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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peter Cottontail

For Easter, we got to go to my parents house for a little visit.  I know my mom was so excited for all her family to be there at one time.  We had a blast, but it was such a short trip! 

We got there Friday afternoon, just in time for Cooper to get to enjoy Poppy and Lolly's yard.  Now that Coop is walking, he really got to see how much fun living in the country can be!  He was a filthy mess, but that only means he is having fun.  I know that he will really enjoy getting to go to their house and play outside.  Lots of exciting things to see.  That night, Matt babysat, while I went up to the church to help decorate for the Easter party.  My sister and I were there until about 9:30 at night and then headed to the movies.  Now this may not seem like a big deal to most of you, but to me, it was huge!  First, I rarely stay up past 10:00.  Even when I was in high school and college, I wanted to be in bed.  I LOVE to sleep.  So for me to go to a late movie is a BIG DEAL.  Second, I haven't been to a movie in ages.  I used to go to movies all the time, but lately, that hasn't happened.  It's ok.  Since we don't have TV, I really don't know what is out anyway.  The only ones I keep up with are Harry Potter and Twilight.  So we went to see Water for Elephants.  I had not read the book, but mom and Brandy wanted to go.  So we had a girl date and I enjoyed it!  I was SO TIRED though.  I fidgeted through the whole movie trying to stay awake!  But, if you haven't seen the movie, I do suggest you go.  Very good!

Saturday morning, we headed to Friendship Church of Christ for their Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Since I had helped decorate, I was anxious to enjoy the party!  They had the church looking so cute and had many fun activities to do besides Easter Egg hunting.  Cooper was TERRIFIED of the Easter Bunny.  He was fine until I tried to set him on his lap.  I thought the child was going to die!  So, I ended up sitting on the bunny's lap to get a picture.  Oh me!  On a side note (and rather scary note), we tried to get a cousin picture with the Easter Bunny.  So we sat Frankie on the Easter Bunny's lap.  Now Frankie is not quite 7 months old, and guess what happened, the Easter Bunny dropped her!  Literally!  It was like watching something in slow motion.  None of us could get to her fast enough.  And she fell right on her head and neck.  We all screamed, and I almost started crying, but Brandy reassured us that Frankie was ok.  And Frankie was fine once Brandy picked her up!  But my heart was racing for awhile after that!
Coop and Lolly eating breakfast

Lolly with 3 of her 4 grandkids

First Easter Egg hunt

Matt had to show him how to put the eggs in the basket.  Coop kept throwing them OUT of the basket!

Hmm... let's stop for a moment and look inside this egg.

Coop and Lolly

Trying to get a good family picture - This is why I have professional pictures taken!

Looking at our loot!

The eggs sure are fun to put in my mouth!

Ooh, a real bunny!  I like this one much better!

 After the church egg hunt, we went back to my parents house to celebrate Easter.  We had to leave Sunday morning before church, so we had Easter dinner and the egg hunt on Saturday!  I know Cooper didn't mind.

Lolly pointing out the egg

Sweet boy

Playing with Remle and Daily's scooter

Sweet boy

Easter morning, checking out the baskets

holding his duck.  one of his favorite things he talks about ALL the time.  "du, du, du" over and over

Lolly and Poppy before church

Friday, April 15, 2011

Visit with Poppa Tom and Nana

Two weekends ago, Matt's parents came down for a visit.  It was a great visit except for the wreck!  Which is why I haven't gotten around to posting these pictures!  After they left, I was in birthday planning mode.  Anyways, here are a couple of pictures of us before Sunday morning church!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Year Check-Up

Cooper had his one year check-up today. He had a runny nose, so I was afraid he wouldn't be able to get his shots, but thankfully he got them. Only two and he did great! Usually I nurse him afterwards, but since he is almost weaned, that wasn't an option. I was nervous about how he would calm himself, but like I said, he did great!

He weighs 24 pounds which is 75th percentile and 31 inches long which is 90th percentile.

Here are some things Cooper is up to these days:
He is walking like a champ! Nothing can stop him now.
He got his first haircut yesterday (pictures will come later). I was nervous that the clippers would scare him, but our dog kept him distracted.
He can say: dada, momma, dog, duck, quack, meow, thank you, bye bye, baby
He is only nursing twice a day though not for much longer! Hopefully by 13 months he will be totally weaned.
He eats all table food and will pretty much eat anything we give him. His favorites are pizza, pasta, carrots, potatoes, green beans.

We have totally enjoyed this first year with Cooper. I am looking forward to many more years with our wonderful boy. Thank you God for blessing us with Cooper!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ice Cream and Cake and Cake

Saturday was Cooper's First Birthday party!  We had such a blast celebrating with him! Today is his actual birthday, but I think we will just have a low key celebration today.  Enjoy the pictures!  They are in reverse order, but since it took several hours to upload them, I'm not going to change it!
Waiting patiently for his cake

Playing with his cake.  He was much too fascinated with it being on his hands.  He likes for his hands to be clean!

Don't you love his shirt?!  My friend Katie made it for him!

Opening presents.  I think Cooper was a little overwhelmed.  He just didn't seem too interested in opening them.  He kept looking around at everyone.

Sweet Maddox.  Such a good friend!

Cooper was so blessed to have tons of presents!

Isn't she precious?  This is the only little girl in our Share Group!  She is surrounded by boys!  Sweet Ella Kate!

A living room full

Lolly and Frankie

Trying to get a good picture with all the kiddos

Left to right:
Ella Kate, Maddox, Cooper, Frankie, Walker, Remle, and Daily

The babies!

Enjoying the outside

Cooper loves to walk around his backyard!  One of his favorite places to be!

Maddox enjoying the new slide that Poppa Tom and Nana got for Cooper

Daily always babysitting.  She did not want Cooper to get dirty!

Trying to get a good picture with Maddox.  Don't you just love those cheeks?!

Sweet boy

Remle also loves to babysit

I LOVED the cake!  I thought it turned out so great.  And the best part was that it tasted awesome too!

Frankie and Poppy

Waiting for the party to start!