Wednesday, December 30, 2009

6 Months Old

Can you believe Cooper is already 6 months old?

This is how I feel when I think about my baby boy getting so big. :(

But then I remember all the fun times we have ahead! :)

At 6 months, Cooper weighs 18lbs 9oz and is 26 inches long.

He has been enjoying some fruits and vegetables along with his rice cereal. So far he has eaten sweet potatoes (still his favorite), avocado, green beans, butternut squash, and pears.

Cooper can sit without support for a short period of time but still needs someone near just in case. He can roll from front to back and back to side. He loves to scream, but hasn't said any mama's or dada's yet. He is a very observant and busy little boy. He can smile and laugh out loud. He loves to chew on his fingers and blow bubbles with his mouth. He also loves to play with his toes. They have even made it to his mouth a few times. He loves to listen to music (Praise Baby is his favorite) and read books (especially touch and feel books). He puts everything in his mouth and is busy exploring everything around him.

We are so blessed to have such a sweet little boy. Happy 1/2 birthday Cooper!

Christmas at MiMi and Grandad's

Christmas at MiMi and Grandad's was super fun!

MiMi got Cooper this cute duck bathtub. It even quacks! I think Cooper could have played in there all day!

He also got to play with some foot rattles that used to be Uncle Case's!

This is Cooper taking after Daddy and Grandad. Looks like Cooper will be in charge of the remote pretty soon!

Cooper loved playing in MiMi and Grandad's jumperoo!

He loved this little prayer bear he got in his stocking!

Cooper's stocking!

Grandad zipped Cooper up in his coat and took him out to see the snow! Brrrrrr!
Thanks MiMi and Grandad for a great Christmas!

Christmas at Grandmommy and PaPa's

Christmas at Grandmommy and PaPa's was so much fun! There were so many people and activities!

Clark...I mean PaPa had the biggest real Christmas tree Cooper has ever seen. (He said he cut back this year, but I'm not so sure!) Cooper loved to sit with PaPa and feel the leaves and the ornaments.

Cooper's baseball stocking!

Cooper's cousins Meghan and Kate helped "babysit" and take care of Cooper. They read him stories and sang his favorite song "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!" In the picture below, they even helped him smile. :)

After all...they are professional models as you can see.

This was the snowman Meghan and Kate built. Cooper couldn't help yet, but he enjoyed looking at all the snow.

Grandmommy and PaPa gave Cooper his very own chair. As you can see, he REALLY likes it!

My Grandpa made this precious rocking horse for Cooper. Yes, he MADE it! It is such a special gift that we will treasure always.

Santa brought Cooper this barn. He really likes to open and close the gate. Maybe he will be crawling through it soon.

Grandmommy got out Uncle Kent's old Little People house. It was perfect for Cooper...

but this stuffed Rudolph was his favorite toy for some reason.

The annual picture with my brother and sister. We were even color coordinated this year!

Santa Pics

Wow, I have so many Christmas posts to catch up on! I'll try to post everyday for the remainder of the week. We had a very busy first Christmas with Cooper! We'll start with Santa pictures!
Cooper got to see Santa twice! The first visit was at the school I used to teach at. They were having a Santa pic fund raiser so I took Cooper for a trial run! He did great!

A few days later, we took Cooper to see Santa at the Galleria. We couldn't get a smile, but he was still very intrigued by the big bearded man!

Santa even let me get in one of the pictures!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Carriage Ride

Last night our neighborhood had Christmas light tour carriage rides! So we bundled up with Cooper and had a great time. They even had hot chocolate! Unfortunately, Cooper slept through the whole thing. Oh well, maybe next year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

This week Cooper had his first REAL food...sweet potatoes! As you can see, he loved them!

On a not so sweet note...Chad and I were called out of Sunday School this week because Cooper was crying in the nursery. He was crying so hard they were convinced he was sick or hurting. However, he was miraculously healed at the sight of Chad and me. In fact, he started laughing as soon as I picked him up. Hmmm... guess we should've known it would be a long road when the nurses brought him back to our hospital room on the night he was born because they couldn't calm him! Oh, I can only imagine what the first day of Kindergarten will bring!

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!

