Tuesday, September 13, 2011

West Texas Weekend

This past weekend, we headed to Abilene to celebrate Chad's birthday. It was a whirlwind of fun! I forgot my camera, so I had to make do with my phone.

First up was a stop at Grandmommy and PaPa's house! Cooper loved playing with Uncle Kent's old farm animals and cowboys. PaPa was a pro at making all the sound effects. :)

Cooper and I met Grandmommy at her school for the Wylie peprally. Cooper loved the drums and the bulldog mascot.

We even got to visit Grandmommy's library. Cooper thought it was great. He had fun hunting for all the bulldogs she has in there.

And of course, no trip to Grandmommy and PaPa's is complete without a trip to the park and some ice cream.

Having fun with the water hose. Cooper had fun showing off his spitting abilities. Hmmm...wonder where he could have learned that???

Next, it was off to MiMi and Grandad's!

Cooper was soooo excited to discover the drumset upstairs! He bounced on the exercise ball while he was drumming. HA!

Lunch at Mr.Gatti's!

On Saturday morning, we headed downtown for the West Texas Fair and Rodeo Parade!
Cooper and MiMi had a front row seat!

Cooper got a pretty good view from here too!

Helping Daddy blow out his candles. Happy birthday to the best Daddy ever!

That night we headed to the fair. Cooper loved getting to ride a horse all by himself!

We also got to see this award winning cutie in the "Grandparent's Brag" contest. He won 4th place this year, but he's our "Best of Show" for sure!

Cooper was still too little for most of the rides, but he did get to drive the car and ride the train with MiMi.

On the way home, we stopped by Cross Cut for a picnic and a visit with the animals.

Cooper and Case riding Rooster. (Yes, Cooper did talk Grandad into letting him ride by himself too!)

Skipping rocks (and getting muddy) with the boys!

What a great weekend! Great to see everyone!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Aggie Football

Yesterday we took Cooper to his first Aggie football game at Kyle Field. He had a blast!

We are still working on this "Gig'em" thing!

Big man on campus!

Watching the march in! (This was definitely his favorite part. He loved the drums!)

In awe of the Aggie Band's performance

During the third quarter, Cooper and I sat on the grassy lawn and watched the game on the jumbo tron.

The next morning we asked Cooper what he wanted to do. He said, "Go to another aggie place." I think he likes his new home. ;)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pool Time

We are loving having a swimming pool at the house we are living in right now! We are going to enjoy it to the fullest for the few swim worthy weeks we have left! Cooper has become quite the little fish!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Big Boy Bed!

Wow, I have so much catching up to do I don't know where to start! I guess we will go with the first major milestone Cooper has passed in our new house...the Big Boy Bed!

We decided that since we were going to be taking apart his crib during the move anyway, this would be the perfect time to convert to a toddler bed. (Unfortunately, the front guard rail is nowhere to be found. We have one ordered and on the way!) Cooper was more than ready to give his new bed a try and has not gotten up once! In fact, he still yells for me to come get him when he wakes up. We had one minor mishap when somehow he ended up completely under the bed in the middle of the night (and almost gave me a heart attack trying to find him), but other than that it has been smooth sailing! So proud of our big boy!