Thursday, November 10, 2011

6 Months Old

Cooper at 6 months

Cooper is 6 months old! I can't believe how big he is getting & SO fast! (I think I post this every month but it's SO true!) Cooper is trying very hard to sit on his own. I have a feeling he would sit much better if he wasn't so worried about watching Moose. :) Coop loves to sit & laugh at Moose while she plays with her chicken. It cracks me up. I've tried to catch it on video but I'm always too late.

For Cooper's special day Kyle & I sang Happy (Half) Birthday to him a few times. :) I wanted to give him a cupcake to celebrate but realized that to give him that ONE cupcake I'd have to make & consume 23 more. As much as I would love to have cupcakes around begging me to eat them-I decided not to make them. Sorry Coop! 

It looks like Coop is talking here but he's not.
Recently he just decided to keep his mouth
open a lot. I guess to see if anything yummy
will jump in.


Moose kept jumping up on the couch during our photo session.

I wasn't going to get Cooper anything for his half birthday but that quickly changed when we met up with our friend Erin & her kids Finn & Livy. We went to Carters & Target so I had to splurge a little. :) Cooper came home with some cute little doggie shoes & a fun stacking toy he can sit on his own with (& enjoy playing with later).

Coop wearing his cute little slippers &
enjoying his new toy.

I love watching Cooper watch Moose.

All in all I think Cooper enjoyed his day. :) He didn't realize that he'd be going to the doctor 2 days later for his shots. eek!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Eating Big Boy Food

well kinda. :) On Halloween night Kyle & I decided we were going to introduce Coop to some 'real' food. No no we didn't give him a fried chicken leg.....yet! haha jk We decided to start Coop off on some Carrots mushy baby food style. It was so fun to watch him try & figure out how to use his tongue & mouth to swallow the mush. He probably would've 'eaten' the whole container of food but we figured we'd start him off slow. He seemed to really enjoy it so since then we've given him some baby food each night as part of his dinner. He's only had carrots & peas so far. (We made sure he had to same food for a few days to make sure he didn't have any reactions) Tonight we may give him some fruit!

trying to figure out what this is all about.

Coop kept sticking his tongue out.
It was funny.

All done eating & covered in carrots!
He was so happy & cute!

I'm glad Poppa, Grandma, & Jenni were here to share this fun 'milestone' with us. Coop is surround by some pretty awesome family.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

There Was a Tiger In Town...

Enjoying our Marta ride a little too much!
On Sunday afternoon I took the Marta down to the air port to pick up my dear friend Jenni! (aka Tiger) I had a cupcake ready for her when she got to our place. That night Kyle grilled a yummy dinner for us & we just sat around chatting. Well some of us were chatting... :)

Jenni meeting Cooper.
(Moose is a blur because she was SO
excited to have Jenni here!)
Monday was chill. Jenni & I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Chickfila followed by some fun in World Market & WalMart. That night Marc & Pat came over for dinner. Kyle & I cooked breakfast for dinner. :) We all kept forgetting it was Halloween!

Tuesday we worked our booties off! Jenni, Coop, & I toured & hiked Stone Mountain. It was so fun to get a work out while spending time with Jenni & enjoying the outdoors. Cooper loved being in the back pack & seeing all the scenery. It's such a beautiful trail up to the top-especially with all the colorful leaves. Once at the top we were able to see all over Georgia! I am seriously proud of not only going up but also down the mountain. Coop & Jenni kept me going! :) 
On our way to the TOP!

It was a bit windy.

We did it Coop! We did it!!
planking it at 1,700 feet up!
Don't ask...

Coop was exhausted after the hike.

Jenni laying back & enjoying the view at the
bottom of the mntn.

Wednesday came too soon. It was the day that Jenni had to head back home to Vegas. We didn't do a lot-mainly just enjoyed our little bit of time left together by chatting & laughing. We did meet up with Kyle, Marc, & Pat at the Varsity for lunch. Then we headed to the Temple to enjoy it's beauty. Before we knew it-Jenni had to head to the air port. Sad day. 

Coop & Moose didn't want Tiger to go.

I am SO very glad that Jenni came to visit & meet Cooper. We loved having her here! She's such an amazing person & I've been so blessed to have her as a friend over the years. THANK YOU for all the goodtimes! 

Tiger & Lemon 4 Life!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cooper's 1st Halloween!

I'm sure Cooper will remember Halloween 2011 for forever! haha NOT! Oh well, at least Kyle & I will remember it & Coop can look back on the pics one day. :) I'm sure next year he'll get a  good candy stash that Kyle & I can sneak into. :)

The Tuesday before Halloween my friend Tarin hosted a baby group Halloween party. It was fun to get Coop dressed up & to go see all the cute little kids. I didn't get any pics of Coop that day. Bummer.

Saturday is when we celebrated Halloween. Our ward had a little carnival type party with a trunk or treat. I made cupcakes for the event & we dress Coop up in his little dragon costume (thanks grandma Pat!) & headed to the church. I loved having my lil dragon even if he wasn't so excited by the festivities. We had a good BBQ dinner & walked around to watch some of the other kids enjoy their treats. We headed home before the trunk or treat portion began. Coop wasn't having the best of times & I'm sure was quite overwhelmed.

Grandma Pat hooked Coop up with some fun
Halloween clothes. She MADE this shirt!

Our little family at the Trunk or Treat

I had the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" in my
head for a few days. :)

Hope yall had a Spooky Halloween!