Saturday, August 30, 2008
I promised that I would try to keep my blog updated so Steven can see what's happening.
We were lucky enough to get to split our trip in half with stop in Boise. We grabbed a quick dinner with some of the Zellers who got into Boise about the same time as us.
We made it into Utah in time for Tim, Naki, Matt and Jackson to make it to the BYU football game. They went early, and from what I hear got the VIP treatment by Naki. Sounds like everyone had a blast, especially Jackson who go to score his first touchdown in the Cougar end-zone after the game. While the boys were at the game, us girls, (plus Gray and Coops) watched at home and had some pizza. Cooper was able to start taking in the Maile girls. He watched every move and tried to participate as much as possible.
We love you Steven!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Steven and I purchased this movie recently because Steven has been reading the book. We settled down yesterday evening to start the first DVD, after about 25 minutes of the movie there was a riot scene during which a man became fully exposed.
So. Unless you rent this edited or something...be very careful.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It wasn't my first rodeo, but it was Cooper's and technically the first one that Steven could stay for all the way through. Whose Wrangler butt is this?
It's Cooper's! We had such a great time going to the rodeo with family. By far the highlight was watching Steve watch the barrel racers. He's so allergic to horses that he hasn't ever made it that far during the rodeo. It was a sad moment this morning when he told me that Barrel Racing was the rodeo event he wanted to participate in. I reluctantly informed him that that particular event was just for girls. (He's still pouting)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Scoping out dessert...
Here is where they told him they were faking him out, and that he can come next year.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Mercer was his regular crazy self. My favorite quote of the day was,
"I really love the sea!"
Landon, teaching Dexter how to be brave. They were awesome.
Chinese fire drill.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Clearly, we were all a little hungry...
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
I am very aware that every parent thinks that their children are special, smart, and beautiful. I of course think that all these things apply to Cooper as well, but he's got a few extra things that I love.
Cooper has a peaceful spirit. The best memory I have of this comes from our time in the hospital with him. Many of the nurses and doctors remarked on how surprised they were that he was so happy and calm even though he hadn't eaten in nearly a week. He helped us smile our way through that awful experience.
Cooper loves people. At the hospital I loved that each nurse would come and stand by Cooper's bed and try to talk to us, but she was unsuccessful until she would acknowledge Cooper since he would talk over her until she talked to him. Everywhere we go Cooper smiles at anyone who will smile back. I'm so glad he got his Dad's people skills and not my anti-social tendencies.
Cooper is a fantastic sleeper.
Cooper reminds me of his Uncle Tyler. Very much. He has a big heart, but can be pretty reserved. I'm so glad that he has his Uncle to look up to.
We love our little baby, so much in fact, that we are expecting another one March 13th, 2009.