Wednesday, September 29, 2010

15 Months Old

Cooper turned 15 months old yesterday!
At 15 months Cooper loves to go on wagon rides, go to the park, watch airplanes and helicopters, play in the sand, play with pots and pans, pop bubbles, play ball, "clean":), chase and be chased, play ball, and read books. He is always busy!
He weighs 25.6lbs and is 32 1/2 inches long. He is in the 75 percentile in weight, height, and head size.
He is still a great eater! He loves any kind of fruit (blueberries and oranges are still his favorite). He loves chicken, cheese, sweet potatoes, and has also become a fan of cake. (Thanks to Chad's birthday!) Cooper knows how to get his own bowl, plate, and spoon and take it to his high chair. He has recently learned the fun of throwing his food. He has 12 teeth.
Some new words he can say include: pop, bubbles, Scott, cake, light, night night, duck, sit, and dust. He has also become very fond of saying "MaMa" lately! He can now make the chicken sound too!
Cooper can find his hair, head, eyes, mouth, teeth, ears, hands, legs, feet, and toes, belly button, and tummy. For some odd reason he won't point to his own nose, but can find other people's nose?
We recently got some letters and numbers for Cooper to play with in the bathtub. (Thanks for the tip Rachel!) He loves them! He can find the letters "C", "O", and "S" almost 100% of the time. He can't name any letters yet, but we are working on it!
We are having so much fun with Cooper at this age. He is such a happy and funny little boy. He loves to play! We love him so much!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Watching Airplanes

Cooper has really been interested in airplanes lately! Yesterday, Chad and I took him to the DFW observation area so he could see them up close. He LOVED it, and Chad and I were pretty impressed with the nice shaded areas and tables too!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

2 Years Running...

It's time again for the West Texas Fair and Rodeo! We did not get to go to Abilene for the fair this year, but Mom Mom Martin (Cooper's Great Grandma)once again entered Cooper in the "Grandparent's Brag" contest. We are pround to announce that Cooper won 2nd place again this year! Here is the winning photo and poem. Thanks for all your hard work Mom Mom!

Let me get my hat!
I want to go!
I’m on my way
to the Fair and Rodeo!

There’s roping, riding, parades –
Really lots to see.
Also a contest
and Mom-Mom entered me!

She says I’m really smart,
and fast as I can be,
Especially when she tries to catch me
while crawling on my knees.

She talks about my smile
being cute as can be,
So I always try to smile
so she will brag on me.

With baby pictures covering the wall
for everyone to see,
It makes me very proud
when Mom-Mom chooses me!

And, just in case you missed it, here is last year's post with his winning entry!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Carousel Fun!

Yesterday, Cooper and I met Chad at the mall food court for lunch. We have eaten at the food court many times and Cooper has always enjoyed watching the carousel. Well, my friends, I'm afraid watching will never again be sufficient. Wow, does he love riding that thing!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Great Wolf Lodge!

This weekend MiMi and Grandad surprised Chad with a night at Great Wolf Lodge to celebrate his birthday! Nothing like celebrating your 30th at a waterpark. Ha! We had so much fun!

Cooper spent most of his time in this wonderland for toddlers! He wasn't even a little bit scared of the fountains or slides!

There was even a storytime at night for all the kids! While you might think Cooper sat this innocently throughout the whole story experience, I should probably tell you that all the kids came in their pajamas... with pacifiers. Therefore, Cooper spent most of his time trying to snatch other kids pacifiers or make a run up to the stage! Madie, on the other hand, was quite content to sit and listen to the story with Uncle Mike.

Cooper giving Madie hugs before the story started (I think Madie likes her Cousin Cooper just as much as he likes her!)

For some reason, the only pictures I got of Cooper with MiMi, Grandad, and Case look like this...

...maybe it's because he knows he can get them to do whatever he wants??? :)
Aunt CaCa and sweet Madie

Thanks for a great weekend MiMi and Grandad!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Workin' Hard for a Living

Since Labor Day is over...guess it's time to get back to work!

Cooper has really started to enjoy all things used for cleaning and cooking. And by "enjoy" I mean "obsess over". This morning we were waiting in line at Wal-Mart. Lucky for me the person beside us was buying a mop. I thought Cooper was going to hyperventilate. He threw a HUGE tantrum wanting out of the cart so that he could get to the mop. He was yelling, "Mop! Mop! Mop!". It was so embarassing! :)
Lucky for us, Grandmommy and PaPa made sure Cooper was well stocked in cleaning and cooking supplies during their labor day visit. He has been working hard all morning. Thanks Grandmommy and PaPa!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Outdoor Fun!

This week we have been taking full advantage of this wonderfully cool weather!
On Friday, we met the Mansfield Moms group at park a in Arlington. It was cloudy and cool all morning so we got to stay an extra long time. Cooper had so much fun playing on the playground with the "big" kids. We also got to walk over to the pond and feed the ducks. What a great morning!

Saturday morning we met Rachel, Jeremy, and Katelyn at the Splashpad near our house. Cooper loved watching the water and even ventured out a time or two. It was actually a little too cold in the water so we walked over to the nearby play area for most of the time. We sure enjoyed visiting with the Moss Family!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Toddler Time at the MAC

Today, Cooper and I went to Toddler Time at the Mansfield Activity Center. Many moms have been recommending it to me lately, so we decided to give it a try. The center opens up the gym and puts out a bounce house, balls, huge blocks, tunnels, and mats. Even though our playdate friends had to cancel, Cooper had a great time watching and playing with all the kids. It was such a nice air conditioned place for him to run free! We will definitely be going back again soon!