll grow too big!". He'll then shove it in his mouth and stand up on his tippy toes, saying "I'm growing, I'm growing!"
...he's become a little more gentle with his little brother as of late and when Grey does something cute, like give him a kiss, he'll look at him and say "Awww!", the way an adult would do to a child. He's also taken to picking Grey up and physically moving him away from whatever he doesn't want him into - a little scary but Grey doesn't seem to mind!


...he's still very concerned with time. When we were in Scottsdale last weekend, the first morning he woke up and said, "We've had one sleepover so we have 3 more." He asks me everyday if I'm going to work or if he has swim and then asks me how many days it will be until those things will happen again.

Greyisms


...he's currently getting his top 4 front teeth. It's been a long month!
...he LOVES open mouth kisses. He'll attack you as if he's trying to eat your face, laughing the whole time as you try to dodge the slobber.


...speaking of kisses, his cousin Gus gave him a nice gentle kiss last weekend when we were in Scottsdale and it was love at first sight. Grey could not get enough of him, as evidenced by the photo below...


...he definitely knows who his family is and will look in the direction of the person you ask him about, including Greta. When Grant or I get home from work, he sprint-crawls over to us, squealing with delight. We think his first word might have been Dada as he uttered it over and over again en route to go see Grant one night when he came home. 
...he is into everything disgusting you can think of - toilets, trash cans, feminine hygiene products (unused, of course). If we lose sight of him for a second, he's beelined it to the bathroom.
...he still loathes the car and is only quiet while driving when he's sleeping or eating.
...he's a super happy guy until he's not. He definitely has a bit of a temper, that one!

9 month photos - click here!
10 month photos - click here!
11 month photos - click here!
Make sure to click on the links below the above pictures for photos from the past few months. Can't believe our next milestone for Grey is 1 year!

And here are some snaps from the last couple of months, including our weekend in Scottsdale for my sister Whitney's amazing wedding...

Swimming with Pa...
Two thumbs up for the first day of school as a Sea Lion at Green Beginning!
Even sick with Roseola, this little guy tried to keep a smile on his face...
Mama/Daddy/Hazey date night for the Giants game... It took us 2 HOURS to get there fighting LA traffic and we lost, but it was still a fun night!
I think it's time to get a bigger slide for the back yard...
This guy LOVED the beach!
My boys...
Hayes and his best friend, Theo at the aquarium at The California Science Center...
Ring Security for Wee Wee and Ryan's wedding...
With the littlist ring-bearer...
TOMS for days (apparently the boys lined the shoes up like this themselves when they got home from the wedding - ha!)...
The blushing bride-to-be...
First look for father and daughter...
Pep talk from Grant before their big duties...
It was really nice of Hayes to ruin yet another family picture!
First dance...
Canadian Thanksgiving at the club - so thankful for my amazing family ;-)
Note the watch...
Happy wedding weekend sissy ;-)