Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Fun!

This weekend we celebrated our friend Jax's 3rd birthday at Mt. Lebanon. We all had a great time with good friends!

Bouncing with the birthday boy!

Cooper and Jax talking with their noodles!

Chad enjoying the awesome water slide!

Yummy cake and ice cream!

Happy Birthday Jax!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

An Apple a Day...

So, apparently an apple a day does not necessarily keep the doctor away...

On Thursday morning, Cooper and I were getting ready to head to the museum for a playdate with our playgroup. Just like always, Cooper was having his morning snack. While eating his apples (which were cut up into small pieces) and crackers, Cooper started to choke. After a few seconds, he was able to cough up what I thought was all of the apple piece. His breathing was never completely blocked, and he seemed okay. He was talking, and asking for more snack. I noticed that he seemed to be wheezing a little bit, and he continued to cough a little bit. So, I decided to take him to the ER just to be sure. In the back of my mind, I just knew I was being paranoid, and they were going to send us right home saying he was fine. By the time we got to the hospital, he was asking for more snack and talking just like normal. In fact, I actually sat in the parking lot for awhile calling Chad and my mom for advice. Finally, my mom advised me just to go in. So, I did...thank goodness!

After a few chest X-rays, the doctor decided Cooper's lungs looked abnormal and we needed to be transferred to Cooks. So, Cooper and I both had our first ride in an ambulance. (Cooper found this to be awesome, I on the other hand did not.) Meanwhile, Chad was hurrying back from working in South Texas to meet us there.

After more observation and X-rays at Cooks, it was decided that Cooper had a piece of apple inside his lung and would need a bronchoscopy. (They stuck a scope down his throat and into his lung to retrieve the piece of apple that was stuck in there.) They were able to find two extremely tiny pieces of apple. Cooper tolerated the procedure just fine, and was quite fond of his IV, hospital bracelets, gown, and all the other equipment he was hooked up to. A couple of popsicles, endless cups of juice, cartoons galore, mommy and daddy's undivided attention, and a special visit from MiMi and Grandad (They drove all the way here just for the evening to see Cooper. It was so nice to see their caring faces.) seemed to make this whole adventure quite enjoyable for little man. In fact, he threw a fit when it was time to head home the next morning.

What a scary couple of days! We feels SO very blessed and thankful that Cooper is okay, and completely back to normal. And, for awhile at least, applesauce it is!

Who knows, maybe this whole incident has created a future doctor! Thanks for the doctor's kit Grandmommy and PaPa!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Splashin' in the Sunshine

Just some splashin' fun on a hot summer day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Grapevine Mainstreet Days

This weekend we decided to get out and enjoy the nice cool weather, so we headed to Grapevine Mainstreet Days. They had a great kid area, and Chad and I enjoyed just being outdoors!

I'm pretty sure Cooper might win the award for visiting the most petting zoos as a toddler. :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fingerpainting and Dinner With Grandad

This week we decided to try out our new finger paint and giant paper from MiMi and Grandad. Cooper thoroughly enjoyed himself. Next time I think we will wait for a day that is a little less windy! HA! What fun!

Grandad spent the night with us this week. We went to dinner at the Oasis and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

Feeding the ducks and fish!

These two discovered this golf cart. Look at their mischevious faces!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

I had the best Mother's Day this year!

First of all, I got to have a wonderful breakfast with three of my favorite women. I am so blessed to have these three wonderful women in my life. I have learned and continue to learn so much from my sweet grandmother, mother, and sister. It was so special to get to spend the day with you all!

Then, Chad, Cooper, and I headed to the beach! We had such a nice day walking, playing, and spending time with each other. I love my little family.

My two favorite guys.

So blessed to be a mom!

I was also treated to a stop at the Houston Galleria to pick up my fabulous mother's day/birthday gift, lunch outside at a fun beach restaurant, a delicious italian dinner, a ginormous piece of chocolate cake for dessert, and lots of special treatment! I felt so special!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Meghan's First Communion

This weekend we went to Lake Jackson to celebrate Meghan's First Communion. I am honored to be her Godmother and was so proud to see her take this step in her faith. We love you Meghan!
Thanks to a few special toys from Grandmommy, Cooper made it through the whole service (over an hour) without any major outbursts or having to be removed!

Grandmommy, Meghan, and PaPa

Our attempt at a family pic

Watching with Mom Mom

Kristen, Meghan, and Scott

After the service, we headed back to the Schwertners for a yummy celebration lunch, swimming, and a lot of bouncing on the trampoline!

Cooper had so much fun on the trampoline with PaPa. We were all impressed with PaPa's trampoline skills too! I bet Cooper ran 1,000 laps around that thing.

All the cousins and PaPa

Enjoying the pool!

Pa Pa Mart, Grandmommy, and Mom Mom observing all the action

Cooper couldn't get enough of playing with Meghan and Kate!

Thanks Kristen and Scott for such a fun weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Today Cooper and I went to a Cinco de Mayo party with our playgroup!

We enjoyed some yummy Mexican snacks, made a Mexican toy, and the kids even got to hit a pinata! FUN!

Taking his first swing!

FYI, it takes a LONG time for kids 5 and under to hit a pinata enough for it to break open. After a little help from the adults...

The only thing Cooper wanted was this necklace. Ha! I was happy for him to leave the candy behind. :) If he only knew what he was missing!