Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chick-Fil-A and Squeaky Shoes

Yesterday we met Rachel and Katelyn and Lanetta and her three boys Joshua, Joey, and Jonathan at Chick-fil-a for a playdate! We had so much fun. Cooper played in the play area for the first time and had a blast. He was walking all over the place. I think he thought he was a big kid too!

Katelyn was such a brave climber. She wasn't scared at all!

The play area was VERY crowded, but the kids didn't seem to mind at all!

Joshua was so good at helping Cooper. What a nice break for me!

Here is a video of Cooper in his squeaky shoes from MiMi. He really loves them now that he can walk!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekend Fun!

This weekend we took Cooper to the Oasis to feed the ducks and fish. He loved throwing the bread into the water and then looking over to watch the fish come up. He just giggled the whole time. Unfortunately, Cooper is quickly learning the art of throwing a fit when having to leave somewhere fun.

Cooper has also become very curious about the lawn mower. Everytime someone in the neighborhood mows, his ears perk up. So, Chad let him "help" mow a few strips of the yard yesterday.

On another note, I recently had my blog made into a book. It was super easy and it turned out great! While technology is nice, I am so happy to have something tangible as well.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Week with Grandmommy!

My mom came to stay with us this week while Chad was out of town working. We enjoyed having her here so much. In fact, it was kind of like having a live in Fairy Godmother. She is a cleaning, grandchild(& mommy) spoiling machine! Chad and I even got to have a kid free night out for dinner and a movie! After she left, Cooper kept looking up at the room she stayed in and yelling for her, then he would wave bye bye. So sweet! Here are some pics from our fun week!

At Abbey's Playtown

Swinging at the park after our morning walks

Building and destroying pillow towers

Cuddling after a nap

Thanks for a fun week Grandmommy! We can't wait for you to come back!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Over the past few days Cooper has really started to walk a lot more! He was taking one or two steps at first, but today he was really brave and took off across the room several times! He looks a little like a drunk Frankenstein when he takes off(especially with the bedhead he has in this video), but he sure is proud of himself. Go Cooper Go!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Horse Races

Last night, Grandad and Case were in town so we took Cooper to the horse races. He squealed with delight at the horses and studied them all very closely. Unfortunately, it was way past Cooper's bedtime so we didn't get to stay long.

We got to sit right by the window which gave Cooper a front row view of the horses (and the big fountain that he LOVED)!

Cooper also enjoyed the buffet thanks to Uncle Case! Notice the huge plate full of cheese, crackers, and cantalope. Case wanted to be sure that Cooper had plenty to eat! I'm pretty sure that white tablecloth will never be the same. :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cabinet Fun

This week Cooper has become really fond of the kitchen cabinets. I think we bought some time by not having knobs on the outside of the cabinets, but once he figured it out there has been no stopping the endless opening, closing, and emptying! We have, of course, already installed childproof latches on all the dangerous cabinets. However, I purposely left most of the cabinets open so that Cooper would be able to "explore". However, after reorganizing the cabinets at least a thousand times yesterday, I'm thinking that decision might be reversed just as quickly as I rethought the no pacifier rule the first night in the hospital! Maybe we will just have two cabinets for exploring!

(Notice the child safety lock Cooper is holding on to. Hmmmm...looks like Daddy and I have some work to do!) Enjoy your freedom now Cooper!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Friends and Elmo

This weekend our longtime friends, Will and Krista, came to stay the night with us! We enjoyed getting to go to dinner and visit with them. Cooper loved playing with Cayden and Kylie too! Wish we could see you guys more often! Last night, we let Cooper use his "new" Elmo bowl and plate that Grandmommy found while packing up my sister's garage sale items. He squealed everytime he saw Elmo! I wish I had videoed how fast he ate the carrots that were inside just so he could see Elmo again! Thanks Meghan and Kate for passing your Elmo dishes along. Cooper obviously loves them!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Cooper did not stay awake long enough to see any fireworks this year, but we had a fun weekend anyway! On Saturday morning we went to a parade in downtown Arlington. Cooper loved seeing the bands, horses, motorcycles, and floats. He even danced to the music! I must admit that he was more interested in the dog behind us than the parade though!

We spent the evening cooking out with some friends. Cooper had a great time playing, but he just couldn't make it until the 9:30 firework show!
On Saturday, we did some shopping then spent most of the day at home. We went to the pool, and Cooper got a chance to play in his new sandbox! (Thanks MiMi and Grandad!)

What a difference a year makes!

July 4th 2009

July 4th 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Visit from the Schwertners

This week the Schwertner clan came to stay with us for a few days! Cooper had so much fun playing with Meghan and Kate! We went to McDonalds(twice), swimming, and celebrated Kate's birthday at Build-a-Bear! We also took the girls to one of Cooper's favorite places, Abbeys Playtown! Here are a couple of pictures from our adventures!

First Year Stats

At one year old, Cooper weighs 24.1 pounds and is 31 1/4 inches long. He has 8 teeth. He is not walking yet, but is very close! He can cruise like no other and can walk holding one of my hands. Cooper can say: mama, dada, bye bye, book, dog, ball, puff, and ta-da! He can make sounds for cow, sheep, and fish (moo, baa, glub-glub). He has the sweetest little giggle right now that sounds like a billy goat! :)
Cooper loves to play, eat, go outside, and be with other people. Cooper does NOT like to take naps!
Cooper likes to eat just about anything these days! Some of his favorites are blueberries, bananas, and grilled cheese sandwiches! He has also made the transition to whole milk! YEA, no more formula!
We can't believe all that Cooper has learned in one short year! Can't wait to see what his second year holds!