Yea! Finally a new camera! Here are some pictures of Cooper's first Christmas decorations.
Cooper's First Stocking

Family Stockings

Cooper's First Christmas Tree

Friday, December 4, 2009

Santa's Little Elf

Yesterday I dressed Cooper up in his Christmas outfits to take pictures for our Christmas card. (Better late than never right?) This one didn't make the cut, but it cracked me up. Doesn't he look thrilled??? This will probably be one of the last pictures you see of Cooper in his Bumbo chair. His legs are getting so chubby that he is starting to get stuck! :)

These are his new reindeer pajamas from MiMi! Look how well he is sitting up now!

Cooper is very fascinated with his feet these days...especially when they have reindeer on them! Thanks for the cute jammies MiMi!

Monday, November 30, 2009

5 months old!

Cooper turned 5 months old on Saturday! He is such a big boy!
*At 5 months, he loves to play in his exersaucer, give hugs, blow bubbles, make loud squealing noises, look at lights, take baths, eat his rice cereal, be outside, roll over, and read books!
*He does NOT like to go to sleep, take vitamin drops, lay on his tummy, be away from mommy and daddy, ride in his car seat, or be by himself!
We are seeing more and more of his personality every day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks

What a wonderful Thanksgiving we had this year. I am overwhelmed with how much I have to be thankful for!
*I am thankful for a forgiving, loving, and faithful God. He continues to bless us beyond belief!
* I am thankful for a hardworking and loving husband. I am so lucky to have such a devoted husband that has become an amazing father to our son. I thank God every day for the blessing of my marriage.
*I am thankful for my precious baby boy. He has brought more joy to my life than I could have ever dreamed.
*I am thankful for my two amazing families. I take such comfort in knowing I have such support and love coming from mine and Chad's families. They continue to show unconditional love and selflessness to us.

...and many, many more...

On Thursday, we celebrated at Cassie (Chad's sister) and Mike's (brother in law) house! We had such a great time visiting, eating, and watching football. Cooper also got to meet Cassie and Mike's dog CoCo! He wasn't afraid at all. He kept reaching for and watching her everywhere she went. I'm afraid CoCo better watch out when Cooper becomes mobile!

We are so excited that Cassie is expecting a baby GIRL!!! Maydie will be born in early April!!!

Cooper changed clothes 3 times! He started out in his Thanksgiving shirt. Then, Grandad bought him this cute Dallas Cowboys outfit (he will have to grow into the hat a little bit!). After the Cowboy game he had to change in to his Aggie attire. Whew, so many wardrobe changes for such a little boy!
On Friday, my parents, grandparents, and great uncle came to celebrate with us. It was such a nice afernoon visiting with all of them! Grandmommy even brought Cooper a Thanksgiving bib with his name on it!
What a fun two days!!!
Sorry for the poor picture quality. My camera broke so I had to use my phone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mystery Baby

Cooper loves to play with his mirror. He spends alot of time trying to get that cute mystery baby he sees!

Cereal or Hands???

Cooper is doing very well with his rice cereal. He gets so excited when he sees me get out the bowl and spoon!

I'm not sure which he enjoys more...the cereal...or his hands! He puts his hands in his mouth after every bite of cereal!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Bookworms

This week Cooper and I met our friends Rachel and Katelyn at the library for Baby Bookworms! Cooper LOVED listening to the stories! The Kindergarten teacher in me was so proud of how well he listened! :) Cooper also enjoyed watching the other kids play with all the toys. Maybe in a few months he will want to play too!

A Visit From MiMi

MiMi came to stay with us for a couple of days last week. Cooper loved playing with her ever present Diet Pepsi! Just wait til he can taste it!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tricks and Treats...FINALLY!

Well, our internet is finally working again...sort of. So, I have lots of things to share!

This was our cute little teddy bear for Halloween. Not quite old enough for trick or treating yet, but Cooper liked being in his costume!

In honor of Halloween, Cooper learned some new "Tricks" during the last couple of weeks!

Rolling Over


Cooper thought this horse was hilarious!

Cooper also tried a new "Treat" last week...rice cereal! Not much made it into his mouth during the first few tries, but now he is doing great!

This was his first time in his high chair.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cooper's First Mail

Yesterday, Cooper got his first piece of mail. A Halloween card from Grandmommy and PaPa!

"Hmmmm... what's this?"

"Let's see what it says!"

"Awww...I LOVE IT!"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

4 Months Old

4 months

1 week

Today Cooper is 4 months old! I can't believe how much he has changed! What a sweet blessing he is!