Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Friday, December 3, 2010
Ok, so I have not blogged forever. Then I couldn’t update my blog since I was so far behind, it seemed insurmountable. Then I finally decided that I will just start now and if I have a chance to update the summer and fall, I will and if not-oh well.
So Fall has been full of fun. Cooper is getting so big, says all sorts of funny things and is a total crack up. He has this play set (Gorilla Mountain) that he requires everyone to play with him daily for a minimum of three hours. His people all have fun names-Sharky, Patch and Kip and they love to FIGHT. I always ask why they can’t play nice, but apparently that is not possible. He has another play set at Nana’s house and there his big burly men are named Cassie and Shawna in honor of the directors of his school.
Here is Cooper playing Gorilla Mountain with his cousin Holden.
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 8:35 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We have had a fun time at Nana's house for Thanksgiving and Cooper has forsaken me completely for his favorite person Nana (aka Daphne to his Scooby-Doo). She let him sled all the way down the hill and she said he squealed like a little girl. I missed it since I was napping. I have been pretty out of it for a few days with a horrible cold and killer sore throat. I hate to be sick on the holidays.
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 12:08 PM
We had so many activities planned for Halloween. The Thursday before Halloween, Cooper picked out a pirate pattern for his pumpkin and I spent the next three and a half hours carving it for him while he kept trying to help and grab my sharp knives. He tried to help by cleaning out the pumpkin, but it grossed him out too much. For someone who likes to touch his own poo, the kid is meticulous about having his hands clean (poo excluded!).
We went to my work and trick-or-treated on Friday and then Saturday we did the Boo at the Zoo (us and 5,000 of our closest friends) and Brandon and I dressed up as Shaggy and Velma to accessorize Cooper. Later we went to the Philharmonster concert put on by the Boise Philharmonic. It was fun, but Cooper got scared from the scary music and we had to leave early. He was the only kid out of a 100 to freak out over the music, but I think it is a sign of his immense intelligence that he recognized it as scary music.
Cooper also got a Happy Meal in between all of our Saturday Halloween events and when I ask him later what the highlight of his day was, the Happy Meal was it. I guess we don’t really have to try that hard to entertain him.
Nana came up on Halloween and by then we were all too wore out to go trick-or-treating, so we handed out candy instead. Cooper dressed up as a dragon and roared at all the kids that came to visit. Then he would throw himself on the floor and cry when they left (he wanted them all to stay and play).
My hunka hunka boys
Velma and Scooby and the pretty fall colors
The Philharmonsters play room before the concert
And I just had to throw this in to see how much Cooper has grown from last year!
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 8:52 AM
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 8:48 PM
Cooper LOVED the train ride. We were a little nervous he would freak out, but he loved it.
Here he is signing 'More, More!!' as soon as it stopped.
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 8:44 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
We went to Miracle Hot Springs to see the alligators over Memorial Weekend. They really weren't very exciting. There is two in the picture if you can see them (kind of like Where's Waldo). I am not sure if Cooper saw them at all, but he loves to talk about the monkeys sitting in the tree and the alligator that came a long and.... (cue Cooper screeching SNAP! and snapping his arms as an alligator jaw.)
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 8:34 PM
Friday, June 4, 2010
Cooper got to go to Almo and he helped decorate graves. I use 'help' loosely unless by helping you mean stealing flowers, throwing rocks (sometimes off graves), and pile-driving Morgan's new puppy. If that is helpful, then yes, Cooper helped a ton:)
One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh no," I said, "Disneyland burned down."He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
And another of my favorites:
If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is, "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is, "Probably because of something you did."
P.S. Mommy, I love your stories. And you can scare me anytime and I will love it. And you can tell me anything and I will believe it (still!) because you are my beautiful, wonderful mama.
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 8:55 PM
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
On another note, I know what Cooper dreams of...monkeys. He kicked around the other morning and shouted out, "Monkeys!" in his sleep. I tell you the kid likes him some monkeys. And since you are wondering, how on earth did she hear that? That is because Cooper still sleeps with us and plans to until he is at least four. Or maybe we can time that move with the bottle elimination. ha ha.
Posted by Gina, Brandon, and Cooper at 7:19 PM