Monday, May 31, 2010

Case's Graduation

This weekend, we went to Abilene for Uncle Case's high school graduation! We were so proud of him!

Chad, Case, and Cassie

Cooper and the graduate!


Unfortunately, graduation started right at Cooper's bedtime. We were lucky that Grandmommy and PaPa came along to entertain Cooper. They walked around with him for most of the ceremony and even got him to sleep! Thanks Grandmommy and PaPa! On the other hand, Cousin Madie was a perfect angel in her purple and gold tutu!

Grandmommy gave us the great idea to take Cooper's picture in Case's graduation hat. (She thought it might come in handy someday when Cooper is a High School graduate!) Well...it was a good idea, but Cooper wasn't very cooperative!

This is the best one we got! MiMi had to distract Cooper with her necklace!


The rest of the weekend was pure fun! Swimming, watching birds, playing with Reb (the dog), trying to get to Madie's bows... Daddy even bought Cooper a little pool to play in.

Madie decided to join in the fun, but only for a second. (Yes, Cooper is in a swim diaper only, much to my dismay!)

Guess this is what graduates do after 13 years of hard work!


Cooper was also introduced to MiMi and Grandad's fun drumset!

Thanks MiMi and Grandad for a fun weekend! We hope we didn't wreck your house too badly!
CONGRATULATIONS CASE! We can't wait to see what the future has in store for you!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Destruction

Cooper recently discovered the joy of emptying the toy baskets. The days of playing with a few toys at a time are OVER. This way is sooooo much more fun!


That is why my living room looks like this before 8 a.m.!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cousins!

Last week we went to visit Cassie and Madie! We wanted to try to get some pictures of Cooper and Madie in their big/little cousin shirts. That was easier said than done! Cooper went into attack mode as soon as he saw that big pink flower! (Although, by the look on Madie's face, I don't think she plans to let him get away with much!)

After positioning Madie at a safe distance, this is the best one we got!

Madie decided that sleeping was her best option during the rest of our visit. Smart girl!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Big Pool!

This week we took Cooper to the big swimming pool in our neighborhood. The water was a little chilly for me, but it didn't seem to bother Cooper! He splashed and splashed! I was so excited to finally get to use his float, but I think he preferred swimming around with Daddy.


He has such a look of determination when he is splashing!


This is the best picture I could get with him. He was anxiously headed toward Daddy (the one who is more fun and willing to get in the cold water!). Guess I can forget laying out and reading this summer! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MiMi and Grandad got this lion toy for Cooper at Christmas. He has been having fun crawling behind it for awhile now, but he just started walking behind it this week!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cooper and Jax

This weekend we had dinner with our friends Jeremy and Shelley and their boys Jax and Jake. Cooper had a great time playing with Jax and all of his fun toys.
He especially loved Jax's microphone stand and sandbox.
Cooper kept trying to dive into the sandbox head first, so I gave in and let him get completely inside.
Baby Jake was content to sleep through all the fun, but it won't be long until he's in on the action too! Thanks Jax for being such a good friend and sharing with Cooper!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Flower Photo Shoot...not so much

This morning was cool and cloudy. I thought it was a perfect chance to get some pictures of Cooper by the pretty flowers in our neighborhood. As you can see, the photo shoot didn't go quite as planned. Cooper HATED sitting in the grass. In fact he made sure the least amount of him possible was touching the ground. HA!


He finally got curious enough to acknowledge the flowers, but this is as good as it got! (1 finger only!)

Guess that's what I get for trying to take a picture of a boy in flowers. Lesson learned!

He was much more cooperative when the subject of attraction was the TV remote. He's such a boy! (Yes, he is standing without holding onto anything!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

Our first Mother's Day picture. Cooper was a little distracted! I'm such a lucky Mommy!


Grandmommy and PaPa took us to Western Heritage. Cooper got to see lots of horses and a cowdog show!
Cooper ready for Western Heritage. Can you tell he hasn't had a nap?


Tired after a busy morning!

We spent Mother's Day with MiMi, Grandad, and Case!
Hmmmm... I wonder who is in control of this situation?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Water Fun!

Just thought I'd share how much this little boy loves water!
As soon as Cooper hears the water for his bath, he immediately crawls into the bathroom and peers into the tub to watch the water. I think it is the cutest thing!
Who knew a little water on the high chair tray could be so much fun?
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This morning we played with some toys in a tub of water! Cooper thought it was fantastic!
Just look at this mischevious face.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Meeting Madie!

This weekend, Cooper FINALLY got to officially meet his new cousin Madie. We have been having to stay away because of Cooper's runny nose! He wasn't too sure what to think about that sweet little girl, but he was really fond of her pacifier! (I think he would like to get ahold of that big bow too!) Thank goodness Aunt Cassie has a fun dog for Cooper to attack instead.


Sweet Madie and Mommy Cassie! Look at those big brown eyes!

That is one brave MiMi handling both little ones at one time. (This picture was a request from Grandad. I don't think he thought she could do it, but she showed him.)