Tuesday, July 29, 2014


One of my July goals was to blog at least 3 times.  I have 3 days left of July, so we'll see what I can come up with ;)

So here is a recap of summer since Cooper's birthday, Instagram style!

 Watching planes fly by out on the deck

 Reliving his dada's Tough Mudder run

 One of my absolute favorite shots from our family shoot in Destin in May.  Shout out to Jubilee Photography!

Baseball birthday party selfies

 Outlet malling- again ;)

 "I put them backwards, I put them backwards"  Gotta love this silly kid!

 Soaking up the sun at Gigi and Papa's

 We've had a nap refusing trend, so we've been crashing out on the family room floor most afternoons, watching Nemo, again.  I think you would be concerned if you knew the number of times I've seen this movie so far this year.

 "I mow da grass.  I mow da grass.  Coopa mow da grass"

 Splash pad

 Selfie out at Uncle Cory and Aunt Jenny's farm, hot tubbing :)

That's all for now!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cooper is TWO!

 Happy 2nd birthday to our sweet boy!  This is last night; we were cuddling before you went to bed.  You still love your mommy (& da da!) so very much.

Your big present was a train table!  You've been playing with it all day.  There's even a little hospital in the town and a nurse figurine, and you keep saying
"mommy wurk"
in your sweet little toddler voice.

You still don't like the TV that much, which is totally fine with us.
Except for Nemo.  Oh, Nemo.  I think we had it on FOUR times today!

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!"
"Mine, mine!"
"Bye, son"

You've memorized your favorite parts.  So adorable.

 Sorry to say, but I think your time with your "bo bos" is coming to an end.  Ha ha.  

You had a huge accomplishment today!  You did #2 on the potty like a big boy!  I will spare you the details, but basically, you said "poopy,"  we ran and got the potty, and you did it!  We haven't even been trying to potty train!  I think you were pretty proud of yourself :)

 It was in the 90s today, so we went to CEC tonight to let you ride the "neigh neighs" and run around for a bit.

We love you so much, sweetie.  It's amazing how much you've learned since last year!  You've been obsessed with your books, then "fishy ishy ishies," and  ever since we went to "Florrrriiii- da!" you have been talking SO much.  You copy everything we say, and you repeat it back to us in the sweetest little voice ever!  I wish I could just bottle you up :)  You started climbing out of your crib a few weeks ago, so your dad and I are talking about your big boy room.  I think you will be excited to sleep in a real bed!

Your hair is still the talk of the town, ha ha.  People stop us literally EVERYWHERE we go and comment about how much they love it.  We tell them it matches your wild outgoing personality ;)

We love you.  Happy birthday, son!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Dare I say it?  It's SPRING (although it did snow flurry yesterday afternoon; we'll just pretend that did not happen.)  The trees are blooming in the back yard, and soon enough it will be completely private again, once they fill in. 

My husband's parents just left; they were in town for about a week and a half.  We love them so much, and it was so sweet to see Cooper really bond with them during their time here.

We enjoyed the weather and even had an early Easter egg hunt.

Easter is this Sunday, so I cannot wait to spend the day with our family and watch Cooper share in the excitement!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas Recap- Family time

Luckily, this year I was off work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which made it extra special to celebrate.  My plans included my jammies, a lot of Christmas music and watching Christmas Vacation.  We decided we had the obligatory duty to take Cooper to "see Santa," or in other words, destroy Bass Pro in a matter of minutes and scream at the guy with the beard.  

 Cooper's new thing- "fish ishy ish ish"


The actual picture just went downhill from here :)

Andy took my little Coop up to Iowa the week before Christmas (I'm now on a weekend option night schedule, so I couldn't make it)

As soon as they got home, we took the celebration over to my grandma's new villa.  We loved making new memories in her new home.  She even bought Cooper a slide so he'd have something to keep him entertained :)   And yes, my child did wear the exact same Christmas outfit to all of our celebrations ;)

 Standing on some presents

Happy belated birthday to my hubby!
Whew, we haven't even made it to Christmas Day yet!

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